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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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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, thoughtful R&B that would probably woo many a shy girl, while Kitten looked like a group of hipsters who probably love looking at kitten memes online. The manner in which their names complement their music changes one’s perception of the music. Here are a list of some other great names of artists and groups, both in how cool the name is by itself and how it relates to the actual music:

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...

‘Talk That Talk’ rarely ‘walks the walk’

Alex Hagen February 23, 2012
Rihanna, the pop world's most prolific star, has released an astonishing 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.
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