Music

Jan 14, 2019

TikTok And The World’s Most Valuable Startup That You’ve Never Heard Of

A private company has already raised $75 billion, making it the largest, privately backed company in the world. Why are investors rushing to dump money into this company?

Jan 4, 2019

Spelman Has $86 Million Reasons Why It Could Be The New Center Of Student Innovation

Spelman just received a $30 million-dollar gift to help complete a new center of innovation for students.

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Dec 26, 2018

From Donald Glover To Cardi B: Pop Stars Got Personal In 2018

It should perhaps come as a comfort that what 2018’s biggest artists have in common is their willingness to lay their emotions bare.

Dec 12, 2018

Young Thug Is Helping Kings College Graduate Millie Go Lightly Conquer The U.S. Music Scene

Kings College graduate Millie Go Lightly has landed in America with the help of Young Thug.

Dec 11, 2018

Bigga Rankin Has A Plan To Think Its A Game Records To Another Level

“Bigga Rankin” as the label’s new Senior VP of A&R.

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Dec 10, 2018

The Business Behind Rick Rubin’s New “Broken Record” Podcast

Legendary record label boss and producer Rick Rubin is going to be sharing some interesting stories on his new podcast.

Melissa Keklak, The Woman Powering Blac Youngsta’s Heavy Camp Label

Blac Youngsta adds new executive talent to his Heavy Camp record label.

Hip-Hop And HIV – One Rap Song’s Positive Message Still Holds True

The narrative in “Positive” centers on a tormented soul as he deals with the angst of awaiting an HIV test result.

Spotify’s New Arab Hub For Music Is A Game Changer For Palestinians

Spotify has a new hub featuring some of the most popular-and important music from the Arab world.

Nov 26, 2018

Carita Cole Refuses To Take A Backseat In The Music Industry

Carita Cole is a multi talented singer, rapper and songwriter with a powerful message.

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Nov 19, 2018

This Is How Capitol Music Is Innovating With Coders And Developers

Capitol Music wants to innovate music and technology and take the business to another level.

Nov 19, 2018

Here Is How Eminem’s Publisher Is Supporting Deaf Rappers And Musicians

Eminem's publishing company is putting on an interesting event called "The Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience."

Nov 16, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday November 15 – City Girls, Belly Squad and More

Check out some new music from City Girls and Cardi B, Belly Squad, Mal & Quill and more.

Nov 13, 2018

Jay-Z Earns The Average US Salary In 5 Hours 12 Minutes

A new study shows how fast your favorite hip-hop at earns the average U.S. salary.

Nov 8, 2018

How Social Media Led To “Unity” Between Kool Keith, DMC And Rock Group Smash Mouth

Legendary rappers Kool Keith, DMC and rock group Smash Mouth used Twitter to strike up a new collaboration.

Nov 5, 2018

This Is How Rapper Chuck Inglish Is Cashing In On Royalties Using Blockchain Technology

Chuck Inglish recently sold some of the royalties being generated from his music streams using a new app called Vezt.

Oct 30, 2018

MBAs, Higher Salaries and Success Don’t Solve Problems

A higher education is one way to success. But does it have to come through college?

Oct 26, 2018

World’s Best Known Gamer Ninja Gets Into Music With Ninjawerks

Ninja has already conquered the gaming world. How will he do with a new music project?

Oct 26, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday October 26 – XXXTentacion & Lil Pump, The Black Eyed Peas and More

J. Stalin, BiG HEATH, and The Black Eyed Peas check in with new music this week.

Oct 23, 2018

Annenberg Space’s New Hip-Hop Photo Exhibit Gives A “Contact High”

There's a dope new Hip-Hop photo exhibit at Annenberg Space.

Oct 23, 2018

Girls Who Code Prove They Can Also Rap With Debut Album

Girls Who Code, an influential organization that helps young women get into tech, just put out their debut album.

Oct 22, 2018

AXE Is Pivoting Into Music With Lil Yachty And Zaytoven

AXE is known for producing body sprays, but now they hope to put out hit records.

Oct 19, 2018

Art Is Imitating Life For “Empire” Star Rekkhan

Rapper Rekkhan has gained fame as an actor on the hit TV show Empire, but he has a buzzing rap career in real-life.

Oct 17, 2018

Five Reasons To End The Conspicuous Silence Of Music In Classrooms

Literature and music go hand and hand. So why is music being silenced in the classrooms?

Oct 12, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday October 12 – Free Nationals, Ralo and More

The Free Nationals, Ralo and more check in with new music this week.

Sep 14, 2018

Meet The Young Musicians Who Powered T.I.’s Tiny Desk Concert

T.I. personally invited the Atlanta Music Project musicians to perform with him, following an introduction to the organization by Cricket Wireless.

Sep 10, 2018

Angela Yee’s 5 Tips To Hustle The Right Way

Angela Yee offers up some tips on how to turn your side hustle into your main business.

Sep 7, 2018

Intimate, Streamed Performances: The Musical Future In A Globalized World

The arrival of social media platforms midway through the last decade has brought a very different way for audiences across the globe to engage with music.

Sep 3, 2018

Mona Haydar: How Suicide Helped Start Her Rap Career

Mona is a musician, poet, activist, public speaker, wife, mother, who recently got her Master's in Christian Ethics and Theology at Union Theological Seminary.

Aug 28, 2018

Kyle’s “Senior Orientation” Program Wants To Change “Toxic” Stereotypes About Masculinity

Rapper/actor Kyle will take on bullies during National Bullying Prevention Month this October.

Aug 10, 2018

Somali Songs Reveal Why Musical Crate Digging Is A Form Of Cultural Archaeology

Forgotten records we often find in the dingiest of places can contain alternative perspectives and social commentary on particular movements, epochs or historical events.

Jul 30, 2018

Cape Hip-Hop Keeps Alive Tradition Of Rapping In The Voices Of The “Less Thans”

The Cape region of South Africa is bubbling with rappers protesting Colonialism, Apartheid and inequality.

Jul 27, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 27 – Tom Morello, Vic Mensa, Denzel Curry And More

Tom Morello and Vic Mensa deliver fire, Denzel Curry links with gold link & More this week in new music.

Jul 24, 2018

World Music: A Defunct Label In A Globalized World Of Sounds

The term world music may have been a useful way to signpost non-Western music to listeners who had previously only known performers from the UK and US.

Jul 13, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 13 – Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Chief Keef And More

Check out some of the dopest hip-hop singles that dropped today.