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Students Go Crazy Over Yalee

Students Go Crazy Over Yalee

Grace Livecchi '21, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

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Nicki Minajs’ abrupt retirement leaves fans shocked

Nicki Minajs’ abrupt retirement leaves fans shocked

Charlotte Smith '21

October 4, 2019

Acclaimed rap singer and songwriter Nicki Minaj retired from the entirety of her 15-year long musical career on Sept. 5, 2019. Minaj announced her retirement from the music industry via Twitter in order to devote all her attention to her family. The social media post from Minaj read, “To my fans,...

Travis Scott thanks fans through new documentary

Travis Scott thanks fans through new documentary

Rebecca Kanfer ’21

September 16, 2019

Flashing lights, screaming fans, and crowds of people anxiously wait for Travis Scott to light up the arena. Travis scott, a renowned performer and arguably one of the most famous artists of our generation, steps off this flashing stage and onto the big screen, with his new documentary, “Look Mom I...

Tyler, The Creator’s ‘IGOR’ fails to deliver a homerun

Tyler, The Creator’s ‘IGOR’ fails to deliver a homerun

Sam Zuckerman ’21

June 11, 2019

Tyler, The Creator’s long-awaited fifth studio album ‘IGOR’ made waves in the music industry instantly when it was released on May 17.. The 12 track project, which featured artists such as Kanye West, Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert and slowthai received praises from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. The...

Hip hop artists dominate 2018

Hip hop artists dominate 2018

Mark Didio '20

January 14, 2019

Drake, Cardi B, and Post Malone headlined as some of the biggest names in hip hop and rap music throughout 2018. The rap industry blew up from the beginning to end of the year. Records were broken album after album making this year one of the best in hip hop history. The number one artist to finish 2018 was Dra...

Sheck Wes’ “MUDBOY” fails to impress

Sheck Wes’ “MUDBOY” fails to impress

October 23, 2018

By Siri Kanter ’20 In his highly anticipated debut album, “MUDBOY,” Sheck Wes, a newcomer in the hip-hop world, was expected to deliver a tracklist composed of hits. After the release of “Mo Bamba,” in mid August, the single became immensely popular, attracting A-list artists like Drake,...

Public reacts to new Lil Peep XXXTentacion single

Public reacts to new Lil Peep XXXTentacion single

October 11, 2018

By Eli Corenthal ’19 Rapper Lil Peep and XXXTentacion (otherwise known as X) released their post muthesius single, “Falling Down” on Friday Sept. 21. The release of the single has sparked conversations about X’s music and the deeper meaning behind it. Earlier this year, in June, X was shot and killed outside a car dealership in his hometown of Florida. Since his death, ...

Kanye returns to hip-hop spotlight with new album “ye”

Kanye returns to hip-hop spotlight with new album “ye”

June 7, 2018

By Zach Strober '19 The wait is over: Kanye is back with his eighth studio album “ye” to follow up 2016’s “The Life of Pablo.” West’s album includes just seven songs and lasts only 24 minutes, but there is a lot of meaning in every minute of each song. One song that really stood out in the alb...

Tyler creates shockwaves with surprise song release

Tyler creates shockwaves with surprise song release

April 19, 2018

By Molly Mahoney ’18 Rapper Tyler the Creator never fails to provoke his audience. Even when devoted fans expect the unexpected, Tyler easily pushes boundaries and shamelessly alludes to the most controversial of topics in a great deal of his music. A rebel in his art, the edgy musician switche...

Does Lonzo’s rap game match his basketball game: Born 2 Ball comprehensive review

Does Lonzo’s rap game match his basketball game: Born 2 Ball comprehensive review

March 27, 2018

By Zach Horowitz '19  On Thursday Feb. 15, the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Staples Center. Lakers Rookie point guard (PG), Lonzo Ball was sidelined with a knee injury, but his stat line wasn’t totally empty. Ball temporarily traded in the court for a studio, releasing his debut album, “Born 2 Ball.”   The first so...

Migos returns with hot sequel album

Migos returns with hot sequel album

February 25, 2018

By Jack Shapiro ’19 Migos, the American hip-hop trio starring Quavo, Offset and Takeoff have returned to the mainstage with their new album, “Culture II.” On Jan. 26 Migos released their third studio album. The new album was previewed with three singles: “Motorsport,” “Stir Fry” and “Supastar...

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