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Adele celebrating the release of her fourth studio album 30.

Review: Adele’s ’30’ packs new styles with the same heartbreak

by Aaliyah Alexander, Opinion Editor // December 1, 2021

Once again, the heartbroken, the taken, the singles and everyone in-between have united to listen to the much anticipated album “30” by Adele.  Revealing...

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Review: An Evening with Silk Sonic bridges old and new school

Review: ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ bridges old and new school

by Ryan Hardison, Arts & Culture Editor // November 18, 2021

Nearly nine months after releasing their show-stopping debut single “Leave The Door Open,” Silk Sonic, a kinetic duo consisting of R&B superstars...

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Screenshot of Majid Jordan imploring fans to call the number displayed in the post to discuss their wildest dreams.

Review: Duo Majid Jordan create retro love songs on ‘Wildest Dreams’

by Trinity Bland, Managing Editor // November 3, 2021

The 1980s have influenced pop music once again!  Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan — made up of singer Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman...

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Erykah Badu welcomed fans of all ages to her Badubotron tour with a show-stopping performance of Hello.

Concert Roundup: ‘Soulfly’ and the Soul Star

by Ryan Hardison and Katarina Josifov // October 27, 2021

Oct. 20 - Rod Wave Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater Who says Wednesday evenings can’t be for sulking AND partying? Rod Wave says so.  Known...

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Cover of Joy Crookes debut album Skin.

Review: Joy Crookes’ ‘Skin’ is a portrait of one’s strength and beauty

by Aaliyah Alexander, Opinion Editor // October 21, 2021

A beautiful story with chapters on relationships, mental health and politics is captured in London-based artist Joy Crookes’ debut album “Skin.” Five...

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Ur Best Friend Cover Art

Kiana Ledé and Kehlani unite for summer anthem ‘Ur Best Friend’

by Trinity Bland, Managing Editor // July 30, 2021

Cheating on your significant other with their best friend never sounded so enticing until Kiana Ledé's latest single, "Ur Best Friend" with a supreme...

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Marvin Gayes revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

Marvin Gaye’s revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

by Ryan Hardison and Trinity Bland // April 21, 2021

If called upon, an overwhelming majority of Americans would likely recognize their country’s national anthem.  Not really by choice as the sluggish...

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Aztec Student Union hosts virtual concert and Q&A with R&B musician UMI

Aztec Student Union hosts virtual concert and Q&A with R&B musician UMI

by Catlan Nguyen, Social Media Editor // March 17, 2021

Aztec Union hosted a mini-concert and Q&A with R&B, neo-soul musician UMI via Zoom on March 11. The casual music performance and hang out with...

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Quick Take: Best recent R&B releases to revive your playlist

Quick Take: Best recent R&B releases to revive your playlist

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // March 3, 2021

So far in 2021, music releases have been slow and steady.  Electronic, rap and alternative artists have had a few worthwhile showings, but many of...

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Fiona Apple released her latest album Fetch the Bolt Cutters following an eight-year hiatus.

Quarantine’s best albums, chosen by The Daily Aztec’s Instagram followers

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // May 15, 2020

The extent of the COVID-19 virus in the music industry is still uncertain because concerts and festivals have been postponed, canceled or switched to virtual...

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Grammy winning singer-songwriter Ambré was in a Zoom meeting with SDSU students.

Grammy winner singer-songwriter spoke with SDSU music students over Zoom

by Ryan Hardison, Staff Writer // April 29, 2020

Students may be going a little stir crazy, but San Diego State is offering interactive virtual events to help students stay sane. On Monday evening,...

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Tory Lanez throws it back with his fifth Chixtape

Tory Lanez throws it back with his fifth Chixtape

by Johann Derek Oribello, Senior Staff Writer // December 4, 2019

On Nov. 15, rapper and singer Tory Lanez released “Chixtape 5,” an album that flips popular favorites from the past decade into a new sound for the...

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