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collage showing the words “San Marcos Poetry” made of newspaper.


The San Marcos Poetry Scene

By Bryce Lambeth Local Music Journalist On any given weekend in San Marcos, there are a lot of choices when it comes to how one might decide to spend their time. You could float the river, mosey around the square for a drink, or enjoy some music at one of the many San Marcos bars and clubs. One lesser-known option might be the various poetry slams or performances that happen […]

todayApril 2, 2023 35

The album art for 2000 displays a variety of colors. The theme of the album cover is the artist, Joey Bada$$ kneeling on a sidewalk in front of a building. In the center of the cover in bright white/multicolor, the word 2000 is shown above him. His name in a white font is displayed below him.

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Joey Bada$$: 2000 Album Review

Chizobam Okeke Music Journalist It has been a long five-year wait for the kid from Flatbush to release another album, but it is finally here! On July 22, 2022, Joey Bada$$ dropped his third studio album, 2000. I’m sure that all over the world, hip-hop fans were curious about what the next step for Joey would be after he blessed us with his critically acclaimed, breakthrough mixtape, 1999, ten years ago. The New […]

todayAugust 15, 2022 49

Album titlte of the 1995 Mobb Deep


Forever Infamous

By C.J. Okeke Music Journalist To the inquisitive mind currently reading this article, how did your love of hip-hop start? Did you start with old-school rap, like the eighties and nineties era? Maybe it started in the early 2000s era, or in the latter half? However, and whenever it started, we all have the period that sparked the reason for our love of the rhyme.   For me, it was old-school […]

todayJune 30, 2022 59

Black background. Bold white lettering “THE MARATHON.” Below the caption is an American flag-type symbol colored red and white with the letters TMC within the top left corner.


The Marathon Continues: Remembering Nipsey Hussle

By C.J. Okeke Music Journalist March holds a somber day for the fans of late rapper Nipsey Hussle. The Los Angeles rapper was fatally shot nearly three years ago outside of his clothing store on March 31, 2019. The loss of Nipsey Hussle can still be felt throughout the hip-hop community. Nipsey Hussle, 33, was born with the real name Ermias Davidson Ashghedom on August 15, 1985. Nipsey, a champion […]

todayMarch 31, 2022 240

The album cover to Little Simz’s new 4th studio album. Little Simz sitting with a strong yellow background and suit


Little Simz’s Sometimes I Might Be Introvert: A Cinematic Experience

By Victor Guevara Music Journalist The fourth studio album by the UK rapper is the depiction of a conversation between her internal and external persona mixed with beautiful orchestral scores, soulful beats, and clean bars that make up a cinematic listening experience. Coming into this album, I did not know what to expect as it was my introduction to Little Simz’s music, but beginning this album with the song “Introvert” […]

todaySeptember 21, 2021 16 1

The image contains a stage where a performer is accompanied by people on stage and in the crowd.


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 834 1

Image of the "Scary Hours 2" EP cover art, a dark blue background with the text "Scary Hours" and two blue diamonds in the center.


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 364

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 75

Big Sean is photographed in his hometown of Detroit


Big Sean: Detroit 2 Album Review

By Christopher BrockerAssistant Music Director Big Sean returns with a sequel to his 2012 mixtape Detroit with a full-length studio album, Detroit 2. The last project we heard from Sean was his collaboration with Metro Boomin on Double Or Nothing in 2017. The collaboration seemed intriguing; however, the project itself was disappointing. Earlier that same year Sean released his album I Decided. Detroit 2’s rollout began earlier this year, but […]

todaySeptember 21, 2020 56

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