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Mumble rap is abstract expressionism for hip hop

By Jonah Hinebaugh What do Young Thug and Mark Rothko have in common? Both went against norm in their respective mediums to help construct something new and beautiful. Art has evolved throughout history, and that’s a fact. All you have to do is look back at how renaissance, rococo and neoclassicism evolved.    So why […]

A protester escorted a white nationalist outside Richard Spencer’s talk: ‘He just smiled and called me a racist slur’

By Jonah Hinebaugh Members of the “alt-right” frequently dox, or search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent. In order to avoid this, the student interviewed in this story asked to go under the pseudonym Baghat Singh to protect his identity. In a small […]

Students move into their home away from home

Over 600 students moved into USFSP’s residence halls over on Friday and Saturday. This event is just one of the many events new students have the opportunity to attend during Week of Welcome. Here are a few highlights from the big move shot by our Photo Editor Jonah Hinebaugh. 

Quit fretting: Take musicians at sound value

Michael Jackson allegedly molested children, Chris Brown abused Rihanna and Kanye West compared himself to Jesus. All three affect the most important part of any music artists job — maintaining the support of a loyal fan base. But is it really possible for an artist cross a line? I’d argue that there never really needs […]

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is sinfully good

By this point, Kendrick Lamar is internationally known as one of the best rappers in the world. His most recent album, “DAMN.,” serves to solidify his status. Lamar voices his inner insecurities and unhappiness with the current political climate on this record.         In the first song “BLOOD.” we are met with the motif of […]

Review: Drake’s “More Life” deserves a poor life

Drake’s worthiness as the top artist in the world has all but disappeared after dropping his 22-song playlist, “More Life.” The playlist follows a mediocre “Views” album, released last April, and demonstrates Drizzy’s ability to find trends in order to remain relevant in a world that should’ve left him behind, especially after his weak collaboration […]

“Crybabies” protest Daddy Trump in Central Florida

Waiting at an intersection on Airport Boulevard in Melbourne, a flurry of bright, colorful signs belonging to protesters contrasted with the red hats of President Donald Trump’s loyal followers, each group waiting to join their respective sides. This past Saturday, Trump held a rally reminiscent of those leading up to the general election. He drew […]

Rap duo Run The Jewels destroys Jannus Live

Wrapping around the corner of First Avenue North and Second Street North were hundreds of fans, eagerly awaiting the sold out Run The Jewels show. Jannus Live was the 11th stop on the North American leg of their Run The World tour and fans were certain not to miss it. The show featured hip-hop producer […]

The Flaming Lips look to keep spark alive

  Following their free experimental project with Miley Cyrus, The Flaming Lips released “Oczy Mlody,” meaning “eyes of the young” in Polish. It features a heavy electronic influence that bridges the brusqueness that began with “Embryonic” in 2009 and the whimsical tones of “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz” released in 2015. “Oczy Mlody” begins […]

Student Sean “Smurph” Murphy seeks career as rap star

Under the moniker “Smurph,” Sean Murphy hopes to create a lucrative hip-hop career. A career that started in his USF St. Petersburg dorm during the summer of 2015. Murphy, 20, didn’t start college with an interest in rap. The mass communications major found his calling after listening to beats made by Martin “Mak” Kelly, his […]