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Jhene Aiko takes us on a “Trip” through her life

Jhene Aiko takes us on a “Trip” through her life

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

With a large amount of artists producing music consistently it’s hard for an artist to stay relevant without consistently being in the public eye. It’s normal for newer artist to keep releasing music regularly in order to ride their wave until it dies. Though some artists have a persona and an au...

Inside Gaga: Five Foot Two

Inside Gaga: Five Foot Two

Elliot James, Lead Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

In a new documentary, the life of musician Lady Gaga is revealed in a remarkably candid light like never before seen of a mega pop star. “Gaga: Five Foot Two” made its debut on Netflix Sept. 22. The documentary by visual artist Chris Moukarbel follows the pop star while making her fifth studio alb...

ASAP Ferg is ‘Still Striving’ to be the best in the game

ASAP Ferg is ‘Still Striving’ to be the best in the game

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Time and time again, we see exciting artists that reach stardom through a famous counterpart or a song that is remixed with famous artists and then flop. It is rare that these songs catapult artists and keep them there. It takes true talent for any artist to remain relevant. A$AP Ferg, Darold D. Ferguson, blew up when ...

Too bad to be true: How “Handbook for Mortals” fell from the NY Times Bestseller list

Too bad to be true: How “Handbook for Mortals” fell from the NY Times Bestseller list

Marianna Bacallao, Photo Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas had topped the New York Times Young Adult Bestseller list for six consecutive months, until an unknown author’s debut novel bumped Thomas down to number two. The only problem? No one had even heard of “Handbook for Mortals,” a supernatural romance about a ...

If you don’t watch “Insecure” baby, what are you doing?

If you don’t watch “Insecure” baby, what are you doing?

Thais Ackerman, Staff Writer

September 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Issa Rae's hilariously smart comedy series, “Insecure,” just finished its second season strong with a gripping finale. HBO brought us this highly personal, relatable comedy for the first time with season one last fall. The show is developed from Rae's web series, “The Misadventures of Awkwa...

Georgia Brass Band brings big sound with sophisticated style

Georgia Brass Band brings big sound with sophisticated style

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Cornets were ringing with whimsical repetitious phrases, filling the Mercer concert hall with excitement and jubilation. The Atlanta-based brass band was full, bolstering a sound that you can feel in your bones. Director Joe Johnson was precise and detailed with every moment of his conducting. ...

Emmy’s Not So White

Emmy’s Not So White

Melissa Henriques, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The 69th Emmy Awards embraced diversity through a series of wins for people of color. The Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 and aired on Sept. 17, 2017. Donald Glover received two awards for his FX series, Atlanta. The actor, musi...

Daniel Caesar created a storm with his new album: Freudian

Daniel Caesar created a storm with his new album: Freudian

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

September 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

In his debut album, Daniel Caesar provided music that was highly impressive. His single “Get Out” received acclaim and created stir around this well overdue album. It was refreshing to see an independent star get signed and rise to stardom. Caesar is a Canadian artist who acquired fame through releasing ...

Film Review: Hitman’s Bodyguard

Film Review: Hitman’s Bodyguard

Connor Cable, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are two of the biggest stars of today, but they happen to be sharing the screen in their recent venture. One would think this film has to be a bust, correct? A no name action-comedy with two bankable stars that seemingly have no chemistry? Well if one thought all of that...

Caesar fights to win more than just a war in “War For The Planet of the Apes”

Caesar fights to win more than just a war in “War For The Planet of the Apes”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Since the release of the first film within this trilogy, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, I’ve been interested in how this series would progress. This resurrected film series had a lot of high expectations to meet. The final film in this trilogy did not fail to impress. The use of modern animation,...

Tyler The Creator-Flower Boy: A look into who he has blossomed to be

Tyler The Creator-Flower Boy: A look into who he has blossomed to be

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

August 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Tyler the Creator is easily one of the most interesting rappers in the hip hop arena. His most recent release, “Flower Boy”, added another layer to his persona. Tyler Gregory Okonma, also known as Tyler the Creator, poured himself into this album.

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Logic addresses social issues that pertain to “Everybody”

Logic addresses social issues that pertain to “Everybody”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

August 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Logic is an artist that came on the scene with his untouchable ability to freestyle. Logic isn’t just a viral, freestyling and record label backed artist. Logic is a rapper and his latest album, “Everybody,” has gained my respect and my support.

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