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People Poll: Who would you like to see in music this year?

Fourteen days into 2021, and some of today’s popular music artists are already coming out with hits such as “Good Days” by R&B artist SZA and the female rap collaboration “Best Friend” by Saweetie featuring Doja Cat, which is currently trending at number one on YouTube. During the first two weeks in 2021, popular music artist SZA and Saweetie came ...

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Column:Find your American Tune to help get you through COVID-19

“We come in the age’s most uncertain hour and sing an American Tune.” Though it hasn’t been in the charts since it was released on Paul Simon’s 1973 album There Goes   Simon, this line is surprisingly accurate and comforting in 2020’s pandemic-stricken world. Lots of music comes out every year, and this year has been no exception. Most of ...

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Black History Month playlist: 10 essential songs

Throughout history, musicians have used their art as a form of communicating messages. For minorities, not only can music relay a message, but it can be a form of protest, a call to action, a celebration of cultures and more. Black artists have used their voices to create an everlasting impact in the music industry through genres such as country, ...

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VSU hosts Turkish musician Latif Bolat

Mysticism of Turkey and the Sufis will be explored tonight, Oct. 29. Philosophy and Religious Studies club will be hosting Latif Bolat, a well-established Turkish musician, in April Library Auditorium room 1160 at 7 p.m. Bolat has traveled around the world, performing at multiple universities and events, and has released four successful albums in the U.S. He perform music and ...

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Album Spotlight: Brockhampton’s GINGER

Brockhampton has come out with a new album titled GINGER and the fans are going crazy. The band teased fans on social media a few times throughout the months coming towards the album release and it is finally here. So let’s talk about it. GINGER was released on August 23. The album consists of 12 songs, all with different flows ...

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Remembering a legend: Selena Quintanilla-Perez

On this day, 24 years ago, legendary Tejano popstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez drew her last breath. Although Selena’s life was cut short, her legacy lives on, not only through her fans but through her achievements and unique personality. Selena was murdered in cold blood by Yolanda Saldívar on March 31, 1995, at the Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas. Saldívar ...

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Alumni Spotlight: KPthewolf to play at SXSW

Some VSU alumni go on to claim impressive feats, and one alumnus is claiming his in at the South West Music Festival, commonly known as SXSW. Phillip Walton, known to his friends as KP and to his fans and followers as In fact, his performance at SXSW comes just before the launch of his album “War on Cupid,” which will ...

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Review: “Sweetner” shows cohesion and growth

Ariana Grande is one of the ex-Nickelodeon acts that continue to prove to everyone why the “ex” is a good thing. Grande is always trying to move pop music forward for future generations, and her fourth studio album, “Sweetener,” was nothing different. Out of her four studio albums, this one shows the most growth and cohesion as a body of ...

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Review: ‘A Love Letter to You 2’ a piece of art

The music charts have taken a sharp turn with the releases of some of the most beautiful albums of this generation. We have seen albums from “4:44” by Jay Z to “Stoney” by Post Malone. Both installments are far from similar, but for one Ohio native, rage and love combine into one beautiful project.  Trippie Redd is the latest lyrical prodigy to take the world by storm. He’s delivered one of ...

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Jazz, caribbean rhythms flow through Pops in the Park

Pops in the Park was hosted by the Music Scholarship Alliance on Thursday, Oct. 5th at the Fine Arts Building Amphitheatre. This event featured performances by VSU’s very own: The Spotlighters, the Steel Drum Band and faculty and student jazz ensembles. Special guest Danté Flowers also entertained playing the piano. Flowers is the owner and chief executive officer of Enhanced ...

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