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“Ordinary Man” is anything but ordinary

Heavy metal and hard rock legend, Ozzy Osbourne released his latest album, “Ordinary Man” on Feb. 21, 2020. The album features eleven new songs as Osbourne says goodbye to his fans with songs that reflect back on his life, and says thank you for all the love support over the years. (Courtesy of  Epic Records)

Brandon Zamora

February 25, 2020

In what will likely be the last album he’ll ever release in his lifetime, Ozzy Osbourne is back once again to release his newest album “Ordinary Man.” Will the self-proclaimed “Prince of Darkness” farewell album go out with a bang or a whimper? It has been 10 years since the 71-year-old h...

Mac Miller releases last album “Circles” from beyond the grave

Mac Miller posthumously released his final album 'Circles' on Jan. 17, 2020, which gives further insight into his rehabilitation process from drug addiction. (Photo courtesy of Warner Records Productions)

Dylan Lillie

February 25, 2020

On Jan. 17, Grammy nominated hip-hop artist Mac Miller posthumously released his sixth and final album “Circles,” a sequel to his previous album “Swimming.” Miller named his albums this way in reference to the common expression “swimming in circles,” and both are supposed to portray how the...

Review: Twice gets ‘Fancy’ for world tour

(Photo courtesy of JYP Entertainment)

Hannah Yates

May 16, 2019

Lately Korean pop idols are all over American media; from the ridiculously successful award-winning BTS, to Blackpink’s guest appearances on talk shows and collaboration with chart-topper Dua Lipa, the American mainstream has become much more familiar with the stars of the K-pop idol world. In...

Eilish creeps to No. 1 on Billboard 200

(Photo courtesy of Darkroom and Interscope Records.)

Ariel Caspar

May 5, 2019

After releasing her debut studio album on March 29, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” 17-year-old Billie Eilish earned her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Within the first week of the album’s release, Eilish compiled 313,000 units, according to Billboard, and she raked in ...

Has Khalid found his ‘Free Spirit’?

The artwork for the physical copies of Khalid’s album releases. (Photo by Makenna Roy)

Makenna Roy

April 29, 2019

Khalid released his much anticipated sophomore album, “Free Spirit” on April 5, a little over two years after the release of his debut “American Teen” and a few months after the release of his “Suncity” EP in October, which peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. Khalid’s second...

Ariana Grande says ‘Thank U, Next’ to “Sweetener”

Alexis Warren

February 25, 2019

Fans speculated about whether Ariana Grande’s new album, “Thank U, Next,” will live up to “Sweetener”’s excellence, and with such a short time to cook up 12 magnificent songs, Grande has exceeded expectations. Earlier this month, Grande released her fifth studio album titled “Thank U, ...

Anderson .Paak brings it home with Oxnard

Photo courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment.

Felix Oliveros

December 4, 2018

It was just three years ago when Anderson .Paak made his unique voice and soulful presence felt in the rap game after being featured four times on Dr. Dre’s album “Compton”. After his status skyrocketed, the world was exposed to more appearances and all the talents .Paak brings to the table, incl...

Don’t change the station from Vince Staples’ “FM!”

Photo courtesy of Def Jam Recordings

Felix Oliveros

November 15, 2018

Since the release of his last album “Big Fish Theory,” it’s been a quiet year and some changes for Vince Staples. But after keeping his voice scarce, and appearances few, the north Long Beach rapper announced via his Instagram on Oct. 29 that he would be releasing a new project. “Big Fish T...

Cardi B releases 13 track debut album, Invasion of Privacy

Photo Courtesy of Atlantic Records

Alexis Warren

April 30, 2018

After a much anticipated wait, “Bodak Yellow” star Cardi B, released her first studio album: “Invasion of Privacy” on April 6. At this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, Cardi B took home two awards, Best New Hip-Hop Artist and Best New Artist. At the end of her acceptance speech, the rap star...

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