Tyler Joseph standing on crowd -- photo by Kyra Louie

Hello, friends! Here I am, four-ish months since my last Twenty One Pilots concert review, and I am still completely obsessed. I went to see them live at the House of Blues on Thursday, and without fail, the show was sold out. For good reason, too. The house opened with Hunter Hunted and NONONO, who […]

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2013 was quite a year for Hip Hop/Rap music. Pretty much every major name in the rap game came out with an album. From Jay-Z to Eminem, we were blessed to hear some new music from the people we love to hear music from. But, if 2013 was the year for the big dogs, then let […]


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 […]

Twenty One Pilots tear it up at Paradise

When everyone said that the Twenty One Pilots show was sold out, I definitely underestimated the number of people that would eventually crowd into the Paradise Rock Club this past Tuesday, December 2nd. The sardine analogy would be an understatement. Doors opened at 7:02 sharp and the opening bands took the stage soon after. Sirah, the first opener, […]

Song of the Moment: "Coastin'" - Zoin I ft. K. Flay

Since I’m from California, I thought I would go back to my roots and present “Coastin’” by Zoin I ft. K. Flay as this week’s Song of the Moment. A couple days ago I got a text from a friend informing me that I should check this song out. I Googled the name and found […]

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 […]

James Blake comes thru but Drake can't handle it

So Drake came thru (ha) with one of the biggest releases this year and people ate that shit up. Personally, I thought it was an improvement from Take Care, but it had the potential to be so much more. FOR EXAMPLE: He decided it was a good idea to release the lame-ass version of “Come Thru” instead […]

Artists to Watch: Kitty

Kitty, formerly known as Kitty Pryde, is an up-and-coming hip hop artist from Daytona Beach, FL. I first heard her song “Okay Cupid” and was both entertained and disturbed by her unique lyrics. I think it was because they struck me as such relevant first world problems and she wasn’t afraid to express them honestly. Eventually I […]

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 […]