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New year, new playlist

Morgan Carrigan

January 19, 2016

These are my top five songs that need to be added to your playlist to start off the new year. Jam to these songs on the way to class or while you’re running on the treadmill for an instant mood boost.“Angels” by Chance the Rapper featuring SabaThis is Chance the Rapper’s year. I see a lot of potential in him t...

Chris Brown drops derogatory mixtape

Alexis Malapitan

December 3, 2015

Hip-hop artist Chris Brown surprised fans Friday with a 34-track mixtape, “Before the Party,” featuring artists Rihanna and Fetty Wap; however, the mixtape failed to surprise me.Although I am not an avid fan of Brown, I enjoy listening to his music. The album starts off slowly and seductively with i...

Fall concert Guide

Michael Malaychuk

October 5, 2015

If the end of summer weather and endless live music has you down, don’t panic. There’s plenty of great concerts in the Chicagoland area to choose from over the next three months.OctoberIf strong vocals are more up your alley, “Habits” vocalist Tove Lo is coming to the Vic Theater, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave....

Fetty Wap’s self-titled album leaves listeners wanting more

Fetty Wap's self-titled album leaves listeners wanting more

Michael Malaychuk

September 29, 2015

Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut album captures the rapper’s unique and quirky personality."Fetty Wap" might not be for the casual Fetty listener; the album, which was released Friday, contains 17 songs, while the deluxe version contains 20. The only features on the album come from his friends M80 a...

Beats from the Street: Sept. 17

Beats from the Street: Sept. 17

Northern Star staff

September 18, 2015

Here is what music students had on their playlists this week:Kristin Patel, sophomore visual communications major, said she listens to a playlist called "Stuff I Like," which includes Coldplay, Rise Against and Awolnation. Patel said new music doesn't always work for her."New music gets me daydreaming," Patel said. "It's not like...