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In an effort to have you get to know the staff at BSR and to always provide excellent music we’re featuring a different BSR staffer made playlist every week.   For our next BSR Staff Playlist, we have our new Program Director Ryan Landolph. Ryan has been with the station for several years as a […]

Wavey Pack Productions is a modern hip-hop performance group who came together in Kent, Ohio for their love of edgy beats and meaningful lyrics. The group is comprised of Carter Liston (Carter), Taylor Liston (SpiriT), Donovan Womack (Donny Wo), Kam Stringer (Kam2gnarly), Darian Diggs (AyeD) and producer Trey Bryarly (T.C. Trillz). I got the chance to sit down […]

By: Conor Battles Album: DAMN. Artist: Kendrick Lamar Label: Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Release: April 14, 2017 Score:     There was never any second album, and that’s a good thing. The odyssey of DAMN., Kendrick Lamar’s fourth LP and the followup to 2015’s lauded To Pimp a Butterfly, began with the surprise drop of “The Heart Pt. […]

By: Dylan Thacker Khadi Lee is a 24-year-old Cleveland native who has been through the wire. As a young boy he faced tons of adversity. Between his look, which was much different than his peers, to his anger issues, trouble seemed to follow him everywhere. Music was his outlet for this. It seemed as if […]

By: Tyler Thompson Artist: Kendrick Lamar Label: Top Dawg Entertainment Rating:      “The Heart Part 4” will empower your eardrums, motivate you to kick some ass and fill your soul with delicious hype. It began with a subtle tease on Kendrick Lamar’s Instagram Thursday morning. An image of a velvet black cover with the number […]

By: Dylan Thacker Artist: Drake Album aka Playlist: More Life Label: Young Money Entertainment Rating:        On Saturday March 18, Drake finally unveiled the oft-delayed More Life, the project he has been teasing since October. While I usually skim over the track-list and jump to the ones that sound most interesting or have the […]

Image courtesy of Epic Records By: Wise Ellis Artist: Jidenna Title: The Chief Record Label: Wondaland-Epic Records Release Date: February 17, 2017 Rating: Many of us recognize rapper Jidenna by his uniquely extravagant day-to-day style, and his 2015 Double Platinum single “Classic Man.” After releasing the songs “Long Live the Chief” and “Chief Don’t Run” in […]

Image courtesy of Warner Brothers Records By: Akii Butler Artist: BeBe Rexha Album:All Your Fault Pt.1 Label:Warner Bros. Rating: Bebe Rexha has made quite a name for herself. In 2015, she was featured on G-Eazy’s “Me Myself and I,” and that same year her vocals could be heard on David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.” In 2016, Rexha […]

By: Dylan Reynolds Late last spring, while perusing YouTube, I stumbled upon the music video for “Shutdown” by Skepta. The song was unlike any recent hip-hop track I had heard- fast, aggressive, repetitive and decidedly British. Curious about the prospect of a UK hip-hop scene, I googled “UK hip-hop” and was introduced to an exciting […]

By: Akii Butler 2016 proved to be an incredible year in music. Almost every major artist released their long awaited album and we saw new artists emerge as hitmakers. With that being said, we are one week away from 2017 and another year of great music. You may be a bit skeptical and doubtful over […]


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