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“Tidal” takes over NYC for charity concert

Anthony Savino, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2015

Last Tuesday, about 10 miles from campus, Jay Z hosted the first Tidal X event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The concert was announced less than a month ago when Tidal officially reached one million subscribers. Proceeds from...

“808s & Heartbreak” Part II: Kanye West brings back album’s vibes with two new songs

Chyna Davis, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2015

Have you heard Kanye West’s two new songs this past week? This ‘lyrical genius’ released a remix to The Weeknd’s song, “Tell Your Friends,” from his new album “Beauty Behind the Madness,” according to the RTT ne...

The “BET Hip Hop Awards” turns up the heat

Anthony Savino, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2015

The industry’s greatest stars gathered in Atlanta, Ga. on Tuesday night for the 2015 “BET Hip Hop Awards.”  In the short time of two hours, the show was packed with a number of special performances, a few acceptance spee...

Fans fall in love with “Love Me”

Alyssa Ford, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2015

After a long summer of patiently awaiting the release of The 1975’s new music, the day has finally come. On Oct. 8, the British alternative rock band released their latest single, “Love Me.” The band has recently gone through ...

Sia is back and is feeling “Alive”

Precious Watts, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2015

Once again, Sia has graced us with her intrinsically alluring voice and did not disappoint. The song “Alive,” was actually intended and written for Adele. It tells Adele’s personal story of growing up. The two worked toge...

Does Sam Smith musically fit the part for 007?

Chyna Davis, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2015

There has been a lot of commentary on Sam Smith’s involvement in “SPECTRE,” the new James Bond movie. “SPECTRE” will be released Nov. 6, 2015 and Smith has already made an impact on his own fan base. For those of ...

Governors Ball Goes without a hitch

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer

September 9, 2015

In its fifth year running, New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival managed to bring out a whopping 45,000 fest-goers to Randall’s Island Park. 2015 saw tons of acts get added to the set down to the last second before the g...

Passion Pit announces third “Kindred” album title

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2015

After a lengthy tour for their 2012 release “Gossamer,” Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit announced in 2014 the release of a then-untitled third album. The upcoming release, now known as “Kindred,” features the signature...

Jhene Aiko releases alternative R&B single

Shantavia Thomas, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015

The little songbird we’ve grown to love has released a new single that just tickles our eardrums. Jhené Aiko describes in detail what she wants her lover to do to her body in the most intimate of ways, but of course, she ma...

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