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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,...

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...

Logic returns for another hit album “YSIV”

Logic returns for another hit album “YSIV”

October 18, 2018

By Jack Shapiro '19 Logic, the famous American rapper and songwriter, returned to the spotlight with his album “YSIV.” Logic released his fourth studio album on Sept. 28. Prior to this new album, Logic promoted three singles: “One Day,” “The Return” and “Everybody dies.” The album...

Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ makes instant impact after long wait

Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ makes instant impact after long wait

October 18, 2018

By Kevin Rabacs '19 Long-time rap star Lil Wayne has returned with another hit album, topping the Billboard Top 200 chart in its first week of existence, and taking rap fans by storm. “Tha Carter V,” Lil Wayne’s 12th studio album, made its debut on Sept. 27, his 36th birthday. After a long...

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...

Guess who’s back, back again? Eminem returns with “Revival”

Guess who’s back, back again? Eminem returns with “Revival”

January 8, 2018

By Shane Rabacs '18 Shady’s back, tell a friend. Marshall Mathers- AKA Eminem, AKA Slim Shady came out with his ninth studio album, “Revival”, December 15. “Revival” has a little bit of every side of Eminem; “Relapse”-style horrorcore on “Framed”, “Recovery”-esque flow, punchlines...

Napoleon Da Legend: rapper addresses today’s problems

Napoleon Da Legend: rapper addresses today’s problems

October 2, 2017

By Jonathan Kaner ’18 Born in Paris, France by parents from Comoros Island in East Africa, up and coming rapper Napoleon Da Legend is breaking into the music scene, most recently at ADL Voices: A Concert for Unity. “The cause for the concert was great and it was things I stand for,” Napoleon...

Travi$ Scott leaves 2015 with a bang

Travi$ Scott leaves 2015 with a bang

Sydney Kaplan, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016

Travi$ Scott, born Jacques Webster, dreamed of becoming a part of the music industry ever since he was a teenager. Growing up in Houston, Texas, Scott has been surrounded by music his whole life. “My grandfather has his masters in music composition, he was a jazz composer. My dad was a musician...

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