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Frank Ocean finds new role as tastemaker

Frank Ocean finds new role as tastemaker

Anthony Suarez
May 9, 2017 • 171 views
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Following the release of his debut album, Channel Orange, in July of 2012, Frank Ocean virtually disappeared from the public eye. Rumors swirled about the new music he was working on, but he continued to dodge cameras and radio waves alike. Due to frequent rumors that Frank would be releasing somethin...

Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up Amalie Arena

Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up Amalie Arena

Tegan Smith
April 28, 2017 • 243 views
Filed under Entertainment, Music

A crowd filled with fans 40 and up, the smell of weed and floors made sticky by spilled beer. The Red Hot Chili Peppers made all of these beautiful things possible when they came to the Amalie Arena on April 27. The concert included a captivating light show, bass riffs by musician Michael "Flea" Balzary...

Bullstock comes back to USF

Bullstock comes back to USF

Juliana Lechner
April 13, 2017 • 194 views
Filed under Entertainment, Music

USF Week came to a close with a bang, thanks to the bright lights and the mellow music of music festival Bullstock on Friday, April 7. Headlined by pop-rock group Echosmith, the lineup also boasted singer Bishop Briggs, alternative band Bad Suns and indie rockers, the Griswolds, hailing from Aus...

Future drops two albums within a span of two weeks

Future drops two albums within a span of two weeks

Lauren Komar
March 20, 2017 • 521 views
Filed under Entertainment, Music

On Feb. 17, rapper Future released his highly anticipated album "FUTURE." As of right now, "FUTURE" is No. 2 on the billboard 200, which showcases what people view are the hottest albums currently. However, earlier (closer to when the album was released), the album made it to No. 1 on the charts....

Drake gives more mediocrity on ‘More Life’

Drake gives more mediocrity on ‘More Life’

Anthony Suarez
March 20, 2017 • 325 views
Filed under Entertainment, Music

In the follow-up to last year’s mediocre Views, Drake crafts what he has deemed a “playlist” as opposed to a new album. More Life seems to be a measured addition to Drake’s musical legacy, incorporating more rap-heavy tracks than his previous efforts while retaining his typically emotional, relatable lyrics and sample-h...

PLAYLIST: Romance is boring

PLAYLIST: Romance is boring

Annie Aguiar
February 9, 2017 • 330 views
Filed under Entertainment, Interactive, Music

"Hey Ya!," Outkast Everyone’s favorite 2000s dance song has a dark, non-traditional take on romance in its lyrics. Most listeners ignore the verses in favor of singing “alright alright alright” ad infinitum. "Marriage is for Old Folks," Nina Simone Nina Simone sings about her need for indep...

Migos releases a new album

Migos releases a new album

Anthony Suarez
February 9, 2017 • 249 views
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Since their rise in 2013 with the release of a series of club anthems including “Hannah Montana” and “Versace”, Migos have kept themselves consistently in the spotlight with an output of quotable, turn-up tracks without crafting a notable project around those tracks. That all changes, however, with Culture. Driven by t...

Soulja Boy goes to war

Soulja Boy goes to war

Anthony Suarez
February 1, 2017 • 213 views
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Questioning Soulja Boy’s influence on rap music is futile. The release of his 2007 single “Crank That” and its grassroots rise to prominence on the Internet proved to be a turning point for the way rap songs were distributed and consumed. Never before had a rapper experienced such a dramatic rise...

Lauryn Hill comes back to Florida

Lauryn Hill comes back to Florida

Tegan Smith
December 6, 2016 • 234 views
Filed under Entertainment, Music

After touring in every continent but Antarctica, Lauryn Hill is making her way back to Florida. It has been two years since she’s performed here and has two concerts planned for Dec. 6 and 8 in St. Pete and Orlando, respectively. However, there’s no guarantee she will be on time. Hill has developed...

Anderson .Paak continues his rise with Yes Lawd

Anderson .Paak continues his rise with Yes Lawd

Anthony Suarez
October 18, 2016 • 248 views
Filed under Entertainment, Music

Over the past year, Anderson .Paak has experienced a meteoric rise, from a more or less unknown artist to a significant member of the constantly growing West Coast musical scene that includes the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and YG. Not only contributing his own impressive work to this music...

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