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hip-hop’s long game

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Trapital Essay: guest essay from Herbert Lui on Pusha T ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

more life

Monday, June 27, 2022

I'm a Dad now! And a new Trapital guest essay from Adrian Burger on Kendrick Lamar ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

honestly, nvm

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Trapital Memo: Drake and the monetization of hip-hop, Broken Record and Missy Elliott, and is Draymond Green is still yelling?! ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

everything is marketing

Monday, June 13, 2022

Trapital Memo: how Beyonce will go-to market with her next album, my interview with Stem's Milana Lewis, and why the Celtics need an anthem ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

the power of scarcity

Monday, June 6, 2022

Trapital Memo: the vinyl boom and the power of scarcity, Rexx Life Raj, and Billionaire Bron. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

breaking through the noise

Monday, August 15, 2022

Trapital Memo: how older music popularity impacts newer artists ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

GOP Senate Campaign Arm Is Pulling Ads in Three Key Races; How Does One Song Have 24 Writers?

Monday, August 15, 2022

View on web New reader? Subscribe August 15, 2022 Politics News GOP Senate Campaign Arm Is Pulling Ads in Three Key Races Blake Masters in Arizona, Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, and Ron Johnson in

Here Are All the Hot 100 Records That Drake Has (And Hasn't) Broken

Monday, August 15, 2022

View on web Subscribe The Daily Monday, August 15 Chart Beat,Music Here Are All the Hot 100 Records That Drake Has (And Hasn't) Broken Thanks to his new collab with DJ Khaled and Lil Baby, he

How Karina Longworth Brought Sex and Sleaze Back to Hollywood History

Monday, August 15, 2022

View on web New reader? Subscribe August 15, 2022 Culture Features How Karina Longworth Brought Sex and Sleaze Back to Hollywood History Chasing golden-age ghosts and Los Angeles' forgotten secrets

The Metaverse is Already Here, on Spotify; Airtel Floats Wynk Studio to Monetize Indie Music; Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival to Stream Online

Monday, August 15, 2022

View online The Metaverse is already here, on Spotify The Metaverse is already here, on Spotify It's the tiny things you miss the most, the things you take for granted until they're gone and

Jon Hassell

Monday, August 15, 2022

Good morning. Today we're listening to Jon Hassell, an American trumpet player and composer from Memphis. Hassell studied music composition in New York and Cologne, learning from avant-garde

Nintendo share Splatoon 3 details, plus is Switch piracy on the up?

Monday, August 15, 2022

Web version · Unsubscribe Switch Weekly Issue #‍295 | August 14, 2022 · Big Man Hello, Chris here with issue #295 of Switch Weekly. Lots of Splatoon details this week, thanks to the dedicated Direct (

Trump's Allies Have No Clue How to Respond to Report of Nuclear Docs at Mar-a-Lago

Friday, August 12, 2022

View on web New reader? Subscribe August 12, 2022 Politics News Trump's Allies Have No Clue How to Respond to Report of Nuclear Docs at Mar-a-Lago Republicans in Congress and the conservative media

longevity over everything

Friday, August 12, 2022

Trapital Memo: the strategy behind Post Malone's success ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

100 Weeks of the Billboard Global Charts

Friday, August 12, 2022

View on web Subscribe The Daily Friday, August 12 Chart Beat,Music 100 Weeks of the Billboard Global Charts: The No. 1s A run-down of all the No. 1 songs since the Global 200 and Global Excl. US