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Drake’s mainstream appeal widens rap audience
Opinion

Drake’s mainstream appeal widens rap audience

Drake dropped his new playlist “More Life” last week, and it was immediately successful in both popular and critic reviews. It set a record with 89.9 million streams in the first 24 hours on Apple Music. Drake has created such a large following by appealing to many different people to whom rap hasn’t necessarily always…

The Grammys are a celebration of industry ties, not music
Opinion

The Grammys are a celebration of industry ties, not music

The Grammy Awards are not about music but a self-congratulatory congregation, celebrating the labels that have good connections with promotional companies and radio stations. Exhibit A is Drake’s nomination for “Views,” which was the most underwhelming album released last year. So why was he nominated? Drake sold over a million copies of “Views” the first…

PLAYLIST: Sha-la-la Songs for Shalala
Audio, Blogs, Featured, Shalala, UBuzz

PLAYLIST: Sha-la-la Songs for Shalala

In honor of President Donna E. Shalala’s announcement that she will be stepping down at the end of the semester,  The Miami Hurricane has created a playlist. SEE ALSO: Tailgate Like a Cane Each of the songs has the words “Sha La La” in the lyrics, like an ode to Shalala. Of course, we’ve included…

Photos of the Week
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Photos of the Week

Zach Deputy looped and layered chord progressions, bass, beat boxing, drum sounds, vocals, and guitar at the Rathskeller on Tuesday night. Deputy is best known for his style of island-infused drum n' bass gospel ninja soul music. Victorica McKaba // Contributing Photographer Students were encourage to sign a Pledge to be Kind at the First...
Frost School singer releases second EP
News, Profiles

Frost School singer releases second EP

During the 15-minute break between class, sophomore Jared Dylan camouflages in the sea of scattering students with Arctic Monkeys blasting in his ear buds. The music business major is one of the nation’s youngest and most talented songwriters and was awarded the prestigious John Lennon Scholarship on Sept. 24. “I was sitting in the dining…

Festival Miami to feature Grammy-winning performers
Campus Life, News

Festival Miami to feature Grammy-winning performers

Grammy-winning artists Gloria Estefan and Joshua Bell will perform alongside student musicians and faculty at the Frost School of Music’s annual Festival Miami concert series. A month-long event, Festival Miami begins Tuesday and is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Many of the performances will be held at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall. The concert…

Top places to get your techno on in Miami
Edge, Music

Top places to get your techno on in Miami

It blares during campus events and from cars stuck in U.S. 1 traffic. It creates the ambiance in frozen yogurt shops and clothing boutiques. It emanates from almost every bar between Homestead and Bal Harbour. It becomes the heartbeat of the city for the month of March. “It” is techno and, love it or hate…

Musician-student creates album outside studio
Edge, Music, Q & A + Profiles

Musician-student creates album outside studio

Sometimes walking around UM is like wandering around a music festival. People blast homemade remixes from open dorm rooms, or sit by the lake strumming guitars. Walking past the Frost School, you’ll hear singers rehearsing, or you’ll walk in on a quartet practicing for a show. With so much talent on campus, it can be…

Opinion

Marching band hazing often overlooked

Last year, when I read an article in The New York Times about the gruesome death that resulted from “blunt force trauma that caused hemorrhaging and left deep bruises on a man’s chest, arms, shoulder and back,” I expected the story to recount murder by an armed and dangerous criminal. But I was heartbroken to…

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