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The Revival of 2000s R&B

By Aaliyah Hamilton Music Journalist With Timbaland and Darkchild ruling the 2000s R&B scene, they created a new wave of R&B that had never been seen or heard before. 20 years later, that same sound they created is returning. The following artists are full of melodic nostalgia while still having their own new-age spin on their tracks. Joyce Wrice Joyce Wrice describes her sound as being “feel-good R&B with some […]

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BANKS facing the left with her hand on the right side of her face. Her face and hand are covered in wire while she is in front of a white background.


Who is BANKS?

By Aaliyah Hamilton Music Journalist The first thing that comes to mind for most when BANKS is mentioned is usually the financial institution that holds their money. But for me, I think of the dark alternative R&B artist that I feel like everyone should know about. Jillian Banks, or better known as BANKS, is an artist that I’ve been following since 2017, but she has been making music far before […]

todayMarch 6, 2023 70 2

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Interview with Billy Potts

By Micheal Kaiser Music Journalist This past weekend, I had the privilege of interviewing Billy Potts. After hearing Billy sing live at a mutual friend's house, I was blown away and wanted to conduct this interview. Billy is an amazingly talented singer and songwriter who is majoring in general studies with concentrations in English, communication studies and pop culture at Texas State University. He recently released a new single called […]

todayApril 21, 2021 36

This is a picture of the rapper and songwriter, Lauryn Hill holding the five Grammys that she won at the 1999 Grammy Awards.


The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

By Ethan HamiltonMusic Journalist It’s Women’s History Month, and I thought that for this piece I would talk about one of the most influential R&B albums ever created by one of the most influential female MC’s ever: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill came out in the summer of 1998 and was an instant hit. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 and […]

todayMarch 14, 2020 80

Banks sits on the ground in front of a white concrete wall in a red dress


Banks:III Album Review

By Timia CobbMusic Journalist Arist: Banks Album: III Release Date: July 12, 2019 Website: https://www.hernameisbanks.com/ Banks is back after a three year break with her third studio album, III, released on July 12, 2019. Banks is a Los Angeles native and has been writing music since she was 15. Her latest album stays true to her familiar alternative R&B, electronic pop feel that’s given off in her first two albums […]

todayOctober 3, 2019 33

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Homeshake: Helium Album Review

By Thomas Dunlap Music Journalist Artist: HomeshakeAlbum: HeliumRelease Date: February 15, 2019Label: Sinderlyn Released on Feb. 15, Helium is Canadian musician Peter Sagar’s fourth album. Under the name Homeshake, Sagar creates genre-bending music that is a romantic synthesis of smooth R&B and sharp indie-rock, all coated with a thick layer of satisfying synthesizers and pitch controlled vocals. Helium is the apogee of a gradual metamorphosis exhibited throughout Sagar’s discography. Beginning with the grounded and […]

todayFebruary 19, 2019 13

The cover illustrates a woman laying in a filled teacup holding lipstick between two fingers that appears to be lit and is being used as a metaphor for a cigarette.


Teamarr: Thanks for the Chapstick Album Review

By Timia Cobb Music Journalist Artist: Teamarr Album: Thanks For the Chapstick Release Date: May 17, 2017 Website: https://soundcloud.com/teamarrr/sets/thanks-for-the-chapstick Haitian-American musician Teamarr released her second album, Thanks For the Chapstick, in 2017. She puts everything a young woman goes through in the early stages of life into a melodic R&B/soul album. The songs on Thanks for the Chapstick touch on everything from self-love, the struggle of being true to yourself […]

todayFebruary 16, 2019 112

Stephen A. Clark in a brightly colored pop art style.


Steven A. Clark: Where Neon Goes to Die Album Review

By Cheyenne Young Music Journalist Artist: Steven A. Clark Album: Where Neon Goes to Die Label: Secretly Canadian Release Date: September 7, 2018 As someone who doesn't often venture too far from my usual genres of music, I found myself pleasantly surprised by this album. Steven A. Clark, hasn’t released anything since putting out The Lonely Roller in 2015. Now, he is back on the scene strong with the perfect […]

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College Radio Day

Chill Out with Soul Session

By Lauren Jurgemeyer Web Content Contributor Mark your calendar Oct. 5 is the eighth annual National College Radio day, and to celebrate I sat down with some staff members of KTSW. National College Radio day was founded in 2010 with the goal to combine the listeners of all college radio stations in celebration. College Radio day also promotes the appreciation for college radio stations and their importance to the media […]

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