The conceit of this list is simple: Which music power couple dominated the year? In 2018, there is no easy answer. This, after all, was the year of Grusk, Pete & Ariana, and super secret weddings between men who write songs and play guitar and certified A-list actresses. I devised a complex, scientific formula to … More »
It’s been a huge year for Cardi B. She released one of the best albums of 2018, became the first female rapper to have three Billboard #1 singles, and was just nominated for five Grammy Awards. Today, she went on CBS News Sunday Morning to discuss her rise. “You just gotta … More »
Everything’s coming up Travis Scott. This week, four months after it came out, Scott’s album Astroworld returned to the top of the Billboard 200 for a third week. Meanwhile Astroworld’s big hit, the Drake collab “Sicko Mode,” completed a 17-week climb to #1 on the Hot 100 singles chart. Scott, the … More »
For more than a decade, DJ Earworm has been blending the year’s top songs into a massive “United States of Pop” mashup at the end of each year. He began the series in 2007, kicking off with a combo of songs from Soulja Boy, Akon, Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, Fergie, and more. It’s been 11 years since that inaugural mashup, and Earworm hasn’t slowed down in the slightest.
His 2018 edition just made its YouTube debut on December 4, highlighted by tracks from Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Marshmello, and more. The four-minute mashup kicks off with songs from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, and Maroon 5 and Cardi B, before cycling through Drake‘s iconic “In My Feelings,” Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse,” Travis Scott and Drake’s “Sicko Mode,” and dozens others.
The dream is over. Cardi B and Offset, the most visible couple in rap music, have broken up. Cardi made the announcement on Instagram last night, telling her fans: So everybody been bugging me and everything, and you know, I been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now. More »
It’s been a long and winding road for Meek Mill, but as of now his new album Championships is officially out. It’s the Philly rapper’s first full-length release since 2017’s Wins & Losses. More importantly, it’s his first album since being released from prison following a loud public #FreeMeekMill campaign that More »
The festival gods have called for “A Music Vacation” in Gulf Shores, Alabama, as Hangout Fest is set to return for its 10th installment mid-2019. Those lucky enough to make it down south this year saw performances by Zedd, Galantis, The Killers, and other memorable, genre-spanning acts throughout the extended weekend.
However, 2019 will take Hangout’s perennially diverse lineup to the next level by including headliners Travis Scott, Khalid, Cardi B, Kygo, and Diplo, with additional support from GRiZ, Alison Wonderland, Jimmy Eat World, and more. Transpiring atop Alabama’s sandy beaches, the three-day festival takes place May 17-19. Tickets are on sale Tuesday, Dec 4 with various travel packages already up for grabs.
Tickets and festival info can be found here.
Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and T.I. will oversee Netflix‘s search for the next big act in hip-hop on Rhythm & Flow, a new competition reality series that will make its debut in fall 2019. Chance, Cardi, and T.I. will handle Rhythm & Flow’s judging duties, while Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and John Legend will executive produce the show. Rhythm & Flow has yet to formally announce a host.
Hip-hop hopefuls can expect auditions for Rhythm & Flow to begin not only soon, but nationwide. The judges’ home cities of Chicago, New York, and Atlanta will naturally serve as audition sites. Established rappers from each city to host Rhythm & Flow auditions will sit in on the try-outs as guest judges. Those interested in auditioning for the Netflix series can learn more about Rhythm & Flow, here.
I’m thrilled to share this news!
.@iamcardib, @chancetherapper, and @Tip are helping undiscovered hip-hop artists pursue their dreams as judges in Rhythm + Flow, @Netflix’s first music competition show set to debut in 2019. pic.twitter.com/ZbOn6gN0ko
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) November 13, 2018
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I was born in San Francisco, CA to two Chicano musicians who connected over their complete obsession with playing and studying music. Once we were old enough to hold instruments, my sister and I expressed some reticence about performing with our parents, but due in part to the closeness of the Mexican family unit and … More »
Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, and T.I. have signed on to judge Rhythm + Flow, an upcoming hip-hop competition reality show from Netflix. Over the course of 10 hour-long episodes filmed in multiple cities including New York, Chicago, and Atlanta, the three main judges and a series of local guest judges will “search for the … More »