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Photo courtesy of Flickr Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer In the wake of several controversial statements made in public, Kanye West has released his long-anticipated album. This album, his eighth, is titled “Ye” and was made in Wyoming with the majority of its production handled by West himself. The album is the second …

Photo courtesy of Flickr Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer New York rapper and A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Rocky made his third studio album available for purchase on Friday. It is his first solo project since 2015’s “AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP” and his most recent since the last A$AP Mob album, “Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy,” …

Photo courtesy of Flickr Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer Pusha-T, a Virginia rapper and one half of former rap duo Clipse, has released his third studio album, “Daytona.” Push, who is also the current president of Kanye West’s record label, G.O.O.D. Music, had been teasing his third album for three years following his …

Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer The year 2018 has been an interesting one for hip-hop music and will probably go down as a landmark year for the culture in the future. This is a year that has so far seen a successfully released hip-hop-themed movie soundtrack for “Black Panther,” a rap artist replace …

Story by Maro Isong / Contributing Writer Pennsylvanian rock band Breaking Benjamin has followed 2015’s Billboard 200 topping project “Darkest Before Dawn” with their sixth studio album “Ember.” This is the second album that will feature the band’s new lineup following their recent reform. This album—like their last—was produced by frontman, bandleader and primary songwriter …

Hop Along’s appeal is more or less defined by frontwoman Frances Quinlan’s distinctive musical personality, in which she seamlessly transitions between wonderfully unhinged yelps and delicate whispers. Her singing voice isn’t attractive in the conventional sense. However, the more it breaks during shrill, impassioned verses, the more apparent it becomes that Quinlan’s approach to songwriting …