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“The Life of Pablo” Review

“The Life of Pablo” Review

by Terrance Smith, Spokesman Contributor After several days of confusion and weird antics, Kanye West finally released his much anticipated seventh studio album titled “The Life of Pablo”, also known as TLOP.  Notable features on the album would include Kelly Price, The-Dream, Kirk Franklin, Kid CuDi, The Weeknd, Rihanna, Desiigner (who is not Future), Chance The Rapper, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar. Production credits would include Kanye West, Metro Boomin, Mike Dean, Rick Rubin, Plain Pat and Madlib. Upon the first listen, tracks that gauge the listeners attention are “Ultralight Beam”, “Father Stretch My Hands Part I & […]

by · February 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · MUSIC
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Super Bowl 50 Halftime show Review

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterIt wouldn’t truly be the Super Bowl if it wasn’t filled with some sort of controversy on and off the field, and the 50th Super Bowl surely didn’t disappoint. 83,000 fans filled the seats at Levi’s stadium to watch the defensive battle that was the Carolina Panthers versus the Denver Broncos. The Broncos would come out the victors, sending future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning out in style. The NFL spared no expense, bringing in megastars Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé for the halftime show. Each artist brought their own flavor to the show, pleasing the crowd […]

by · February 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, PROFESSIONAL, R&B, SPORTS, Television
Top 10 Rap Albums of 2015

Top 10 Rap Albums of 2015

by Maliik Obee, Staff Writer Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly) – One of the most discussed albums of 2015, this album saw Lamar do a complete 180 from Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. A politically charged album infusing funk and jazz with West Coast gangster rap, Lamar creates a cohesive project. Despite choosing to avoid going for commercial appeal, the album has produced several radio hits. Drake (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late) – Pegged by Drake himself as a mixtape, the project went Platinum in November. Although the project is not put together like an actual album, IYRTITL […]

by · December 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
Black Market Review

Black Market Review

by Maliik Obee, Staff WriterMiami rapper Rick Ross has been one of the most consistent artists in hip-hop over the last decade, releasing a plethora of chart-topping singles and noteworthy albums. After a dismal 2014 that saw Ross release his two worst commercial projects (Mastermind & Hood Billionaire), he proceeded to land in major legal trouble. In the summer of 2015, Ross was arrested for alleged assault and kidnapping of a housekeeper at his Atlanta home. Out on bail with major time looming over his head, Ross got back to the music, releasing the renowned Black Dollar mixtape in September. […]

by · December 7, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
MSU Memorial Chapel’s 1st Annual Christmas Concert Review

MSU Memorial Chapel’s 1st Annual Christmas Concert Review

by Akira Kyles, Staff WriterDim lights, live Christmas music playing and Christmas decorations around the room; this was the inviting setting welcoming all to the Morgan State University’s Memorial Chapel and their first annual Christmas concert, “Pure Christmas.” This being their first annual concert the gospel ensemble held, you’d expect them to put on their very best show and that is exactly what they did. When you hear the words “Christmas concert,” you expect to hear “Jingle Bells,” “White Christmas,” or “12 days of Christmas,” but that was not the case here. The gospel ensemble filled the room with not […]

by · December 5, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS NEWS, MUSIC