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Alisa S. Regassa

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‘Bang Bang Con 2021’ Review: Watch Eight Hours of BTS' Concerts For Clear Skin

With this impressive accomplishment under their belt, BTS have streamlined a new form of interaction with their fans in the now largely contactless world of entertainment.

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‘Slime Language 2’ Review: Thug Assembles the Rap Avengers

Just like Captain America assembling the Avengers to save the universe, Thug’s dream team lineup on “Slime Language 2” has single-handedly revived the rap game.

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The Best Film Scores of the 21st Century

A great film score can stand alone outside of its movie, but a film without its score is only a shell of what it could be.

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'Film Out' Review: BTS’ Japanese Singles Reign Supreme

BTS brought a powerful combination of melody and lyrics to fruition, giving their vocal prowess a chance to truly shine.

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'Sueños de Dalí' Review: Paloma Mami’s Album is Art

Combining elements of pop, R&B, trap, and reggaeton, “Sueños” is the future of urbano music.

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'Peaches' Review: Bieber Ruined His Own Song

In an unforeseen collaboration, Justin Bieber teamed up with Daniel Caesar and Giveon on the single “Peaches.” This star-studded track is dominated by Bieber, however, and as a result, the song falls flat.

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And the Grammy Goes to... Not Them

The Recording Academy’s voting members denied some nominees well-deserved wins and failed to nominate some of the music industry’s most influential artists.

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'R' Review: Rosé Has 'Gone' Solo

"R" complements Rosé’s style perfectly, bringing out aspects of the singer’s range and character that her audience has never seen before.

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'Scary Hours 2' Review: Drake Remains in A League of His Own

The sequel to his 2018 EP “Scary Hours,” this album offers a sneak peek into the rapper’s life during his brief hiatus, and more importantly, a preview of what’s in store for Drake as an artist.

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'AP' Review: Pop Smoke Talks To Us Nice

Pop Smoke’s acting debut goes hard in the film “Boogie,” and the late rapper hits even harder with the soundtrack. His latest single “AP,” released Feb. 26, leads the lineup of Smoke’s records to be featured in the movie, including “Fashion”, “No Cap,” and “Welcome to the Party.”

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'The Life of Pablo' Ages Well, Even When Kanye Doesn't

Whatever you may believe, for all intents and purposes, “The Life of Pablo” has immortalized the spirit of the Kanye who was once first and foremost a rapper.

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Blinded by the Motion Sickness

Super Bowl LV Halftime Show viewers witnessed an entire retrospective of Abel Tesfaye’s transformation into the Weeknd.

Donald Trump Pardons Rappers

Trump Pardons Kodak And Tunechi And Suddenly Everyone Cares

Although the decision to pardon the rappers may seem odd, the resulting controversy quickly became part of a much more serious cultural debate.

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MJ, Kung Fu Kenny, And Busta Will Make You ‘Look Over Your Shoulder’

In a triumvirate few could have foreseen, the musical impact of this collaboration is sure to have the industry looking over their shoulders for years.


The Harvard Student Composers Festival Showcases Harvard’s Student Talent

The Harvard Student Composers Festival took place Dec. 2 - Dec. 5. Sponsored by the Office for the Arts, Harvard University Department of Music, Harvard Composers Association, and the Harvard Undergraduate Songwriters Collective, the 2020 CompFest was a four-day event that sought to highlight student composers of all different musical genres and concentrations.