Staff Picks Playlist (July 22)
Happy Friday, people of the internet. The end of the (work) week has proved pretty fruitful. Desiigner finally unleashed "Timmy Turner" unto the world, and the world had a lot of shit to say about it. PARTYNEXTDOOR surprised fans late last night when he not only announced a release date for long-awaited P3, but dropped a new record, "Not Nice," which makes it onto this week's Staff Picks playlist.
Listen To Audio Push's New EP "The Stone Junction"
With the clock striking midnight, Audio Push’s highly anticipated Interscope debut, The Stone Junction EP, was officially made available for purchase on iTunes.
Stream Eric Bellinger's New Album "Cuffing Season Part 2"
Just over two weeks ago, Eric Bellinger released a 3-track EP, In the Meantime Part 2, and he's now back with his brand new album, Cuffing Season Part 2, the sequel to his sophomore album, Cuffing Season, which he put out this summer.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 25)
The first day of Fall has come and went, and with that, we're slowly but surely getting to all those things we we're excited about, from the expected like GO:OD AM and the premiere of "Empire," to the unexpected like What A Time To Be Alive.
Audio Push Announce First Headlining Tour, Confirm Debut Album For 2015
Audio Push have been grinding hard in 2015, releasing not one, but two mixtapes since April -- but they're only getting started. Speaking with HNHH, the duo made up of Oktane and Price spoke of their upcoming debut album, which they feel the time is finally right to release.
10 Essential Audio Push Tracks
You may know them from "Teach Me How To Jerk." You may know them from their latest project, the solid, 420 mixtape titled Good Vibe Tribe. Either way, you should know them by now. The duo, comprised of Oktane and Price, doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon, so if you're not acquainted, we'll bring you up to speed. Audio Push has worked with the likes of Casey Veggies, Rick Ross, Vince Staples, Kid Cudi, Juicy J, Tech N9ne, and Hit-Boy, whose label they signed to in 2013.
Audio Push Announce "The Rest Comes Later" Tour With Snow Tha Product
To promote their recently-released Good Vibe Tribe mixtape, Audio Push is taking their talents on the road for the newly-announced “The Rest Comes Later” Tour alongside female emcee Snow Tha Product.
Top 10 Features On Tech N9ne's "Special Effects"
Even though Tech N9ne has spent years cranking out a series of collaboration albums, he couldn’t resist inviting his (wildly talented) rapping friends to join in on the fun on his latest album, Special Effects. Most of the album's 25 tracks include features from some very familiar faces. The biggest surprises, though, come from those you don't know, who compete with industry veterans on an album full of quotable verses. This is ripe territory to rank the best features on the album and include some of our favorite bars.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Audio Push Reveal "The Good Vibe Tribe" Cover Art & Release Date
In February Audio Push announced that before we receive their highly anticipated debut album (led by the single "Quick Fast"), we would be getting another freebie: The Good Vibe Tribe mixtape.
T-Pain Says He's Not Making A "Comeback," Explains Aaliyah Collaboration
T-Pain dropped his brand new mixtape The Iron Way earlier today, but don't call it a comeback. Speaking with HNHH recently, the auto-tune slinging singer spoke of the way the industry can frame a return from a hiatus as something it's not.
Audio Push Announce "The Good Vibe Tribe" Mixtape
With the release of the dope, Wale-featuring "Quick Fast" in December, Cali duo Audio Push announced that their debut album would be impacting in 2015. Today they were on the Bootleg Kev Show, and revealed that, before the album, they'll be giving fans a mixtape by the name of The Good Vibe Tribe.
10 Essential OG Maco Tracks
OG Maco is a really interesting, rising star in the rap scene. His music video "U Guessed It" garnered 21 million plays on YouTube since it was uploaded five months ago, and he has been on everyone's mind ever since. While his style can be pinned down as aggressive staccato rapping, OG Maco keeps us guessing. His Breathe EP is surprisingly well-spoken and intelligent, as the young ATLien raps about the recent string of police injustice that saw the lives of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown taken without a real cause.
Vince Staples, Audio Push & Skeme Announce "The Paisley Summer Tour"
West Coast natives Vince Staples, Audio Push and Skeme are joining forces for a summer tour which mainly reaches the West Coast, "The Paisley Summer Tour." The three artists are heading on tour on July 17th in Seattle, Washington, and they'll run through Portland, Oregon, Sacramento, California and several other cities before finally wrapping things up near the end of the summer, in Las Vegas on August 5th.
Hit-Boy Announces New HS87 Album, "We The Plug" [Update: Release Date Revealed]
It didn't take long for Hit-Boy to affirm his status as a super-producer, and he's now looking to cement a place for himself in his crew in the rap game. The HS87 imprint released their All I've Ever Dreamed Of compilation mixtape around this time last year, and it appears that they now have a retail album in the works.
Audio Push Announce "Come As You Are" Tour
Due to the exposure gained from their Come As You Are mixtape, Interscope Records have helped Audio Push (Price and Oktane) organize a tour for the holidays. The seven-city "Come As You Are" Tour will be be hitting Oakland, Los Angeles, Scotsdale, AZ, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston and New York City. Tickets are available on the duo's official website. Peep the dates in the gallery above, and stream and/or cop Come As You Are below:
Hit-Boy Discusses Origins Of Hits Since '87 Label
Hit-Boy's Hits Since 87 label is an Interscope Records imprint and consists of fellow rapper and producer K. Roosevelt and the Audio Push duo (rapper Oktane and rapper/producer Pricetag). Hit claims there's a "real creative force" when they're all in the same room.
Full Album Stream Of Hit-Boy's Compilation LP "All I've Ever Dreamed Of"
As Hit-Boy has been working on his solo rap career, he's also been working on those on his HS87 label. He's introducing us to his team with the compilation album, All I've Ever Dreamed Of.