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Travis Scott’s psychedelic music captures fans

The album cover shows a giant gold statue of Travis Scott’s head as the entrance to an amusement park with children and parents in front of the entrance.

By Kathy Hu, Advertising & Subscritions Manager

February 8, 2019

Travis Scott has quickly become a household name for anyone who knows music. Scott’s third album “Astroworld” came out shortly before the school year started, but its popularity continues to grow, especially with the announcement of his second nationwide tour in less than three months. His first...

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

Rich the Kid is an up and coming rapper who has recently released a new album,

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

May 10, 2018

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

The Weeknd recently released a new album named

By Bradley Furgerson, Features Editor

May 9, 2018

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

XXL magazine Freshman List highlights the top ten newest rappers awarding them the title “XXL Freshman.”

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

May 9, 2018

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

This May and June, the Mid-Atlantic Region will be home to a host of concerts and festivals, including shows with SZA and Khalid and the Firefly Music Festival.

By Drew Ingall, Senior Writer

May 9, 2018

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

This month’s new musical artist hip-hop collective Brockhampton.

By Jackson Resnick, Social Media Editor

April 12, 2018

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's album cover for his newest debut.

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

March 18, 2018

  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 has released two albums within one year, both of which reached number one on the Billboard top 200 albums in each of their first week available.

By Gaurav Gandhi, Lead Graphic Designer

March 7, 2018

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

Junior Teddi Yoo has been chosen to be a member of the National Association for Music Education. She has also been given a scholarship for her piano playing.

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

March 7, 2018

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


By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018

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

Mokhtari released her single,

By Sara Heimlich, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2018

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

Korean-Pop group BTS poses for a picture in their studio.

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

January 9, 2018

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...

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