In America, in particular, these genres have dominated radio and the charts, delivering such acts as Rhianna, Beyonce, The Black Eyed Peas, Akon and Kanye West around the world.In Britain, we were temporarily distracted by “landfill indie” (ubiquitous skinny boys with scratchy guitars) and a kind of epic soft rock (Coldplay and their brothers in cardigans, from sensitive singer-songwriters to coffee-table rock bands) but little of it sounded fresh.In the Theo Skudra-directed clip, The Game takes Drizzy on a tour of his hometown.They both walk around the hood and get nothing but love from the locals, performing on top of vehicles and even allowing a local kid to grab some camera time. #Winners Circle.” ‘100’ is the second single taken from The Game’s upcoming sixth album ‘The Documentary 2’.
We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson.
From Michael Jackson’s innovative ‘Thriller’ epic to Blur’s heartwarming milk carton movie for ‘Coffee & TV’ and MIA’s more recent, controversial promo for ‘Born Free’, the music video has come into a life of its own.
Here, we celebrate 100 of the best: how many have you seen?
Arguably, the biggest phenomena have not been individual artists or thrilling new genres, but illegal downloading, the invention of the i Pod and i Tunes, the free music zones of You Tube, My Space and Spotify and the democratisation of the means of production and distribution that allows any kid with a computer to become a legend in their own bedroom studio.
Meanwhile, Top Of The Pops died from lack of interest while the charts became strangely hyperactive. The strongest argument could be made for the rise of modern hip hop-inflected R&B, where even mainstream pop idols (such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears) have effectively “urbanised” their music.