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Drake performs in Concert at Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour - Chicago, Illinois at United Center on August 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. After months-long delay, Drake dropped his sixth studio album after months-long delay. Prince Williams/WireimagePrince Williams/Wireimage

Drake drops latest album “Certified Lover Boy”

Isaac Saia Gluck September 17, 2021
For rap megastar Drake, it's hard to know when the rapping persona stops and the goofing around starts. His feuds with other rappers and many of his actions are questionable and unatoned for, but his songs can have good hooks ... sometimes.
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Summer Blockbuster Recap

Elizabeth Brenner August 26, 2018
So far this summer has churned out some of the most anticipated movies of the year, but not all of them are worth paying the money to see.
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Flatbush Zombies during a performance in 2014. The rap trio released their sophomore album “Vacation in Hell” on Friday, April 6. TIFFANY KOMON/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY 2.0

Review: Flatbush Zombies puts the rap game in a grave with “Vacation in Hell”

Gregory Zarb April 10, 2018
The Flatbush Zombies, who take their name partly from their neighborhood in Brooklyn, have returned after two years and multiple tours with their sophomore album “Vacation in Hell,” released on Friday, April 6.
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Fenty Beauty. FENTY BEAUTY/INSTAGRAM

Makeup brands need to be more inclusive of people of color

Samiha Ahmed March 19, 2018
Looking at three different fair skinned models wearing the same golden highlight will not help me understand if the golden highlight will look the same on me, a tan-skinned girl.
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A USG President with an inspirational past

A USG President with an inspirational past

Eric Schmid April 30, 2016
Like many other undergraduates, USG President Cole Lee wants to usher change in our society.
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The Box Office

The Box Office

The Statesman March 25, 2015
A look at "Home," "Furious 7" and "The Longest Ride."
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Comedian Chelsea Handler, above, as one of several celebrities to bare herself in support of the campaign. ABACA PRESS / TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

SBU students bring “Free the Nipple” campaign to campus

Michaela Christman March 9, 2015
James College hosted a film screening and discussion on the Free The Nipple campaign to help make students aware of global censorship and oppression women are facing today.
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Pitbull and Rihanna, two big hits, produce new albums

Atiba Rogers November 26, 2012
Hide your DJs, because wherever there is a fiesta, a Pitbull record will more than likely be pumping through the speakers in the near future.
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Students weigh in on Rihanna’s reunion with Chris Brown

Michael Cusanelli March 5, 2012
It was a slap in the face for pop princess Rihanna’s supporters. The remix of Rihanna's song "Birthday Cake" featuring Chris Brown leaked on the internet. Due to the buzz, Brown was happy to be featured in Rihanna’s song, and, as fans awaited the official release, he gave them a dose of this: "Girl I wanna f*** you right now (right now)/ Been a long time, I’ve been missing your body/ Let me-let me turn the lights down." Brown is notorious for the domestic abuse case involving Rihanna, which became a permanent black mark on their careers, and the reconciliation between the two does not sit well with some fans.
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