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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
THE B-SIDE
6LACK (LVRN/Interscope)
3/14/17

WHAT IT IS: One of music’s most innovative up and comers was signed to Interscope by the label’s John Janick and Joie Manda after the now-24-year-old generated significant buzz with the release of his current single “PRBLMS” on his own via Soundcloud, which allowed him to hone his vision, gain followers and build his brand. He then found a home with the Atlanta-based LVRN before teaming up with Janick and Co. His debut album, FREE 6LACK, peaked at #5 on U.S. rap chart and #8 on the R&B/hip-hop chart a few months ago.
ALBUM: FREE 6LACK
RELEASE DATE: 11/18/16
SINGLE: “PRBLMS”
LIVE: Festivals include BUKU (3/11), MoPop (7/29), Bumbershoot (9/3); March Euro tour, Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour 4/26-6/9
INTERNET: Averaging 3m monthly Spotify listeners, 21m total single streams; #6 on Pandora’s Trendsetters Chart (1/27); 259k+ Shazams, peaked at #7 in Atlanta, #43 on the U.S. chart at press time; 8.7m+ YouTube views, 83.6k subscribers; 11.6m SoundCloud plays, 120k followers
RADIO: #19 at Urban radio with an audience of 7.7m for the week ending 2/26
PRESS: ComplexRolling Stone (“10 Artists You Need to Know”), Pigeons and PlanesNoiseyForbes (“5 Alternative R&B Artists to Look Out For in 2017”), more
BOOKING: Matt Adler/Paradigm
MANAGEMENT: LoveRenaissance