El Estoque

Kickin’ It With Kid Kuza

Kickin’ It With Kid Kuza

Annie Zhang

November 21, 2018

t's been a while — a few hours in actuality — and the ear-splitting raps have not ceased. A multitude of people crowd around a booming speaker in Union Square Park, N.Y., otherwise known as the notorious “cypher” rap circles that gather weekly. The crowd thunders and the park re...

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...

A$AP Rocky spins a broken record

A$AP Rocky spins a broken record

Morahd Shawki

January 16, 2013

A$AP Rocky’s talent for rapping cannot be denied, pure and simple. His knack for changing his flow is still unmatched by the vast majority of modern rappers. He can break out and spit lyrics at blinding speed, and just as effortlessly ride a slow beat. That’s what makes his new album “LongLive...

MUSIC: Political and Social R.A.P.

MUSIC: Political and Social R.A.P.

Morahd Shawki

May 16, 2012

  “You are witnessing elegance in the form of a black elephant.”—Killer Mike on the track “Untitled.” That about sums it up. It’s a wonder rapper Killer Mike isn’t more popular. He has an easily identifiable, deep, southern accent that spits absolute fire. In the truest se...

Rapper strives for musical rhapsody

Rapper strives for musical rhapsody

Sara Yang

August 27, 2010

Meet senior Kevin Zhang, classical pianist turned rapper    Read More »...