10 Essential Mike WiLL Made-It Beats
If 2015 was the year of Metro Boomin, 2016 might go down as the year of Mike WiLL Made-It. On top of executive production credits on Gucci Mane's Everybody Looking and Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife 2, the Atlanta-based producer has put out two Beat of the Year candidates in Young Thug's "F Cancer" and "With Them" and produced Beyonce's "Formation," arguably the biggest record of the last twelve months. He has given rap fans more than enough to chew on as they impatiently wait on his anticipated Ransom 2 mixtape.
Ace Hood Drops Off 4 New Tracks "4 Da Fuck Of It”
We may only be four days away from Ace Hood’s highly anticipated Starvation 4 mixtape, but that’s not stopping the We The Best Rapper from dropping off more heat for us. 4 Da Fuck Of It, Ace decided to share a few leftover tracks that didn’t make the project’s final cut onto his soundcloud page Friday night for our listening pleasure.
Behind The Beat: Reazy Renegade
The Renegades, the duo of Reazy and Mev, signed with DJ Khaled in late 2010, and within a few weeks, they had their names on a We the Best hit single. That record: "Welcome to My Hood," one of the South's all-time biggest posse cuts, featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Plies, and T-Pain.
Ace Hood Reveals Cover Art & Release Date For "Starvation 4" Mixtape
We've known that Starvation 4 is on the way for a minute, as Ace Hood has been teasing fans about on his recent leaks like "Clarity." However now the We The Best rapper makes the official announcement, by unveiling the artwork and the release date for the fourth instalment in the series.
Top Tracks: August 10 - August 16
Drake's reign is collapsing. Let's get to it. 10) Omelly - Back To Back Freestyle (AR-AB Diss) The Meek-Drake beef has already cooled into near non-existence, but that hasn’t stopped the foot soldiers of OVO and Dreamchasers from joining in.
Ace Hood Called Out For Allegedly Not Paying Child Support
Shanice Sarratt is the mother of Ace Hood's two children, and according to her, she hasn't been receiving proper child support payments from the rapper. Saratt decided to expose the Ace on Instagram, suggesting he's "#7monthsbehindandcounting" on his payments.
DJ Khaled's Top 5 Posse Anthems
As far DJs go, there's no one who sells more music than DJ Khaled. Khaled Khaled (no typo) is far from just a DJ though. The Miami hip-hop magnate is the founder and CEO of We the Best Music Group, which includes artists like Ace Hood and dancehall superstar Movado, and the President of Def Jam South, which helped revive Def Jam as a whole toward the end of the '00s.
Ace Hood Working On "Body Bag 3" Mixtape? [Update: Artwork Revealed]
Ace Hood has been busy jumping on some of the industry’s hottest instrumentals these past few weeks, but could that all just be for preparation for his next mixtape?
Samples Of The Week: January 30
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh honey."
Review: Ace Hood's "Starvation 3"
If the first Starvation mixtape proved to be a metaphor for Ace Hood’s unmitigated hunger for the level of super stardom usually reserved for rappers like his friend, Lil Wayne, then Starvation 3 makes Ace Hood sound as hungry as ever, except this time around, the production values are a lot better. Of course Ace Hood is a lot closer to his goal than he was when the first Starvation installment rolled around.
Ace Hood Drops Highly Anticipated "Starvation 3" Mixtape
Ace Hood started 2013 off with the release of his Starvation 2 mixtape, and he's starting 2014 off in a similar fashion. The We The Best rapper has delivered the highly anticipated new installment in the series, Starvation 3, which finds him handling the majority of the project solo. He has recruited a few friends to help him out however, enlisting We The Best labelmates Mavado and Vado on two respective tracks, and calling on Kevin Cossom for a third.
Ace Hood Announces "Starvation 3" Mixtape Release Date [Update: Cover Art & Tracklist Revealed]
Ace Hood had a pretty huge 2013, releasing two full length projects, and one of the biggest singles of the year with "Bugatti". It seems as though Ace has no plans on slowing down in 2014, as he has just announced the release date for his Starvation III mixtape. The follow up to last year's Starvation 2 (which landed among our hottest mixtapes of 2013) will drop January 17, 2014. No more details on the project for the time being, but we're expecting big things!
Ace Hood Announces "Starvation 3"
Ace Hood took to Instagram today to announce the third instalment in his Starvation series is on the way. Ace posted an image of what could be the cover art for Starvation 3 along with "Coming Soon" at the bottom of it. That's about all the details we have for now, so stay tuned.
HNHH Does BET Green Carpet With Snoop Dogg, Eve, Ace Hood, Stalley & More (Part 2)
HNHH attended the BET Hip Hop Awards this Sunday, and our own Kim Johansson hit the Green Carpet to interview some of the artists. She spoke with Snoop Dogg, Eve, Stalley, Ace Hood, Lola Monroe, Rico Love, Ed Lover, Tiara Thomas, Netta Brielle, Adiz Bambi, DJ Scream and Keshia Chante, sticking with a fashion theme throughout. Peep footage of Kim's field work above, as well as images from the Green Carpet in the gallery.
Charts Don’t Lie: July 28
Our new entry on Charts Don't Lie this week belongs to Ace Hooooood. The rapper constantly on his grind delivered Trials & Tribulations after months of promotion, a huge hit single, "Bugatti," a listening event, among other things. And while it worked in his favor somewhat (it's his best sales to date), it's still not very much of an improvement from his last album, Blood, Sweat & Tears. Trials & Tribulations is Ace's best debut week thus far, but that's with only 34,000 units sold-- not even 10k more than his 2011 album.
Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations" First Week Sales Numbers Revealed
Ace Hood may have scored a gigantic lead single with "Bugatti," but it seems like going up against heavyweights like Jay Z and J. Cole may have hindered his sales potential.
Review: Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations"
After three studio albums and countless mixtapes, it seems Ace Hood is as determined as ever to prove himself with the release of Trials & Tribulations.
Lyrics Of The Week: July 12-18
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.
Top Tracks Of The Week: July 8-14
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out and left room for discussion. This edition features Ace Hood, Juicy J, Jay-Z, and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
Birdman Gives Ace Hood & Future Gold Plaques For "Bugatti" & Lil Wayne's "IANAHB2" Goes Gold
In the news of things going gold, both Lil Wayne and Ace Hood hit the 500,000 mark in sales recently.