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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...

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, ...

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...

“Zoo” shows up and shows out

“Zoo” shows up and shows out

Alexus Hurtado

October 3, 2018

The outspoken and confident Russ Vitale’s latest project “Zoo,” released last month, is absolutely his best to date. This is Vitale’s 12th album in total, adding to his large discography of over 300 songs. The self-made rapper, singer, writer and producer holds nothing back with “Zoo,...

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