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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Don’t doubt how good “Shadow of a Doubt” is

Hip hop artist Freddie Gibbs' third studio album, "Shadow of a Doubt" is a defiant synthesis of trap music and gangster rap which come together to weave a brilliant sonic tapestry. This album has...

Interviews with Kendrick Lamar and Musiq Soulchild

Kendrick Lamar Interview Poised to be the West Coast’s knight in shining armor, Kendrick Lamar delivered his first performance at UCR on Saturday night. This year could also mean another first for Lamar; the release...

Cage “Kill the Architect” Review

In the midst of mainstream releases from the likes of Drake and DJ Khaled comes a new project from the underground rapper and notorious troublemaker, Cage. No newcomer to the hip-hop scene, his most...

Rufus Wainwright “Bitter Tears” Album Review

American-Canadian singer and composer Rufus Wainwright has released his latest album, “Out of the Game.” Known for his slow, emotionally-driven tracks, “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” and “Poses,” Wainwright has continued to blur genres between...

Big K.R.I.T.’s Cadillactica takes you to another planet

Big K.R.I.T.’s come a long way from his days of being a 2011 XXL Freshman or the victim of Kendrick Lamar’s notorious “Control” verse. With his sophomore release “Cadillactica,” K.R.I.T. makes up for the...

Frank Turner “Tape Deck Heart” Review

Frank Turner is easily one of the most emotionally expressive songwriters in music right now. On Turner’s fifth solo album, “Tape Deck Heart,” his first since 2011’s “England Keep My Bones,” Turner pours out...

The Airborne Toxic Event “Such Hot Blood” Album Review

Widely known for their melancholy track “Sometime Around Midnight” on their first album, the Airborne Toxic Event has made a romantic comeback this spring with “Such Hot Blood.” It has been two years since...

Picasso or Escobar: The Chronicles of Kanye West

Recently, a few of the most devoted Church of Kanye worshippers at the Highlander gathered and discussed the career of the Lord and Savior himself, Kanye West. What emerged from that discussion was the...

No better tomorrow for Wu-Tang Clan

After seven years and a handful of disagreements and reconciliations, it seems we’re finally getting “A Better Tomorrow,” what is rumored to be the last Wu-Tang Clan album. Whether it’s arguments over the artistic...

A$AP Ferg strives, but doesn’t prosper

A$AP Ferg, East Coast rapper based out of Harlem and one of the founders of A$AP Mob, recently released “Always Strive And Prosper,” the long-awaited follow up to his debut album. Unfortunately, this album...