Does Going Platinum Still Carry The Same Weight?

Platinum plaques have long been equated to the holy grail. In hip-hop, where sales are all-to-ten used as a barometer relevance, the plaque was something like a rite passage. Fans no doubt recall Dr. Dre comparing his

Cardi B's "Invasion Of Privacy" Goes Gold On First Day

Cardi B has barely had time to rest her eyes after night cha cha in the big apple, in celebration her landmark debut. According to RIAA calculations Invasion Of Privacy is already Gold certified record, before many have

Kanye West's "Champions" Is Now Platinum

Kanye West’s “Champions” promised for the prospective Cruel Winter compilation, is at first glance a disorderly cluster rap cameos. It appears that any doubts over its reception have been dealt a deafening blow. The record has now

Vince Staples' "Norf Norf" Goes Gold

While undoubtedly talented, opinionated, and artistically avant-garde, Vince Staples remains somewhat an enigmatic figure. His recent drop Big Fish Theory was an experimental blend hip-hop and deep house, which went on to debut at number sixteen on the US Billboard charts;