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Tekashi69: The new wave of New York rap

Tekashi69: The new wave of New York rap

Tekashi69 is also known by the stage name 6ix9ine. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Skelton Connector Editor Tekashi69 has been making headlines in the hip-hop community ever since video surfaced of his debut single, “Gummo.” The rainbow haired artist is hard not to notice, with a hostile attitude and coarse voice. No stranger to controversy, the

Car Seat Headrest reexamines and refines their old classic

Car Seat Headrest has released 12 albums on Bandcamp. (Photo courtesy of Matador Records) Patrick Connell Connector Staff Will Toledo, known for his musical project Car Seat Headrest, started producing and releasing albums on the music hosting website Bandcamp while he was in high school a decade ago. After a few albums of odd, less-than-fully-developed

MGMT leaves their ‘Dark Age’ with new album

MGMT formed in 2002. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Records) Patrick Connell Connector Staff For over a decade, the three singles off MGMT’s debut album— “Kids,” “Time to Pretend” and “Electric Feel”—have been entrenched in the common lexicon of popular culture, appearing in dozens of movies and television shows. But then their two follow-up albums have

The Dangerous Summer stays true to their roots

The Dangerous Summer band formed in 2006. (Photo courtesy of Hopeless Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff The Dangerous Summer have finally released their fourth studio album after being broken up for nearly four years. The album, self-titled “The Dangerous Summer,” is one of their most creative works to date. The album has a perfect blend

Yung Pinch: An introduction to Huntington hip-hop

Yung Pinch gained fame by releasing music on his Youtube channel which has over 800,000 subscribers. (Photo courtesy of  Fashionably-Early). Kelly Skelton Connector Editor Blake Sandoval is a 20-year-old from Huntington Beach, California. However, the rising hip-hop star has been making his presence known by his stage name, Yung Pinch. After the success of his

‘Culture 2’: Migos’ new album is lengthy but exciting

There are 11 musicians and band credited as performers on “Culture 2.” (Photo courtesy of Quality Control Music) Matt Kaiser Connector Staff Last year, the Migos trio changed the music industry with their debut album “Culture,” and their first number one single “Bad and Boujee.” This year, their new album “Culture 2” is not making

Kodak Black locked up again

Kodak Black’s most recent album, “Project Baby 2,” was released last August. (Photo courtesy of Rap-Up) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor Dieuson Octave, better recognized for his stage name, Kodak Black, has never been able to separate himself from the street life. Despite amassing millions of dollars and hit songs, the Florida rapper has always maintained

Uncontainable: Lil Peep’s Tribute & Aftermath

Lil Peep passed away tragically while on tour in Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Pitchfork) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor Gustav Ahr, better known by his stage name, Lil Peep, was unlike any other artist to come before him. Unable to categorize from the start, Peep was a brilliant mixture of rap, punk, rock and hip-hop. Unfortunately,

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