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UMass Amherst student and artist Chris Focus hopes to make a name for himself in the rap industry

UMass Amherst student and artist Chris Focus hopes to make a name for himself in the rap industry

Astghik Dion, Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

"I think if I become famous I'll be the first person to ever rap in Shutesbury period so that’ll be cool."

Grande Sounds Off Against Grammy Producer

Grande Sounds Off Against Grammy Producer

Kacey Connolly, Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Considering the entire theme of this year’s Grammy Awards was dedicated to female empowerment due to the deep lack of female nominees last year, Ken Ehrlich shouldn’t have started beef with two of the most famous and influential female artists in the music industry.

Future, Gunna and Ty Dolla $ign Are Mullins Center Bound

Future, Gunna and Ty Dolla $ign Are Mullins Center Bound

Meghan Carney, Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

On Wednesday, Feb. 13th UMass students received an email from Student Affairs and Campus Life, and presumably thousands of group chats rang out notifications of the screenshot sent throughout campus. The email contained the flyer for the Fifth Annual Mullins Live! Concert, or more commonly known to stude...

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 36

808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 36

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

February 8, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Podcasts, Showcase, Sports

The boys are joined by Chris Iacobucci to talk all the latest trades and the trade that never was.

Boogie goes all out on “Everythings for Sale”

Boogie goes all out on “Everythings for Sale”

Oliver Sampson, Contributor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

“Everythings for Sale” is a stand out release during a time in hip-hop where many albums get lost in the fray.

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 35

808s and Ankle Breaks Podcast: Episode 35

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

January 31, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Podcasts, Showcase

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson discuss Boogie's Everythings for Sale" (11:30), The Knicks and Mavericks' blockbuster trade, and Anthony Davis trade talks (28:05). Listen here: Apple  Spotify Slap or Skip playlists: Apple Spotify Follow us on Twitter @808s_Abreaks. Email Jona...

Does Soulja Boy have a point?

Does Soulja Boy have a point?

Jonathan Kermah, Entertainment Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Once a chart-topping rapper, the former hit maker is rejuvenating his status with trolling and rap beefs galore.

Consistency is key on Future’s “The WIZRD”

Consistency is key on Future’s “The WIZRD”

Trevor Wilson, Assistant Entertainment Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Despite its sonic similarities to previous Future projects, "The WIZRD” serves as another testament to Future’s uniformity.

Five holiday songs you’ve probably had enough of

Five holiday songs you’ve probably had enough of

Brian Choquet, News Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Christmas cheer can be a nice feeling – unless you’re a Grinch like me.

Earl Sweatshirt opens up on his captivating album “Some Rap Songs”

Earl Sweatshirt opens up on his captivating album “Some Rap Songs”

Trevor Wilson, Assistant Entertainment Editor

December 16, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

In just 24 minutes, Earl manages to piece together a project that feels like an entire experience.

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