The Orion

Narrow Minded: Chico hip-hop is dead

The Bay Area Cypher Crew kicking flows on a parking garage on a pleasant Thursday evening in Chico. Photo courtesy of Kiana Abenoja.

Trevor Whitney

March 14, 2015

"...What I mean by ‘hip-hop is dead’ is we’re at a vulnerable state,” Nas said in a 2006 interview. André 3000 said he knew hip-hop was dead in 2001, but it wasn't until Nas used the phrase as his album title five years later that the controversy spilled over into the mainst...

Narrow Minded: Alec Beretz’s ‘Divided’ album review

Cover art for Alec Beretz's debut album,

Trevor Whitney

January 24, 2015

In my travels across the land, searching far and wide, I stumbled upon Chico State senior Alec Beretz's debut album "Divided," named for the feeling it is supposed to produce after listening to it. That's not true, but it's certainly the way I've felt ever since. Beretz, a music industry and technolo...

Chico State's independent student newspaper
Narrow Minded