Trojan Tunes

Consider us your new, personal music curator. Check out Trojan Tunes for students’ favorite tracks and playlists, as well as concert tips and reviews.

Straight Outta Compton brings back ’90s gangster rap

If you haven’t yet seen the biggest blockbuster rap hit right now, I highly suggest heading straight to the theaters. This summer’s Straight Outta Compton is the biggest thing in the music world right now along with the release of Dr. Dre’s new album Compton. Although the rappers and producers that originally started NWA and […]

Playlist: This could be us, but you playing

If there is one thing I’m good at, it’s being melodramatic. Partaking in musical melancholy is a passion of mine. I shamelessly stare out of windows while sad songs play and pretend that I’m in music videos or standing in the rain during tragic scenes in movies. I plead the fifth on whether or not […]

FYF Fest featured electrifyingly unique acts

Though many would argue that the music festival season is coming to a close, Los Angeles’ FYF festival proved to be a strong contender in keeping the spirit of music mayhem alive. On Aug. 22 and 23, artists from every genre performed at the illustrious and close-to-home Memorial Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Entertaining hipsters […]

Freshman year playlist takes us back to that first day

When I think back to my first days as a USC student, there are songs that I instantly associate with the unique feelings of being a nervous and wide-eyed freshman. To this day, when I listen to these songs I’m instantly overwhelmed with the same emotions I felt back then when I was trying to […]