Archives July 12, 2019

Big K.R.I.T. ‘K.R.I.T. IZ HERE’ 1 Listen Album Review

During the infamous blog era, to become a rapper of notoriety, releasing a cult-classic mixtape was the only sure-fire way to establish your name. Fans didn’t care and record labels didn’t call until a full-length project was uploaded to DATPIFF and posted by all the respected tastemakers and …

How Does Hip-Hop Process Heartbreak?

Heartbreak can be spectacular; heartbreak can be crushing. It’s the universal emotion that puts us through the wringer, but for the most part, we become better people for having suffered through all the pain.  Heartbreak, in hip-hop, has a glorious quality to it, if only because hip-hop skews …

Songwriters, Mark Your Calendars: January 1, 2021

Songwriters, mark your calendars: collecting royalties from streaming is about to get a lot easier. On January 1, 2021, a new rights organization will begin to operate and make sweeping changes to how your royalties will be collected and paid. Formally announced last week by the US Copyright …