This week, Justin Hunte traveled the UK to participate in a parliamentary debate at the Oxford Union. The topic: Is Kanye West More Relevant Than William Shakespeare? Unfortunately, since he’s out of the country, there wasn’t room to shoot a proper breakdown this week. Don’t worry, though. The debate is filmed by the Oxford Union, so expect a separate breakdown on the topic. This opportunity is truly a product of the growth and success of The Breakdown.
Los Angeles, CA – GRAMMY-nominated producer Benny Cassette stopped through HipHopDX’s music meeting (February 25) and previewed music from his upcoming Broken Hearts & Dollar Signs. Cassette’s signed to Kanye West’s Very GOOD Beats, which is the production-arm to Yeezy’s GOOD Music. When creating the project, he decided to write letters to different people about different circumstances and use that to fuel commentary.
Most of us were probably introduced to Kevin Gates in 2013 with the release of Luca Brasi Story and Stranger Than Fiction. That year he put together a great run but his momentum was interrupted when he was sent to prison for four months on a parole violation, an unfortunate trend that’s dominated his career. The Baton Rouge lyricist was sentenced to another 30 months this week. Somehow it seems that Gates got off easy. Let’s break it down.
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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".