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Photo Courtesy of Def Jam Records Story by Shorin Estell / Contributing Writer and Steve Barnum / Staff Writer Nearly four years after releasing “Dual – EP,” U.K. singer-songwriter Sampha released his debut album, “Process,” late Thursday night. While many music aficionados may be familiar with his work — including songwriting, producing and features with …

Photo courtesy of Def Jam Records Story by Breshaun Oglesby / Contributing Writer Sean Anderson, known more popularly as “Big Sean,” has seen his fair share of ups and downs since he first appeared on the big stage as a 2010 XXL Freshman. While many would acknowledge that he was talented, critics often criticized Sean …

By Jordan Trice/ Contributing writer Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records After a four-year absence since his 2012 album “Unorthodox Jukebox,” pop sensation Bruno Mars is back at it again with “24K Magic.” Mars, one of the best-selling artists of all time, has accomplished many feats during his career, including winning four Grammys, topping the Forbes 30 …

Photo courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment Chattanooga rapper and former MTSU student Isaiah Rashad’s debut LP was released on Friday. The album, “The Sun’s Tirade,” was released through Top Dawg Entertainment, home of modern hip-hop icons including Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. It’s no secret that Kendrick Lamar’s rise to the top of rap mountain …

Aside from composing soundtracks for a Tom Cruise sci-fi flick about clones/aliens/clone aliens/Morgan Freeman and a French erotic drama, electronic band M83 has remained fairly silent in the four years following the release of 2011’s critically acclaimed Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. With a few changes to the lineup and a wealth of new sounds, M83 …

Alternative rock legends Weezer released their tenth studio album Friday. This record is Weezer’s fourth self-titled release and has been aptly subtitled White Album in a similar fashion to its blue, green and red predecessors. I will be one of the first to admit that I have lost an eagerness I once expressed to hear new …