Hooked on Onyx

December 9, 2018 Zach Colten 0

Flipping through the pages of last year’s 52nd edition of The Onyx, Framingham State University’s premier literary magazine, I am struck by the variety of student work on display across the glossy pages.  Photography, poetry, […]

“A Love Letter to You 3” Review

November 16, 2018 Zach Colten 0

Dear hip-hop-heads-buried-in-the-sand, Listen up. On Friday, Nov. 9, Canton, Ohio native Trippie Redd dropped his fourth full-length project, “A Love Letter to You 3.” Since May 2017, the ALLTY series has exploded the 19-year-old emo-rapper’s […]

Leading by example

November 9, 2018 Zach Colten 0

For the entirety of its relatively brief history, rap has been political. The art form, spawned in an unassuming apartment high-rise in the Bronx, became a kind of “voice for the voiceless” in American culture, […]

Lil Wayne “Can’t Be Broken”

October 12, 2018 Zach Colten 0

*Iconic lighter flick* What comes to your mind when you think of the modern rap game? For many people, the current image involves face tattoos, autotune, drugs, and choppy flows. Whether these progressions are good […]

The summer of Young Money

September 21, 2018 Zach Colten 0

It’s been a Young Money summer. The leadoff batter for the label-superteam was Drizzy Drake. His fifth studio album, “Scorpion,” dropped June 29 following the suspenseful EP, “Scary Hours.” After one week, the double-sided album […]

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