Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

J Coles New Album K.O.D. Addresses This Generations Drug-Addled Capitalist Society

J Cole’s New Album “K.O.D.” Addresses This Generation’s Drug-Addled Capitalist Society

Autumn Lewis, Reporter May 2, 2018

This past Friday, J Cole dropped his fifth studio album "K.O.D." He posted on Twitter a couple days before K.O.D.'s release, stating the words behind the illusive album title's acronym. There are 3 meanings: Kill Our Demons, King Overdosed, and Kids on Drugs. It was no coincidence that Cole...

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Pharrell Williams’ Clothing Line Collab With A Tribe Called Quest

Sabrina Torres, Editor-In-Chief March 12, 2018

It’s no surprise that Pharrell is a big fan of A Tribe Called Quest. Pharrell has always spoken about the inspiration he obtained from this Hip Hop group to pursue a career in music. Pharrell met the famous group in the 90s. Over the years, they developed a friendship eventually leading to Pharrell...

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Professor Dower, also known as Mama D lecturing students about gangs influence on Hip Hop culture

“You Gotta Take This Class”: History of Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture

Autumn Lewis, Reporter February 26, 2018

Looking to fulfill your arts requirement in your general education while learning about the kind music you listen to on a daily basis? This is the class for you. With Rap music and Hip Hop Culture being so prominent in today's society, especially with the millineal generation, its only right that...

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Playboi Carti released his debut album Playboi Carti last week under ASAP Mob.

Playboi Carti drops long- awaited debut album

Jonathan Manjarrez, Staff Writer April 26, 2017

"Playboi Carti is the Fashion World's Latest Rapper Heartthrob" is the headline that was plastered on Vogue Magazine for their cover story  on young Atlanta rapper, Playboi Carti. Carti, who has been cosigned by ASAP Rocky and the ASAP Mob, has been under heat for not releasing a major mixtape since...

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Preview: A Night of Colors

Preview: ‘A Night of Colors’

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor April 26, 2016

The Rio Hondo Dance Program will be presenting it's annual three-day dance concert entitled "A Night of Colors", May 5 through the 7. "A Night of Colors" showcases new choreographic works by students and includes premieres by faculty members Kristine Karmiryan, Rachel Lopez, Paige Melvin, and Lisa...

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Kendrick Lamar releases untitled unmastered., a collection of demos

Kendrick Lamar releases ‘untitled unmastered.’, a collection of demos

Ryan Guerrero, Managing Editor March 12, 2016

Pimp pimp!... Hooray! Three months into 2016 and hip-hop fans already have a new Kendrick Lamar record to listen to. Sort of. The Compton native rapper released a collection of 8 previously unreleased demos on March 4 that originated during the recording of Lamar's album "To Pimp a Butterfly",...

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Ty Dolla $ign delivers bangers and R&B on Free TC

Ty Dolla $ign delivers bangers and R&B on ‘Free TC’

Elder Hinojosa, Staff Writer November 16, 2015

Ty Dolla $ign has finally released his first full-length album “Free TC”, saying full due to the fact that Ty dropped half of the tracks off his album on his Soundcloud page over the last few months. Despite previewing a few songs for fans, the album composes of 16 tracks that show off Ty’s...

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GoldLink triumphs on his debut release, And After That, We Didnt Talk

GoldLink triumphs on his debut release, ‘And After That, We Didn’t Talk’

Ryan Guerrero, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 16, 2015

After a string of popular tracks on Soundcloud within the past two years, a well-received mixtape in 2014, and a spot on the 2015 XXL Freshmen list; Washington DC rapper GoldLink finally released his debut project "And After That, We Didn't Talk" on Nov. 6 through Los Angeles music collective and record...

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