On Saturday, November 5, longtime hip-hop artist Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known better by his stage name Eminem, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is quite a complicated matter in the music industry, as the institution has a history of overlooking the most influential artists in hip-hop. He even addressed this issue in the induction speech that he gave that … Continue reading Eminem’s Induction Into The Hall of Fame
Black culture has influenced America in multiple ways and music is heavily influenced by Black culture. Although people refer to Elvis as the “king of rock and roll,” it was actually created by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a Black woman, and a self-taught guitarist. Rosetta was known as a music prodigy and from an incredibly early age, she was performing with her mother in an evangelical … Continue reading How Has Black Culture Influenced Music?
Sound waves are literally what they sound like. Waves of sound. Now what’s incredible about those sound waves is that we, as human beings, are able to synthesize them and actually make coherent sense out of them. Take our voices, for example. Our voices are just rapid successions of sound waves at several different frequencies, and yet we can still use them to communicate with … Continue reading Science of Soundwaves
For someone we aren’t supposed to talk about, Bruno sure knows how to make headlines. Disney’s hit single We Don’t Talk About Bruno has become the longest running top song from a Disney movie. For nine weeks, the popular song has held first place in the coveted Billboard Top 100 spot. According to Vanity Fair, “Encanto currently sits atop the Billboard 200, and the song … Continue reading We Don’t Talk About Bruno Becomes Longest Running Top Song From a Disney Movie
On January 8, 2021, Actress and Songwriter Olivia Rodrigo released her hit song, “Driver’s License”. The emotionally captivating song hit #1 in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart within a week of it’s release. The song found most of its spotlight through social media platforms like Tiktok, Instagram, and Twitter. It also broke records among Spotify and Amazon Music. Olivia’s debut album, “SOUR” came out … Continue reading Driver’s License: One Year Anniversary
Our ears are incredible organs: body parts that take frequency waves and send them to your brain to process them into something that actually makes sense! Our ears and brains have an inseparable bond, and even more so with music! Certain songs and tunes remind us of things, or make us feel certain emotions, because when we process music, studies show, we are also using … Continue reading Music in Commercials
If you’ve been keeping up with social media and Japanese pop culture in the past few years, you may have heard terms such as vocaloid and buzz about music artist Hatsune Miku. However, you may be wondering, what exactly is vocaloid? Originally invented in 2000, vocaloid is a singing voice synthesizer software that enables users to synthesize “singing” by typing in lyrics and a melody. … Continue reading What is Vocaloid?
Music, as I have covered in many previous articles, has many faces: rock, pop, country, hip-hop, alternative, and many more. Today, we will be looking at a very special and bizarre genre of music that is full of innovation and new sounds. It pushes the very definition of a music genre. That’s right. Today’s article is all about the mysterious world of Experimental Music. Experimental … Continue reading Experimental Music: What Even Is It?
School is an interesting place. And it’s become way more interesting, especially during these times of online learning. Instead of wondering where your classes are, you’re now wondering where the Zoom link is and navigating the unending assignment tabs on Google Classroom. Our teachers have it tough, but one teacher, who also doubles as a National Guard member, still manages to find time to teach … Continue reading Not All Heroes Wear Capes
“The name’s Bond. James Bond.” We’ve all heard this famous movie quote at least once in our lives. It’s a classic, after all. Everyone knows James Bond. He’s quite literally The Spy. When someone brings up spies, your mind almost always goes to either Daniel Craig or Pierce Brosnan. I for one always think of the most action-packed Bond films when spies are brought up. … Continue reading From an Unlucky Nose to a Spy Masterpiece
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