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WVAU’s #3 Album of the Year: “A Seat at the Table” by Solange Knowles

WVAU’s #3 Album of the Year: “A Seat at the Table” by Solange Knowles

Calkie Fisseha, General Manager

December 29, 2016

I don‰'t know what the world did to deserve Solange, but girllllll I‰'m so thankful for her. We can all admit that 2016 wasn‰'t the best. In a year full of turmoil, black girls shined. No matter what anyone did or said to keep us down, we sprang back up and did it better than ever. All we needed was...

WVAU’s #4 Song of 2016: "Cranes in the Sky" by Solange Knowles

WVAU’s #4 Song of 2016: "Cranes in the Sky" by Solange Knowles

Calkie Fisseha

December 28, 2016

I constantly make the mistake of agreeing to write about things I am too emotionally invested in. “Cranes in the Sky‰” is one of them. As I sit here writing about what this song means to me and this hell of a year we‰'ve all had, I decided to delete everything I‰'ve already said. I don‰'t need...

WVAU’s #8 Song of 2016: "The Season/Carry Me" by Anderson .Paak

WVAU’s #8 Song of 2016: "The Season/Carry Me" by Anderson .Paak

Calkie Fisseha

December 24, 2016

“The Season/Carry Me‰” is the perfect introduction to Anderson .Paak. There is no doubt that this dude is nothing short of amazing. SERIOUSLY. His type of music can't even be restricted to one or two genres. And those damn drums. THOSE DRUMS! The switch up between “The Season‰” and “Carry...

WVAU’s #10 Album of 2016: "ANTI" by Rihanna

WVAU’s #10 Album of 2016: "ANTI" by Rihanna

Calkie Fisseha

December 22, 2016

When I was told I get to write about ANTI, a weird stream of emotions rushed over me. I was excited. I was overwhelmed. I was worried about not being able to do this album justice. Repeat after me: Rihanna is more than a fashion icon. She‰'s an artist, badass, and angel that miraculously lives...

Confessions Of A Post-Glo Gucci Fan

Confessions Of A Post-Glo Gucci Fan

Calkie Fisseha

July 22, 2016

I‰'ll be the first to admit it -- I wasn‰'t the biggest Gucci Mane fan. I‰'ll sing along to “Lemonade‰” when it comes on at a party, and I‰'ll remind people not to get lost in the sauce, but nothing more than that. That was prior to the glo. When Gucci came out the pen looking like a brand...

A Coloring Book for the Soul

A Coloring Book for the Soul

Calkie Fisseha

May 16, 2016

Courtesy of Inverse DISCLAIMER: This isn‰'t a review, it‰'s just a look into my brain as I first listened to Coloring Book. After a very very long and hard time getting Apple music (I am a very stubborn person), I finally got my hands on Coloring Book. Chance the Rapper is something else, in the...

A View on "Views"

A View on "Views"

Calkie Fisseha

May 8, 2016

Courtest of The Verge I‰'m not going to lie to you and say Views is Drake‰'s best album. At first, I wanted to do a track by track review but I ultimately decided against it. There're just many too many emotions I have connected to Drake, both musically and aesthetically (we will discuss this anot...

Lemonade Has Always Been My Favorite Drink

Lemonade Has Always Been My Favorite Drink

Calkie Fisseha

May 1, 2016

Courtesy of Vox   I was served lemons, but I made lemonade. I‰'m here today to talk about the blessings that Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter bestowed on us a week ago. I knew we would be seeing a different side of Bey the second I heard her say “I love my baby hair with baby hair and Afros‰...

A Profession of Love for The 1975

Calkie Fisseha

March 16, 2016

Courtesy of Swindon Advertiser Here‰'s a warning: this isn‰'t a review. I chose not to review The 1975‰'s new album because I realized it wouldn‰'t be a fair one. There was NO way I could be unbiased. As the staple hip hop head of every single one of my friend groups, you wouldn‰'t think I love this ...

YEEZY YEEZY YEEZY JUST JUMPED OVER ALL Y‰’ALL

Calkie Fisseha

February 16, 2016

Courtesy of Consequence of Sound So Help Me God, Swish, Waves, and now The Life of Pablo. Regardless of what Pablo or Paul he‰'s referring to, I‰'m here for it. It‰'s important to understand that what Kanye does is above rap. He makes art. Sure, every musician is an artist in their own right, but Ye surpasse...

WVAU’s #1 Album of 2015: “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar

Calkie Fisseha, General Manager

December 31, 2015

Courtesy of Genius To Pimp a Butterfly? What does that even mean? Why are all these shirtless dudes in front of the White House on the cover? Therapeutic. That's the only word to describe To Pimp a Butterfly. As I write this, I am at a loss for words about how this album makes me feel. It's th...

WVAU 2015: Best Beef

Calkie Fisseha, General Manager

December 14, 2015

The Beef of Our Generation: Meek Mill and Drake                It seems like a millennium ago… rolling through my neighborhood on a beautiful July morning bumping Dreams Worth More Than Money in my parent‰'s mini van. Singing along to “R.I.C.O‰Û, trading off Meek and Drake‰'s verses with my homies and doing ...

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