Stream Big Sean's New Album "Dark Sky Paradise"
Big Sean's third commercial album, Dark Sky Paradise, is in stores and online today. It's safe to say the G.O.O.D. Music rapper's past album releases didn't exactly live up to the hype, however the hype for DSP seems to be working for Sean, not against him. While it may not be an instant classic, it's shaping up to be Big Sean's most cohesive project yet.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 20)
Things turned down a few notches after last week, which isn't a bad thing considering how crazy that week was. Kanye West returned to The Breakfast Club, and that was pretty much the biggest thing. We're still on the look out for his album and Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise.
Top Tracks of The Week: February 10- February 17
If it weren't for the weird for-pay nature of Drake's new "mixtape" then all five of these tracks would come from the 6 God. That's not to say the rest of the week was terrible. Our Top 100 chart contained a number of notable tracks. Standouts this week included Migos, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper and OT Genasis. Take a look at the list and feel free to suggest your own top tracks in the comments.
5 Reasons "Dark Sky Paradise" Will Be Big Sean's Best Album Yet
For one reason or another, Big Sean has yet to achieve that "classic album" status that's so sought after in hip-hop.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 6)
This week has been a mixed bag, which is unfortunate since it started off good. Missy Elliott came back, messed around and stole Iggy Azalea's Super Bowl performance. Will this put impetus on Missy E to put out a new album soon? One can hope.
Samples Of The Week: February 5
After devoting a few of the most recent editions of "Samples Of The Week" to break down sample-heavy albums by J. Cole, Lupe Fiasco. Joey Bada$$ and Fabolous, we return to the usual format this week. That means it's back to covering three big tracks that dropped this week, and this time around, they're taken from all corners of the hip-hop spectrum. First, Action Bronson paired up with The Alchemist for a dusty gem, then Cannibal Ox returned with DOOM in tow for one of their space-age anthems, and the last track on the list... well, you know what the biggest song of the week was.
Top Tracks Of The Week: January 26 - February 3
Here it is, our weekly spotlight of songs that HNHH readers pushed to 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.
Rap Industry Recap: January
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.
Big Sean Reveals Official Artwork & Tracklist For "Dark Sky Paradise"
Just 24 hours after releasing his monster new single “Blessings” with Drake and Kanye West, Big Sean decides to reveal the official artwork and tracklist to his upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, via iTunes pre-orders.
Stream Earlly Mac's "God Knows" EP
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.
Big Sean Announces Title For Upcoming Album [Update: "Dark Sky Paradise" Release Date Revealed]
While his track "I Don't Fuck With You" is still in heavy rotation, G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean announces the title of his next album, Dark Sky Paradise.
Big Sean On "Control" Not Making His Album: "I Don't Fuck With Negative Shit"
Big Sean scored the biggest hit of his career this summer, and he's preparing to conjure the creative energy that made "IDFWU" such a success for his upcoming album, Dark Sky Paradise. The GOOD Music rapper sat down with Complex to discuss his next moves.
ASAP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List
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
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
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"
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
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 Says His New Album Is "Pretty Much Ready"
Big Sean continues to tease us about his forthcoming album, which doesn't have a title just yet (at least not one we know of).
Big Sean Donates 1000 Turkeys To A Detroit High School
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.
Meet Earlly Mac: Finally Famous Affiliate
Recently, HotNewHipHop chopped it up with Finally Famous rapper Earlly Mac.