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Hip-hop artists' fights disgruntle WCHS students

Hip-hop artists’ fights disgruntle WCHS students

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor October 1, 2018

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

XXXTentacion's new album come with multiple layers and raw sounds.

XXXTentacion Reveals Multiple Layers with 17

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor December 10, 2017

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...

Chance the Rapper Nominated

Chance the Rapper Nominated

By Drew Ingall, Social Media Editor December 13, 2016

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,”...

Drake in his music video for his hit

Re-“Views” of Drake’s New Album

By Ross Tanenbaum, Senior Writer May 2, 2016

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...

Choral Department Should Work on Delivery in Rap Performances

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor October 29, 2013

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...

Tyga shows growth, versatility with new album

By By: Josh Samson, Arts Editor March 27, 2012

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...

No ordinary life: Common gets real in memoir

By Josh Samson, Arts Editor October 26, 2011

 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...

Lil Wayne’s new album appeals to all genres

By Josh Samson, Arts Editor September 27, 2011

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...

English teacher Reilly moonlights as master DJ

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...

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

By Becky Price, Arts Editor November 30, 2010

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...

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