Author: Mano Sundaresan, Staff Writer

Kenny Garrett brings jazz greatness to the College

The silence was deafening. There he was, Kenny Garrett, arguably the greatest living saxophone player, bent over on stage, lifeless and at his most human. Bassist Concordan Holt slouched his…

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Kendrick Lamar delves into his psyche on ‘DAMN.’

Kendrick Lamar isn’t an activist. He said so himself on “Ab-Soul’s Outro,” the closing track off his 2011 project Section.80: “I’m not the next pop star. I’m not the next…

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Drake takes a global victory lap on ‘More Life’

Drake has been in a tricky spot for the past year, simultaneously at the peak of his commercial success and in the middle of a creative rut.  After a string…

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Migos return with same energy on new album

It has been nearly five years since Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, a group of friends appropriately calling themselves “Migos” (short for amigos), dropped the eerie sleeper hit “Versace.” Its popularity…

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On realness, ‘The Yeezus Effect’ and hip-hop in academia

West’s polarizing authenticity often brings him as much criticism as praise, making him America’s most beloved asshole. Photo courtesy of COMPOUND Entertainment. Kanye West is America’s most beloved asshole. The…

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