The Observer

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle CHS students

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle CHS students

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

Hip-hop artists are some of the most scrutinized celebrities and are held to high standards, and expected to act as role models to their younger audience. However, these artists are human, too, and have their own disputes amongst each other. This past summer, things got particularly ‘heated’ betwe...

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...

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...

XXXTentacion Reveals Multiple Layers with 17

XXXTentacion Reveals Multiple Layers with 17

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

There are so many different genres an artist’s music can embody; there are so many ways an artist can change their sound; there are so many blips of information floating around the internet about each and every artist; there are so many different things to understand and comprehend in regards to th...

Chance the Rapper Nominated

Chance the Rapper Nominated

By Drew Ingall, Social Media Editor

December 13, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

In Kanye West’s song “Ultralight Beam,” featured artist Chance the Rapper raps the lyrics, “He said let’s do a good a** job with 1 Chance 3, I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy,” referring to Chance’s then upcoming mixtape. But last week, Chance contradicted himself. Chance...

Re-“Views” of Drake’s New Album

Re-“Views” of Drake’s New Album

By Ross Tanenbaum, Senior Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

After capturing the internet with his unique dance moves in “Hotline Bling,” Drake has finally released his new full album. On April 29, Drake released Views, a 20 song album which includes “Hotline Bling” and the more recent hit “One Dance.” This is Drake’s sixth album and has been highly antic...

Choral Department Should Work on Delivery in Rap Performances

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor

October 29, 2013


Filed under Online Exclusives, Opinions

There is no denying that CHS has a talented choral department with gifted singers and dancers. They put on great musicals, BLAST, and perform at school events like pep rallies. The singing voices range from good to excellent, but there is one genre of music I beg they stay away from: Rap. Rap is not...

Tyga shows growth, versatility with new album

By By: Josh Samson, Arts Editor

March 27, 2012


Filed under Arts, Music

Instead of appreciating rapper Tyga’s sophomore album Careless World: Rise of the Last King at face value, those who have followed the rapper since his debut will admire the Compton MC’s patience and growth while waiting for his album to be released.  Despite being a member of Lil Wayne’s Yo...

No ordinary life: Common gets real in memoir

By Josh Samson, Arts Editor

October 26, 2011


Filed under Arts, Music

 In his 20-year career, Common has been noted for being a talented rapper, actor, model, poet, and philanthropist. Now, he can successfully add "New York Times best-selling author" to the list.  According to the New York Times official website, Common’s debut memoir "One Day It’ll All Make Sense" plac...

Lil Wayne’s new album appeals to all genres

By Josh Samson, Arts Editor

September 27, 2011


Filed under Arts

In today’s world of music, there are rappers, country singers, pop sensations, rock stars, poets and musicians who want to rule the club; then there’s Lil Wayne. The 29-year-old rapper encompasses all of the aforementioned genres plus more with his unique blend of street cred and commercial success...

English teacher Reilly moonlights as master DJ

By By Meghna Balakumar Staff Writer Justine Stayman Staff Resources Manager

March 1, 2011


Filed under Features

A mild-mannered teacher by day and a master of the turntables by night, CHS freshman English teacher Matthew Reilly defies any assumptions about the supposedly banal life of teacher, with his part time gig as a DJ. “I started DJ-ing house parties when I was in college, way before anything was on...

Kid Cudi’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is an eerie wonder

By Becky Price, Arts Editor

November 30, 2010


Filed under Arts

Two summers ago, a track titled “Day N’ Nite” hit music blogs and indie radars like wildfire. The artist, a blossoming rap phenomenon known as Kid Cudi, made his mark as the heavily remixed song caught the eye of Kanye West and eventually spiraled onto popular radio. A couple of months later,...

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.
Rap