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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Owen Elphick (left), Dani Jean-Baptiste (front left), Devin Davis-Lorton (front right), and Trevor Kelly (left) rapped verses on the mixtape this past summer. Greyson Acquaviva / Beacon Staff

The Emerson Hip-Hop Society wraps up summer mixtape

By Melanie Curry
October 3, 2019

Sophomore Ademir Monteiro sat in his closet and looked through The Emerson Hip-Hop Society’s Google Drive folder to choose a beat. Once chosen, he grabbed his phone and his lyric-filled notebook, took...

Weston High School senior Echezona Onwuama raps at Boston Rises first event on Feb. 21. Photo by Xinyi Tu - Beacon Correspondent

Alumnus raises Boston voices with new initiative

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 27, 2019

A red carpet lined the hallway leading to Center Stage this past Oscars weekend and coincided with the arrival of the performers from one of Boston’s newest diversity collectives—the youth members...

Kyle Bray - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

The B Side: Less is more in the streaming age

By Kyle Bray, Former Managing Editor: Visual and Design
November 14, 2018

My first listen of Vince Staple’s newest project FM! disappointed me. It had nothing to do with the quality of the album but rather the length. FM! clocks in at 22 minutes in length, 14 minutes...

Music Column: Chicago rap rises from underground

Music Column: Chicago rap rises from underground

By Joseph Green
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...

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