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Summer Music: Best songs of the summer

John Bricker and Christian Trujano

August 27, 2018

BROCKHAMPTON – "1998 TRUMAN" The Los Angeles based rap group’s single from their upcoming album, “The Best Years Of Our Lives,” is an abrasive, off-the-wall testament to the collective’s raw and diverse talent. The verses on this track range from confident and witty to stone cold paranoia, matching the beat’s melting pot of sampled voc...

Summer Music: Jazz prodigy Joey Alexander’s “Eclipse” is a nostalgic triumph

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John Bricker, Staff Reporter

August 14, 2018

Joey Alexander’s “Eclipse,” released on May 4, is a nostalgic, beautiful jazz album with dynamic original compositions and reimagined classics in spades. On his third studio album, Alexander, a 15-year-old Grammy-nominated pianist, collaborates with drummer Eric Harland, bassist Reuben Rogers...

Summer Music: Chance the Rapper’s new tracks pack a nostalgic punch

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Christian Trujano, Editor in Cheif

August 9, 2018

Chance the Rapper unexpectedly released four new sample heavy summer bangers on July 18, reminding the world of his talent for portraying impactful messages over odd beats. Chicago based rapper, singer and songwriter Chancellor Jonathan Bennett is back in the music scene with his singles; “I mig...

Summer Music: Denzel Curry releases inconsistent opus

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John Bricker, Staff Reporter

August 4, 2018

Denzel Curry’s dark rap epic “TA13OO,” released on July 27, falls short of its own conceptual ambition while still offering plenty of intense, diverse material. The Miami rapper broke out in 2015 with his meme-fueling single “Ultimate,” which showcased his trademark, hard-hitting lyricism a...

Summer Music: 88rising disappoints with group album


John Bricker, Staff Reporter

July 28, 2018

88rising’s debut album, “Head In The Clouds,” released on July 20, is an inconsistent display of the group’s talent with equal helpings of great moments and generic tracks. 88rising, a record label primarily representing Asian hip-hop artists, has built a reputation and fanbase over the pas...

Summer Music: Rock legends reunite with fiery ‘Beatles’ cover

Christian Trujano, Editor in Chief

July 26, 2018

The Beatles’ classic hit, “Helter Skelter,” got a musical makeover by shock-rock legends Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, both embracing their trademark sounds. In the midst of Zombie’s tour with Manson, “Twins of Evil: The Second Coming,” Zombie introduced the idea to cover this song, p...

Summer Music: New Jersey band delivers 2000s throwback


John Bricker, Staff Reporter

July 22, 2018

New Jersey rock band Save Face released their full length debut, “Merci,” on July 13, delivering a solid throwback to the emo alternative-rock and pop-punk of the 2000s. The band’s performances are punchy and polished across the album. On tracks like lead single, “Bad,” their combination of...

Summer Music: New jazz epic disappoints with repetition


Christian Trujano, Editor-In-Chief

July 18, 2018

Kamasi Washington debuted his second full length album on June 22, “Heaven and Earth,” a two disk spiritual jazz epic that drowns its potential in a huge tracklist. Los Angeles native Kamasi Washington is a tenor saxophone virtuoso and jazz composer who broke out with his contribution to Kend...

Summer Music: Despite controversy, BROCKHAMPTON drops fire track


John Bricker, Staff Reporter

July 15, 2018

BROCKHAMPTON’s latest single, “1999 WILDFIRE,” released on July 7, proves that they can continue creating beautiful music despite recent controversy. Dubbing themselves “The World’s Greatest Boyband,” hip-hop ensemble BROCKHAMPTON broke out with their “SATURATION” series, three studi...

Summer music: Death Grips revives industrial music


Christian Trujano, Editor in Chief

July 8, 2018

Experimental hip hop trio Death Grips released their sixth album “Year of the Snitch” on June 22, solidifying themselves in the industrial scene and leaving them once again at the point of sabotaging their career... In a good way. Averaging one album every year since their formation in 2010, Sa...