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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...

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...

“Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale” by Tyler, The Creator, released on March 31. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Records)

Tyler, The Creator picks up where he left off in “Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale”

Matthew Soderlund, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Tyler, The Creator adds to his 2021 Grammy winning album “Call Me If You Get Lost,” with “Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale,” which features eight brand new tracks packed with noteworthy...

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...

 DJ Remme a DJ who works a lot of Los Rios Community College District events shown here working American River College’s New Student Orientation on Aug.11 2018 (Photo courtesy of DJ Remme)

DJ Remme brings excellent music, flash and flair

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor November 13, 2021

Music is a form of art that gets people to attend events, and for music to be played, there has to be a conductor, and in today’s world, those people are sometimes known as DJs. DJs bring energy,...

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...

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