Adam Levine says That Hip-Hop is Driving Force Behind Innovation in Music Today

Adam Levine says That Hip-Hop is Driving Force Behind Innovation in Music Today

When Adam Levine has some thoughts on music, people tend to listen. After all, Levine has three Grammy’s to his name and we’ve watched as his band Maroon 5 have navigated through the changing music scene with an uncanny ability to make the right moves (like Jagger). In a recent interview with Variety Magazine, Levine talked about the success of Maroon 5’s latest single “Girls Like You” which features hip-hop phenom Cardi B, and went on to state that “All of the innovation and the incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than everything else. Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde and flawed and real, and that’s why people love it.”  While it’s a hot take, you would be hard pressed to find a way to dispute Levine’s claim; 71% of the Billboard 100’s Top 10 songs throughout the entire year have been hip-hop.

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