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YNW Melly "Murder On My Mind" (Live Performance) | Open Mic
 
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Florida rapper YNW Melly recently stopped by Genius for a live performance of his breakout hit, “Murder On My Mind,” which has racked up an impressive 74 million YouTube views to date. The track is produced by SMKEXCLSV and appears on 'I Am You.' Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/ynw-melly-performs-murder-on-my-mind-live-at-genius Read all the lyrics to YNW Melly’s “Murder On My Mind” on Genius: https://genius.com/Ynw-melly-murder-on-my-mind-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Murder On My Mind": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqDinxaPUK4 Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #YNWMelly #OpenMic #MurderOnMyMind #IAmYou
Views: 5222796 Genius
All The Disses On Eminem's 'Kamikaze' | Genius News
 
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Eminem’s new album 'Kamikaze' dropped out of nowhere last night, and fans have immediately taken notice of the many rappers he disses on the project. Over 13 tracks, he takes aim at Lil Xan, Lil Pump, Joe Budden, Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Akademiks, Tyler, The Creator, Machine Gun Kelly, and more. Although he’s long been known for his confrontational style, the sheer number of artists he disses has taken some by surprise. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/here-s-everyone-eminem-dissed-on-his-surprise-album-kamikaze?utm_source=home_featured_stories Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 10913071 Genius
From Metro Boomin to Zaytoven: Do You Know Your Producer Tags? | Genius News
 
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Over the past few years, no hip-hop producer has become a bigger star than Metro Boomin. From releasing entire collaborative projects with 21 Savage, Offset, and Big Sean to working on singles with some of the biggest names in the game, Metro has boosted his profile considerably. It also doesn’t hurt that his beats are easily identifiable by his voice tags. One of his tags has Young Thug uttering “Metro Boomin want some more,” which you can hear on hits like Offset’s “Ric Flair Drip.” Meanwhile his “If young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon' shoot you” tag is best exemplified on the intro of Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s 2016 hit “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” The tag is ingeniously woven into the song, serving as a crucial component of the opening drop despite previously appearing on Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” and (originally) the bridge of Uncle Murda’s “Right Now.” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/how-voice-tags-help-hip-hop-producers-make-a-name-for-themselves Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 1790015 Genius
Tracking The Many Voices Of Kendrick Lamar | Genius News
 
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A big part of Kendrick Lamar’s music is his rotating series of voices. From one track to the next, Kendrick can jump from a high-pitched squeal to a syrupy drawl to a rapid-fire patter, coloring his songs with new feeling every time he switches his tone. The Compton rapper has discussed several of these voices throughout his career, including his “Lord of the Rings” voice and his “Gemini alter-ego.” Genius explored some of his most common voices to understand how he uses vocal tone and inflection to tell stories and convey emotion in his music. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/tracking-the-many-voices-of-kendrick-lamar Read all of the lyrics to Kendrick Lamar's biggest hits on Genius: https://genius.com/artists/Kendrick-lamar Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 1797034 Genius
The Making Of Eminem's "KILLSHOT" With IllaDaProducer | Deconstructed
 
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Eminem’s record-breaking diss track, “KILLSHOT,” was the final salvo in his late-summer feud with Machine Gun Kelly. The scorching song was a direct response to MGK’s own diss track, “Rap Devil,” which was in turn prompted by the shots Eminem took at the Cleveland rapper on “Not Alike.” Production on “KILLSHOT” is handled by IllaDaProducer, who also placed several tracks on Eminem’s most recent album, ‘Kamikaze.’ The Florida-based beatmaker spoke with Genius about creating the track on the latest episode of ‘Deconstructed.’ Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-eminem-s-killshot-with-illadaproducer Read all the lyrics to Eminem’s “KILLSHOT” on Genius: https://genius.com/Eminem-killshot-lyrics CREDITS: Executive Producer: Felicia Kelley Creative Director: Andrew Oppeneer Producer: Ndeye Thioubou Director: Justin Hogan Editor: Zach Cooper Shooter: Luis Ferra Production Assistant: Dave Bohack Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 1064794 Genius
Billie Eilish "COPYCAT" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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California teen singer Billie Eilish first found music as an 8-year-old in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. This year, she released her debut EP 'dont smile at me,' which features the song “COPYCAT.” The track has been streamed an impressive 2.7 million times on Spotify, and also has over 346,000 Soundcloud plays. Produced by her older brother Finneas O'Connell, “COPYCAT” shows Eilish as a young girl who is tired of other people stealing her style. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/billie-eilish-breaks-down-copycat-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to "COPYCAT" on Genius: https://genius.com/Billie-eilish-copycat-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #BillieEilish #COPYCAT #Verified
Views: 5769887 Genius
J. Cole’s “MIDDLE CHILD” Explained | Song Stories
 
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J. Cole is kicking off his soon-to-be-packed 2019 release schedule with his new single, “Middle Child.” The song is produced by T-Minus, who previously worked with Cole on 2018’s “Kevin’s Heart” as well as the Cole-featuring 6LACK song “Pretty Little Fears.” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/j-cole-recalls-fans-wanting-him-to-diss-drake-alludes-to-kanye-west-s-antics-on-middle-child Read all the lyrics to "MIDDLE CHILD" on Genius: https://genius.com/J-cole-middle-child-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #JCole #MIDDLECHILD #SongStories
Views: 1455654 Genius
Logic Reveals How Earth Was Destroyed On The Incredible True Story
 
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Logic tells the story of how Earth was destroyed on his album The Incredible True Story. http://genius.com/albums/Logic/The-incredible-true-story Subscribe to Genius: Follow Logic on Genius: http://genius.com/Logic Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/geniu.s Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 1005871 Genius
The Making Of Childish Gambino's "Redbone" With Ludwig Göransson | Deconstructed
 
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Childish Gambino’s “Redbone,” the second single off of his 'Awaken, My Love!' album, centers on the narrative of infidelity and paranoia. The track got a prominent placement in the opening moments of Jordan Peele’s record-breaking movie Get Out, too, leading to Platinum certification. Its instrumentation is a collaboration between Donald and Swedish composer and producer Ludwig Göransson; the two have frequently worked together since the 2010 'Culdesac' mixtape. He went to the studio not knowing what the two had in store that day. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-childish-gambino-s-redbone-with-ludwig-goransson Read all the lyrics to "Redbone" on Genius: https://genius.com/Childish-gambino-redbone-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 4852064 Genius
Domo Wilson "I Wish I Never Met You" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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Domo Wilson’s “I Wish I Never Met You” has found a strong audience with over 4.3 million YouTube views to date. The single is produced by Mors. On the track, Domo Wilson raps about wishing she never met her mendacious ex. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/domo-wilson-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-i-wish-i-never-met-you Read all the lyrics to "I Wish I Never Met You" on Genius: https://genius.com/Domo-wilson-i-wish-i-never-met-you-lyrics Watch the official music video for "I Wish I Never Met You": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P19BB4zW5M Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #DomoWilson #IWishINeverMetYou #Verified
Views: 1724961 Genius
The Making Of "Black Beatles" With Mike Will Made-It | Deconstructed
 
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We met up with Mike WiLL Made It at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta to break down the making of Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" and find out how Gucci Mane ended up as a feature. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-rae-sremmurd-s-black-beatles-beat-with-mike-will-made-it Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 3415832 Genius
Jonah Hill Takes The 'Mid90s' Hip-Hop Quiz | The Genius Test
 
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Jonah Hill took The Genius Test to assess his ‘Mid90s’ hip-hop knowledge. Watch to see how much he knows about JAY-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, The Fugees, and more. Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 687046 Genius
A Timeline Of Eminem’s Lyrical Beefs | Genius News
 
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Eminem is back in the headlines with his latest album 'Kamikaze,' where he directs barbs at multiple rappers including Joe Budden and Machine Gun Kelly. Of course, beef is nothing new for the Detroit native, who has been in numerous feuds throughout his two-decade-long career. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/a-guide-to-eminems-lyrical-beefs Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 2641141 Genius
The Making Of Post Malone's "rockstar" With Tank God | Deconstructed
 
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Post Malone was already having a good year, filled with accolades and his Platinum debut album Stoney. His new single, the 21 Savage-assisted “rockstar” is well on its way to hitting more milestones, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, in addition to racking up 133 million-plus Spotify streams and another 22 million on Soundcloud. Tank God produced the track, and he sat down with Genius to explain the creative process behind it. Read all the lyrics to "rockstar" on Genius: https://genius.com/Post-malone-rockstar-lyrics Instagram/Twitter: @prodbytank SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/tankproductionz Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 4432344 Genius
Ski Mask The Slump God "Faucet Failure" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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Ski Mask the Slump God’s “Faucet Failure” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up 12 million Spotify streams to date. It is produced by CuBeatz and ChaseTheMoney and appears on 'STOKELEY'. On the track, Ski Mask raps about drip. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/ski-mask-the-slump-god-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-faucet-failure Read all the lyrics to "Faucet Failure" on Genius: https://genius.com/Ski-mask-the-slump-god-faucet-failure-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 2817627 Genius
Conan Gray "Crush Culture" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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19-year-old Conan Gray rose to fame on YouTube covering songs by Lorde, Frank Ocean, and Adele before making the jump into original music with his 2017 viral hit, “Idle Town.” The singer-songwriter recently released his EP, ‘Sunset Season,’ which includes the track “Crush Culture,” where he blasts the stress and messiness of teen dating life. Produced by Gray and his frequent collaborator Daniel Nigro, the song has picked up over 2.3 million Spotify streams since its release in late October. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/conan-gray-breaks-down-crush-culture-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Conan Gray’s “Crush Culture” on Genius: https://genius.com/Conan-gray-crush-culture-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Crush Culture": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzYSzV7Mltc Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 1123775 Genius
Daniel Caesar "Get You" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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Toronto singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar’s latest hit “Get You” is all about self-reflection. Over production from collaborators Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett, Caesar croons about being in love and feeling almost undeserving of the relationship. A stunning guest verse from Colombian singer-songwriter Kali Uchis heightens emotions on the track. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/daniel-caesar-breaks-down-get-you-on-genius-video-series-verified Read all the lyrics to "Get You" on Genius: https://genius.com/Daniel-caesar-get-you-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 2049770 Genius
A Timeline Of Nicki Minaj & Cardi B's Beef | Genius News
 
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Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s fight during a Harpers Bazaar party at New York Fashion Week 2018 was the culmination of a long-simmering beef between the two rappers. While the origins of their feud is a little murky, fans speculated that Nicki and Cardi traded subliminals on songs such as “No Flag” and “No Limit (Remix),” respectively—although both MCs denied any such rumors. Their joint appearance on Migos‘ “Motorsport” seemed to deepen the tension when Cardi claimed that Nicki changed her verse on the song in an interview with Capital XTRA. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/a-timeline-of-nicki-minaj-cardi-b-s-beef Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 982583 Genius
Billie Eilish "idontwannabeyouanymore" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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California singer-songwriter Billie Eilish released her debut EP ‘dont smile at me’ in 2017 after going viral with “ocean eyes” a year prior. One of the singles from the release, “idontwannabeyouanymore,” finds the teenage singer addressing her insecurities. Produced by her older brother FINNEAS, the track has been streamed over 26 million times on Spotify and its music video has over 4 million YouTube views. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/billie-eilish-breaks-down-idontwannabeyouanymore-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Billie Eilish’s “idontwannabeyouanymore” on Genius: https://genius.com/Billie-eilish-idontwannabeyouanymore-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #BillieEillish #idontwannabeyouanymore #Verified
Views: 8932411 Genius
Tank "When We" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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Back in the summer, R&B singer Tank dropped “When We,” the single off of his recent album, 'SAVAGE.' Co-written by himself and J. Valentine, he kicked it with Genius to share how his unabashedness in the bedroom inspired the song. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/tank-breaks-down-when-we-on-genius-video-series-verified Read all the lyrics to "When We" on Genius: https://genius.com/Tank-when-we-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 771944 Genius
The 1975 "Love It If We Made It" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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British band The 1975 is gearing up for its third LP, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.’ One of the singles, “Love It If We Made It,” deals with several heavy themes. Produced by singer Matthew Healy and drummer George Daniel, the song covers everything from the death of Lil Peep to the refugee crisis in the Middle East to sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump. The socially conscious track has received over 23 million Spotify streams to date. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-1975-breaks-down-love-it-if-we-made-it-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to The 1975's “Love It If We Made It” on Genius: https://genius.com/The-1975-love-it-if-we-made-it-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Love It If We Made It": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wl1B7DPegc Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 789755 Genius
Dean Lewis "Be Alright" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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Singer-songwriter Dean Lewis is a multi-platinum artist in his home country of Australia who recently found worldwide success with “Be Alright.” It’s the lead single from his upcoming debut album and has collected over 140 million Spotify streams to date. Produced by Lewis’ previous collaborators Edd Holloway, Nick Atkinson, and Dylan Nash, the song is written about moving past heartbreak. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/dean-lewis-breaks-down-be-alright-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright” on Genius: https://genius.com/Dean-lewis-be-alright-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Be Alright": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0czvJ_jikg Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 587625 Genius
The Making Of Lil Uzi Vert's "XO TOUR Llif3” With TM88 | Deconstructed
 
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Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO TOUR Llif3” is one of the biggest songs of the year. Over production from JW Lucas and TM88, Uzi Vert rages about relationship troubles with his ex-girlfriend, Brittany Byrd, among other things. He premiered the track in London while opening for The Weeknd’s Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 world tour, and the song’s title pays homage to The Weeknd’s label XO. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-lil-uzi-vert-s-xo-tour-llif3-with-tm88 Read all the lyrics to "XO TOUR Llif3" on Genius: https://genius.com/Lil-uzi-vert-xo-tour-llif3-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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Tory Lanez & Joyner Lucas’ “Beef” Explained | Genius News
 
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The beef between Tory Lanez and Joyner Lucas has resulted in a handful of diss tracks and social media taunting, but now Lanez is saying that he has won the battle. The Toronto artist held a moment of silence for Lucas' career at a concert in his hometown on November 23. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/tory-lanez-declares-victory-in-feud-with-joyner-lucas?utm_source=home_recent_stories Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 253085 Genius
YNW Melly "Murder On My Mind" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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YNW Melly’s “Murder On My Mind” has found a strong audience with 39 millions Spotify streams to date. It is produced by SMKEXCLSV and appears on 'I Am You.' On the track, YNW Melly sings about waking up with murder on his mind. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/ynw-melly-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-murder-on-my-mind Read all the lyrics to "Murder On My Mind" on Genius: https://genius.com/Ynw-melly-murder-on-my-mind-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Murder On My Mind": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqDinxaPUK4 Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 5075855 Genius
The Making Of Drake's "Passionfruit" With Nana Rogues | Deconstructed
 
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Drake scored a ton of hits from his March playlist More Life, but none were bigger than “Passionfruit.” The song peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was inescapable this spring, thanks in part to its laid back vibe courtesy of London-based producer Nana Rogues. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-drake-s-passionfruit-with-nana-rogues Read all the lyrics to "Passionfruit" on Genius: https://genius.com/Drake-passionfruit-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 1423024 Genius
Masego "Lavish Lullaby" (Live Performance) | Open Mic
 
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Masego recently stopped by Genius for a live performance of “Lavish Lullaby,” which has racked up nearly 2 million Spotify streams to date. The track is produced by Masego and Kojoa Asamoah and appears on 'Lady Lady.' Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/masego-performs-lavish-lullaby-live-at-genius Read all the lyrics to "Lavish Lullaby" on Genius: https://genius.com/Masego-lavish-lullaby-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #Masego #OpenMic #LadyLady
Views: 330221 Genius
The Making Of J. Cole's "No Role Modelz" With Phonix Beats | Deconstructed
 
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J. Cole’s Platinum hit, “No Role Modelz,” is the highest-charting single from his third studio album, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive.’ Co-produced by Cole and Phonix Beats, the fan favorite peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and interpolates Project Pat’s 2001 hit, “Don’t Save Her.” Phonix Beats recently sat down with Genius to explain how the beat was made. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-j-cole-s-no-role-modelz-with-phonix-beats Read all the lyrics to J. Cole’s “No Role Modelz” on Genius: https://genius.com/J-cole-no-role-modelz-lyrics CREDITS: Executive Producer: Felicia Kelley Creative Director: Andrew Oppeneer Producer: Ndeye Thioubou Director/Editor: Zach Cooper Shooter: Jeffrey Soffer Shooter: Graham Corrigan Production Assistant: Raina Zafar Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 838380 Genius
$uicideBoy$ "O Pana!" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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$UICIDEBOY$—the New Orleans-based duo $lick $loth and Ruby da Cherry—dropped the album Eternal Grey back in September 2016. One of its singles is “O Pana!” titled after a a brand name of Oxymorphone—an opioid pain medication—but according to Ruby, it’s spelled that way in reference to “O Pioneers!” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/uicideboy-break-down-o-pana-on-genius-video-series-verified Read all the lyrics to "O Pana!" on Genius: https://genius.com/Uicideboy-o-pana-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 1289456 Genius
The Making Of GoldLink's "Crew" Feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy With Teddy Walton | Deconstructed
 
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DMV-based rapper GoldLink dropped his major label debut 'At What Cost' in March and the album’s standout track is “Crew” featuring Shy Glizzy and Brent Faiyaz. The Teddy Walton-produced song has been streamed more than 31 million times on Spotify since it was originally released as a single in December 2016, and the Memphis-bred producer sat down with Genius to explain how the track came together for the latest episode of Deconstructed. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-goldlink-s-crew-with-teddy-walton Read all the lyrics to "Crew" on Genius: https://genius.com/Goldlink-crew-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 1126105 Genius
Ski Mask The Slump God "Nuketown" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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Ski Mask the Slump God’s “Nuketown” is his latest hit, and it’s already racked up 16 million Spotify streams to date. The STOKELEY track features Juice WRLD and is produced by FreshThPharmacy. On “Nuketown,” Ski Mask raps about not caring what others think. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/ski-mask-the-slump-god-breaks-down-the-meaning-of-nuketown Read all the lyrics to "Nuketown" on Genius: https://genius.com/Ski-mask-the-slump-god-nuketown-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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Zias & B. Lou Take The 2018 Music Quiz | The Genius Test
 
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YouTube stars Zias & B. Lou took 'The Genius Test' to look back on the year in music and assess their knowledge of this year’s hits. Watch to see how much they know about artists like Ariana Grande, Travis Scott and Cardi B. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/zias-b-lou-take-the-2018-music-quiz Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda On The Play's Historical Inaccuracies
 
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Lin-Manuel Miranda responds to the historical inaccuracies in Hamilton and explains how they aid in the drama. http://genius.com/Lin-manuel-miranda-satisfied-lyrics Follow Lin-Manuel Miranda on Genius: http://genius.com/Lin_Manuel Subscribe to Genius: Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/geniu.s Genius on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Geniusdotcom www.genius.com
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Why Don't We "8 Letters" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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American boyband Why Don’t We released its debut studio album ‘8 Letters’ in late August, entering the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 9. The title track, which is produced by The Monsters & Strangerz, is one of the standout songs from the project. It has accumulated over 16.5 million Spotify streams to date, and finds the group singing about being scared to fall in love. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/why-don-t-we-breaks-down-8-letters-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Why Don’t We’s “8 Letters” on Genius: https://genius.com/Why-dont-we-8-letters-lyrics Watch the official music video for "8 Letters": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3DlM19x4RQ Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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The 1975 "Sincerity Is Scary" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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The 1975 make a case for earnestness with “Sincerity Is Scary,” the third single from the band’s album, 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.' Produced by band members Matthew Healy and George Daniel, the song has accrued more than 10.5 million Spotify streams since its release on September 13. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-1975-breaks-down-sincerity-is-scary-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to The 1975's “Sincerity Is Scary” on Genius: https://genius.com/The-1975-sincerity-is-scary-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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The Making Of Kendrick Lamar's "LOVE." With Teddy Walton | Deconstructed
 
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Kendrick Lamar’s 'DAMN.' was one of the most acclaimed album releases of 2017, with all 14 tracks hitting Billboard’s Hot 100. With each song placing on the charts, it’s hard to deem any one track the major standout. But “LOVE.” feat. Zacari was a favorite for many Kendrick fans, as the song’s lyrics became the third-most-viewed 'DAMN.' track with 2.9 million views on Genius. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-kendrick-lamar-s-love-featuring-zacari-with-teddy-walton Read all the lyrics to "LOVE." on Genius: https://genius.com/Kendrick-lamar-love-lyrics CREDITS: Executive Producer: Felicia Kelley Creative Director: Andrew Oppeneer Producer: Ndeye Thioubou Director/Editor: Justin Hogan Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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A Timeline Of Drake & Kanye West’s Beef | Genius News
 
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Drake appeared on LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s HBO series 'The Shop,' and went into detail about how his beef with Kanye West this summer came to be. He spoke extensively about spending time working with West in Wyoming, being given the beat for “Lift Yourself” before West decided to put out his nonsensical version, and his reaction to Pusha-T’s scathing diss track “The Story of Adidon.” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/drake-talks-about-kanye-west-beef-the-story-of-adidon-more-on-lebron-james-the-shop Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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"Panda": Desiigner Reads All The Lyrics
 
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Desiigner reads all the lyrics to his hit song "Panda." http://genius.com/Desiigner-panda-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://www.genius.com
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The Making Of Rich The Kid's "New Freezer" With Ben Jayne | Deconstructed
 
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Rich The Kid’s “New Freezer” is already one of his most popular songs, thanks in part to a high-profile guest feature from Kendrick Lamar. The track is produced by Ben Jayne, who is also known for his work with A$AP Ferg and Marty Baller. The New York-based producer linked up with Genius to break down how the biggest track of his career came together. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-rich-the-kid-s-new-freezer-with-ben-jayne Read all the lyrics to "New Freezer" on Genius: https://genius.com/Rich-the-kid-new-freezer-lyrics Follow Ben Jayne On Instagram to find more of his beats: https://www.instagram.com/benjayne1/?hl=en Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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The Making Of A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” With Kirk Knight | Deconstructed
 
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Released as the first single from A$AP Ferg’s mixtape Still Striving in June 2017, “Plain Jane” eventually proved to be his biggest hit. The slow-burning track started taking off shortly after Still Striving’s August release, and continued to build momentum until it received a remix featuring Nicki Minaj four months later. In January 2018, it finally peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-asap-ferg-s-plain-jane-with-kirk-knight Read all the lyrics to "Plain Jane" on Genius: https://genius.com/A-ap-ferg-plain-jane-lyrics CREDITS: Executive Producer: Felicia Kelley Creative Director: Andrew Oppeneer Producer: Ndeye Thioubou Director/Editor: Zach Cooper Shooter: Arooj Aftab Shooter: Sam Balaban Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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The Making Of Rich The Kid’s “Plug Walk” With TheLabCook | Deconstructed
 
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After breaking out with his Kendrick Lamar collaboration “New Freezer,” Rich The Kid scored his first Top 40 hit with “Plug Walk,” the third single off his debut album The World Is Yours. Along with Rich’s infectious chorus, “Plug Walk” instantly captivates listeners with its punchy and hypnotic beat. The producer behind the song is Rich’s in-house collaborator TheLabCook, who also has credits on Gucci Mane’s “Solitaire” featuring Migos and Lil Yachty and Jay Critch’s “Still Sippin.‘” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-rich-the-kid-s-plug-walk-with-the-lab-cook Read all the lyrics to "Plug Walk" on Genius: https://genius.com/Rich-the-kid-plug-walk-lyrics Follow TheLabCook On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelabcook/ Follow TheLabCook On Twitter: https://twitter.com/thelabcook CREDITS: Executive Producer: Felicia Kelley Creative Director: Andrew Oppeneer Producer: Ndeye Thioubou Director: Zach Cooper Shooter: Jeffrey Soffer Shooter: Sam Balaban Editor: Bryan Fox Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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Here’s What Every Producer Needs To Know To Get Paid | Genius News
 
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Earlier this month, Pittsburg producer E. Dan made claims on Twitter that Atlantic Records paid him only half of his normal rate for his work on Wiz Khalifa’s 2016 album, 'Khalifa,' because it was classified as a mixtape. His revelation sparked conversations with other producers who aired their frustrations concerning royalties and payments from labels. This includes producer TM88 who tweeted that he was never paid for Lil Uzi Vert’s hit single, “XO TOUR Llif3.” According to an entertainment lawyer we interviewed, a major form of income for producers often comes from royalty advances, however, that’s not always plausible because mixtapes don’t usually have the same budgets as albums. Navigating producer deals and rates can seem overwhelmingly complex, but there are guidelines to follow. Check out the video above to learn how producers can protect their paychecks. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/what-every-producer-should-know-about-getting-paid Read all the lyrics to “XO TOUR Llif3" on Genius: https://genius.com/Lil-uzi-vert-xo-tour-llif3-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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PRETTYMUCH "No More" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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After One Direction announced their crushing indefinite hiatus, the pop world was looking for the next big boy band to fill the void. In 2016, PRETTYMUCH stepped into the spotlight as the latest group created by Simon Cowell. Consisting of five members–Austin Porter, Nick Mara, Edwin Honoret, Brandon Arreaga, and Zion Kuwonu–PRETTYMUCH made quite the impression with their debut single “Would You Mind,” raking over 2 million YouTube views. The group has also garnered attention for their dance videos, including the one for their latest single “No More” featuring French Montana. Produced by Sam Holland, the track incorporates ‘90s-esque beats and guitar riffs inspired by the Latin music wave that’s taken over the charts. Each member also contributed to the songwriting process, crafting a hopeless romantic narrative. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/prettymuch-break-down-official-lyrics-for-no-more-on-genius-video-series-verified Read all the lyrics to “No More” on Genius: https://genius.com/Prettymuch-no-more-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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Denzel Curry "CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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Denzel Curry just released his third studio album ‘TA13OO,’ a three-act project supported by his singles “SUMO | ZUMO,” “CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N,” and “PERCS | PERCZ.” The Florida rapper dropped a Zev Deans-directed visual along with “CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N,” which is now at 11 million YouTube views since its release earlier this month. Denzel Curry addresses serious topics like hatred, death, and paranoia throughout his new album, and “CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N” includes his thoughts on all three. On the J Gramm-produced track, Curry raps about the dire consequences of chasing popularity. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/denzel-curry-breaks-down-clout-cobain-in-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Denzel Curry’s “CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N” on Genius: https://genius.com/Denzel-curry-clout-cobain-clout-co13a1n-lyrics Watch the official music video for "CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKAv7eOK2dg Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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The Making Of Chance The Rapper's "No Problem" With Brasstracks | Deconstructed
 
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Ivan Jackson and Conor Rayne are BrassTracks, a production duo based out of the Tri-State area who combine everything from funk and R&B to rap and electronic music. They’re the masterminds behind the production on Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book lead single “No Problems.” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-chance-the-rapper-s-no-problem-with-brasstracks Read all the lyrics to "No Problems" on Genius: https://genius.com/Chance-the-rapper-no-problem-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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Joji’s “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” Explained | Song Stories
 
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Joji released his latest song “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” on Sept. 12. It’s produced by Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly, and features the 88rising singer revisiting the unrequited love theme of his previous single “Yeah Right.” Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/joji-s-slow-dancing-in-the-dark-is-a-lovesick-ode-to-a-dying-relationship Read all the lyrics to "SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK" on Genius: https://genius.com/Joji-slow-dancing-in-the-dark-lyrics Watch the official music video for "SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Qzzggn--s Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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Ice Cube Reacts To New West Coast Rappers (Blueface, Saweetie, Lil Mosey) | The Cosign
 
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With his unapologetic lyricism, Ice Cube helped put West Coast hip-hop on the map during an era when the genre was still largely defined by its East Coast roots. For this episode of Genius' series 'The Cosign,' we recruited the iconic West Coast MC to give his take on today’s up-and-coming West Coast rappers. From Blueface’s “Respect My Crypn” to Saweetie’s “Up Now” to Lil Mosey’s “Kamikaze,” Cube shared his honest opinion on the rappers who are holding it down for the West. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/ice-cube-reacts-to-blueface-saweetie-and-lil-mosey-on-the-cosign Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com #IceCube #BlueFace #Reason #LilMosey
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Joji "Yeah Right" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified
 
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Joji dropped his latest song “Yeah Right” in early May after making it a staple of his live performances. The self-produced track proved to be popular with his fans, racking up 8 million Spotify streams and 6 million YouTube views within its first month of release. On the song, Joji describes being in an unhealthy relationship. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/joji-breaks-down-yeah-right-on-genius-series-verified Read all the lyrics to Joji’s “Yeah Right” on Genius: https://genius.com/Joji-yeah-right-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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The Making of Drake's "Sneakin'" With London On Da Track | Deconstructed
 
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Drake’s More Life album is slated for a December release and he gave fans a peek at what to expect with his 21 Savage-collaboration, “Sneakin'.” The track is produced by London On Da Track, the Atlanta producer signed to Cash Money Records who has worked with most of your favorite rappers like Young Thug, Gucci Mane, and more. He started crafting the beat with an eerie guitar solo and added some spacey organs in, too—that’s why it almost sounds like the Are You Afraid Of The Dark? theme song. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-drake-and-21-savage-s-sneakin-with-london-on-da-track Read all the lyrics at: https://genius.com/Drake-sneakin-lyrics Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
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The Making Of Kid Cudi's "Day 'N' Nite" With Dot Da Genius | Deconstructed
 
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Kid Cudi’s 2008 debut single “Day ‘N’ Nite” remains his highest charting song to date, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Taken from the Ohio rapper’s groundbreaking mixtape ‘A Kid Named Cudi,’ the track also served as the lead single from his debut album ‘Man on the Moon: The End of Day.’ It features co-production from Dot Da Genius, who continues to collaborate with Cudi to this day. Read more on Genius: https://genius.com/a/the-making-of-kid-cudi-s-day-n-nite-with-dot-da-genius Read all the lyrics to Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N Nite” on Genius: https://genius.com/Kid-cudi-day-n-nite-nightmare-lyrics Watch the official music video for "Day 'N' Nite": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrDfSZ_6f4U CREDITS: Executive Producer: Felicia Kelley Creative Director: Andrew Oppeneer Producer: Ndeye Thioubou Director: Zach Cooper Shooter: Jeffrey Soffer Editor: Bryan Fox Production Assistant: Raina Zafar Subscribe to Genius: http://bit.ly/2cNV6nz Genius on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Genius Genius on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genius Genius on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Geniusdotcom http://genius.com
Views: 837863 Genius