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The love of Pablo

The love of Pablo

Sean Serrano,
Contributor
February 15
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I have the same love I had this time last year: rapper Kanye West’s album, “The Life of Pablo.” West’s seventh studio album came out on Feb. 14, 2016 and it’s withstood the test of time. This album is a masterpiece and shows the true greatness that W...

East Bay hosts ‘Showtime at the Apollo’

East Bay hosts ‘Showtime at the Apollo’

Jalen Francis,
Contributor
February 7
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

On Tuesday, Cal State East Bay will host its 4th annual Showtime at the Apollo event at the University Theater on February 7th 2017. It will began at 6 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. The free event, hosted by Associated Students Incorporated—the student government association—is happening during home...

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Nas, Lauryn Hill electrify Berkeley

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
November 14
Filed under Arts & Life

The Berkeley Greek Theater was the backdrop for co-headliners Nas and Lauryn Hill on Friday. It was the perfect venue for hip-hop and R&B legends. There could not have been a better venue for the show. If you aren’t familiar with the Greek Theater, it emulates the Colosseum in Rome, a place th...

East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

East Bay welcomes new and former students with 28th annual ‘al Fresco’

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
September 21
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Nothing says welcome to a new school year at Cal State East Bay like a free concert. The university will continue its tradition of ringing in fall term with its 28th annual al Fresco, a festival hosted by the Student Life and Leadership department. This year’s celebration will feature li...

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Blackalicious’ sound engineer puts flavor in your ears

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 31
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In 2015, Ronald Gacayan Jr., aka JR traveled with Blackalicious as an assistant tour manager and stage director in support of their latest album, “Imani Volume 1.” The music producer, sound engineer, and mix engineer from San Francisco is now the head recording engineer for the group’s next...

Alumna rewrites rules of traditional hip-hop

Alumna rewrites rules of traditional hip-hop

Kris Stewart,
Online and Social Media Editor
June 4
Filed under Features, Showcase

The East Bay is buzzing, or better yet bumping to the rhythm and rhyme of Muslim hip-hop artist and activist Alia Sharrief. With uplifting rhymes, Sharrief’s lyrics offer a peek into life as she sees it through what she calls a “creative lens”. Born in Sacramento, Sharrief knew she wanted to...

Hip Hop sigue creciendo cada generación

Hip Hop sigue creciendo cada generación

Por Sonia Waraich,
Reportera de facultad Traducción por Bryan Cordova
November 20
Filed under Spanish

El hip-hop tiene una historia corta, pero rica y animada, con mucho todavía por descubrir. Periodistas de hip-hop y ex Eric Arnold, Adisa Banjoko y Brian Coleman se reunieron el pasado jueves durante un panel de discusión acerca de que la historia después de la reciente publicación del libro de...

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