Fall is the perfect time for artists to release their news songs and albums before the end of the year hits, when all anyone listens to is Christmas music. While many hits at the moment were released in previous months, there are still songs released this month that definitely made an impact on the […]

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If only we could all have the confidence and swagger of the world’s greatest hip-hop artists. Borrow these boasts to get excited about the new school year and to practice overhyping what you did this summer. 7. “The World is Yours” by Nas: “Whose world is this? / The world is yours, the world is […]

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Time magazine released its yearly “100 Most Influential People” list Thursday. These annual lists always felt pretty “Mean Girls”-esque to me, but I read the list this year with a new perspective. I thought about what an honor it would be to be labeled influential by a publication as prestigious as Time. Then, I took […]

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It is the year of the presidential election and abortion is a hot topics polarizing our country into “Pro-Choice” and “Pro-Life” categories. It is highly debated, highly publicized and argued in almost every political debate. Planned Parenthood, a lead provider of not only abortions but also women’s reproductive services, is being defunded and abortion clinics in […]

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It’s that time of the year again. The ultimate feast for all the basketball fans is here. The 2015 NBA All-Star weekend came to its conclusion Sunday. Various events were held on separate nights in Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden in New York, where the courts are filled with the richness of basketball history. […]

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By Lucas Williams, Staff Writer @lucaswhatevs America’s biggest booty advocate has returned with a controversial lyric video. Nicki Minaj’s animated video for her song “Only” featuring (in order of relevance) Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown has warranted a statement from the Anti-Defamation League condemning its use of Nazi-alluding imagery. The Anti-Defamation League is a […]

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By Brandon Lewis, Staff Writer @Brandon_S_Lewis Twitter’s been on a roll as of late. Last week, “the SMS of the Internet” went public and witnessed its shares rise 73 percent above the offering price on its first day in the stock market. It was a pretty amazing accomplishment, considering Facebook flopped during its public debut […]

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By Ross Hsu, Staff Writer The style that made Mathangi “M.I.A.” Arulpragasam famous is all but decimated on her new release: “Matangi.” Her songs used to be direct and simple, not on a stylistic level, but emotionally. The songs were easy to engage and enjoy, requiring little to no deciphering or decoding. But “Matangi” is […]

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By Brandon Kesselly, Staff Writer Over the last few decades, the genre of hip hop has slowly been evolving. With each year, each new artist that has risen to ‘mainstream’ status has brought something new to the table (for better or for worse). Certain artists constantly push the boundaries either lyrically, sonically or both. Others […]

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By Kate Ebeling, Staff Writer @kebbietot As Nicki Minaj so gracefully put it on Monster, “You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer.” And to put it bluntly, that’s what Minaj has done since her guest spot on Ye’s track: claimed her place as queen in the hip-hop world with songs like “Your […]

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