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This article appeared in TIME Into the Metaverse newsletter. Subscribe for a weekly Internet guide. Most performers struggle to generate money in the streaming era. Artists are paid cents per stream, and many struggles to establish large audiences: According to 2019 and 2020 data, 90% of streams go to the top 1% of artists. Daniel …

Kid X talks about who had a better verse between him and KO on Caracara. In their heyday in South African hip hop, KO and Kid X were a force to be reckoned with, and their single Caracara quickly rose to the top of the charts. Kid X talks about who had a better verse …

At almost every moment in black history, you will find music at the center of it. Of mahalia jackson at NWA at mickey guyton, Black musicians have contributed so much to what we call life. After all they gave us, why not give back? When it comes to showing your love to the black music …

Roiii reacts to Emtee’s verse for their upcoming collaboration. This year, South African hip-hop culture has flourished the most. New tracks from a variety of artists and labels hit the radio. Some, on the other hand, took their time and produced additional songs for release later in the year. Roiii reacts to Emtee’s verse for …

Everyone has their own definition of the first time they met the poet Peter Kagayi Ngobi. For some it was through his poetry, others on stage at a recital or theater productions. Then he always went by his Christian name Peter. Some people thought Kagayi was theatrical, aggressive, and selling. Then there are those who …

“Eminem murdered you on your own shit,” Nas mockingly rapped on his Jay-Z diss, “Ether.” The murder in question was Jay-Z’s song “Renegade” from his hit 2001 album, The plan. “Renegade” features four verses, two of which belong to the ever-elusive Eminem. Upon its release, the track caused a massive debate over who had the …

Director Peter Jackson scored with his Disney+ docu-series “The Beatles: Get Back,” which is nominated for five Emmys, including Outstanding Non-Fiction Series. His three-parter about the final days of the Fab Four has been so successful that he’s currently planning another project with the surviving Beatles, “something very, very different from ‘Get Back,’” he recently …

Memphis Bleek was asked to share his thoughts on a years-old debate that devoured hip-hop in 2001 and years to come: Did Eminem wash Jay-Z over his own song, “Renegade? “Alright Bleek, you’re an honest man, you’re a loyal man,” Justin Credible said on his self-titled new podcast, finally asking Bleek his “opinion on who …

Rapper Jay-Z is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time and has been a respected emcee in the hip-hop world for over two decades. And while he didn’t charge rappers for a guest verse today, when Joe Budden wanted to hire Hov for a feature, the “Brooklyn’s Finest” rapper hit him …

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been one of the most defining moments in entertainment in recent years. The comic book-style animated film follows the new portrayal of a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in young Miles Morales. This 2018 film opened wide the possibilities of the multiverse and created a whole new group of superheroes led by …

Jay Z might not charge for guest places these days, however, that seems like that’s not always the case. For, Joe Budden now claims that Hov charged him a fair amount of money to be featured on his song “Pump it up.” More details below… During an interview with the ‘Flip Da Script’ podcast, Budden …

DaBabyHateful remarks about HIV-positive patients cost him Doua Lipa feature maximum exposure, but according to one of his Billion Dollar Baby artists… he still got off with a pretty penny. Stunna 4 Vegas poured the tea, revealing — or so he says — DaBaby got $350,000 last year for appearing on DL’s “Levitating (Remix).” In …

Cardi B and Kanye West are two rappers with several hit songs to their name. It was only a matter of time before the two teamed up on one song: Cardi’s new single “Hot S***.” According to Cardi, Kanye wrote his verse at a difficult time for him personally. Kanye West | Rich Fury/VF20/Getty Images …

Five years after Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and it feels like we just stop talking about it. The verse was one of the most infamous hip-hop moments of that era, where literally every hip-hop-related conversation surrounded Kendrick Lamaris heartbreaking, upsetting, Infinity Stones– end verse. Maybe we’re going too far with the hyperbole, but the verse …

Kendrick Lamar – Photo: Gaelle Beri/Redferns via Getty Images Five years after Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and it feels like we just stop talking about it. The verse was one of the most infamous hip-hop moments of that era, where literally every hip-hop-related conversation surrounded Kendrick Lamaris heartbreaking, upsetting, Infinity Stones– end verse. Maybe we’re …

Ye made his long-awaited return to the stage on Friday night (July 8) in Los Angeles with a headlining appearance on rapper The Game’s headlining show. The surprise appearance came during the album release show for Game’s release show at Novo for their upcoming 10th studio album, Drillmatic: Heart versus Mindwhere Lil Wayne and Blueface …

The title of my column is only partially correct. The three poets whose books I write are “new” only in the sense that they have recently published their first books of poetry. However, Michelle D’costa, Sayan Aich Bhowmik and Avinab Datta-Areng have been writing and publishing for a decade and are well known Indian poets. …

Machine Gun Kelly raps Jay Z’s verse on ‘Crazy in Love’ with his daughter Kelly shared a video with her daughter, Casie, and friends. He raps with the song “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé and Jay Z. He captioned the video, “Parenting.” Machine Gun Kelly, 32, shared a sweet moment on Instagram enjoying a reunion …

When I think of the universe, I love how that word is broken down into universe – a verse. It speaks of the idea of ​​all creation as one glorious, synchronized whole. I like to think of the universe as the song of God, with God leading all of creation to ring out a beautiful …

A new Spider-Man book is coming out of the next Spider-Verse event, and two legendary creators are returning to headline the new series. Two legends who left their mark on the iconic hero Spider Man come back to create a new series following the last spider worms adventure. Dan Slott and Mark Bagley will direct …

A a year ago, RAYE called out his label, Polydor, for delaying his debut album. Still. “I did everything they asked of me, I changed my gender, I worked 7 days a week,” she wrote on Twitter. “Ask anyone in the music game, they know. I’m done being a polite pop star. I want to …

“A moment of rescue”, Rea Gopane reacts to Cassper’s verse on “Ooh Aah”. Cassper surprised the South African hip-hop scene after giving his fans what they were craving after his verse on the song ‘Ooh Aah’. “A Saving Moment,” Rea Gopane Reacts to Cassper’s Verse on “Ooh Aah” The rapper dropped powerful bars on the …

A a year ago, RAYE called out his label, Polydor, for delaying his debut album. Still. “I did everything they asked of me, I changed my gender, I worked 7 days a week,” she wrote on Twitter. “Ask anyone in the music game, they know. I’m done being a polite pop star. I want to …

Cardi B gave her flowers to Lil Durk as she praised the rapper’s persistent grind, which led to him becoming a growing and successful rapper. Cardi B dropped her song “Hot Sh*t” on Friday featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk, and in an interview with Hot 97’s Nessa on Friday, she not only shared how …

Cardi B’s first single in a year and a half, “Hot Shit,” was released on Friday July 1 and features two other heavyweight guest rappers – Kanye West and Lil Durk. And now that the song has finally hit streaming services, the 29-year-old Grammy winner explains how she’ll be powering up her next projects as …

Costume Institute Benefit Gala in New York – 5/2/22 – Credit: DPRF/STAR MAX/IPx Cardi B has spoken about getting a personal, yet club-ready verse from Kanye West for her new song “Hot Shit” as the rapper was in the midst of a media storm earlier this year. In an interview with Zane Lowe on her …