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Story by Ladiah Thomas / Contributing Writer UK rapper Michael Omari Jr., known more popularly by the stage name Stormzy, recently released his 16 track debut album “Gang Signs & Prayer.” Stormzy performs a unique style of hip-hop that is influenced by electronic music. This style is commonly referred to as “grime” in the UK, …

Photo Courtesy of STRFKR.com Story by Steve Barnum / Staff Writer Indie rockers STRFKR released their compilation album “Vault Vol. 1” last week. The album is a 20-track psychedelic journey through the group’s b-sides and unreleased material. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Josh Hodges, Keil Corcoran and Shawn Glassford make up the trio. The band’s music is an acquired …

Photos by Hudson McNeese / Contributing Photographer Story by Megan Loveless / Contributing Writer Homeshake released his third studio album, “Fresh Air,” last Friday with more mellow, bass-driven R&B vibes than ever. Peter Sagar is the mastermind behind the project. He writes and sings the bulk of the material, and friends Greg Napier, Mark Goetz …

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 …