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Revolutionary Funk Radio

October 28, 2020

Songs of liberation from the post-civil rights movement era still find themselves relevant in today's political climate.

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Intertwined Influence: From Page to Pitch

October 18, 2020

Countless songs and albums were inspired by books. Annika Suderburg discusses Kate Bush and David Bowie's work inspired by literature.

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Ram Jams: ‘EDNA’

October 16, 2020

Rapper Headie One drops "EDNA," his seventh album in three years, and it includes just as many memorable tracks as it does filler.

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Live Music Remains Unconquered

October 14, 2020

In a time when we must be socially distanced, Barfield figured out a way to create live music in the same space as others.

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Ram Jams: ‘Spilligion’

October 3, 2020

Spillage Village released their fourth studio album, “Spilligon," and the artists tackle difficult conversations with upbeat music.

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Beats and Breakthroughs: Tycho Reflects on the Music-Making Process

September 25, 2020

Grammy-nominated musician and producer Tycho stalked about headlining the virtual ABRACADABRA music festival.

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Playlist: Wake Me Up For Online School

September 15, 2020

Four writers came together to compile the ultimate "wake up" playlist to get you ready in the morning for online classes.

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Ram Jams: Lucky Us, Big Sean Is Back With ‘Detroit 2’

September 9, 2020

On “Detroit 2,” Big Sean makes one thing clear: his hustle isn’t going away anytime soon, and neither is the chip on his shoulder.

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Ram Jams: ‘folklore’

July 30, 2020

Less than a year after the release of “Lover,” Taylor Swift is back and her newest album has old and new fans reeling.

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Ram Jams: ‘Ho, why is you here?’

July 29, 2020

“Ho, why is you here?” is a collection of all things Flo Milli. From hits like “Beef FloMix” to newer releases like “May I,” Flo Milli continually shows the industry that she is here to stay.

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Marching to the Beat of a New Drum

July 10, 2020

Fordham alumnus and New York State Assembly candidate Mahfuzul teamed up with rapper Zo Morese to release the track “District 24.”

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Ram Jams: Summer Sounds So Far

July 8, 2020

Arts and Culture Editor Ethan Coughlin goes through some of his favorite albums and singles that have come out this summer.