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Travis Scott: the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Travis Scott:  the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Anish Vasudevan

October 10, 2019

Rapper Travis Scott improves from previous work with new single “Highest in the Room”

Love, Taylor: A review of new album “Lover”

Love, Taylor: A review of new album “Lover”

Emily Xia

September 10, 2019

Taylor Swift’s new album serves as a throwback for listeners

Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album “ANONYMOUS”

Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album “ANONYMOUS”

Annie Zhang

May 1, 2019

merging in the music industry in 2012, singer-songwriter, composer and producer Blackbear has graced alternative R&B enthusiasts with his heavy lyrical albums. Extolling the thrill of heartbreak, drug addiction and sex, Blackbear has produced streaming hits such as the double-platinum selling “Do Re M...

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

Emily Xia

January 13, 2019

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice pierced through the air at the Lincoln Memorial, reaching over 200,000 audience members in his renowned speech, “I Have a Dream.” Born into a small family in Atlanta, Ga. in 1929, King was extremely religious from a very young age. He regul...

The death of Lil Peep

The death of Lil Peep

Robert Borrego

November 30, 2017

n Nov. 15, 2017, rapper Lil Peep was found dead at the age of 21 inside his tour bus in Tucson, AZ. He died of a drug overdose, with Xanax and other drugs being discovered at the scene of his death. Police are also investigating the possibility that fentanyl was involved. To sophomore Aditi Kotha, a newer fan of Lil Peep, his sudden dea...

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Taeyang’s WHITE NIGHT Tour in San Jose

Hannah Lee

September 15, 2017

On an early Sunday morning, avid fans of Taeyang waited in line, sitting on blankets with food to last them the entire day. Fans anxiously shared their excitement about being able to see their favorite artist perform live. Among these fans was junior Juhee Yang. Yang arrived at the concert venue a...

Krishu: King of the 408

Krishu: King of the 408

Kinglsey Wang

May 31, 2017

[soundcloud url="https://soundcloud.com/krishu1/invzim"/] The Intro “I’m ready to have my guy take 100 pictures of me,” DJ Khaled’s voice resonated. “And Imma post’em all up.” The beat drops. Mellow, cloudy and ice cold. Gradually, a monotonous bass begins to settle in, cr...

Kendrick Lamar delivers long-awaited album, “DAMN.”

Kendrick Lamar delivers long-awaited album, “DAMN.”

Sharjeel Rahman

April 21, 2017

Kendrick Lamar has reached a level of prestige almost previously unimaginable for any Compton-based rapper from the last two decades. Fans and music enthusiasts alike hail him as one of the most significant artists of his generation, with the rich storytelling on his second studio album Good Kid, M.A...

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 17, 2017

he actors and actresses stand in a circle outside the MVHS auditorium, crossing their arms to hold hands with their neighbors. One person presses their thumb into the hand of the person next to them as this form of assurance is sent around the circle, easing the nerves of the cast. Several members have...

“The xx” returns with new album titled “I See You”

“The xx” returns with new album titled “I See You”

Sharjeel Rahman

January 22, 2017

After a four year hiatus, “The xx” are back with their third studio album, “I See You.” Their rise to the top in 2009 after releasing their self-titled debut album “xx” was so quick that the band did not expect to top the charts. Their 2012 album “Coexist” was well received, moving beyon...