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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)

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

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...

The workshop in Raef Hall will talk about the intersection of hip-hop and sneaker culture. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Soles of Hip-Hop workshop explores fashion and music

Anthony Barnes March 14, 2019

Have you ever wondered why people stand in long lines for hours just for a chance to get the latest pair of shoes? Have you ever noticed the look of anguish on a student’s face when they realize that...

Photo Courtesy of Quality Control Music

Offset opens up in his debut album, “Father of 4”

Gabe Carlos March 2, 2019

After delaying his album release date several times over an alleged split from wife, Cardi B,  Atlanta rapper Offset finally dropped his debut solo album, “Father of 4,” on Feb. 22. After the...

Photo courtesy of Def Jam Recordings

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

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...

(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”...

Editor-in-Chief Cheyenne Drury reviews Kendrick Lamars new album, Damn. Kendrick Lamar released his fourth album “Damn.” on April 14, one week after the original release date.  (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez/ Photo Illustration by Cheyenne Drury)

It’s “Damn.” depressing

Cheyenne Drury May 3, 2017

Kendrick Lamar is depressed. A depressed musical genius. “Damn.” is a master mixtape at best. Unlike “Section.80, Good kid m.A.A.d city” and “To Pimp a Butterfly,” his new album is scattered...

ARCurrents Opinion Editor Jared Smith reviews Damn.
Kendrick Lamar’s new album “Damn.” features R&B singer Rihanna and the Irish rock band U2. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez/ Photo Illustration by Cheyenne Drury)

It’s “Damn.” good

Jared Smith May 3, 2017

In 2016, for “To Pimp A Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar almost tied the record for the most Grammy nominations in one night. With 11 nominations, Lamar only lost to Michael Jackson by one nomination. With...

Artist Unity Lewis shares the meaning behind his murals in the Kaneko Gallery at American River College on Oct. 1, 2016. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Students invited to participate in mural project

Lidiya Grib February 16, 2017

ARC students are invited to take part in a mural project hosted by Universal Engaging Inclusive Transformation Education (UNITE), the Community and Diversity Center at American River College. The project,...

The Shepherd’s Play is taking on a modern musical adaptation of the medieval mystery play, from Nov. 18 - Dec. 4. (Photo by Lidiya Grib)

“The Shepherds’ Play” begins this Friday

Lidiya Grib November 15, 2016

“The Shepherds’ Play” brings the ancient medieval world to life through humor, music and dancing to American River College this Friday. The play is based on a classic and famous Medieval mystery...

Dr. Christopher Emdin speaking about Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and Hip-Hop fusion in the community rooms, Thursday, Oct. 20. Many students showed up to listen to Dr. Emdin relate learning to Hip-Hop culture.

Author uses hip-hop to engage learning

Solange Echeverria October 25, 2016

UNITE hosted Dr. Chris Emdin, bestselling author and public speaker who uses the art of hip-hop to keep students, especially students of color, engaged in science on Thursday. The community room at...

Hopsin performs on stage for his tour “SavageVille,” at Ace of Spades in downtown Sacramento 1417 R St, on Sat. Oct. 8. The rapper demonstrated his spontaneity when he jumped off of the stage, and with the support of his fans, stood up and continued to rap. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Inside the ill mind of Hopsin

Cheyenne Drury and Luis Gael October 13, 2016

By Luis Gael Jimenez & Cheyenne Drury When you look into the eyes of rapper Hopsin, it's hard to look away. The artist has a certain je ne sais quoi quality about him. That, and a pair of shock-white...

Fans sing along with Hopsin at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California on Oct. 8. (Photo by Cheyenne Drury)

Photo Gallery: Hopsin “SavageVille” Tour

Cheyenne Drury and Luis Gael October 13, 2016

By Luis Gael Jimenez and Cheyenne Drury

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