Mason Cheng

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Sports Journalism

NBA Breakdown | United States | Off the Glass
Questioning the King

Off the Glass is an NBA content provider that covers all of the relevant information around the NBA.

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The New York Knicks Will Be Just Fine

Recently, the sports world has been lit up by the New York Knicks' failure to secure the first overall pick in the draft and then failing to secure major free agents, most notably Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Music Journalism

Medium
05/27/2020
Albums That Influenced My Music Taste Pt.1

A little while ago, I was tagged to do the “10 Albums that Influenced Your Musical Taste” challenge on Facebook. While, I didn’t participate in it due to how anxiety inducing it was to pick just 10 albums, it got me thinking about how my musical taste came to be. So, instead of just posting covers for 10 albums that heavily influenced my taste in music, I decided to do a write up of a small selection of my favorite albums.

Trend Prive Magazine
10/24/2017
Writing Songs and Evolving Rock: An Interview with Middle Kids - Trend Prive Magazine

An interview with one of the unquestionably best upcoming acts in Indie Rock. Australian indie-pop rock stars, Middle Kids, really came out of nowhere earlier this year. After getting a shout-out from Elton John, they took off running. They toured the U.S twice, appeared on Conan, played at SXSW, and finally appeared at Austin City...

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01/31/2018
10 Of The Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2017 - Trend Prive Magazine

Written by Mason Cheng and Sarah Medeiros Everyone knows now that Kendrick Lamar's DAMN is another great release in the Compton rapper's legendary career, that Father John Misty dropped the most existential album of 2017 with Pure Comedy, and Thundercat released another modern jazz classic with Drunk; but what about the albums that didn't get much attention?

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03/11/2018
Titus Andronicus: A Productive Cough Album Review - Organized Chaos - Trend Prive Magazine

I discovered Titus Andronicus when a friend got me The Monitor for Christmas during my sophomore year of high-school. Their distinctly punk-rock-meets-americana-folk sound definitely caught my attention. Since then, Titus Andronicus has been slowly abandoning their punk roots with the bar-band sounding Local Business and the ballad heavy The Most Lamentable Tragedy.

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USA Guitars
Boutique Brand Quality Custom Electric Bass Guitars | USA Guitars

You here a lot of talk about tone woods and resonance. But wait, the pickup is not a microphone. It is not picking up air vibrations. There is a vibrating metal line (the string) that is interrupting a magnetic field. How could the wood effect the output sound?...

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