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Male rappers are more than their music

Male rappers are more than their music
Sophie Oehler, Cynic Columnist October 23, 2020

May, 2017. Long Island born rapper Lil Peep is due to take the stage at his concert in Los Angeles. Well, if he can find it. He’s clearly disoriented, reaching out through a drug induced haze to anyone...

Burlington native Ace$world writes his own raps

Senior Andrew “Ace” Trainor-Clark stands against a tree outside the Davis center, Feb. 6. Trainor-Clark’s music is produced by Burlington-based producer Rajit Sachdeva.
Natalie Charron, Staff Writer February 14, 2020

Rapper Ace$world was “born light, light as a feather.” Senior Andrew “Ace” Trainor-Clark, who records his rap music under the name “Ace$world, puts his finished work on Apple Music and Spotify.  Trainor-Clark...

Hit rapper deserves criticism

Hit rapper deserves criticism
Dahlia Maleh, Staff Writer April 26, 2018

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...

Headliner: Carti. Opener? Hardly.

The band Adventure Dog performs at the UVM Program Board Battle of the Bands March 24.
Eleanor Webster and Jordan Mitchell March 28, 2018

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...

Rap album preaches to sinners

March 18, 2016

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...

Rap artist’s new album fuses many music styles

December 4, 2015

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...

Ying Yang Twins Come to UVM

In Defense of the Ying Yang Twins DAYNA WYCKOFF/The Vermont Cynic
October 9, 2015

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,...

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