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Hip Hop and R&B are two music genres in the U.S. that are dominating the charts! Hip-Hop is so diverse today that it contains a variety of cultural, music styles.
Maroon 5’s front man, Adam Levine, recently spoke about in an interview that hip-hop is “at the forefront of innovation in the music industry.” As the recently announced half time performer for Super Bowl LIII, the band has been urged and pressured to drop out of the performance since it will take place in Atlanta next year. Lots of fans wanted an Atlanta artist or Hip-Hop artists, such as Migos, to take over the half time show.
Due to the backlash that the NFL has been receiving, many artists have backed-out of the Half-time performance
In an interview with Variety, the singer credits hip-hop and other genres as inspiration for producing music. Levine explains in the interview, “Something unique to this band is that we always looked to hip-hip, R&B, all rhythmic forms of music, from back when we were writing our first album to now. Rock music is nowhere, really… I don’t know where it is. If it’s around, no one’s invited me to the party. All of the innovation and the incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop… Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde and flawed and real, and that’s why people love it.”
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The “Girls Like You” singer collaborated with Cardi B this year and the song spent seven weeks at number one. In the Variety interview, Levine confesses that he “begged” Cardi to collab with him in the song. The “Girls Like You” music video has 1.3 billion views on YouTube!
Could Maroon 5 bring out Cardi B at the Super Bowl?! Maybe even Migos? Who knows, but we’re looking forward to it!