Artist Spotlight: James Fauntleroy

Artist Spotlight by: Neud Kiros

James Fauntleroy has been a model employee of the music industry. After writing for everyone from Britney Spears and New Kids On The Block to Chris Brown and Justin Timberlake, the latter of which won him a Grammy, Fauntleroy moved into features. He’s best known for appearing on Drake’s “Girls Love Beyoncé” and the GOOD Music hit “Clique”, but was also featured on J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” and Big Sean’s “World Ablaze” among other hip-hop/R&B songs. On top of all of this, he was part of four EPs under the collective Cocaine 80’s which includes No I.D., Common, and Jhené Aiko. But after paying his dues in the industry, Fauntleroy is ready to move into making his own music.

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Album Review: The Endless River by Pink Floyd

Review by: Alex Brown

British progressive rock band, Pink Floyd, holds the record for longest charting album of all time and second highest grossing album of all time. They pioneered the use of audio samples, synthesizers, multi-track mixing methods, and rock show lighting. They are one of the most iconic brands in pop music for their Dark Side of the Moon prism, and the giant inflatable pig of Animals. Now they have the most pre-ordered album of 2014. Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Elli Ingram

Artist Spotlight by: Alex Addiego

Bursting with a dynamic, uninhibited set of pipes mature beyond their years and an incredible gift for songwriting to match, Elli Ingram is a natural artist. From a viral YouTube cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” to her Sober EP (all worth the full listen), Elli has consistently stood out against an overcrowded backdrop of young musicians, thus far culminating in her overwhelmingly convincing second EP, The Doghouse, which dropped this past March. Her latest release – a fresh, soulful mix of old-school hip-hop and R&B vibes with an Amy Winehouse flair – is the perfect setting to get to know her. Five tracks are all she needs to breathe her life into you with an easy temperament, standing tall with her impressive musical record as a triumph of self-expression and a proper introduction to her music. Continue reading