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Photo of DJ Ortiz and Doogie C. smiling and sitting backstage before a performance.

DJ Spotlights

Spotlighting DJ Ortiz and Doogie C.

By Jennifer Romero Music Journalist DJ Ortiz and Doogie C. are both local artists who have created their own paths for success. DJ Ortiz hails from Houston, Texas while Doogie C. from Kileen, Texas. Both artists merged paths while participating in Hip Hop Congress and have seen some major successes during their careers.  DJ Ortiz, aka James Ortiz, is a resident DJ at The Marc and on 6th street in […]

todayApril 20, 2021 96

Music The Music App that Tracks Rotations

By Jennifer Romero Music Journalist As an avid music tracker and someone obsessed with Spotify’s yearly wrapped, I love being able to recounter what I have been actively listening to. For this purpose I use, an app that tells you your top artist, albums and tracks for the past 7, 30, 90, 180 or 365 days. The app also lets you check your “scrobbles,” which records the songs you […]

todayApril 8, 2021 31

Up close picture of A$AP Rocky with his hands covering his mouth.


Revisiting AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP

By Jennifer Romero Music Journalist  Nearly six years ago on May, 26th, 2015, A$AP Rocky released his second studio album titled AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP. This hour-long project showcased hit features from artists such as ScHoolboy Q, UGK and Kanye West. During the time of this release, Rocky was still riding on success from his first commercial album LONG.LIVE.A$AP and his beloved mixtape Live.Love.A$AP. As I finally revisited AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP years later, I remember […]

todayMarch 16, 2021 416

Album art of "CTRL" with SZA in a field of busted computers and greenery, bathing in the sunlit.


Jennifer’s Personal Black History Month Rotation

By Jennifer Romero Music Journalist In honor of Black History Month, I would like to share some artists I have been listening to! As of February, my music ranges from R&B to Rap. Although some of these artists have gained mainstream attention, I still think they are worth checking out. SZA's full album CTRL SZA I have been obsessed with SZA since the release of "CTRL." "CTRL" is SZA’s […]

todayFebruary 27, 2021 619

Aminé on stage at Emo’s Austin in 2018.


Welcome to Aminé University

By Jennifer RomeroMusic Journalist Ever since I was in high school my friends and I would joke around saying that we always would listen to artists before they became highly favored. A prime example of this is Aminé’s road to glory over the course of the past few years. In 2016 Aminé saw major success with his hit “Caroline,” since then, Aminé has proved his position in the rap scene […]

todayFebruary 9, 2021 76

A picture of Mac Miller in front of a door.


Mac Miller: Beyond the Hits

By Jennifer RomeroRap Music Journalist On the surface, many artists have popular songs that fans or general listeners will gravitate to. However, even though this may gain the artist more popularity or streams, many aren’t hearing more than those few popular songs. As a young kid, I loved to listen to Mac Miller and as I got older many people were “fans” based on his hits like “Donald Trump”, “The […]

todayNovember 14, 2019 80

The picture features the Astroworld logo sign at Astroworld Festival.


The Art of Astroworld

By Jennifer RomeroRap Music Journalist The summer of 2015 was full of memories I will never forget. I was freshly 16 and loved to spend time with my friends any chance I got. One of the things I loved the most was when my friends and I would show each other music and listen to it while we were all in the car. I am constantly thankful for those memories […]

todayOctober 14, 2019 95

The picture features two members from Injury Reserve - (Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T) rapping at their concert in Austin.


Concert Review: Injury Reserve

By Jennifer RomeroMusic Journalist Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to see Injury Reserve during SXSW and instantly knew this was a group I needed to follow. The group consists of three members, two rappers and one producer. I spent time diving into their older music leading up to the release of their self-titled debut album Injury Reserve.  The self-titled album is a consistency of alternative hip hop with […]

todaySeptember 29, 2019 118

Multicolored posters with "Awful Swim" and skulls on them.


Father: Awful Swim Album Review

By Jennifer Romero Rap Music Journalist Artist: Father Album: Awful Swim Release Date: September 21, 2018 Label: RCA Records 2018 proved to be in Father’s favor, with not only the announce of his creative partnership of his label Awful Records with RCA Records, but the release of his fourth project: Awful Swim. Awful Swim proved Fathers talent with unique flow and the entire project was mastered precisely. Overall, it sounds like Father found his […]

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