Study hall students enjoy hip hop


Jordan Bashaw enjoys her personal playlist at home.

Max Gebhard, Reporter

In July, Forbes not only declared but announced Hip-hop as the most dominant genre in the United States of America. This makes sense when the top three songs on the Billboard hot 100 are all rap tracks. To get a more direct influence, Arrowhead students in study hall gave their opinion on the top ten off the hotnewhiphop website.

Debuting in first place, “Wanted You” by Nav featuring Lil Uzi Vert has them explained what went wrong in their respective relationships: “My head hurt, matter fact, kick her to the curb, found out that she with him.”

“All the crooning makes me think and reflect,” said Arrowhead senior Jordan Liempeck.

“Nav is kind of annoying but I see the appeal,” said Arrowhead senior Zach Kocher.

In the second spot is “I’m Fine” by CyHi The Prynce featuring Travis Scott which is a fun-filled song where they describe how they have everything: “I just want to have the time of my life, I’m fine, don’t be worried about me.”

“The positivity is infectious,” said Kocher.

“[This song] makes me feel good after listening to it,” said Liempeck.

In the third spot is “Walk On Water” by Eminem which has him diving into his insecurities while Beyoncé handles the chorus: “Why are expectations so high? Is it the bar I set? My arms, I stretch, but I can’t reach.”

“He raps too slow in this,” said Arrowhead junior Jordan Bashaw.

“She definitely delivers on the hook,” said Arrowhead senior Brooke Peddie.

Number four is “Wake Me Up” by Remy Ma featuring Lil Kim where they team up to subliminally diss Nicki Minaj: “I’ll say it to your face, don’t gotta relay that.”

“Neither of their voices are interesting,” said Peddie.

“And the beat sucks,” said Bashaw.

In the number five spot is “Pull Up N Wreck” by Big Sean featuring 21 Savage which has them explain how easily they can call up their goons to come end someone’s life: “Pull up with the spark, hit you in the dark.”

“Both of them sound confident and strong,” said Arrowhead junior Hunter Davis.

“The beat is hype and fast-paced,” said Arrowhead senior Salvatore Ciardo.

Coming in at number six is “Letterman” by Wiz Khalifa which serves as the party anthem off his latest mixtape, Laugh Now Fly Later: “Girls at the front door, let her in. Cash at the front door, let him in.”

“The guitar and bouncy beat are perfect,” said Ciardo.

“I been waiting for Wiz to kill it for some time now,” said Davis.

In the number seven spot is “Darkside” by Future & Ty Dolla Sign featuring Kiiara which has them explaining how they deal with the devil in themselves: “Some nights, it’s hard for me to fall asleep, that’s just the dark side of me.”

“Kiiara’s voice is so angelic,” said Arrowhead junior Myla Asha.

“This song is pretty motivational,” said Arrowhead junior Ty Steward.

Number eight is “Say Less” by Ashanti featuring Ty Dolla Sign which has them wanting to avoid conversation unless you are talking about money: “If it ain’t about the money, say less, say less.”

“Real catchy, I like it,” said Steward.

“Ashanti is amazing,” said Asha.

Coming in at number nine is “Afterparty” by Roy Woods featuring Lil Yachty and Swae Lee which has them explaining how much fun they can have: “My condo ain’t far, you can roll through, females only at my after-party.”

“The vibe is really exciting on this one,” said Arrowhead junior Kassidy Detvan.

“Yachty and Swae never disappoint,” said Arrowhead senior Rachel Diel.

In the number ten spot is “Rollinem 7’s” by N.E.R.D. featuring Andre 3000 which has them explaining why you should go with the flow: “They can’t ignore us together, tell the truth.”

“Pharrell and Andre are a dynamic duo,” said Diel.

“I wouldn’t mind hearing that again,” said Detvan.