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I.B. BAD TUNES IN
New label bosses, Grammys, must-see TV, more. (1/19a)
NIPPER TAPS CO-PRESIDENTS
...or Riccenstein (1/19a)
MARKETSHARE
IN THE U.K., 2017 
They're pounding it across the pond. (1/19a)
HITS LIST & VINE
Not so lonely at the top (1/19a)
THE GRAMMY WHISPERER PICKS MORE  KEY WINNERS
Grein does some genre-jumping. (1/19a)
GRAMMY WHAMMY
Who's performing, for reals.
PLUGGING INTO POWER
Which major pop figure is pondering a move into politics?
BUILDING A BETTER PIZZA
Let's talk crust.
I'M A STABLE GENIUS
Pass the Big Macs.
THE B-SIDE
BLAME IT ON A BOOGIE
6/15/17

Rapper, writer and producer A Boogie Wit da Hoodie's single "Drowning" is making waves at Soundcloud and Spotify. The track features bars from Kodak Black and rests at #4 on Soundcloud's Top 50 and #26 on Spotify's Top 100 with nearly 60m streams. The Bronx native debuted with his mixtape Artist in 2016, and it was soon named one of the Top 40 Rap Albums of the year by Rolling Stone.

"Drowning" is one of two 2017 releases (along with "Horses") off of The Fate of The Furious soundtrack, which also features Kodak Black and PNB Rock

A Boogie keeps trap current. Yes, his lyrics are hard, but the tracks are fluid and enriched with a musicality that doesn't need the hardness of the 808s, although it compliments them no less. "Drowning" goes down so easy you won't notice you're the one under water, the piano adding sombre mystique to a song about jewellery and showing out. It's not too new, but it's certainly picking up speed with streaming and is hopefully the precursor to a forthcoming full-length. Dive in below.