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Playlist of the Week Apr 28 – May 5

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 28, 2017 “Bambi” - Jidenna Released in February this year, “Bambi” is a combination of sick beat, smooth vibe and clever lyrics. With a motown, almost Doo-wop-y, feel, Jidenna raps and sings over a combination of beats and instrumentals. As the promotional single for his first album, “Bambi”...

Playlist of the week Apr 21- 27

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2017 “DAMN.” by Kendrick Lamar Dropping at midnight last Friday, “Kung Fu Kenny” delivered big time with an electrifying album that brings the elements of his previous albums full circle into one cohesive project. Headed by “HUMBLE.” the album was expected to be heavier on raps than La...

Playlist of the Week April 14 – 20

Connor Swingle, Staff reporter

April 14, 2017

Source: Princess Nokia - “Tomboy” Princess Nokia is a Bronx native who may be one of the most versatile rapper, musician and artist in the game right now. On “1992”, she masterfully switches between incredibly combative and remarkably laid back deliveries, while many rap...

Playlist of the Week Apr 7 – 13

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017

Courtesy of “HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar A week after releasing the hottest diss track of 2017, Kendrick Lamar is pouring even more gasoline all over the fire of hype surrounding his forthcoming LP. “HUMBLE.” features barebones drums, booming bass and a minimal piano melody with Kendrick...

Playlist of the Week March 31 – April 6

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017

Source - Chuck Berry - “Maybellene” Chuck Berry, the undisputable father of rock and roll, passed away from natural causes at 90 last week. His music was characterised by his vamped country rhythms blended with bluesy licks topped with a pioneering guitar showmanship. R...

Playlist of the Week March 24 – March 31

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017 Drake—“More Life” Released unexpectedly this past Saturday, “More Life” is a collection of 22 songs that Drake labels a “playlist,” rather than an album. The jury is still out on if this is a marketing scheme, or a creative side to Drake that’s never been seen before. Regard...

Playlist of the Week Mar 3 – Mar 9

Chrismaly Vidal, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017

In Celebration of Dominican Independence Day (Feb. 27th) La Carretera - Prince Royce “La Carretera” is the fourth song from the Dominican-American's fifth album “Five.” Although his newest album dropped just this past week, he actually released “La Carretera” as the first single May of 2016. This thre...

“Future” just more of the same

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017

Without much pomp and circumstance, the Atlanta rap star known as Future has released two full-length albums in the span of one week. The first, announced on Instagram only three days before it was released, is the self- titled “FUTURE.” The 62-minute LP jumps through 17 different tracks while manag...

Playlist of the Week Feb 24 – Mar 2

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2017

“We Exist” – Arcade Fire Last Monday, Arcade Fire announced their 2017 European tour starting mid-June to support their new album due later this year. The Montreal-based indie staple is preparing to release their fifth LP after a busy four years of touring and recording. After reinventing th...

Playlist of the Week Feb 17 – Feb 23

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017

  Sampha — “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” ( The debut album of British artist Sampha “Process”  lives up to its widespread acclaim. With mystical instrumental portions that melt beautifully into electronically produced beats, the album plays out like a dre...

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