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What’s the Use in a Diss Track During a Political Uprising?

What’s the Use in a Diss Track During a Political Uprising?

July 2, 2020

Rappers J. Cole and Noname recently released songs in response to each other's attitudes toward the Black Lives Matter movement.

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A Playlist For Pride

June 6, 2020

Celebrate the Black queer artists that let the LGBTQ+ community be where they are today.

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10 Life-Changing Albums That Were Released During My College Years

May 21, 2020

Inaugural Ram Jams writer and News Editor Emeritus Jordan Meltzer, GSB '20, goes through the most memorable 10 albums from the last four years.

Ram Jams: ‘Making a Door Less Open’

May 12, 2020

Car Seat Headrest continues to surprise listeners with new features and old habits of lo-fi electronic sounds on their new album "Making a Door Less Open."

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Coronavirus Can’t Stop Creativity

April 28, 2020

Chesca Mac, FCLC ’21, releases her latest single, “AWTC,” to all streaming platforms. The single is a reflection of her community bonds made at Fordham. bonds she has made at Fordham.

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Ram Jams: ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’

April 21, 2020

Fiona Apple’s new album “Fetch The Bolt Cutters” lets listeners know that she is frustrated, and, quite frankly, she doesn’t really care what they think about it.

Ram Jams: ‘The New Abnormal’ Is New but Not Abnormal

Ram Jams: ‘The New Abnormal’ Is New but Not Abnormal

April 14, 2020

After seven years without an album release, The Strokes are back with guitar riffs that hearken back to their debut “Is This It,” references to ’80s rock, and enjoyable lyric value and instrumental polish.

Though it is his last year with the label, Chris Parkin, FCLC ’20, appreciates all they’ve done for him and plans to release more music under Ramses Records before his final goodbye.

Ramses Records Hosts ‘Live at Home’ Sessions on Instagram

April 7, 2020

The record label’s livestream series for Fordham musicians feel strangely intimate despite the distance between the students and their audience.

Ram Jams: Yeah, I Gave Thundercat’s New Album a 10; ‘It Is What It Is’

Ram Jams: Yeah, I Gave Thundercat’s New Album a 10; ‘It Is What It Is’

April 7, 2020

The eccentric R&B artist has put forth a flawless album with as much humor as gravity, all sounding equally genuine and enveloped in his signature basslines.

Cross-stitching, writing screenplays and creating abstract paintings like the one above, all forms of art therapy, are how Polina Uzornikova is keeping her mind at ease.

Art Therapy: Painting the Isolation Away

April 1, 2020

Students have turned to visual art, music and writing as a means of coping with the anxiety and loneliness wrought by social distancing.

The rock-pop band PUBLIC played Webster Hall at the end of February while on tour with American Authors and Magic Giant.

A Backstage Pass for PUBLIC

March 10, 2020

Sit down with rock-pop band PUBLIC for a Q&A about the group’s high school origins, going viral on TikTok and more.

The Latin Grammy Award-winning performer played his first ticketed concert to a sold-out house.

Spencer Ludwig Sells Out Mercury Lounge

February 19, 2020

LA based vocalist-instrumentalist, Spencer Ludwig sold out his first show at the Mercury Lounge and is set to begin a residency at The Freehold.