Kendrick Lamar Was Passed The West Coast Rap Torch Six Years Ago Today | Genius News

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On August 19, 2011, The Game appeared on stage at Kendrick Lamar's concert in Los Angeles to symbolically hand over the torch of West Coast rap. Soon after ...

The History Of Sound Clash Culture

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With Culture Clash coming up next week in Atlanta, Genius decided to look back at the origins and legacy of sound clash events in collaboration with Red Bull.

How Tay-K’s “The Race” Put A Murder Suspect On The Pop Charts | Genius News

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17-year-old Texas rapper Tay-K (real name Taymor Travon McIntyre) has been buzzing online since 2015, but his recent single “The Race” has reached a much ...

A Linguist Breaks Down Young Thug's Vocal Style | Genius News

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Everyone hears something different when they listen to Young Thug, and while he's often dismissed as a 'mumble rapper,' there is meaning behind his slurred ...

Action Bronson "The Chairman's Intent" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

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After spending the last few years mostly focused on his television career, Action Bronson is getting back into music with the upcoming release of his Blue Chips ...

Princess Nokia "G.O.A.T." Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

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New York rapper Princess Nokia has been an important force of feminine energy in hip-hop ever since she first broke out in 2010 under the moniker Wavy Spice.

The Making Of GoldLink's "Crew" Feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy With Teddy Walton | Deconstructed

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DMV-based rapper GoldLink dropped his major label debut 'At What Cost' in March and the album's standout track is “Crew” featuring Shy Glizzy and Brent ...

How Dr. Luke Still Profits From Kesha’s Latest Album ‘Rainbow’ | Genius News

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After three years of legal drama with her record label, Kesha is finally returning to the spotlight and releasing her highly-anticipated comeback album 'Rainbow.

Joji "I Don't Wanna Waste My Time" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

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Joji (real name George Miller) is best known for his his gross-out musical alter-ego Pink Guy, but he's looking to make an impact with more serious music, too.

A New Eminem Album Is Definitely Coming, But When? | Genius News

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It's been four years since Eminem dropped 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2,' but it looks like we could be getting another album from him as soon as this fall ...

NBA Youngboy "Untouchable" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

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Louisiana rapper NBA YoungBoy (a.k.a. YoungBoy Never Broke Again) dropped his mixtape '38 Baby' in 2016, garnering millions of SoundCloud streams and ...

Rob Markman "I Don't Wanna Wait" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

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Veteran hip-hop journalist and Genius' own Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman recently dropped his debut EP 'Write to Dream.' The eight-track project ...

Lisa Loeb "Stay (I Missed You)" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

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Lisa Loeb holds the honor of being the first artist to score a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 before signing to a label. Her 1994 single “Stay (I Missed You)” was ...

The Making Of A-Trak's "Believe" Feat. Lil Yachty & Quavo | Deconstructed

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A-Trak recently recruited Lil Yachty and Quavo for his new single “Believe,” which is quickly becoming a hit. The song has already racked up 1.6 million Spotify ...

How JAY-Z’s Lyrics Went From Hating His Father To Respecting Him | Genius News

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JAY-Z's '4:44' bonus track “Adnis” addresses his painful relationship with his father Adnis Reeves, who left Jay's family when the rapper was just 12 years old.

Kali Uchis "Tyrant" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

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Colombian-American singer/songwriter Kali Uchis is often recognized for her work with Tyler, The Creator, Snoop Dogg, and Gorillaz, but she's also a musical ...

Tyga Feat. Ty Dolla $ign "Move To L.A." Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

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Tyga linked up with Ty Dolla $ign in early July for “Move To L.A.,” an A.E. and Bedrock-produced track that appears on Tyga's recent mixtape #BitchImTheShit2.

The Story Behind Shaq’s LaVar Ball Diss Track | Genius News

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Even the most casual of NBA fans know who Shaquille O'Neal is, given his huge personality and endless accolades. One could say the same for Lavar Ball, ...

Tracking The Many Voices Of Kendrick Lamar | Genius News

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A big part of Kendrick Lamar's music is his rotating series of voices. From one track to the next, Kendrick can jump from a high-pitched squeal to a syrupy drawl to ...

The Movie & TV References On Aminé’s ‘Good For You’ | Genius News

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Aminé just dropped his debut album 'Good For You', which includes his triple-Platinum hit “Caroline” and guest features from Nelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Offset, Kehlani ...

Rapsody "The Pain" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified

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Rapsody dropped her Nottz-produced single “The Pain” in early July, marking the latest in a long line of powerful, introspective tracks from the North Carolina ...