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Album Review: DK3 by Danity Kane

Keenan | October 28, 2014

Fans of the MTV’s Making The Band series and Sean “Diddy” Combs produced band Danity Kane had a reason to rage like maniacs last year after four of the original members of the quintet reunited and had plans to regroup despite the drama that ultimately broke them up back in […]


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Spotlight: Mila J

Mario | October 3, 2014

Some of you may have heard this song on the radio around the same time a more known hit song called “The Worst” was being spun heavily through the airwaves earlier this year. It’s a case of two sisters sharing a moment in the spotlight. Yes, Jamila Akiko Chilombo, better known […]


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Album Review: Aquarius by Tinashe

Mario | October 1, 2014

Tinashe is releasing her first album since signing with RCA Records next week, on October 7. The R&B singer and songwriter began to see popularity thanks to a series of acclaimed mixtapes released independently between 2012 and 2013, showcasing her abilities as a writer and producer and allowing her to gain buzz, […]


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Songs About Divorce, Week 4

Vincent | September 19, 2014

This is the fourth and final week of the Songs About Divorce playlist series. Hopefully you have been able to learn something new about some of popular music’s biggest names and the experiences they have gone through. Additionally, I hope that these songs and their lyrics have enlightened and sensitized […]


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Journey to Freedom, Week 5: Time

Vincent | September 18, 2014

1.  “Time” by Mary J. Blige is essentially about the flaws of the world and how counterproductively people use their time.  Mary expresses people for their judgmental nature.  She also touches on the issues of jealousy, murder, and madness.  She sings about how “people nowadays so shady” and “always wanna […]


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Songs About Divorce, Week 3

Vincent | September 11, 2014

“I Don’t Believe You” by P!nk marks her second appearance on the Songs About Divorce playlist. However, on this song, from 2008’s Funhouse, P!nk is now singing from the perspective of the (potential) divorcee, rather than the child’s. Written and released when she and husband Carey Hart were separated, “I […]


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Journey to Freedom, Week 4: Happiness

Vincent | September 10, 2014

Last week’s word in Michelle Williams’ Journey to Freedom journal contest was “happiness.”  For our playlist, I’ve selected five songs that always put me in a good mood as soon as I turn them on.  They are among my go-to “get happy” songs.  Unlike previous weeks, I won’t analyze each song individually because in […]


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Songs About Divorce, Week 2

Vincent | September 3, 2014

Last week, I listed four songs that looked at divorce from four very different perspectives. To recap, there was Christina Aguilera’s “I’m OK” in which she reflected on memories of her abusive father, as well as Jason Mraz sharing his own recollections of his parents’ divorce on “Love For a […]