The Wild Ride Of Rap Music In The ’10s

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Drake-and-Future“From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music,” the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening, at New York’s Baseline Studios, I sat in a backroom full of ancient, dusty records, and I listened to the Alchemist and Just Blaze talk about disco. The … More »

SuperM, Summer Walker, And The Eternal Struggle To Measure Music’s Popularity

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SuperMSuperM are objectively a big deal. The seven-man ensemble brings together members of several prominent K-pop groups: EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, WayV’s Lucas and Ten, and SHINee’s Taemin. That makes them a supergroup, and they flexed their commercial superpowers this week by landing their debut EP SuperM: The 1st Mini … More »

Is A Rap American Idol Even Possible?

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Rhythm-And-FlowTwelve years ago, someone from MTV called me and asked me to come into their office. I went. I met Ashton Kutcher in the lobby. It was weird. More »

Watch Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, T.I., & Also The Highwomen On Ellen

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TI-Chance-The-Rapper-Cardi-B-EllenThe following people were guests on today’s edition of the daytime talk show Ellen: Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, T.I., Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby. That is a lot of musicians! Many of them are musicians who would probably not have any particular reason to be in the same place at … More »

See Cardi B & Chance The Rapper In The Trailer For Netflix’s New Hip-Hop Competition Series

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Last night, Netflix premiered the first teaser for the new hip-hop competition show, Rhythm + Flow, during Cardi B’s set at Philadelphia’s Made In America festival. The trailer shows Cardi, Chance The Rapper, and T.I. as judges on the series. “Creativity doesn’t have blueprints,” Chance says in the new clip. Cardi adds, “It’s gonna be … More »

Stream J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III Comp

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J. Cole - Revenge Of The Dreamers 3J. Cole’s Dreamville label has been sharing compilations from its artists since 2014. The third, titled Revenge Of The Dreamers III, was announced back in January, and features vocals from Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ari Lennox, EarthGang, and J.I.D. According to the album’s Wiki page, over 100 artists were invited to the recording sessions along with big-name producers such as Mike Will Made It, DJ … More »

Trae Tha Truth – “I’m On 3.0″ Video (Feat. T.I., Dave East, Tee Grizzley, Royce Da 5’9″, Curren$y, DRAM, Snoop Dogg, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Chamillionaire, G Eazy, Styles P, E-40, Mark Morrison, & Gary Clark Jr.)

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Trae-Tha-Truth-Im-On-3-videoTrae Tha Truth is a well-regarded veteran of the Houston rap underground. He used to be half of the duo ABN — Assholes By Nature, great name — with his cousin Z-Ro. These days, he persistently cranks out muttery fast-rap jams and occasionally takes advantage of his considerable rap-world connections. Every so often, Trae rounds … More »

T.I. Pays $300 Fine For Cursing In Public

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T.I.T.I. has paid a $300 fine for cursing in public, TMZ reports. The rapper was arrested for assault, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct in May following an altercation with a security guard who wouldn’t let him into his gated community in Atlanta. The other charges were dropped after he pleaded no … More »

Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, T.I. to judge Netflix’s new hip-hop competition, ‘Rhythm & Flow’

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Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, T.I. to judge Netflix’s new hip-hop competition, ‘Rhythm & Flow’Cardi B DJ Snake

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.

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Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, & T.I. To Judge Netflix Hip-Hop Competition Show

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Cardi BCardi 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 »