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Rap Industry Recap: January
Rap Industry Recap: January Feb 2, 2015 at 11:25am
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. 
Stream Earlly Mac's "God Knows" EP
Stream Earlly Mac's "God Knows" EP Jan 27, 2015 at 10:59am
Earlly Mac has been rocking with Big Sean's Finally Famous crew from the beginning, but he's only recently started to create his own lane. While he's already proved himself with a couple of strong records, his new God Knows EP should establish him as an act to watch in 2015.
ASAP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List
ASAP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List Jan 6, 2015 at 11:07am
Making the Forbes list in an honor often romanticized in rap, and if the latest "30 under 30" list is any indication, more and more hip hop and R&B artists will find themselves in the Forbes tax bracket. About a third of this year's list -- which looks at artists in their 20s who are making some serious moves in the industry -- is made up of rappers, producers, and R&B singers. 
Big Sean, Mila J, John Legend & More To Perform At Power 106's "Valentine's Crush" Show
Big Sean, Mila J, John Legend & More To Perform At Power 106's "Valentine's Crush" Show Jan 2, 2015 at 02:05pm
Every February, Power 106 gathers a few artists to melt some hearts at their "Valentine's Crush" concert, and the initial lineup for 2015's event has just gone public. In a tweet that went out this morning, the L.A. radio station confirmed an R&B-heavy lineup for the show, which makes sense considering the theme of the event. Mila J, Rico Love, Eric Bellinger, Ne-Yo, and John Legend will be present, as will the one outlier, Big Sean, both the only rapper, and clear Anti-Valentines choice with his breakup smash "I Don't Fuck With U" still in heavy rotation.
Big Sean's "IDFWU" Originally Intended For Justin Bieber
Big Sean's "IDFWU" Originally Intended For Justin Bieber Dec 31, 2014 at 09:00pm
It appears that Big Sean’s infectious club banger, "IDFWU", was originally intended for the hands of another pop artist. According to one the song’s producers, Mike Free, the hyped anthem was actually created with Justin Bieber's vocals in mind. Free told XXL Magazine recently,
Review: Shady Records "Shady XV"
Review: Shady Records "Shady XV" Dec 8, 2014 at 12:02pm
Fifteen years of Shady Records represents an unusual time for rap music, transitioning out of the shiny suit era and into a bubble featuring new names. Aside from D12 and Obie Trice releases, the label’s existence was mostly tied to Eminem signing a certain Queens MC.
Watch Full Cali Christmas Sets From J. Cole, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean & More
Watch Full Cali Christmas Sets From J. Cole, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Big Sean & More Dec 6, 2014 at 11:54am
Last night, Power 106's massive annual Cali Christmas concert went down in The Forum in Inglewood, and featured performances from industry heavyweights such as J. Cole, Chris Brown, Big Sean, T.I., Trey Songz, Tinashe, G-Eazy, Kalin And Myles, Lil Jon and Kid Ink. This morning, several of the performances from the biggest names have been made available for streaming. Featuring a surprise appearance from E-40 during Big Sean's set and a performance of a new 2014 Forest Hills track (entitle d"Fire Squad") by J. Cole, the videos are below.
Big Sean Donates 1000 Turkeys To A Detroit High School
Big Sean Donates 1000 Turkeys To A Detroit High School Nov 26, 2014 at 04:28am
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, while the holiday has slowly turned into an excuse for big spending, there are still a few people out there staying true to the holiday's charitable origins. Big Sean is one of those people.
Samples Of The Week: November 13
Samples Of The Week: November 13 Nov 13, 2014 at 02:05pm
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".  This week, see who Eminem, PRhyme and Azealia Banks sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Top 10: Fall Freestyles
Top 10: Fall Freestyles Oct 20, 2014 at 03:35pm
If you're on the East Coast like we are, you probably walked outside in the last few days and noticed something; it's fucking cold out. Where'd that come from? It feels like just yesterday we were riding around with our windows down bumping "Hot Nigga" remixes and enjoying our Summer. As the leaves start to turn different colors and our t-shirts start getting covered by our hoodies, we need something to warm us up. Nah, miss us with that pumpkin spice latte bullshit, how about some fire freestyles? 
Big Sean Says Eminem Collab Will Not Be On His Album, Confirms Kanye West, Chris Brown & Ariana Grande Features
Big Sean Says Eminem Collab Will Not Be On His Album, Confirms Kanye West, Chris Brown & Ariana Grande Features Oct 17, 2014 at 12:38pm
The internet got excited when Big Sean confirmed that the long-awaited collaboration with Eminem was finally happening. In a recent interview he kept it brief, just saying that a "somethin'" would arrive sooner or later. Now, in another interview with Angie Martinez over at Power 105.1, the G.O.O.D. rapper explains a bit more on his studio session with Eminem, and says that the song will likely not land on his upcoming album.
Big Sean Confirms Eminem Collaboration
Big Sean Confirms Eminem Collaboration Oct 15, 2014 at 05:58pm
Although previous rumors of Detroit rappers Eminem and Big Sean working together were quashed, it now appears that we'll be hearing a collaborative track after all.
Ariana Grande Confirms Relationship With Big Sean
Ariana Grande Confirms Relationship With Big Sean Oct 13, 2014 at 05:39pm
Although they've been rumored to be dating for several months now, Ariana Grande and Big Sean had never confirmed their relationship until now. In a new, exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Grande was asked directly if she was dating Sean, and she responded "Yes."
Big Sean Talks "I Don't Fuck With You," Confirms Kanye To Appear On New Album
Big Sean Talks "I Don't Fuck With You," Confirms Kanye To Appear On New Album Oct 10, 2014 at 04:26am
Big Sean called into Whoo Kid's "The Whoolywood Shuffle" to wish the host a happy birthday. Never one to pass up an opportunity to get the latest exclusives, Whoo proceeded to interview Sean about his upcoming project. To start off, Whoo and company get to asking about Sean's latest hit "I Don't Fuck With You." Confirming that the song isn't aimed at anyone in particular despite rumors, Sean reaffirmed that it's about anyone who happens to get on his bad side. "It goes to a lot of people," he began. "Who ever I don't fuck with, I still don't fuck with you."
Big Sean Launches #IDFWU Photo Editor To Shade Your Ex
Big Sean Launches #IDFWU Photo Editor To Shade Your Ex Oct 9, 2014 at 11:26am
Big Sean's "I Don't Fuck With You" is the runaway hit from his recent surprise 4 track release last month, charting on the Hot 100, and becoming a mantra for anyone who's gone through a bad breakup. Sean is now taking this particular appeal a step further, introducing a new photo editor that allows you to get back at your ex.