Well known for his ability to adapt and cater to all audiences, music-veteran Ty Dolla $ign proves he is the ultimate genre-bender on the appropriately titled “Featuring Ty Dolla $ign,” released Oct. 23, 2020.
It is a positive sign that Grande isn’t trying to recreate the massive success of “Thank U, Next,” but rather allowing herself to evolve artistically. She’s just making music that makes her happy, and no one can complain about that.
Five years after the conclusion of the hit musical television show “Glee,” Grammy award-winning cast member Amber Riley finally graced fans with the release of her debut studio EP. A major switch-up from her Broadway and pop tunes on the Ryan Murphy-produced “Glee,” “RILEY” is stripped of all the usual glitz and glamour of show business.
(Pop) culture clash: The violent feud between Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez that resulted in…an album?
It has been a developing story since July: a rich intermix of backhanded tweets, fiery Instagram Lives and catchy diss tracks. The heated feud between trending rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez is nothing short of intriguing, if not deeply concerning. And, until recently, Lanez remained dubiously silent.
His debut single, “Tell Everybody I Don’t,” already has more than 220,000 hits on YouTube, an impressive feat for a song accompanied by a homemade music video (complete with pantsless dancing) made from the confines of quarantine.
Maybe the comparisons to African wildlife were unnecessary, but they do convey that high school drama seems ridiculous when put into perspective. The way both Regina and Cady rise and fall from fame reveals just how superficial and insignificant high school popularity is.
While many student organizations have been forced to stop meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tufaan—the university’s only South Asian fusion a capella group—has not let the virtual transition stop their thunder.
Whether you are a West stan or not, music does need a change of command, and it is in the power of artists to join together to demand fairer treatment. If it’s West that leads the way, then so be it.
We grow up with the characters we love. We see them at their best and worst; we know their weaknesses and their strengths. We exalt their victories and mourn their losses, and we flare with anger and frustration when they are challenged or antagonized. Imperfect as they are, we accept them, and, like our friends in real life, we often overlook and excuse their bad behavior simply because we love them.
This past Sunday, Aug. 30, MTV hosted what was…a solid first attempt at a large-scale awards show during the age of Coronavirus. Here’s a closer look at the moments that worked, the moments that didn’t and the moments we’d rather forget.