Why Def Jam Should Split the Record Label

'Red Table Talk,' 'The Shop,' and the Viral Content Trap

Why Kanye West is Bound to Keep Fighting for Ownership

Posthumous Careers are Harder Than Ever to Manage

Direct-to-Consumer Hip-Hop is Not a Game

Why Hip-Hop Can Help Venture Capital Navigate Changes in the Industry

How Rappers Can Maximize Their Mixtape Anniversaries

Why New York Hip-Hop Couldn't Stay on Top Forever

Why Every Rapper is Heading to Las Vegas (and Why That’s a Problem)

I'm Officially Full-Time on Trapital!

Why the Super Bowl is Less Lucrative for Travis Scott

How Jay Z and Damon Dash's Split Still Impacts Hip-Hop

Why Trolling Won't Work For Every Artist

How Hip-Hop Podcasts Will Adapt in the Streaming Era


Trapital's Top Five Stories of 2018

How Rihanna Can Use Fenty Beauty To Sell Her Next Album

Why Roc Nation May Move On From Its Record Label

Why Tidal is Banking on Meek Mill's Success

Mike WiLL and Metro Boomin; UnitedMasters-NBA Deal; Happy Thanksgiving!

Why the Black Sketch Comedy Needs to Come Back

Why the Migos Solo Albums are Underperforming

Cash Money Records Has a Bleak Future Without Drake and Lil’ Wayne

How Hip-Hop Media Has Changed Rap Beef

Why Spotify's RapCaviar Playlist Should Spinoff

How Hip-Hop Producers Lost Their Power

Hip-hop v. Fortnite; Tha Carter V; Mac Miller Benefit Concert

What the Media Gets Wrong About Top Dawg Entertainment

Meek Mill's Journey From the Inmate List to the Forbes List

Why Choosing The Right Concert Venue Matters

How Travis Scott Cannibalized His Own Success to Promote "Astroworld"

Cardi B's Authenticity Protects Her Career

Why Rappers Started Running Their Own Music Festivals

Rethinking "Mean Tweets" for Hip-Hop, Why "12% of Industry Revenue" is Different for Desiigner and Beyoncé

Future Needs Help Before It's Too Late

Made In America Stays Put, Cardi B Leaves the Bruno Mars Tour

Beyoncé, Jay Z, and the Collaboration Paradox

Nothing Was The Same After 'Nothing Was The Same'

How Revolt Can Bounce Back

Rihanna and Eminem Left Money On The Table

J. Cole Is Still Making Millions From a $1 Concert

How Damon Dash Brought Rap Concerts Back

The Migos-Nike-Finish Line Love Triangle

Kendrick Lamar can't save the Nike Cortez

Timberland Showed Up Late to the Cookout

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