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Hey Kim Kardashian, You’re a Reality Star Not a Political Figure

Tiana Meador

April 2, 2019

Remember that crazy crying face, or that clip of Kim Kardashian-West swimming in the Caribbean crying about the fact that she lost her diamond earring while her sister, Kourtney Kardashian says, "Kim there's people dying," or something to that extent? Yes. This is the same woman who thinks anything sh...

Cardi B gets #MeToo’d

Casey McCabe

March 30, 2019

  A recent video has resurfaced online that shows hip hop personality Cardi B admitting to drugging and robbing men.  The video, circulated in part by hip hop news mainstays such as Dj Akademiks and Complex News, is a screen recording of an Instagram live conversation Cardi had with fans roughly thr...

Us Movie Review

Addison Scufsa

March 26, 2019

  Jordan Peele is quickly rising the ranks of Hollywood to become one of the best directors after only two movies. His 2017 hit Get Out was incredibly well received, earning several awards and a 99% percent on Rotten Tomatoes. After such an impressive directorial debut, expectations were high for Peel...

Big Dragon vs Pookie Baby: Albums with Addy

Addison Scufsa

March 26, 2019

  Despite being from the Twin Cities, I never realized there were any famous or decent rappers from the region. Suddenly, I heard of Prof in 2016. Stumbling upon his song “Bar Breaker” by accident, I began to look into both Prof and the Twin Cities rap scene as a whole.  Unfortunately, the area is seve...

Five Feet Apart is Not Just Another “Cancer Love Story”

March 23, 2019

Released on March 15, Five Feet Apart tells the story of two cystic fibrosis patients who fall in love. The teenagers’ illnesses require that they remain five feet apart from each other at all times, hence the title of the movie and book adaptation. At first glance, the film might seem like just a...

Lil Pump is a Man for the People

March 7, 2019

Gazzy Garcia aka Lil Pump has risen to the top of the charts and sunk to the bottom of our hearts. With his rapid rise to superstardom at the astonishingly low age of 18, Lil Pump has been living up to his tweet of “when they hate u doing something right.”  With his massive following of over 2...

Albums with Addy: Rap Or Go To The League

March 6, 2019

  2 Chainz is an interesting figure in the hip hop world when compared to some of his peers. It seems he constantly maintains several different facades while being consistently likeable to a wide audience. Self proclaimed “Tity Boi” does songs about strippers that are certified club hits, the...

Lil Pump is No More Than a Disappointment

Addison Scufsa

March 6, 2019

  Lil Pump has been some kind of an enigma since his introduction into the rap scene. His short, intense, tasteless music has reached both the top of the charts and the bottom of critics' trash bins. Despite having massive commercial success for someone who has no business even seeing the Billb...

Hoaxed: A Conservative Film that Satisfies

February 27, 2019

  Conservative filmmakers have often struggled making a film that ‘crosses the aisle’ and delivers a solid experience for anyone other than its core audience. Take, for example, the 2018 documentary Death of a Nation, directed by popular commentator Dinesh D’Souza. That film was a messy, ...

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