The Based God

Pierre Asamoah, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Music

There have been conflicts in the hip-hop community since its inception. Rappers have been getting killed by these conflicts also known as “beef”. If a rapper has beef with someone they don’t like that person and it could be for any reason. The biggest and most well known rap beef was back in the 1990s with the East Coas...


Kaylyn Jones, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized

          \                 “Beats By Dre presents “Above The Noise,” a new [short film] story that celebrates those who rise above the negativity and distractions to become who they are meant to be.” The ...

Fredo Santana Death

Austin Ellis, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

Filed under Midyear Stories 2017-2018, Music

Just the other day, on Friday a chicago rapper Fredo Santana died of kidney failure that caused him to have a seizure in his LA mansion home in Cali. He was found by his wife on the floor, unresponsive, people are saying his death was related to his harsh use of drugs like lean which is a syrup with codeine in it, and many ...

The Curtain Rises for the Peanuts Gang at MHS

Cristobal Colon, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Events, Local, Midyear Stories 2017-2018, Music

It’s time once more for the annual school musical at Manchester High School.  This school year, the musical will be a classic; “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”  Cast was set Monday, December 4th, and rehearsals began on Wednesday, December 13th.  I myself am going to be taking part in the musical, playing ...

Ready Your Ears: String Orchestra Prepares for ‘Fantastic Festivals’

Ready Your Ears: String Orchestra Prepares for ‘Fantastic Festivals’

May 15, 2017

The music department is getting ready for an event called the ‘Fantastic Festivals’ adjudication...

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.”

Album Review: Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.”

April 26, 2017

Compton artist Kendrick Lamar’s album DAMN. is a masterpiece of rap, full of exclusive beats, furious rhymes, and v...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

March 1, 2017

To some, the “music wing”, as it has been dubbed by many students, is simply the hallway next to the audi...

Album Review: Future’s “HNDRXX”

Album Review: Future’s “HNDRXX”

February 28, 2017

Atlanta rapper Future surprised everyone by releasing two albums in two weeks. After releasing his self-titled ...

VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 @ NYFW

VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 @ NYFW

February 20, 2017

Vlone x Nike was released on 116th Street in Harlem, NY on February 10. A$AP Mob continues to i...

Mournful Memorials and Magnanimous Musicians: The 59th Annual Grammy Awards

Morgan Smith, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies & TV, Music

The 59th annual Grammys took place this past Sunday, February 12th, and featured the most decorated and well-known singers from across the globe. Adele stole the show, going five for five for all of the Grammys she was nominated for, and leaving the audience speechless by breaking her award in half to show her love and appre...

Album Review: Migos’ “Culture”

Album Review: Migos’ “Culture”

February 7, 2017

It wasn't until this month that the most influential southern rap crew Migos broke the Top 40 with their m...

“Divide” Reunites Sheeran with Fans

“Divide” Reunites Sheeran with Fans

February 1, 2017

After a year-long break from social media, Ed Sheeran satisfied his deprived fans by releasing two new singles, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill,” on Friday, January 6th. The singer-songwriter tweeted “Hello 2017…” along with a 9 second video announcing the release of the new music on New Year’s Day. This sent his fans into a frenzy, which was only further fueled by his tweets in the following days, dropping hints of what was to come with the new songs.

Read more »