For those who yearn for 21st century Black Panther music, two of Chicago’s best lyricists have the answer, and so much more. The recent releases of Common’s Be and Kanye West’s Late Registration proves that the essence of hip-hop will not be lost amongst the superfluous rhymes of ostentatious southern rappers with little to no talent.
Day: September 23, 2005
“Nostalgia” is a word that can be negatively connoted, but under certain circumstances it can be quite beneficial to something such as a movement in music. What is the signature sound for this generation? We don’t know. Whatever it is, it’s lost in the static of gangster rap and death metal.
Eugene Levy is the man. Period. Levy (“American Pie”, “Best in Show”) joins veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction”, “Coach Carter”) in his latest comedic venture, “The Man.” Andy Fidler, Levy, is your average middle-American man. He has a nice house, a nice wife, three nice kids and a prestigious job in the exciting field of dental supply sales.
I went to a high school where fashion statements sometimes seemed more important than actually learning. Girls would come back from summer vacation with a new wardrobe, new hairstyle and sometimes a new designer bag-disregarding what grades they had received in their previous classes.
So my roommate forced me into getting DirecTV when we moved in to this apartment together. You would think it was because DirecTV has a premium sports package you can’t get with other Satellite companies, but no – he just said it was easier to use. The promotion at the time was the Premium choice package (all the movie channels included) for $45.
“Ragtime!” could be heard echoing through the Landis Performing Arts Center, as the performers had the audience scream it at the beginning of “Ragtime: The Musical’s” opening night, here on the Riverside Campus. The show started off with a bang, as the cast met up on stage to sing the show’s opening number “Ragtime!” Nicole Pryer, in the role of Sarah, a young woman trying to find herself in a society with all the odds against her, did a fantastic job.
Parking at RCC is ridiculous. Every year that I have been at RCC, the parking situation increasingly gets worse, especially during the first week of classes. I have tried to prepare myself nonetheless for this necessary evil of finding such a simple thing as a single parking spot.
In August 29, the Gulf Coast experienced the landfall of hurricane Katrina, a category 4 storm that devastated the coastal areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. As if the storm wasn’t bad enough, the aftermath and the inadequate response of government assistance left many people stranded for days without medical assistance, food, or clean water; it was this poor response on the local and national levels that increased the death toll of the storm.
According to campus police, a lone female exited the Digital Library and Resource Center at the Riverside Campus of Riverside Community College at 10:43 on August 7. As she was heading to her car she was approached by an out-of-state white male transient and assaulted.
Recently, Hurricane Katrina caused the levee system in New Orleans to collapse. This storm surge led to the rapid flooding of most of New Orleans, a large part of land which lies below sea level. With the Red Cross and FEMA taking action in aiding the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Riverside County was not far behind.