Summer Jam Festival Stage Line-Up Includes Chance The Rapper, Tory Lanez & Desiigner
This morning Ebro In The Morning announced the line-up for the Festival Stage at HOT 97's annual Summer Jam concert. The big event goes down at the MetLife Stadium every year, and acts as a way to kick off the summer months.
Curren$y Has Announced Another Mixtape
Curren$y has proved himself to be one of the most prolific rappers of the last few years, and it seems he's only speeding up. Earlier this week, Spitta delivered "Revolver," a short film that was accompanied by six new songs with producer Sledgren, but he won't be taking a breather any time soon.
Curren$y Reveals Joint Project With 808 Mafia "Bourbon Street Secrets"
Damn, Curren$y. Back at it again. The most prolific rapper in these e-streets hopped on Twitter the other day to reveal that he recorded five joints with 808 Mafia producer Purps while he was out in L.A., which will presumably be compiled for a new mixtape titled Bourbon Street Secrets.
Mixtape Corner: Curren$y, Sicko Mobb & Skooly
Mixtape Corner is a place where we take a closer look at some of the mixtape releases that weren't necessarily big enough to garner a review, but still deserve your attention.Curren$y & The Alchemist- The Carrollton Heist
Top Tracks: February 15 - February 21
After the Kanye-inspired chaos of last week, the past seven days have been relatively tame in the rap world, with the twin titans of last weekend (TLOP and the substantially less interesting Grammy awards) still dominating the conversation. Spillover aside, we got solid new projects from French Montana, Kirko Bangz, Yo Gotti, Young Dolph, TM88, and Gucci Mane/Honorable C-Note, but no Slime Season 3 just yet.
Curren$y Reveals "The Carrollton Heist" Tracklist
Curren$y and producer Alchemist are readying a Valentine's Day release, The Carrollton Heist. The joint effort was only announced a month ago, quickly followed by artwork and release date.
Curren$y Reveals Release Date, Artwork For Upcoming Project With Alchemist
Only a couple weeks ago Curren$y casually tweeted out that he was working on a second joint project with Alchemist. Now, we have official artwork and a release date for The Carrollton Heist via Spitta Andretti’s Instagram.
Curren$y's Top 5 Mixtapes
New Orleans native Curren$y might be part cyborg. Either that or they’re putting something in the weed down there, because the man is prolific in a way that few other artist can achieve and still retain top quality.
Currensy Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For “The Owners Manual”
As if we haven’t received enough music from Currensy in the past couple months, there’s apparently a lot more on the way now, and we’re not talking about his newly-announced joint project with Alchemist either. Late Monday night, the N.O. Spitta announced that he has another mini-effort dropping soon called The Owners Manual (which if you notice is another car reference).
Curren$y Announces "The Carrollton Heist" With Alchemist
Curren$y took a piss in the mainstream (as he so eloquently put it during an interview with Damon Campbell) when he dropped his latest album, Canal St. Confidential. Now that he's done pissing in mainstream waters, he's headed back to the underground, and working with producer Alchemist comes with that territory.
Stream Harry Fraud's "Rogues Playlist Vol. 1" Feat. Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Puff Daddy & More
Whether you realized it or not, Harry Fraud had another big year, and now that we're into 2016, he's giving you one last reminder of what he accomplished over the last 12 months. Rogues Playlist Vol. 1 collects the beatmakers production credits from throughout 2015, organizing them into one tidy SoundCloud playlist. Among the many notable names on the tracklist are Puff Daddy, French Montana, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Wiz Khalifa, Domo Genesis, Smoke DZA, Wale, and RiFF RAFF.
Hottest Album Covers Of 2015
The Golden Era of cover art likely ended with the rise of CDs. But even with the Golden Age of CDs behind us, cover art still plays a vital role in the listener's consumption of music. Along with the album title, it serves as a sort of opening salvo or prelude that sets the tone for the music itself, and it is often the last image that remains in the listener's mind. It is the face of the music. With that in mind, here our picks for the best cover art of 2015.
Charts Don't Lie: December 16th
This week we had a bunch of high profile releases, some of which fared better than others. G-Eazy led the pack with an impressive placement at number 5, while Rozay followed close behind at 6. Later on, the showing become a bit more modest, with Dreamville at 29, Curren$y at 30, Kid Cudi at 36 and Jeremih at 41.Take a look at the full breakdown of releases and sales below.
First Week Sales For G-Eazy, Rick Ross, Curren$y, & Kid Cudi
G-Eazy took home the top-selling hip-hop album this week. According to HDD, his sophomore album When It's Dark Out moved 93,000 units and 97k sales-plus-streaming (SPS), well ahead of Rick Ross' Black Market, which moved 57k units SPS. Curren$y's Canal St Confidential sold 18k units SPS, narrowly ahead of Kid Cudi's Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven, which sold 15k.
Review: Curren$y's "Canal Street Confidential"
Curren$y built the foundation of his following on a legendary run of mixtapes that started around the 2008 era. It was seven (count 'em!) tapes of spitting over classic hip hop beats with a fresh flow that poised him to be the next big thing in New Orleans hip hop. Tapes like Higher Than 30,000 Feet, Super Tecmo Bowl, Welcome to the Winner’s Circle, and Fast Times at Ridgemont Fly are still blueprints for what a mixtape should be. They were lighthearted, accessible, and quickly followed up with more material.
Stream Curren$y’s “Canal Street Confidential” Album In Its Entirety
Curren$y continues to give the fans what they want… music. With three projects already out this year, Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes, Cathedral, & Pilot Talk III, the New Orleans spitter just released his fourth body of work today called Canal Street Confidential.
Stream Young Roddy's Debut Album "The Kenner Loop"
Young Roddy's consistent output high-pitched fire has elevated him to the status of Jet Life prince. He recently announced his debut album The Kenner Loop, and HNHH premiered the album's first single "My Business" feat. Curren$y one month ago to the day. Now, The Kenner Loop is available to stream in all its glory.
Lil Wayne's "No Ceilings 2" Tracklist Revealed
After hitting us with a trailer to increase the anticipation and excitement for No Ceilings 2 last night, Weezy F returns this afternoon with a tracklist, so we know it's real. The highly anticipated mixtape will serve as a follow-up to the much-beloved first No Ceilings, and thus it's got quite a reputation to live up too. The tracklist is stacked though, so let's hope Weezy didn't spare quality for quantity.
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$y and G-Eazy, who both shared new singles off their upcoming albums. This week's Top 10 also includes two tracks off the soundtrack to "Creed," which will hit theaters on November 25, and three new tracks from Thugger, who is currently prepping his fourth project of the year, Hi-Tunes, his debut album.
Young Roddy Announces Debut Album "The Kenner Loop"
Young Roddy has built a loyal following off the strength of his Good Sense mixtape series, his 2014 Legal Dealing EP and his frequent collaborations with Curren$y, the Jet Life crew, and others. Today, the promising New Orleans rapper announces his highly-anticipated debut album