Why can't we all just get along? ICYMI, I was on The Beat with Ari Melber to share my weekly fall backs...including Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and why we gotta put some R-E-S-P-E-C-T on Aretha Franklin's name.
New year. New cover story. For XXL's March issue, I profiled G-Eazy about his new album, The Beautiful & Damned, having a hip-hop hit with "No Limit" and his relationship with Halsey. We hung at the Clocktower in New York City and then at his crib in Los Angeles.
Issue drops March 27.
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.