Everyone in hip-hop wants to work with Jay-Z . One guy who caught Jay’s ear—and has kept it for over 20 years—is Lenny S. As Senior Vice President of A&R at Roc Nation, Lenny S has one of the most storied careers in the rap game. When he’s not managing artists like DJ Khaled or Fabolous , he’s capturing hip-hop’s most intimate moments as a photographer (Check him out at @KodakLens on Instagram ). “I try to be everywhere,” he tells XXL .
Black Panther has shattered weekend box-office records, so it’s no surprise that its soundtrack also bows at the top of the albums chart this week. Helmed by Kendrick Lamar, Black Panther: The Album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (154,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 15, according to Nielsen Music). One person who still can’t believe the success is soundtrack contributor Babes Wodumo.
Dave East always toasted to the good life -- even as a budding rapper. The Harlem native remembers pooling funds together with his friends to buy bottles of Belaire Rosé while in a makeshift recording studio in New York City. “We used to scrounge all our bread together -- it would be like five of us -- we’d be good," recalls East. "This would be when we would be recording in my crib.
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
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".