The Vermont Cynic

Hit rapper deserves criticism

Hit rapper deserves criticism

Dahlia Maleh, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture

Music media and its consumers are facing a moral dilemma:  whether they can continue to separate artists from art. XXXTentacion’s 2018 album title, “?” fits for how he should be looked at as an artist:  with question and caution. To call the Florida rapper problematic is an understateme...

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Headliners, Multimedia, Uncategorized, Videos

Rapper Playboi Carti will headline SpringFest, according to UPB’s announcement at Battle of the Bands March 24. UPB did not reveal to the winner of the event due to time constraints. “We were told we had to clear out of Nectar’s, and didn’t have time to make a clear decision,” said sophomore Tay...

Rap album preaches to sinners

March 18, 2016


Filed under Arts, Reviews

One Compton rapper has successfully fused jazz sounds and hip-hop instrumentals with iconic Christian imagery and ideology.Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, “untitled unmastered.” is the culmination of eight unreleased tracks that Lamar has made over the past three years while recording “To Pimp a Butterf...

Rap artist’s new album fuses many music styles

December 4, 2015


Filed under Arts

Gangsta rappers are known for being cocky, but to showboat your versatility through the first half of your new album is something else. Freddie Gibbs’s album exemplifies that there cannot be a “Shadow of a Doubt” that Gibbs is one of rap's elite. He does this by mixing his Gary, Indiana style...

Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM

<p>Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM</p>

October 9, 2015


Filed under Features

In the Harris-Millis dining hall last week, I overheard a snippet of conversation above the din of the crowd. "Are you going to see the Ying Yang Brothers?" asked a voice directly behind me."Nah, they're, like, outdated," said the voice’s counterpart. Both voices had the lilting, spliff-cured huskiness that...

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