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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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‘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...

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‘For All The Dogs:’ A pitiful attempt at cutthroat anthems

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter October 11, 2023

Drake has always been a cultural zeitgeist for many years. His success has been a slow build-up from humble beginnings on the show “Degrassi” to his early mixtapes, to massive hits such as 2016’s...

‘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”...

Rockim Williamson is a musician and frontman of the band, Confidence.

People of OU: Musical artist and band frontman Rockim Williamson

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter April 13, 2022

Rockim Williamson is the frontman of Confidence, an R&B and rap group comprised of Oakland University students. Through his art, he wants to bring people together — which he believes is the purpose...

Drew’s Review: What’s the deal with all the rap?

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist November 15, 2016

Nope, no top 10 list for you and all your friends to debate around the lunch table this week. Instead, I’ll explain why hip-hop music receives a disproportionate, though deserved, amount of coverage...

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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