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Which Rapper is Hip-hop’s Real MVP of 2020?

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Which Rapper is Hip-hop's Real MVP of 2020?

It is important to note that despite 2020 being a bad year, the music industry served us, through great artists, a sound of hope and happiness. 

Several rappers did incredible jobs, but some were quite outstanding.

Here is a list of some of the stars that stood out amidst a pandemic.

Who’s the Best Hip-Hop Rapper of 2020?

Megan Thee Stallion 

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This year has arguably been Megan’s most successful year so far. The star can owe her success to the Tiktok app, as her hits including Savage, Body, and WAP (featuring Cardi B) went viral, driving dancers and even those with two left feet from all over the world crazy.

Thee stallion has a strong collaboration game as she joined forces with powerful women in the music society to serve us hits that debuted at No.1. In a Savage remix released in, for example, Meg worked with the vocal queen Beyonce. The result? Perfection!

The shooting incident that involved Tory Lanez, did not stop her from giving us Good News. The November album debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200 chart after K-pop’s BTS.

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Lil Baby

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Lil Baby might be giving back to his society because he is thankful for a successful year.

The rapper went double platinum with his My Turn album. With 20 tracks, the album topped the Billboard 200 chart at number one.

Around Mid this year, the Black Lives Matter campaign had gone wild with angry citizens trying to get justice for George Floyd, and every black person killed unfairly by the police. 

Trying to address the July situation, Dababy felt that it was the perfect time to release The Bigger Picture. With lyrics that address racism and other heated topics, the song got nominated for the Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song categories in the recent Grammy Award.

We may agree with Dababy fans when they claim he got robbed of many of his awards.

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Where did the success go? Blame it on baby. This specific album( blame it on baby), for example, successfully debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with the Rockstar track staying at No. 1 for more than six weeks.

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The project also received nominations for the Best Melodic performance, Record of the Year, and Rap song of the year categories for the 2021 Grammy Awards. 

What’s Poppin (Jack Harlow) and For The Night by the late Pop Smoke are some of the successful collabos that the Suge rapper was part of this year.

Although he recently lost his brother to suicide and lost all 12 of his BET Hip-hop Award nominations, the rapper has had a fruitful year.

Drake

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What is a G.O.A.T list without Drake? The 34-year-old rapper partnered with Future on their Life is Good project, and the project appeared number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

Drake also featured on Lil Yatchy’s Oprah’s Bank Account plus You’re mine Still by Yung Bleu.

His Laugh Now Cry Later project debuted at number 1, and it featured Lil Durk.

Drake is working on Certified Lover Boy that is said to drop in early 2021. 

Cardi B

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Trap Queen Cardi B, once said “I’m a boss I write my own name on the Cheques” and that could be true. She works so hard for her money to the point that it bothers people.

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The Bodak Yellow hitmaker releases hit songs and posts spicy OnlyFans content. She is said to be among the top ten celebrity earners on the adult-rated app.

Her huge fandom rose due to her active nature on social media. If she is not posting her daughter, she is posing sexy for her fans or posting her opinions. She addresses everything. 

Back to her success this year, her No.1 WAP collab with Thee Stallion made her female rapper with the highest number of No. 1 single.

Reebok also partnered with the rapper to release a collection that sold out almost immediately after its release.

Billboard also gave her the Woman of The Year Award on the 11th of December. 

These are just a few names. The list can go on and on, with stars like Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Durk, Travis Scott, and many other G.O.A.Ts.

Who do you think is the MVP? Share your through the comments section. 

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Dess Dior’s Don’t Play Dropping Friday Amid Break Up Rumours

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This year seems to be the year celebrities break up. It started with KimYe split up rumors that were later confirmed by the celebrity couple, and now, Future and Dess Dior were supposedly having relationship problems. 

You can relax, though, as these are just internet rumors (but we all know that the internet never lies, right?).

The two unfollowed each other on Instagram, but Future revealed recently that the rumors were false by posting a picture of his girlfriend’s music. Is that enough, though?

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You heard that right. Dess has decided to put some seriousness into her music. The 22-year-old started rapping when she was twelve. Her best friend Jayda, Lil Baby’s baby mama, was in the same rap group.

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Jayda has also made some appearances in Dior’s music videos, including her successful Talk To Me.

Future informed us that his girlfriend would be dropping DON’T PLAY and on the caption of the post, Future, 37, penned, “Big DESS dnt play that sh*t #SOON.”

Dess Dior seems to have her future figured out. See what we did there? 

We will keep you updated on the couple’s love life and their careers, so be sure to stick around.

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Dave East Hits 1 Billion Streams

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American rapper David Lawrence Brewster Jr, popularly known as Dave East, rise to fame can be attributed to his eight mixtape Black Rose.

His latest Karma 3 project was star-studded with names like Benny The Butcher, Young Dolph, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Popcaan, among others.

After surpassing the billion mark on streaming numbers, it is only fair for the hardworking star to pause for a moment to appreciate himself and his fans. 

Def Jam Recordings (one of the record labels the artist got signed to) sent congratulatory comments to the Never Had Shit hitmaker for his outstanding achievement.

Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, and Benny The Butcher also sent their messages through the post’s comment section.

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On the caption of the post, he penned, “I Appreciate Y’all Fr…” 

He is rising fast, and in no time, the rapper will be making billions. Don’t be surprised when he is named the next JayZ.

Every rapper is fighting to get named among the G.O.A.Ts in the industry. From a strong fanbase, marketing strategy, your outfit, support team, jewelry, and attitude. These are just some of the things that can help you stand out.

Talk to us in the comments. Tell us who you think is the rap god. We can’t wait to hear from you. 

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Erica Banks’ #BussItChallenge Has Tiktok Going Wild

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If you are a new Tiktok fan, you know that the #BustItChallenge is the trending hit right now. The single by Erica Banks has been trending for the better part of last week, and it is still a thing even this week.

The song was released last year but has blown up this year because of drum rolls, Tiktok. 

Every musician should follow Jason Derulo and Megan Thee Stallion’s footsteps and use Tiktok to their advantage. 

Take a look at songs like Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road, Meg and Cardi’s WAP, Derulo’s Savage Love, and the Savage remix by Meg featuring Beyonce. All of them blew up thanks to a hashtag that trended on Tiktok.

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Make a hit, make a challenge, share it, and get streams. It is that simple.

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Back to Erica now, the 21-year-old rapper from Dallas has people, including celebrities, vibing to her song.

The #BussItChallenge is simple, get in front of the camera, do some crazy dancing in a non-sexy outfit (preferably) as the intro plays. When Erica Banks commands you to Buss It, you crouch in a sexy outfit or not, and you can twerk for the internet. 

Celebrities that jumped on to the #BussItChallenge include Joseline Hernandez, Renni Rucci, and American actress Gabrielle Union

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Although Gabrielle didn’t have a strong knee game, she did great for a forty-year-old.

Here are some of the videos of people doing the #bussitchallenge. Tell us in the comments who you think nailed it.

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Ashanti & Keyshia Cole’s Verzuz Date is Finally Out!

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Seems like the third time’s the charm! After being postponed twice, Ashanti and Keyshia Cole’s Verzuz date is finally confirmed. The RnB-themed Verzuz battle is set to be on Thursday, January 21 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

The music platform took to their Instagram account to share the set date for the Verzuz battle between the two RnB titans. The post was a flyer of the event and its caption read,

“RAIN, SLEET, HAIL, SNOW LET’S GO. Join us Thursday, January 21, as we kick off the first #VERZUZ of 2021 with @Ashanti and @KeyshiaCole. Thank you everyone for being patient with us. We can’t wait for this magical night with Keyshia and Ashanti!”

The battle’s first battle was set to be on December 12 but had to be canceled when Ashanti was diagnosed with COVID-19. Luckily, she recovered in a couple of months.

She shared news of her recovery on her Instagram on January 2. She wrote, “Starting off the new year amazing and COVID free!!! Got my negative results back [two] days ago!”

The musical battle was then rescheduled to go down this past weekend but was rescheduled due to the spiking of the Coronavirus cases and unrest due to the Capitol Hill chaos. The music platform in a statement shared,

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“This has been an emotional week. In addition, as COVID-19 numbers continue to increase, safety is a top priority for us. As much as we enjoy having everyone together in the same room, to protect the artists and everyone who works with us in putting the shows together, we’ll be going back to separate locations for a bit.”

The statement announced that the Versuz battle will have the two artists work from different locations, unlike in the same room as the past Versuz battles, to ensure everyone’s safety amid the pandemic.

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Make sure to tune into the Versuz Instagram live or Apple Music to see the Grammy-nominated singers grace the stage and go head-to-head.

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“Old Town Road” is Officially the Highest Certified Song in RIAA History

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"Old Town Road" Is Officially The Highest Certified Song In RIAA History
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Lil Nas X has achieved yet another historic milestone. His debut single “Old Town Road” featuring Bill Ray Cyrus makes history as the highest certified song ever. The country-rap song went 14 times Platinum. The song is past diamond status and was the quickest song to ever do so.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the single has sold over 14 million units since its initial release in December 2018. A unit is equal to a single digit song sale or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams.

The song also made history back in 2019, topping the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 19 consecutive weeks. This is still the longest a song has ever dominated the charts.

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Lil Nas X also became the first openly gay Black male rapper to receive a Country Music Award. His debut single won him and Cyrus two Grammys for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video in 2020.

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Lil Nas X took to Twitter to announce the good news after the big win went viral. The 21-year-old on January 9th tweeted, “OLD TOWN ROAD IS OFFICIALLY 14 TIMES PLATINUM! MOST PLATINUMS FOR ANY SONG EVER! LETS GOOO!”

Billy Ray also shared the good news with his Twitter followers. He tweeted

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“Incredible. I’m speechless. #OTR is now 14x platinum and the most certified song in music history. Thank YOU! @LilNasX @YoungKio @Dopebyaccident @theRonPerry @ColumbiaRecords @bolooki.”

Previously, the highest certified songs were John Legend’s All Of Me and Luis Fonsi’s Despacito, which featured Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. Both songs were certified 13 times Platinum.

Congratulations to Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.

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