I don’t think anyone would disagree with the opinion that hip-hop songs, much like dancehall, is more often than not, highlighting alot of negativity. Both genres tend to degrade women and promote violence, while somehow glorifying these actions. It is very unfortunate, but fans and supporters of these musical styles now see this as the norm, so much so that they desire these destructive behaviors from the artists they follow.
Keeping the aforementioned in mind, one can understand how difficult it would be for conscious hip-hop lyricists to break through and achieve commercial success. One that has done it however, is Chance The Rapper. The Chicago native has been keeping his music above board since he came on the scene in 2011. His latest release, “Holy,” a pop song done with Justin Bieber, is a clear indication of his position.
Usher‘s new song, “Bad Habits,” which was released only a few days ago, is already on heavy rotation on both traditional and new media globally. Shared via his own imprint, Brand Usher LLC, that’s under exclusive license to RCA Records, the track addresses some “Bad Habits” common to many men.
A few days ago R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan did a live recording of her just released, now trending single, “Lost One.” The record came out on August 28th and the live performance was shared on September 2nd.
On Wednesday, September 9th, Grammy award-winning artist Wyclef Jean will open the Apollo Theater’s Fall season with a special virtual concert streamed live from the legendary Apollo stage. The show, which is being presented in partnership with ADCOLOR, is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM ET.
This historic performance will bring the iconic Apollo experience to audiences everywhere and mark Wyclef’s first-ever, complete performance of his Grammy-nominated, Double Platinum album, The Carnival.