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Top 10 Remix Chart for October 2022

EnjoyTheBEATZ.com Top 10 Remix Chart (based on sales)
October 2022

Excludes free remixes.

10. Snoop Dogg vs Bruno Mars – Gin & 24K Juice mashup
9. EnjoyTheBEATZ 90s Hip Hop Mix Volume 1 megamix
8. Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray remix
7. Elton John & Britney Spears – Hold Me Closer remix
6. Beyonce – Cuff It remix
5. Silkk The Shocker feat Mystikal – It Ain’t My Fault remix
4. Nicki Minaj – Super Freaky Girl remix
3. Blackbyrds – Walking In Rhythm remix
2. Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing remix

1. Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak) – Smokin’ Out The Window remix

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Chuck D & KRS-One Respond To Bow Wow’s ‘Hip Hop Needs A Board’ Comments

Chuck D & KRS-One Respond To Bow Wow's 'Hip Hop Needs A Board' Comments

Chuck D and KRS-One have responded to Bow Wow’s comments about Hip Hop needing a “board,” extending an invite for him to join a discussion about the topic.

Source: HipHopDX

Chuck D and KRS-One have responded to Bow Wow’s comments about Hip Hop needing a “board,” extending an invite for him to join a discussion about the topic.

Shad Moss sparked a debate among rap fans earlier this month when he fired off a tweet calling for Hip Hop to unionize in order to govern the culture and take care of its aging stars.

“Hip hop needs a board!” he wrote. “No different than the NBA w/ the players association. A committee. That can set rules and keep things in control and protect this thing we call hip hop! And have a retirement plan for the og rappers. I hate seeing my heros liquor’d out no money just washed.”

Chuck D, KRS-One, Kurtis Blow and Doug E. Fresh teamed up to establish the Hip Hop Alliance in July 2022 to address and represent the needs of the culture. Now, they’ve released a joint statement addressing Bow Wow’s comments.

“Like every other aspect of society’s workforce, the artists and creators of Hip Hop need protection, support and advocacy,” read the statement, per Rock The Bells. “From label disputes to intellectual property retrieval and the need for an overall governing body, the Hip Hop Alliance was established.

“Recent comments this weekend created a unique opportunity to bring forth a conversation that many in Hip Hop & R&B have been addressing for a long time. The need of a governing body of Hip Hop. The goal of HHA is to empower artists to make informed decisions about their career and ensure that their rights are respected and protected.”

The Hip Hop Alliance also extended an invitation to Bow Wow to join a conversation on Clubhouse on Friday (January 20) at 7 p.m. EST so he can become better acquainted with the organization’s efforts and goals. The former child star also received an invitation to HHA’s Black History Month online conference on February 25.

“As our culture comes together to honor and celebrate the 50th year of the creation of Hip Hop, now is the time for all of us to come together,” the statement continued. “In that spirit, we invite our brother Bow Wow to join us this coming Friday (January 20) at 7 p.m. EST on the Clubhouse app and/or our Black History Month online conference on Tuesday (February 25) at 4 p.m. EST on the HHA YouTube page.

“In fact, all of the Hip Hop community is invited to these two informative conversations about the HHA, as we continue to build this organization to advocate, inform and service our brothers and sisters’ needs and concerns throughout the Hip Hop ecosystem. We welcome all of the Hip Hop culture to roll up their sleeves and join us, as we work to uplift, honor, and protect Hip Hop, for its past, present, and future.”

According to its website, the Hip Hop Alliance is a “strategic partnership that represents the needs and concerns of the Hip Hop and R&B workforce through advocacy, information, and service.”

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Dr. Dre Strikes $200M-Plus Deal To Sell Music Catalog Assets

Dr. Dre Strikes $200M-Plus Deal To Sell Music Catalog Assets

Dr. Dre stands to make over $200 million by selling a piece of his decorated catalog.

Source: HipHopDX

According to Billboard, the legendary producer is closing in on two separate deals to offload a share of music income streams and other assets to Shamrock Holdings and Universal Music Group.

The deals, which were shopped by Dre’s longtime attorney Peter Paterno, were being pitched for a combined sum of $250 million. While the final sale price won’t quite be that high, a source close to the rap mogul said the figure will still be “well above $200 million.”

The assets, which net almost $10 million in annual income, include artist royalties from two of Dr. Dre’s solo albums and his share of N.W.A artist royalties; his producer royalties; and the songwriter’s share of his song catalog where he doesn’t own publishing, which may include tracks from blockbuster 1992 debut LP The Chronic.

These account for between 75 and 90 percent of the package’s revenue and is likely being acquired by Shamrock. UMG is said to be purchasing the remaining 10 to 25 percent generated by owned assets, including the master recording of The Chronic, which is due to be transferred from Death Row Records to Dre in August.

UMG’s portion also includes Dre’s share of Kendrick Lamar’s releases through Aftermath’s joint deal with Interscope and Top Dawg Entertainment, and possibly some publishing, although it’s unclear which portion of his catalog that would include.

The bundle of assets doesn’t, however, include his ownership stake in Aftermath, which he founded in 1996 and co-owns with UMG’s Interscope.

The deal continues a recent trend of Hip Hop stars making major bank from their music rights. Last year, Future sold his publishing catalog between 2004 and 2020 to Influence Media Partners for an eight-figure sum.

That deal included 612 songs in total, including hits like “Life Is Good” and “Jumpman” with Drake, “King’s Dead” with Kendrick Lamar, “Selfish” with Rihanna, “Low Life” with The Weeknd and “Mask Off.”

Before that, Public Enemy’s Chuck D sold his full songwriter’s share of royalties and half of his “copyright interest” as the publisher to Reach Music.

“Doing this deal was the right timing for a forward and logical evolution of [their] business together in an ever-changing industry,” Chuck told Rolling Stone of the deal.

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Kendrick Lamar Claims Spotify’s Most Streamed Rap Album Of 2022

Kendrick Lamar Claims Spotify’s Most Streamed Rap Album Of 2022

Kendrick Lamar Claims Spotify’s Most Streamed Rap Album Of 2022

Source: HipHopDX

Kendrick Lamar wears many crowns and his comeback album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers has taken home the trophy for Spotify’s most streamed rap album of 2022.

According to Chart Data, the former TDE rapper’s latest effort earned the top spot in the rap category with 1.4 billion streams on Spotify.

Not far behind was NAV’s Demons Protected by Angels, Jack Harlow’s Come Home The Kids Miss You, Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss and Future’s I NEVER LIKED YOU to reportedly round out the Top 5.

Chart Data confirmed to HipHopDX that the streams are “not guaranteed 2022 streams.” The rankings include lifetime streams for projects with a 2022 release date. Therefore, although Nav’s “Lemonade” collaboration with Internet Money, Gunna and Don Toliver was released as a single in 2020, because it features on Nav’s 2022 album Demons Protected by Angels, all of its streams since its original release count towards its final total.

Back in August, Kendrick’s Big Steppers album became the first rap project to cross the billion stream mark; so him lifting up the championship belt at the end of 2022 doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

K. Dot’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers arrived in May to end the Compton rapper’s drought as fans welcomed his first solo LP in five years. He ended up earning the seventh most first-week sales in 2022, notching just shy of 300,000 with a first week of 296,000 units.

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Mariah Carey Becomes First Female Artist With Three Songs To Spend 11 Weeks At No. 1

Mariah Carey Becomes First Female Artist With Three Songs To Spend 11 Weeks At No. 1

Mimi joins Boyz II Men as the only acts to reach that milestone.

Source: AllHipHop

Many music fans view Mariah Carey as the present queen of Christmas music. The Pop/R&B icon’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” remains one of the most-played songs every year during the holiday season.

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” has also returned to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart every December for the past four years. Mariah Carey’s classic tune held the top spot for three weeks in 2022.

In total, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” controlled the Hot 100 rankings for 11 weeks. That stat makes Mariah Carey the first female artist in history to lead the Hot 100 for at least 11 weeks with three different songs.

Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men Ruled The Hot 100 In The 1990s

Philadelphia-bred R&B group Boyz II Men also has three songs that have remained at #1 for 11 weeks. The Michael Bivins-backed quartet’s “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey commanded the Hot 100 for 16 weeks in 1995-1996.

In addition to the “One Sweet Day” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singles, Carey’s “We Belong Together” dominated the Hot 100 for 14 weeks in 2005. Boyz II Men also surpassed the 11-week mark with 1992’s “End of the Road” (13 weeks) and 1994’s “I’ll Make Love to You” (14 weeks).

According to Billboard, twenty-eight different songs have held onto the Hot 100’s #1 slot for at least 11 total weeks. 2019’s “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus holds the all-time record (19 weeks).

“One Sweet Day” is tied for second place with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber. Former One Direction boy band member Harry Styles sits in third with his “As It Was” single (15 weeks). That Harry’s House track is the longest-running Number One for 2022.

Mimi Holds Additional Billboard Hot 100 Records

Mariah Carey has the most overall #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a solo act. The five-time Grammy winner reached the pinnacle of the chart with 19 different entries. That total is only second to The Beatles (20).

For more: https://allhiphop.com/news/mariah-carey-becomes-first-female-artist-with-three-songs-to-spend-11-weeks-at-no-1/

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Top 10 Remix Chart for September 2022

EnjoyTheBEATZ.com Top 10 Remix Chart (based on sales)
September 2022

Excludes free remixes.

10. Lizzo – 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready) remix
9. No Doubt – It’s My Life remix
8. Beastie Boys – So What’cha Want remix
7. Jimmy Cliff – Reggae Night remix
6. Destiny’s Child – Nuclear remix
5. Tones & I vs Earth Wind Fire – Dance Monkey vs September mashup
4. Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe remix
3. Backstreet Boys vs David Bowie – Everybody Let’s Dance mashup
2. Jonas Brothers vs Eurythmics – Sucker Sweet Dreams mashup

1. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum remix

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Al B. Sure! Provides New Health Update Following Two-Month Coma

Al B. Sure! Provides New Health Update Following Two-Month Coma

During a recent appearance on Fox 5 New York, his first television interview since the whole ordeal began, the R&B singer talked about the two-month coma that had him fighting for his life.

Source: AllHipHop

Al B. Sure! has been struggling with health issues for months but continues to update fans on his progress via social media. On Saturday (December 17), the R&B legend shared an Instagram video to his account and revealed the hole in his neck from a tracheotomy had closed.

“That moment when I get home and look into the mirror for the 1st time minus the bandages to discover that the massive hole in my neck from the #tracheostomy has completely closed,” he wrote. “Finally. Not too long ago I can remember simply attempting to speak and only the sound of ‘gurgling air pockets’ would come through! Dr. @djeddief for the save!”

Although noticeably gaunt, Al B. Sure! has come a long way since May when news of his hospitalization first started to spread. During a recent appearance on Fox 5 New York, his first television interview since the whole ordeal began, Al B. Sure! talked about the two-month coma that had him fighting for his life.

“I feel amazing,” he said. “I feel fantastic. But within amazing and fantastic, it has its challenges because I’m also healing physically. There’s a time period when you really have to heal. I have what’s called ‘Chevron.’ That’s when they cut your chest open […] I’m the recipient of an amazing, blessed new liver, and I’m going to treat it well.”

For more information, visit: https://allhiphop.com/news/al-b-sure-provides-new-health-update-following-two-month-coma/

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These 25 Rappers Have the Most Jay-Z Guest Verses

These 25 Rappers Have the Most Jay-Z Guest Verses

Source: XXLMag

Rappers who have received a guest verse from Jay-Z should consider themselves blessed. Hov is inarguably one of hip-hop’s G.O.A.T.s, has spent the last three decades giving hip-hop some of the greatest bars the genre has seen in a career that includes 14 No. 1 albums, dozens of hit songs and countless hip-hop quoteables. While the 53-year-old rapper-billionaire has hopped on dozens of records in his career, he’s never spread himself too thin. There are some major rap stars who have never gotten a verse from Jigga and even more who have only been able to get one 16 from the god-level Brooklyn bar layer including Eminem and Nas.

There have long-been rumors that a Jay-Z verse could cost a rapper their entire budget. Another number that has been floating out there is $250,000. In July of 2022, Jigga claimed he no longer charges artists to appear on their tracks.

“It’s mostly relationships,” Jay-Z told Kevin Hart on the comedian’s Hart to Heart show on Peacock. “It’s actually always been mostly relationships. Sometimes it’s talent and sometimes someone asks me to be on something. Pretty much every song that I’m on I’m asked to be on. I don’t ask people to be on their songs. I never charge.”

“Way more nos than yeses,” Jay confirmed about the ratio of requests he actually obliges.
Over the years, some rappers have been more highly favored than others when it comes to being able to obtain a coveted guest verse from Jay-Z, with the number slimming down even more as of recent—Jay only appeared on three songs in 2022.

XXL highlights the rappers (and one DJ) who have tapped into the Jay-Z cheat code on a minimum of two occasions to find out which MC has been able get the most guest appearances from Mr. Carter over the years. Take a look at these 25 artists along with DJ Khaled to see who comes out on top below.

Mic Geronimo – 2
“Time to Build” (1995)
“Single Life” (1997)

Foxy Brown – 2
“I’ll Be” (1997)
“Bonnie & Clyde Pt. 2” (1999)

Diddy – 2
“Young G’s (1997)
“Do You Like It…Do You Want It…” (1999)

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The Notorious B.I.G. – 2
“I Love the Dough” (1997)
“Whatchu Want” (2005)

DMX – 2
“Blackout” (1998)
“Bath Salts” (2021)

Ja Rule – 2
“Kill Em All” (1999)
“It’s Murda” (1999)

Sauce Money – 2
“Faceoff 2000” (2000)
“Pre-Game” (2000)

Scarface – 2
“Get Out” (2000)
“Guess Who’s Back” (2002)

Freeway – 2
“What We Do” (2003)
“Roc-a-Fella Billionaires” (2007)

T.I. – 2
“Watch What You Say to Me” (2007)
“Swagga Like Us” (2008)

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Famous Rappers Give Back For Thanksgiving, Even From Prison

Famous Rappers Give Back For Thanksgiving, Even From Prison

Many of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars have been giving back during this holiday season, spreading love to those in need.

Source: AllHipHop

Many of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars have been giving back during this holiday season, spreading love to those in need.

Three of them, Fetty Wap, T.I., and 50 Cent, had events servicing their community, and people were smiling ear-to-ear in gratitude.

Fetty Wap, a New Jersey native, hosted his giveaway on Tuesday, November 22nd, in Patterson, NJ, providing the community with bags full of must-haves for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, according to CBS.

The “Trap Queen” artist partnered with Colleges Achieve School, led by Dr. Gemar Mills to help about 500 family members. Fetty Wap was not in attendance because he is currently in prison for dealing kilos of cocaine, but his family members came out in proxy.

On the same day, T.I. hosted his 17th Annual Turkey Giveaway to hundreds in Northwest Atlanta, KWCH reports. This charitable effort did more than give away birds, but also provided bags (branded by Humana, the partner) of meal essentials.

“I can’t say how much this event means because I know now people in this area deserve to have a happy holiday,” Tip said. “They deserve to eat with their families and be at peace, just like everyone else does. So whatever we can do to provide that for them it brings me, my wife, my children the utmost honor.”

Queens native and new Houston transplant 50 Cent hooked up with the Houston Rockets’ Clutch City Foundation to help the underserved and vulnerable through his G-Unity Foundation.

The meal included a turkey and food items donated by the G-Unity Foundation, Kroger, and Spec’s. In total, Fif blessed 1,000 people.

In addition to the food, guests received a ticket voucher to an upcoming Rockets home game, Click 2 Houston stated.

While not a rapper, Usher, another Atlanta hero, hosted a holiday giveback on Wednesday, November 23rd, at the Freedom Village Family Service Center in Sandy Springs, GA.

Like the artists, we hope all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

 

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2023 Grammy Nominations

2023 grammy nominations

Source: HipHopDX

The 2023 Grammy nominations have been announced. The Recording Academy unveiled the full list of nominees on Tuesday (November 15) ahead of the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, which take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on February 5, 2023.

Beyoncé leads all artist with nine nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar with eight. Adele trails with seven nods, while Future, Lizzo and Mary J. Blige each have six.

In the rap categories, Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry, Future’s I Never Liked You, DJ Khaled’s God Did and Jack Harlow’s Come Home the Kids Miss You will battle it out for Best Rap Album, while the award for Best Rap Song will be decided between Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5,” Future’s “Wait For U,” Gunna’s “Pushin P,” DJ Khaled’s “God Did” and Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs.”

Breakout stars GloRilla and Latto both earn their first-ever Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance (“F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”) and Best Melodic Rap Performance (“Big Energy (Live)”), respectively, while veterans JAY-Z, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross are also in the mix.

Beyoncé’s nine nominations pushes her career total to 88, making her the most nominated artist in Grammys history — tied with her husband JAY-Z, who adds another three nods to his name thanks to his show-stealing verse on DJ Khaled’s “God Did.” With just four wins, Queen Bey could become the most awarded artist in Grammys history.

Fans may notice several big names missing from this year’s nominees. Prior to the nominations being announced, Drake, The Weeknd and Silk Sonic (Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars) all declined to submit their respective solo material for Grammys consideration.

Drizzy and Abel didn’t give a reason for their snubs, but the Canadian superstars have both been vocal critics of the Grammys in the past. Silk Sonic “respectfully” bowed out after previously stealing the spotlight at the 2022 Grammys, where “Leave the Door Open” won Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

“We truly put our all on this record, but Silk Sonic would like to gracefully, humbly and most importantly, sexually, bow out of submitting our album this year,” Bruno Mars said in a statement. “We hope we can celebrate with everyone on a great year of music and partake in the party. Thank you for letting Silk Sonic thrive.”

He added: “Andy and I, and everyone that worked on this project, won the moment the world responded to ‘Leave the Door Open.’ Everything else was just icing on the cake. We thank the Grammys for allowing us to perform on their platform — not once but twice — and awarding us at last year’s ceremony. We’d be crazy to ask for anything more.”

Check out the list of 2023 Grammy nominations below:

Best Rap Album

• DJ Khaled — God Did
• Future — I Never Liked You
• Jack Harlow — Come Home the Kids Miss You
• Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
• Pusha T — It’s Almost Dry

Best Rap Song

• Jack Harlow f. Drake — “Churchill Downs”
• DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
• Gunna & Future f. Young Thug — “Pushin P”
• Future f. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”

Best Rap Performance

• DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
• Doja Cat — “Vegas”
• Gunna & Future f. Young Thug — “Pushin P”
• GloRilla & Hitkidd — “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”

Best Melodic Rap Performance

• DJ Khaled f. Futue & SZA — “Beautiful”
• Future f. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”
• Jack Harlow — “First Class”
• Kendrick Lamar f. Blxst & Amanda Reifer — “Die Hard”
• Latto — “Big Energy (Live)”

Album of the Year

• ABBA — Voyage
• Adele — 30
• Bad Bunny — Un Verano Sin Ti
• Beyoncé — Renaissance
• Mary J. Blige — Good Morning Gorgeous
• Brandi Carlile — In These Silent Days
• Coldplay — Music of the Spheres
• Kendrick Lamar — Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
• Lizzo — Special
• Harry Styles — Harry’s House

Record of the Year

• Harry Styles — “As It Was”
• Adele — “Easy On Me”
• ABBA — “Don’t Shut Me Down”
• Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
• Mary J. Blige — “Good Morning Gorgeous”
• Brandi Carlile & Lucius — “You and Me on the Rock”
• Doja Cat — “Woman”
• Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
• Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”

Song of the Year

• Harry Styles — “As It Was”
• Taylor Swift — “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)”
• Gayle — “abcedfu”
• Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
• Adele — “Easy On Me”
• Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
• Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
• DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
• Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
• Bonnie Raitt — “Just Like That”

Best New Artist

• Anitta
• Omar Apollo
• DOMi & JD Beck
• Samara Joy
• Muni Long
• Latto
• Måneskin
• Tobe Nwigwe
• Molly Tuttle
• Wet Leg

More information & Full list:
https://hiphopdx.com/news/grammy-nominations-2023-full-list