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Lil' Wayne's Latest: A Hit or A Miss? (Hit)

Rating: *****Last Monday was Lil’ Wayne’s birthday, but the rap star didn’t celebrate it by licking lollipops or swigging Patrn. Weezy, confined in Rikers Island for weapons charges, nonetheless found a way to celebrate by digitally releasing I Am Not a Human Being, his ninth...

Concert Review: New Talent Mike Posner Gives Inventive Performance at CMC

Twenty-one years old and completing his senior year at Duke University, Mike Posner is just a regular college-going guy. That is, aside from the fact that he’s a singer, songwriter, and producer, has brought out two mixtapes in one year, and has signed a label deal with J Records.When...

Girl Talk Creates Beats and a Buzz at Harwood Halloween

I am sure that all of you have mixed feelings about the Girl Talk concert last Saturday. Everyone seemed to be complaining about the pushing and shoving, being trampled and squashed. Excuse me, you went to a concert in a parking lot full of drunk college kids—why would you not expect such...

Music Review: In “She Wolf,” Shakira Embraces Global Flair

What do Madonna, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, and Shakira have in common, apart from their ability to do that back-of-throat ululation with their voices? They are the four richest women in the music industry.How did Shakira get to the top with such legendary female artists?Shakira said she is...

Music Review: New Paramore Album Disappoints, But What Did You Expect?

Most music buffs turn their noses up at Paramore. And why wouldn’t they? Paramore comes off as just another bubble gum punk band that sounds too immature to be taken seriously. Brand New Eyes, the band’s latest album, is not too different from their previous two albums. They still...

Music Review: Jay-Z's “The Blueprint 3”

I am not normally a big Jay-Z fan, and am definitely not a fan of the previous Blueprint releases. I couldn’t understand why Jay-Z would add another chapter to the series, instead of making a sequel to The Black Album. However, the forty-year-old rap legend obviously knew what he was doing...

Music Review: Pearl Jam Creates a Fresh Sound

You’ve probably heard of Backspacer, Pearl Jam’s latest hit album, from the new commercial for Target. The band used this opportunity to launch their first single from the album, “The Fixer,” which was an instant success. The upbeat, catchy, and perfectly arranged rock...

Review: Muse, The Resistance

“Rise up and take the power back, it’s time that the fat cats had a heart attack.” Muse has returned with their new upbeat three-suite album, The Resistance. In the style of their major hits “Starlight” and “Super Massive Black Hole,” their latest album...

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