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Playlist of the Week March 24 – March 31

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
March 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Genius.com 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
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

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...

Playlist of the Week Feb 17 – Feb 23

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter
February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

  Sampha — “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” (Wikipedia.org) 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...

Playlist of the Week Feb 10 – Feb 16

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: complex.com Kehlani - Piece of Mind Kehlani released her long awaited debut album SweetSexySavage after a long career buildup that started in 2011 when her cover band Poplyfe took home fourth place on America’s Got Talent. Did I mention that she was only 15 when she was on America’s Got Talent...

Playlist of the Week Feb 3 – Feb 9

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
February 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: swetshopboys.bandcamp.com Swet Shop Boys - T5 Former Das Racist member Heems and actor Riz MC (recently appearing in Rogue One) have teamed up to form Swet Shop Boys, releasing their debut album Cashmere in 2016. An enjoyable listen throughout, Swet Shop Boys balance entertainment an...

Playlist of the Week Jan 27 – Feb 2

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
January 27
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: pitchfork.com Foxygen - “Follow the Leader” This past week Foxygen put out “Hang”—an ambitious return to stability from a band known for its turbulence. Employing a whole 40-piece orchestra to execute frontmen Sam France and Jonathan Rado’s vision, “Hang” takes on a drastically larger sound ...

Playlist of the Week: Jan 20-26

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
January 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: koolad.bandcamp.com “THE NATURAL”-Kool AD Kool AD hasn’t been sitting on his hands since the breakup of Das Racist in 2012. In 2016 the Bay Area rapper released 10 albums on his bandcamp with a gargantuan total output of 282 songs. The releases in 2016 explicitly explored different subgenr...

Playlist of the Week: Dec. 9-15

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
December 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: stonesthrow.com “Best One”-NxWorries NxWorries is a duo consisting of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, and the pair recently released the latest in the history of great collaborative albums on Stones Throw Records. Anderson .Paak arrived on the hip-hop scene in full force this year, del...

Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Staff Reporter
December 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: awakenmylove.com “Redbone”-Childish Gambino Childish Gambino has done a lot of reinventing himself in the past three years. When “Because the Internet” came out in 2013, Donald Glover was still splitting his time between “Community” and his relatively new music career. Since the...

Playlist of the Week

Connor Swingle, Contributing Reporter
November 11
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Source: discogs.com Gorillaz - “November Has Come” With hints of a new Gorillaz album dropping almost weekly, I recently revisited their fantastic album “Demon Days.” MF Doom takes charge on the track “November Has Come” while Murdoc Niccals sings backup, asking us, “Where did it go?......

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