Drake season is in full effect as he breaks yet another Billboard record. With “God’s Plan” Drake has become the first male artist to have two singles spend 10 weeks at No. 1 on the charts. Not only is Drake making waves with his music, he has made big business moves as well setting the perfect stage for a new album. This isn’t anything new for the star, for he’s made the same moves before he released Views this time in 2017. So what exactly is Drake’s plan? Let’s discuss Drake’s path to what some believe is Take Care 2. Continue Reading
With each project, Rae Sremmurd has grown as artists together and individually. Since their first album Sremmlife the brothers from Mississippi, under Mike Will Made It, have landed platinum records and their own label under the Ear Drummers imprint. Now they are preparing to take their success to another level with their third album SR3MM which will be accompanied by both of their solo albums Swaecation and Jxmtroduction. So let’s take a look back at how the duo have grown over the span of three albums to what I feel is one of the best musical duos of the last decade.Continue Reading
The soundtrack to a show or movie is more important than you actually realize. The song choice for a scene can set the feel and make both the scene and song memorable for the viewer. Issa Rae realized the importance of a soundtrack for television when she developed her show Insecure and brought on Ralphael Saadiq to work on music for season one of the show. The second season she introduced Solange Knowles to serve as a music consultant.Continue Reading
Even though she was snubbed out of the five Grammys she was nominated from, SZA shows that accolades don’t measure her success as an artist. Since the release of Ctrl. she has received a unanimous praise from critics, five Grammy nominations, chart-topping singles, and became a representative for the Jordan and the Gap brands.
In a recent interview with GQ SZA discussed how she was frustrated and “mad as hell” about not getting a single Grammy for her work on Ctrl. In her words, she felt that she fell short and failed her fans, but in the end, realized she didn’t make the album for the Grammys. For her, “this is something much bigger than me and a fucking trophy.”Continue Reading