Tag: music

The Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q impresses audience

The Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q impresses audience

Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) presented fans of rap with a true performance surrounding the theme of a championship. With artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, SZA, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker and more. The Championship Tour created a unbeatable setlist. Though the concert was well anticipated, some people were let down. R&B artist SZA announced that […]

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Review: Grandson’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

Review: Grandson’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

When alternative musician and rapper Jordan Benjamin, known as Grandson, heard of the tragedy that struck Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, he knew there would be a great change made by the students of the community. Inspired by the students’ courage and determined to call out the faults of politicians, Grandson wrote “Thoughts and Prayers.” Performing the song in collaboration […]

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Rapper Kanye West perfroms on stage. Courtesy of Pieter-Jannick Dijkstra

Tweet by rapper Kanye West causes controversy

After disappearing from social media for a year, rapper Kanye West finally tweeted and announced a new album. At first, the social media community welcomed him back with excitement and open arms. West stated that a solo album would be coming soon and that he would be dropping a second album after that with rapper Kid Cudi. He then continues […]

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Review: J. Cole drops a highly anticipated album on substance abuse

After his fans went crazy over a tweet where he announced an album would be dropping on April 20, J.Cole released the name of his new prodigy: K.O.D. This rap album introduces the harsh reality of  kids becoming so easily addicted to drugs. Cole, representing Fayetteville, North Carolina, started off in his career by signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in […]

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The cast of the "Shine" music video poses in front of the auditorium set. Photo courtesy of Sawyer Garrity.

“Shine” music video sheds light on aftermath of shooting

After the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, sophomore Andrea Pena and junior Sawyer Garrity felt that they needed to do something special to occupy their time and, more importantly, honor the 17 lives lost. Their original song, titled “Shine,” quickly grew into one of the most well-known tributes for those affected by the […]

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Review: LAUV discovers himself through his music

Review: LAUV discovers himself through his music

Born in San Francisco, 23-year-old Ari Leff is better known by his self-made moniker LAUV. His stage name symbolizes many things: his zodiac sign, his mother’s heritage as well as meaning “lion” in Latvian. When he was young, he learned to play the viola and the piano. However, it was not until around his early teenage years when he picked […]

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The MSD wind symphony performs at Carnegie Hall. Courtesy of Cameron Leonardi

MSD’s wind symphony performs at Carnegie Hall

Just three short weeks after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the school’s wind symphony traveled all the way to New York to visit and perform at Carnegie Hall. “We didn’t want to give up this amazing opportunity, so we all worked together to remain strong and perform as well as we possibly could,” sophomore Troy Archer said. […]

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A group of MSD drama students practice "Shine," written by Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Pena. Photo courtesy of Kali Clougherty

Student songwriters turn to music for healing with their song “Shine”

After the tragedy on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many students found their voice in speaking out politically for stricter laws in order to protect our schools. Junior Sawyer Garrity and sophomore Andrea Pena found their voice in a different way: through music. “We both felt so helpless,” Garrity said. “I remember texting her that Saturday that […]

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Review: Rich Brian’s new album “Amen” rises in the charts

Review: Rich Brian’s new album “Amen” rises in the charts

Brian Imanuel, better known by his professional name Rich Brian, is an 18-year-old Indonesian rapper. Rich Brian went viral instantly when he released “Dat $tick” on March 11, 2016. Around one to two weeks after the release of “Dat $tick,” 88rising, an American mass media company, took in Rich Brian with the help of Dumbfoundead, a rapper also in the […]

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60th annual Grammy Awards celebrate best artists of the year

60th annual Grammy Awards celebrate best artists of the year

The 60th annual Grammy Awards was held on Jan. 28, hosted by James Corden in Madison Square Garden in New York City. This year’s Grammys were filled with memorable moments including 13 performances from several winners. Bruno Mars won three of the most prestigious awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.  He received […]

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