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Pink’s new album blends catchy beats, soulful melodies

Alison Robles, Managing Editor

May 4, 2019

“Hurts 2B Human,” Pink’s 8th studio album, released worldwide on April 26.   The album released in the middle of the 39-year-old’s worldwide Beautiful Trauma tour, named after the 7th album released in 2017. Pink’s stage performances are a sight to behold alongside her powerhouse vocals...

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

Rosa Esposito, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Everyone has a favorite music genre, so sometimes it’s hard for people to accept new music that pushes boundaries by mixing genres. Most recently, fans of rap music and of country music have had a difficult time understanding just where Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” lies when it comes to its genre. On...

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

Rosa Esposito, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

Lil Nas X, a rapper, singer and songwriter hailing from Atlanta has rapidly risen to fame since the release of his unique and catchy “country-trap” single “Old Town Road.” Although “Old Town Road” was released in December, the song has experienced a recent rebirth in part to the “Yeehaw...

Hozier album charming, but lacks in innovation

Hozier album charming, but lacks in innovation

Natalie Jimenez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

In 2013, Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” blew up, and the singer became an international star. He followed up with a self-titled album that went platinum several times over and a tour. Ever since, fans have been begging the alternative/indie artist to drop new music. Hozier’s much anticipated second...

Jonas Brothers return with new song, fantastic video

Jonas Brothers return with new song, fantastic video

Alyssa Garcia, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

“I said we’re in to the year 2019! Not much has changed but the Jonas Brothers are back together!” If you read that to the tune of “Year 3000,” you most likely stayed up until midnight on Feb. 28 for the release of the Jonas Brothers’ comeback single, “Sucker.” The song was certainly...

New Solange album prioritizes sound over lyrics

New Solange album prioritizes sound over lyrics

Daniel Scochemaro, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

It has been three years since Solange released her third studio album, “A Seat at the Table.” The album was well received upon its 2016 release. Now, Solange is back with “When I Get Home,” which was released on March 1. “When I Get Home” has the essence of a soft-soul album. It also contains...

Drake rereleases ‘So Far Gone’ mixtape ten years later

Drake rereleases ‘So Far Gone’ mixtape ten years later

Daniel Scochemaro, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

The third mixtape in Drake’s discography, “So Far Gone,” was released on Feb. 13, 2009. Fast forward to 10 years later, Drake released the mixtape on all public streaming services for the first time on Feb. 15. On this momentous occasion, let us look back and reflect on “So Far Gone” - the...

Ariana Grande drops new, authentic fifth album

Rosa Esposito Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019

Ariana Grande’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, “Thank U, Next,” was released at midnight on Feb. 8. Grande did not enlist other artists to collaborate with her on any of the album’s songs, which further emphasizes her desire to portray her experiences from her point of view in a raw,...

Future continues hot streak with seventh solo album

Daniel Scochemaro Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

In the past two years, Future has been on a hot streak with five new projects under his belt – “Future,” “HNDRXX,” “Super Slimey,” “Beast Mode 2” and “Wrld on Drugs.” These projects have done well on the charts and proved Future’s worth in the music industry.The Atlanta native c...

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