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It is no longer news that hip-hop surpassed rock in popularity on the charts and according to the new Nielsen report,  hip-hop surpassed rock consumption in America by a little over 2% recently.

Rapper, French Montana has weighed in on the Rap vs Rock Debate, saying that his new album, “Jungle Rule” had a lot to do with the numbers, especially when it comes to a specific audience that’s eating it up.

Is this really true?

For it has been made known that Stand out albums from the likes of Kendrick Lamar (Damn) and Jay-Z (4:44) – plus the continuing popularity of artists such as Drake (10 billion streams of his More Life playlist and counting) – have helped hip hop to make up 25.1 percent of music consumed in the US alone.

However, rock is still leading in the physical album sales market and Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You is the most downloaded track.

Written by Clement Oluwasegun

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