TikTok is Altering the Music Industry

It’s not just Lil Nas X: musicians are making their songs shorter and more memeable

Peter Yeung
Jul 30, 2019 · 5 min read
Illustration: Chris Stokel-Walker

Montero Lamar Hill grew up in Lithia Springs, Georgia, a small city in the far suburbs of Atlanta, and had a childhood loaded with the challenges typically faced by black boys in the Deep South.