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Bianca Gracie

Freelance Writer

New York, NY

Bianca Gracie

Northeastern University c/o 2014 graduated interested in a career in music journalism.

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TLC’s ‘FanMail’ Turns 15: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever. 1999 was undoubtedly the year of the bubblegum pop takeover, headed by Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys and a shipload of European imports .
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15 Forgotten Reasons Why 2000 Was The Best Year In Pop Music

1999 may have been the year of the ultimate pop takeover, with the quadruple-punch of Britney Spears , Christina Aguilera , *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys dominating the airwaves. But it was 2000 that saw the peak of pop music, as the bubblegum hype spilled over to Europe. Sure, there were big songs like *NSYNC ‘s “Bye Bye Bye,” Destiny’s Child ‘s “Say My Name” and Jennifer Lopez ‘s “Waiting For Tonight.”.
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Jay Z’s ‘The Black Album’ Turns 10: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever. Back in 2003, when Kanye West was about to transition from in-demand producer to breakout rapper and Eminem ‘s year of Eminem Show- “Lose Yourself” dominance finally faded into the rear view, Shawn Carter a.k.a.
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Drake’s ‘Nothing Was The Same’: Album Review

Who knew after the release of 2009′s So Far Gone that a young actor-turned-rapper/singer from Toronto would be at the pulse of rap music today? Here we are a few years later, and Drake is increasingly making more of a name for himself. Nothing Was The Same (out today, September 24 ), his third studio album, shows another, darker facet of Drake.
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I'm A Bad Bitch!: Gender Power Struggles In Hip-Hop

An article I wrote for George Washington University's campus magazine which describes the power struggles between men and women in the hip-hop community. It focuses on the ever-changing definition of the the word "bitch."
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Arctic Monkeys AM Tour

Since their explosive debut back in 2005 with Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not Arctic Monkeys have captured the hearts of many who crave pure and whole-hearted rock n’ roll. The latest album from the Sheffield, England-bred band finds them in a more mature and confident realm, thrusting them into soon-to-be legendary status.
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Idolator Halloween: The 12 Most Murderous Music Videos In Pop History

Gruesome movies like A Nightmare On Elm Street , The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , The Hills Have Eyes and Scream have gone down as some of the most classic horror films in movie history. In the Pop world, artists have taken a page out of the genre’s book and created equally wicked music videos. Whether it’s taking revenge out on a former lover or killing people just for fun, the music industry has had its fair share of horrifying visuals.
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Got Beef?: 12 Of The Best Non-Rap Diss Songs By Pop Stars

Hip hop has always been a musically competitive sport, with rappers going head-to-head in battles ever since the genre’s birth in the late ’70s. The best diss songs have sparked the most fueled beefs in rap history ( Tupac vs. Biggie , Jay Z vs. Nas , Nicki Minaj vs. Lil’ Kim , etc.), but the light is rarely shed on other music genres.
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7 Questions With Classified: Watch The Rapper Talk About His Latest Album & All Things Canada

Rapper Classified is already a big name in Canada, but the Nova Scotia native is crossing the border and gaining a new audience in the U.S. with his first Top 10 single: “Inner Ninja,” a catchy, motivational tune with his fellow Canuck David Myles . When he stopped by Idolator headquarters, he talked about his latest album — and, of course, talked extensively about our neighbors to the north.
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Guy's Guide To Style

An article for Northeastern University's Woof, a lifestyle magazine. It lists five of the best stores for college men to shop for cool clothing.
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Model or Robot? – An Extraterrestrial Experiment at Ground-Zero SS13

I always envisioned a spacecraft to be a fun and adventurous joyride. But who knew they would be so cramped? We all pushed and shoved our way in – the poor photographers resembled a can of sardines – to view Eric and Philip Chu’s Spring / Summer 2013 collection for their label, Ground-Zero. Clouds of smoke billowed from the catwalk as the models stepped into an otherworldly dimension as weird alien-robots.
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Lana Del Rey – Born To Die: Album Review

Don’t let her failed “Saturday Night Live” performances fool you; Lana Del Rey is one to watch in 2012. The singer has been the center of controversy with people questioning her plump lips to her “manufactured” image and history. The hype over Lana Del Rey was overwhelming. Media outlets like Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum and many more pimped her for months only to frantically type hypocritical reviews that tore the album apart.
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About

Bianca Gracie

I am a Northeastern University c/0 2014 graduate with a B.A. in Communication Studies with a concentration in Media Studies, and a Journalism minor. I'm interested in pursuing a music industry career through journalism and social media marketing. I love to research new bands, write album reviews and studies current music trends and artists. My musical niche is within Pop, Electronia, Alt-R&B and Hip-Hop. Currently I am a freelancer for major Pop music website, Idolator. I also fully manage my music and entertainment blog, Youth & Hysteria.

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http://youthandhysteria.wordpress.com/

Skills

  • Artist Interviews
  • SEO
  • Final Cut Pro
  • News Aggregation
  • Copy Editing
  • Social Media Management
  • Creative Writing