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Danny Brown makes his own ‘Best Life’

Jackson Volenec — Reporter In the new single “Best Life” from rapper Danny Brown’s upcoming new album, the artist uses the talents and skills he has obtained throughout his career, but with a simple throwback style that reminisces his first albums and the 90’s boom-bap rap music that inspired them. This is not an observation that requires deep analysis, as

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SiR’s “Chasing Summer” captures the season

Essence Boyd — News Editor Singer, songwriter and record producer Sir Darryl Francis, better known as “SiR,” debuted his second official album “Chasing Summer” on Aug. 30, and it is definitely a mood. The 14-track album is not chasing anything as it places you back into those steamy summer days and unforgettable summer nights. The album includes features from artists

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Irish singer brings multicultural sound

August Pelliccio—Photo Editor Delicately beautiful Persian vocals, Spanish-style classical guitar, Middle Eastern winds and strings: influences from around the globe round out the newest album by Irish singer Glen Hansard. The album, “This Wild Willing,” is the most experimental project Hansard has released in recent years. The artist spent time in Paris, France while recording the album, and invited new

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Billie Eilish’s sound switches up styles in her new album

Essence Boyd—Copy Editor The haunting carousel ride that is Billie Eilish has become the poster child for the new genre of introverted pop. With the help of her brother Finneas O’Connell, the 17-year-old choir singer gone mad has brought our worst nightmare and best daydream together to create a monstrous medley you will not be able to stop listening to.

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New Marvin Gaye tracks draw a parallel between yesterday and today

August Pelliccio—Photo Editor Not often does such an iconic artist have an entire posthumous album published, but Marvin Gaye’s “You’re the Man” sounds as appropriate today as ever. Though the tracks on the album were recorded in the early 1970s, all but two have been unreleased until now. The album is eclectic in message, varying from love songs to political

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