The Gatekeepers of SoundCloud Rap

The music industry is transforming to accommodate stream-focused, controversial, and very popular new rappers. Here’s how.

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By Lauren Levy

Once a year, on career day, Nick Catchdubs, the DJ, producer, and founder of the independent record label Fool’s Gold, drives across the Hudson River to the New…

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