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The Berkeley Beacon

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Music Column: Chicago rap rises from underground

Music Column: Chicago rap rises from underground

April 11, 2018

The history of hip-hop tends to focus on music from the coasts. When the genre was born in the 1970s, most of its early pioneers came from New York City. Later, in the 80s and early 90s, California artists...

Joseph Green is a junior visual and media arts major and the Beacons music columnist. Illustration by Enne Goldstein.

Music Column: Road to recovery runs through Camp Cope

March 21, 2018

I have a confession to make about Australian rock band Camp Cope: I can’t listen to their music on public transit without crying. After my first few times listening to their 2016 self-titled debut, I...

Music Column: Warming up from winter blues

Music Column: Warming up from winter blues

February 14, 2018

Winter is not a good time of year for my mental health. It happens like clockwork every February—the rejuvenation I get from seeing my family and friends over the holiday fades, and soon depression and...

Hometown hip-hop: Regional influences in rap

November 29, 2017

As a general rule, the way a rapper sounds is a good indication of where they are from. Over the years, the distinct styles of hip-hop invented in the early days of the genre—the sample-driven drum beats...

Joseph Green is a junior visual and media arts major and the Beacons music columnist. Illustration by Enne Goldstein.

Minimalist music: Folk as an antidote to maximalism

October 25, 2017

Music these days can be overwhelming. Dense production surrounds us with synths, reverb, and electronic effects I can’t even put a name on. Vocals undergo thick layers of distortion before they reach...

Joseph Green is a junior visual and media arts major and the Beacons music columnist. Illustration by Enne Goldstein.

September Music: A bittersweet playlist for the changing of the seasons

September 28, 2017

I was walking to the grocery store a week ago on the first chilly night of the fall. It wasn’t far, just a few blocks, but I plugged in my headphones anyway and hit shuffle on my summer of 2017 playlist....

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