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Softball sweeps Saint Joseph’s to take over first place in the Atlantic 10 -

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Report: UMass men’s basketball lands Maryland transfer Jaylen Brantley -

April 24, 2017

UMass baseball takes two out of three in weekend series with La Salle -

April 24, 2017

UMass men’s lacrosse can’t keep pace with Hofstra in road loss -

April 24, 2017

Senior Columns 2016-2017 -

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Q&A with UMass student app creator -

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UMass women’s lacrosse squeaks past George Mason 18-17 -

April 24, 2017

Events in Turkey today echo patterns of Armenian genocide -

April 24, 2017

LGBTQIA+ Seder discusses oppressed communities gaining insight for the future -

April 24, 2017

Even crowd-pandering can’t dull the brilliance of Actress’ ‘AZD’ -

April 24, 2017

UMass Earth Day Festival focuses on local community -

April 24, 2017

Ten ways to save the environment that will not change your life -

April 24, 2017

Aakanksha Gupta reflects on her time at the Collegian and UMass -

April 24, 2017

The Collegian: A place of opportunity where I found home -

April 24, 2017

There’s no other organization on campus I’d rather be a part of -

April 24, 2017

Students and community members gather to celebrate science for Earth Day -

April 24, 2017

Quick Hits: A few standout performances highlight UMass football’s annual spring game -

April 21, 2017

Northampton cited as city choosing not to comply with ICE -

April 20, 2017

MASSPIRG hosts seminar on hunger and homelessness -

April 20, 2017

University Union hosts debate on Electoral College -

April 20, 2017

So, just who is Big K.R.I.T.?

Rafael Canton looks at Spring Concert performer Big K.R.I.T.

The G.O.A.T. of Rap: The Notorious B.I.G.

Some rappers wish to have a hit song, some rappers wish to be celebrities, some rappers wish to be the best, Biggie just wanted to rap and make music. While it is a sad day for some because March 9th marks the 14th anniversary of rapper The Notorious B.I.G.’s death and still there has never been any resolution to his murder, I choose to celebrate his career. B.I.G. changed music in many ways, and his presence is definitely missed in Hip-Hop. Biggie might say that he isn’t a role model, and is just your average Joe, but he wasn’t. Others might…

Album Review: Lupe Fiasco “Lasers”

Lupe Fiasco has gone through struggles that many artists go through with releasing music that is in conflict with what the record label wants. He has talked about being forced to release records that the record label designed and suggested for him. Tracks like The Show Goes On, Words I Never Said, and Never Forget You were talked about by Lupe in a negative way because he has no emotional connect to them. Atlantic Records went up to Lupe handed him the record and told him to record these tracks, and to write his lyrics a certain way, such as don’t be…

Interview with Teddy Roxpin

Teddy Roxpin is a local producer from Newton, Massachusetts. He is up-and-coming and has worked with artists such as Apathy, Chris Webby, Esoteric and has also worked with Mac Miller. I got the chance to sit down with Teddy and discuss a variety of topics such as his inspirations, what his experience working with Mac Miller was like and future projects and collaborations. Enjoy To Watch the video click HERE Rafael Canton can be reached at rcanton@student.umass.edu. To read more from Rafael, visit his website What You Know About That .

The Concept of The Mixtape: The Gift & The Curse

Rafael Canton questions the direction of hip-hop and the aims of the artists, who prove their worth and talent through wildly popular mixtapes.

The artist vs. the record label

A week after hip hop artist Nas has a fall out his record label Def Jam, Collegian blogger Rafael Canton takes a closer look into the relationship between artists and their record labels.