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Alumnus, rapper Consci8us talks SAMMIES, career, philosophy, future

Alumnus, rapper Consci8us talks SAMMIES, career, philosophy, future

Robert Pierce

May 17, 2019


Filed under Culture, Featured, Music

Last winter, Sacramento State alumnus and rapper Consci8us was working hard to finish his degree at Sac State while also keeping up with his music career. After graduating in December of last year, he went on to perform at the 2019 MLK March in January and at the Golden 1 Center in February as pa...

Sac State to host first music festival on campus, called Hornet Fest

Sac State to host first music festival on campus, called Hornet Fest

Janelle Williams

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, Culture, Entertainment, Music

Hornet Fest, a first-time music festival at Sacramento State, is coming to campus next weekend with four scheduled musical artists and free entrance to a baseball game. Hornet Athletics is hosting the university’s inaugural music festival on Saturday, April 27. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p....

Ella Mai wins ‘Best Artist Performance on Campus’ at Sac State

Ella Mai wins ‘Best Artist Performance on Campus’ at Sac State

Nancy Chan

April 9, 2019


Filed under Best of Sac State, Campus, Culture, Music

London-based R&B singer Ella Mai won Sacramento State students’ vote in the “Best Artist Performance on Campus” category for The State Hornet’s 2019 Best of Sac State poll. Mai’s performance last October in the Union Ballroom was highly anticipated, having sold out within 35 hours and serving as her first public performance after the r...

OPINION: Remembering Nipsey Hussle; hip-hop legend, business mogul

OPINION: Remembering Nipsey Hussle; hip-hop legend, business mogul

Deondre Pasquini

April 4, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Opinion

Nipsey Hussle was more than just a rap artist. He was an entrepreneur, business owner and economic mogul. He taught us more than just lyrics as he took political stances and spoke out against injustices. Rap and hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles  ou...

Sac State professor educates college students and youth in detention facilities

Sac State professor educates college students and youth in detention facilities

Francina Sanchez

March 26, 2019


Filed under Arts, Campus, Culture, Featured, Music

The doors of Capistrano 151 open early on days of discussion and the room is quickly filled with students and chatter as songs like “Drip Too Hard” by rappers Lil Baby and Gunna play in the background. In the middle of the auditorium stands Sarah Lappas, professor of music and creator of the ...

Sac State library celebrates donation of thousands of vintage concert posters

Sac State library celebrates donation of thousands of vintage concert posters

Jordan Silva-Benham

February 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, Culture, Featured, Instagram, Music

Throughout high school, Sacramento native Dennis Newhall began covering his walls with local concert posters. Over 50 years later, his collection features over 3,000 posters, newspaper articles and ticket stubs. Newhall’s collection will be featured on Wednesday at 4 p.m. as the “Sacramento Rock and ...

VIDEO: Post-concert interview with Jesse McCartney at Sac State

Kelly Kiernan

November 9, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Video

Jesse McCartney answers questions after his sold-out show at Sac State on Nov. 9, 2018. RELATED: Jesse McCartney brings nostalgia to a sold-out show

VIDEO: Sac State students express excitement for Jesse McCartney’s concert

Kelly Kiernan

November 9, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Video

Sac State students express their excitement for Jesse McCartney's concert on Nov. 9, 2018. RELATED: Jesse McCartney brings nostalgia to a sold-out show

REVIEW: Logic releases final chapter of ‘Young Sinatra’ project

REVIEW: Logic releases final chapter of ‘Young Sinatra’ project

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Opinion

Rapper Logic cemented himself as one of the greats in the rap game last Friday, releasing “Young Sinatra IV,” his fourth and final album in the “Young Sinatra” quartet. If he hadn’t already, Logic (Sir Robert Bryson Hall II) proved himself, releasing an album on the same night Lil Wayne dro...

Upcoming summer music festivals you don’t want to miss

Upcoming summer music festivals you don’t want to miss

Alexis Roberts

May 17, 2018


Filed under Culture, Features, Music

With the weather getting warmer, here comes the season we have all been waiting for — festival season. The West Coast is home to many music festivals. Whether your favorite genre is hip hop, country, rap, rock or reggae, the best coast has it all. Here are some of the top festivals coming u...

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