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The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

In recent years Minaj has been returning to the hip-hop community, and she did not come to play.

Nicki Minaj is Back With Collaborations and Brand New Sounds

Kendall Finley and Angelica Tall September 24, 2023

Onika Tanya Maraj, also known as Nicki Minaj, has recently come back to the music industry with bangers. In recent years she’s slowly been returning to the hip-hop community, and she did not come...

Culture II includes an impressive 24 songs, allowing Migos to showcase their diverse styles and to feature many guest artists. Image source:

Migos’ Sound Evolves With ‘Culture II’

Ben Connor, Sports Editor March 3, 2018

'In late January, the rap group Migos dropped the highly-anticipated album Culture II, the follow-up to their 2017 masterpiece Culture. The trio saw huge success after they released Culture last year....

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Top 5 Rap Albums of the Summer

Ben Connor, Sports Editor October 10, 2017

As the changing leaves signal the inevitable transition to fall, I took on the task of listening to some of the varied rap offerings from the past few months and making my own list of top five rap albums...

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Release of ‘Culture’ Represents Migos’ Climb to the Top of the Rap Industry

Ben Connor, Staff Writer February 11, 2017

The past decade has been characterized by struggles in the rap industry over wealth, respect, talent and influence, but in 2017, Migos is leading the way in the rap game. The group out of Atlanta, Georgia...

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Childish Gambino Echoes Smooth Sounds of the Seventies

Jared Zullig, Editor-at-Large December 13, 2016

Childish Gambino’s new album Awaken, My Love!, (his first in nearly three years) which came out on Dec. 2, is a return to musical styles of the past. Many songs in the collection use sound effects...

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Bowie Addressed His Own Death in ‘Blackstar’

Alexander Robison, Staff Writer March 6, 2016

Released shortly before his death, David Bowie’s Blackstar provides a capstone worthy of his long and influential career. While this release has proven divisive due to its level of experimentation,...

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Nick D’ & The Believers Rock the Grog Shop

Dalia Zullig, Online Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2016

It’s dark and crowded in front of the Grog Shop stage on Euclid Heights Blvd. It’s the day before New Year’s Eve, and many of the over-21s in the crowd are a bit tipsy. This close to the stage,...

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Kendrick Lamar Moves Hip-Hop Forward by Returning to its Roots

Alexander Robison, Staff Writer April 23, 2015

Since release, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has been the most critically and quickly acclaimed album of the 21st century, currently holding the #2 spot on Metacritic’s list of the best albums...

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Rixton Shows Talent, But Lacks Originality

Alex Cala, Staff Writer April 10, 2015

Scooter Braun, the successful manager of Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepson, has now brought us Rixton, a British boy band whose inaugural album Let the Road is full of both promise and frustration for...

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‘Syro’ Announces the Return of Aphex Twin

Alexander Robison, Staff Writer October 21, 2014

Syro is the latest release from electronic musician Aphex Twin. The announcement of the album’s release, 13 years after the musician’s previous album, generated a massive buzz within the music community...

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