Music

Shades of black

In the ever-changing worlds of rap, hip-hop, and R&B, it’s clear to see who’s who in terms of royalty. Artists like Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, and Kanye West have top-billed worldwide tours and have become household names. Those like Kehlani,...

Three tones of heartbreak

The universal themes of love and loss are nothing new to songwriting, but the heart beats much differently in these pieces. Here, Vantage rounds up three records that tug at the strings of longing and regret. Whether it’s Lorde’s post-party...

Behind the record: The Ronsons and the Dres

Dr. Dre, RZA, and Mark Ronson are only some of the staple names in the world of music. Referred to as producers, these individuals deliver a fresh perspective to an ever-growing scene, their music characteristic of their own identity. In the...

K/L: A song of friendship

Two girls, two broken hearts, a guitar, a pen, and a piece of paper. Kim Bernardino and Laean Angeles of K/L (pronounced as “kale,” like the vegetable) have learned to transform the emotions that come with heartbreak into heartfelt songs that...

2017 Grammy Awards Predictions

For a number of musicians, a Grammy award is the ultimate goal. For some, it can also be considered as the endpoint of their career, and for good reason. Taking the stage alongside the music industry’s best and to be acknowledged on international...

Album of the year: Staff picks

Regardless of where you stand in the wide spectrum of music genres, it’s hard to argue that 2016 wasn’t a good year for music. After four years of silence, Frank Ocean unleashed what could be his greatest release to date. Justin Timberlake put...


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