Everything from his beginnings — Goblin and Wolf — to CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST had a moment in the sun that night. Every iteration of being a Tyler, The Creator fan was on full display.
Today, Kanye’s creative ventures have seemed to finally interlock with his deepest emotional ventures. Donda is the title of West’s tenth studio album for that reason. She was the point of intersection for Kanye’s creative and emotional planes of existence. She always will be.
The music speaks for itself, but it wasn’t just about the beats. He made those beats until he physically couldn’t anymore; until the fingers that so elegantly graced each button on his MPC 3000 stood still. Dilla loved what he did more than anything else, and he rode off into the sunset while all of us were left bobbing our heads, with tears in our eyes.
Just this past summer on Aug. 19, Queens native Kim Jong Skillz released an album called Unsupervised, the culmination of a two-year songwriting and recording effort. It’s a hip-hop album with a roller coaster of emotions. He took some time out of his day to speak to The Press about the album, his life and the music industry today.
Christopher Goodwin was in his senior year of high school when he began falling out of love with the sport that had come to define him. At 6 feet 2 inches, the Uniondale native was a senior shooting guard for…
Each year, all of us at the Press look back on the long summer break and try out best to pick out the music that defined the season for us. Here are our songs for the summer.
On Thursday, April 11, Stony Brook University hosted its annual Brookfest concert, which included performances from rappers Lil Skies, Aminè and A$AP Ferg. This year’s Brookfest was able to make up for the canceled Ashanti show because the Undergraduate Student Government brought big-name performers that drew crowds.
J. Cole doesn’t record tracks that will feed his pockets or his ego, but those that will hopefully reach the ears, hearts and minds of those who need his assistance the most.
One writer at The Stony Brook Press remembers the legacy of Long Island’s SoundCloud Rap legend, Lil Peep.