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Little Mix’s “Black Magic” fails to cast a spell

If Little Mix’s new single “Black Magic” is any indication of how this album cycle is going to sound, then this Mixer is bracing herself for potential disappointment. The British girl group’s single arrived Thursday, as a follow up to their 2013 release, Salute. After cancelling their US tour last year to continue work on their […]

Halsey Debuts Promo Track, Album Art for Badlands

Electropop artist Halsey may be busy on the festival circuit right now, but she took a moment to give a peek at her upcoming album, Badlands, which releases this fall. Badlands, which will release through Capitol Records, will be the artist’s debut full-length, following her critically acclaimed EP, Room 93. The album art, which was revealed on her […]

“Get In Loser, We’re Going to Broadway”

On April 30, 2004, America’s favorite movie about a clique of high school plastics was released. Starring Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, and Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls tells the story of Cady Herron (Lohan), a 16-year old who has just moved back to the United States with her parents and is thrust into the stereotypical high school setting that is stricken with cliques, social standards, drama, and the Queen of it all, Regina George (McAdams). However, an article written by Nadia Aror, author for GRAZIA, has revealed that this screenplay, written by Tina Fey, could soon find itself center stage on Broadway.

REVIEW: twenty one pilots – Blurryface

“This is not rap, this is not hip hop, just another attempt to make the voices stop.” Twenty One Pilots is one of those bands that are hard to define, and their sophomore release, “Blurryface” is no different. After an incredible year with a sold out tour, an appearance on the MTV Movie Awards, followed […]

Why Kanye West is One of the Best Musical Artists of the Modern Era

There are some people who will have read this article title and completely disregard everything I am about to say. To those people, I can’t say anything except that they are too narrow-minded to see through the overdone and absurd tabloids that surround Mr. West. If they are too biased to hear and witness the […]

REVIEW: Aspire – Make Your Move EP

“Tell me who do I put trust in when nobody’s got faith in me?” Toronto pop punk newcomers Aspire released their second EP this week, titled Make Your Move. Following 2013’s We Stay Golden Forever, the Toronto rockers expertly combine electro-tinged pop punk with hip-hop in their sophomore EP release.

To Pimp A Butterfly: a Musical Landmark

With Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar’s last release good kid m.A.A.d. city being one of the best hip-hop records since the 90’s Golden Era, I admit that I was a bit nervous about the release of To Pimp a Butterfly. In all honesty, his hit single “i” that dropped in the fall last year did not impress me […]

What Meghan Trainor Brings as an Artist

As a 22 year-old male Metalhead, I do not often find myself listening to pop. My primary exposure to the genre lies in my commute when I flip on the radio. One of the artists that caught my attention over the past couple months was Meghan Trainor. “All About That Bass” evoked mixed emotions in […]

Racism, Rap and Why White America Does Not Want to Think About Them

Fox News is known to make thoughtless and harmful statements on contemporary American politics and culture, and this week it was Geraldo Rivera’s turn to spurn controversy over the popular news network. In an interview, he discussed his strong feelings against the hip-hop genre, claiming that it has “done more damage to black and brown people than […]

SONY ‘lending’ Spiderman to Marvel? Lease rights have been confirmed.

The moment I heard the words ‘Spiderman,’ ‘Sony,’ ‘MARVEL’ and ‘rights,’ my hopes were lifted for a slight moment. We all know Spiderman, it’s one of the best superhero-based comic book franchises out there. Originally a MARVEL comic, the rights belong to Sony. Word has been going around that Sony might sell the rights back […]

That Kanye West Moment You Missed at the Grammys

By now, everyone has voiced their opinions – relevant or not – on Kanye West’s opinion regarding Beck taking home Album of the Year at the Grammys on February 8. However, in the midst of that media frenzy, viewers may have missed an emotional connection regarding West’s performance of “Only One”.

Drake Disappoints in Surprise Release This Past Week

Drake is a polarizing figure in the hip-hop community. Some artists praise him for his ability to sing and rap in his songs, combining elements of R&B into what is typically rap music. On the other hand, many other hip-hop figures consider him repetitive and overrated because he tends to sing more than rap in […]

Keep an Eye on: Eye Candy

Once in a while, MTV releases a show that just beats all the others. This time around, that show is Eye Candy. It stars Victoria Justice and trust me when I say this, her Nickelodeon past has nothing to do with her career now. I’ve seen a lot of people say that they won’t watch […]

REVIEW: Fifth Harmony – Reflection

“I struggle to contain the love that’s in my veins and how it circulates.” Young and still finding their way, Fifth Harmony tackles representation, independence, and the importance of female friendship in their debut LP. Taking on selfies and self-love in a way that only a teenage girl can do, former X-Factor contestants Ally Brooke […]

The Black Key’s Turn Blue: Turning the Heads of Fans and Critics Alike

The Black Keys, a two-man rock group that hails from Akron, Ohio, have had quite a string of commercially successful and critically-acclaimed albums the past few years. The popular duo released Brothers in 2010 and El Camino the following year to high praise. These two albums, especially the former, also put the band on the […]

This Is All Yours: alt-J’s Greatest and Worst Album yet?

The music from 2014 doesn’t seem to make much sense for popular rock outfits of that year, with many groups deciding to make quieter, more introspective albums than ever. Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, The Black Keys Turn Blue, and alt-J’s sophomore album This Is All Yours all fit into this category. However, unlike The Black Keys, […]

Red Band Society is FOX’s Most Recent Tantrum Starter.

Even shows with large fan bases, great ratings and hashtags trending over Twitter are eventually crossed of from FOX’s production schedule. Around fall last year, FOX premiered what quickly became one of those shows that I grew to appreciate thanks to good writing, characters that aren’t perfect and humorous dialogues. Red Band Society, despite having […]

4 Reasons Why Maroon 5’s New Song is the Wedding Anthem of Our Generation

As you very well may know, Maroon 5 (aka one of the most amazing bands of all time) dropped a single from their new album, “V”, called “Sugar” and it’s 100% amazing. I am firm in my belief that this song and its video will go down in history as one of the best wedding […]

2014 Forest Hills Drive: Biggest Flop for J. Cole Thus Far

Let’s be honest: J. Cole is overrated. That is not to say that he is not a good artist or that he has no talent or message to deliver. In fact, I believe that J. Cole, whose full name is Jermaine Cole, is a very intellectually and socially conscious in comparison to many popular hip-hop […]

B4.DA.$$: A Remarkable Nineties Hip-Hop Comeback

Hip-hop has gone through many different phases, from the social-commentary focused sound of Grandmaster  Flash and the Furious Five, Public Enemy and Rage Against the Machine, to the beginnings of gangster rap in artists like N.W.A. and Coolio, 50 Cent and Lil’ Wayne. However, this barely even scratches the surface of the different types of […]