The Triangle Curse

No Billboard Hits in 44 years


Could a population of over 2 million go Forty-Four (44) years without a hit song on Billboard’s Hot 100 or R&B/Rap Charts. Facts. The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) has no R&B or Hip-Hop Artist (Singer nor Rapper), born nor living in The Triangle, with a Billboard Hit for over Forty-Four (44) years.


In 1975, Betty Davis from Durham, North Carolina,

charted “Shut Off The Lights” on Billboards R&B Chart.


For argument sake, Lord’s of The Underground met at

Shaw’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. They had

several Hot 100 hits between 1993-1995. They're

from New Jersey. (This makes us look worse.)


Choose 24 or 44.


A drought is still a drought.


Clay Aiken and Scotty McCreery have Billboard hits. One is Country. One is Adult Contemporary.


Still, North Carolina does have Hit Makers. Jay Cole from Fayetteville, Anthony Hamilton from Charlotte, Da Baby from Charlotte, Petey Pablo from Greenville, & Fantasia from High Point.


And don’t forget Legendary Producer Andreao “Fanatic” Heard from Greensboro.


And don’t forget about Dee “Money” wants Millions.


The Triangle should be concerned.


No matter, the drought shall end. The curse shall end.


Enough said. Music Speaks For Self

Billboard Hot 100 or Bust


Millions to Gain, Nothing to Lose


North Carolina's Newest Hip-Hop Producer

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P.O. Box  28516

Raleigh, NC  27611