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“YBN: The Mixtape” review

“YBN: The Mixtape” review

Trevor Wilson, Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

In the the hip-hop world, YBN is still quite new to the scene. What started as a gaming crew turned out to be one of the hottest young hip-hop groups of the year.

Why do people hate Russ?

Why do people hate Russ?

Tiffany Chasse, Contributor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The rapper’s lack of empathy and unpredictable reactions are not his only downfall — many dislike the rising star's notoriously confident persona.

Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B: A full timeline

Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B: A full timeline

Nami Yamaguchi, Contributor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

How will each rapper recover from this drama? Should we expect more shady tweets and diss tracks to come? Only time will tell, but this story seems far from over.

Gucci Mane, Smokepurpp, Carnage and more to play on campus in November

Gucci Mane, Smokepurpp, Carnage and more to play on campus in November

Liv Charbonneau, Contributor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The event is open to the public, but UMass students can probably dodge the $10 parking fee considering that the venue is a stone’s throw away from the Rec Center.

‘Keeping Shop’: The 25-year journey of the Doo Wop Shop

‘Keeping Shop’: The 25-year journey of the Doo Wop Shop

Maria Manning, Contributor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

The documentary "Keeping Shop" gives fans a behind-the-scenes look into the group's past four years, the history of the Doo Wop Shop, the triumphs they've had and the role a capella has played in the lives of its members.

Eminem’s “Kamikaze” — Clever or corny?

Eminem’s “Kamikaze” — Clever or corny?

Jonathan Kermah, Entertainment Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Some of Eminem's verses on "Kamikaze" are just dad jokes disguised as rap lyrics.

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

Entertainment Staff

April 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, TV/Movies

The Amherst Wire Entertainment staff reflect on this week in the entertainment world

Rich the Kid’s “The World is Yours” album lies — It’s not yours, it’s his

Rich the Kid’s “The World is Yours” album lies — It’s not yours, it’s his

Jack Hamm, Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

If the fat stacks of 20s and pink Vice City font don’t convince you that Rich the Kid rules the earth, I don’t know what will. The 14-track debut album of the “Money Way” movement leader slices and dices fresh trap beats with confident exuberance and an all-star squad of features.

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