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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


Filed under Life & Culture

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 ...

JMSN brings R&B sounds to Canopy

JMSN brings R&B sounds to Canopy

By Mara Shaprio

September 1, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

For Detroit-based artist Christian Berishaj, also known as JMSN, music has always been an important part of his life. “It’s me. It’s JMSN,” he said. “There’s only one of me, and that’s what makes me unique.”The R&B artist, however, didn’t break into the music industry until 10 years ago, ...

New musicians to dominate Grammys

By Alexander Vassiliadis

January 23, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

On Sunday night, millions across the United States will have their eyes glued to the television, waiting to see their favorite musicians receive one of the highest awards in the music business: the Grammy.  Before getting into specifics, if someone were to ask me to describe this year’s Grammy awards with on...