The Grammys and hip-hop have always had a complicated relationship. From Will Smith to Jay-Z, artists have even boycotted "music's biggest night" for shutting the door on rap. Before the 2018 Grammys, I was on Fox 5's Street Soldiers (and Hot 97) with Adelle Platton (Tidal) and Safaree (Love and Hip-Hop NY) to discuss hip-hop + the Grammys.
There's a ton of playlists out there but anyone who's a hip-hop fan knows that Spotify's RapCaviar is killing the game. With over 8 million subscribers, it's the biggest and arguably, most influential playlist that fans and industry heads alike listen to. So, how do you get on RapCaviar? I spoke to Tuma Basa, Spotify's Global Head of Hip-Hop, on the secrets to being featured plus awesome advice on how to network.
The Grammys are this Sunday. Music's "biggest night" returns to NYC but is it ready to show love to hip-hop? Tune into Street Soldiers on Fox 5 this Friday at 10:30pm ET to hear me break it down!
Everyone and their mama told me to do a podcast. So, I'm doing a podcast. XXL 'Shot Callers' is dope convos with executives, insiders and personalities behind your favorite hip-hop artists. In my first convo, I interview radio maven Angela Yee on the success of The Breakfast Club, overcoming sexism and the really crazy Jay-Z interview that changed her life.
More life. More wins. More vibes. Here's to a great 2018!