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The New Forms of Music Discovery

Over the last twenty years, the music industry has undergone so many changes. With the emergence of streaming and social media, the industry became more like the wild west. So much music began to be released on a more consistent basis people barely had time to digest it all. Because of this people started to share their thoughts on social media instead of blogging. All of these people, including experts are now taking the place of music blogs. Instead of discovering artists from a site or radio, people are instead discovering music by the word of mouth from social media and playlists.Continue Reading

A Deep Dive: MARIO

Mario’s career has come full circle and he’s back on the top of his game as an artist.  Since his arrival in 2002 with his self titled album Mario, he has been one of the most underrated male artists in R&B. Continue Reading

The Hip-Hop/Country X-Crossover

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” wasn’t the first time Hip-Hop infiltrated Country music. Back in 2004, Nelly released his single ‘Over and Over’ featuring Tim McGraw. Then in 2017 Young Thug released his country-rap album Beautiful Thugger Girls. Each of these three had different reactions in the music industry but “Old Town Road” was the first single that made it on the Billboard Country charts. Just a week after it entered the charts it was removed because it “lacked elements that today’s country music contained.” Nevertheless, the impact of the song has sparked conversations of rather or not artists who aren’t country artists could ever crossover and be accepted into its ranks. Today we will be looking at these songs that managed to fuse the best of hip-hop and country together. It’s a rare occasion, but when it happened it was something quite interesting.Continue Reading