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College Park’s 2 Chainz and Hollygrove’s Lil Wayne have joined forces to create Collegrove. Fans have been anticipating a collaboration album since the first rumors in 2013, but, unfortunately, it’s not everything fans hoped it would be. The album starts out strong, with the first song, “Dedication.” Although it is a solo act by 2 Chainz, with Lil Wayne only talking in the introduction and not rapping, it is a dedication from the latter to the former. Contrary to what many rap fans criticize 2 Chainz for, he has proven he can tell a story through music. “Dedication” tells the story of how without Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz never would have become the star that he has become in the last few years. Tunechi and Tity Boi have a history of releasing hits together, from “Duffle Bag Boy” to “Rich as Fuck.” The highlight of the album comes with the…

Very few bands in history can say their impact on music spans over five decades. One group that can undoubtedly make that claim is George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic. Long before To Pimp A Butterfly, before Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre popularized “G-Funk,” and before The Red Hot Chili Peppers recorded “Dani California,” there was George Clinton. Without Clinton, none of those things would have come to fruition. In 2016, George Clinton isn’t necessarily a name that’s heard everyday – which is unfortunate, because he has influenced too many artists to count since mastering P-Funk in the 1970s. What kind of group is Parliament-Funkadelic? They’re the group that became the largest band ever inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with 16 members in 1997. They’ve been listed on Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Artists of All Time,” and made it onto Spin Magazine’s 2002 list as one of the 10…

Wiz Khalifa’s fifth studio album named Khalifa, released on February 5, 2016, features some of his best work to date. Khalifa is the first of two studio albums to be released in 2016 from the Pittsburgh rapper, the second being Rolling Papers 2.. Wiz Khalifa is a versatile artist with a unique style. If you listen to his 2006 debut album Show and Prove, you’ll notice that everything from the production to Khalifa’s flow, and even the content is different from what we hear on Khalifa – yet the rapper has always found a way to remain true to himself while delivering quality music to his fans. Wiz’s flexibility is clear throughout the 13 songs on Khalifa as he switches from his unique Pittsburgh flow on songs like “Cowboy” to a trap style of rap in “Most of Us” to signing on “Call Waiting.” After the major success his 2015…

It was July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the surface of the Moon, blowing the minds of the 125 million Americans who watched the moonwalk on television. Nearly 50 years later, people are wondering what’s next for mankind. Ever since the U.S. flag was planted onto the lunar surface, colonizing outer space has been a dream of space nerds everywhere. Despite there being no manned missions to Mars, it remains the focus of our next destination. Many dream of a permanent settlement on Mars, but there are naturally several boundaries preventing human settlement, and science has not yet found the answers to any of these problems. This begs the question: is colonizing Mars a foreseeable possibility, and if not, is any planet? Mars One, a non-profit organization with the goal of a permanent settlement on Mars, plans to depart people on a one-way trip…

Meek Mill released four surprise songs on the mixtape 4/4 as his fans await the arrival of Dreamchasers 4 and as he awaits trial. The unannounced project was released on January 16, his first release since his 2015 album Dreams Worth More Than Money. 4/4 is Meek’s first batch of new material since Drake’s “Back to Back” diss, which ended Meek’s career according to memes all across the Twittersphere, and his only music released during his ongoing legal battle regarding his probation violation. Needless to say, Meek Mill has a lot of work to do to recover from the shaky 2015 he had. The mixtape opens with “Pray For ‘Em,” and it doesn’t take long for Meek to throw jabs at Drake. One of the opening lines is “OGs see me coming through and they say ‘that’s that baller.’ That’s that nigga really started from the bottom, really in that…

Edited by Jon W, Ricky, Jess On October 1, 2001, Jayceon Taylor was in his Compton apartment when he was shot five times and left for dead. He harvested the strength to make a phone and call 911 in time to be saved. Taylor spent numerous days in a coma before recovering. While hospitalized, Taylor came to the realization that he wanted to be a rapper. He gave himself the moniker “The Game” and less than four years later, his debut album The Documentary was released under Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment.   The Documentary was an instant classic. It was released in January 2005, the album sold over half a million copies within a week, and close to 5 million since. It was initially set to be released as Nigga Wit’ Attitude: Volume 1, a reference to the group N.W.A, but the name had to be changed for legal reasons.…

The James Bond movie franchise has made over $6 billion  at the box office since the release of its first movie, Dr. No, in 1962. All the Ian Fleming novels, the spinoffs, the video games, and countless paraphernalia helped create an incredibly profitable cultural icon in 007 . Each entry in the Bond franchise creates a lot of expectations from its audience. For fans, getting to read the “Bond Is Back!” headlines gets fans excited for the film and all the activity surrounding its release.  The theme song for each movie generates an intense excitement, not just from the quality of the song but also from the celebrity chosen to write and perform it. Ever since Monty Norman and John Barry composed and recorded the first, and extremely recognizable theme song, over 20 other well known artists have recorded James Bond themes. While each song could be classified in a…

The Stony Brook men’s rugby team just fell  short of capturing the Empire State Rugby Conference Championship on Sunday, November 8 in a nail-biting 32-28 loss against Syracuse University. Stony Brook had the momentum heading into the game on Sunday, winning four of its last five games, with one of those wins coming against Syracuse. The Seawolves had been an offensive powerhouse as of late, outscoring their opponents 186 to 35 in the three combined games prior to the Sunday matchup. Despite their recent success, the Seawolves struggled early in the game, trailing the Syracuse Hammerheads 24-7 at halftime. At halftime, Assistant Coach Don Toomey said that he had faith in his team to make a comeback. “We’re capable of firing right back,” Toomey said. “We were down last time against these guys, and we won by a try.” Stony Brook’s offense was revitalized in the second half, as the…

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death. Hendrix remains a household name,  is on millions of people’s list of favorite musicians, and not only forever changed music, but also left his mark on pop culture. In honor of Jimi Hendrix, here are 45 things you should know about the musical icon. 1. His major career spanned only four years. Hendrix’s career technically lasted longer than four years, however he only gained fame and popularity in 1966 after he and manager Chas Chandler formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience in London. He had been playing in small bands since he was a teenager. When he was in the military, he formed a band called the Casuals and after he and fellow band member Billy Cox were both discharged, they formed the King Kasuals in the early 1960s. Throughout the early-mid 1960s, Hendrix played backup for Little Richard, the Isley Brothers,…