In case you missed it, Cardi B has emerged as an established New York MC. We all know “Bodak Yellow” was monster hit; but any expectation of one hit wonder status were scuppered when her first five charting singles became five of the top 10 Hip-Hop/R&B on the American charts.
Cardi B has become the first woman to have 5 simultaneous singles on the Billboard R&B and hip-hop top 10 pic.twitter.com/ejUqpYvjh4
Rapping is hard. It’s about more than rhyming words together; there are important considerations such as flow and the way you say things. 21 Savage isn’t a great technical rapper, but makes good music thanks to his captivating personality and the grim, atmospheric beats he rhymes over.
Today we are going to talk about a rap song by 21 Savage that is very bad. It’s called “7 Minute Freestyle”, it goes on for a very long time and I’d like to tell you how terrible it is. Continue reading →
We’re looking at UK Grime and how the genre has permeated the British chart, creating a time of unprecedented chart success. Interestingly, many of the prominent artists are signed to their own independent labels; finding success away from the major labels.
They have total creative control over their output and have blossomed away from the powerful distribution networks of the big boys. Consider Giggs, who never had an album reach the Top 20 until he went fully independent and hit #2 with Landlord.
We’re going to take you on a journey through the history of the genre and how we got to this stage. But first let’s quickly explain what Grime is: Continue reading →
Kent Jones is a producer/rapper/singer from Tallahassee, Florida, who gained international notoriety after the success of his hit single “Don’t Mind” – A track which has taken the internet by storm and has racked up 62.4 million worldwide streams on Spotify.
To be considered an extraordinary musician you must be responsible for at least one classic album. Of course, “classic” is a subjective criterion, plenty of memorable artists lack a classic in their discography. Continue reading →