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‘Lady Lady’ Shows off Masego’s New Mature Sound

‘Lady Lady’ Shows off Masego’s New Mature Sound

Thalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Masego isn’t your average rapper. With the release of his most recent album Lady Lady, the Virginia native gives fans a new album as smooth and sexy as silk. Masego’s album sticks out with his blend of jazz, house, and trap elements. Blending these sounds is no easy feat, but the 25-year-old has...

Playlist of the Week: Homecoming 101

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Nicole Manall, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

Homecoming - Here’s a crash course to the homecoming concert featuring 30H!3 and the University of New Haven’s own, Crystal Clear. DONTTRUSTME - 30H!3  With their breakout hit into the industry, 30H!3 hits listeners hard with their interesting use of lyrics and upbeat tones. My First...

Mac Miller Album Streams Skyrocket in Wake of Death

Mac Miller Album Streams Skyrocket in Wake of Death

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

Malcolm James McCormick, better known as rapper Mac Miller, passed away on Sept. 7 at the age of 26.  Before his untimely passing, Miller released his fifth studio album, “Swimming,” and Aug. 3 the album peaked at the number 3 spot of the Billboard 200. In the wake of his death, streams and album...

Hozier’s New EP “Cries Power”

Hozier's New EP

Thalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

Nearly four years since Hozier’s debut album release, and five years after his five-time platinum single “Take Me to Church,” the Irish musician has released a new EP, “Nina Cried Power,” that is sure to move mountains. After much plea from fans around the world, Hozier released his latest four-...

Electricity; From Preview to Debut

Kiara Greene, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018

On Aug. 25, Official Charts took to twitter to announce the confirmation of Dua Lipa’s track release. This was later followed by Lipa posting a short 10 second preview of the video for “Electricity” on Sept. 4, announcing the full release date as Sept. 6. In the preview video, the camera pans ove...

Kelsea Ballerini Gives Inspiring Performance

Kelsea Ballerini Gives Inspiring Performance

Anna Downs, Entertainment Editor

September 12, 2018

Kelsea Ballerini lit up the stage at Mohegan Sun on Sept. 7 while opening for Keith Urban on his Graffiti U World Tour. Ballerini is a country-pop singer who hit the stage in Connecticut for the first time.   She opened her performance with the title track from her most recent album “Unapologetically....

Playlist of the Week: Summer Nostalgia

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Nicole Manall, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

  Summer is officially behind us and school is in full swing. Why not listen to some songs that make you reminisce about the past three months? In My Feelings - Drake Thanks to Shiggy, a popular social media personality who posted a video of himself dancing to the song, the “In My Feelings” Challe...

Mac Miller Gone too Soon at 26

Mac Miller Gone too Soon at 26

Majelique Lewis, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018

By far one of the  hardest things I have had to do is hear the words “Mac is gone.” My friend, Muhammad, called me to ask if I’d heard the news. I went to Google to check, as if it was a sick joke. And then I dropped my phone with my hands on my head. I didn't want to believe the young man who  ...

Top Live Music Scenes in Downtown New Haven

Top Live Music Scenes in Downtown New Haven

Anna Downs, Entertainment Editor

September 11, 2018

After looking into what downtown New Haven has to offer, I have come across two bars that are top contenders for a nice evening out, off campus. All the prices are reasonable for a college student. Nothing on any of the menus exceeds $24, and these locations are known for their live music. The top p...

Return of the Rap God

Return of the Rap God

Matthew Verrilli, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2018

On Aug. 31 Eminem released his tenth studio album, “Kamikaze” without announcements or promotion. The songs off the album express anger,not only at the criticism he faced from his previous album “Revival,” but at the general state of the rap industry. In“The Ringer,” “Fall,” and “Not ...

Back to School Playlist

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Nicole Manall, Contributing Writer

August 29, 2018

Welcome back, Chargers! Whether you’re starting out as a freshman or spending your last year here as a senior, have a listen to these bands that call the University of New Haven home. Jazz BBQ – Sonar Shack Sonar Shack and their jazz-inspired progressive style have been rocking the Con...

Ariana Grande Releases Fourth Studio Album

Ariana Grande Releases Fourth Studio Album

Lauren Cohen, Staff Writer

August 29, 2018

On Aug. 17,, Ariana Grande released her long-awaited fourth studio album, “Sweetener.” “Sweetener,” which has fifteen tracks, and is produced by Pharrell Williams and features collaborations by Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliot. Within the first day of its release “Sweetener” broke the U....

‘Dirty Computer’ Review

'Dirty Computer' Review

Thalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

Janelle Monáe has always been a woman of mystery, and her approach to her upcoming LP, “Dirty Computer,” is exactly that. She has crafted an amazing, intricate world based on science fiction and Afrofuturism. Monáe released her first two singles in late February. “Django Jane,” which plays...

Cardi B vs Twitter Backlash

Cardi B vs Twitter Backlash

May 1, 2018

Hip-hop’s newest princess Cardi B recently came under fire on twitter this week for twerking during her performance at Coachella. Cardi B debuted her baby bump on Saturday Night Live last week, to the surprise but glee of her fans. However, the reception of her behavior at Coachella was not the ...

Post Malone Dropping New Album Later This Month

Post Malone Dropping New Album Later This Month

Matthew Verrilli, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2018

Austin Richard Post, better known as Post Malone, is a 22-year-old hip-hop/R&B artist from New York. In July of 2015, Post released “White Iverson” and a month later he was signed to Republic Records. Since then, he has collaborated with multiple artists such as 21 Savage, 50 Cent, and Kanye...

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