HipHop

  • Meek Mill’s ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ Earned 1.4 Million U.S. Streams on Day After Super Bowl LII

    Meek Mill’s five-year-old song “Dreams and Nightmares” — which was adopted as a de facto anthem by the Philadelphia Eagles for the team’s Super Bowl LII championship aspirations — soared to 1.47 million U.S. on-demand audio and video streams on Monday, Feb. 5, the day after the big game, according to Nielsen...
  • Will Streaming Make Hip-Hop A Less Regional Genre?

    Since its inception in the South Bronx, hip-hop has always been a genre very closely tied to location. New York rap prides itself in intricate lyricism. L.A. is the birthplace of gangsta rap and more funk-influenced hip-hop, while Chicago is the home of drill. Houston comes chopped and screwed, and Atlanta — the...
  • Hip hop and R&B surpass rock as biggest U.S. music genre

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hip hop and R&B surpassed rock for the first time in 2017 as the biggest music genre in the United States, but British artist Ed Sheeran’s romantic pop album “Divide” was the year’s biggest single draw, according to a Nielsen Music report. Powered by a...
  • Black Bo, Rick Ross’ Longtime Manager, Has Passed Away

    The hip-hop world is sending their condolences. Black Bo has reportedly passed away. Rick Ross broke the news about his longtime manager on Friday night (December 8) while performing at a Maxim party in Miami for Art Basel 2017. “This is an extremely sexy party,” he told the crowd,...
  • Hip-hop has long dominated culture — what took so long for it to dominate the Grammys?

    Once considered a passing fad, hip-hop has permeated American pop music and become the most influential sound in the genre over the last half century. Its artists have gone from being persecuted over lyrics to bona-fide pop stars, corporate pitchmen, Hollywood players, tech moguls and label executives. And now,...
  • Lil Uzi Vert Speaks On Lil Peep’s Death

    He reveals frightening details of what one sober day is like for himself. The death of 21-year-old Lil Peep, real name Gustav Åhr, brought forth not only a wave of heartbreak for his devout fan base, but also new dialogue on drug glorification in music, particularly among the young...
  • The Smithsonian Is Documenting the History of Rap in an Anthology of Hip-Hop

    The Smithsonian is documenting the rich history of hip-hop with The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. The anthology aims to catalog that history by way of a gorgeous, 300-page collection of vintage rap visuals, along with nine CDs. Director and curator of Smithsonian Folkways, Huib Schippers, explains that...
  • Rick Ross speaks candidly about respecting women in Hip-Hop!

      While Hollywood has seen several of its leading men, most notably Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, fall from grace due to recent allegations of sexual assault and misconduct, MMG founder Rick Ross has no worries of similar troubles affecting the hip hop community. During a recent interview with MadeMen.com, Rozay proclaimed, “I’m gonna be...
  • Aux Cord: The Best Songs of 2017 (So Far)

    Kendrick, Carly, Khaled & more! Welcome to AUX CORD, TRL’s weekly playlist feature celebrating the latest and greatest in music. Each week, someone in the TRL orbit will be providing you with a completely custom playlist starring their current sonic faves. This week, TRL’s Senior Director of Social, Terron...