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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

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Review: Mr. Morale or Mr. Mediocre?

Anya Panday May 31, 2022

It’s been five years since Kendrick Lamar released his last album “DAMN,” and with such a big gap, the response to “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” was astounding — with Spotify and Apple...

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Cut Through the Noise: 24kGoldn feat. Lil Tecca, Cordae, Tame Impala ft. Lil Yachty

Sam Listiak October 18, 2021

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent...

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‘KHALED KHALED’ better than expected

Sam Listiak May 25, 2021

Rapper DJ Khaled released the album “KHALED KHALED,” his first album in two years, April 30. This is the 12th album released by the already-established musician. I do not listen to DJ Khaled, however,...

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Lil Nas X creatives innovative music

Ben Sanford April 10, 2021

When I first heard Lil Nas X’s new song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” I didn’t think much of it. It had a catchy beat and a melody that gets stuck in your head, but it didn’t seem all that...

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Cut Through The Noise: Kid Cudi, Dixie D’Amelio ft. Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Swift

Grace Schultz December 17, 2020

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent...

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‘IGOR’ provides another fresh take on rap genre

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...

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

The top songs of 2018

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. 

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‘Kamikaze’ fires shots

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...

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America’s greatest boy band

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...

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Believe the hype behind ‘Astroworld’

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...

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Nicki Minaj claims the rap throne with new release

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...

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