El Jefe on “Friday”

On February 10, 2011, a YouTube user with the moniker “trizzy66” uploaded a music video for a song called “Friday” by a teenage girl named Rebecca Black. Produced by ARK Music Factory, a Los Angeles-based independent record label and entertainment channel, “Friday” managed to attract 30 million views in just

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Toro Y Moi Rides ‘Chillwave’ on its Sophomore Release

Over the summer of 2010, the blog Hipster Runoff identified a new genre known as “chillwave” and “glo-fi,”—both of which sound like Williamsburg hip-hop alter-egos—introducing one of the first musical movements defined less by geographic birthplace than distinct characteristics. Characterized by a lo-fi approach to 80s nostalgia, the genre makes

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Toro Y Moi Rides ‘Chillwave’ on its Sophomore Release

Over the summer of 2010, the blog Hipster Runoff identified a new genre known as “chillwave” and “glo-fi,”—both of which sound like Williamsburg hip-hop alter-egos—introducing one of the first musical movements defined less by geographic birthplace than distinct characteristics. Characterized by a lo-fi approach to 80s nostalgia, the genre makes

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Blogosphere Offers 5C Students Outlet for Self-Expression

I remember the days when the term “blogging” brought up connotations of techno-hermits spilling their latest mercurial fascinations and complaints on the Internet. In David Fincher’s The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg’s ex-girlfriend eloquently accuses him of fitting that stereotype, remarking, “You write your snide bullshit from a dark room because

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Luca ‘El Jefe’ Rojas’s Guide To The Oscars

As February transitions into March, we reach that electrifying time of year when America’s crowning institution of mainstream myth-making, Hollywood, holds its grandiose commemoration of all images fair-skinned and beautiful: the Oscars. Held for the last 82 years to celebrate excellence in the film industry, the Academy Awards typically bestow

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5C Band ‘Daniel and the Dragon’ releases Sophia

Rating: 3/5 Standout Tracks:”QUI++ING,” “Drugs” Sophia, the sophomore album of Daniel and the Dragon (comprised of CMC students Dan Evans ’12 and Kris Brown ’11 and Pitzer’s Jacob Moss ’13) borrows its namesake from the newborn daughter of Evans’ best friend. In their press release, the Los Angeles-based three piece

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