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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
Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen/Interscope)
2/4/20

WHAT IT IS: The St. Petersburg native is on the rise with Ghetto Gospel, his third project within a year. The album, executive produced by Kevin Gates, peaked at #10 on the charts in its second week of release. The rapper first emerged with his 2018 mixtape Hunger Games 3. His breakthrough single, “Heart on Ice,” now gold-certified, portrays his ability to mellifluously weave in falsetto R&B notes throughout his verses.
ALBUM: Ghetto Gospel
RELEASE DATE: 11/1
SINGLE: “Heart on Ice”
LIVE: Ghetto Gospel Tour set for 3/3, includes shows at Webster Hall in NYC and Janus Live in St. Petersburg
INTERNET: 26m+ Spotify streams; 38m+ YouTube views for “Heart on Ice”, 6m+ YouTube views on Genius Open Mic
RADIO: 30 adds to radio upon impact on 11/16
PRESS: Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR
BOOKING: Andrew Lieber/MAC Agency
MANAGEMENT: Dereck Lane/Hit House Ent