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The Grind Before the Fame: Four Artists Who Proved That Overnight Success Isn’t Really A Thing

We live in a society that moves quicker than lightning it seems. When we want something, we want it instantaneously. The rapid introduction and adaptation of social media in our daily lives have only allowed that feeling to manifest into the need of having instant gratification. Over the last few years, we have seen the “overnight” success of some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest stars. We’re granted All-Access passes to the lives of our favorite artists. At any given moment we can login to Instagram, Snapchat or any other social media platform of our choosing and like voyagers, we take in their chic & posh day-to-day lives.   The rewards of success were a long time coming for artists, many who spent...

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Tyga Accused of Stealing Newest Song

[eltd_dropcaps type="normal" color="black" background_color=""]W[/eltd_dropcaps]ith mainstream rappers trying to remain innovative and relevant within the eyes of their younger fans, this desire to constantly “be on top” sometimes comes at a cost for upcoming artists. Soundcloud, the popular online audio distribution platform, has become the central hub for underground artists. Independent artists have the ability to share their music and create a fan base through the platform. Despite the sometimes negative stigma of being a “Soundcloud rapper” and the jokes that come along with that title, mainstream artists along with their team often keep their pulse on the Soundcloud beat, in search of inspiration from their lesser-known counterparts.   On October 4th, EMPIRE, a music publishing and distribution company, tweeted out the release...

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Why We Must Give Young Thug His Roses NOW

The most genuine perceptions occur when you first put faith in whatever is to be premised, and first accept it as fact.  That might seem like a bit of a dive into the philosophical, and surely too deep for an article concerning Jeffrey Williams.  However, as those who have taken that leap of faith realizes, those who have recognized the designer-clad androgynous rapper as an emissary into an uncharted artistic territory, Young Thug is not only unique, he is invaluable.   Before I go much further, I want to mention a prerequisite that will give insight into the very emotional and personal criteria these statements originate.   This evaluation only makes sense if you are sincerely open to new thoughts and different presentations...

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It Ain’t Hard to Tell: Why Nas is In His Own League

“It ain’t hard to tell, I excel then prevail the mic is contacted I attract clientele.” [eltd_dropcaps type="square" color="" background_color=""]T[/eltd_dropcaps]hese are the lyrics Nas so eloquently spit on ‘It Ain’t Hard to Tell’ which flowed over the haunting sample of Michael Jackson’s ‘Human Nature’ off his debut album ‘illmatic’ (1994). These lyrics are among many that have stayed in the collective conscious of Hip-Hop fans who immediately became Nas fans after hearing his beloved debut. This past week the Hip-Hop legend celebrated his 44th birthday with close friends and thousands of fans around the world. The Queens native’s lyrics have changed an entire generation of Hip-Hop and the style of Hip-Hop itself.   The lyrics on his debut album ‘illmatic’ infiltrated listeners ears...

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