The Hip Hop Fan Gift Guide
If you're anything like us, scrambling for Christmas (or Hanukkah) gifts on Dec. 23 is the norm. It doesn't have to be that way though, especially if you’re shopping for hip-hop heads. We’ve got your back with some gift ideas for the hip hop fans that can’t get enough, based on their favorite artists. Feel free to send it someone as a not so subtle hint. Swipe/click through the gallery for gift inspiration for fans of Drake, Gucci Mane, Joey Bada$$, 21 Savage, Skepta and many more.
The Hip Hop Dating Map
The law of six degrees of separation applies to the hip hop dating circuit -- a land where fast money, fast women, and horny men collide, resulting often in fireworks. As you can see in the dating map we have assembled below, there isn't much distance separating stars like Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Future, Lil Wayne, & A$AP Rocky. Ray J even has his own dating wheel, which gives credence to Vince Staples' mind-blowing Theory of Ray J.
A$AP Rocky Countersues NYC Landlord Who Said He Ruined His Apartment
A$AP Rocky has countersued the landlord of the SoHo apartment he had been leasing, reports TMZ. He is refusing to pay any of the $100,000 demanded of him in the original suit, in which the landlord accused Rocky of leaving the apartment in shambles upon finishing his lease in August.
ASAP Mob's "Cozy Tapes Vol. 1" (Review)
Group albums and mixtapes are a bit like ensemble comedies: eclectic groups of stars are given equal screen time, plot and cohesion oftentimes take a backseat to laughs, and there's far more clunkers than classics in each category. For every "Tropic Thunder," there's two or three "Grown Ups"; for every Diplomatic Immunity, there's an Eminem Presents: The Re-Up and a DJ Khaled album.
Top Tracks: October 24 - October 30
For the past few years it's been clear that regardless of quality, everything Drake announces or releases is guaranteed to produce more pageviews on HNHH than any of his contemporaries. We've known this for a while and capitalized upon it a few times, which many of you have noticed and decried, but hey, you're still clicking on it. Drizzy dropped four tracks on OVO Sound Radio last weekend and nothing has changed, despite the fact that they did arrive too late for last week's Top Tracks list.
Stream A$AP Mob's "Cozy Tapes, Vol. 1: Friends"
The first installment of the Cozy Tapes, brought to you by the A$AP Mob, has finally arrived. The idea of the Cozy Tapes was first conceived by the collective's creative director, the A$AP Yams, and he was working on putting together the first tape -- a fresh compilation from the Mob -- before his tragic death almost two years ago. Over the last month, Rocky has spearheaded an aggressive rollout for the inaugural edition of the Cozy Tapes, and it's been presented as Cozy Tapes, Vol. 1: Friends.
Alicia Keys Reveals "HERE" Tracklist In A Very Original Way
Artists are playing with release strategies more than ever these days, and Alicia Keys is doing her best to stay ahead of the curve. On Saturday night, Alicia decided to reveal the tracklist to her upcoming album HERE by DMing her fans. Alicia followed back a few of her most loyal supporters and delivered the 16 track names from her project via private message. It's safe to say, those who were selected for the rare honor were pretty excited about it.
40 Classic A$AP Yams Tweets In Preparation For A$AP Mob's "Cozy Tapes Vol. 1"
A$AP Yams will be remembered for many things. Described as both a great creative mind and a friendly and charming person by those close to him, Yams' talent and personality is remembered through his work with A$AP Mob, but also in the imprint he left online -- namely, his very colorful tweets.
A$AP Mob Reveals "Cozy Tapes Vol. 1" Tracklist, Cover Art, & Release Date
11 days ago, A$AP Rocky announced that A$AP Mob's long-anticipated group album Cozy Tapes had been completed. This morning, the Harlem-based collective revealed that the project will drop on Monday, October 31st.
Top Tracks: October 17 - October 24
Well clearly the big news today is the announcement of Drake's new project More Life, and the ensuing tracks that the 6 God dropped on OVO Sound last night. Dude can still easily dominate the conversation whenever he wants to.
ASAP Rocky Says ASAP Mob's "Cozy Tape" Is "Finally Finished"
The Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 -- which has also been referred to as Cozy Tapes, or simply Cozy Tape, by various ASAP Mob members -- has been in the works for over a year. On Friday night, ASAP Rocky announced that the highly anticipated compilation is now complete.
Top Tracks: October 3 - October 9
Barring The Weeknd's Starboy and any late-year surprises, we don't seem to have a whole lot coming on the release calendar as fall settles in. Gucci Mane's Woptober, Anderson .Paak and Knxledge's Yes Lawd! under their Nxworries title, and D.R.A.M.'s debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. are all coming later this month, but compared to the summer we just had, that's small potatoes.
ASAP Rocky Announces Partnership With MTV To Create Original Content For The Channel & More
ASAP Rocky was recently spotted working on his third studio album, but there's a lot more in store for the Mob member than just music. The rapper announced a new venture with MTV this morning, which will allow him to bring his creative vision in tandem with MTV programming.
Anderson .Paak & Kamasi Washington Added To Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
Camp Flog Gnaw, an annual event that began as the Odd Future Carnival and has grown bigger and broader in each year since, has a pretty solid lineup this year. Even so, new additions continue to pour in.
ASAP Rocky Spotted Working On 3rd Album With Jim Jonsin & Lenny Kravitz
ASAP Rocky is all over the web for his always-on-point fashion sense and his new fling with Kendall Jenner, which has been impossible to keep under the radar. He hasn't been making too much noise on the music front, though.
20 Legendary Rapper Yearbook Photos
As cool as rappers may seem to you now, there was a time when your favorite spitter was in high school, and as dope as they may have seen themselves, we're certain that each one of them dealt with some serious haters. We're gonna take you on a tour of 20 rapper yearbook photos, an expansion of our previous list.
A$AP Mob & Rich The Kid Reportedly Involved In NYFW Brawl
Apparently there has been tension between A$AP Mob members and Quality Control's biggest hustler, Rich The Kid. It's unclear where this drama stemmed from, but Page Six reports of a fight breaking out backstage during New York Fashion Week, involving A$AP artists and Rich.
A$AP Rocky Being Sued For Allegedly Damaging NYC Apartment
It appears A$AP Rocky is the latest victim in a new lawsuit. According to TMZ, a NYC landlord is suing the Harlem rapper after he left his NYC apartment in ruins following his lease.
Playboi Carti Has Signed To Interscope, According To ASAP Rocky
Playboi Carti has been steadily gaining hype over the last year, but as far as anyone knew, he hadn't yet inked a deal. Of course, these things can always be done quietly, and while it's not clear exactly when it happened, ASAP Rocky has revealed that Carti has a brand new major label deal."Listen, this n*gga Playboi Carti, man. It's a good time for this n*gga," said Rocky at a recent show, as Carti stood beside him. "Just got signed to Interscope and shit. He 'bout to fuck shit up."
Diddy Tops Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings List Again, Jay Z Comes In Second
It's that time of the year again. Forbes is back with their annual Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and for the second year in a row, we're finding Diddy sitting comfy at the top of the list. Dr.