Today is the 44-year anniversary of the party DJ Kool Herc threw at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx that’s widely credited as the birth of hip-hop. To celebrate the genre’s birthday, today’s Google doogle turns the Google logo into an interactive turntable that allows users to sample and mix classic tracks. If you take the time—a.k.a. kill your productivity at work—you essentially get an interactive lesson about the early days of hip-hop hosted by Fab 5 Freddy.
Playboi Carti should be out enjoying the success of his breakout hits “Magnolia” and “wokeuplikethis*,” but instead he’s been forced to respond to accusations of stealing beats. Producer MilanMakeBeats has claimed that the beat for Carti’s 2016 song “VLONE Thug” was actually produced by him—an allegation Carti denied in a series of Instagram DMs with DJ Akademiks:“They trying to get clout. I only rap on Pierre beats,” said Carti, referring to his go-to producer, Pi'erre Bourne.
The New York Times recently ran a feature titled “What Music Do Americans Love the Most? 50 Detailed Fan Maps,” which used YouTube’s geocoded streaming data from January 2016 and April 2017 to look up the geographic popularity of 50 artists that were on the Billboard Hot 100 this spring. The maps highlight how popular certain artists are in each part of the country.
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".