Charts Don't Lie: November 4
This week wasn't all that exciting for debuts, as the biggest new album came from DJ Khaled, and didn't manage to crack the top 10. This week we did see a lot of albums continue to hold on to high chart positions with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, and Drake and Future's project all proving they have some longevity on the charts. Bryson Tiller is also hanging on with his debut, while Game's two albums have slipped considerably.Check out the breakdown below.
Listen To DJ Khaled & Skepta's Mixes From OVO Sound Radio Episode 9
Tonight's Halloween episode of OVO Sound Radio featured some special guests. As usual, Oliver El-Khatib started things off, but he was interrupted by a Londoner, Skepta, who showed up to drop a mini-mix that included three of his new remixes.
Quiz: How Well Do You Know DJ Khaled?
DJ Khaled just dropped his eighth studio album I Changed A Lot, and he's been dropping knowledge in interviews all week -- so by now, you should know a fair bit about the DJ and his successful brand of suffering. We've come up with a few questions to test you on your Khaled knowledge, so if there are an Khaled scholars in the building -- now's your time to shine.
Review: DJ Khaled's "I Changed A Lot"
In DJ Khaled's eyes, he's the hip hop version of George Clooney in "Ocean's 11": a wily veteran with the connections and know-how necessary to bring together a formidable team of specialists. He constructs albums featuring members of his inner circle (with Rick Ross playing Matt Damon's role, Lil Wayne as Brad Pitt) performing alongside legends (Jadakiss as Carl Reiner) and hot new talent (Fetty Wap's vocal gymnastics make him a natural fit as the Chinese acrobat, Yen).
Top Tracks: October 19 - October 25
10. Lil Wayne - Pour Up This Weezy leak continues to amass more hype, even though we can't find it anywhere on the web -- back into Birdman's vault, I suppose. Now in its fourth week, the lean-inspired zero-fucks-given anthem managed to grab the final spot in the top 10. Weezy would be wise to have "Pour Up" as his next single, though that's easier said than done.
DJ Khaled Covers Complex
On the release day of his new album, I Changed a Lot, DJ Khaled has been revealed as the latest star to cover of Complex magazine. The cover shows Khaled holding up an index finger, signaling he's just dropped "another one," and donning his signature "Gold Slugs."
Powerhouse NYC 2015 Recap
Two nights after hosting TIDAL X 1020, Barclays Center played host to Powerhouse NYC, the annual showcase concert put on by NYC radio station Power 105.1. The billing promised Jidenna, Omarion, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Fetty Wap, Big Sean, Future, Kendrick Lamar. But the true measure of such a showcase event is the surprise guests. All those who attended Powerhouse knew this, and they quivered with anticipation as they began to file into the spacious Brooklyn arena.
Stream DJ Khaled's New Album "I Changed A Lot"
DJ Khaled has changed A LOT since he last dropped off his latest album, Suffering From Success, back in 2013. In fact, he’s changed so much that he decided to name his new album after it. Dubbed just that I Changed A Lot, DJ Khaled’s 8th studio album was just made available for purchase on iTunes.
Top Tracks: October 13 - October 18
10. Ty Dolla $ign - Violent (Prod. by DJ Spinz & Southside)
28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (Oct 10-16)
There is much we can learn from rap Instagram, much to read between the lines as rappers attempt to craft their image without pesky publicists looking over their shoulder. Take a look at some of the best hip hop Instagram posts of the week after the jump.
10 Things You Didn't Know About DJ Khaled
Another year, another DJ Khaled album with an almost unbelievably stacked tracklist.
Tracklist Revealed For DJ Khaled’s “I Changed A Lot” Album
DJ Khaled had himself quite the busy Columbus Day.
BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 Green Carpet Interviews: T-Pain, DeJ, Esco, & More
The heat index pushed 100 at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. T-Pain was sweltering in his red leather suit jacket. "I'm sooooo hot," he said. HNHH's own S. WHiT endured the heat as she held it down on the green carpet before the show, interviewing 16 rappers, producers, and industry power players, including DeJ Loaf, Big K.R.I.T, Redman, Casey Veggies, Southside, and many more.
DJ Khaled Announces Album Release Date, Two Singles Dropping Today
In between doing yoga on a dock, working out, and crushing a ton of food from his Finga Licking restaurant, DJ Khaled has found time to put together an album. It's called I Changed A Lot, and it will drop October 23, Khaled announced this morning.
Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
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.
Stream The NBA 2K16 Soundtrack, Curated By DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled & DJ Premier
Earlier this month, it was announced that the soundtrack of 2K Sports' NBA 2K16 video gmae would be curated by a triumvirate of hip hop's finest DJs, namely DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled and DJ Premier. Today, the whole thing is available for streaming on Spotify. Check each Dj's tracklist below, and stream it at the bottom of the page.
DJ Khaled Counter-Suing Jeweler Over Fake Diamonds
DJ Khaled is a pretty blingy dude, and while we generally assume his jewelry is real, it seems the DJ may have been rocking some fake diamonds, but apparently, he paid for them as if they were legit. Rafaello & Co. launched a lawsuit against Khaled when he allegedly failed to pay his bill, but he's now counter-suing the company for a number of things, including giving him some fake merchandise.
6 Ls Birdman Took In 2015
Since the defection and lawsuit of former right-hand man Lil Wayne at the top of 2015, Birdman has been taking one L after another. He has few if any reputed allies left, and evidence strongly suggests that neither Nicki Minaj nor Drake will be returning to Cash Money once their contracts expire. Let's look back at the first half of 2015 through the lens of Birdman-related fiascos.
DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled, & DJ Premier To Curate NBA 2K16 Soundtrack
2K Sports announced in a press release that the NBA 2K16 soundtrack will be curated by DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled, & DJ Premier. With 50+ tracks and six new exclusives, it will be the biggest soundtrack in the history of the franchise. Pharrell curated the 2K15 soundtrack.