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Blurry Lines in hip-hop: Influence vs. manipulation

Written by Kevin Paul, Asst. Entertainment Editor The lines between influence and manipulation in today’s hip-hop industry are blurry. Some of hip-hop’s most prominent figures, such as Drake and Kanye West, have been criticized for stealing content within their careers. Throughout history, influence has been a guideline within hip-hop as artists use pop culture to create distinctive records. One of ...

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Tracking the diss

Written by Kevin Paul, Asst. Entertainment Editor Throughout the history of hip-hop, diss tracks have been used as an outlet to discuss animosity or resentment between artists within the industry. From feuds between legends such as 2Pac and Biggie to recent hip-hop icons such as Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma, the aftereffects of a diss track seem to have slowed ...

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And the winner isn’t: Award show mishaps

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer Millions of people tune in to television, social media and the web to catch a glimpse of award shows. For most award shows, viewers are able to vote, so people eagerly await the moment they find out if their favorite music artist or actress will walk away with the plaque. But many times, their ...

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Writer branches out to VSU

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor Prospective student writers learned from a Georgia Hall of Famer on Feb. 23. Janisse Ray is the author of six books and a collection of eco-poetry. Her latest non-fiction book, “The Seed Underground: A Revolution to Save Food,” has won five awards and deals with the exploration of the seed-saving community. She was ...

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Thundercat “DRUNK” Preview

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Thundercat dives into a spiral of love, introspection, and madness within his third studio album “DRUNK.” Los Angeles native Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat, is a bass player who’s contributed to the lyricism and setting of Kendrick Lamar’s “Wesley’s Theory” on “To Pimp A Butterfly” to the narrative and context of Childish Gambino’s “Shadows” ...

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Future “HNDRXX” Preview

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Future is here. Atlanta-native Future sent shockwaves through hip-hop fans after revealing and debuting his fifth studio album all within a week. Before letting the dust settle, Future exposed his plans to release his sixth project “HNDRXX” this Tuesday on Twitter, with plans to envelop hip-hop listeners inside the sounds of Atlanta and the mind ...

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What in the world ever happened to WVVS Blaze FM 90.9?

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer Blaze FM was an on campus radio station, controlled by students. The station became defunct due to there being no students to take it over. After three years, VSU’s then president, Dr. Cecil Staton, turned the station over to Georgia Public Broadcasting, after creating a contract with them in 2016. GPB was supposed to ...

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Wild Adventures announces All-Star Concert performers

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Features Editor Wild Adventures announced its 2017 All-Star Concert Series lineup on Feb 13, with popular artists scheduled to grace the stage at the All-Star Amphitheater throughout the spring and summer. A variety of genres will be represented, with big-time performances by The All-American Rejects, Lynryd Skynrd, the Beach Boys, and Maddie and Tae scheduled for ...

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A new look at the trials and success of New Edition

Written by Eboni Register, Staff Writer “The New Edition Story” premiered on Jan. 24 through 26 on Black Entertainment Television. “The New Edition Story” is a six-hour long, three-part series biopic that shows the rise to fame of American boy band New Edition. Six black men, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johny Gill, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe , ...

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Filmmaker reacts to travel ban by choosing not to attend The Oscars

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Staff Writer In the wake of President Trump’s immigration ban on travelers from primarily Muslim countries, which stalls those who do not have a green card or dual citizenship from entering the United States, filmmakers from those countries will not be able to attend the Oscars. One such filmmaker, Asghar Farhardi, told The Guardian there might be ...

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