A Conversation About Modern Hip-Hop

Celia interviews Jason Kiwanuka about modern hip-hop; first talking about how Chance The Rapper won a Grammy award after being so successful and “best new artist” after releasing his most recent independently streaming album. This is important news because he is a very popular artist right now that isn’t signed to any record deal. Because of that, he isn’t making any money directly from his music. He has turned down countess offers worth millions of dollars from record companies, and this position highlights how music is listened to today. Continue reading “A Conversation About Modern Hip-Hop”

“Let Me See Your Ventra Card!”

DePaul junior student Garrett Mckenna is about to pass through the Addison red line train station and head towards a bar in Lincoln Park. I ask him what he thinks about the train in general, and about the recent news that police officers are checking people’s Ventra ID’s to verify identity as they walk through the turnstiles of the station. Continue reading ““Let Me See Your Ventra Card!””

The NES Classic Treasure Hunt

Video game mega company Nintendo has made a lot of buzz in the past 7 months. On two separate occasions in that span, they’ve been the focus of the video game community. First, they shook the community over the summer of 2016 when they said they would be releasing a home video game system called an NES Classic in November of 2016, and the second time was throughout the 2016 holiday season, as practically no one could get their hands on one of these systems.
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