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Sac State students not surprised with Kanye West’s rant, 30-minute Sacramento show

Kanye West performs on the hovering platform at his concert in Boston  on Sept. 9, 2016. (Photo by Kenny Sun / Flickr)

Edrian Pamintuan

November 21, 2016

Rapper Kanye West unleashed a tirade at his Saint Pablo Tour stop at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento Saturday night before storming out and ended the concert after just 30 minutes. This happened days after the rapper announced to his San Jose crowd that he didn’t vote and would have cast his ba...

Why we should not take Kanye West seriously about running for president

Why we should not take Kanye West seriously about running for president

Tiffany Martel

September 10, 2015

I'm sure most of you have heard Kanye West's newest decision about running for presidency in the 2020 election. Nowadays, it just seems that if you are fortunate enough to be wealthy, you can make the decision to run for a political position. And not just any political position, but president of the U...

In the defense of Kanye West

Madyson Baker-Jones

November 25, 2014

I like Kanye West ..Notorious for going off on the paparazzi and his marriage to Kim Kardashian, Kanye ruffles feathers, known as the “extremely obnoxious narcissistic rapper” that everyone loves to hate.He isn't a crowd pleaser, but I still like him.It's no secret that Kanye wants to be recognized, he wants ...

Student balances life at school and as a performer

Jasmine Alston

October 15, 2014

Late nights and early mornings is how most students go about handling the semester, whether it is with parties or staying up late to study and then getting up for class the next day. But dedicating time to write and collaborate on music is a typical routine for one Sacramento State student.The atmosp...

Hip-hop and rap genre: a cultural revolution

Daniel Magalit

October 9, 2014

Hip-hop and rap today is not the same as yesteryear’s. The differences in hip-hop today and hip-hop then, is most discernible in lyrical content, the production of sounds and possibly in the lack of understanding of the culture and its history.Hip-hop and its five elements are prominent in today’s m...

Degrading songs hurt women

Elizabeth Ramirez

October 10, 2012

When we hear a Pitbull, Snoop Dogg or Kanye West song blasting on the radio, we might think of them as musicians with ground-breaking music. These artists have songs everyone can dance to until they have blisters on their feet. However, some might just hear the beat of the song but without listening t...

Kanye West’s new album leaves much to be desired

Christopher Lopez

September 26, 2012

Let me set the record straight before anyone reads any further. This is not a full solo release by Kanye West, but rather a collaboration featuring several artists from G.O.O.D. Music and other labels. Kanye appears on a little over half of the 12 tracks. Artists such as Nicki Minaj, Ghostface Killah, R....

Trap music for Kanye

Fabian Garcia

September 19, 2012

It seems like Kanye West has lost his soul in the enterprise of becoming a superstar. He recently fell into an emerging category of hip-hop known as Trap Music – a consequence of his own doing. Having abandoned the soulful touch to beat making, West now focuses on bass-driven production with noticeable ...