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REVIEW: Beyoncé shows she has no true competitor in ‘Homecoming’

REVIEW: Beyoncé shows she has no true competitor in  ‘Homecoming’

Shiavon Chatman

April 20, 2019


Filed under Culture, Entertainment, Music, Opinion

I was 10 years old when I saw Destiny’s Child perform live in my hometown of Albany, New York. "Excited" didn’t fit the magnitude of the electricity running through my veins. I knew every song. My rhythm-deficient body (sort of) knew the moves, and I was ready. I wasn’t just a fan. I’ve...

Rapper Bryce Vine performs at Sac State in UNIQUE’s last concert of the semester

Rapper Bryce Vine performs at Sac State in UNIQUE’s last concert of the semester

Jasmin Acosta

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Culture, Entertainment, Featured, Instagram, Music, Photos

American rapper and singer-songwriter Bryce Vine headlined the last UNIQUE concert of the semester at Sacramento State on Thursday in the University Union Ballroom. Rapper Soosh*e! was enthusiastic to be the opening guest upon his return to Sac State after a seven-year hiatus. Soosh*e! performed ...

UNIQUE’s 40th anniversary closes with concert featuring Kel Mitchell, YBN Cordae

UNIQUE’s 40th anniversary closes with concert featuring Kel Mitchell, YBN Cordae

Nicholas Corey

April 13, 2019


Filed under Culture, Featured, Instagram, Music

The DJ had been hyping up a restless Sacramento State audience for over 25 minutes. There was one thought on everyone's mind — where is YBN Cordae? Loud music started to play. The song is “Scottie Pippen,” by YBN Cordae, real name Cordae Dunston. As it began, waving hands and Dunston’s re...

Singer, rapper Bryce Vine to perform at Sac State

Singer, rapper Bryce Vine to perform at Sac State

Clarissa Pacheco

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, Culture, Music

Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs is bringing breakout singer and rapper Bryce Vine to the University Union Ballroom stage on April 18. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. with opening guest SOOSH*E. Tickets start at $15 for Sac State students with a valid OneCard and $22 for the general public. Th...

Sac State alumnus, rapper Consci8us nominated for 2019 SN&R SAMMIES

Sac State alumnus, rapper Consci8us nominated for 2019 SN&R SAMMIES

Deondre Pasquini

March 11, 2019


Filed under Culture, Featured, Music

Voting for the 27th year of Sacramento News & Review’s SAMMIES awards closes tomorrow, with local artists and performers on the ballot, including Sacramento State student rapper Consci8us. The SAMMIES, or the Sacramento Music Awards, were started by SN&R to give recognition to talented...

REVIEW: Princess Nokia empowers women of color with feminist rap in NorCal

REVIEW: Princess Nokia empowers women of color with feminist rap in NorCal

Ruby Pineda

March 6, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music

Afro-Latina lyricist Princess Nokia empowered women of color during Noise POP Festival on Saturday night at the UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall. Noise POP took place over the course of a week where independent local musicians performed at various venues throughout the Bay Area. Princess Nokia, r...

REVIEW: Jonas Brothers band back in business with new single ‘Sucker’

REVIEW: Jonas Brothers band back in business with new single ‘Sucker’

Eric Jaramishian

March 1, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music, Opinion

On Thursday morning, I woke up not to the mundane sound of my phone alarm, but to buzzing from notifications — the internet was going insane over the release of new Jonas Brothers single “Sucker.” I have to admit, I was not the biggest Jonas Brothers fan growing up, and was a little skepti...

REVIEW: Ariana Grande drops fifth studio album and new music video

REVIEW: Ariana Grande drops fifth studio album and new music video

Storm Ray, News editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Music, Opinion

Pop sensation Ariana Grande dropped her fifth studio album ‘thank u, next” on Friday and I just about lost my mind. Not only does Grande give us her heavenly vocals on this full-length album, but she also put out a brand new video for her song “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored.” ...

Miguel to headline Sacramento music festival Sol Blume

Miguel to headline Sacramento music festival Sol Blume

Brittney Delgado, Arts & Entertainment editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Culture, Music

Local music festival Sol Blume returns to Sacramento for a second year in a row, with “Sky Walker” singer Miguel headlining the event.   “Sol Blume is a gathering of like-minded humans, where we celebrate diversity, culture, music, and chill vibes,” the festival’s website reads. The fes...