What Are Cougars Listening To?

Kean Cougars share their favorite music artists and genres.

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What Are Cougars Listening To?
What music cougars are listening too
Ch'nya Howard

Music is something that everyone has in common. It is an essential part of everyone’s lives. It allows people to feel happiness when they are in a good mood or cheerlessness when they are feeling down. The Cougar’s Byte took the time to ask Kean students about their favorite music genres and what music artists they enjoy listening to.

Allison Benson, a Criminal Justice major and freshman from South Brunswick shared her favorite artists to listen to. “Currently, Lizzy McAlpine and Daniel Caesar.” When asked what kind of music she listens to,

Benson replied, “Like sad music. It depends on my mood honestly, like, I listen to a lot of Rock when I’m happy, but like a lot of R&B and then like Indie, I guess,” said Benson. She is also looking forward to some new music from one of her favorite artists. “Lizzy McAlpine is dropping an album in April so I’m looking forward to that.”

Entrepreneurship major and freshman from Newark, Deborah Akinyemi, named the artists she listens to the most.

“Brent Faiyaz, SZA, Summer Walker, Bryson Tiller, honestly like mainly R&B people.”

Akinyemi also shared what new music and artists she’s anticipating. “Flo, they’re a girl group from England,” said Akinyemi

Ahmaad Robertson, junior and Biology/Forensic Science major from North Plainfield discussed his favorite music artists to listen to. “Brent Faiyaz, Chris Brown, and Laufey, and Kali Uchis,” said Robertson.

When asked what genre of music he mostly listens to, Robertson explained that he doesn’t have a particular selection.

“I’m kind of diverse. I listen to almost everything, besides country.”

Besides his current favorite artists’ music, Robertson is looking forward to tours and new music from others.

“Lil’ Tecca. I’m assuming he’s going on tour. I think he’s also going to drop some new stuff, so him. And then, if Kendrick was to release a new album, maybe him and if J. Cole," said Robertson.

Students in the Kean community have a diverse playlist filled with music catering to all personalities and emotions. There are so many genres to choose such as hip-hop/rap, R&B, rock, and country just to name a few.