El Estoque

Denzel Curry’s “UNLOCKED” Doesn’t Miss a Beat

Denzel Curry’s “UNLOCKED” Doesn’t Miss a Beat

Sean Yagi, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats link up and release a short 17 minute banger of an EP

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”

Artists Around Us: The stories of singers at MVHS

Artists Around Us: The stories of singers at MVHS

Hannah Lee, Collin Qian, Helen Chao, Flora Peng, Emily Xia, and Herman Saini

March 10, 2019

A feature on rapper Kid Kuza, pop singer Shravanti Shankar and traditional Carnatic singer Madhav Danturthi

Kickin’ It With Kid Kuza: Senior Brian Lee describes his rapping career

Kickin’ It With Kid Kuza: Senior Brian Lee describes his rapping career

Annie Zhang

November 21, 2018

Senior Brian Lee describes the initial spark of rapping and the journey into the hobby

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 »...

Rapper or rocker?

Rapper or rocker?

Karishma Mehrotra

February 18, 2010

Lil Wayne's new album fails to rock Read More »...