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2020 Forecast: Artists to Look Out For

Author Name: Shannon Damiano  

Published On Feb 28th, 2020

What superstars will this decade make? 


New Albums...FINALLY

Author Name: Diamonic Holmes  

Published On Mar 26th, 2019

It has been a very slow start to 2019 in the hip-hop/rap world. No signs of a new Uzi project so far, Kanye has been spending more time in church than the studio, Offsets album came and went, but at last it seems that the music world is collectively waking up from a prolonged new years hangover. There have been ....

Top 5 Songs You Cant Miss!

Author Name: Diamonic Holmes  

Published On Jan 22nd, 2019

1. Calboy- Envy Me

2. Comethazine- Hippopotamus

3. Valee- About U Featuring DRAM

4. Logic- Keanu Reeves

5. Rico Nasty- Guap



New Music Fridays: Alessia Cara, Meek Mill, The 1975, & Earl Sweatshirt

Author Name: OCL Editor |  

Published On Nov 29th, 2018

Creative titles, interesting graphics, and killer beats, it's new music Friday. Check out the our picks for the top 4 albums to be released tomorrow.

 November 29, 2018, is looking to be a good day for music.


There are four albums we've deemed noteworthy to the college entertainment community, starting with a new entry from Earl Sweatshirt. A CAA signee, ....

Kids See Ghosts

Author Name: Sam Helm  

Published On Jun 12th, 2018

Let's open with a controversial statement - I have never thought Kanye West was that great. I get told by people all the time that he's an incredible producer, and that he's truly a pioneer in the field, but I've never been blown away by the product. Less controversial statement - I really like Kid Cudi. Somewhere in this in-between ....

This is America from Childish Gambino

Author Name: Sam Helm  

Published On May 7th, 2018

Childish Gambino's "This Is America" is another phenomenal entry in the work of a creative titan.     Childish Gambino's "This Is America" is another phenomenal entry in the work of a creative titan. ....

Matt & Kim on Sexual Banter, Childhood Dreams, and Never Growing Up

Author Name: Maggie Donahue  

Published On May 5th, 2018

Backstage at D.C.'s 930 Club, the musical couple discuss their new album, their hyper-sexual onstage antics and their unexpected career in music. 

Famous Dex & Lil Pump Review

Author Name: Mishul | OCL Student Ambassador  

Published On Apr 11th, 2018

Mishul at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is an aspiring producer and artist. He's also got his finger on the pulse of top music. Check out his thoughts on Famous Dex & Lil Pump.


Famous Dex

Dexter Gore Jr. aka Famous Dex has been on the constant rise, making waves in the hip-hop scene over the past couple years. The Chicago native has ....

REVIEW: CHVRCHES Unveils a Full-Fledged Pop Track List, Two Singles

Author Name: Maggie Donahue  

Published On Mar 14th, 2018

The synth-pop trio CHVRCHES just dropped a track list for its new album, Love is Dead, and its songs promise to live up to the angst implied by the album's title

5 Albums That You Need To Listen To

Author Name: Kendal | OCL Student Ambassador  

Published On Feb 27th, 2018

Check out the inaugural article of Kendal from UIC, highlighting 5 artists and albums to watch! Be sure to follow Kendal on his OCL profile page to see his individual highlights and check out the UIC College page to see upcoming events!

Gunna Drip Season 3 Atlanta’s freshest face on the music scene continues to make his mark with yet another solid project. ....