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Album Review: MIKE: Beware of the Monkey

By Jarris Jones Music Journalist If I were to sum up Beware of the Monkey by 25-year-old rap artist MIKE, it would simply be “refreshing”. Released on December 21, 2022, at the end of last year, this album flew under my radar until I was recently shown a song from the album titled No Curse Lifted on TikTok, which, to my surprise, was music to my ears. From that moment […]

todayMarch 28, 2023 14 1

Uchis wearing butterfly headdress in red lighting

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Album Review: Kali Uchis’ Red Moon In Venus

By Harriet Bernard Local Music Journalist  On March 3, 2023, R&B artist Kali Uchis released her third studio album titled Red Moon in Venus; an all-encapsulating album about love taking form. There are three features on Red Moon consisting of R&B artist Omar Apollo, as well as rappers Don Toliver and Summer Walker. The album art is authentic to the sound of the entire album. Deep shades of red and […]

todayMarch 14, 2023 47 1

Masked man sits at table and drinks beer while surrounded by food

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MF DOOM’s Masterpiece: MM..FOOD

By Jarris Jones Music Journalist If you are a hip-hop fan, then there are certain records that are universally known amongst your peers; records that stand out, stand the test of time and are used to inspire generations of musicians and music goers. When I think of an album that meets these criteria, I think of none other than MM..FOOD by the Madvillain himself, MF DOOM. DOOM wore a mask […]

todayMarch 13, 2023 97 5

The album cover displays two cats walking around a salt circle. Inside of the salt circle there is a plush bunny, candles, matches, half of a pomegranate and a crystal.

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Album Review: Salt Circle by Eliza McLamb

By Sofia Gualy Music Journalist Eliza McLamb is an up-and-coming superstar with a passion for music that bleeds through all of her songs. She puts her heart and soul into every lyric and that is very clearly shown in her 2022 album, Salt Circle. Whether you have first heard of her through a random Spotify playlist or you are an avid Binchtopia podcast listener, Eliza McLamb speaks to the deepest […]

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Album Review: it lingers by Fromjoy

By Julianna Hemenway Music Journalist All my hardcore fans unite, Fromjoy is a force to be reckoned with! In 2022, I had the pleasure of seeing Fromjoy for the first time at No Sleep Fest in Houston alongside other amazing bands including Kaonashi, Hazing Over, and Mexican Coke. Fromjoy are considered Houston legends in my mind after witnessing their entrancing performance. They have a few works available on Spotify, it […]

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Album Spotlight: Little Simz NO THANK YOU

By Jarris Jones Music Journalist 2022 was an amazing year for music, especially rap music. With the many releases that were enjoyed during that year, there is bound to be an album that goes under the radar, and NO THANK YOU by Little Simz fits into this category. Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo, better known as Little Simz, is more than just a female rapper. With over ten years in the […]

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Lil Yachty’s ‘Let’s Start Here’: A Renaissance

By Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director This year has already started off strong for music fans, with Lil Yachty releasing one of the most adventurous and creative projects I have seen come out in a very long time. Lil Yachty, who is often referred to by his alter ego alias, Lil Boat, first started making waves in the hip-hop community back in 2015 after releasing songs such as “One Night” […]

todayFebruary 4, 2023 1401 7

Animated version of Ice Spice bent over with the words “Ice” and “Spice” tattooed on the back of her legs with the word “Like..?” in her hair

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Ice Spice “Like..?”: Album Review

By Aaliyah Hamilton Music Journalist Whether you’ve heard of her music or seen her signature curly orange locks on social media, Ice Spice has probably been on your radar in the past year. Jokingly deemed the “Princess Diana of this generation,” Ice Spice has been making waves in the rap industry with the release of her debut EP, Like..?. In August of 2022, Ice Spice dropped “Munch (Feelin’ U),” which, […]

todayFebruary 1, 2023 119 4 3

The album cover is a close up photo of a smiling mouth, with the tongue licking the teeth. Blood is dripping from the mouth.

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Die Spitz: Teeth Album Review

By Lillian Jones Music Journalist The self-proclaimed “boy band with titz” has done it again! The rapidly growing fanbase of Die Spitz was pleasantly surprised this Thursday night, January 12, 2023, with a new album release titled, “Teeth”. Austin locals Boogey, Ava, Chloe and Kate released their debut EP “The Revenge of Evangeline” only six months ago on July 29, 2022, and have since then teased new songs at recent […]

todayJanuary 17, 2023 263 6 4

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