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Head-bangers for the busy student

Christian Peeney September 28, 2021

Now that the semester is in full swing, between work, classes and extracurriculars it can be hard to find time to relax. Stress can build up, but taking a second to sing (scream) a few songs in the car...

Fernando Acosta ’22 releases music on SoundCloud.  PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Student gains attention after releasing music online

Nenagh Sheehan November 10, 2020

After dropping a freestyle mixtape to Lil Uzi’s song, “20 Min” in 2016, Fernando Acosta’s ’22 music career took off.  “I dropped a Lil Uzi freestyle during my junior year of high school,...

Young Nudy is at his most consistent on “Anyways”

Asa Perez March 7, 2020

Young Nudy is a rapper hailing from what is the hottest place for new hip-hop artists: Atlanta, Georgia. He has released a series of mixtapes that have helped cultivate a nice buzz, as well as a sizable...

GRAPHIC: Mitchell Shields 22

Lil Wayne disappoints in his 13th studio album

Asa Perez February 11, 2020

Lil Wayne, a legend, an icon, and all the more, released his first album in 1999. Since then, he’s gone on a consistent run in terms of volume, releasing projects almost yearly. Wayne has earned multiple...

GRAPHICS: Kaitlyn Patterson 20

Production is redeeming factor in ‘at the end of the day’

Asa Perez February 5, 2020

Fly Anakin, the underground hip-hop heavyweight, recently released his first project of 2020, “at the end of the day.” Anakin has been in the music industry for quite some time now, continually releasing...

Watching the throne collapse

Watching the throne collapse

Hadassah Colbert November 5, 2019

Kanye West's fall from grace “I miss the old Kanye, straight from the Go Kanye, chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye. I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye. The always rude Kanye, spaz in...

From Lil’ Kim to Megan Thee Stallion

From Lil’ Kim to Megan Thee Stallion

Hadassah Colbert September 17, 2019

Assessing sexism and double standards in the rap industry Rap music since its inception has either ignored women as a whole or spoken about them, for the most part, as sexual objects for the taking. To...

Tory Lanezs LoVE me NOw album. GRAPHICS BY: KELLY SMITH ’19/THE HAWK

A New Year of Hip-Hop

Alex Karpinski February 5, 2019

Albums to look forward to in 2019 2018 had a number of  unforgettable albums. Amongst the highlights, J.I.D dropped his sophomore full-length project “Dicaprio 2.” Pusha T delivered with his concise...

Criminal justice inequality illustrated by Meek Mill

Alex Karpinski November 28, 2017

Meek Mill's case sheds light on racial inequality.   Who is Meek Mill? Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, is a Philadelphia rapper who rose to stardom after the release of his debut album “Dreams...

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