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Pop Smoke, dead at 20

Pop Smoke, dead at 20

Casey McCabe, Editor

March 8, 2020

On February 19th, 2020, up and coming rapper Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed at his home in West Hollywood, California.  Pop Smoke had just begun a promising career when he was gunned down, releasing his two full length mixtapes Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2. Pop’s...

Juice WRLD, Dead at 21

Juice WRLD, Dead at 21

Casey McCabe, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2019

With the end of the decade came the end of one of its brightest and youngest stars.  On December 8, 2019, Juice WRLD, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins was pronounced dead by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. In a since released TMZ report, the outlet claimed that Juice died from cardiac a...

A mother’s fight for justice: Lil Peep’s mom sues record label for causing her late sons death

A mother’s fight for justice: Lil Peep’s mom sues record label for causing her late sons death

Casey McCabe, Editor

October 26, 2019

The drug culture and the music culture have long influenced each other. From Pink Floyd’s obvious psychedelic influences, to Eric Clapton's self-avowed love of Colombian marching powder, music and drugs have not only coexisted, but have changed each other.  In November 2017, this relationship resulte...

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