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Rumors of SOB x RBE splitting up have been circulating since late 2018

SOB x RBE and Hit-Boy collab is good but lacks any development

Mitchell Kret // April 30, 2019

SOB x RBE collaborated with producer Hit-Boy for their most recent project, “Family Not A Group.” This came as a surprise to many fans after rumors arose that the collective would be splitting...

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Through the Late Night Podcast: Kodak Black receives backlash after comment

Alex Coba, Mitchell Kret, and Angel Ortega // April 13, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion’s Arts & Entertainment section’s new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll...

Billy Ray Cyrus reached out to Lil Nas X when his song was taken off of Billboards Hot Country Songs chart

Country Trap is making a comeback and could be here to stay

Mitchell Kret // April 12, 2019

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has been making waves, signifying growth in the country-trap genre. Its removal from Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart only boosted its reputation...

Illustration Credit: Melissa Joseph

‘Through the Late Night’ podcast features overlooked music producers

Mitchell Kret, Angel Ortega, and Alex Coba // March 29, 2019

“Through the Late Night” is The Orion's Arts & Entertainment section's new music podcast. Led by section writers Mitchell Kret and Angel Ortega, every other week you’ll get to hear...

2 Chainz publicizes his album by displying it on a blimp Photo credit: Joe Moore Productions

‘Rap or Go to the League’ shows 2 Chainz’s maturity and growth

Mitchell Kret // March 6, 2019

2 Chainz released his fifth studio album “Rap or Go to the League,” in which he raps about the parallels and differences of his life as a rapper and his life before his fame and success on...

Boogie dropped his debut album this month. Image courtesy of Shady Records.

Boogie puts his life on display with emotional lyricism

Mitchell Kret // January 30, 2019

Compton rapper Boogie released “Everything’s For Sale,” his debut album, Jan. 25. In it, he envelops his real-life experiences with deep, melodic flows and beats. This is Boogie’s...

Apollo Snow entertains the crowd while onstage at the Chico Womens club on Friday Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Ulises Duenas // September 4, 2018

Different kinds of concerts have different vibes, and there are no concerts quite like hip-hop concerts, for better or for worse. The Chico Women's Club hosted a concert on Friday featuring local artists...

Photo credit: Natasha Doron

Interview and Chico performance with World 9

Niyat Teferi // February 1, 2017

On Jan. 27, Underhouse Music hosted a Hip hop show at 1078 gallery with various up and coming local rappers, artists and groups. It was a night filled with great vibes, energy, dancing and music. Anyone...

DJ iMullinati spinning at a show. Photo courtesy of Ryan Mullin via Fish Photography and KqumSquad.

Behind the scenes of ‘Chico Plugged In’

Miguel Orozco and Elias Denny // November 25, 2016

Chico Plugged In is a hip hop & EDM show co-hosted by SOTA Productions and 1078 Gallery. The event brought together some of Chico's biggest talent featuring performances by iMullinati, Yandi, Subfer,...

The album cover of The Life of Pablo. Photo from Kanye Wests official Twitter.

Kanye West does it again with new album

Cassandra Porter // April 15, 2016

Kanye West’s new album, “The Life of Pablo,” made a monumental debut on the Billboard 200 chart ranking No. 1 within the first week of its release. On Feb. 13, the album was initially released...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Rap beefs not what they used to be

William Rein // February 7, 2016

Three years ago Kendrick Lamar told the hip hop community at large, “I got love for you all but I’m trying to murder you niggas.” Kendrick bodied the entire radio conglomerate the day...

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