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Big K.R.I.T. showcases same talents in new mixtape

Alec Gonsalves, Staff Wroter

November 16, 2015

Filed under Features, Reviews

Big K.R.I.T. has been rapping about sitting in his throne atop the summit of Mt. Olympus in a multi-candy-painted ‘84 Cadillac Coupe De Ville since his release of one of the most prevalent mixtapes of his career called “It’s Better This Way.” Toe-to-toe, this mixtape has as many notable tracks that are worth listening to si...

Gambino delivers with second half on new dual album

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features

Independent rapper Childish Gambino continues to expand on the term concept album with his newest double album “STN MTN / Kauai.” It continues the story of The Boy, the through line to Gambino’s albums since last year’s “Because the Internet,” a character who was presumed dead by the end of his last album’s...

T.I. releases his ninth album

Emanuel Espinoza, Staff Writer

October 30, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Most Recent, Reviews

T.I., the self-proclaimed “King of the South,” has come out with a new album and shows that he is one of the finest rappers to come from the South, though there are a few songs that could have been better. “Paperwork,” T.I.’s ninth album overall, was released on Oct. 21. It opens with the song “King,” not to...

“NehruvianDOOM” is a step in the right direction for hip-hop duo

“NehruvianDOOM” is a step in the right direction for hip-hop duo

October 12, 2014

MF DOOM one of, if not the most, influential rappers of the early ’00s has returned for the collaboration album “NehruvianDOOM”...

Rapper’s second album provides a creative expansion beyond previous work

Rapper’s second album provides a creative expansion beyond previous work

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

July 13, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Reviews

You can call Ab-Soul many things, amongst them he prefers “Lupe Fiasco on drugs” or an “idiot,...

Drake’s album takes new direction, rapper loses replay value

Drake’s album takes new direction, rapper loses replay value

October 17, 2013

Drake’s new album, “Nothing Was the Same,” released on Sept. 20, doesn’t have a distinct gen...

Folk heavy album still provides a diverse range of sounds

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

April 12, 2013

Filed under Features, Reviews

With “Garston Parade,”  local band The Vietnams have crafted an impressive debut album that covers a diverse range of genres and sounds, from folk medleys to blues riffs. Their first album, released on iTunes and other online resources Jan. 25 for $10.98, demonstrates a great deal of musical knowledge and finesse. The a...

Elk Grove indie band steps into spotlight

March 15, 2013

In a crammed living room in suburbia, folk songs of heartache and human experience filled the practice...

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