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“Zoo” shows up and shows out

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,…



Poet hosts event on the importance of words

On April 17, American River College hosted “Unite: Lyrics Matter” in the Hub. Aurellius the Saint, an artist from Washington Park, Illinois, hosted the event…



It’s “Damn.” depressing

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…


It’s “Damn.” good

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…



“The Shepherds’ Play” begins this Friday

“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…


Inside the ill mind of Hopsin

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…