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A dish best served hot: Dissecting the Drake, Kendrick and J. Cole beef

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter April 17, 2024

Rap beef has always been a contentious field. Nas vs. Jay-Z, Biggie vs. Tupac, Eminem vs. Ja Rule. Everyone wants to have the one-up on each other.  The recent rap beef between J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar...

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‘WE DON’T TRUST YOU:’ Future and Metro Boomin’s collaborative trap master class

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter March 27, 2024

Future’s style and lyricism have not changed in the past decade. Despite this, he still makes hit after hit and is as infectious as ever. Why is this? Thank Metro Boomin.  The 30-year-old three-time...

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A week in hip-hop: 21 Savage vs. Kid Cudi

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter January 17, 2024

For only being the third week in January, two rappers have definitely made a splash already. Kid Cudi and 21 Savage have been carving their own lanes for a while now.  Cudi has been known to expand...

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‘Sweet Justice:’ A fierce display of Tkay Maidza’s skills

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter November 8, 2023

Rap is a battlefield — everyone is going after everyone and trying to get the one up on each other. Flows, genres, scenes and cliques are constantly evolving to fit the current day and its trends.  I...

‘Scarlet:’ All of Doja Cat’s different shades 

‘Scarlet:’ All of Doja Cat’s different shades 

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter September 27, 2023

Doja Cat’s newest album “Scarlet” — released on Friday, Sept. 22 — is a mixed bag.  On the album, Doja ditches her more traditionally pop soundscape — like “Say So” and “Kiss Me More”...

50 Cent’s The Final Lap Tour ignites Detroit

50 Cent’s ‘The Final Lap Tour’ ignites Detroit

Summer Weathers, Sports Reporter September 27, 2023

Detroit — known as the city with deep musical roots — witnessed a historic night on Sunday, Sept. 17, as rapper 50 Cent graced the stage at the Pine Knob Music Theatre as a part of his “Final Lap...

Pink Tape: How Lil Uzi Vert overwhelms the senses and themselves

‘Pink Tape:’ How Lil Uzi Vert overwhelms the senses and themselves

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter July 19, 2023

Bursting at the seams with relentless energy, the 27-year-old Philadelphia native, Lil Uzi Vert, blatantly wears their influences on their sleeve while trying to branch out into something new — something...

SPB hosted Step Afrika! on Jan. 27 in the banquet rooms in the Oakland Center to perform for the students at Oakland University. Step Afrika! is the first worldwide company dedicated to promoting the tradition of stepping as a motivational, healthy tool for individuals.

Step Afrika! visits Oakland

Sarah Lawrence January 31, 2016

On Jan. 27, the Student Program Board of Oakland University welcomed members of Step Afrika! to perform in the Banquet Rooms of the Oakland Center as one of the semester’s diversity events.Step Afrika!...

Dr. Emery Patchauer introduced a new way of learning by adding hip-hop to his teaching methods. 

Remixing the classroom

Rachel Williams January 17, 2016

Education and hip-hop seem like two separate worlds.  However, Dr. Emery Petchauer has merged these two passions of his to reinvent the way educators encourage participation and creativity in the classroom.Petchauer...

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