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How Well Do St. John's Students Know J. Cole’s Music? | Genius News
3,996 views - 11/13/19
From 'The Come Up' to 'KOD,' J. Cole has always been known for his deep rhymes and dedicated fanbase. Cole’s journey as an artist went...
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Lil Mosey Stuck In A Dream Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
160,246 views - 11/12/19
Lil Mosey’s “Stuck In A Dream” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 52 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced...
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The Top 10 Albums Of The Decade | Genius News
131,770 views - 11/12/19
So much has happened in music throughout the 2010s that even a list of 100 albums can’t cover it all. To help sort through it all, the...
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Drake Booed At Tyler, The Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw Festival | Genius News
336,804 views - 11/11/19
Tyler, The Creator finally shared his thoughts about Drake being booed during a surprise set at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival on Sunday...
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Kaash Paige Love Songs Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
223,328 views - 11/11/19
Kaash Paige’s “Love Songs” has found a strong audience with more than 10 million Spotify streams to date. The viral single is produced by...
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Juice WRLD Opens Up About Leading The Next Generation & Giving Back With Beat Of My City | IRL
163,601 views - 11/08/19
Juice WRLD recently partnered with McDonald’s to become the second artist in the Beat of My City music concert series, where he put on a...
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DJ Premier Talks Lil Uzi Vert Freestyle & Wanting Drake On “Family And Loyalty” | For The Record
46,057 views - 11/08/19
Almost 10 years after the death of Gang Starr rapper Guru, the iconic hip-hop duo has returned with a new album, 'One of The Best Yet.'...
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Eladio Carrión Kemba Walker Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
35,323 views - 11/08/19
Eladio Carrión’s “Kemba Walker” has found a strong audience with more than 25 million Spotify streams to date. The single is a...
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How Horns Took Over Hip-Hop In 2019 | Genius News
180,020 views - 11/08/19
For years, the horn laid the foundation of hip-hop, with classics by rappers like JAY-Z and Kanye West prominently featuring the...
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The Making Of Charlie Puth's Mother | Deconstructed
124,756 views - 11/07/19
Charlie Puth’s “Mother” garnered nearly 15 million YouTube views in its first month. It is produced by Puth himself and his friend and...
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JPEGMAFIA Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
74,080 views - 11/07/19
JPEGMAFIA’s “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot” is the first single from his recent album 'All My Heroes Are Cornballs.' Since its release...
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Doja Cat’s Most Memorable Flows | Genius News
308,956 views - 11/07/19
After a breakout year that saw her earn her first Billboard Hot 100 entry, Doja Cat is back with her sophomore album, Hot Pink. The...
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Johnny Utah Honeypie Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
54,825 views - 11/06/19
Johnny Utah’s “Honeypie” has gone viral racking up more than 13 million Spotify streams to date. Johnny Utah produced the single himself....
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Destiny Rogers Explains How She Learned To Play Guitar & Performs Tomboy Live | Acura x Genius
12,319 views - 11/06/19
Genius has partnered with Acura for Precision Crafted Performances, a series of live showcases supporting emerging artists. For our first...
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Omar Apollo Kickback Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
35,234 views - 11/06/19
Omar Apollo’s “Kickback” has found a strong audience with more than 3 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Dreamboy Oscar...
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NLE Choppa Explains “Forever” And Romance With Mariah  | Song Stories
341,811 views - 11/06/19
Rising on the popularity of his high energy “Shotta Flow” series, NLE Choppa slowed it down with his latest release, “Forever.” On the...
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Tate McRae all my friends are fake Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
686,643 views - 11/05/19
Tate McRae’s “all my friends are fake” has found a strong audience with more than 1 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced...
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Rod Wave Heart On Ice (Live Performance) | Open Mic
1,570,896 views - 11/05/19
Florida’s own Rod Wave dropped by Genius to give an emotional live performance of “Heart On Ice,” which has racked up an impressive 13...
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YNW Melly & 9lokknine’s “223’s” Explained | Song Stories
382,386 views - 11/04/19
After scoring several regional hits, 19-year-old rapper 9LOKKNINE (aka GLOKKNINE) is emerging from his hometown of Orlando thanks to an...
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B. Lou John Gotti Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
213,142 views - 11/04/19
B. Lou’s “John Gotti” is the latest cut from his recent album, 'BOW,' and it’s already racked up more than 1 million YouTube views to...
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21 Savage's 'Mortal Kombat' Inspired Immortal Explained | Song Stories
444,851 views - 11/01/19
On October 31, 21 Savage released the full version of “Immortal,” a song which he first previewed last December in a 'Mortal Kombat 11'...
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Breaking Down Tyler, The Creator's British Influences | Genius News
109,726 views - 11/01/19
From his earliest tracks, Tyler, The Creator has always relied on his own versatility and diverse musical taste to create one-of-a-kind...
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Kano Reacts To New UK Rappers (Aitch, slowthai, Poundz) | The Cosign
1,221,286 views - 11/01/19
Fresh off the release of his latest album, 'Hoodies All Summer,' UK Grime pioneer and Top Boy star Kano shared his thoughts on the UK’s...
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FINNEAS I Lost A Friend Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
288,055 views - 11/01/19
FINNEAS‘ “I Lost A Friend” has found a strong audience with more than 10 million Spotify streams to date. FINNEAS produced the song and...
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Tame Impala Teases New Album With “It Might Be Time” | Song Stories
34,470 views - 10/31/19
Tame Impala has risen from a tripped-out psychedelic rock curiosity to become one of the most popular bands in the world, and now the...
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Here’s A Recap of JBL’s Third Annual ‘JBL Fest’ Headlined By Khalid
8,839 views - 10/31/19
JBL Fest returned to Las Vegas in early October. Grammy-nominated singer Khalid headlined the three-day festival, which featured...
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J.I Need Me Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
999,430 views - 10/31/19
J.I’s “Need Me” has found a strong audience with more than 5 million YouTube views to date. It is produced by Docondabeat and appears on...
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How Well Do Playboi Carti Fans Know His Music? | Genius News
852,963 views - 10/31/19
Whether it’s his unforgettable baby voice or his one-of-a-kind ad-libs, Playboi Carti has managed to stand out in the rap game in more...
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YUNGBLUD parents Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
597,214 views - 10/30/19
YUNGBLUD’s “parents” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 26 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Chris...
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Conan Gray Maniac (Live Performance) | Open Mic
236,789 views - 10/29/19
Pop artist Conan Gray recently stopped by Genius for a live performance of his song, “Maniac,” which is produced by Dan Nigro. The upbeat...
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Jessie Reyez Far Away Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
110,715 views - 10/29/19
Jessie Reyez’s “Far Away” is her latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 2 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced...
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Diehard Kanye Fans React To ‘JESUS IS KING’ | Genius News
202,612 views - 10/28/19
After numerous delays and weeks of build up, Kanye finally released his latest album, 'JESUS IS KING.' Genius News hit the streets of...
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Is Kanye West's 'Jesus Is King' Good Or Bad? | For The Record
113,940 views - 10/28/19
After a nearly month-long delay, Kanye West released his ninth studio album, 'Jesus Is King,' complete with a Kenny G sax feature and an...
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Wale On Chill Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
115,730 views - 10/28/19
Wale has teamed up with his frequent collaborator Jeremih for their latest hit “On Chill”. The official video for the song has already...
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Justin Bieber’s Best Rap Verses | Genius News
157,337 views - 10/25/19
Justin Bieber has been teasing a new album since making a surprise appearance during Ariana Grande’s Coachella set in late April. Last...
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Layton Greene Blame On Me Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
218,713 views - 10/25/19
Layton Greene’s “Blame on Me” has found a strong audience with more than 1 million YouTube views to date. It appears on Tell Ya Story. On...
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Lil Tjay On A Boogie Comparisons & Bieber Not Clearing “Baby” Sample | For The Record
236,170 views - 10/25/19
Following a whirlwind year that included a slew of highly-streamed singles and a feature on Polo G’s Hot 100 hit, "Pop Out," rapper Lil...
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XXXTENTACION’s “HEARTEATER” Explained | Song Stories
320,300 views - 10/25/19
XXXTentacion’s camp is in the midst of rolling out his second posthumous album, 'Bad Vibes Forever,' and today they dropped the music...
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Machine Gun Kelly I Think I'm OKAY Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
355,662 views - 10/25/19
Machine Gun Kelly’s “I Think I’m OKAY” is his latest hit. The YUNGBLUD and Travis Barker-assisted track has already racked up more than...
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Lil Skies Magic (Live Performance) | Open Mic
1,058,162 views - 10/24/19
Pennsylvania rapper Lil Skies recently stopped by Genius to perform his latest hit, “Magic,” which has already racked up 18 million...
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Teyana Taylor Visits Her Old Stomping Grounds For Beat Of My City & Discusses Upcoming Album | IRL
55,904 views - 10/24/19
Teyana Taylor recently partnered with McDonald’s to launch the Beat of My City music concert series, where she put on a free concert in...
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24kGoldn Valentino Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
746,737 views - 10/24/19
24kGoldn’s “Valentino” has gone viral on TikTok and now has more than 34 million Spotify streams to date. The single is produced by...
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Which Rapper Made Wipe His Nose So Popular? | Genius News
526,832 views - 10/23/19
Over the past year, “wipe his nose” has become one of the most popular slang terms in hip-hop. Although the phrase isn’t unique to rap,...
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IDK Talks Turning Down G.O.O.D. Music Deal & Best Rap Albums Of All Time | For The Record
22,919 views - 10/23/19
Last month, rapper IDK released his major label debut 'Is He Real?,' the concept of which hinges on one central question: does a higher...
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Niall Horan Nice To Meet Ya Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
287,313 views - 10/23/19
Niall Horan’s “Nice To Meet Ya” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 19 million Spotify streams to date. The single is...
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Frank Ocean Returns With “DHL” | Song Stories
130,685 views - 10/22/19
Less than 24 hours after he shared snippets of new tracks, Frank Ocean decided to drop a new single, “DHL.” He premiered the track—which...
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The Making Of Bobby Shmurda's Hot Nigga With Jahlil Beats | Deconstructed
684,930 views - 10/22/19
Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Nigga” remains a staple of New York City hip-hop, peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and racking up 590...
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Tiwa Savage 49-99 Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
109,795 views - 10/22/19
Tiwa Savage’s “49-99” is her latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 5 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced by...
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MGMT’s Impact On Hip-Hop: From Kid Cudi To Frank Ocean | Genius News
147,479 views - 10/21/19
Since the release of the band’s debut album 'Oracular Spectacular' in 2007, MGMT has become a fan favorite for both casual music fans as...
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Polo G Heartless Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
514,968 views - 10/21/19
Polo G’s “Heartless” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 10 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced by...
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Chrishan Sin City Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
179,542 views - 10/18/19
Since its release, Chrishan’s “Sin City" has gone viral on TikTok and earned a spot on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart. Chrishan produced...
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Young Thug & Lil Uzi Vert’s “What’s the Move” Explained | Song Stories
116,299 views - 10/18/19
Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert came together for the flowery cut, “What’s the Move?,” off Thugger’s August 2019 album, So Much Fun. On the...
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Wale Talks New Album, J. Cole Friendship, & Rift With Kid Cudi | For The Record
49,305 views - 10/18/19
Wale has returned with his sixth studio album, 'Wow… That’s Crazy,' marking nearly 10 years since his official debut, 'Attention...
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Ashnikko STUPID Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
3,038,108 views - 10/18/19
Ashnikko’s “STUPID” is the latest song to become a hit after going viral on TikTok. Since its release, the song has inspired countless...
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Lil Uzi Vert’s Most Stylish Lyrics | Genius News
262,680 views - 10/18/19
No one knows when Lil Uzi Vert will release his highly anticipated album, "Eternal Atake," but fans know they can catch him rocking the...
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Chance the Rapper We Go High Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
369,052 views - 10/17/19
Chance the Rapper’s “We Go High” is a standout cut from his latest album The Big Day. The track’s production team includes Nate Fox,...
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Questlove Reacts To New Rap Hits (DaBaby, j-hope, Young M.A) | The Cosign
525,541 views - 10/17/19
Grammy award-winning musician Questlove shared his insights on the current landscape of hip-hop for the latest episode of 'The Cosign.'...
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Here’s Why DaBaby’s Songs Sound The Same | Genius News
1,028,407 views - 10/16/19
Charlotte, NC rapper DaBaby has made a name for himself as a comical MC with witty bars over bouncing beats. In fact, he’s also made a...
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Danny Brown Dirty Laundry Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
121,563 views - 10/16/19
Danny Brown’s “Dirty Laundry” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 2 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced...
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The Power of the Drake Co-Sign | Genius News
225,344 views - 10/16/19
Toronto artist Drake is known to shine the spotlight on an artist that is on the come-up. From inviting Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky on...
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Internet Money, Lil Tecca & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “Somebody” Explained | Song Stories
134,207 views - 10/15/19
Internet Money’s Taz Taylor and Nick Mira enlist A Boogie Wit da Hoodie and Lil Tecca for their first single, “Somebody.” It’s Internet...
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Lil Tjay One Take (Live Performance) | Open Mic
1,410,068 views - 10/15/19
Bronx rapper Lil Tjay stopped by Genius for a live performance of “One Take,” which opens his debut album 'True 2 Myself.' The...
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Sech Si Te Vas Letra Oficial Y Significado | Verified
557,672 views - 10/15/19
Sech’s “Si Te Vas” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 37 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced by...
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Kash Doll Ready Set Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
84,348 views - 10/14/19
Kash Doll’s “Ready Set” is her latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 6 million YouTube views to date. The Big Sean-assisted...
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Lil’ Kim On Her Legacy & Working With City Girls | For The Record
74,947 views - 10/12/19
Fresh off winning BET’s I Am Hip-Hop award, Lil' Kim stopped by 'For The Record' to discuss her fifth studio album, '9.' During the...
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6ix9ine Signs A $10 Million Record Deal | Genius News
342,219 views - 10/11/19
6ix9ine has signed a deal worth more than $10 million with his former label, 10K Projects. According to TMZ, he will receive the money...
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Conor Maynard Not Over You Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
51,479 views - 10/11/19
Conor Maynard’s “Not Over You” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up nearly 4 million Spotify streams to date. The single is...
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What Makes A Song Good For TikTok? | Genius News
186,186 views - 10/11/19
Over the course of the past year, a variety of songs have jumped to the top of the Genius Top Songs chart. Genius spoke to Taylor Lorenz,...
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The Making Of Megan Thee Stallion & DaBaby's Cash Shit With LilJuMadeDaBeat | Deconstructed
296,498 views - 10/10/19
Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cash Shit” featuring DaBaby peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 and just scored a Platinum certification...
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Bandhunta Izzy How To Rob Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
584,837 views - 10/10/19
Bandhunta Izzy’s “How To Rob” has found a strong audience with more than 2 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced by...
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A Legal Expert On Lil Peep's Wrongful Death Lawsuit | Genius News
310,095 views - 10/10/19
Lil Peep’s mother Liza Womack has filed a lawsuit against First Access Entertainment, the talent agency and label which oversaw the late...
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beabadoobee If You Want To Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
198,580 views - 10/09/19
​beabadoobee’s “If You Want To” has found a strong audience with nearly 4 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Oscar Lang...
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Juice WRLD & NBA YoungBoy’s “Bandit” Explained | Song Stories
466,795 views - 10/08/19
Juice WRLD just dropped his YoungBoy Never Broke Again collab, “Bandit”–and Cole Bennett returns as the director for the music video....
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YNW BSlime Just Want You (Live Performance) | Open Mic
2,006,082 views - 10/08/19
YNW BSlime recently stopped by Genius for a live performance of “Just Want You,” which has racked up an impressive 1.9 million YouTube...
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SimXSantana FLEXIN N' FLASHIN Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
377,931 views - 10/08/19
SimxSantana’s “FLEXIN N' FLASHIN” has found a strong audience with more than 14 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced by...
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How Well Do Travis Scott Fans Know His Music? | Genius News
606,484 views - 10/08/19
In the last few years, Travis Scott has become one of hip-hop’s biggest artists. He’s sold out huge venues, landed a number of hits on...
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Princess Nokia Sugar Honey Iced Tea (S.H.I.T.) Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
293,964 views - 10/07/19
Princess Nokia’s “Sugar Honey Iced Tea (S.H.I.T)” is her latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 1 million Spotify streams to...
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Nav's Most Unforgettable Lyrics | Genius News
395,089 views - 10/05/19
Canadian rapper-producer NAV is known for his catchy hooks, distinct voice, and how he often raps about his come up. He came on the scene...
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Travis Scott Opens Up About Kylie Jenner On “Highest In The Room” | Song Stories
3,286,626 views - 10/04/19
Travis Scott is back with “Highest in the Room,” his new single. He premiered the track alongside a brand new music video, which he...
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Ari Lennox BMO Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
238,018 views - 10/04/19
Ari Lennox’s “BMO” has found a strong audience with more than 10 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by Omen, Elite, Ron...
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The Best Samples From Kanye West's 'Sunday Service' | Genius News
515,157 views - 10/04/19
Kanye West’s weekly Sunday Service has been covering contemporary hits since its beginnings in January 2019. Together with Kanye, choir...
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The Making Of Bad Bunny & Tainy’s “Callaíta” With Tainy | Deconstructed
346,370 views - 10/03/19
Bad Bunny & Tainy’s “Callaíta” peaked at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 with over 300 million YouTube views to date. It is produced by...
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King Princess Ain't Together Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
212,841 views - 10/03/19
King Princess‘ “Ain’t Together” is her latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 2 million Spotify streams to date. The single is...
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Doja Cat Juicy Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
3,322,636 views - 10/02/19
Doja Cat’s “Juicy” is her first Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at No. 83 on the chart thanks to the Tyga-assisted remix. The track is...
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How Kanye West's Religious Lyrics Led To 'Jesus Is King' | Genius News
254,656 views - 10/01/19
Over his career, Kanye West has never been shy about his Christian beliefs, especially with his breakthrough 2004 single, “Jesus Walks.”...
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Young M.A BIG (Live Performance) | Open Mic
784,027 views - 10/01/19
Young M.A recently stopped by Genius to perform her latest hit, “BIG,” which has already racked up 21 million YouTube views to date. It...
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Is DaBaby’s ‘KIRK’ Good Or Bad? | For The Record
50,846 views - 09/30/19
After the release of his well-received debut studio album, 'Baby On Baby', DaBaby followed up with his second project of 2019, 'KIRK'....
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The Top Teen Rappers on Verified | Verified
875,446 views - 09/30/19
Verified has always been a series that gives cutting edge artists the opportunity to explain the meaning of their lyrics to their fans....
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A Hip-Hop Professor Explains Why People Love Chief Keef | Genius News
411,823 views - 09/27/19
Chicago’s Chief Keef has been in the rap game for almost a decade, and at 24 years old is already considered by many to be an OG of...
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Lil Durk On His New Album & 6ix9ine’s Testimony | For The Record
276,940 views - 09/27/19
Last month, Lil Durk dropped 'Love Songs 4 the Streets 2,' an honest depiction of the hood and lifestyle that made him who he is. Durk...
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Tegan and Sara Don't Believe The Things They Tell You Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
39,800 views - 09/26/19
Tegan and Sara’s “Don’t Believe the Things They Tell You (They Lie)” is their latest hit. The single is produced by Alex Hope. On the...
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An Expert On If Tekashi 6ix9ine Can Really Disappear | Genius News
1,497,888 views - 09/25/19
6ix9ine testified against his former associates in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods last week, and there are reports that he could be headed...
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Melii Takes The Rihanna Quiz | The Genius Test
54,106 views - 09/25/19
To say that multitalented bilingual rapper and singer Melii is a Rihanna fan would be an understatement. The Harlemite has been listening...
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Shoreline Mafia Fell In Love Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
292,716 views - 09/25/19
Shoreline Mafia’s “Fell In Love” is their latest hit, and it’s already racked up more than 5 million YouTube views to date. It is...
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Hip-Hop’s Love For Bobby Shmurda | Genius News
367,994 views - 09/24/19
Brooklyn’s Bobby Shmurda has been mentioned dozens of times since being arrested in December 2014 along with members of his crew, GS-9....
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Why Don't We What Am I (Live Performance) | Open Mic
182,415 views - 09/24/19
Buzzing boyband Why Don’t We recently stopped by Genius to perform their latest hit, “What Am I,” which has already racked up eight...
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Teejayx6 Swipe Story Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
377,852 views - 09/24/19
Teejayx6’s “Swipe Story” has found a strong audience with more than 1 million YouTube views to date. It appears on Under Pressure. On the...
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DaBaby’s “INTRO” Explained | Song Stories
391,864 views - 09/23/19
DaBaby has taken over 2019 with his brash presentation of comedic performances with a violent undertone. Dubbed a XXL Freshman, this...
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Akon Reacts To International Hits (ROSALÍA, TWICE, Rema) | The Cosign
260,219 views - 09/23/19
Grammy-nominated artist Akon stopped by Genius to review the latest hit songs from across the globe. For the latest episode of 'The...
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How 6ix9ine's GUMMO” Lyrics Were Used In Court | Song Stories
2,514,496 views - 09/20/19
Following nearly a year of incarceration on federal racketeering and gun charges, 6ix9ine took the witness stand today in the trial of...
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Tyler, The Creator’s “A BOY IS A GUN*” Video Explained | Song Stories
530,195 views - 09/20/19
Tyler, The Creator unleashed his latest 'IGOR' video this week with the self-directed music video for “A BOY IS A GUN*,” and it finds the...
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