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What Made Yung Gravy, so Gravy?

By Destany Sanchez Music Journalist have probably heard the name Yung Gravy sometime in your life. Either from his newest single, “Betty”, the controversy surrounding him now with Addison Rae’s mom or the fact that he’s notorious for moms as fans. He is someone that deserves to have a biography written about him and why he’s just so dang beautiful. Matthew Raymond Hauri, also known as Yung Gravy, is a […]

todayOctober 13, 2022 167 5

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The Influence of Rock in Modern-day Hip-Hop

By Gage SuttonMusic Journalist The hip-hop and rock genres have been intertwined for decades and the connection between the two is still going strong to this day. Some might wonder why this combination is so prevalent in today's music, but it is quite simple. The two genres are very similar. For starters, the energy that both types of music bring is unique to the two specific genres. Not to say […]

todayApril 24, 2021 579

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Drake: Scary Hours 2 EP Review

By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Music Director Scary Hours 2 by Drake released March 5, 2021, and is the sequel to the 2018 EP Scary Hours. Scary Hours consists of “Gods Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” The title derives from a tweet Drake wrote during the height of his beef with rapper Meek Mill. The tweet came before the release of “Back To Back,” an infamous diss track. Scary Hours 2 was announced […]

todayMarch 11, 2021 331

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Killer Mike: Gangster Rapper and Political Activist

By Jason ArlineMusic Journalist The history of hip-hop is riddled with moments in which the music was seen as less than tolerable by the media. From the early days when hip-hop was forced to be performed in parks and alleys because the disco clubs wouldn’t play “kid” music, to the ‘90s era when gangster rap was seen as the cause of violence and civil unrest, hip-hop has always been the […]

todayJune 25, 2020 68

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Kanye West: JESUS IS KING Album Review

By Rebecca HarrellMusic Journalist Artist: Kanye West Album: JESUS IS KING Release Date: Oct. 25, 2019 Label:Getting Out Our Dreams II / Def Jam Recordings Kanye West made waves in the hip-hop and religious music world with the release of his Christian-honoring album “JESUS IS KING” released Oct. 25. The album created a spectrum of reviews, critiques and memes between the two genres it fell under. I personally had to […]

todayNovember 21, 2019 238

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Other Side Drive Chats with Mike Melinoe

By Mason MooreOther Side Drive Host Other Side Drive host Mason Moore was joined by Austin hip-hop artist, Mike Melinoe. They discussed his new album, the process behind his projects and his determination to connect with people through his art. You can check out Melinoe’s music on Spotify as we anticipate the release of his upcoming album. Featured image by KTSW Multimedia.

todayOctober 23, 2019 19

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Music

History of the DJ and Beginning of the Laptop Producer Era

By Jason ArlineMusic Journalist Hip-hop originated in the burrows of New York, where the kids that were too young to get into the late-night discos then took to the streets and had their own party. They would set up speaker systems in parks where different crews hailing from different burrows would compete for who had the best MCs or B-Boys, but the one person above all else was the DJ. […]

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