17 years old, before he had even released his first album, LL Cool J was paid a tiny $500 to play a show at Colby. Joined by his DJ, Cut Creator, LL gave a confused and unexcited audience a taste of some new and exciting techniques, like rapping, scratching, and beatboxing. A hundred or so [...]
Hip hop artist Heems (Himanshu Suri, Wes ’07), formerly of duo Das Racist, has released a music video for his single “Soup Boys.” Pitchfork calls it “fairly political,” while the pending review of one Rap Genius analyst explains “Heems is looking for an attractive female to accompany him to his abode, for conversation, relaxation, or [...]
While we’re on the note of presidents, President Biddy Martin’s popularity started long before she came to Amherst:
Hannukah, was swell! [insert socks joke here]. Christmas, great! [insert problematic family comment here]. And don’t get me started on Kwanzaa! [I actually celebrate it, but like no commentary needed]. But here lies the issue, the holidays are over. No more awkward family food fests, or cheesecake, or excitement from your parents. Yes, [...]
Since around Thanksgiving you have been getting in holidays spirit! Whether you were living the latke-life for Hanukkah, or google-ing what Kwanzaa is, ‘Cacmas is clearly upon us! From the radio to our favorite show Santa and Rudolph and even the occasional baby Jesus are making their annual appearances. If you wanna add to your family’s rotation [...]
NYC producerATG (Alex Healy, Bowdoin ’09) has just released a new project: Mayhem Lauren’s mixtape ‘Mandatory Brunch Meetings.’ If you only listen to one track, Healy says make it ‘Kelly Kapowski’–an ode to that Saved by the Bell character whose been called ‘The Goddess of the 90′s”.
Perhaps the ‘Cac’s most successful musical group, Das Racist, has laid down the microphone. The alternative hip hop group met as students at Wesleyan, although they sometimes claim to have gone to the non-existent-but-probably-still-in-the-Cac Bard Art College in Massachusetts. Fans at Munich’s On3 Festival were surprised when half the group, Heems (Himanshu Suri) did [...]
Last time we checked on Ben Seretan (Wes ’10) was in June, and he’d just released a collaboration with The Early. Wesleying points us to his latest album ‘New Song,’ a follow-up to previous projects ‘New Space’ and ‘New Music.’ Seretan had some interesting things to say about this most recent release, including but not [...]