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The Oberlin Review

Lamar’s Lyrical Genius Impresses Again on “DAMN.”

Daniel Markus, Arts editor

April 21, 2017

Filed under ARTS, Music

As Kendrick Lamar finished a stunning set in the waning hours of Coachella Sunday night, diehard fans and internet detectives alike were left slightly disappointed. After releasing a new 14-track opus, DAMN., last Friday, fans desperate for even more music found themselves spurred on by a rapidly spre...

’Sco Continues Year of Impressive Acts with Hellfyre Club Rapper Milo

’Sco Continues Year of Impressive Acts with Hellfyre Club Rapper Milo

Paul Mehnert

October 30, 2015

Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Next Thursday, Nov. 5, Oberlin will bear witness to a performance by the one and only rapsmith Milo, aka Scallops Hotel, aka Black Orpheus, aka Rory Ferreira. The ’Sco show will feature an opening performance by local experimental hip-hop collective Bémbe. Born in Chicago and raised in Maine, Milo...

Controversial Band to Combine Disparate Styles

Controversial Band to Combine Disparate Styles

Danny Evans, Arts Editor

April 10, 2015

Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories

“Some people think the record is a joke,” Liturgy frontman Hunter Hunt-Hendrix said of his band’s just-released third album, The Ark Work, in an email to the Review. “Others describe it using phrases like ‘mad genius,’ ‘masterpiece,’ ‘ahead of its time’ and so on. This is certainly...

Criticisms of Hip-Hop Reflect Misconceptions

James Tanford, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2015

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I see the small, judgmental glint in my friend’s eye as he looks over my music playlist. Common. The Roots. Kanye West. Joey Bada$$. Lupe Fiasco. Hopsin. Black Star. He’s thinking, he listens to rap? He hands me my phone back, disgusted, and proceeds to lecture me on how this “music” is deg...

Devoted Crowd Flocks to Mick Jenkins’s Raucous Underground Concert

Jake Frankenfield

February 13, 2015

Filed under ARTS, Music

Content warning: This article contains a racial slur printed in full. The word is part of an artist’s stage name. Mick Jenkins’ most recent record, the widely acclaimed The Waters, is known for its submerged, atmospheric production and intricate wordplay. Hailed as one of the best mixtapes of ...

Rapper on the Rise: GoldLink Commands ’Sco Stage

Sam Winward, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

Filed under ARTS, Music

Whether his attempt to conceal his identity is based in humility or a calculated marketing scheme, GoldLink wants his music to speak for itself. Either way, the artist revealed a previously covert identity to an excited audience Saturday night at the ’Sco. The unassuming 21-year-old is fresh o...

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