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Can Genius Become The Next MTV By Doubling Down On Its Rap Roots?

Peggy Noland and her physical interpretation of Nicki Minaj's lyrics — one of several such creations at Lyrics To Life, the recent Genius-Dropbox collaboration in Los Angeles — are all part of a bid by the company formerly known as Rap Genius to double down on its musical DNA.

Why Diddy And Justin Bieber Are Set To Cash In On Spotify’s IPO

Spotify's founders and the major labels will reap billions from the IPO of the streaming service, but it's unclear how much of the record companies' windfall will trickle down. Diddy and Bieber are among a select few set to cash in regardless.

The Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2018

Jay-Z upped his net worth from $810 million to $900 million over the past year, seizing hip-hop's cash crown for the first time. The three moguls atop this year's list--Jay-Z, Diddy and Dr. Dre--are not only the wealthiest hip-hop acts, but the richest American musicians of any genre.

Forbes Five Hip-Hop Rich List 2018: Preview And Contest

The 2018 ranking of hip-hop's wealthiest is almost upon us, and there's sure to be more shuffling of the top five. Tune in here on Thursday, March 1st, to find out -- and, in the meantime, enter your picks to win a copy of '3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Hip-Hop's Multibillion-Dollar Rise.'

‘Black Panther’ Boosts Hip-Hop Where The Grammys Couldn’t (Or Wouldn’t)

What 'Black Panther' has done for Lamar, and for hip-hop more broadly, is far more significant than simply boosting sales. The superhero saga has provided a unique platform for both, one recently promised—but not delivered—by the Grammys.

Lovebug Starski, Co-Inventor Of The Term ‘Hip-Hop,’ Dead At Age 57

Lovebug Starski may not have been the most famous name in hip-hop, but perhaps more than anyone else, he deserves credit for giving hip-hop its name. The Bronx-born DJ and rapper, who passed away yesterday in Las Vegas due to a heart attack, helped coin the term.

How Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Prince Differed From A Hologram

In addition to outlets decrying Timberlake's lack of adventurousness, Prince fans felt the projection was too close to being a hologram, a type of technology he once dubbed "demonic." There are plenty of valid reasons to criticize Timberlake's performance, but the hologram angle isn't really fair.

Why Justin Timberlake Won’t Get Paid For His Super Bowl Halftime Gig (Again)

The NFL does not pay its halftime acts a performance fee as a matter of policy. That's right: the likes of Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Coldplay and Lady Gaga all played for free in recent years, and Timberlake's Pepsi Halftime Show gig at Super Bowl LII will be no different.

For Women In Music, Grammy Debacle Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

"The Grammys are just symptomatic of a large representational roadblock facing women in the music business," says Dr. Stacy Smith, coauthor of a report on industry inclusion. "The broader problem really lies in an ecosystem of artists and their ability to have access to opportunity."

Supersonic Startups: The Techstars Music Class Of 2018 Unveiled

This year's group consists of 10 startups and spans a range of music-related fields. In addition to audio playback (Mighty), biometrics (Blink Identity, Endel); artificial intelligence (Edison. AI, SecondBrain, Spark.DJ); ticketing (Hello Tickets, Seated); and streaming (Gimme Radio, Soundcharts).

Why The Grammys Were An Epic Hip-Hop Bust Despite Kendrick Lamar’s Wins

The 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony was supposed to be the one where hip-hop finally got its due. Yet hip-hop went home without any major category wins, and many of its brightest stars were left with more questions than awards.

Bruno Mars Goes Six-For-Six To Become 60th Grammys’ Surprise Big Winner

You might call Bruno Mars a streaky Grammy winner. After winning just two of his first nineteen nominations, he won all three of nominations in 2016 and 2017--before going a perfect six-for-six at tonight's 60th annual ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York.

For Jay-Z, A Grammy Shutout And A National Victory All In One Day

Jay-Z went into the 60th annual Grammy Awards with a field-leading eight nominations and came away with precisely zero golden gramophones. Yet, in typical fashion, he's emerged from seeming adversity as a winner.

Alessia Cara: The Only One Surprised She Won Best New Artist Grammy

When Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara took the microphone at the Madison Square Garden media room, she said she was surprised by her Grammy win in the Best New Artist category. Cara may have been the only one shocked.

Kendrick Lamar And Bruno Mars Have Already Won Three Grammys Apiece

Kendrick Lamar came into today's 60th annual Grammy awards as the odds-on favorite to take home some of the top awards, including Album of the Year (DAMN.). He's already nabbed three--as has fellow superstar Bruno Mars--in the recently-concluded Premiere Ceremony.

Carrie Fisher, ‘La La Land,’ ‘The Defiant Ones’ Among Early Grammy Winners

The Grammys are known as music's biggest night, but in the ceremony's 3-6pm Premiere Ceremony--where 75 of the Recording Academy's 84 awards are doled out ahead of the 7:30 main event--silver screen veterans were among the biggest names honored.

Grammys 2018: The View From The Madison Square Garden Press Room

Much has been made of the move from Los Angeles to New York, a transition tricky from both a technical perspective and in terms of production cost. But reporting on the Grammys in the Big Apple turns out to be a fair bit easier than in the City of Angels.

For Grammys, A Complex Cross-Country Transition Takes Shape

Madison Square Garden, crammed into the confines of a Midtown city block, creates myriad logistical challenges in comparison with the sprawling Staples Center site when it comes to putting on the Grammys.

Grammy Betting Odds Have Kendrick Lamar And ‘Despacito’ Poised For Glory

Who's the best bet for Grammy glory? Let's take a look at one of the most popular indicators — online oddsmakers — and make some predictions.

Elton John’s Retirement Tour Should Gross More Than $400 Million

Elton John announced the imminent end of his touring career--following the three-year, 300-date Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour that will kick off this September in Allentown, Pennsylvania. John’s excursion should gross nearly half a billion dollars.

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