AI is the talk of the town these days, and with its ease of use and availability its made its way into nearly every part of our lives. Music not excluded. With this newfound ability to sound like anybody in rap, including some of the all-time greats like Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem, it's raising a lot of serious questions about its usage and ethicality.
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In order to be distinguished from what’s not real, every movement needs its own distinctive traits and symbols; the hip-hop movement claimed its own identity through elements like fresh kicks and gold chains.
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The rift between the festival's organizers and its financial backers has led to much confusion and speculation about its status.
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For the last 17 years, the Library of Congress has made a selection of various recordings it thinks is essential to preserve for posterity in its National Recording Registry. They've just announced their selections for 2019.
June had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Drake, Florence + The Machine, XXXTENTACION, and Beyoncé & Jay-Z; and it also featured some interesting trailers for A Star Is Born, Creed II, and Widows. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
Sonically 'Everything Is Love' is as good as you'd expect from Beyoncé & Jay-Z but I don't think there's anything here that's mind-blowing or different than what we've heard from them before (mostly like throwaways from the 'Lemonade' and '4:44' sessions). 'Everything Is Love' doesn't push either one of them artistically but it answers a lot of questions and lives up to their high musical standards.
We're back and we're talking about the iHeartRadio Awards show and if they're even worth watching? Also, Chance the Rapper won the innovator award, but is he really an innovator? Jay-Z and Beyonce just announced their On the Run II tour so will we finally get that long rumored joint album? Are we even hyped for it? Then we discuss Elton John's last big hurrah and his upcoming eclectic, star studded tribute album, and close by talking about the latest projects from Tory Lanez, Logic, and PRhyme (Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premiere), and new upcoming releases.
We return to the Grammys to check our results on our winner predictions and see who came out on top. We also give our general reactions and thoughts about this years awards show and we fix the Grammys biggest problem. Then we end things out talking about some of the latest news and music out there.
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From race to homosexuality and mental health, there has been an evolution of themes in hip-hop over the last couple of decades and a push from mainstream artists to end the associated stigma. A rapper no longer has to be black in order to be considered authentic (or good).
We're back discussing the impact Coronavirus is having across the globe (particularly in the art world), and finish with a lengthy discussion about all the music that's dropped this year; with extra attention given to Jay Electronica's 11-year debut.
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The company is taking counteraction against the country for its perceived overaggressive investigation into allegations of streaming manipulation.
We're back discussing Warner Music signing an algorithm to a record deal, Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' making it into the Library of Congress, the recent Cardi B controversy, and recent album releases from Billie Eilish, Flume, Yelawolf, Rich The Kid, DaBaby, and others.
We're back and discussing a lot of news happening in and around music like Kanye postponing Yandhi once again, Missy Elliott preparing her return to music, little known band, Threatin, pulling one the greatest dupes in rock history, and more. Then we discuss if we feel some type of way about Ariana Grande's now #1 hit, "thank u, next", Stan Lee's impact on hip-hop, and 15 years of The Black Album and it possibly being Jay-Z's best/most impactful album out of his whole discography. We close things out by breaking down recent album releases and the new music we can expect over the next couple of weeks.
We're back and talking about the tragic news of XXXTENTACION's death at the young of 20 and the need for a mentality change in the culture and community at large. Then we touch on Nas' latest Kanye produced project, 'Nasir', and Beyoncé & Jay-Z's long rumored joint album, 'Everything Is Love.' We give our reactions and opinions and discuss if both projects lived up to the immense hype surrounding them.
January had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of James Blake, Ty Segall, JAY-Z, and Django Django; and it also featured some interesting trailers for Ant-Man and the Wasp, The China Hustle, and The Death of Stalin. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
December had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Miguel, N.E.R.D, JAY-Z, and SZA; and it also featured some interesting trailers for Ready Player One, Sicario 2: Soldado, and You Were Never Really Here. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
It's that time of year again! With the recently announced list of nominees for the 2018 Grammys we're back ready to discuss what we think of the field, who we think got snubbed, who's inclusion surprised us the most, and to of course give our predictions for the winners of each category. Also we touch on the historical diversity found in this Grammys Album of the Year category.
We're back and we're talking about all of the recent music and music news that has happened recently. We try to rank Jay-Z's catalog, give our picks for the top 5 albums of the year so far, and go on a tangent about the drug culture in hip-hop.