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J. Cole released his fourth career mixtape, “Might Delete Later,” on April 5. (Photo courtesy of Interscope Records)

J. Cole’s “Might Delete Later” meets expectations

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor May 6, 2024

On April 5, J. Cole shocked rap fans across the world with his surprise release of “Might Delete Later,” his fourth career mixtape and first music release since 2021.  Cole doesn’t drop music...

Sufjan Stevens broaches many momentous themes with his new album “Javelin.” (Photo courtesy of Asthmatic Kitty Records)

Sufjan Stevens’ latest album is a tremendous one for the emotionally distraught

Shy Bell, A&C Editor November 21, 2023

I’m cold, it’s really early in the morning (what most would call late at night). My heart hurts, for many reasons and I am trying to keep a level head. Let me write this: Sufjan Stevens released...

Drake released “For All The Dogs” on Oct. 6, featuring 23 songs. (Photo courtesy of OVO Sound and Republic Records)

Drake’s “For All The Dogs” doesn’t quite meet fans’ expectations

Joseph Bianchini, Opinion Editor October 17, 2023

Drake released his newest album, “For All The Dogs,” on Oct. 6. The album is good, but was also one of Drake’s worst albums he’s released yet and does not come close to the expectations set for...

BTS member Min Yoon-gi releases his debut album called “D-Day.” It was released on April 21 and features J-hope, Woosung, Ryuichi Sakamoto and IU. (Photo courtesy of Hybe Entertainment)

Review: BTS member Min Yoon-gi releases first solo album “D-Day”

Katie Vance, Staff Writer April 30, 2023

BTS member Min Yoon-gi, also known as Suga or Agust D, released his debut album “D-Day” on April 21, with 10 songs.  It is nice to see him release his own music, but he will always be better with...

Morgan Wallen released his new album “One Thing At A Time” on March 3. It  features 36 songs. (Photo courtesy of Big Loud Records)

Review: Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing At A Time” seems to be a hit, but doesn’t compare to his last album “Dangerous”

Kaitlyn Riley, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

Morgan Wallen released his new album “One Thing At A Time” on March 3; it features 36 songs and many other country artists. There are many memorable songs on the album, but they don’t compare to...

Rapper Kid Cudi’s newest release, “Entergalactic,” is available on all music platforms. (Photo courtesy of Wicked Awesome and Republic Records)

Review: Kid Cudi returns to his roots with mellow energy album, “Entergalatic”

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Grammy award-winning rapper and producer Kid Cudi released his newest album, “Entergalatic,” on Sept. 30 to all music platforms to support his own animated series named after his album. The album...

“Donda’s” cover art is a black screen for which Kanye West has yet to explain the meaning. (Photo courtesy of Def Jam Records)

Review: “Donda” is a rap album with a spin on the foundation of gospel music

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Kanye West is one of the most well-known artists in the world and is also considered to be one of the best producers to ever step foot in the rap game.  West has produced for people such as Jay-Z,...

Drakes album,“Certified Lover Boy, features cover art depicting 12 emojis of pregnant women implying that Drake is indeed a “Certified Lover Boy”. (Photo courtesy of OVO and Republic records)

Review: ”Certified Lover Boy” is another masterpiece to add to Drake’s amazing discography

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake is an artist who is popular worldwide. He is known for his catchy “in your feelings” type of music and is a veteran in the music industry with a career that spans...

thank u, next album cover art (Photo courtesy of Republic Records)

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...

(Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

‘Black Panther’ shines, expresses black excellence

Gabe Carlos February 22, 2018

Marvel’s “Black Panther” franchise has it’s very first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and thankfully, it is one for the ages. The film has a predominately black cast with Chadwick Boseman...

(Photo courtesy of Capitol Records)

Debut Album Review: Migos- “Culture II”

Gabe Carlos February 3, 2018

Well, it took a year for hot hip-hop trio Migos to release its third studio album, “Culture II,” since last year when the group debuted “Culture.” The long, but short-awaited “Culture II”...

John Vesely, better known as Secondhand Serenade, sits down with ARCurrent.coms Mark Lewis.

Secondhand Serenade’s John Vesely dishes about his fans, touring with Boyce Avenue and his upcoming album

Mark Lewis and Mark Lewis April 11, 2012

Prior to a March 19 tour stop at Sacramento’s Ace of Spades club, The Current’s Mark Lewis was given the chance to sit down opposite John Vesely who you may know better as the one man band Secondhand...

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