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‘IGOR’ provides another fresh take on rap genre

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Amaia Barajas

June 4, 2019

As the beginning notes of “IGORS THEME” play, listeners can tell this will oppose Tyler, The Creators previous album “Flower Boy.” “IGOR” is a completely separate beast of music. The album further proves Tyler, The Creator’s pure musical talent and the fact that there is no box or genre d...

The top songs of 2018

Senior Violet Huber listens to music while in advisory. According to Huber, her favorite genre is hip-hop and rap.

Dahlia Krebs and Mira Malka

January 17, 2019

This infographic shows the most popular songs from the last year, according to Billboard's Top Charts. They are sorted into the genres hip-hop/rap, pop, rock and country.  ...

‘Kamikaze’ fires shots

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Maddie Schutte

September 29, 2018

Eminem’s 10th and latest studio album “Kamikaze” is lost somewhere in between his original pump up sound with a powerful flow, and the latest electronic trap music style. Starting the record off with “The Ringer,” Eminem takes shots at current artists in the rap game and society. The tempo ...

America’s greatest boy band

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David Bryant

September 24, 2018

After the absolutely insane feat of recording and producing three albums in the span of one year under the Saturation Trilogy, American rap group and self-proclaimed boy band show no signs of slowing down upon the release of “Iridescence.” Brockhampton is a collective group of 13 artists, spanning a maj...

Believe the hype behind ‘Astroworld’

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Kate Schneider

September 19, 2018

Upon the release of Travis Scott’s latest album release “Astroworld,” anticipation is met through personal lyrics and noticeable features such as Drake and The Weeknd. Travis Scott’s well-balanced mix of contemporary and mainstream rap through the tracklist gives a smooth path of songs for ...

Nicki Minaj claims the rap throne with new release

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Tjessa Arradondo

September 3, 2018

Nicki Minaj’s third studio album, “Queen” brings out both old and new trap style vibes with tracks that deserve much needed hype. The Trinidadian-born rapper introduces part of her Carribean roots through songs such as “Ganja Burns,” which perfectly combines with Minaj’s traditional rap rhyt...

Rappers in Park dream big

Junior Aiden Henry records in his personal studio for his next album.

Emma Yarger

April 18, 2018

[one-third-first] Bekele focuses on inspiring listeners Sophomore Nebyu Bekele said he wakes up every morning thinking about winning a Grammy someday. “(Rapping) is my passion. I mean (winning a grammy) is unrealistic right now, but that is my dream,” Bekele said. “I think music is something I’m goin...

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