If you weren't able to catch the Urban X Podcast live stream on Youtube or listen to the audio on the many platforms we can be found on (Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Tune In, Stitcher, etc) here is a quick break down of what you missed:
War is about moves and countermoves.
In April of 2018, Drake posted a picture on his Instagram account of a gold medallion with a scorpion on it with the simple caption of a CD emoji and the month June 2018. Fans rightfully assumed he would do big numbers with his latest installment because of the success of his two hits “God’s Plan” and “Nice for what.”
n a word, yes. If we were to go by the definition used in our society, Bruno Mars does fit the description. Mars adapts/borrows/steals elements from Black music to create his sound. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing when we look at him, or music in general. Musicians have always borrowed from each other and used other artists as an influence to enhance their music. The only reason I see people getting on Bruno Mars’ case is that he isn’t Black.
There are a few rappers who always show out when they collaborate with another particular artist, Method Man and Redman, Lil Wayne and Drake, Jay-Z and Rick Ross, even A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q have heat when the hook-up. These unofficial duos have always garnered anticipation of what a full project from them would sound like.
Sunday, May 21, 2017, music star Drake came away with a record-breaking 13 BillBoard Awards including, top artist, top male artist, and best album for "Views." Breaking the record (12), which was held previously by Adele in 2012, is a major accomplishment for any artist regardless of genre. The Billboards are where artist gauge their success based on where they land on the charts.
Drake has a song that charted on the top 200 since the year 2009, I was in the tenth grade.
So when taking his success into account, and current status at the top of Hip-Hop specifically, I have to begin to think about when it's time to go after the giant that is Jay-Z.