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Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

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 that all have roots in the Chico area. Artists including Apollo Snow, Osho Brown, Efren Trevino...

6lack album review

6lack album review

Rachel Reyes

January 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

FREE 6LACK - 6lackRate: 3/5If you are a fan of Frank Ocean, The Weeknd or Bryson Tiller, then 6lack’s music will have no trouble fitting into your Spotify playlists. While artists were releasing new albums left to right, an unknown artist released a hit debut album that is slowly making its way ...

Student DJ makes a beat

Student DJ makes a beat

Elias Denny

October 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Video

This video interview was conducted with local artist, producer and DJ Hound Beats, also known as Trevor Tappe. He is a junior music major at Chico State. Tappe hopes to be accepted into the option of recording arts within the music major. He started producing music around the seventh grade and picked...

Rap beefs not what they used to be

Rap beefs not what they used to be

William Rein

February 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 “Control” dropped, an epic name drop anthem, firmly cemented his position as king and s...

Chico has bad taste in hip-hop

Chico has bad taste in hip-hop

William Rein

May 8, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

For the last 10 years, I lived joyfully unexposed to mainstream radio garbage, guided to be blissfully ignorant by the hipster culture of my hometown. Yet before I came to Chico, I was far more aware of good hip-hop and rap. I was raised by Tech N9ne, and although you and I could debate for ho...

Rimming’s renaissance: Tossing salad no longer taboo

Rimming’s renaissance: Tossing salad no longer taboo

William Rein

March 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I eat ass.That’s right — I toss salad, arguably better than you will see at Sutter Dining.I might as well drop out of college, because I’ve already got my career figured out. I’m an asstronaut. I take trips to the moon.I’m an ass eater, and you should be too. Recently, r...

Chill on the slang in the workplace

Chill on the slang in the workplace

Miles Inserra

March 16, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

As dope as slang may sound in casual conversation, slang is just that — casual. As students transition from backpack to briefcase, they need to leave slang where they found it — on the playground. Slang is a language of its own. A language of words abbreviated and combined or made up altoge...

Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Hip-hop artist swaggers in to Senator Theatre

Michael Quiring

May 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

One of the West Coast's prominent hip-hop artists will be hitting Chico's Senator Theatre stage for one of the last hyped musical acts of the semester. YG performs at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 with special guest DJ Mustard. The Compton, Calif., also known as "Bompton," rapper will be on tour promoting his latest album "My...

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