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Rich the Kid releases promising new album “The World is Yours”

Rich the Kid releases promising new album “The World is Yours”

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Rich the Kid, XXL 2018 Freshman, platinum artist, and only 25. The Atlanta, GA native, Dimitri Leslie Roger better known as Rich the Kid released his first album, The World is Yours on March 30th.   Rich the Kid’s album had a couple songs on the billboard top 100. Popular songs on the a...

Weeknd’s new album “My Dear Melancholy” deserves a listen

Weeknd’s new album “My Dear Melancholy” deserves a listen

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Following Instagram posts of himself in the studio, Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name, The Weeknd, released a new Extended Play Mar. 30.  Titled My Dear Melancholy, the six track record marks a return to The Weeknd’s dark style, which was featured heavily on his mixtape Trilogy and firs...

Large and in-charge: new rap artists break out on the scene

Large and in-charge: new rap artists break out on the scene

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

Each year, a new group of rappers emerges into the mainstream, turning heads and gaining recognition through social media. The annual XXL magazine Freshman List highlights the 10 hottest new rappers, earning each rapper the prestigious title: “XXL Freshman.” XXL is a magazine specializing hip-hop...

Summer concerts bring heat to D.C. area

Summer concerts bring heat to D.C. area

By Drew Ingall, Senior Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

It’s that time of year. The weather is getting warmer, outdoor concert venues are opening and big music artists are coming to town. That’s right, it’s concert season. The stretch from early May until the middle of June is jam-packed with visits from big music artists from all over; in the DMV,...

Music you aren’t listening to: Brockhampton

Music you aren’t listening to: Brockhampton

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Tearing down all stereotypes in the music scene, Brockhampton (BH) is probably the most exciting act in music right now. The self-proclaimed “boyband” met online when frontman Kevin Abstract posted a message on Kanye West fan forum, KanyeToThe, asking if anyone wanted to form a band. This was the...

Logic returns to his mixtape roots

Logic returns to his mixtape roots

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

  On one of hip-hop artist Logic’s songs entitled “Everybody,” he raps, “OK I was gone for a minute but I’m back now. Sit the f*&% down.” With the recent release of his mixtape “Bobby Tarantino II,” listeners might wish he had never left, and wish he won’t ever go away ag...

Migos add to “culture” with second chart-topping album

Migos add to “culture” with second chart-topping album

By Gaurav Gandhi, Lead Graphic Designer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

For the second time in under one year, Georgia-based hip-hop trio, Migos, released a chart-topping studio album, this time being Culture II. The sequel to 2017 Grammy-nominated Culture, Culture II features double the songs and is loaded with some of the best artists today alongside Quavo, Takeoff and...

Student Art Spotlight: Teddi Yoo

Student Art Spotlight: Teddi Yoo

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

There are many talented artists and musicians at CHS. However, not many can say that they excel at not one, but two instruments. Junior Teddi Yoo has been picked to be a member of the National Association for Music Education this year for her accomplishments in violin. She has also been granted a...

“Visiting Musicians” volunteer for senior citizens

“Visiting Musicians” volunteer for senior citizens

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

CHS is home to many talented music groups, ranging from choral groups such as Show-Stoppers and Voices of a Generation to the skillful band and orchestra, but the CHS Visiting Musicians add a whole new level of variety to the music CHS has to offer. The CHS Visiting Musicians club travels to different senior citi...

This is Sahara: CHS alumna shoots for stardom

This is Sahara: CHS alumna shoots for stardom

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

Since she was three years old, current University of Maryland sophomore and 2016 CHS alumna Sahara Mokhtari has been singing along to all of her favorite tunes. Since she was ten years old, she’s been writing original songs, merely dreaming of the day that she would hear her own song play over the...

K-pop group BTS brings music craze to CHS

K-pop group BTS brings music craze to CHS

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

In 2012, South Korean rapper PSY released “Gangnam Style,” a song that encaptured America and had everyone dancing for months after. However, the Gangnam Style craze doesn’t even begin to encompass the K-pop craze that was to follow. To fully grasp K-pop mania, one has to first understand what...

DRAM’s “Big Baby”: sophomore effort excels

DRAM’s “Big Baby”: sophomore effort excels

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Mixing rock, blues, soul, R&B and electronic dance music (EDM) with hip-hop and rap to create great music may seem impossible, but to hip-hop artist DRAM, it can be achieved, and he proves this on his newest album. Two years after the release of his debut album “Gahdamn!” DRAM has come out...

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