At the end of each week, #Top40Tweets lists a cross-section of artists on the current pop charts and puts their tweets on display (along with their current chart number) for your enjoyment/scrutiny. This week, we look at 5 artists on the Billboard Music Charts.
September 14, 2012 | Dave Hodgson
FRIDAY MIXTAPE: The Best of Hip-Hop Producer Mike WiLL Made It (Ludacris, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Juicy J)
August 31, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
When Georgia-native Mike Will chose “Mike WiLL Made It” as his producer tag, he was only 17 years old; it was just so people could identify the newcomer’s productions. After impressing the likes of Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and Ludacris over the next few years, it was clear that “Mike WiLL Made It” would take on another meaning. Let’s check out some of his best beats for this edition of the Friday Mixtape.
August 23, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
SAMPLED is a column that examines the skeletal production of a contemporary Rap/R&B/Hip-Hop or Pop song. From what song did the loop, sample, or chopped up vocal providing the backbone for a new interpretation originate? This week, the sample is taken from controversial political satirist Tom Lehrer’s 1952 song “The Old Dope Peddler.”
August 14, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
To celebrate the release of 2 Chainz’ Based On A T.R.U. Story today, we thought we’d introduce you to Tity Boi’s hefty twin: 2 Chinz. Also known as Man Booby, 2 Chinz is known for his singles “No Pie,” “Yum,” and “I Love Dem Fritters.”
August 9, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
The third single from 2 Chainz’ Based On A T.R.U. Story is set for an official release on Tuesday, but we’ve an early sneak peak for you, since the wonderfully-titled “Love Dem Strippers” leaked to the Internet yesterday evening. This song earns the “Most Repetitive Hook of the Summer” award. But to be fair, if you’re expecting something innovative and cerebral from a 2 Chainz single, you’re in the wrong place.
August 8, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Are people really surprised that Kanye West, the unofficial King of Mean, has made a record called Cruel Summer with a love song called “Perfect Bitch”? Let’s roll back some of the meanest lyrics uttered by the ruler of cruel himself, and effectively prepare ourselves for an album that’s chock full o’ hate.
August 2, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
With the third annual OVO Fest just a few days away, there’s a lot of speculation about what kind of special guests Drake has in store for his hometown crowd. Last year, Drake surprised the crowd with guest appearances by J. Cole, Nas, Lil Wayne, and Stevie Wonder. Let’s add to the speculation with this list of ten super secret special guests we’d like to see join Drake on stage this Sunday at the third annual OVO Fest.
July 31, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel and Chayne Japal
We’re proud to bring you the Pop Hunter Hip-Hop Decathlon. A ten-event rap battle royale, seeing fifty rappers from ten different crews face-off head-to-head. Who will win the Swagger Competition? Does anyone stand a chance at beating Lil’ B in the Originality Contest? Read and find out!
July 18, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
Summer and pop music go hand in hand, and now that “Call Me Maybe” is finally starting to get on people’s nerves, it might be time to diversify your summer playlist. It’s the middle of the summer! Drink beer, eat some barbecue, and fall in love. But don’t you dare do it without a soundtrack.
July 13, 2012 | Aaron Zorgel
The Pop Hunter Podcast is a live performance mix of Top 40, Hip-Hop, and Pop, with original remixes, mash-ups, and original beats – as much a party soundtrack as a portal for new music discovery. Stream our Summer mix, and subscribe on iTunes!