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Top 10 rap albums of 2019

Artists release albums every year that capture audiences' attentions; 2019 was no different.

Tom Mueller, sports editor

January 22, 2020


New music releasing in 2019

Ariana Grande is expected to drop a new album titled “thank u, next” February 8th, 2019.

Riley Arns, sports writer

February 11, 2019

  For all the music enthusiasts out there, this is a comprehensive list of most of the new music that is scheduled to release this year. Ariana Grande - “thank u, next” Although Ariana Grande just released her album “Sweetener” in August 2018, she is expected to drop a new album t...

Pion-Ear: Anderson .Paak

Pion-Ear: Anderson .Paak

Benji Wilton, sports editor

November 16, 2018

Brandon Paak Anderson is not a rapper. His brand of hip-hop does not resemble the mainstream mumbles that dominate the top charts. Anderson .Paak is a poet. In today’s age of lean-guzzling “Lil” rappers and trap anthems with “yuh” and “aye” galore, he provides a diverse range of sounds and ly...

Pion-Ear: Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

Pion-Ear: Kendrick Lamar's DAMN.

Holden Foreman, web editor

May 3, 2017

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth. Sound odd? As musical connoisseurs, we tend to dehumanize the artists to which we unquestioningly surrender our ears. We place musicians upon Mount Olympus and expect them to bless us with perfect harvests in return. We rarely even acknowledge their real names. But rappers n...

Pion-Ear: Big Sean’s I Decided.

Sean decided to change the game long before he posed for the 2009 picture shown here.

Holden Foreman, web editor

February 24, 2017

If you asked me to name the most likeable rapper in the game, Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, aka Big Sean, would take the crown hands down (sorry Jay Z). While he may not be the best lyricist around, Sean’s dedication and honesty offer hope in an industry of artists more respectable for their musi...

Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Zhou Morado

Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Zhou Morado

Anna-Claire Kilcoyne, features writer

September 29, 2016

Music has always been a part of the lives of Skyshon Mosley and Kevin "lil ch6po" Norman. But it was not until the winter of their sophomore year that Norman and Mosley, juniors, along with friends Derek “Mellow” Anderson and Avery Jewell, juniors, became more serious about their love of rap music....

Pion-Ear: Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo

Pion-Ear: Kanye West's The Life of Pablo

Holden Foreman, entertainment editor

February 20, 2016

Wake up Mr. West. You may be a musical genius, but The Life of Pablo sounds like a cross between a barking dog and my baby sister crying. I’m halfway through the first track and you have yet to lay a verse. Wait? What’s that you say? There are 17 more songs, one of which features the greatest rapper al...

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