Mainstream Radio's Not Playing Your Indie Hip-Hop, Deal With It
Hey indie artists, Hot 97's not going to play your shit. Stop trying and stop complaining about it.
There's No Way Soulja Boy Signed a $400 Million Deal
Soulja's mystery "deal" would be worth 20 times Drake's deal with Apple Music, so yeah, consider us more than skeptical.
Young Thug Stole This Girl's Art for the "Slime Season 3" Album Cover
If you think a major label release from a major artist wouldn't resort to stealing someone's Instagram art, you're wrong.
Mo G Says Drake & OVO Asked Him for "New Hooks, New Flows & Bars"
Mo G ups the ante by revealing private text messages between he and Drake around working on "Views From the 6."
Vince Staples Blasts Spotify, Let's Talk About How Music Streaming Money Works
Staples accuses Spotify of ripping off artists, but here's the simple truth about how streaming finances work.
The Business Lesson All Artists Can Learn From Hopsin's "Ill Mind of Hopsin 8"
Whether you're a Funk Volume fan or not, every indie artist can learn something from Hopsin's troubles that could save them major money.
I Created the "Mindie" Artist, Now Its Blown Up & Left Me Behind
I first wrote about indie artists secretly signed to major labels years ago, now everyone from GQ to The New Yorker is following.
RZA Sold "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" for Millions, But is the Entire Album a Lie?
The hip-hop conspiracy theory we can't stop thinking about.
Hot 97, Major Labels & The Big Money Truth Behind Mainstream Radio
Want mainstream radio to play your music? Sign to a major label. End of story.
Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
All I can say is be uncertain. Be very uncertain.