High-profile emcees prepare for retail albums this year
And once you're a fan, make sure you remember who to give credit to.
When Jay-Z signed the relatively unknown, London-based, Kosovo-born singer Rita Ora to his RocNation label back in 2009, his loyal fans turned to the internet in hopes of understanding and supporting his decision
Lists on lists on lists!
Because everyone has a list for something.
And all their claims to fame...
Television exposure is no longer used as a measure of an artist's popularity, but please, take that up with MTV at another time. The internet has allowed for music videos to be seen as they were intended - in their entirety, some at more than 6 minutes long, without the first and last scenes being sliced to show useless footage of cheering underage fans, and with more than enough freedom to shamelessly pimp whatever Swarovski or Beats by Dr. Dre headphones the artist agreed to. Videos are now at the mercy of the viewers, who no longer have to hope their favorite clips make it on a televised countdown and, as this list shows, are not afraid to hit the "replay" button...
As if you cared what I think about Christmas
Free mixtape drops in anticipation of upcoming Def Jam album
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