Kanye West

Kanye West’s political antics distract from real problems

Kanye West’s political antics distract from real problems

10/18/2018 By Zoe Stratos | Staff Columnist  On Thursday Oct. 11, President Trump invited popular rap artist Kanye West to the Oval Office to discuss important topics like sentencing reform. However, they talked about anything but the supposedly planned subjects. Surrounded by the press’ flashing cameras and microphones capturing every word, people from all over […]

SNL nails season premiere, but is drowned out by ‘Ye’

SNL nails season premiere, but is drowned out by ‘Ye’

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 10/04/18 As a general rule, Saturday Night Live’s season premieres are expected to be among its strongest episodes. With a fan-favorite host and a big-name musical guest, Sept. 29’s Season 44 premiere was no exception. However, its strengths were overshadowed by the on- and off-air antics of guest […]

The Game brings no game to new album

The Game brings no game to new album

By Jacob Guerra | The Duquesne Duke The Game is no stranger to featuring well-known artists in an effort to hype his work. This practice goes all the way back to his 2005 debut studio album, “The Documentary,” which featured 50 Cent, then one of the world’s biggest rappers, on three of the tracks in […]

Survival of the illest: Who holds hip-hop’s throne?

Survival of the illest: Who holds hip-hop’s throne?

By: Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor Listening to music is a very personal endeavor, that is why people get much more upset about music awards than movie and TV accolades. Music plays a role in our psyche, our emotions and our mood. Which is why we are having two different people give you their top five […]

Off the Record: Kanye West doesn’t need to apologize

By: Sam Fatula | A&E Editor Another year, another snub. Has it been simply coincidence that black artists seem to be suffering from the Grammy Awards’ biggest upsets, or have R&B and hip-hop awards become a limitation to future music supremacy? Last week’s 57th annual Grammy Awards sparked the latest trend of artists like Beyoncé […]

Off the Record: Resolutions, reflections and music retribution

By: Sam Fatula | A&E Editor In many ways, the state of 2014’s music scene can be observed as a build-up to something better; the mixtape before the full length release if you will. The only thing fans received from Kanye was another series of brash rants and a Kardashian wedding. Kendrick Lamar debuted a […]

Brendza’s beat: Blink 182, Kim + Kanye and Supergroups

By: Zach Brendza | Features Editor Get Ready for Action Possibly one of the best selftitled albums will be honored in a three show engagement. Blink 182 will play its Self-titled album, in a celebration of its 10th anniversary, at the Hollywood Paladium (two shows) and at L.A. radio station KROQ’s Red Bull Sound Stage […]

Brendza’s beat: Just say no, Kanye vs. Jay-Z, Game of Rós

By: Zach Brendza | Features Editor Just say no There always seems to be some “rock star” doing something stupid every week. Let’s welcome A$AP Rocky and Tyler Oleson to the program, shall we. Rocky was charged with assault after he allegedly assaulted a female fan during his set at the Made In America festival […]