I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years back and she is the most gracious person I’ve met. I’m glad that she is Billboard’s Icon of the year. She is talented beyond belief and also an active advocate for the LGBT community. 🏳️🌈Yay!! #kinkyboots#ilovecyndilauper By the way, the photographer is Ruven Afanador who happens to be Colombian and a wonderful photographer, just saying. 😂:
@CyndiLauper @Billboard #IconOfTheYear#Billboard#CyndiLauper
Ok so at this point It’s no secret that Travis Scott and Tekashi69 have been battling out for that top spot on the Billboard charts, and it looks like Billboard is giving the spot back to Travis.
A spokesperson spoke with TMZ and said,
"In a historically close race, after a rigorous review of the process and the methodology by which the No. 1 ranking on last week’s Billboard 200 album chart was awarded to Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld,’ we concluded that no correction was warranted.” Travis’ album took the top spot for the last week in November, then Nielsen, who gets the sales date for Billboard, came out and spoke about some “discrepancy’ which started the chatter that Tekashi would take the spot.
Billboard is sticking with the original data. Hopefully Tekashi doesn’t take anymore L’s this year. #tekashi69#travisscott#billboard
Chessboxer Top 20 Hip Hop/R&B Albums Of 2018
#10 :Cocoa Sugar - Young Fathers
Although the Young Fathers have been making music since 2008, they’ve been heavily underrated throughout their career, despite being one of rap music’s most innovative groups. Everything comes together on Cocoa Sugar however, with the group’s avant-garde tendencies plowing through these twelve tracks. It’s a spontaneous celebration of British hip hop, with a minimalism that’s the pepper to all three rapper’s salt. Songs like “Fee Fi” and “In My View” depend less on melody and lean more to the surrounding ambient vibes, infusing R&B with primitive satire. And while they embrace post-punk styles on “Turn” and “Holy Ghost”, their exploitive lyricism Is a big factor to this album’s productivity as well, especially on the noisy distortion of “Wire” and “Toy”, where the thoughtful lyricism Is almost overshadowed, despite the mastery the Fathers display on here. Cocoa Sugar Is not only fucking special, It’s just straight up brilliant, with political fury being mixed In with noise rap, gospel chants, and dub-styled rock. They may end up becoming the hip hop equivalent to The Clash, the way their outspoken politics mesh well with other styles of music. And if they don’t, Cocoa Sugar Is still the best British hip hop album since A Grand Don’t Come For Free, and a product that might force you to go up against the wall.