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Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Story by Mary Claire Bennett / Contributing Writer More than a week after the death of 26-year-old rapper Mac Miller, fans and friends work to reconcile the loss through provocative dialogue about substance abuse and mental health. Miller, known for his transparency in discussing such issues, has left behind no shortage …

Photo and story by Trianne Newbrey / Contributing Writer On Friday, friends, fans and family gathered in the small, comfy confines of Nashville concert venue East Room to celebrate Nordista Freeze’s 22nd birthday. The “Happy Birthday Nordista Freeze Birthday Bash” hosted four local Tennessee bands: Future Crib, The Broomestix, Freeze and Spaceface. Freeze is a …

Photo courtesy of Ryman Auditorium Story by Ladiah Thomas / Contributing Writer Tori Kelly has come out of hiding with the release of her new gospel album, ”Hiding Place.” Three years after the last release of her pop album “Unbreakable Smile,” Kelly switches it up and takes us to church with her amazing vocal range and …

Photo courtesy of Stereogum.com Story by Naffie Njie / Contributing Writer “Room 25” pulls no punches and dives headfirst into sexuality, blackness, womanhood and identity. It is unlike any album we have heard in 2018. After more than a year of anticipation – two years if you consider the exact moment her previous mixtape dropped – …

Photo courtesy of On Milwauke Story by Brandon Black / Contributing Writer The trailer for “Slice,” a low-budget horror/comedy starring Zazie Beetz of “Deadpool 2” and musician Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, who is better known as Chance the Rapper, left viewers with almost nothing to go off of. Last week, A24, the distributor of “Slice,” announced the movie …

Photo courtesy of Capitol Records Story by Max Leach / Contributing Writer If there’s anyone who knows how to make an album, it’s Paul McCartney. A man who requires minimal introduction, McCartney’s 17th solo album, “Egypt Station,” is one that is both vulnerable and soul-warming. Leading up to its release, the three tracks that introduced …