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Musician of the week: Giveon

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Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

April 8, 2020

From collaborating with Sevn Thomas and Snoh Aalegra to being featured on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle,” the emerging R&B singer Giveon has swooned the ears of many listeners with his ardent vocals. The California-bred vocalist recently released his latest EP, “Take Time,” on March 27, g...

Musician of the week: Amber Mark

Musician of the week: Amber Mark

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

March 4, 2020

With her album “3:33am” being nominated for Best Engineered Album at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards in 2018 only two years after debuting her first single, “S P A C E,” on Soundcloud, Amber Mark is capturing the ears of music fans all around the nation. The “Monsoon” singer released her first album...

Artist of the Week: Pop Smoke

Artist of the Week: Pop Smoke

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 25, 2020

Born Bashar Barakah Jackson, the Brooklynite rapper Pop Smoke was gunned down on Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, in his Hollywood Hills home days after he released his sophomore mixtape, “Meet the Woo 2.” Only 20 years old, the “Dior” rapper had released two mixtapes in total, “Meet the Woo”...

Album of the week: ‘Changes’

Album of the week: 'Changes'

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 18, 2020

Though the controversial reviews of his resurgent single, “Yummy,” were proudly exhibited on the internet, Bieber’s Valentine’s Day album release did not disappoint. The 17-track, hour-long album “Changes” was released after a three-year hiatus in which Bieber focused on his mental health an...

Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 11, 2020

Soulful with a groovy aftertaste, Phony Ppl’s music is not for the close-minded. With their album “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” peaking at number 24 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album chart, number 15 on Trending 140 chart and number seven on the Emerging Artists chart, the Brooklynite musical group...