hen Mary J. Blige takes the stage Sunday night at Sams Town, shell do so as the undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. We might as well call her the Queen of Pop, because, really, what else is there? Hip-hop and R&B stand as the dominant pop music of the day, and theyre doing it together. Try finding an R&B record that isnt littered with hip-hop cameos. And sung choruses are just as prominant on rap records. Its easy to forget that this hasnt always been the case.
Good morning in Memphis, where there’s so much happening this weekend it’s hard to keep up, but we’re going to try. But first …Amazon HQ2 Now: Ok, so I doubt we ever get to the yard-sign stage of this pursuit, but when Amazon dropped the bomb yesterday morning -- a Request for Proposals for a second corporate headquarters, one that would bring $5 billion in investment and 50,000 employees -- this space mostly joked about a Memphis candidacy.
Good morning in Memphis, where Southern Heritage belongs to us all, but first …Did you feel the nip in the air yesterday? I went for an afternoon bike ride and didn’t come home a sweaty mess. Summer is supposed to be fun time. May is supposed to be Memphis’ marquee month. Spring is supposed to put a pep in your step. But in Memphis, we don’t have harsh winters. We have harsh summers. Spring renewal is nice, but give me autumn reprieve.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".