Articles

By: Rebecca O. Fri, 04/26/2019
Owls

After the 2018 release of their debut album Icaros, the British electronic-soul quartet Noya Rao returns with new music on the 26th of April. The band’s new record, an EP named Owls, effortlessly blends a multitude of genres, similar to its predecessor. Comparable to acts like Little Dragon, James Blake, and Polica, the Leeds-based quartet plays with lo-fi hip-hop and soulful electronica. One of Noya Rao’s unique attributes is the band’s way of allowing each sound and instrument to be distinct enough to display its unique richness and still blend into a harmonic arrangement.

By: Rebecca O. Tue, 03/05/2019
Power Women: The Rise of Female Rappers

With her painfully public feuds, love for explicit language, and controversial past, Afro-Latina rapper Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, better known as Cardi B, may not be considered as an ideal role model for young women by the general public. Nevertheless, the 26-year old New Yorker just made history; at the 61st annual Grammy Awards earlier this year, Cardi B won the category “Best Rap Album” for her 2018 release “Invasion of Privacy,” making her the first female solo artist to ever achieve this. Role model or not, Cardi B’s win marks an important milestone in the history and continuous rise of female rap.

By: Rebecca O. Thu, 02/21/2019
Thank u, next: Ariana Grande makes history

In 1964, the Beatles broke records as they simultaneously occupied the top three spots of the Billboard Hot 100 with their hit songs “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Do You Want to Know A Secret?” and “Twist and Shout.” This week, nearly sixty years later, New York-Italian pop singer Ariana Grande has achieved the same accomplishment as three singles from her fifth studio album take the lead among the most popular songs in the world.