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WVAU 2017: BEST TWITTER PRESENCE

WVAU 2017: BEST TWITTER PRESENCE

Taameen Mohammad

December 20, 2017


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If you don‰'t know CupcakKe, chances are you probably know her explicit songs "Deepthroat" or "Vagina" which have 21 million views and 2 million views respectively on Youtube. But if you haven‰'t explored the Twitter of Marilyn MonHOE, oh man are you missing out. CupcakKe, a rapper hailing fr...

WVAU 2017: BEST MUSIC VIDEO

WVAU 2017: BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Maddi Cole

December 19, 2017


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Kendrick Lamar is a veteran of creating groundbreaking visuals to pair with his infectious albums. From creating an instagram style video for “King Kunta‰” to releasing four back to back music videos that ignited his latest album, DAMN., Lamar lacks no ambition in creating visuals that are meant...

WVAU 2017: BEST LIVE SHOW

WVAU 2017: BEST LIVE SHOW

Tessa Dolt

December 18, 2017


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Detroit post-punk band Protomartyr played a killer set at Rock and Roll Hotel on October 26. It was so good that the WVAU community voted it ‰Best Live Show‰' of 2017. If you missed out on this show, hopefully I can do it some justice. Protomartyr had just released Relatives in Descent a month b...

WVAU 2017: BEST NEW ARTIST

WVAU 2017: BEST NEW ARTIST

Katherine Mickewich

December 17, 2017


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Many musical powerhouses had comebacks and album releases this year, but none shone as bright as those by new artists. 2017 was the year of the up and coming musician. Artists like Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Sza, and Cardi B were wildly popular this year and had been either relegated to niche fanbases or...

WVAU 2017: BEST LOCAL DC ARTIST

WVAU 2017: BEST LOCAL DC ARTIST

Ryan Shepard

December 16, 2017


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He‰'s come a long way from performing to the aroma of Elevation Burger fries and the screams of Centennial residents. In the span of 365 days, GoldLink has gone from performing in the Tavern by the way of WVAU (you‰'re welcome!) to a Grammy nomination for his hit single, “Crew." Despite being reduced to being the favorite rapper ...

WVAU 2017: BEST RACKSPIN

WVAU 2017: BEST RACKSPIN

Maria Carrasco

December 15, 2017


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Jay Som‰'s sophomore album Everybody Works is one of the best indie rock albums of 2017. The project of California singer-songwriter Melina Duterte is detailed, thoughtful and intimate while still being a great guitar rock album. I‰'m on WVAU‰'s music staff, so when I received my weekly albums...

WVAU 2017: MOST UNDERRATED ALBUM

WVAU 2017: MOST UNDERRATED ALBUM

Calkie Fisseha, General Manager

December 14, 2017


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It is an understatement to say Take Me Apart is a perfect album. With crystals dangling from her locs and nails and her stylish all white-outfits, Kelela is not a force to be reckoned with. Her debut, Take Me Apart, is one of the most beautiful albums of 2017. The October release quickly found itself...

WVAU 2017: MOST OVERRATED ALBUM

WVAU 2017: MOST OVERRATED ALBUM

Dani Rosen

December 13, 2017


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Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986), known mononymously as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur who has released four full length albums, one EP and two mix tapes has now released a playlist called “More Life‰Û. What is a playlist in...

WVAU’s #1 Album of 2016: "Coloring Book" by Chance the Rapper

WVAU’s #1 Album of 2016: "Coloring Book" by Chance the Rapper

Brenda Hua

January 1, 2017


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“IGH! IGH! IGH!‰Û Three noises ‰ÛÒ not even words, and we already know. It‰'s Chance the Rapper, Lil Chano from the 79th, Chancellor Bennett ‰ÛÒ the voice of a generation, the star of 2016. Coloring Book was a mixtape everyone anticipated, but quickly became something we knew we wanted ...

WVAU’s #1 Song of the Year: "Ultralight Beam by Kanye West

WVAU’s #1 Song of the Year: "Ultralight Beam by Kanye West

Skylar Tucker

January 1, 2017


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This is the opening track to Kanye West‰'s seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, and it serves as a sample for what one can expect for the rest of the album ‰ÛÒ a rapper reflecting on life through a God-fearing lens that seems so deeply rooted within him it may be impossible to remove. We got t...

WVAU’s #2 Album of 2016: "Life of Pablo" by Kanye West

WVAU’s #2 Album of 2016: "Life of Pablo" by Kanye West

Jonathan Skufca

December 30, 2016


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Oh, high school me. How naÌøve you were. I now laugh at the amount of times I turned up my nose at the fantastic music that Kanye put out, while secretly hoping that “ Gold Digger‰” would come on the school bus radio, or that the DJ at my junior prom would put on “ POWER‰” for me to brood i...

WVAU’s #2 Song of 2016: "Your Best American Girl" by Mitski

WVAU’s #2 Song of 2016: "Your Best American Girl" by Mitski

Kathleen Lovito

December 30, 2016


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I have a problem with the cinematic classic Grease: namely the message sent when Sandy Dee transforms from pastel-clad bobby soxer to cigarette-puffing, rule-breaking sex kitten for the attention of some boy. Clearly, no one sat her down to talk about the importance of staying “true to yourself‰” and that...

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