Music & Culture

VH1’s New Show Is ALL About Record Labels… But Are Labels Necessary?

By: Paige Pomerantz// Good news! There’s a new show on VH1 that’s creating a much-needed platform for emerging artists in hip-hop and R&B. SIGNED premiered last Wednesday and features music executives The-Dream, Rick Ross, and Lenny S. It’s a competition between hopeful, ambitious R&B singers and hip-hop acts who are rivaling for a record deal …

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Charli XCX Has Us Dreaming About ‘Boys’

By: Kyle Saavedra// Charli XCX is no stranger to the pop atmosphere, and her latest single and video for ‘Boys’ displays her influence over the industry. With over sixty men assembling her star-studded cast, Charli has created a unique take on the ‘male gaze’ by placing men in roles that typically objectify women in male-artist …

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Say Goodbye to Gendered Categories! The 2017 VMA Nominations Are Here!

By: Amanda Lee// The MTV Video Music Awards are back and they have a lot of changes coming our way this year. Most notably, MTV has scrapped gendered categories as they did at the MTV Movie & TV Awards earlier this year. The former Best Female Video and Best Male Video categories have been combined …

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Premiere: “Night Ringa” by Saint Mela

by: Crystal Kayiza We all hope to end the summer a better version of ourselves and Brooklyn based D.I.Y. pop band, Saint Mela (formerly Alter) is no exception. The three-piece band spent springtime giving themselves the space to evolve, emerging this summer with a reimagined name and logo. While the seasons have borne witness to Saint …

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Tyler The Creator Speaks in Metaphors on New Album, ‘Flower Boy’

By: Anna Downs//  Tyler the Creator, a California native, released his fourth studio album titled Flower Boy just last week. The highly anticipated hip-hop/rap album dropped on July 21st, and all 14 tracks were produced by Tyler himself. Leading up to the release of the album, Tyler put out a music video featuring two brand new …

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Fifth Harmony’s Third Album Is Self-Titled And Drops August 25th

By: Sarah DeNunzio// Good news! Fifth Harmony finally revealed their third album title and its release date! Soundigest previously covered all that had been revealed about #5H3 here back in June; now, as July ends, the four girls took to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform an acoustic version of their lead single, “Down.” …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …