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From jazz to funk, New Orleans music strikes a chord with residents

jazz
November 13, 2019

From brass bands to jazz funerals, music and musical culture in New Orleans are a critical part of what makes this city so unique and is a key part of what makes the Tulane experience so exceptional.  New...

Did R. Kelly hide in plain sight?

Did R. Kelly hide in plain sight?
January 23, 2019

   Courtesy of Flickr Kelly is from my home, Chicago. Not in the way Kanye West is from Chicago – a rapper who fashioned himself into a representation of “Chi-town” until he became...

Hollywood or Hollygrove? Bounce music, Drake, and culture-vulturing collide and create discussions

Hollywood or Hollygrove? Bounce music, Drake, and culture-vulturing collide and create discussions
September 13, 2018

“Bounce music is New Orleans, New Orleans is bounce music,” junior Satchel Joseph said. “I think it’s difficult for others to understand, but it holds a significant place in the development...

Kendrick Lamar Pulitzer win showcases increased respect afforded to hip-hop

Kendrick Lamar Pulitzer win showcases increased respect afforded to hip-hop
April 25, 2018

On April 16, Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Acknowledging Lamar's 2017 album "Damn," the 2018 award marks the first time a non-classical or jazz musical composition has been recognized....

Hip Hop Nutcracker dazzles with new twist on old classic

hip hop nutcracker
December 7, 2017

For better or for worse, the end of Thanksgiving has ushered in the holiday season. This means twinkling lights, ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas and, most importantly, music. Some of the most famous Christmas...

Tulane Campus Health’s Notorious B.I.G. flu campaign

Tulane Campus Health's Notorious B.I.G. flu campaign
October 7, 2017

Tulane has come a long way in reconciling and acknowledging its racist history, but its lack of racially diverse staff and faculty can sometimes result in unintentionally offensive decisions. Currently,...

Dat Dance Crew provides platform for hip-hop performance

recreation
April 20, 2017

One major draw for prospective Tulane students is the vibrancy of New Orleans and local arts. From the numerous art galleries spread throughout downtown to the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival,...

A crowd review of T-Pain: ‘We were the only ones who knew the words’

Rapper T-Pain performed hits like
April 12, 2017

T-Pain performed the soundtrack of my childhood Thursday night. The rhythm and blues artist played every middle school anthem from "Bartender" to "I'm Sprung" and Chris Brown's legendary "Kiss Kiss." I...

M.I.A.’s carefully structured ‘AIM’ reaches new high point

September 17, 2016

After going missing in action for a few years, M.I.A. is back with a vengeance. Its latest album, "AIM," takes its uniquely crafted beat, and adds a new level of self-assuredness that shines through in...

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