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21 Savage, Offset team with Metro Boomin’

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The dry-spoken, braggadocio rapper 21 Savage and hard-hitting Migos member, Offset, teamed up with premium trap producer Metro Boomin to deliver one of the rawest albums yet, “Without Warning.” The Atlanta trio worked on this album to bring back the simplicity of a good trap project: grand production with dark, clever bars. Without Warning, as…

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SBU hip-hop show did not disappoint

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On Oct. 24, St. Bonaventure University’s hip-hop team performed its sold-out fall show, Clue: Murder at Boddy’s Mansion. After debating whether or not to do a Nightmare Before Christmas show, the captains ultimately decided on Clue after deciding Nightmare’s music would not work well. The synopsis of the follows the murder of Mrs. Boddy at…

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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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Cardi B tops music charts

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Hip hop fans might have been caught off guard with Cardi B’s new hit song “Bodak Yellow,” but Cardi’s rap career has been increasingly successful within the past year. She boasts her independence, wealth and confidence. In a brief interview with MTV, Cardi B explains she stays humble, but felt like she deserved a chance…

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Is the future of rap in jeopardy?

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The year of 2016 in the world of rap music has seen an influx of new artists that bring a very unique and unconventional twist on the genre of hip hop. Some of these artists include names like Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Desiigner, 21 Savage and Kodak Black. When it comes to rappers like…

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Can’t stop the hip hop

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By Tierney McGilvray Contributing Writer It’s just the third week of the semester and the SBU Hip Hop team is already choreographing and planning its upcoming Halloween show. Both coach Peter Bertoldo and choreographer Brooke Astley said they’re very excited for the academic year ahead. After an emotional ending to last year’s spring show, Bring…

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Hop into Wonderland

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Bonaventure’s hip-hop team will host its annual hip-hop show in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, with an “Alice in Wonderland” theme.  Just like the White Rabbit, the dancers are in a race for time to hit the stage on April 28-29. Freshman sociology major and hip-hop team member Brooke Astley said the…

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Zombies to infest Bona’s

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By Andrea Fernandes Features Assignment Editor Werewolves,  zombies and walking skeletons will soon make a rare appearance on campus. The hip-hop team is holding its annual Halloween performance in the Rigas Family Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Oct. 28 and 29. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Hip-Hop…

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Hip Hop team brings ‘Mean Girls’ to Bonaventure

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By Andrea Fernandes Staff Writer        “Mean girls” from North Shore High hopped over to Bonaventure this week.     Laughter and skillful dancing filled the  Rigas Family Theater in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Tuesday and Wednesday as the St. Bonaventure Hip Hop Team presented “Bona’s is Full of Mean Girls,”…

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On Wednesdays, we wear pink

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By Andrea Fernandes Contributing Writer After hours of practice, a few minor injuries and a lot of hard work, the St. Bonaventure Hip Hop team is just about ready for their upcoming show. Maybe you’ve seen one of the many flyers posted around campus. For those who have not, the show is based on the…

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A Hip-Hop happily ever after

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By Emily Sullivan Associate Editor Impossible things may be happening every day, but topping this year’s SBU Hip-Hop show will be impossible…without a little magic! This semester, the SBU Hip-Hop team presented the familiar tale of “Cinderella,” but with a spunky and dance-filled twist this past Tuesday and Wednesday. The show starred sophomore history major…

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Mackelmore offers welcome return to meaningful rap

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By Sean O’Brien Contributing Writer I’d like to take a moment to salute Ben Haggerty, or as he’s better known, Macklemore. His art and personal history spreads awareness of socially relevant issues. His debut album, “The Heist,” covers everything from the ridiculousness and dangers of brand conformity to the touchy subject of gay marriage (he…

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Making a change

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By Jillian Hammell Staff Writer   Lights shined and music blasted as the SBU Hip Hop team took the stage in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Monday. The team held its first event of the season, “St. Bonaventure Hip Hop Team Presents: Make a Change,” to raise money to benefit a couple’s…

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Dancing through the wonderful land of Oz

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By Angelia Roggie Features Editor Flashing lights, sparkling costumes, melodic music and sweeping, hard-hitting dance moves enchanted audiences as the SBU Hip-Hop Team set off to see the Wizard. The 31-person team danced away to a production titled “A Wiz Through Oz,” a hip-hop take on the original “Wizard of Oz” movie, Tuesday and Wednesday…

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