Best of 2018

By EMMIE Staff When crafting our Best of 2018 lists, it was hard to find some commonalities: everyone found different projects to be more entertaining, heart wrenching and/or spiritual than others. For purposes of open debate and open thought, this is the best possible outcome. More importantly though, this is indicative of the year that music presented to us; in short order, too much awesome music came … Continue reading Best of 2018

Selfless EP, Kiana Ledè

By Amanda Rovitz, Contributing Writer SCORE: 9.1 Today’s female R&B scene has created a distinct narrative on what makes good music “good:” great vocals, meaningful lyricism and strong production value are all prerequisites for success. Recently, forces like Jessie Reyez, SZA, H.E.R., Jorja Smith and many others have created identities as powerful figures in the R&B realm through this model. In addition, Republic Records recording … Continue reading Selfless EP, Kiana Ledè

Khalid shares emotions with fellow American teens at The Rave

By Deeba Abrishamchi and Amanda Rovitz, Staff Writers If you haven’t heard of the rising pop prodigy Khalid, you probably should get to know him because he isn’t going anywhere for awhile. Last week we hit the road from Madison to Milwaukee and watched Khalid perform on his “American Teen” tour at the Rave Eagles Club. At just 19 years old, Khalid is sitting in … Continue reading Khalid shares emotions with fellow American teens at The Rave

I Am Not a Human Being, Lil Wayne

By Amanda Rovitz, Staff Writer Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. I Am Not a … Continue reading I Am Not a Human Being, Lil Wayne

Laugh Now, Fly Later, Wiz Khalifa

By Amanda Rovitz, Staff Writer SCORE: 6.2 As fans await Wiz Khalifa’s highly anticipated album, Rolling Papers 2, a project that he has been working on for quite some time, Taylor Gang supporters were given something to ease their patience with Laugh Now, Fly Later, Wiz’s latest 10-song mixtape. As an artist, Wiz is constantly coming out with new music; he’s released two EP’s this year, and … Continue reading Laugh Now, Fly Later, Wiz Khalifa