Samples Of The Week: February 6
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 Curren$y, Mobb Deep, Freddie Gibbs and Isaiah Rashad chose to sample in their recent releases, all of which you can find on HNHH.
Curren$y Announce Release Date For "The Drive In Theatre"
Curren$y's recent leak with Action Bronson, "Godfather 4", has definitely done the trick of getting fans excited for the forthcoming project it will live on, The Drive In Theatre.
Smoke DZA Releases Official Video For "Legends In The Making" With Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Talks About Pursuit Of American Dream
HNHH teams up with Smoke DZA as he reunites the stoner gang, with verses from Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa on his Harry Fraud-produced cut "Legends In The Making (Ashtray Part 2)". His "Dream.ZONE.Achieve" album is due out on April 1st.
Curren$y Reveals Cover Art For "The Drive In Theatre"
Curren$y announced via Twitter the other week that he'd keep his fans fed with a new mixtape on the way. The project, title The Drive In Theatre, is supposed to feature Action Bronson on a track titled "The Godfather Pt. 4," this, according to Spitta's tweets. Today the cover art has been revealed for the tape, so hopefully a release date will follow shortly.
Curren$y Announces "The Drive In Theatre" Project Coming Soon
Curren$y is going to be treating fans to new music in the near future, although it remains to be seen whether the new music will be the usual format of free or a paid effort. Nonetheless, Spitta says he's six songs deep so far. Tweeting around Christmas time, the New Orleans native revealed the project's title is The Drive In Theatre, adding that it's coming soon. He's also tweeted that "God Father 4" will appear on The Drive In Theatre.
Drive Slow: 25 Rap Records About Cars
For rappers, having a dope ride is more than just a mode of transportation. Yes, it does mean no more riding the bus. But purchasing a brand new whip is symbolic of their rise to the top. Bugattis, Chevrolet Impalas, Aston Martins, and more luxury vehicles come with a hefty pricetag. If you can afford it, you’re probably living the life. Plus if you've got a nice whip, the ladies will usually follow. For those struggling rappers who came from a harsh upbringing and poverty, being able to choose between, let's say, a Beamer and Bentley is a sure sign they've made it.
Curren$y's Jet Life Recordings Signs New Artist Mary Gold
Some of you may recall Mary Gold's appearance on the Jet Life collective's recent Red Eye mixtape - a remix of her song "Prayer" was the project's 13th and final track. She's since become the "First Lady Of Jet Life" and dropped her debut mixtape Sex Hormone’d Druggie. Spitta is confident in her abilities, to say the least:
Lil Wayne Calls Out Lamar Odom On "442" For Smoking Crack
This off season just keeps getting worse for Lamar Odom, as yet another notable rapper drops his name on a track as Lil Wayne calls out Odom's reported drug use.
Curren$y Announces Collaborative Project w/ Smoke DZA, Produced By Harry Fraud
Spitta Andretti took to Twitter to announce a new project called The Stage this afternoon, and we're definitely looking forward to it. It's a collaboration with his close friend and collaborator Smoke DZA, with production handled entirely by the inimitable Harry Fraud.
Curren$y Reveals Cover Art For "Bales" Project [Update: Curren$y Says It Will Drop On Friday]
Curren$y is never one to keep fans thirsty for too long, and he's gearing up to release a new project called Bales with Young Roddy. While Spitta has yet to reveal a release date, he did drop some cover art for the project on Instagram. Spitta always knows how to choose his artwork, peep it in the gallery above. Spitta Andretti also revealed that he's got a verse from none other than his former YMCMB affiliate Birdman, so we'll have to wait and see if that appears on Bales.
Curren$y Explains How His Native City Is New Orleans But He Reps Chicago With His New Era Cap
Curren$y may be a New Orleans native, but he gets love around the world, in particular, from Chicago. Spitta talks about the city he was raised in, as well as his adopted city, Chicago, and how he wears his allegiance to the Chi for New Era's MLB campaign. The brand's #WearYourAllegiance campaign talks to different rappers, including the Hot Spitta, about where their allegiance lies-- and how repping it with a cap is important.
Curren$y Says He Missed Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose's Wedding Because He Was Too High
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose finally tied the knot at the beginning of the week. As we all saw, Amber Rose celebrated the night before the big day by twerking in her wedding dress. Wiz Khalifa was undoubtedly smoking.
Curren$y's "New Jet City" Mixtape To Be Released As A Retail Album
Curren$y just released his Red Eye mixtape earlier today, incorporating a brand new torrent-based strategy. Spitta has now announced plans to switch up his release approach once again, this time liberating his New Jet City mixtape, to be released as a retail album later this year.
Curren$y & Jet Life Team Up With BitTorrent For New Multimedia Mixtape Bundle
Curren$y has always been a strong force in the mixtape circuit, continuously releasing free projects over paid releases. The rapper and his Jet Life label are now looking to re-invent the mixtape game, with a new partnership with BitTorrent. HHDX reports that Spitta and his Jet Life crew are in talks with BitTorrent to release a new multimedia mixtape bundle through the site.
Underrated Audio: June 15-21
This past week proved to be a big one for hip-hop. Definitely a week to be remembered, with three big rap albums (and one r'n'b album) all dropping on the same day (and every one knows this date by now)-- June 18. While Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller had the spotlight for the majority of the week, that's not to say there weren't some dope releases from other artists. This week in Underrated Audio we look over some ill drops from the likes of Dom Kennedy, Deniro Farrar, Flatbush Zombies, Freddie Gibbs, among others.
Charts Don't Lie: April 28
This week our newest entry in Charts Don't Lie is the former G.O.O.D. Music representer, Kid Cudi. The rapper announced his departure from G.O.O.D. Music shortly before the release of INDICUD, to the shock of most. Although Cudder assured fans it was an amicable split, it nonetheless gets us wondering as to the root cause. Cudder blames it on wanting to carve out his very own lane in the music industry, with his label Wicked Awesome.
Stream Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y's "Live In Concert" EP In Its Entirety
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y launched their long delayed Live In Concert EP to the delight of stoners everywhere this past weekend. The project which was initially planned as a mixtape was released as a digital retail album, which meant it was only available on iTunes. The good news is that now LIC is available as a full free stream via youtube.
Curren$y Talks "Pilot Talk III", His Love Of Muscle Cars
Curren$y is fresh off his long delayed project with Wiz Khalifa, Live In Concert. Seeing as the 4/20 EP was his 16th effort since 2011, it's not a surprise that he already has something else in the pipeline.
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y Say That "Live In Concert" May Get You High
It's no secret that Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y like their kush. It's easily their favorite topic to address on record, and now they've even gone as far as to drop their new collaborative project, Live In Concert not-so-accidentally on 4/20.
Curren$y Announces Tour Dates For April & May
While Curren$y may have a new project dropping tomorrow, he's still working some of his previous ones on the road. The rapper announced a few Spring tour dates coming up today, kicking things off tonight in Houston, Texas. Check out the dates announced below, reported by HHDX.