The past two Fridays have been pretty tremendous. For anyone following my Instagram*, you’ve seen pics and vids from time spent at a three-part workshop at Tennessee State University, a local HBCU and my alma mater, with large groups of freshmen. To keep things succinct, let’s just say it has been as much a rewarding experience for me as (I hope) it’s been for students. You approach these situations thinking you’re going to say some dazzling shit, gems they remember for lifetime.
Crew List: All The Songs You Need To Listen To This WeekAllow us to reintroduce ourselves — Still Crew in this piece! Summer is upon us so don’t waste our time sorting through the hundreds of new releases, just hit the “Follow” button in Spotify and let us bring you the best of the best every week in Crew List! This week, we have new cuts from Young Thug, G-Eazy, EarthGang, Cardi B, and a host of others worth every moment of your time.
Cash Money Before They Were Millionaires Rare ‘Ball Til You Fall’ documentary provides an early look at Cash Money’s empireAll the recent Jay-Z talk reminds me how Cash Money could’ve become the next Roc-A-Fella if their empire hadn’t crumbled with the main members becoming disgruntled over money. How history rates their late ’90s to early ’00s run remains to be seen but it should be very high. Their climb from underdog to the top of the charts is the stuff hero tales are made of.
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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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".