Meet 18-year-old Steve Lacy: The Grammy Award-winning producer who used his phone to make a song on Kendrick Lamar’s new album
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Meet 18-year-old Steve Lacy: The Grammy Award-winning producer who used his phone to make a song on Kendrick Lamar’s new album

MEET 18-YEAR-OLD Steve Lacy, the producer who created the track Pride on Kendrick Lamar’s new album on his phone! Last year, he was nominated for a Grammy for executive-producing and performing on the 2015 funk-R&B-soul album Ego Death, the third release from The Internet and Steve’s first with the band. And his smartphone has been … Continue reading

Beyoncé named No.1 influencer with social media posts valued at more than $1 million each
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Beyoncé named No.1 influencer with social media posts valued at more than $1 million each

BEYONCÉ HAS made history by becoming the first person to command $1 million per post on social media. “This makes Beyoncé the highest valued influencer currently on social,” according to a press release from D’Marie analytics. According to the company, which determined the star’s value using an algorithm that measures 56 metrics across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, … Continue reading

Fans launch campaign urging Chance the Rapper to run for Mayor of Chicago
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Fans launch campaign urging Chance the Rapper to run for Mayor of Chicago

FANS HAVE launched a petition urging Grammy Award-winning Chance the Rapper to run for mayor of Chicago. The Chano4Mayor2k19 campaign seeks to have the record-breaking Coloring Book rapper take on incumbent Rahm Emanuel in 2019. On the chano4mayor.com site, fans write, “Hey Chance, We think you’d be a great mayor. We love your music — we’ve been … Continue reading

British rapper Stefflon Don signs her label to Universal and then signs herself: ‘A year ago labels weren’t offering me my worth. I had to grind to show them my value’
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British rapper Stefflon Don signs her label to Universal and then signs herself: ‘A year ago labels weren’t offering me my worth. I had to grind to show them my value’

BRITISH RAPPER Stefflon Don celebrated a major career milestone this week announcing she had signed her label V-IV London to Universal music – and then signed herself. Writing on Instagram, the 25-year-old said: “Signed my label to Universal, then I signed myself.” “A year ago, I walked into labels and they wasn’t offering what I … Continue reading

Nicki Minaj has broken Aretha Franklin’s 40-year record for the most Hot 100 hits by a female artist with a total of 76
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Nicki Minaj has broken Aretha Franklin’s 40-year record for the most Hot 100 hits by a female artist with a total of 76

NICKI MINAJ has broken Aretha Franklin’s 40-year record for the most Hot 100 hits by a female artist with 76 singles making it on the coveted rundown. The 34-year-old rapper debuted three songs on the Hot 100 last week – No Frauds with Drake and Lil Wayne, Regret In Your Tears, and Charged It with … Continue reading

Apple Music paid Chance The Rapper $500,000 to exclusively release ‘Coloring Book’
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Apple Music paid Chance The Rapper $500,000 to exclusively release ‘Coloring Book’

CHANCE THE Rapper says Apple paid him $500,000 to release his last mixtape, Coloring Book. Following queries from fans, who questioned his independence as an artist – a staple in his young career, the Grammy Award-winning star revealed through a series of tweets that Apple paid “half a mil” plus a commercial, to release Coloring … Continue reading