Mac Miller’s “Good News” Explained | Song Stories

[JACQUES] Mac Miller’s estate releases the soulful first single off of his upcoming posthumous album, ‘Circles,’ entitled, “Good News.” “Good News” is produced by Mac Miller and Jon Brion. Earlier this week, Miller’s family released a statement detailing the plans for “Circles,” saying quote. At the time of his passing, Malcom was well into the process of recording […]

Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” Explained | Genius News

DELISA: After nearly a four year hiatus of solo music, Justin Bieber gifts fans with his newest single “Yummy.” DELISA: “Yummy” is produced by Sasha Sirota, Kid Culture and frequent collaborator Poo Bear. This is Bieber’s first full length single since 2015’s ‘Purpose,’ and the lead single for his upcoming album reportedly set to release later this year. […]

What Are Hip-Hop’s Favorite Brands Of The Decade? | Genius News

RUSSEL: For better or worse, rap, and music in general, would not be what it is without a bit of materialism. That of course includes the cars… RUSSEL: and the clothes… RUSSEL: …and lots more luxury and designer names. But there are a handful of labels that dominated the bars of the 2010s. RUSSEL: So here are the […]

Genius Picks The Most Underrated Albums Of 2019 | Genius News

My underrated album of 2019 is….. Speaker 1: My underrated album at least is ‘The Life of Pi’erre 4’. Speaker 2: Oh, Pi’erre Bourne. Speaker 1: By Pi’erre Bourne. Production on that is just so flawless. Speaker 3: So my underrated album of 2019 is Freddie Gibbs and Madlib: ‘Bandana’. Speaker 4: Oh okay. Speaker 3: Have you […]

What Was Hip-Hop’s Favorite Phrase In 2019? | Genius News

HILLS: Throughout 2019, we’ve seen lyrical trends come and go but a few have stood out and dominated the charts. HILLS: While most of this slang has been around a long time, we picked three of the phrases we’ve covered this year: “no cap,” “slatt,” and “wipe his nose” to see which one ultimately dominated hip-hop in 2019. […]

Breaking Down NLE Choppa’s Piano Beats | Genius News

TIA: Memphis rapper NLE Choppa’s viral hits have taken over the Internet in 2019, and many of them feature a distinct piano melody on the beat. CHOPPA: That’s something I had realized that I use a lot of piano type of beats. I was doing it on accident I wasn’t doing it intentionally but it’s just something that […]

6ix9ine’s Lyrics Used To Sentence Rapper To 2 Years | Genius News

[HOST] After many assumed he was be free this week, Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been sentenced to 24 months in prison and a subsequent 5 years of supervised release. [HOST] This is the latest chapter in a two year saga that began with his mid 2017 hit, “GUMMO.” [HOST] In November 2018, 6ix9ine was arrested by the […]

Why Frank Ocean’s “Nights” Gives You Goosebumps | Genius News

DELISA: With his vulnerable lyricism and impressive production, Frank Ocean has become one of today’s most beloved artists. DELISA: After the release of his last album 2016’s ‘Blonde’, fans keyed in on the standout track “Nights” and its beatswitch. DELISA: These beat switches have become synonymous with Frank and have been a part of his music since the […]

Juice WRLD Fans Remember His Legacy | Genius News

[JACQUES]: Chicago rapper Juice WRLD, known for his vulnerable lyrics and blending of hip-hop and emo rock, has passed away at the age of 21. According to reports, the artist passed away on December 8th after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport. Born Jarad Higgins, the Illinois native was a marquee artist of the SoundCloud rap era. […]

Everything We Know About Kodak Black’s Prison Sentence | Genius News

TIA: Florida rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to 46 months after being found guilty of federal weapons charges. TIA: Kodak, born Dieuson Octave, pled guilty back in August following his arrest at Rolling Loud back in May. ANCHOR: Kodak Black, who legally changed his name to Bill Kapri, was booked on warrants tied to a series of […]

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