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The future of streaming music

From LPs to cassettes to compact discs, recorded music has undergone a significant metamorphosis over the course of the 20th century. Now, in the Internet age, the way we experience music is evolving faster than ever. Download-centered platforms like iTunes have become passé, and even customizable services like Pandora have struggled to remain relevant. Digital…

Beyoncé and Jay Z ‘On The Run’ to AT&T Park

Beyoncé and Jay Z are on their way to AT&T Park in San Francisco on August 5 and 6 following two nights at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. If Instagram feeds are any indication, the On The Run tour was the place to be this past Saturday and Sunday nights in Los Angeles. The two-and-a-half hour show was a non-stop journey through some of Bey and Jay’s most memorable and popular songs. Due to their extensive catalogues of hits, they chose to do mashup versions of a number of their songs. This choice allowed them to pack in all of the fan favorites into one show, as well as to marry their respective bodies of work into one cohesive experience.

Review: ‘Decoded’

In 2009, rapper Shawn Carter, more commonly known as Jay-Z, was a guest on the HBO talk show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.” The host gave the rapper a bound copy of every lyric of every song he had officially released. The book was no mere pamphlet, but a behemoth, putting a physical perspective on the copious amount of writing Jay-Z has done since his first official album, “Reasonable Doubt” (1996). Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that Jay-Z’s first published book, “Decoded,” has the flow of a well-studied author.