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A Deep-Dive: Usher

One thing people don’t know about Usher is that he is the topmost successful black young artists of the 1990s (worldwide). He has totaled over 50 million records in the US and 75 million records worldwide. This makes him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He also has a Diamond-certified album in Confessions, two multi-platinum albums in My Way and 8701, two platinum albums in Here I Stand and Raymond v. Raymond These are just some of the accolades that Usher has. So with this editorial, I will deep dive into his life and career.  As one of my favorite artists ever this will one of my favorite deep dives I will ever do.Continue Reading

The J. Cole Influence

For an artist who is known to not have features on his own projects, J. Cole has been busy being featured on other’s tracks. Over the last year, J. Cole has been featured on some of the hottest songs in the industry. From being featured on 6LACK’s ‘Pretty Little Fears’ to Young Thug’s ‘The London’, Cole has been adding his finesse to every song he’s been featured on. Some even would say he’s stolen the shine on the tracks he’s been. Regardless, it’s good to hear him on productions outside of his own. So with that let’s take a look at how Cole help set these singles to the top of the charts and potentially the artists he’s collaborated with to greatness.Continue Reading

Ty Dolla $ign Prepares To Release New Album

Known for his singles ‘Paranoid”, “Or Nah,” and ‘Blasé ” a long with a long list of writing contributions and features, Ty Dolla $ign has shown that he’s one of the hardest working artists in the industry today. He’s been so busy that it seemed like he wasn’t ever going to give us a new album anytime soon. That changed this week when he dropped his new single “Purple Emoji” which features J. Cole.

So what has Ty been up to the last three years? Why has it taken him so long to give us a new solo project? Here’s a look at what all he’s been into and potentially why its taken him almost three years to give us a new album.Continue Reading