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Beyonce Tops Google’s Year-End List of Top Searches

Larry Busacca, Getty s Beyoncé is tops the list for most searched artist and songs—because course she does. In fact, Bey’s “Formation” even bested Prince’s “Purple Rain” which snagged more searches after his untimely death in April, and Rae Sremmurd’s immensely popular song that ended up being the soundtrack to the mannequin challenge, “Black Beatles.” Beyoncé earning Continue reading Beyonce Tops Google’s Year-End List of Top Searches

Lin-Manuel Miranda Taps Hip-Hop’s Biggest Names for ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’

Bruce Glikas, Getty s Against All Odds Hip-hop-inspired musicals are nothing new, but Lin-Manuel Miranda changed the game with his Broadway play, Hamilton. Now the rapping thespian is continuing his momentum with The Hamilton Mixtape featuring rap’s biggest names. Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the Winter 2016 issue XXL Magazine, on stands Dec. 27. Continue reading Lin-Manuel Miranda Taps Hip-Hop’s Biggest Names for ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’

Shocking Video Of Dylann Roof's Confession Played For Charleston Jury

As expected, the first few days the death penalty trial Dylann Ro have been incredibly dramatic. Today (Dec. 9), the Charleston jury was shown footage Ro’s near-instantaneous confession after he was tracked down and arrested in Shelby, NC the morning after his racially motivated massacre at an African American church in Charleston on June 17, Continue reading Shocking Video Of Dylann Roof's Confession Played For Charleston Jury

Rap Snacks CEO Says Migos’ “Dab Of Ranch” Jingle Will Be Released As A Commercial Single

Hamburger Helper successfully used Hip Hop to market their brand through the Watch The Stove mixtape in late March. Equally self-aware and catchy, the project was an interesting case study in how to utilize the culture correctly. Well, that was until a week ago when Quavo and Takef Migos took things even further with their Continue reading Rap Snacks CEO Says Migos’ “Dab Of Ranch” Jingle Will Be Released As A Commercial Single

Frank Ocean’s “Nikes” is the Best Music Video of 2016 #BOTBAwards  Article

Frank Ocean returned in 2016 with a stunning video that you can’t help but watch without looking away. The wandering eyes are only stopped by what demands their attention. The worth any piece content on the internet should be measured by its ability to stop your eyes from wandering, stop your mind from thinking, and Continue reading Frank Ocean’s “Nikes” is the Best Music Video of 2016 #BOTBAwards Article