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When the whole world collides: global music hits the charts

When the whole world collides: global music hits the charts

By Levko Karmazyn | Columnist

November 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

If you turned on your car radio during the summer of 2016, chances are you came under the influence of the tropical pulse of Drake’s “One Dance.” As the first song to hit one billion plays on Spotify, it marked one of the 2010s’ biggest music stars hitting a viral peak. But it wasn’t just Drake’s magical touch that made the song a success —  sweeping sample...

“At.Long.Last.A$AP” an unremarkable tribute

“At.Long.Last.A$AP” an unremarkable tribute

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer

June 24, 2015


Filed under Culture, Music

“At.Long.Last.A$AP”A$AP RockyReleased: May 25Grade: B+After much speculation and delay, the sophomore album from hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky, “At.Long.Last.A$AP,” dropped unexpectedly on May 25.Compared with the hazy, slightly eerie but ultimately energized and swaggy music of Rocky's preceding works,...

Drake takes on Cash Money, hints at major leap forward on new mixtape

Drake takes on Cash Money, hints at major leap forward on new mixtape

By Dale Shoemaker / Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Culture, Music

DrakeIf You're Reading This, It's Too LateGrade: A-Scene: Inside the Cash Money Records main office, Young Money floor. Standard office layout with rows of cubicles. Tour posters for Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga line the walls. In the back corner is Lil Wayne’s desk, cleaned out. Only pile...

Julianna Barwick talks Drake, Choirs

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer

February 5, 2014


Filed under Archives

Julianna Barwick specializes in a stunning brand of simplicity. Characterized by wordless melodies, choral looping and a penchant for ethereal reverb, Barwick’s songs layer dozens of sounds and vocal patterns into one gorgeous landscape. Her excellent 2013 album, “Nepenthe,” made small refinements t...

On Nothing Was the Same, Drake displays lyrical depth

On Nothing Was the Same, Drake displays lyrical depth

By Jeff Ihaza / Senior Staff Writer

September 25, 2013


Filed under Archives

DrakeNothing Was the SameA-Sounds like: Driving along Highway 59 in Houston. Alone. Thinking about “her.”“Dropped the mixtape, that sh*t sounded like an album” Drake boasts on the lyrically lopsided posse cut “Forever.” When “Forever” was released, Drizzy was still shaking off his De...

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