Follow The Beat On Twitter: Kendrick Lamar becomes second artist after Drake to hit 200 million first week streams. DAMN. The Compton rapper’s fourth studio album is officially projected to reach over 200 million first week streams, making Kendrick Lamar the second artist to achieve the feat. The first is, unsurprisingly, Drake.  Who’s album is better in […]

Chance The Rapper has spent the last few years on a steady and incredible climb.

Chicago artists continue to break barriers in the music industry. Following in the footsteps of his big homie Kanye West, Chance The Rapper’s new Coloring Book will chart on Billboard based off of streaming numbers alone. The mixtape is exclusively streaming on Apple Music, similar to Kanye’s exclusive deal with TIDAL. Despite the limitations of these arrangements, Coloring Book has […]

The 'Views' streaming debut comes to us just as Drizzy gears up his “SNL” Drakeover tonight

Jay Z appears to have thrown a curveball at rival market player Spotify, as the race to dominate the music streaming space continues.

Adele is making and breaking a lot of records with her new album,  but to do it the way she is doing it.  In this music streaming heavy society is bananas. Adele and her management made the strategic decision to keep it off the major streaming services which allow users to pick which songs they […]

Are we seeing a resurgence in vinyl or is it a fluke? All my old heads and hip hop junkies remember the days of carrying vinyl around in the milk crates! Read the full story below:

Prince has a message for all aspiring artists — don’t sign with a major label. The legendary artist spoke with a small number of reporters…

After analyzing some 20 billion songs, Spotify has conclusively declared that hip-hop is the most popular music genre in the world. The live map, above, called…

Don’t get between Taylor Swift and her pursuit of paper. Apple Music has changed their policies with regard to artists’ compensation during their three-month trial period, after…