#TBT: Swizz Beatz-Produced Bangers
When you think of club-ready hip hop music that was bumpin' from 2000-2010, Swizz Beatz is one of the elite names that should come to mind. The Bronx producer-DJ-rapper-fashionista-artist can virtually do anything under the sun, but he was at his most potent through the aforementioned years when he was producing rap bangers for the likes of Jay Z, T.I., DMX, and many more.
Cassidy Naturally Wasn't Impressed With Meek Mill's Drake Diss
We're about to get a wave of rappers "weighing in" on the Drake and Meek Mill beef, and while most of them will be pretty boring, there's one man who'll always give an inspired response when it comes to Meek, an that's Cassidy. Seeing as the two Philly rappers have beefed in the past, it makes sense that Cass would take Drake's side, and that's just what he did when asked about the feud in an interview with VladTV.
Top 5 "Shook Ones" Freestyles
Fabolous' latest giveaway is not your average freestyle--it was a major statement. Most rappers, wisely, would shy away from such a beat--"Shook Ones", the lead off Mobb Deep's legendary The Infamous. But Fabo gave it a good shot. The best? You decide.
What’s New In Battle Rap (December 12)
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the case, we’re here to keep you updated on all things battle rap. Now is a great time to join the culture.
What's New In Battle Rap (October 31)
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more TV programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the case, we’re making an effort to keep you updated on all things battle rap. Now is a great time to join the culture.
Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
Cassidy cut his teeth as a battle rapper, and the punchline-driven style has always had a heavy presence in his recorded material. In a new interview with VladTV, the Philly emcee criticized the current rappers for not being lyric-driven, and accredited the popularization of battle rap with fans seeking out bars.
Lyrics Of The Week: September 6-12
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked (with the exception of Meek Mill and Cassidy diss records). 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: Sept 2-10
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 Meek Mill, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz 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.
Meek Mill Criticizes Cassidy For Using Lil Snupe's Name On "Catch A Body"
For better or for worse, the Meek Mill and Cassidy beef rages on. Meek released a track targeting Cass earlier in the week, and Cassidy naturally fired back within 24 hours. Now in an interview with MTV, Meek Mill spoke on his ongoing feud with his fellow Philly emcee, revealing that he feel he's "helping" his opponent.
Meek Mill Talks "Dreamchasers 3" Features, Telling Kendrick He's "Loading Up To Fire Back"
Meek Mill's Dreamchasers 3 has been long delayed, but it's looking as if it will actually see release on September 20th. Meek called in to DJ Whoo Kid's show on Shade 45 to speak about the project, revealing some features, as well as his plans for a Kendrick response track.
Top Beefs In Hip Hop: Part 1 Video and Official Poll
Music is a form of entertainment and along with the rap game, comes Beef. Whether online or in-person, HNHH looked at some of the biggest beefs in recent years in the 1st part of our Beefs article. Vote in our very first Beef survey to let us know who you think should top the beef poll.
Meek Mill Spits Freestyle Aimed At Cassidy, Talks Rick Ross
Meek Mill says that he's not trying to continue beefing with Cassidy, and that he won't be releasing another diss track, but he doesn't seem to mind throwing shots Cassidy's way on a freestyle.