105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Kehlani
Kehlani has gathered over 2.7 million Instagram followers while scoring Hot 100 hits like “Crzy” and “Gangsta” (from last year’s Suicide Squadsoundtrack). She’s drew praise from industry figures like Puff Daddy, who claim that her iconoclastic, tattooed image and honest, confessional lyrics have “redefined and saved R&B.” As a result, SweetSexySavage was... Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Remy Ma
2017 was Very Productive for Remy Ma!  Understatement, YES! 2 two nominations at this year’s Grammys, won Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards, released a LP with Fat Joe, signed a major-label deal with Columbia Records, her first solo album in more than a decade.  Let’s not forgot... Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Big Sean
Big Sean’s I Decided, is a collection of introspective rhymes and light trap beats.  His fourth album sets out to finish the work of his third, 2015’s Dark Sky Paradise, and comes close to completing his transition of his life experiences – tackling concepts like rebirth, age and wisdom. 00 Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Chris Brown
Chris Brown latest album, “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” was a 45-track album- nearly three hours long Chris Brown  dropped the album on Halloween and it features collaborations with Usher, R.Kelly, Gucci Mane, Kodak Black, Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Yo Gotti and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. 00 Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Future
Earlier this year, the prolific rapper Future released two albums in two weeks, each containing 17 tracks and over an hour of music. The first of the two, simply titled FUTURE, contained classic tracks (“Draco” and “Mask Off”).  HNDRXX is not more of the same: R&B elements of his personality with levels of... Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Mary J. Blige
The R&B legend returned with a soulful, deeply personal album that luxuriated in the classic sounds of wronged-woman blues, featuring guest spots from Kanye West, DJ Khaled, and Kaytranada. 00 Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017  -SZA
SZA’s release of Ctrl was an amazing followup to her cult following mixtape Z.  Her faithful growing fan base stood by her while everyone else caught up. 00 Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017  -DJ KHALED
DJ Khaled, beside being a producer he’s also one of Snapchat’s biggest stars.  His 10th album guestlist included Beyonce, Jay Z, Justin Beiber, Drake, Rihanna just to name a few. +10 Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -DRAKE
Drake’s “More Life” is a 22 song playlist that you each song in its entirety!  “More Life” proves Drake as one of Hip Hop’s (and Pop) visionary. +10 Read more
JAY-Z Releases Futuristic Star-Studded ‘Family Feud’ Video
According to Billboard:  JAY Z has been going all-out with the videos for his Grammy-nominated 4:44 album, but the visual for “Family Feud” released Friday (Dec. 29) is his most epic undertaking yet. The epic nearly eight minute video was directed by Ava DuVernay, scored by Flying Lotus and features Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Michael... Read more