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Playlist: Husky Herald Presents; Good Feel Rap

Tien Nguyen
November 6, 2019

Here’s a rap playlist to keep your stresses at bay, found on Spotify. Just go to the link, and relax.

Husky Herald Presents: Good Feel Rap

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Album Spotlight: Welcome Home

Aries’ haunting silhouette welcome’s home fans both old and new.

Tien Nguyen
October 26, 2019

Overview
Album: WELCOME HOME
Artist: Aries
Genre: Rap/Pop
Release Date: April 18th, 2019
Length: 9 tracks; 24 minutes
Favourite Tracks: BAD NEWS, CAROUSEL, SANTA MONICA

On April 18th, recording artist, producer, and former YouTuber Aries dropped his debut album WELCOME HOME. Aries is one of those genre-bending emo rap artists similar to Post Malone and Juice WRLD. On this album, he invites you into his personal hell. Yet, with his vibrant production and music videos, most of his songs will leave you with a smile on your face. Overall, WELCOME HOME is a very easy listen and is a great introduction to Aries.

⭐⭐⭐

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Album Spotlight: Bandana

This cover pays homage to Gibbs’ and Madlib’s previous album, Piñata

Tien Nguyen
October 26, 2019

Overview
Album: Bandana
Artists: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Release Date: June 28, 2019 
Length: 15 tracks; 46 minutes
Favourite Tracks: Cataracts, Fake Names, Palmolive 

On June 28th, 2019, rapper Freddie Gibbs and producer Madlib released their second collaborative studio album, Bandana. This project is a sequel to their previously released album, Piñata, but it does not fail to live up to its predecessor. From Freddie Gibbs, you receive an amazing performance of lyricism and flow, Madlib complimenting that with his tasteful production, allowing the duo to bring out the best in each other throughout the project.

In addition to those two, Bandana features a range of artists, from new school superstars like as Pusha T and Anderson .Paak, to old school legends such as Mos Def and Talib Kweli. All in all, this album is definitely worth a listen for all fans of hip-hop. 

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Artist Spotlight: The 1975

From left to right: George Daniel, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann, and Matthew Healy

Vivian Nguyen
October 19, 2019

The 1975 are an alternative-pop/indie band from England that are not afraid to put themselves out there and take risks. They are constantly outdoing themselves with their music and they have a really unique and nostalgic sound. They create relatable music with all kinds of beats that differentiate them from other groups in the genre. Not only do they use their platform to make music, but also to spread awareness about multiple global issues. 

The band consists of four members: Matthew Healy, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel, the quartet having won several NME and Brit Awards for their work. Currently, they have put out three albums: The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware Of It, and A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. They also have an upcoming album titled Notes on a Conditional Form. They are best known for their songs “Chocolate” and “Somebody Else,” along with their iconic box logo.

Their music mainly relates to the events that have happened during Healy’s life, as well as his thoughts and his feelings. For example, their songs “If I Believe You” and “Antichrist” both talk about Matty’s struggle with religion. The band also talks about modern problems such as the attachment people have to their devices, as well as climate change. They worked with climate activist, Greta Thunberg, for a track on their upcoming album where she speaks about the ongoing climate change problem. 

They currently have two tracks for their upcoming album out and they continue to tease their fans with more. The estimated release date for the album is sometime in 2020. The band is currently on tour around the world with artists such as LAUNDRY DAY, Pale Waves, The Japanese House and No Rome. From small gigs to venues with thousands of people, The 1975 is ready to take over the world.