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Entertainment: Why Meghan Trainor Is Music’s Next Big Thing

If you weren't hip to Meghan Trainor before, it might be time to take notice, as the 21-year-old "All About That Bass" songstress, is here to stay. Like many musician's Trainor got her start at a young age, writing songs at the age of 11. She was a member of her High School's local jazz band, and even produced a self-titled album at the age of 15. It wasn't until
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“Sremmlife” Album Review: A Lot Of What’s Wrong With Today’s Hip-Hop In Debut

The youth movement in today’s hip-hop has come under heavy scrutiny.  Most of it is unfair though.  “Old School vs New School” is a topic that will never go away in any genre of music. Depending when you grew up and the sound that was popular during your adolescence all the way through your adult hood – that’s your bar for gauging what is and what is not good music.  Hip hop
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“Title” Album Review: Meghan Trainor Delivers on Debut

When doo-wop music hit the mainstream in the 1950’s, it displayed mostly teenage love and heartbreak to the tune of vocal harmonies and melodies that are still marveled at today. Doo-Wop is unquestionably one of the finest eras in music history.  Back when studios couldn’t fix a voice to sound a certain way – these artists practiced and refined their craft non-stop and sounded better live than they did recorded.  It’s always
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Young OG Project Album Review: Fabulous Makes His Mark, But Fails To Leave Stronger Imprint

Fabolous has been on the rap scene since the late 90’s when mixtapes were still a big deal and sold on the streets in ninety-minute cassette tape form. Fabolous came in at a time were most of the OG’s in the rap game were still in their prime – like Jay-Z and Nas. Fab was able to set himself apart from the rest because he emerged as one that played
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Hip-Hop: PRhyme Delivers Realness, But Falls Short

The purpose of “PRhyme” was to combine two of hip hop’s most respected craftsmen on one project.  The legendary DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9. DJ Premier is without a doubt, one of the greatest producers in the history of hip hop.  Being one half of the DJ/MC group Gangstarr (with the late Guru), Premier set a standard for that “gritty” sound which many wanted as their own in the
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Guardians of the Galaxy “Awesome Mix, Vol. 2” – What songs should be on it?

The summer blockbuster movie Guardians of the Galaxy featured a collection of songs, that Peter Quill AKA Star Lord (Chris Pratt) formed a strong attachment to over many years. The songs were assembled by Quill's mother on a tape she labeled "Awesome Mix, Vol. 1". Back on November 19th, Google Play offered up a one day free download of the chart topping “Awesome Mix, Vol. 1". Right now it can
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Music: New London Queen? Charli XCX Breaking All The Rules

Thanks to catchy pop singles such as “Sucker” “London Queen” and “Break The Rules” British pop star Charli XCX broke all the rules in music in 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABhDiXbUaBE Born Charlotte Emma Aitchison to a Scottish father and Indian mother, the 22-year-old Charli XCX burst onto the international pop scene after being featured in Iggy Azalea’s single, “Fancy”, for which she would be nominated for a 2015 Grammy in the category
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Entertainment: Jennifer Lawrence Scores Billboard Top 20 Single, “The Hanging Tree” (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14H8OzTzne4 Jennifer Lawrence is already Hollywood's golden girl, America's sweetheart, and has an Oscar to her credit. Oh. let's not forget her philanthropic nature since she is active involvement with such organizations as  The Thirst Project, the World Food Programme, Feeding America, and is and ambassador for the Special Olympics What other accomplishment could Ms. Lawrence be looking to add to her already impressive resume? How about adding a top
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Entertainment: Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Nicki Manaj, What Is Their Place In Pop?

  Thanks to Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Nicki Manaj, the future of pop music looks to be both bright and promising. Where do they fit in it? While many have their have their various gripes and beefs with Iggy, Manaj and Grande, all three are at the top of their game in terms of top-ten hits, Grammys and a genre hoping to move out of the shadows of Christina