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All the rage about “Luv is Rage 2”

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By Anastasia Cottone Staff Writer The recent release of the album Luv Is Rage 2 was long awaited and highly anticipated by Lil Uzi Vert fans everywhere. The song that sparked a fire in the rap community was “XO TOUR Llif3,” which was released on March 24th, 2017 – long before the rest of the…

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Drake resurfaces with hit album

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  Drake, popular rap and hip-hop artist, has come through for his fans in 2017. His last album Views, released in April of 2016, was highly anticipated and gave listeners new favorites such as “Too Good,” “Grammys” and “Controlla.” More Life, with 22 tracks, is taking over everyone’s speakers. Hits like “Passionfruit,” “Teenage Fever” and…

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Ed Sheeran glows in third installment

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Lian Bunny Photo Editor Ed Sheeran cruises through Croonersville while neatly avoiding Clichétown with his third studio album, Divide. The English singer-songwriter finds the perfect symbiotic balance of poppy, hip-hop beats and smooth, sentimental ballots. Tunes like “Shape of You” have catchy choruses to get up and dance to, while love songs like “Perfect” pluck…

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Syd returns with soulful tape

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Syd Bennett, formerly known as Syd tha Kid and mostly known from her work with Odd Future, has been in the music scene for quite some time, but it is doubtful that many had heard of her. Syd released her solo debut album early this year and her reactions were “encore.” This album, Fin, is…

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Khalid reflects in American Teen

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Every once in a few lukewarm pop albums, we’re gifted something fantastic — a record with dynamicity that yanks at past heartstrings with resonance. Nineteen-year-old singer Khalid does just that on American Teen, his light and beachy debut album. The piece brings warmth to a bitter winter’s day — and peace of mind in Khalid’s…

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Big Sean grows up in new album

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By Thomas Cottingham Features Editor   “You go through life and you make the right or wrong decisions, but one decision could alter your whole life or your whole journey,” said Detroit rapper Big Sean. “So the album has a story to it and it’s based off the decisions that I can say I made…

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