Denzel Curry is a veteran in the body of a young man. After releasing back-to-back projects, one of the godfathers of SoundCloud Rap is ready to take a breather and plan his next chapter.
SoundCloud has become a launchpad for hip-hop wunderkinds like Lil Uzi Vert and XXXTentacion to become Billboard No. 1 stunnas. But can the streaming platform survive as its stars depart for more profitable pastures?
Three years ago, Chris Brickley was sleeping on the floor. It was after 1 a.m at Platinum Sound Recording Studios, a small space above the din of Times Square in New York City. Brickley was a neophyte basketball coach, hanging out at a recording session while the three guys from a pre-Culture Migos were passed out, too. “I fell asleep and Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff were sleeping in the corner on the floor,” Brickley says. “Looking back at it, it’s crazy to think how I was trying to come up.”
N.O.R.E. on Returning to '5E' and His 20 Years in the Rap Game: 'I Ain't Making Old Guy Music. I'm Making Music'
The first thing you notice about N.O.R.E. is that he has nice teeth. His pearly whites are perfectly aligned, stealing shine -- quite literally -- from the considerable chains slung around his neck. It’s not really the type of thing you’d associate with a rapper, but N.O.R.E. just can’t stop smiling. “I’m doing amazing!” he exclaims, walking into the recording studio at Mass Appeal’s SoHo office.
He has plenty to celebrate. At 41 years old, Victor Santiago Jr. is proving that age ain’t nothin...
G-Eazy aims to find his place in hip-hop while discovering who he really is.
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Babes Wodumo on Her Appearance for 'Black Panther: The Album': 'I'm So Happy. It's Such a Privilege'
Black Panther has shattered weekend box-office records, so it’s no surprise that its soundtrack also bows at the top of the albums chart this week. Helmed by Kendrick Lamar, Black Panther: The Album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (154,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 15, according to Nielsen Music).
One person who still can’t believe the success is soundtrack contributor Babes Wodumo. Featured on the track “Redemption," the South African singer (real name Bongek...
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Politics As Usual
Was hip-hop woke enough in 2016?
“George Bush doesn’t care about Black people…” On Sept. 2, 2005, Kanye West made history by putting sitting President George W. Bush on blast for the government’s epic mishandling of Hurricane Katrina. Since then, Kanye was lauded for being an iconoclast; having the guts to say the thing—no matter how uncomfort...
Flashing a wide grin after zooming by three of his friends, Meek Mill declares "I won!" from his red go-kart at RPM Raceway in Jersey City, N.J. A seasoned racer who likes to bring his 6-year-old son, Rihmeek, to the track, the rapper born Robert Williams is blowing off steam following a hectic album release week and displaying a giddiness distinct from his hardened stage persona. Mill sees a parallel between racing and his trajectory within hip-hop: Following a high-profile beef with Drake a...
This post contains details about season 1 of 13 Reasons Why.
13 Reasons Why was one of the most talked-about shows of 2017. Based upon the young adult novel of the same name, the series follows high school student Hannah Baker, a young woman who takes her own life.
Technology moves at light-speed. Netflix’s Black Mirror explores the innovative, pervasive and often dark side of a near-future world filled with artificial intelligence, smart devices and other surreal advancements. Season 4 of the dystopian anthology series arrived on December 29 and we can’t stop obsessing about what we see. Stream all 4 seasons with Netflix on Contour.
Russell Simmons & T-Pain Reveal Spotify's 'Traffic ...