Top Tracks: June 13 - June 19
For ten out of the 24 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, Drake has held the top spot in our Top 100 tracks list. Similar to the streak VIEWS is currently enjoying at the top of the Billboard charts, Drizzy's dominance in our metric of streaming-and-viewing success is pretty astounding, especially considering the mixed reaction his new album received.
Stream Young Chop's New Album "King Chop"
Young Chop is building Chop Squad Records from the ground up. Last night, the 23-year-old Chicago rapper released his new album King Chop. Like many producers, Chop has tired of letting rappers get all the glory. He proved his rapping chops on songs like "Bruce Lee" -- his slow, sure-footed flow is the source of his vocal charisma. You can't rush this man.
10 Infamous Hacking Moments In Rap History
A hacking spree took the internet by storm this past weekend. Industrious hackers seeking revenge, entertainment, or some other perverse pleasure hacked into several prominent social media accounts, including those of Kylie Jenner, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, Keith Richards, Mark Zuckerberg, Drake, and the NFL
Chief Keef Shares 8 New Snippets, Including 3 Zaytoven Collabs
Retirements don't last too long these days. It's starting to look like Sosa's inching his way back into the game. After appearing on a couple of random tracks -- from who knows when -- and then, a completely unexpected collab with Cee-Lo Green, Chief Keef has shared not one full track, but instead, a total of eight snippets. However, these do appear on Sosa's official YouTube channel, and most of them sound like they should be reserved for a project. In fact, most of them sound hard as hell.
Soulja Boy Signs To FilmOnTV (For $400 Million?)
Soulja Boy recently shocked the rap world by claiming that he had signed a deal worth $400 million. If a good percentage of that sum makes it into Soulja's pockets, he'll be one of the richest men in hip-hop. He had said that certain major news outlets would soon be breaking the story on his massive deal, though no further information had become available until now.
Chief Keef & Mike WiLL Made It Hit The Studio
Besides for twitter antics and skipping a show, Chief Keef has generally been laying low and staying out of trouble, while releasing music intermittently. In March he took to twitter to announce his retirement from rap, since his sound has been rehashed too many times
Mamba Day: A Kobe Bryant Retirement Mix
After 20 seasons with the Lakers, 18-time All-Star and 5-time champion Kobe Bryant plays his final game in the NBA tonight. Whether you're a basketball fan or not, the Lakers home game against the Utah Jazz tonight is worth tuning into, if just to witness a piece of history and celebrate a great career. Since the game only starts at 10:30 PM EST, you still have plenty of time to pre-game for the big event, and we've handpicked a selection of songs to soundtrack your night, putting together 20 of the best Kobe-referencing songs on Spotify.
Who Had The Better Reference: Kobe Bryant Vs Steph Curry
Tonight's Jazz/Lakers game will mark the end of an era as the door closes on one of the most dominant careers in NBA history. In the 20 years Kobe Bryant's been in the league, he's shattered records, led some of the strongest squads of the 21st Century, and won five championships, making it clear that he'll be voted into the Hall Of Fame as soon as humanly possible. Before he takes the court for his 1,565th and final game, we're taking a look back on the influence his career's had on the rap game by weighing it against that of one of his heirs apparent, Golden State's Steph Curry.
Chief Keef Ordered To Pay $82K For Skipping A Show
It looks like Chief Keef’s pockets just got a little lighter this past week. According to the Chicago Tribune, Sosa and his booking agent, Yung Fly Entertainment, have been ordered to pay $82,000 for skipping a planned show last year at Auburn University.
Meek Mill & Chief Keef Are Looking To Face Off In Grand Theft Auto V
As of now, Meek Mill is not allowed to record music while serving his 3 month house arrest, so he's settled for the next best thing-- playing video games with fellow rappers. Meek jokingly taunted Chief Keef on Instagram earlier today, throwing up a screencap of his Grand Theft Auto V squad with the suggestion that he's coming to look for the rapper, who's known to be a big fan of the game.
Chief Keef Tells Fans He's Retiring
You never know with Chief Keef, as he's one of rap's biggest jokesters, but many of his fans were dismayed when he told them of his retirement on Twitter. According to Sosa, he's been retired, though it's unclear for how long. The surprise revelation comes after he had a prolific 2015, releasing four projects, two of them being official albums, Bang 3 and Bang 3 Pt. 2.
Chief Keef's Tweet Leaves Three People Homeless
Last week, Chicago rapper Chief Keef sent out a tweet (since deleted) asking fans to "throw eggs and shit in a bag and rocks and all that" at a specific house in Minneapolis. He never explained the tweet, and even though it was deleted, cops still showed up to monitor the house and make sure nothing happened.
Chief Keef Asks Twitter Followers To Throw Eggs At Minneapolis Home, Police Intervene
We're not sure what to make of this one. On Friday, for reasons unknown, Chief Keef posted an address to a Minneapolis home on Twitter, asking his followers to "throw eggs and shit in a bag and rocks and all that at this address Ima repost it".The tweet soon caught the attention of the three women who live in the house, who subsequently called the police. According to the residents, who have been living at that address for over a year as they attend college, they have no connection to Keef, and have no idea why they've been targeted.
Chief Keef's Label Is Suing His Manager And Producers For Millions
Last month, Chief Keef was suspended by his label FilmOn. Now the label has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Keef's manager, Idris "Peeda Pan" Abdul Wahid, and several of his producers, including Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital, reports Billboard.
Stream Chief Keef's New Album "Nobody 2"
Well here’s another unexpected treat for fans this week. Out of nowhere, Chief Keef decides to come through and release a new album on iTunes today called Nobody 2.
Most Searched Artists On HNHH Of 2015
We kicked off our annual year-end segments with the first part of Hottest 50 Songs of 2015. While you wait for the next two parts, we're releasing our list of the top 10 Most Searched Artists on the site over the past year.
Chief Keef Reportedly Suspended By His Label
Much of the recent Chief Keef news have involved his label FilmOnTV on account of their attempts to stage a Chief Keef hologram concert. So it continues: FilmOnTV has suspended Keef for poor decision making.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
There weren't too many big releases this past week, unless you're an Adele fan, but we've got heat coming in December from guys like Curren$y and G-Eazy, who both shared new singles off their upcoming albums. This week's Top 10 also includes two tracks off the soundtrack to "Creed," which will hit theaters on November 25, and three new tracks from Thugger, who is currently prepping his fourth project of the year, Hi-Tunes, his debut album.
Lil Durk Apparently Declined To Spit A Verse On Chief Keef's "Don't Like"
Lil Durk's career has turned out pretty swimmingly, but it's possible that he could be an even bigger star at the moment, if he opted to rap a verse on Chief Keef's seminal 2012 drill anthem "Don't Like." In a new interview with HNHH, Young Chop described how "Don't Like" came together. The people in the room at the time were Durk, Chop, and Keef. Keef was writing furiously to the beat Chop had just played him. Lil Reese was on his way to join them.
Behind The Beat: Young Chop
It's been three and half years since Chief Keef dropped "Don't Like," produced by Young Chop. Although "Don't Like" remains the defining song of the Chicago drill scene, much has changed for Chop -- he has produced for dozens of artists, and he started his own label Chop Squad Records. Oh, and he raps.