The Revolving Door Between Country And Pop Keeps On Spinning

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Marshmello & Kane BrownPress play on the year’s biggest country album and you might wonder if you’re listening to a country album at all. Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road is the genre’s only release to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this year and enjoyed the biggest debut streaming week ever for a country album, with … More »

Watch Megan Thee Stallion & DaBaby Perform At The BET Hip-Hop Awards

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Megan-Thee-Stallion-and-DaBabyLast month, Houston rap sensation Megan Thee Stallion performed two tracks — her radio-targeted Nicki Minaj/Ty Dolla $ign collab “Hot Girl Summer” and her surprise-hit deep cut “Cash Shit” — on The Tonight Show. She brought fellow freshman rap star DaBaby out to do his “Cash Shit” guest verse, and he … More »

DaBaby Is On An Unholy Hot Streak

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DaBabyIn the calendar year of 1998, DMX came out with two albums: It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot in May, Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood in December. Both debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts. No rapper had ever pulled off a feat like that before. Almost no … More »

Watch DaBaby Put On A Hell Of A Fallon Performance With The Roots

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DaBaby-on-FallonA couple of weeks ago, the currently-exploding Charlotte rap star DaBaby made the absolute most of a few seconds of screen time on The Tonight Show. Megan Thee Stallion, another of rap’s most exciting new stars, was the show’s musical guest, and she was doing a medley of her own songs. DaBaby, there … More »

Stream DaBaby’s New Album Kirk

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DaBaby-KirkDaBaby is having a hell of a year. Back in December, the Charlotte rapper was a mostly-unknown figure with a few regional YouTube hits. Right now, he’s one of the biggest rappers in the game. DaBaby released his debut album Baby On Baby back in March, and he’s been on an absolute guest-feature … More »

DaBaby Announces New Album Kirk, Out This Week

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2019 has belonged to DaBaby. The North Carolina rapper’s hot streak has extended over literally the entire calendar year. On New Years Day, he posted his “Walker Texas Ranger” video, a truly silly clip that became a viral smash. In short order, DaBaby signed to Interscope and, in March, released his short, fast, … More »

DaBaby – “Intro”

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DaBaby has had a huge year. The Charlotte, NC rapper kicked off 2019 with a low-budget video for “Walker Texas Ranger,” which led us to name him the year’s funniest, scariest rapper because of his goofy songs and videos and the more complicated, real-life violent situations he’s been involved in. He released his … More »

Don’t Take Tove Lo For Granted

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Tove LoOne of the best Onion articles ever is headlined like so: “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” This was early 2001, more than a year after Manson became a scapegoat for the Columbine massacre and still several months ahead of 9/11. Despite a disputed election that introduced everyone to the … More »

Watch Megan Thee Stallion Play The Tonight Show With DaBaby & Ty Dolla $ign

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Megan-Thee-Stallion-and-DaBabyHouston rap newcomer Megan Thee Stallion is a total star; that much has been obvious since she showed up on the national radar months ago. And it’s cool to see her go through the new-star checkpoints — like last night, when she got a showcase guest-performer spot on The Tonight Show. On last … More »

The Highwomen Are The Country Supergroup This Moment Demands

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THE HIGHWOMENA widely publicized study this year confirmed what anyone paying attention to the industry has long known: Country music is a boys’ club. Back in April, USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative published its study No Country For Female Artists: Artist & Songwriter Gender On Popular Country Charts From 2014 To 2018, which found that … More »