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.
Top Tracks: May 10 - May 17
Another week, another fresh crop of songs raiding our Top Ten. Let’s get to it. 10) Omarion ft. DeJ Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign and Rick Ross – Post To Be (Remix) This re-working of Omarion’s hit was smart enough to keep its most famous, meme-spawning line. And like that line, it’s hanging around for another week.
DJ Khaled's Top 5 Posse Anthems
As far DJs go, there's no one who sells more music than DJ Khaled. Khaled Khaled (no typo) is far from just a DJ though. The Miami hip-hop magnate is the founder and CEO of We the Best Music Group, which includes artists like Ace Hood and dancehall superstar Movado, and the President of Def Jam South, which helped revive Def Jam as a whole toward the end of the '00s.
DJ Khaled Is No Longer With Cash Money
While DJ Khaled has been repping as hard as humanly possible for We The Best over the last few years, the imprint has thus far been living underneath Cash Money as an imprint. However, the always-entertaining DJ revealed in an interview with the Breakfast Club today that his official ties to the label are no more."I'm not signed to Cash Money at all," he said. "It's not like I'm here to promote that I've been off. No, I'm not that type of person.
Rick Ross & DJ Khaled Talk New Meek Mill Album, Announce "Self Made, Vol. 4"
For most of 2015, MMG has been focused on promoting Wale's latest The Album About Nothing, which dropped yesterday (March 31). We'll be hearing plenty more on TAAN in the coming weeks, though, in an interview with REVOLT, Rick Ross assures us there are plenty more MMG projects coming our way this year.
DJ Khaled Sued By Jeweler
DJ Khaled has a documented affinity for an over-the-top lifestyle. From his music videos to his vlogs, he loves to show off just how well he's living, whether it's foreign cars, lavish mansions, or diamond-heavy jewelry. However he may not be the owner of all that bling, at least according to a new lawsuit, he failed to pay a New York jeweler what he's owed for a few expensive pieces.
Top 30 DJs In Hip-Hop Right Now
If Def Jam taught us anything, it's to respect the DJ. The DJ is responsible for the perpetuation of the art form that is hip-hop. Without DJs, there'd be no medium for the streets and masses to access the music they crave.
DJ Khaled Sues eOne Music Over Unpaid Royalties
Before he founded the We The Best Music Group in 2012, DJ Khaled was signed to eOne Music, where he released his first four records from 2006 to 2010. Now the music mogul is claiming that his former label has failed to pay him the royalties they had agreed upon, and is suing eOne for the difference, thought to be at least $1 million.
On The Come Up: Nikko Lafre
HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up profiles emerging rappers and producers that show strong promise but haven't necessarily seen the shine they deserve, from those deep underground to artists on the cusp of the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll find analyses of their defining characteristics, examples of their best work and plenty of opportunities to dig deeper via hyperlinks. If there's a particular artist you'd like to see covered here in the future, feel free to let us know in the comment section below.
Top Tracks Of The Week: August 4-10
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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
DJ Khaled Wants To Sign Remy Ma
We're about to be seeing a lot of DJ Khaled on the blogs, as he begins the promo for an upcoming album titled I Changed A Lot. While that really remains to be seen, Khaled hit up Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club recently for a new interview about the album and the singles thus far, as well as Remy Ma, beef, and more.
DJ Khaled Unveils "We The Best Sound" Headphone Line
Dr. Dre has proved that headphones are a more-than-worthy investment, and others in the industry have taken notice. 50 Cent has pursued a partnership with SMS Audio, and now DJ Khaled has announced a new line of cans. The always enthusiastic hypeman released an official statement on his Instagram, detailing a partnership with Bang & Olufsen, who will release a signature line of headphones under the title, "We The Best Sound".
BTS Photos: Video Shoot For DJ Khaled's "They Don't Love You No More" With Meek Mill, French Montana & Rick Ross
DJ Khaled is hoping to take over yet another summer with his new single "They Don't Love You No More," which he enlisted Jay Z, Meek Mill, French Montana and Rick Ross to appear on.