Post Tates Here To Get Them Featured In Genius Articles 2.0

Hi everyone!

Since we opened up the editorial site to community pitching, we’ve featured tons of annotations in articles—a huge S/O to everyone who’s been out there writing fantastic tates over the past half year! We just redesigned the article page and updated the guidelines for pitching, so it only makes sense that we should update the annotation submission thread and get a little more specific about which kinds of tates work best for the editorial site.

The biggest change is that this thread was previously only available to editors and moderators (see here), but now it will live here in the music forum so everyone can submit annotations. However, this thread is not an alternative to the regular pitching process. If you’re an editor or moderator and want to write an article, check out this thread for information on how to pitch to the editorial team.

Here’s everything you need to know:

How does this work?

Anyone can post tates in this thread. These should be tates that you think will work for an article on Genius, whether that means a new article should be written about them or they should be added to an existing article. I’ll be checking the thread regularly and communicating with the editorial team and with y’all about which tates work and which ones don’t.

No strings attached for the tates you post here. They don’t have to be up to editorial standards or even reviewed by an editor or moderator, they just have to be interesting! They don’t have to be yours, either—if you think somebody else wrote a dope tate that works for the editorial site, feel free to drop it here as well.

Will I get credit for the article if I submit a tate?

If you submit the tate and the editorial team writes the article or integrates it into an existing article, your name won’t appear in the byline but it will appear in the body of the article. (Example)

Format:

Let us know…

  • If you want the tate added to an existing article OR you want the editorial team to write a new article around the tate.
  • Why you think this is a good annotation for the editorial site (2-3 sentences explaining what’s interesting about it)
  • Which annotation you want featured (link or embed it)

EXAMPLE:

I’d like the editorial team to add an annotation to “Here’s All The Iconic Rock Stars Post Malone References In ‘rockstar’.” This tate adds more context to the article’s narrative about Post referencing real events in rock history. It addresses the origin of the phrase “sex, drugs, and rock and roll,” and highlights Post’s personal history with rock music. Tate here.

Which types of tates work best for articles?

  • ‘Meme’ information or ‘breaking knowledge’

Genius’ editorial voice is about explaining the deeper meaning behind the music. If a new song drops and you write an interesting tate, strike while the iron’s hot and drop it in this thread! If the tate’s quality and the angle is right for the editorial site, it’s an easy flip.

  • Explaining a lyric everyone is confused about

If nobody knows what a lyric means and you figure it out, getting it included in an article is the best way to showcase that info to the masses (and stunt on ‘em at the same time).

  • Unearthing nuggets of knowledge

The tates you submit don’t always have to be from new songs—they can be the subject of legacy/anniversary content, too. If you’re on an older song page and discover previously unknown information, that’s something the editorial team wants to know about!

How will my tate be integrated into the article?

Here are some recent examples of articles that feature tates:

Here's All The Iconic Rock Stars Post Malone References In "rockstar"Genius
Post references AC/DC's Bon Scott, Jim Morrison of The Doors, and the tradition of throwing TVs out of hotel windows.

Young Thug & DJ Carnage Link Up With Meek Mill For New Single "Homie"Genius
It's the first track off Carnage & Thugger's 'Young Martha' EP.

Taylor Swift Finds The Man Of Her Dreams On Second 'reputation' Single "...Ready For It?"Genius
"In the middle of the night, in my dreams / You should see the things we do, baby."

Nicki Minaj & Yo Gotti Bring Their Hit Single "Rake It Up" To Life In New VideoGenius
It features cameos from Mike WiLL Made-It & Blac Chyna.

Frank Ocean Debuts His New Song "Provider" On blonded RADIO & Shares Its Lyric VideoGenius
He also played a remix of 2 Chainz's "Rolls Royce Bitch."

Any questions, feels, or feedback, post here or hit me up!

cc: @new-release-squad @genius-editorial-board

September 22nd, 2017

Shoutout @zj96 whose tate is featured in this new article!

September 22nd, 2017

pretty much sums up his abscence in music as well–> easy to integrate

September 24th, 2017

@GeniusPlayboyX which article would this be added to?

September 25th, 2017

@Empath

a new article should be written about them

September 25th, 2017

shouts to @SirDiegoRamos, @IJUSTLEFTEARF, @AleksanderAlgo, @RyanBrooke, @SilviaMavares, and @lemonadefan, who all had annotations featured in articles last week! see here:

Breaking Down Stormzy's Drake & J Hus References On "4PM in London"Genius
"Nothing was the same since my 'Fire in the Booth.'"


@GeniusPlayboyX thanks for clarifying! good idea, but I’m not sure it’s enough to support an article all on its own. can you make sure to include that information in your original post next time? the word “integrate” made it seem like you were talking about adding it to an existing article.

October 2nd, 2017

@Empath

QueenOfCoplaints - Is it the Migos' flow? Tracing the use of triplet flows in Hip-HopGenius
Is it the Migos' flow? Tracing the use of triplet flows in Hip-Hop Lyrics: A triplet is a widespread music term. It refers to a frequency of three beats in the time you would usually hear 4 or 2, in a standard 4/4 time signature. The syncopation from this

November 5th, 2017

two great tates on em’s “walk on water”:

here and here

November 13th, 2017

I think this annotation would be great at explaining at how Eminem’s confidence decreases over the years. We’ve seen eminem be self-aware of his decline, but we haven’t seen him defeated until now.

November 13th, 2017

@grimdorito @oozymrbunbun good thinking! I hit up @Chris_Mench and he added a couple of these tates to this article:

Eminem Airs Out His Insecurities With The Beyoncé-Assisted Single "Walk On Water"Genius
With his new album supposedly just around the corner, Eminem dropped off his new single "Walk On Water" today. The piano-driven ballad features Beyoncé, marking the pair's first collaboration. It's produced by Rick Rubin with co-production from Skylar Grey.

big up!

November 13th, 2017

why this thread so ded lol

also this tate could go in the article about her new singles:

December 11th, 2017

Em compares Trump to Hitler:

December 13th, 2017

It got removed lmao

February 7th, 2018 | edited March 19th, 2018

Y'all never mentioned this drop but Mick Jenkins dropped the second installation of his #ormore series

February 26th, 2018

^there was a thread about it somewhere in the forums

February 27th, 2018

@Liiight unfortunately I don’t think the Mick project is poppin enough on the site to merit an article—but good looks for dropping a tate here!

February 28th, 2018
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