“Blonde” & The Virtue of Patience
MUSIC

t long last the wait was over, Frank Ocean released his long awaited sophomore effort titled “Blonde” abruptly on the night of August 20th.The album, an apple exclusive, is only accessible to those who are members of the music subscription service at least for now (update: it’s now on spotify). The album shortly after its’ release…

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Afropunk Brooklyn: More Than A Music Festival, But A Movement

eminist counterculture scholar of the 1960s Angela Davis once said, “Radical simply means grasping ideas at the root.”Afropunk Fest Brooklyn returned to Commodore Barry Park for another festival that embodied the same sentiment of grasping ideas at the root for a radical fusion of punk music and an open air market, consisting of shea butter…

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Take Care At Camp

arch 21, 2012. What a long day it’s been. Working a ten hour shift was painful, and felt like an eternity to get through.All I want to do now is rest up and listen to my music. Childish Gambino’s Camp sounds like a good idea for the album of the night. After all, it helped…

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Telefone: Noname’s Must-Hear Mixtape

fter impressive guest spots on Chance The Rapper’s Lost and Israel (Sparring), debut mixtape, Telefone, proves that Noname (real name Fatimah Warner), is a name to know. An ode to modern, black femininity in the soulful vein of Lauryn Hill or Erykah Badu, deeply personal lyrics float over soft, fuzzy mixes of bouncy keyboards, xylophones,…

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Five Rappers You Should Know About in 2016

#5 – Hi-Rez These days, it seems to be difficult to stay off of social media. Artists all over the world get publicity there. Just ask current superstars like August Alsina, Jacquees, and Tori Kelly, they all found their success in YouTube. In this case, however, a rapper by the name of Hi-Rez has come…

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Being the President’s Daughter

s a daughter of the United States, is there an unspoken standard that one has to live by?Is there a list of to-do’s that they thou shall not break in order to appease the citizens of America? Who is the person that is in charge of creating the rules around how the children of the…

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‘Revolver’ Turns 50

t’s August 1966, and the plastic innocence of the early 60’s is long gone.  Triumphs like the Civil Rights Act and the FDA approval of the pill have had their sheen violently scraped off by the earth-shaking assassination of JFK and America’s shaky entrance into the Vietnam War.  And yet, the devastating assassinations of MLK…

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Do Cheesy Guys Lead the Pack?

o ladies! Are cheesy guys still considered lame? or are they the “new way to go” when it comes to considering what you envision your dream man to be like, or *gasp* even your future husband? I know there has been at LEAST one time in every woman’s life that we’ve sought out the “bad…

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