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What’s in a Name?

Quin Nelson

November 11, 2013

A couple weeks ago, Whitman hosted a concert for the bands Kitten and Shy Girls. Shy Girls turned out to be a bunch of men, while Kitten played alternative rock that certainly did not make anyone think of a cuddly feline. However, both names somewhat fit the bands; Shy Girls played a kind of seductive,...

Danny Brown, Pusha T, and Old Guy Rap

Quin Nelson

October 13, 2013

The release of Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail was the day rap became mortal. Mr. Carter, one of the greatest rappers of all time, not only put out a mediocre piece of work––it was boring. Over eccentric beats, Jay showed himself to be in a creative rut, unable to make the comforts of fame and fo...

‘Talk That Talk’ rarely ‘walks the walk’

Alex Hagen

February 23, 2012

Rihanna, the pop world's most prolific star, has released six full-length albums over the past seven years. Her most recent one, Talk That Talk, is an uneven, but cohesive collection of songs that center on love and sex: two topics that have been present throughout her discography. Talk That Talk's ...

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