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DJ Flamingosis performing at the Lowbrow Palace on Wednesday Sept. 12.

Flamingosis lays down smooth and funky vibes at the Lowbrow Palace

Jake Deven, Entertainment Editor September 13, 2018

The night served as a convenient and smooth ending to the summer, as Flamingosis debuted his talents to El Paso for the first time at the Lowbrow Palace on Wednesday night. Flamingosis, whose real name is Aaron Velasquez, is a New Jersey-based electronic...

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Rising rap star Russ to take the stage in El Paso

Elenie Gonzalez, Web Editor June 11, 2018

Hip-hop recording artist and rising rapper Russ will be performing in El Paso Thursday, June 14. Russ whose full name is Russell Vitale is an American singer-songwriter and record producer whose debut album “There’s Really a Wolf” went Platinum...

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Lil Peep stalls in Come Over When Youre Sober Pt.1

Lil Peep stalls in ‘Come Over When You’re Sober Pt.1’

Eddie Velazquez, Entertainment Editor August 19, 2017

Rating: 5/10 Mediocre Heralded by music website Pitchfork as “the future of emo,” American rapper Lil Peep has prematurely released his debut LP “Come Over When You’re Sober Pt. 1.” While Peep successfully crafted an unorthodox and inventive...

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Does a rapper’s endorsement destroy their integrity?

Does a rapper’s endorsement destroy their integrity?

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief July 18, 2017

From former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talking about Papa John’s being the best pizza on the planet to actor Matthew McConaughey starring in commercials for Lincoln, celebrity endorsements flood today’s advertisements. Musicians and...

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“DAMN.” continues Kendrick Lamar’s successful run

“DAMN.” continues Kendrick Lamar’s successful run

Eddie Velazquez, Staff Reporter April 18, 2017

After experiencing stellar success with his universally acclaimed album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” rap idol Kendrick Lamar returned to scene on April 14 with “DAMN.” The new self-referential project sees Lamar fully embracing his legacy, as he candidly...

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FUTURE keeps consistency while exploring new dark areas of trap

‘FUTURE’ keeps consistency while exploring new dark areas of trap

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor February 23, 2017

After the likes of his previous albums and mixtapes, such as “EVOL,” “Project E.T.” and “Purple Reign,” and his chart-topping features on the likes of DJ Khaled’s album, it was expected by many that Future would release a very commercial,...

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Hip-hop artists Schoolboy Q and Joey Bada$$ performed at the Buchannan’s Event Center on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Schoolboy Q makes second time in El Paso memorable

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor October 11, 2016

Bringing the Blank Face tour to El Paso, headlining rapper Schoolboy Q and opener Joey Bada$$ took Buchannan’s Event Center on Sunday, Oct. 9. The show was the tour’s last stop in Texas, as they had just traveled to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and...

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Logic is effortlessly slick on Bobby Tarantino

Logic is effortlessly slick on ‘Bobby Tarantino’

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor July 5, 2016

In between his 2015 sophomore album, "The Incredible True Story," and his third album, which is TBA, Logic surprised the hip-hop world with his new mixtape, "Bobby Tarantino," on June 30, 2016. The tape meshes an old Logic attitude, like he used to incorporate...

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Drake continues to put ‘the 6’ on the map with the release of ‘Views’

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor May 3, 2016

After over a year, Drake finally dropped his highly anticipated “Views” on April 29, marking the fourth studio album for the Toronto rapper. Prior to the album’s release, Drake mentioned the record would have a lot of music and the listener will...

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Animal Collective loses momentum in ‘Painting With’

Animal Collective loses momentum in ‘Painting With’

Jose Soto, Entertainment Editor February 23, 2016

Animal Collective is no stranger to avant-garde renditions of pop tunes, always finding uncharted territory to take its whimsical and adventurous sound. It’s ecstatic, and sometimes esoteric, songs have never followed the same structure and never found...

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Perspectives: Kanye West

Jasmine Aguilera and Adrian Broaddus February 16, 2016

Kanye West can suck it: Jasmine Aguilera Before there was presidential candidate Donald Trump, there was Kanye West. Kanye West is the embodiment of everything wrong with society. And worse, millions of people fund his narcissism, misogyny and twisted...

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Kanye West’s premired his album “The Life of Pablo,” which will not yet be sold in stores.

West tests artistic boundaries with “T.L.O.P”

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor February 16, 2016

The new Yeezy album revolves around peace, love and embracing music; the exact opposite of what Kanye West is known to make musically. Kanye’s seventh studio album, “The Life of Pablo,” implements bits of all his past critically acclaimed six albums...

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