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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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