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KRS-One: Return of the Boom Bap Album Review

By Yarely OrtizMusic Journalist Hip-hop is more than music; it is a cultural movement that influences and incorporates different varieties of art. Hip-hop has grown and evolved into a prominent music genre through the decades across the globe. One could argue it is for the best or worst, yet it is hard to deny hip-pop continues to be a phenomenon all over. Hip-hop emerged from the Bronx in New York […]

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Mayer Hawthorne: A Strange Arrangement Album Review

By Yarely OrtizMusic Journalist Andrew Mayer Cohen, better known for his stage name, Mayer Hawthorne, was an up-and-coming soul singer when he released A Strange Arrangement in 2009. Hawthorne’s stage name was inspired by blending his middle name with the street name he grew up with. Before Hawthorne pursued his career as a soul singer, he was performing as a hip-pop DJ in Los Angeles, known as DJ Haircut. A […]

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Chicano Batman: Freedom Is Free Album Review

By Yarely Ortiz Music Journalist While volunteering for South by Southwest in 2017, I was roaming around the Austin Convention Center to see what musicians I could watch during my lunch hour. As I was roaming around the second floor, I walked past a big poster announcing Chicano Batman was playing. I thought Chicano Batman was an intriguing name, as Chicano is an identifier for people of Mexican descent born in […]

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King Krule: 6 Feet Beneath the Moon Album Review

By Yarely OrtizMusic Journalist Artist: King KruleAlbum: 6 Feet Beneath the MoonRelease Date: August 24, 2013Website: https://kingkrule.net Archy Marshall, or should I say Zoo Kid or, King Krule, how many stage names can a musician get? Krule has been writing music since the age of eight but was formally recognized in 2010.  On the day of his nineteenth birthday, his debut album 6 Feet Beneath the Moon was released. This […]

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