How Hip-Hop Stars Are Made in the Streaming Era

If you’re wondering how new artists have managed to emerge with hit singles in the streaming era, we have you covered with 'Chart Breakers.'

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In recent years, the music industry has been in a constant state of evolution. Chart Breakers is Complex Hustle's new series where we take a look at that landscape, tackle questions facing the industry and break down how artists have found new ways to thrive.

In Complex Hustle's latest episode of Chart Breakers, we break down how emerging hip-hop acts are able to achieve major success in the streaming era. Social media plays a crucial part these days, as well as Billboard changing its chart system to include YouTube views a few years back. That combination has afforded lesser known acts the opportunity to hit it big.

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