The Grammys or The Scammys?

By Akshara Karthik (‘22) The beautiful 24-karat gold gramophone Grammy Award was once the most sought-after award amongst the music industry.  Today, it still stands as a major music honor, though many artists have begun severing ties with the Grammys amid scrutiny and criticism over the Recording Academy’s lack of transparency and failure to foster diversity in their nominations. Over the past decade, many artists … Continue reading The Grammys or The Scammys?

What’s Been Going On With the Weeknd’s Look Lately?

By Saysha Mahadevan (’24) We’ve seen the Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) go through some interesting styles, like his legendary locs ponytail hairstyle during 2014 and the short fro he sported during his “Starboy” era, but never before have we seen bandages take the place of his hair. The Weeknd released his highly acclaimed album, After Hours, in March of 2020, and ever since, we’ve seen his … Continue reading What’s Been Going On With the Weeknd’s Look Lately?

Review: Feed Tha Streets II by Roddy Ricch

The mixtape Feed Tha Streets II by Roddy Ricch immediately resonates with its listeners because of its fast-paced and melodic narratives that are accentuated by catchy beats and satisfying autotune By Mira Sripada (‘22)  Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr., professionally known as Roddy Ricch is an American rapper born in Compton, California. Roddy Ricch is one of the most notable names in rap and since 2017 … Continue reading Review: Feed Tha Streets II by Roddy Ricch

Why Is Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License” So Popular?

By Saysha Mahadevan (‘24) You’ve probably heard of Olivia Rodrigo’s new viral song, “Driver’s License”, a slow, emotional song involved in a lot of drama right now. Released on January 8th, this song has already blown up over the span of just a few weeks. It’s getting recognition from famous celebrities, and Rodrigo has broken many records with it, all at the age of only … Continue reading Why Is Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License” So Popular?

Mira’s Music Review: Ariana Grande’s Positions

Review: Listeners of Ariana Grande’s Positions, a flirty and pop album, strongly admire it for its cadence, old-timey feel and romantic messages  By Mira Sripada  Ariana Grande is a singer/songwriter and actress born in Boca Raton, Florida. Before transitioning full time into the music business, Grande notably began her career as an actress on Nickelodeon. Now in 2020, having become a true household name and … Continue reading Mira’s Music Review: Ariana Grande’s Positions

Why Can’t Radios Cooperate with K-pop?

Image courtesy of Billboard Magazine By Saysha Mahadevan (‘24)  If you have paid any attention to the trends in today’s entertainment world, you may have realized that K-pop is quickly becoming a worldwide sensation. Maybe you have noticed more K-pop stars plastered on more posters in stores, more K-pop music videos topping the YouTube trending list, and more K-pop songs breaking records and climbing charts. … Continue reading Why Can’t Radios Cooperate with K-pop?

Review: Lil Tecca creates a massive 19-track album, Virgo World, which is comprised of monotonous rapping, successful collaborations, braggadocious messages and, to the dismay of many fans, rambunctious and overcrowded beats

By Mira Sripada (’22) Lil Tecca, also known as Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe is an American rapper born in New York City. At eighteen-years-old, Lil Tecca has released two albums: We Love You Tecca and Virgo World, dropped in 2019 and 2020 respectively. In just a short period of time, Lil Tecca has accumulated over 3.5 million followers on Instagram and produced “Ransom”, a song that … Continue reading Review: Lil Tecca creates a massive 19-track album, Virgo World, which is comprised of monotonous rapping, successful collaborations, braggadocious messages and, to the dismay of many fans, rambunctious and overcrowded beats

Top Ten Feel-Good Songs to Listen to While in Self-Isolation

By Mira Sripada (’22) I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder In the Party – Flo Milli  You May Be Right – Billy Joel  Social Distancing – Lil Baby  Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars  Tear In My Heart – twenty one pilots  South of the Border (feat. Camila Cabello) – Ed Sheeran  Antisocial – Ed Sheeran and Travis Scott … Continue reading Top Ten Feel-Good Songs to Listen to While in Self-Isolation

A Moment of Inspiration: The Late Bloomers

By Morgan Cook (’22) Across the billboards, this year’s top picks for music are boldly displayed, and most of them have one thing in common: they were all written by young artists. However, Alan Tripp makes it perfectly clear that music doesn’t have to be dominated by a junior crowd. At the age of 102, this man is releasing his very first album meant for … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: The Late Bloomers

Mira’s Music Review: On A Love Letter To You 4

Review: On A Love Letter To You 4, Trippie Redd is able to create instant hits using the contrast between soothing, guitar melodies and trap beats, topped off by his obnoxious rapping and a few notable collaborations By Mira Sripada (‘22) (Credit: rapcurrent) Michael Lamar White IV, better known as Trippie Redd is a 20-year-old American rapper from Canton, Ohio. His discography includes three albums … Continue reading Mira’s Music Review: On A Love Letter To You 4