By Deeba Abrishamchi, Staff Writer Score: 5.7 In early 2013, the video that we all know today as “The Harlem Shake” went viral. The outlandish phenomenon was started by George Miller, better known by his music moniker, Joji. Five years later, Joji is doing things a little differently: his art involves singing, producing and performing. After his unadorned first project In Tongues – EP, he … Continue reading BALLADS 1, Joji

Between Rap and Feminism

By Deeba Abrishamchi, Staff Writer This story appears in the Fall 2017 issue of EMMIE Magazine. January 16, 2009. My brother and I were anxiously waiting for Lil Wayne to come on stage at the Nassau Coliseum in New York City. I’d been listening to strictly Weezy for the past few months, getting hyped up for my very first rap concert. Finally, the lights went down and … Continue reading Between Rap and Feminism

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

EMMIE’s Albums of the Year

By EMMIE Staff 2017 is quickly coming to a close. While there wasn’t much to celebrate, 2017 brought many fantastic projects. From lowkey artists rising to fame to well-established artists continuing to make waves, finding great music in 2017 was not much of a problem. In honor of this past year’s music, the staff of EMMIE picked the 14 best albums of 2017. 14. Freudian, Daniel Caesar … Continue reading EMMIE’s Albums of the Year