The Worst of the Worst

Before I get into the penultimate Nick’s Picks article about my least favorite parts of music, it would be wrong to dismiss the happenings in music of the past week. Prince has been an influential […]

Guilty Pleasures

Nick’s Picks is reaching its end very soon. I will be graduating and passing off this column to the trustworthy hands of Gabe Fine. (One would assume the title Nick’s Picks will end after I […]

R&B Round Up

dvsn – Sept. 5th (8/10) Drake surrounds himself with some shady figures. The Weeknd remained anonymous until the release of his second mixtape. ILoveMakonnen received the co-sign on “Tuesday” from sheer obscurity. The OVO Sound […]

Humor in Music

Today is April Fool’s Day, the unofficial cultural holiday devoted to laughter and pranks. There are plenty of new releases today from Weezer and DYSN, amongst others, that are definitely worth a listen, but it […]

Kanye and Rihanna

Kanye West – The Life of Pablo (7.8/10) Kanye West’s seventh and latest album, The Life of Pablo, feels rushed, slapped together, mismatched, and disjointed. However, only Kanye West could make an album that deserves […]

The Return of G.O.O.D. Fridays

For rap fans, G.O.O.D. Fridays take on a different meaning than its Christian origin. They are the Fridays leading up to the release of Kanye’s classic fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. […]