Few songs in history have dominated the zeitgeist like Lil Nas X‘s ‘Old Town Road,’ and now there is considerable data to support that statement. This past week, the country-rap crossover hit featuring Billy Ray Cyrus sat atop the coveted Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a record thirteenth week.
‘Old Town Road’ also currently leads the Streaming Songs chart for the thirteenth week with 88.7 million streams in the U.S.. It’s on top of the Digital Song Sales chart once again as well with 59,000 downloads sold.
The song was already enormous prior to this record-breaking week, but an honest admission at the end of Pride Month from Lil Nas X that he is, in fact, gay gave the single an even bigger bump to close out June.
About two months ago, Logic and Eminem, perhaps our two most famous splenetic-flow rappity-rappers, came together on the jackhammer syllable-onslaught collab “Homicide.” The song sampled a viral 2018 video: The comedian Chris D’Elia’s legit hilarious “you’re using way too many napkins” Eminem impression. Eminem quoted a few lines from that impression … More »
To say Ed Sheeran has become one of the most successful artists in the streaming era in an understatement. He is the number one most streamed artist on Spotify with over 61 million listeners a month, with the number one most streamed song, “Shape Of You,”—the only song with over 2 billion plays. Sheeran has four songs with over a billion plays, and from the looks of the roster on his upcoming No. 6 LP, he’s rearing for more.
Today, Logic and Eminem, our two leading vein-bulging rappity-rappers, have come out with their a new collaboration. They’ve been teasing the new track “Homicide” for a while, and the final product sounds about what you’d expect: A whole lot of blurry Micro Machines ratatat rapping over a beat that sounds like a spooky scene from … More »
The name “youngblood” has a rich history in pop music. First there were the Youngbloods, the critically acclaimed folk-rockers best known for their 1967 hit “Get Together.” Decades later along came the YoungBloodZ, the Atlanta rap duo best known for their 2003 smash “Damn!” alongside Lil Jon. Many others emerged along the way including Sydney … More »
Before “stanning” your favorite celebrity became typical slang among social media and meme culture, Eminem introduced the world to the term in his 2000 hit, “Stan.” Now, the word has officially been added to Merriam-Webster as both a noun and a verb. More »
Nashville country star Eric Church made his comeback last year with his sixth full-length LP Desperate Man. Now he’s on his Double Down U.S. tour and debuting some new covers. On Saturday, he performed a country rendition of Snoop Dogg’s 1993 gangsta rap classic “Gin And Juice” at his show in Cincinnati. He … More »
“How the fuck can I be white? I don’t even exist.” I could write a term paper about a line like that. In fact, I did. I wrote two or three of them. That’s what you did when you were a college English major when The Slim Shady Album came out. Those term papers were, … More »