Frank Ocean Spotted Street Racing Tyler, The Creator And A$AP Rocky
To say the anticipation for Frank Ocean’s sophomore album is palpable is like saying summers in Atlanta are kinda hot. So when Frank makes any appearance, even just to walk past the livestream camera located at Apple’s headquarters, it sends the internet into a frenzy. Which brings us to the most recent Frank Ocean sighting. The video below was shot by A$AP Rocky and shows a person who looks unmistakably like Frank Ocean leaning out the window of a car as the A$AP Mob rapper asks “DO YOU WANT TO RACE?” Frank Ocean’s response?
Vince Staples Shares "Prima Donna" Release Date, Tracklist & Artwork
Vince Staples has announced that his Prima Donna EP, his first release since his groundbreaking debut album, last year's Summertime '06, will be out on August 26. He has also revealed the EP's 6-song tracklist as well as its cover artwork. The tracklist shows features from Kilo Kish, who appeared on two Summertime tracks, as well as A$AP Rocky, who will guest on the title track. The newly unveiled cover art shows Vince's huge, ballooned head protruding from a normal-sized neck and body.
Kendall Jenner & ASAP Rocky Reportedly "Full On Dating"
Kylie Jenner gets more limelight over here than her model sister Kendall Jenner, and that's because she's dating a rapper, Tyga. We may soon have Kendall Jenner making regular site appearances, as a report circulates today claiming that the Kendall Jenner-ASAP Rocky relationship is for real, for real.
Top Tracks: August 1 - August 7
The next two weeks will see new albums from two guys vying to be the third most popular rap/R&B artist out of Toronto, PartyNextDoor and Tory Lanez (Drake and The Weeknd are one and two, respectively). Only time will tell how P3 and I Told You will stack up against each other, but over the last few weeks, we've gotten a few previews in the form of singles and other assorted loosies. Both Party and Tory pop up in our Top Ten, although here it's obvious which one is dominant.
Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky & More To Perform At Camp Flog Gnaw 2016
Camp Flog Gnaw is approaching. This afternoon Tyler, The Creator took to his Instagram to unveil the line-up for this year's annual festival, which takes place at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. This year the festival spans November 12-13. The line-up this year is pretty impressive. Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator and Chance The Rapper act as the main headliners. You'll also get to catch performances from Kehlani, DJ Mustard, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Action Bronson, SZA, Joey Bada$$ and many others.
French Montana's "MC4" Tracklist Features Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Nas & More
French Montana finally has a concrete release date for his album MC4, which is also (finally) getting some buzz thanks to his single with Drake, "No Shopping," although the single caught more attention for Drake lyrics possibly dissing Joe Budden than it did for French.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of July 2016
HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
A$AP Rocky & Kendall Jenner Reportedly Dating
You may remember that A$AP Rocky and Kylie Jenner left the club together last November during a brief gap in Jenner's relationship with Tyga. Rocky is now dating her sister Kendall, US Weekly reports.
Mind Palace: The Zen Of Clams Casino
When Clams Casino -- civilian name Mike Volpe -- released his groundbreaking debut mixtape Instrumentals in 2011, he was months away from graduating from Essex County College with a degree to become a physical therapist’s assistant. He was 23 years old at the time, an intern at the hospital in which he was born. He was about to move out of his mom’s house in Nutley, New Jersey, located one hour west of Manhattan, and find a regular job.
Behind The Beat: AraabMuzik
2016 marks the 10 year anniversary of AraabMuzik’s first production credit. We chopped it up with the Man With The Fastest Hands about his production style and why he’s “basically the Michael Jordan of what I do.” ...
My Diamonds They Say Pikachu: 10 Pokemon References In Rap Songs
Whether or not you're playing, you've surely heard of Pokemon Go -- the latest addition to the Pokemon universe for iPhone and Android. The augmented reality game has already spawned countless memes, and strangely, a few instances of robberies, but for the most part, people seem to be loving their ability to catch Pokemon in the real world.
ScHoolboy Q Explains Why A$AP Rocky Isn't On "Blank Face LP"
During a brief Twitter spree Tuesday morning, ScHoolboy Q revealed the reason that his old partner-in-crime A$AP Rocky didn't make the cut on Blank Face LP. It sounds like they cut a song for the album and it was produced by Pharrell -- but Pharrell gave the beat to someone else. "PHarrell gave tHa beat away," Q explained. "Hopefully da person dnt use it so I can put it out." Q and Rocky never fail to deliver when they link up: "Hands On The Wheel," "Electric Body," & "Brand New Guy" come to mind.
A$AP Rocky, Questlove & Prince Were All Answers On Jeopardy
Just days after seeing contestants on Jeopardy not know a question about Kanye’s Life Of Pablo album, the long-time running game show decided to once again test the hip-hop knowledge of their latest players on Wednesday’s episode.
Theophilus London Confronts Ian Connor, Calls Him A "Dirty Fucking Rapist"
UPDATE (06/23/16 | 4:49PM EST): Another video has now surfaced that was presumably taken before Ian Connor punched Theophilus London in the face. The two of them are standing face-to-face, as London -- the considerably taller figure -- looks down at Connor and tells him, "Touch me, I'll slap the shit out you."
ASAP Rocky Stars In New Dior Homme Campaign
ASAP Rocky has become a force to be reckoned with, not only in the world of rap but within the fashion industry too, another avenue he holds close to his heart. Rocky has always been outspoken about his clothing choices on wax, in interviews, and beyond, and the fashion tastemakers are obviously taking notice.
10 Essential Playboi Carti Tracks
Playboi Carti fans are still waiting for him to release his debut mixtape Cash Carti. It's hard to believe that the young Atlanta rapper hasn't released a single project. He's signed to A$AP Rocky, Awful Records, and he's already made music with Frank Ocean and Skepta.
Clams Casino Shares "32 Levels" Artwork & Tracklist
Clams Casino first made his name through producing game-changing records for Lil B like "I'm God," before going on to work with the likes of ASAP Rocky, Mac Miller, Vince Staples. After releasing a number of instrumental projects, both for free and through Tri Angle Records, the New Jersey beatmaker is now finally releasing his official debut album, 32 Levels.
Behind The Beat: Honorable C-Note
Over 15 years into his career, Honorable C-Note is just starting to get comfortable. He's become known as a master of suspense, lending thundering arrangements, or "scores," as he calls them, to some of the best talent in Atlanta, where he's resided for 10 years now. More recently, he's produced monsters for each of the two leading members of the A$AP Mob. His compositions are a recipe for goosebumps -- hearing shrill strings crawl atop a chorus of doomsday horns while A$AP Ferg howls about "bedbugs in the motel" on "New Level" gets me every time.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
10 Essential Clams Casino Tracks
There is something wondrous about the music of Clams Casino. It's hard to believe that the he was once a physical therapist student making beats on the side for fun. Indeed, he does not think like ordinary producers. "To find things to sample, I used to just type a random word-- like "blue" or "cold"-- into LimeWire or BearShare and download the first 10 results," he told Pitchfork in a 2011 interview.