After riding the EDM wave to the pinnacle of viral superstardom, PSY is set to switch gears into the current genre-of-the-moment --that would be hip-hop-- for his upcoming single, "Hangover."
PSY described the new tune as, "totally hip-hop with 808s." He also says he'll be rapping on the track, with the help of guest feature Snoop Dogg.
People who were just introduced to PSY through "Gangnam Style" might not know this, but the now 36-year-old has been rapping for years in Korea. However, his music has rarely ever been hip-hop in the mainstream style that Americans are used to, with PSY usually fusing the genre with other styles like rock, folk, dance, or funk, in addition to the comedic elements he sometimes adds to his music.
Look out for "Hangover" to premiere on June 8 on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Breaking down the bias of comfort films.
With the constant onslaught of complicated news that 2020 has brought, sometimes you just want to be able to shut off your brain, relax, and feel happy.
Enter comfort films. These are the feel-good movies that feel like a warm hug when you finish them, the ones that allow you to escape for a short while. We often turn to these types of films in times of trouble or extreme stress, and when we're not sure what films of this nature we should watch, we turn to the Internet for options.
25 years ago, pop stars and rappers were were expected to stay in their respective lanes. But Mariah Carey proved that hip-hop and pop were a match made in heaven—changing popular music as we know it.
Hip-Hop is pop—not in sound, but rather in terms of influence and authority.
Certainly pure pop—pasteurized and whipped into its ultimate peak in the early 2010s—is still breathing, though despite its name, the genre's reign as the chieftain of popular music has ended.
Drake and Bad Bunny are as much of pop stars in 2020 as Carly Rae Jepsen and Kesha were in 2012. Spotify reports that, at this very moment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" is the most-streamed song in the United States. Immediately following that is trap-pop cut "Mood," a TikTok-famous summer bop by 24kGoldn and Iann Dior, two of many rising zoomer rappers who have embraced Hip-Hop's guidance in most melodic forms, like trap-pop, emo rap, alternative hip-hop, and pop-rap. And if that's not enough to give Hip-Hop a throne, Nielsen Music has confirmed that eight of the top 10 artists of 2020 so far are, of course, rappers.