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A&E Staff Picks Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Mumble rap, increased representation of underrepresented artists, viral country collabs and streaming services punctuated the world of music in the 2010s. In honor of the impactful, beloved art of the past decade, some Arts & Entertainment writers share their favorite albums of the 2010s.    Courtesy of Universal Aidan Vick: “To Pimp a Butterfly” by [...]

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Long Runtime, No-Shows Hinder 61st Grammy Awards

Awards shows have it rough. Given how subjective the material they celebrate is, it’s impossible for them to please everyone. The Grammy Awards, however, are special in that they rarely seem to please anyone at all. While this year’s ceremony was in several ways an improvement from previous Grammys, it was also hampered by the [...]

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‘Oxnard’ Defies the Cold With the Sounds of Summer

Courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment If you’ve ever yearned for a soulful soundtrack to accompany a nice summer drive, “Oxnard” will surely satiate your desire. The latest album from Aftermath Entertainment rapper Anderson .Paak is bathed with the sunny sounds of Southern California, amounting to one of the year’s most energetic and enjoyable hip-hop projects. The [...]

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Lil Wayne Returns Triumphantly with ‘Tha Carter V’

Lil Wayne fans can finally sleep peacefully. The rapper released “Tha Carter V” on Sept. 28, the fifth installment in a series of game-changing albums. After extensive lawsuits involving Cash Money Records and their distributor, Universal Music, over unpaid royalties, Wayne dissolved his contract with the label and walked away with a cash settlement and [...]

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Khalid, Kendrick, Fall Out Boy Light Up Piedmont

Ayushi Agarwal/Photo Editor The afternoon drizzle didn’t stop thousands of attendees and 36 artists from gathering at Piermont Park on Sept. 15 and 16 for one of the South’s largest festivals, Music Midtown. This year’s lineup did not disappoint, with headliners across a variety of genres: Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Fall Out [...]

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