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Lil Baby On ‘Street Gossip,’ ATL’s Rap Scene And That Memorable “Yes Indeed” Line | For The Record

Lil Baby closed out 2018 strong with Street Gossip. It comes on the heels of the Atlanta rapper’s debut album, Harder Than Ever, and Drip Harder, his collaborative project with frequent collaborator Gunna. On the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ Baby sat down with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss Street Gossip, his natural chemistry with Gunna, and collaborating with Drake on his breakthrough hit, ‘Yes Indeed.’
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How Will 6ix9ine’s Federal Charges Impact His Music Career? | For The Record

Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine’s meteoric rise has been plagued with legal issues, starting with his guilty plea in a sexual misconduct case involving a minor. Most recently, he was arrested on federal charges of armed robbery, racketeering, and drug trafficking for which he faces up to life in prison. It’s already made a direct impact on 6ix9ine’s career, as his debut album, DUMMY BOY, was initially pushed back before an online leak prompted the rapper to release the project in full.
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Charlamagne Tha God Discusses His Book ‘Shook Ones,’ Mental Health And Kanye West | For The Record

Charlamagne Tha God’s second book Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me details his ongoing journey of working through anxiety with the help of therapy. The media personality hopes that his story will encourage other people by removing some of the stigmas around mental health issues. On the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ Charlamagne sits down with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman to discuss the book, mental health in hip-hop, and the conversation around Kanye West.
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Is Eminem’s ‘Kamikaze’ Good Or Bad? | For The Record

Eminem surprise-released his tenth studio album Kamikaze just in time for Labor Day weekend. In addition to dissing many rappers on the project, Eminem also airs out his issues with ghostwriting and mumble rap. On the latest episode of ‘For The Record,’ Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman sat down with media personality Jameer Pond, music journalist Sowmya Krishnamurthy, and Letty Peniche, On-Air Correspondent for Genius News, to get their thoughts on Kamikaze.
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Is Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ 2018’s Song Of Summer? | For The Record

Summer 2018 is winding down, but the debate about which artist earned the official song of the summer is just heating up. For the latest episode of ‘For the Record’, Genius’ head of artist relations Rob Markman is joined by Rap Radar’s Brian “B.Dot” Miller, DJ Miss Milan, and ‘Billboard’s hip-hop editor Carl Lamarre. Together, the panel tackles this year’s crop of summer hits, from Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ to Cardi B’s ‘I Like It’ and Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams.’
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Can ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ Produce Another Star Like Cardi B? | For The Record

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards went a couple nights ago and Cardi B took home two awards, including Best New Artist. The Bronx native is a unique success story, first finding fame on Instagram before appearing on ‘Love & Hip-Hop: New York’ and jumpstarting her rap career. On the latest episode of Genius’ ‘For The Record,’ Rob Markman sat down with Spotify Head of Urban Carl Chery, Power 105.1’s DJ Self, and ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ star and New York rapper DreamDoll to discuss Cardi’s biggest VMA moments and debate whether ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ can produce another star like her.
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T.I. Discusses The Origins Of Trap Music, “Ye Vs. The People” & ‘The Dime Trap’ | For The Record

August 19th will mark the 15th anniversary of T.I.’s classic album Trap Muzik, which the Atlanta rapper has long claimed as the birth of the trap music. To celebrate the anniversary, T.I. is planning to release The Dime Trap, which he says marks the evolution of the genre. To discuss the origins of trap music and break down the upcoming album, the self-proclaimed King of the South sits down with Rob Markman for the latest episode of Genius’ ‘For The Record.’
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Wiz Khalifa Discusses ‘Rolling Papers 2,’ MMA Training, & Amber Rose | For The Record

Wiz Khalifa’s third studio album Rolling Papers marked the Pittsburgh rapper’s true entry into the hip-hop mainstream in 2011, thanks to the chart-topping lead single ‘Black & Yellow’ and subsequent hits ‘Roll Up’ and ‘No Sleep.’ Seven years later, the Taylor Gang rapper is ready to release its sequel Rolling Papers 2 on July 13. To discuss the upcoming album, Wiz sat down with Rob Markman for the latest episode of Genius’ ‘For the Record.’
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Joey Bada$$ On ‘1999’, Using Type-Beats and Capital STEEZ Competition | For The Record

In 2012, Brooklyn MC Joey Bada$$ dropped his debut mixtape 1999 at only 17 years old. At the time, free mixtape sites like DatPiff were a major distribution platform for hip-hop artists. Now, the music industry has moved on to streaming services and the Pro Era rapper recently celebrated the project’s six-year anniversary by bringing it to Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, and Google Play. To mark the occasion, Joey sat down with Rob Markman on the latest episode of Genius’ ‘For The Record.’
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Is Kanye West’s ‘ye’ Good Or Bad? | For The Record

Following an elaborate listening party in rural Wyoming, Kanye West’s new album ye is finally out, and it has already sparked heated debate. In light of West’s vocal support for Donald Trump and controversial comments about slavery seeming like “a choice,” some have turned their back on the musician they once loved. Others have decided to give the music a chance, but have come away from ‘ye’ with mixed responses.

On the latest episode of Genius’ ‘For the Record,’ Rob Markman sits down with Hot 97’s TT Torrez, BET’s Mouse Jones and Complex and Pigeons & Planes’ Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins to discuss the new project and each panelist’s current feelings about Kanye. Read more

Pusha T on ‘DAYTONA,’ Drake Disses and Kanye’s Politics | For The Record

G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T returns this week with Daytona, his first full-length release since 2015’s King Push – Darkness Before Dawn: The Prelude. In the latest episode of Genius’ ‘For the Record,’ Pusha discussed his recording process, his political differences with Kanye, the reasoning behind its truncated length, and the Drake diss track ‘Infrared.’ Read more

Desiigner Talks About His New EP ‘L.O.D.’ & Working With BTS | For The Record

Brooklyn rapper Desiigner skyrocketed to prominence in 2016 after his first commercial single ‘Panda’ caught the ear of Kanye West. After signing to G.O.O.D. Music, Desiigner appeared on two tracks from Kanye’s album The Life of Pablo including ‘Pt. 2,’ which samples ‘Panda.’ Thanks to the co-sign, the single reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 a few months later and even led to a viral lyrics video with Genius which inspired the creation of the ‘Verified’ series. Since then, Desiigner has put out a mixtape titled New English, appeared on the G.O.O.D. Music posse cut ‘Champions,’ and dropped a series of singles including ‘Tiimmy Turner’ and ‘Up.’
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