Bob Lefsetz Lets Us Know His Trends for 2019 – Decline of Major Labels and Hip-Hop

Bob Lefsetz (the famed music journalist) has published his latest Trends report. The report provides some interesting insights into what he sees happening over the next year or so. The major labels will lose power….

We need to start treating producers in hip-hop fairly

It’s become all too common to hear of producers getting screwed over or unappreciated for their work. This has to end. Producers are a major artery in the blood flow of the music industry and…

Which genre of music makes the best cheese? This study found out

Speaking to plants helps their flowers bloom, playing classical music to baby bumps helps them grow up to be intelligent, and apparently now playing music to cheese makes it taste nicer. A new Swiss experiment…

Holocaust survivor tells her story through hip-hop

The story of one holocaust survivor and her saviour is being shared through the power of short film and hip-hop. Janine Webber, 86, wants to tell her story of how she survived the Nazis as…

Ebro Darden now runs hip-hop on Apple Music

Apple have nabbed Ebro Darden to lead hip-hop content on their music streaming service as Spotify’s Rap Caviar looms as the runaway leader in rap on music streaming services. Apple Music have appointed Ebro Darden…

Who’s the best rapper with the most words?

Who the greatest rapper is depends on who you ask. But one thing that isn’t subjective is which rappers have the biggest vocabulary and this amazing chart shows it. Pudding is an amazing site full…

Spotify reveal the biggest songs and artists of 2018

2019 is almost here and as we start to wave goodbye to 2018 and all of the great new music it’s brought us, Spotify have revealed which tracks, artists, playlists, and podcasts people have been…

8 of the best and most popular Hip-Hop sample packs

Hip-Hop and R&B is now the most popular genre in the world, here are some of the greatest sounds that are making the hits of this generation. Last year Hip-Hop/R&B overtook rock as the most…

The 100 most sampled tracks in music history

Sampling music is an art-form in it’s own right and it’s everywhere nowadays. This Spotify playlist¬†features all of the most used songs in sampling history. Samples are used everywhere in music today: in Hip-Hop, dance…

What is Rap Caviar on Spotify?

Rap Caviar is Spotify’s biggest Hip Hop playlist. Rap Caviar has over 9 million followers (at time of writing) and it mixes Spotify’s standard audio playback with a mixture of hand selected videos. The list…