Months ago we learned that Lady Gaga was going to be the halftime entertainment of Super Bowl 51. She’s a great performer, it’s deserved and very likely will keep us all thoroughly entertained as we reload our plates and cups of beer. However, the powers that be – a.k.a #BlackTwitter – made sure their ballots were cast for their SB51 choice, who happen to be pulling for the Atlanta Falcons in Migos. In case you been under a rock, Migos have the hottest song of the early 2017 in “Bad & Boujee,” have released another banger to follow it up
The BET Hip-Hop Awards came and conquered social media and the music industry for the night. With a guest list that bought out hip-hop’s elite and performers that showcased the future of the genre is bright, the 2016 rap affair was memorable. Surrounding the cyphers, performances and the keys dropped by DJ Khaled was awards that celebrated the best in hip-hop over the past year. While the awards that were televised, like Kendrick Lamar’s victory for Lyricist of the Year and Chance the Rapper’s crowning of Best New Hip-Hop Artist, are appropriate, some of the non-televised options could have had
Just like the weather, the summer is defined by whatever song is the hottest. Artists schedule their releases around the year’s warm months and hope to make an impact that leaves them with defining career moments and memories of fans as the tracks age. The past has seen the likes of Jay Z and Future – who happen to do it again – own the summer and the scene has been a spot for newcomers to make their mark. Take a look on the following page to view who cracks the list as the top seven songs of Summer 16.
Can a non-rapper be the rap MVP of the summer? If not, we need to change the unwritten rules because with DJ Khaled there is a strong argument to be made. The Snapchat King has for years put together compilation albums that enlists top tier hip-hop talent on dream posse cuts. That recipe for creating is no different with his new album Major Key, however, this may be the strongest batch of ingredients that he has had to date. When you take a glance at the playlist there is a collection of your favorite rappers, some amazing newcomers and singers
The first night of Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour, selectively featuring DJ Khaled, is in the books. Kicking off in Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, the entire BeyHive was glued to the #FormationWorldTour hashtag to get a glimpse of what awaits them when they get to see Beyoncé at a nearby stadium. What was there to see? Some of everything! In this edition of The Seven we break down seven of the hottest topics from this insane opening night in Miami so be sure to follow along in the pages below.