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Kanye West Announces That He Is Running for President

by Darlene Leal
On the Fourth of July, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce his presidential run. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION.” This is not the first time that West has addressed a desire […]

“Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” Highlighted Moments

by Darlene Leal
Various big names came together on June 27 for “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” to bring back attention to the global issues that various communities suffer disproportionately due to poverty and racism. The concert was about two hours long and raised about 6.9 billion in pledges. Alongside the performances, various stars, such as Dwayne […]

“The Album” Celebrates Motherhood, Sexuality, and Vulnerability

by Darlene Leal
Teyana Taylor’s, “The Album,” opens up with a very private, yet tender, recording from Taylor’s husband, Iman Shumpert, proposing to her. From there, it transitions to his phone call to 911 as the birth of their child happens on their bathroom floor. It is a very voyeuristic view of Taylor’s private life as she goes […]

“Ungodly Hour” Album Review

by Darlene Leal
Chloe and Hailey Bailey, better known as the duo Chloe x Halle, released their sophomore album, “Ungodly Hour,” on June 12. “We wanted to call the album ‘Ungodly Hour’ because this is the time where it’s OK not to be perfect. A lot of people perceive us as these two little angels, but there’s so […]

System Of A Down Divided Over Political Beliefs

by Darlene Leal
Like much of the world, half of System Of A Down is divided over their thoughts on the recent death of George Floyd and the outcomes. Singer Serj Tankian and drummer John Dolmayan are embroiled in a civil disagreement on Instagram over President Donald Trump’s handling of George Floyd’s death and the fallout that came […]

Killer Mike and El-P to Release “Run the Jewels 4” for Free

by Darlene Leal
Killer Mike and El-P of Run The Jewels have recently announced that their new album, Run The Jewels 4, will be released for free. The album is dated to release on June 6. El-P expressed the tone of the album at the beginning of his statement. “I don’t have sh*t left to say right now […]