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One of hip-hop’s greatest tastemakers or a culture vulture? It is a question that has followed Drake for years. The Canadian superstar has used his influence to help artists, like U.K. rapper Skepta, become ... Read More

Graffiti On The Island

At 60 miles per hour everything looks like a blur outside the window of a speeding Long Island Rail Road train. The Port Jefferson line cuts through the Island’s thick foliage and creates waves of green, with g... Read More

The Death of Deadass

Another great word from the large dictionary of New York City slang has died. Deadass is officially dead. The internet has seized the word like real estate vultures in Hunt's Point. It had a good run but I'... Read More

Speedy Ortiz

Stony Brook University’s Graduate Student Organization brought in rockers Speedy Ortiz and Rick from Pile earlier this month for the first Stony Brooklyn show of the semester. Rick from Pile opened the show... Read More


Almost 20 years after releasing his first album at the age of 14, Andre Levins Jr. stops and looks at where it all began from the parking lot of the Adams Court projects in Hempstead, N.Y. Levins points to ... Read More
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Back to the Brook

Another semester brings another attempt by USG to try their absolute hardest to bring a relevant musical act to perform at Stony Brook. And with the choices for Brookfest this year in the form of Fetty Wap and ... Read More

A Beautiful Let Down

It is well established fact by historians and those that were there that 1970’s New York City was no fairy tale. Yet, that is what Netflix’s newest series, “The Get Down,” is attempting to portray. In 1975,... Read More