Top Tracks Of The Week: January 5-13
Here it is, our weekly rundown of whats new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our Top 100 chart. These are songs that generated a lot of interest, whether it be through comments or views, and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration.
The 10 Most Ridiculous Scenes In Action Bronson's "Mr. Wonderful"
The cover to Action Bronson's new album, Mr. Wonderful, shows an illustration of Bronson spread-eagle perched atop a golden staircase. It's inspired by a scene from the 1988 American kung-fu film Bloodsport, in which the main character sits in the same pose overlooking Hong Kong as he prepares for battle. Indeed, much of Mr. Wonderful is inspired by cinema.
Action Bronson's "Blue Chips 7000" Is Complete, Might Drop This Month
Good news for Action Bronson fans. The Queens rapper-cum-globetrotting chef has completed his anticipated Blue Chips 7000 mixtape. What's more, he wants to drop it as soon as possible. Bronson shared the good tidings during an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Beats 1 Radio. “Just have to tie up some loose ends,” he said. “This month, as soon as it’s done I’m gonna drop it.”
HOT97 Summer Jam XX Recap: Festival Village With Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg & More!
The Festival Village stage was a special event for HNHH, as we actually served as a sponsor, and had our own tent at the show. So not only did we get to take in all the performances, but also had Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg, and Action Bronson stop by the tent for autographs and interviews. The first performer of the day started off with some of the most brutal honesty we heard on-stage. "Y'all might not know me now, but you're going to know me im 2 years!". We're still not sure of the performers name, but check back in 2015!
Action Bronson's Vice Show "Fuck, That's Delicious" Gets A Release Date
Action Bronson had a great 2015. He released the well-received Mr. Wonderful, which was chock full of fantastic features. He also continued his hilarious Munchies’ show “Fuck, That’s Delicious” on YouTube.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 11)
After a short hiatus, 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week returns to some trouble in paradise. There's friction within the once untouchable MMG empire.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 27 - July 3)
Whew! We got a lot of great music in the past week. Miguel's WILDHEART, Vince Staples' Summertime '06, King Los' God, Money, War, Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money, Tory Lanez's Cruel Intentions, Gucci Mane's Trapology, a pair of dope tapes from Problem, and too many dope tracks to count.
Action Bronson Reveals That "Fuck That's Delicious" Is Coming To Cable TV
We caught up with Action Bronson the other day for an interview about his upcoming album Mr. Wonderful, and while discussing the forthcoming LP he happened to let slip that his fan-favorite Munchies YouTube series "Fuck That's Delicious" will be coming to a cable TV near you.
Action Bronson Sued By Salsa Group Over Uncleared Samples
Action Bronson has been known to keep things unconventional when it comes to sampling, and one of the styles he's been able to make work for him is salsa. Unfortunately, one of his sample sources, a groupd called El Gran Combo de Puerto Rica, is suing him over his use of their music on two songs.
Action Bronson Shares The Artwork For "Mr. Wonderful"
After tweeting the tracklist for his highly anticipated Mr. Wonderful, Action Bronson just got on Instagram to share the artwork for the project. The CD cover shows a shirtless Bronson perched atop some golden steps, addressing a crowd we can't see, with "Sincerely, Mr. Wonderful" signed in cursive above him. It's designed by FRKO, who did the totally crazy cover art (which shows Bronson riding a laser-headed, missile-firing shark through space) for "Actin Crazy," the second single off Mr. Wonderful.
HotNewHipHop Presents Summer Jam's Festival Village: Meet The Artists, Win Tickets
With Summer Jam 20 around the corner, HotNewHipHop.com is heating up the summer as this year's presenting sponsor for the SJXX Festival Village. The HNHH team will be present and on-site, bringing you a live stream of the entire event. Attendees, make sure to pass by the official HotNewHipHop tent, where festival Village headliners Action Bronson, A$AP Ferg and Kid Ink, will be hanging out. Snap pics with the artists or get a photo opp with the HNHH Hotties team!
NXNE Festival Defends Action Bronson Against Petition Claiming He "Glorifies Rape"
Action Bronson is continuing to tour in support of Mr. Wonderful with several festival dates this summer, but some festival-goers have other plans.
Action Bronson Hints "Blue Chips 7" Is Coming Soon
Last summer, Action Bronson first announced he'd be skipping installments 3 through 6 in the Blue Chips series and going straight to Blue Chips 7. While it was an exciting and very Bronson-like move, we haven't heard about the potential third collab project with Party Supplies in some time. Thankfully, Bronsolino has now given us an update on the tape's status.
Top Tracks Of The Week: February 3 - February 9
After a few paltry weeks, we finally have a chart we can be proud of. Good on you, HNHH fam. Our Top 100 chart contained a number of notable tracks this week. These are songs that generated a lot of interest, whether it be through comments or views, and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration.
Kanye West Headlines Governers Ball Music Festival 2016, Lineup Announcement
The Governors Ball Music Festival, held each summer in New York City, is always chock full of great artist, song debuts, and wild guest appearances. It’s looking like this year will be no different, as festival organizers have just released the 2016 new lineup.
10 Must-See SXSW 2015 Showcases
Every March, the relatively small city of Austin, Texas bursts at the seams for a few weeks to host South by Southwest (SXSW), a music, arts and film festival put on in venues around the downtown. Thousands of artists and industry folk alike make the trek down south, and so the festival's schedule is a jam-packed, often chaotic affair. As the music kicks off in just a little over a week, we're breaking down the ten most promising showcases that have been announced thus far, including two we're sponsoring.
Five Courses Of Action Bronson's Best Food Lyrics
Hip-hop has always had its fair share of food-related lyrics-- with Outkast repping for fish and grits, Lil Wayne comparing himself to lasagna and MF DOOM releasing an
Stream Westside Gunn's "FLYGOD" Album
Westside Gunn has emerged as one of New York's most promising up-and-coming emcees. His cinematic soundscapes and eye for street-level detail have earned him comparisons to certain Wu-Tang members, but his imagination is all his own. And that's partly because he doesn't hail from one of the five boroughs, but, instead, from Buffalo, which Gunn paints as a fearsome (and freezing) place. Gunn now resides in Atlanta, and living in the industry hub has helped him make astute observations on the state of the rap game.
Action Bronson Stops Norway Show Due To "Medical Reasons"
Tonight (Oct. 5), during a performance in Trondheim, Norway, as part of UKA Festival, Action Bronson suddenly left the stage and never returned, reports Pitchfork. According to the festival, Bronson had to leave because of "medical reasons." No further clarification on Bronson's medical issues has yet been provided.
Action Bronson Teases New Album On The Way
We just reported on how Action Bronson left some Norwegian fans in the lurch, when he mysteriously left stage mid-performance and never returned-- the promoters later stated it was due to "medical reasons." While we have no further clarification on what went down there, we do have good news for the Bronsolino fans. After a successful debut effort, Mr. Wonderful, the New York rapper is back to work at album #2.