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Top 10 Rap Albums of 2018

Top 10 Rap Albums of 2018

Tom Mueller, features writer December 12, 2018

Pion-Ear: Anderson .Paak

Pion-Ear: Anderson .Paak

Benji Wilton, sports editor November 16, 2018

Brandon Paak Anderson is not a rapper. His brand of hip-hop does not resemble the mainstream mumbles that dominate the top charts. Anderson .Paak is a poet. In today’s age of lean-guzzling “Lil”...

Art by Maggie Burton

Pion-Ear: Lil Pump

Daniel Kim, Feature writer November 17, 2017

Lil Pump is stepping onto the big stage. At the age of 16, the South Florida native gained nationwide attention after releasing his mixtape “D Rose” on SoundCloud in 2016. Inspired by Derrick Rose,...

art by Karma Gray

TKC Podcast: The skin I’m in

Sha'Diya Tomlin, opinions writer November 7, 2017

Sha’Diya Tomlin, Chandler Simpson, Nia Callion and Amellda Starks talk about their hair and why it is so important to black women and the struggles that come with wearing their crowns everyday.

Pion-Ear: Kendrick Lamars DAMN.

Pion-Ear: Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

Holden Foreman, web editor May 3, 2017

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth. Sound odd? As musical connoisseurs, we tend to dehumanize the artists to which we unquestioningly surrender our ears. We place musicians upon Mount Olympus and expect them to...

photo courtesy of Meddlez under the Creative Commons license

Pion-ear: Divide

Abby Geisz, copy editor March 9, 2017

Rating: 4 and a half out of 5 stars Ed Sheeran’s third album, “÷” pronounced “divide,” was released after the artist took a one-year hiatus from social media March 3. Sheeran first took the...

Sean decided to change the game long before he posed for the 2009 picture shown here.

Pion-Ear: Big Sean’s I Decided.

Holden Foreman, web editor February 24, 2017

If you asked me to name the most likeable rapper in the game, Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, aka Big Sean, would take the crown hands down (sorry Jay Z). While he may not be the best lyricist around, Sean’s...

Pion-Ear: Blue & Lonesome review

Pion-Ear: Blue & Lonesome review

Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief January 14, 2017

As the Rolling Stones’ lead guitarist Keith Richards said back in the day, “If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you may as well use two feet.” The Stones lived this mantra to the...

Pion-Ear: Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin review

Pion-Ear: Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ review

Holden Foreman, web editor January 10, 2017

“Pursuit of Happiness” is such a sweet song. I can really relate to the artist’s motivational message about doing me and removing the shackles of society and the system. But who sings it again? Kid...

Pion-Ear: Lil Dicky

Pion-Ear: Lil Dicky

Austin Cleveland, sports writer November 16, 2016

David Andrew Burd, aka Lil Dicky, aka Sweet Baby Ray, The Founder of the Sauce. The University of Virginia business major-turned-rapper is taking the rap world by storm through a new take on the same repetitive,...

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