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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)
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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
Fredo Bang (Def Jam)
4/28/20

WHAT IT IS: With a deep drawl and a natural affinity for melody, Fredo Bang is the next rapper to rise out the Bayou. The 24-year-old Baton Rouge native is his city’s favored up-and-comer and recently dropped two projects in 2019, Big Ape and Pain Made Me Numb, gaining regional success with tracks like “Ooouh (Remix)” f/Kevin Gates, “Story to Tell” and “Gangsta Talk” f/NLE Choppa. His new 12-track album, Most Hated, features guest appearances by heavyweights like Lil Baby, YNW Melly and Tee Grizzley, and was executive-produced by Moneybagg Yo.
ALBUM: Most Hated
RELEASE DATE: 4/17
SINGLE: “Get Even” f/Lil Baby
LIVE: Support on postponed Moneybagg Yo Time Served Tour
INTERNET: 315m+ collective U.S. streams, 5m+ weekly streams, 55m+ U.S. streams in 2020 so far; 138m+ overall YouTube views; 100k+ Spotify followers, 867k+ monthly listeners
PRESS: Flaunt, FADER, XXL (“Known for his tales of life in the streets, the rapper…shows just how it goes down in his hometown”), HYPEBEAST (“Songs like ‘No Mo’ show his penchant for soul-searching narratives and music-as-medicine melodies”), No Jumper, Rap Radar
PUBLISHING:
Se Lavi Production