Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Big Sean reaches for the top with solid “Dark Sky Paradise”

By Troy Kowalchuk

March 2, 2015

With the Feb. 24 release of “Dark Sky Paradise,” and the newfound maturity and skill that came from it, Big Sean has truly become a rapper to watch. Produced with the likes of Kanye West and Drake, “Dark Sky Paradise”...

“LONG.LIVE.A$AP” debut album review

By Gabe Scarbrough

January 28, 2013

A$AP Rocky has had a quick ascent to fame and he knows it. “Introduce you n----s to the new swag/ Make you say a n---- blew up too fast/ F--- I’m ‘sposed to do with all this new ass?/  F--- I’m ‘sposed to do with ...

Trashy Chief Keef album regresses rap back to stereotypes

By Ayush Kumar

January 28, 2013

Overall, 2012 was a good year for hip-hop releases. T.I. made a startling comeback with “Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head,” Nas had the surprisingly fantastic “Life Is Good” and, of course, the man everyone is raving about, Kendrick Lamar shot to the limelight with “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. Ci...

Hip-hop-ocrysy

By Lauren Vincent

April 25, 2011

I remember when it started: on a bus full of middle school girls, on a camp field trip to Canobie Lake Park. The song “Hot in Herre” by Nelly played two or three times on the radio on the trip there, and a chorus of preteen girls sang “I am gettin too hot, I wanna take my clothes off.” I was ...

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

By Rafael Canton

March 9, 2011

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 14...

Wiz Khalifa trades in “Black and Yellow” for maroon and white

By Ashley Berger

November 18, 2010

On Sept. 8, 1987, Cameron Jibril Thomaz was born and with that, a rapper and superstar in the making was welcomed into the world. 23 years, two albums, and multiple mix tapes later, Thomaz, better known as Wiz Khalifa will be welc...

Wiz Khalifa goes up in smoke

By Dan Gigliotti

April 4, 2010

Wiz Khalifa’s landing at the Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton on Friday was greeted by an excited audience of unanticipated proportions. The rapper was pleased with the turnout and enjoyed interacting with them after...