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J. Cole’s “ATM” is RAD

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After two years since the release of his album 4 Your Eyez Only, Jermaine Cole, most popularly known as J. Cole, debuted his fifth studio album on April 20 titled KOD. Of the most notable track off the album, “ATM” has received the most attention. In this song he raps about the disillusionment of dollar signs ...

Song of the Week: “Not Able” by Hop Along

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Hop Along, the Philadelphia raised indie-rock band, released their fourth album titled, “Bark Your Head off, Dog” on April 6. The varied styles used on the record are all memorable in their right, but it is the track, “Not Able” and its distinct tone and message that sets it or apart or rather...

Breaking Benjamin’s New Album: Ember

Nicole Estrada, Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Breaking Benjamin is on a roll with release of their new album Ember.  With the release of their first single, “Red Cold River” on Jan. 5, fans have been waiting for an album to come out.   In the song “The Dark of You”, Burnley brought in singer-dancer Derek Hough to help with a fr...

Harry Styles “Medicine”

Ysabelle Canilao, Photographer

March 30, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Harry Styles, a member of One Direction, recently kicked off his world tour in Paris by debuting his song “Medicine.” Styles also performed the song “Anna” for the first time. With the extended hiatus One Direction has been on for two years, it is not surprising to see him finally being able t...

Fifth Harmony Takes a Hiatus

Corey Ocasio, Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Over a year after former member Camila Cabello’s departure, the girl group Fifth Harmony altogether decided to take an indefinite hiatus in order to pursue solo careers and broaden their areas of expertise. The group took to Twitter on Monday, March 19 to confirm their brief separation and were met w...

Tory Lanez’ New Album

Nicole Estrada, Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After almost a decade since Daystar Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez, started his career, he released his second album Memories Don’t Die (2018), on Friday, March 23. Lanez’ inspiration towards this album was the memories that he had made with the new people and experiences he discovered.   ...

10,000 Hours of PRETTYMUCH, Please!

Makayla Riley, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Los Angeles based boy pop band PRETTYMUCH has released their brand new single of the year and is ready to show some love to all their BEANZ fans.  On Valentine's Day, their song "10,000 Hours" hit digital streaming services and has already gained a million streams.   “10,000 Hours” is abo...

Bike Dream by Rostam

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

February 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

On Jan. 30, former Vampire Weekend band member and music producer Rostam Batmanglij debuted his first single, Bike Dream off his solo album Half-Light. Adopting the simplistic stage name, Rostam, the singer candidly reveals his innermost thoughts within the personal album all while incorporating an upbeat sound reminiscent o...

“Finesse” by Bruno Mars

Nicole Estrada, Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

“Finesse” appeared in Bruno Mars 24K Album, but was later revamped by Cardi B. “Finesse” brings a little 90s style, with the beat and clothing used in the colorful music video. Since the single’s release on Jan. 4, fans have gone crazy dancing to this upbeat jam!   “Finesse...

Song of the Week: ‘God’s Plan” by Drake

Makayla Riley, Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

Three time Grammy-award winning rapper Drake released his EP titled Scary Hours late January 19 to all music streaming services.  One of the songs on the EP called God’s Plan has gained a lot of popularity and has surpassed a million views, whether it be on Spotify or Apple Music.   God’s Plan has re...

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