Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack Goes Platinum

After reaching double-platinum status in just three months with DAMN. last July, it now appears Kendrick Lamar has done it again – this time for his executive producer role on the soundtrack of Black Panther. Released on February 9, it wasn’t long before Black Panther: The Album took off – after making its debut, the soundtrack would reach the No. 1 on the Billboard […]

Tidal Counters Accusations With Its Own Investigation

Last week, Norwegian business publication Dagens Næringsliv accused Tidal of intentionally falsifying streaming numbers and its subscriber growth numbers for exclusive releases including Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo and Beyonce’s Lemonade. Other claims included how the streaming service missed months of payments to record labels. The company data acquired was allegedly found on a hard drive that the paper acquired.Now, Tidal is disputing these accusations and saying that […]

SZA Shares New “Garden” Video Starring Donald Glover

Following last month’s preview, SZA has officially dropped the video for the track “Garden.” This cut comes off of her project CTRL and stars her mother and Donald Glover. The visual follows her previous video for “Doves in the Wind” which featured Kendrick Lamar. SZA has been pretty busy as of late with appearances at this year’s Met Gala and being featured in […]

The Weeknd Covers ‘TIME’s “Next Generation Leaders” Issue

The Weeknd covers the latest issue of TIME magazine. The issue is titled “Next Generation Leaders” and the cover story, written by Kara Brown, speaks on the Toronto crooner’s rise to superstardom, headlining Coachella 2018, relationships, making music and the release of his latest My Dear Melancholy EP. It is The Weeknd’s first interview since 2016. The annual list focuses on […]

Jamie xx Scores New Romain Gavras Film, ‘The World Is Yours’

Renowned French director Romain Gavras has enlisted Jamie xx and SebastiAn to soundtrack his upcoming film, The World Is Yours. With the action flick set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival next week, the filmmaker has just unveiled the official trailer which also features music from French rap outfit, PNL. LE MONDE EST A TOI / THE WORLD IS YOURS – TEASER […]

Google Launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

After news of a possible music-streaming service being offered YouTube began circulating back in December, the long-rumored subscription music platform has officially arrived. Google has just announced the arrival of YouTube Music – their new subscription-based music-streaming platform that will debut on May 22. To join, a premium package will be offered to consumers at monthly rate of $9.99, while an […]

Hip-Hop’s Love of ‘Rick and Morty’ Gets Explained in New Video Analysis

Adult Swim‘s hit comedy Rick and Morty and hip-hop have long gone hand-in-hand with both the show and the musical genre showing up in each other’s realms time and time again. Just how much does hip-hop love Rick and Morty? The creatives over at Genius have created a video, explaining the relationship from the cartoon duo’s recent team-up with Logic to being mentioned in both YBN […]

Childish Gambino’s Album Sales Soar Over 400% Following Release of “This Is America”

With “This Is America” quickly taking over the world with its powerful socio-politically message, Childish Gambino‘s album sales recently saw an unprecedented increase in sales. Following the debut of the track accompanied by a Hiro Murai-directed music video, sales of Donald Glover‘s old albums have gone up 419 percent according to Nielsen. With the increase, all three of the actor/rapper’s projects […]

TIDAL Supposedly Owes Months of Royalty Payments

Just days after reports emerged about TIDAL potentially falsifying its streaming numbers, more bad news has emerged. The streaming service purportedly owes months of royalty payments to record labels, with bills stretching back six months. Sveinung Rindal, CEO of a Sony subsidiary label, stated that “It is correct that there are delays in payments from TIDAL,” and Propellor Recordings CEO […]