So what if Miley’s a slut?

Aug. 25 was an iconic day in contemporary American history, apparently. Miley Cyrus twerked, and we cared. The single act sparked one of the most notable outcries from the general public in the history of live performance, and if you haven’t been living under a pile of discarded Random Access
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Rock the Bells rings true to hip-hop history

At the 10th anniversary of Rock the Bells hip-hop festival this past weekend in Mountain View, the lineup — though it included virtual performances by the Eazy-E and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, both deceased — reminded festival-goers of the virtue in dynamic stage presence and solid delivery that no special effects can replace.
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Tunesday – Dedicated to What’s-Your-Name

Dear what’s-your-name, it’s me. I’m that guy who was too scared to say a word to you in your class all semester. I’m that guy who was too nervous to approach you on the bus when I saw you reading one of my favorite novels. I’m that guy who was
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Top 10 albums of the year

The Daily Cal’s arts staff assesses the best tunes of the year 2012

1. Frank Ocean — Channel ORANGE Channel ORANGE is more than a collection of songs. It is an experience, a story about a crack addict in Arkansas, a stripper namedCleopatra, a rich kid raised my maids, a monk in a mosh pit and a man coping with his religion and
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Kendrick Lamar: good kid m.A.A.d city

The term “up-and- coming” is often thrown around to describe Kendrick Lamar. With the release of his first major label studio album good kid m.A.A.d city, it’s safe to say that the Compton rapper has arrived. Lamar follows his critically acclaimed Section.80 with a head-bobbing emotional expose that masterfully walks
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Rock The Bells 2012 Line-Up Announced

School is out for the summer, if only for those of us at UCB. So, that means that this announcement, the announcement for the line-up of arguably the biggest and most anticipated hip-hop festival on the planet was just around the corner. Yes,  the bill for this year’s Rock The
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When holograms meet hip-hop: Tupac at Coachella?

As most of you know, this past weekend was the first weekend (there are two of them now) of the perennially sold-out and much talked about Coachella in Indio, California. Hip-Hop fans were in for a treat, with a performance from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G, 50 Cent,
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