Interviews

Exclusive Interview with L.A. Rapper Jay 305: Jail Time, Friendship with YG, and Future Music with Kendrick

By: Victoria Moorwood// Jay 305, the L.A. “Youzza Flip” artist who’s been featured on tracks like “She Wish She Was” by YG and “Bunkin’” by Chris Brown, has recently released his debut album, Taking All Bets. The star-studded album features industry kings like YG, Travis Scott, Omarion and more, and creates an immersive experience which Jay …

Music & Culture

Kelsea Ballerini “Unapologetically” Reveals Album Title and Release Date

By: Kerry Gallagher// She’s golden, fire and magic. One day the country music world woke up without knowing Kelsea Ballerini was in it, and then woke up the day after that to the singer-songwriter taking the radio by a storm with her debut single, “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Kelsea made music history when …

Music & Culture

This Is How Rap Music REALLY Affects Today’s Youth

By: Hannah George// Rap. What just popped into your head? Violence. Crime. Drugs. Bad behavior. At least, that is the stereotype the world placed over the entire genre of music, but fortunately, that is not the case. Over the years, the Hip-Hop scene has grown immensely, providing youth and young adults with the opportunity to …

Reviews

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust For Life’ Both Lifted Me and Let Me Down

By: Samuel Anthony// The first time I heard Lana Del Rey was in the summer of 2012; little did I know Born To Die would completely consume those months of my life as each track would perfectly encompass the energy of everything taking place around and within me. I knew quickly that she would be an artist that …

Music & Culture

5 Artists That Surprised Fans by Inviting Them On Stage

By: Ashley Alvarez// It’s every fan’s dream to be asked on stage by their favorite musician. To be honest, it rarely happens, but when it does it’s an extremely magical and heartfelt experience for both the fan and the artist. For the few lucky concert-goer’s who get to experience this once-in-a-lifetime moment, it quickly becomes …

Music & Culture

Music Against the Man: How Artists Have Taken a Stand Against Trump

By: Kyle Saavedra// In less than one year of Trump’s administration, Americans and foreign allies alike already face an uncertain future. With the numerous health care bill attempts and corrupt Republican ideologies, American citizens feel the tension growing in their own backyards. Additionally, social media has played a pivotal role in amplifying these issues, spreading …

Live Music

Zedd takes on GMA with Liam Payne & Alessia Cara

By: Amanda Larrison// On July 21st, Zedd took on Good Morning America to perform some of his latest releases. He also brought along Liam Payne and Alessia Cara to join in for their epic collaborations. I scored myself a spot at the barricade as the security guards let us into the Good Morning America Summer Stage. …

Interviews

Meet Van Dammes, the Garage Punk Heroes from Finland

By: Victoria Moorwood // Van Dammes, the garage punk heroes from Finland, just released their third EP called Vild Days. The first single on the EP, “Thunderbirds Are Go,” explores the British marionette puppetry animation series Thunderbirds. Here, the band explains the show’s inspiration for them and how it made for a cool, unique song. …

Reviews

Louis Tomlinson, Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals Team Up For New Single “Back To You”

By: Sarah DeNunzio// The wait for Louis Tomlinson’s second solo single is over! Last Friday, July 21st, Louis dropped his second single, “Back to You” which features vocals from singer-songwriter, Bebe Rexha, and a melody from Digital Farm Animals. “Back To You” is all about two people in a dysfunctional relationship recognizing the toxicity of …