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Kendrick Lamar Album Preview

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Compton native Kendrick Lamar hopes to catch lightning in a bottle for his fourth studio album. Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, stage name “Kendrick Lamar,” is gearing to release his tight-lipped fourth studio album from Interscope and Top Dawg Entertainment this Friday. Lamar has been very cryptic regarding the nature of the album and what theme it ...

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“Redefined” an upcoming web series focused on VSU students

Written by Michaela Leung, Entertainment/Web Editor We had a Q & A session with Quanesha Johnson, junior, mass media major about her upcoming web series “Redefined.”   ML: What is your series about? QJ:  Overall, the series signifies the many occurrences we may experience while being college students. The series will follow the life of Journey Harris, a recent high school ...

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‘The Belko Experience’ leaves audiences in suspense

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer The movie “The Belko Experiment” is a sadistic social study that reveals the dark side of a regular office job. It’s kill or be killed. Eighty American Belko Enterprise employees are trapped inside of their corporate office in Bogota, Colombia. An unknown voice echoes from the intercom system, ordering employees to engage in a ...

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Cross-Genres in hip-hop: Big steps into new waves

Written by Kevin Paul, Contributor Redefining a genre means redefining the listener. With sustainable artists, such as Nujabes and Little Dragon, to eccentric artists, such as Childish Gambino and Kanye West, the standard sound for hip-hop is slowly adapting. Popular genres such as jazz, rock and reggae have begun to seep into hip-hop, creating sounds that extend the bounds of ...

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The truth about ‘Zootopia’ is out of the cage

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Contributor With the release of the remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney continues to reuse property from the past that receives little recognition for their creator. On March 21, screenwriter Gary Goldman filed a federal lawsuit against Disney for plagiarizing his idea for their film “Zootopia.” A veteran in the film business, Goldman wrote screenplays ...

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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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Kim Kardashian Robbery recap and update

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Unless you have sworn off the internet for the past few months, you might have read that the queen of our royal family, Kim Kardashian, was robbed during Paris fashion week. On the morning of Oct. 3, Kardashian was held at gunpoint by two masked men, who were disguised as police officers, in her Paris ...

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Hollywood mourns the loss of Mary Tyler Moore

Written by Tyler Gibbs, Staff Writer Mary Tyler Moore showed the world that women can accomplish their dreams. On Wednesday, the world lost a beloved female actor known for paving a way for the women that followed in her footsteps. Moore came from a problematic household. After leaving her home in pursuit of a job in dancing, she debuted on a ...

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Mariah Carey speaks out on New Year’s Eve performance

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer Mariah Carey has finally spoken out about her taunted New Year’s Eve performance at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve concert. After the huge blowout, the famous popstar responded to her fans and viewers via Twitter. She tweeted, “In my own words,” followed by a two minute audio recording on her Twitter account. The ...

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Chris Brown and Soulja Boy plan to fight it out

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Chris Brown and Soulja Boy are going to settle their differences in the boxing ring. Chris Brown has a history of being a hothead, and with Soulja Boy seeming to love the limelight, it was only a matter of time until the two clashed. The beef began when rapper, Soulja Boy, liked an Instagram ...

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