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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 …

Photo courtesy of Flickr Story by Kashima Allen / Contributing Writer Five poets and five emcees used words as their weapons Saturday night in an all-out battle to see who’s better. The event was hosted by Team Poetry captain and comedian, Queen Sheba, and poet Dichotomy at Venue 109 in Madison, Tennessee. “Here’s how it …

Photo by Hayden Goodridge / MTSU Sidelines Hakeem Vance sits eagerly in front of his laptop as he sifts through some of the latest instrumental sessions he’s been working on. His computer — bearing the purple-faced logo of his Keem the Cipher moniker — appears to be a musical scrapbook of sorts, containing countless in-progress …

Story by Ahmad Thomas / Contributing Writer Wu-Tang Clan’s newest album, “The Saga Continues,” is a sturdy one. They opt not to echo the emerging trends of the new generation of hip-hop and instead remind their audience of what made them so revolutionary. The poetic energy and witty craftiness of this album are testaments to …

Story by Isong Maro / Contributing Writer Macklemore has gone solo with “Gemini,” his first solo work since his debut album, “The Language of My World,” in 2005 and his first release since “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” in February of last year with Ryan Lewis. Notably, Lewis, his producer on “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made” and …

Story by Nick Jones / Contributing Writer Tyler, The Creator’s new album displays Tyler’s unexpected sensitive side. Although Tyler has not lost his crazy and sometimes brutal personality, he decides to take a break from the more savage attitude in place of a more emotional one. His new album “Flower Boy” is an enjoyable album …