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GRAMMY PERFORMERS: WHO'S ON? WHAT'S UP?
The incremental rollout begins. (1/26a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS:
JACK SUSSMAN
Nobody's got more experience in putting music on the tube. (1/25a)
RIHANNA, GAGA LEAD OSCAR SONG NOMS
David Byrne and Diane Warren have noms as well. (1/24a)
HIPGNOSIS NABS
BIEBER CATALOG
Merck's a belieber. (1/25a)
HITS' BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL: NOT EVERY WOMAN, BUT SEVERAL
Sisters doin' it for themselves (1/24a)
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
Lil Yachty (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol)
5/10/17

WHAT IT IS: Teenage Emotions merges Lil Yachty’s signature gleeful sing-rap and auto-tuned transmissions with hip-hop bombast, pop and ’80s cultural touchstones. A multimedia celeb, he’s appeared in commercials with LeBron James and Carly Rae Jepsen and has modeled for Nautica and Urban Outfitters. Known for a playful style, he’s sampled sounds from Mario Bros., Charlie Brown and the Rugrats theme. Thematically, he’s managed to wax poetic on everything from cotton candy to scenes from Pixar films. But on his upcoming album Teenage Emotions, Lil Yachty is proving that he’s no joke.
ALBUM: Teenage Emotions
RELEASE DATE: 5/26
SINGLE: “Peek a Boo” & “Bring It Back”
TV: Jimmy Kimmel
LIVE: The Teenage Tour summer 2017
INTERNET: “Peek a Boo” 7m Spotify streams; 2m+ Instagram followers
RADIO: “Peek a Boo” 5/8 Rhythm & Urban
PRESS: New York Times, XXL (2016 Freshman cover), Forbes (“30 Under 30”), Fader, Esquire (“The Future of Hip-Hop”), New York Magazine, W Magazine, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, Complex, Noisey, Interview, Rolling Stone (“The Stylistic Vanguard of Modern Rap”), more
MANAGEMENT: Quality Control