The Downey Legend

Stay Gallery Presents “Dogbite”

Corey Ocasio, Writer

May 21, 2018

The Stay Gallery, an art mecca located within the heart of Downey, has blossomed from just starting off as the small-scale space it was in 2012 to an outlet where people of all ages can express their creativity through art while being provided with an environment where they can be themselves. Along w...

Death of Avicii

Hector Diaz, Writer

May 21, 2018

Two weeks ago on April 20, Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better known as his stage name Avicii, was found dead while on vacation in Muscat, Oman. Bergling passed away at the age of 28 due to an unknown cause of death, leaving his family members and fans profoundly shocked. His unexpected death and unclea...

J. Cole’s “ATM” is RAD

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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