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Some children are born with the desire to play music, while others are “strongly encouraged” by their parents; but, often times, there’s one moment that can transform that desire for music into a passion. For Wiley Webb, that moment came after attending his first rave in the ninth grade called Monster Massive. “Seeing electronic music […]

Mom Call Me Dom

“Grew up on Laker games, I f*ck with Rambis tough/ Did a show out in Boston they think Magic sucks” - “The 5 Year Theory (Real Shit Last)” Well, even though Boston Celtics fans despise anything associated with the Los Angeles Lakers, Dom Kennedy’s recent performance at Middle East in Cambridge shows that when good music is […]

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As we all probably know, Vine is a popular mobile app that is used to record six-second clips of whatever the hell people feel like documenting. These “vines” are typically accompanied by a song that has some sort of correlation to the random video. Vine was created in line with the “twerk” craze, so of […]

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When you think of Norwegian music, you instantly think of a Motown-inspired soulful sound, right? If so, then you’ve probably heard of Bernhoft. I’ve been an avid fan of his since I found him while browsing on Spotify, and I finally got to see him perform live at The Sinclair on 11/26. Opening for Bernhoft […]

The Evolution of Kanye West

The musical genius we call Kanye West has gone through more transformations than your favorite Michael Bay movie (Transformers, get it?), and as much as people constantly beg for “Old Kanye” back, he continues to reinvent himself. Let’s take a trip back to the years 2003-2007 when Mr. West began The College Series with The College […]

Vic Mensa's INNANETAPE shows off rapping versatility

Vic Mensa may only be 19, but this guy has years of experience under his belt. After releasing two albums with the now-disbanded indie fusion group Kids These Days, the Chicago rapper decided to carve his own path and released a 14-track mixtape this past September showcasing his true versatility as a rapper. INNANETAPE opens with […]

NBA stars as rappers? We rate the best.

In honor of the new NBA season kicking off, I present to you my top 5 favorite rap songs by some of the NBA’s best active or retired ballers out there! 5) Cedric Ceballos featuring Warren G - Flow On 4) Iman Shumpert featuring Chrisette Michelle - Supaphly 3) Kevin Durant (Velvet Hoop), Andre Igoudala (Chief Blocka), Mo […]

James Blake vs. Sampha

James Blake. Age? 25. Origin? London, England. Active years? 2009 to the present Sampha. Age? 24.  Origin? London, England. Active years? 2009 to the present The general biographies of the English vocalists James Blake and Sampha are eerily similar. They are extremely close in age, they rep the same city and they have been active […]

Song of the Moment: "This Is What It Feels Like" - Banks

During a long study session in my dorm room, I was nodding my head to the “Blogged 50″ Indie playlist on Songza into the wee hours of the night. The songs on this playlist are generally new songs that have been mentioned on popular music blogs and it’s here that I stumbled upon “This is […]

Artists to Watch: Majid Jordan

If you’re an avid Drake fan or if you’ve listened to any Top-40 radio station this past month, you’ve probably heard “Hold On, We’re Coming Home,” his latest single off Nothing Was The Same.  The song predominantly consists of “singing Drake,” but after the first verse, the track is laced with some smooth background vocals […]