Author Archives: Henry St. Pierre

‘We got it from Here…:’ Thank you for this album

‘We got it from Here…:’ Thank you for this album

This is the sixth studio album released by A Tribe Called Quest since their formation in 1985. (Photo Courtesy of AdLab) Henry St. Pierre Connector Staff Hip-hop nowadays would be drastically different had it not been for A Tribe Called Quest and their signature blend of jazz and intellectual rap. This sound has permeated throughout

Get full on ‘Sausage Party’

Sausage Party has been in development since 2008. (Photo courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Henry St. Pierre and Benjamin St. Pierre Connector Staff A rated-R animated film is something unheard of to most moviegoers, and to the film industry itself, especially in an animation style akin to Pixar movies. That’s exactly what Seth Rogen and company

‘Blond’ is pure gold

“Blond” delivers after four years of anticipation. (Photo courtesy of Abbey Road Studios) Henry St. Pierre Connector Staff Frank Ocean rose to prominence as a member of the Los Angeles-based alternative hip-hop collective, “Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All”, more commonly referred to as “Odd Future.” Ocean made a name for himself with his

‘Layers’ by Royce 5’9” stands tall

“Layers” is the sixth solo album by Royce 5′ 9″ (Courtesy of Bad Half Entertainment) Henry St. Pierre Connector Staff Ryan Montgomery, better known as Royce 5’9” (formerly Royce da 5’9”), is known for being one of the top lyricists in the hip-hop game. He is a Detroit rapper who got his start in 1997,

UMass Lowell celebrates Civil Rights Movement

UMass Lowell’s Civil Rights Gallery is on display in University Crossing this month. (Photo courtesy of Henry St. Pierre) Henry St. Pierre Connector Staff Throughout February, the second floor of University Crossing will host the Civil Rights Gallery – a collection of photographs, displays and posters to highlight the long struggle for civil rights in

Celtics mid-season report

Courtesy Photo Henry St. Pierre Connector Staff Before the 2015-2016 season tipped off, I wrote an article predicting the Celtics should be able to win between 44-50 games this season. Through 47 games, a little more than halfway through the season, the Celtics sit at 26-21 and are in sole possession of the Eastern Conference’s

Movie review: ‘The Revenant’

Courtesy Photo Henry St. Pierre Connector Staff 2016’s Oscars Ceremony, to be held on Feb. 28, will certainly be interesting to watch. Between the unfortunate reoccurrence of an underrepresentation of minorities and this perhaps being Leonardo DiCaprio’s year when he finally wins his first Academy Award, the event has its fair share of storylines. DiCaprio

Justin Bieber tries to find his purpose

Courtesy Photo Henry St. Pierre Connector Staff Every human being on Gaia’s skin had been anticipating it. The moment when the Canadian demi-god, Justin Drew Bieber, would metamorphose from dungeon-dweller of tweenaged fandom to bona fide adult pop star. With his latest album, “Purpose: the Movement,” released on Nov. 13, Bieber may have finally found

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