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Why new-school posthumous rap albums are trash

Why new-school posthumous rap albums are trash

Casey McCabe, Editor

November 7, 2019

The posthumous album release is by no means a new thing in the music industry.  One of the early examples of a successful posthumous album release was Otis Redding’s classic “Dock of the Bay” that was released in 1968, just months after his death in December of 1967.  A more recent example w...

The court ethics of hip hop

The court ethics of hip hop

Casey McCabe, Editor

November 6, 2019

Hip hop and rap as a genre has always been political, from the Days of N.W.A. all the way to Childish Gambino’s “This is America.”  With this inherently political connotation, hip hop also portrays a certain kind of authenticity that is not assumed in other genres of music.  In other words, hip...

Trump vs. China proves patience is a virtue

Max Fagan, Contributor

September 12, 2019

With a U.S. goods trade deficit from China of nearly $420 billion in 2018, one of President Trump's primary campaign goals is to help eliminate some of the ridiculously large deficits we are forced to bear. The Trump administration believes that these practices have put U.S. companies at a disad...

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