Beyond that connection, though, he stressed how instrumental music fulfills a need. “Instrumental music is useful: you study to it, you work out to it, you have sex to it. It’s useful!” he says. Not only does instrumental hip-hop expand the genre.
“Love,” the new single from rap crazies ... your rap music, and his chart traction prevents easy dismissal of the movement as a fluke, like puzzled mainstream rap fans did with Makonnen post-“Tuesday.” Is hip-hop’s borderless, genre-averse.
The genre is as popular as rock and pop combined on Spotify and Apple Music. Out of the 10 most consumed ... with nearly 1.7 million listeners. Hip hop was king of the song charts, too. Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” had the second-highest amount of streams.
This innate curiosity fueled her signature musical style, which she calls "Fk a Genre," a marriage of traditional electronic music and contemporary chart-topping sounds ... where she blended turntablism, hip-hop and house, to the great satisfaction.
R&B/hip-hop has dethroned rock as the most popular music genre in the United States ... R&B and hip-hop have been dominating the charts all year. “Everything at the top has been hip-hop and R&B, it’s been what’s popping off right now,” said.
considering how the genre affected the zeitgeist that decade. Although rap was rife with controversy at the dawn of the ’90s over violent and sexist lyrics, artists from both the East and West coasts became sensations who crossed over to the pop charts.
Others still were influenced by early/mid-’90s rap like Public Enemy, Ice Cube and Wu-Tang Clan. How did Turbo artists change music? The hard rock ’90s bands ... What was this genre’s greatest contribution to music? Philosophically, the greatest.
For a visible example, look at the posters of summer music festivals, effectively indie rock eye charts with dozens ... Mainstream genres fared better. For album consumption, dance exploded with a 35-percent gain, hip-hop grew 25 percent, and R&B rose.
Cardi B’s first charting single, “Bodak Yellow,” took just six weeks to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart ... dwarfing the No. 2 genre, rock (18.1 percent). It is streaming that has increased the music industry’s revenue by double.
Watching them nervously play “Master of None,” it’s unlikely anyone there imagined Beach House would become one of indie rock’s most enduring groups ... inventive samples are a hallmark of rap music. Even by that standard, though, hearing.