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Album review: Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

Album review:  Kanye West's “The Life of Pablo” does not disappoint for hip-hop fans

By Jake Valentine

February 21, 2016

Whether you love or hate Kanye, there’s no denying that he’s one of the most influential artists of this generation. What’s so polarizing about Kanye is not only his unpredictable behavior that you can’t look away from, but also the fact that almost everyone has an opinion about him. He’s not just ...

R&B artist SoMo to perform at The Canopy Club

SoMo, or Joseph Somers-Morales, will perform at 9 p.m. at The Canopy Club on Tuesday.

By Alexander Vassiliadis

April 29, 2014

Originally a rhythm and blues cover artist on YouTube, SoMo is now spreading beyond the Internet. SoMo is a R&B and pop singer-songwriter on Republic Records. His videos quickly gained traction, with upward of 4 million views on his most-viewed video — a cover of Drake’s “Take Care.” SoMo’...

University freshman Frank Leone prepares to release new rap album

Photos courtesy of Zach Dalzell Frank Leone, freshman in Music, is preparing for the release of his first full-length project, “#EnterWILD,” expected to come out in late May or early June. As an up-and-coming hip-hop rapper, Leone has collaborated with several major musicians in the Chicago music scene.

April 8, 2014

With the upcoming release of his new album “#EnterWILD,” rapper Frank Leone is bringing music that he calls “unique, loud and powerful” to the music industry. Leone, also known as Samuel Flannigan, freshman in Music, performed Thursday night at The Canopy Club and promoted the future release...