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OUR POST-GRAMMY CHEW TAKES LESS THAN FOUR HOURS TO READ
We'll let you get back to your day ASAP. (2/7a)
HITS LIST WINNERS
Here's who's lighting up the scoreboard before and after the Grammys. (2/3a)
GRAMMY-WEEK ALBUM: PICS TO CLICK
Including shots of several luminaries entrapped by a HITS nerd. (2/8a)
GRAMMY RATINGS SOAR
The emphasis on star power seems to have worked. (2/7a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS:
JIM ROPPO
Building blocks of a singular career (2/8a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
THE B-SIDE
Dave East (Def Jam)
3/13/17

WHAT IT IS: The 3/3 release of Direct Deposit Vol. 2 is the second installment of Def Jam’s ongoing new-music compilation series. This latest version features never-before-heard exclusives from the label’s finest. Fresh off the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape, Kairi Chanel, Dave East teams up with fellow Harlem native A$AP Ferg on new track “Paper Chasin.”
SINGLE: “Paper Chasin”
LIVE: Direct Deposit Live at SXSW
INTERNET: HotNewHipHop takeover 3/3; 620k+ Instagram followers; 982k+ monthly Spotify listeners, 250k Spotify streams of single in three days, single added to Spotify’s popular Rap Caviar playlist; 138k+ Shazam followers; millions of video views across YouTube
PRESS: XXL, HotNewHipHop, The Source, more
BOOKING: Erin Larsen/Paradigm
MANAGEMENT: Wayno, Triangle Offense