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Emerald Recommends: the best releases of the year so far

We’ve made it. Well, almost. To celebrate the end of the school year, Emerald Arts & Culture writers compiled their favorite releases from the last few months. Celebrate summer and look back at the last year with some of the Emerald’s favorite albums and tracks. Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and …

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Double Take: Kanye West releases ‘ye’ but not without controversy

Kanye West has returned with a new album “ye,” and in typical fashion for the rapper, its release was padded with Twitter hullaballoo, hints at future collaborations and much controversy. Read the Emerald’s Double Take on West’s first new album since 2016 below. Feel free to chime in with your …

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Podcaster Dylan Marron talks being empathetic but not supportive at UO lecture

Well-known podcaster Dylan Marron visited the University of Oregon on Thursday to showcase how he deals with people who presumably “hate” him. Marron is was nominated for an IFP Gotham Award & Drama Desk and is famous for the hit show “Welcome to Night Vale,” created by Joseph Fink and …

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Review: ‘SR3MM’ establishes Rae Sremmurd’s solo musical abilities, but ultimately shows the importance of collaboration

Just four years after releasing their debut hit-single “No Flex Zone,” Mississippi’s own Rae Sremmurd has managed to show just how complex they are on the three-disc album, “SR3MM.” The album is composed of 27 songs, which showcases Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi’s solo work as well as the collaborations …

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Preview: Up-and-coming rapper Buddy is ready to show fans something new on tour with Joey Bada$$

From the outside looking in, hip-hop fans see the city of Compton, California, as one of the most ruthless places in America. From ‘90s legends like Eazy-E to newer acts YG and The Game, Compton has a reputation. More recently known for his melodic single“Shine,” Buddy wants to change the …

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Review: J. Cole’s ‘KOD’ is what hip-hop needs right now

While some of music’s biggest artists are busy trending on social media for their antics regarding partying and hard drug use, J. Cole has a message for them drugged out kids who are steady chasing the dollar. As seen on the cover of his fifth studio album, “KOD,” which Cole …

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Review: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa bring 420 festivities to Matthew Knight Arena

Last weekend was a holiday for weed smokers (April 20), and what better way to celebrate than with hip-hop’s famous weed connoisseurs Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa? Embarking on a five-year tradition, Snoop Dogg brought his 420 Wellness Retreat Tour to Eugene at the Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday, April …

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Oregon students are taking a stand on gun violence with ‘Natural Shocks’ theater movement

The topics of gun control and domestic violence are coming together in the one-woman show “Natural Shocks,” on Saturday, April 21 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. A direct reference from William Shakespeare’s famous Hamlet, Act III scene, “To be or not to be…,” where he says,“The heart-ache and …

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Fixing Wikipedia’s gender gap: Women editors are coming together to address Wikipedia’s gender trouble

Wikipedia is overly filled with male editors. According to a 2011 study, 90 percent of editors are male, while only nine percent are women. As one of the top sites visited worldwide according to Alexa’s top 500 sites on the web, most of the information consumed is penned by males. …

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Godfather of funk George Clinton continues to bring the funk to the old and new school

The feeling Millenials get when they hear the soulful rhythm of Childish Gambino’s “Redbone,” and how timeless this record will be is like a sense of deja vu for some. That sound heard in today’s music comes from the funk era. Sampling has created some of this generation’s most praised …

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