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To Pimp a Butterfly Album Review

To Pimp a Butterfly Album Review

Taylor Drake, Staff Writer

April 21, 2015

Compton Emcee Kendrick Lamar came into the spotlight not to long ago with his fourth mixtape “Overly Dedicated” (2010). A year later he gained even more acclaim with the release of his debut album “Section 80;" Lamar then skyrocketed to stardom with his second album “good kid m.A.A.d city”...

Talos Principle Provides Prolific Perplexing Puzzles

Talos Principle Provides Prolific Perplexing Puzzles

Levi Juchau, Staff Writer

April 21, 2015

“The Talos Principle” brings puzzle platforming to a new existential level with its constant questioning of consciousness and purpose. Croteam, makers of the infamous “Serious Sam,” recently released their latest game, “The Talos Principle.” In it you are dropped into a world of ancient architecture...

“Run The Jewels 2” by Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels 2 album cover courtesy of Amazon.com

Taylor Drake, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014

Picture a tag team of degenerates out to cause anarchy and chaos in what they perceive as an ant farm society controlled by unknown faces. They're the readers of the books and leaders of the crooks, Run the Jewels. Run the Jewels is a new duo composed of Atlanta MC and Outkast affiliate Killer Mike a...

“Hold My Home” by Cold War Kids

Taylor Drake, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014

Well, I liked the beat. Long Beach rock band Cold War Kids released their fifth album entitled “Hold My Home” on October 21st. The Cold War Kids are a four member band, composed of vocalist/guitarist/pianist Nathan Willett, bassist Matt Maust, drummer Matt Aveiro, and guitarist Jonnie Russell. The ...

Katniss Everdeen: The Girl On FIYAHHHHH

Katniss Everedeen, the girl on fire.

Nathaniel Lynch, Visuals Editor

December 2, 2014

This November the movie based on the first half of the third “Hunger Games”  book was unleashed upon the world. That is exactly how it feels, like a two hour prologue to the action that will happen in part two. Don’t get me wrong, I very much enjoyed the movie. It has a different feel than the...

“You’re Dead” by Flying Lotus Music Review

Flying Lotus “You’re Dead” album cover.

Taylor Drake, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

A sonic painting that pulls you into a spiritual journey, a smooth ride through the afterlife. Experimental multi-genre producer and rapper, Flying Lotus, released his fifth studio album “You’re Dead” on Oct. 6. Flying Lotus was once an intern at Stones Throw Records, home to instrumental musicians;...

“The Sticks” by The Sticks Music Review

“The Sticks” by The Sticks album cover.

Taylor Drake, Staff Writer

November 10, 2014

Jazz as it stands is an underappreciated art form when it comes to new music. People love the greats like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey. But when you ask people about new Jazz, they either say there's nothing thats attention grabbing or  they don't bother to look. These were my thoughts...