...whether it's pop songs that include MCed bridges or hip-hop songs where the rappers are singing their own hooks or are bringing in pop stars to sing original hooks, hip-hop is increasingly embedded in the pop charts, even if it's not yet the dominant genre in American popular music. But the big competition programs tend to focus on the clarity of sung vocal performance. We haven't had a show yet that defines what makes a great MC, or defines an MC as the most important voice in American music.
Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.