There is a shift in hip hop’s dominance, according to Akon. As recently as last week, Konvict Muzik’s owner stated that the South is no longer in charge and no longer calling the shots in the music industry.
Akon said during an appearance on the ”Big Homies House” podcast that Atlanta, for sure, has been a driving force in hip hop, but the true dominating force in this genre has to be Canada, he said. Continuing, he went on to say that they were dominating the music industry. You have The Weeknd, you have Justin Bieber, and they have Drake, Tory Lanez, and Others.
As far as the Black mecca of the South is concerned, the entrepreneur said it is not all lost. The city that represents some of hip hop’s biggest figures has a significant cultural influence that cannot be ignored.
My point is not about influence, but rather from a business perspective. Atlanta has a huge influence because everything those guys in Canada are is a product of this city. Don’t get that twisted. Akon said Atlanta was the place where urban music was born.
At the beginning of the new millennium, Atlanta took over the hip hip music scene. In spite of the fact that the South had been established in the industry since its early days, it was only after artists like Outkast and Goodie Mob made it known that the region had something to say that it became recognized globally as the new center for hip-hop music.
According to him, During the time of Lil Jon and JD introducing the 808 to the world, Atlanta changed how people perceived hip hop. When Atlanta came, it brought culture. They brought color, style, fashion, and influence. Before it was New York and then California, but now it’s Atlanta that brings culture.
TIDAL is celebrating women trailblazers in the music industry who are shaping the industry as well as trailblazers in the industry who are helping to inspire upcoming generations of artists.
To help reach that goal, TIDAL is offering curated audio and video playlists featuring performances by past female artists, episodes from TIDAL’s original series, and new decade collections featuring transformations of female artists throughout history.
TIDAL programming consists of:
Women in Music: Performing Artists – highlighting the latest breakthroughs by rising stars like Becky G, Lizzo, Normani, and Rosalia, as well as pioneering trailblazers like Beyoncé, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and Rihanna.
TIDAL’s original content series that features conversations with prominent female pioneers that include interviews with Women in Music: Series & Specials – episodes from TIDAL’s original content series, such as
An Interview with Chloe and Halle
BET, the largest African-American-owned broadcast network, announced the launch of “BET AmpliFIND,” a digital contest in which they search for unsigned artists through social media. The contest is live starting today at 6:00 p.m.
As artists across the country compete for the chance to be featured on BET.com/Amplifind from February 25 to March 5, they can submit their original music and performances for consideration. Those who enjoy music and are involved throughout the industry will vote to keep their favorite artists in the national competition a grand prize package which includes an ultra-exclusive face-to-face consultation with a top-level, A&R Executive at Roc Nation, a BET Music IG Takeover, an interview on BET.com, and a cash prize.
Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, stated, “For BET, music discovery has been our main mission and with this new series, we have a wonderful opportunity to allow a spotlight to be placed on all of the artists that need to be heard.” In order to expand on this, we are confident that with the help of Roc Nation, BET Amplify will serve as a platform for upcoming artists to be discovered.
The competition for the top 50 contestants will begin on March 16, and voting is open on a weekly basis. The five artists who qualify from the previous two rounds will be invited to appear on the special day on April 6 to perform on the online show BET’s Instagram Live. The final winner is announced on April 13 on BET.com and on all digital platforms.
To learn more about eligibility requirements and eligibility rules, please visit BET.com/Amplifind.
Memphis-based rapper, Glorilla, is all set to surprise her fanbase with a notable shift in her musical approach. Known for her edgy, raw lyrics that often criticize men, she recently announced a softer approach to her new music creations.
A Tweet Sparks the Revelation
A dedicated fan recently mentioned Glorilla in a tweet, highlighting her non-stop listening spree to the rapper’s music, and aligning with her harsh feelings towards men. The fan’s tweet read:
“listening to glorilla non-stop in the car she hate n***as as much as i do.”
Glorilla noticed the tweet and decided to respond, hinting at the profound change her fans can expect in her upcoming music. In her own words:
“I’m being a simp on my new shit yall,”
This revelation indicates that Glorilla’s new music will showcase her vulnerable, ‘simp’ side, contrasting her typical edgy style.
A New Leaf in Glorilla’s Musical Journey
At just 24 years old, Glorilla’s decision to embrace a softer musical approach marks a significant turning point in her career. This change aligns with her recent personal developments, including her new relationship and physical transformation through breast implants.
Glorilla’s Previous Work
Glorilla’s last solo project, Anyways, Life’s Great, was released in 2022. The EP featured three hit singles: “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” in collaboration with Hitkidd, “Blessed,” and “Tomorrow 2” featuring Cardi B. The latter even reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, further cementing Glorilla’s place in the music industry.
Glorilla’s Take on Gender Disparity in Rap
The CMG signee recently spoke out against Fabolous’s comments on the disparity in the recognition of male and female rappers. Fabolous had stated his appreciation for many female rappers but expressed his disappointment that they all don’t receive equal recognition.
Glorilla responded, challenging his viewpoint by pointing out the similar themes in male and female rap songs. She argued that while men rap about violent acts, women address similar themes without promoting violence. In her interview with GQ, she said:
“What men rap about? Killing, fucking, robbing, cars, money. Females rapping about the same shit,”
Glorilla then went on to highlight the non-violent nature of female rappers, stating:
“But guess what? We’re not killing. We’re not in gangs. We’re not robbing. That’s what men be doing. What we doing? We’re sitting pretty, we’re popping our shit, we’re hustling, we’re getting money. We fuck, so we rap about what we do.”
This bold statement further emphasizes Glorilla’s fearless stance and her commitment to authenticity in her music.
Glorilla’s decision to reveal her ‘simp’ side in her new music is a testament to her versatility and fearlessness as an artist. Her fans eagerly anticipate this new chapter in her musical journey.
With her bold, expressive voice and her commitment to tell authentic stories, Glorilla continues to resonate with her young, edgy, and thoughtful audience. Her upcoming music is sure to reflect her growth as an artist and as an individual, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us.