Kendrick Lamar Says Drake & Future Made Some Of His Favorite Rap Music Of 2015
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly was probably the densest album of the year, through a combination of its grandiose musical arrangements, disparate influences, political themes, and very technical rapping. While this made the album a critical success, it also made it the go-to project for a certain type of rap fan to describe as "real hip-hop".
Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 4" Also Has An "I'm The Plug" Remix
On New Year's Eve, Meek Mill and his Dreamchasers crew held a listening party for his upcoming mixtape, Dreamchasers 4. Not too many details of the mixtape have been revealed yet, but a partygoer was able to record some snippets of a remix of "Back to Back" -- the second straight diss track Drake fired at Meek this summer, which has gone on to earn a Grammy nod.
King Louie Says The OVO Owl Saved His Life
In December 2014, King Louie got two OVO-inspired tattoos -- the label's signature owl next to one ear as well as an image of Drake's "6 God prayer hands" beneath his other ear. Though Louie, aka 6 God Tony, and Drake are friends, it's never been confirmed that Louie has any business ties to the Toronto label. Regardless, he's certainly not regretting those tattoos -- especially the owl.
Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 4" Includes A "Back To Back" Remix
Meek Mill and his team rang in the New Year by hosting a listening party in Philly for his long-awaited Dreamchasers 4 mixtape. There still aren't too many details regarding what fans can expect from the upcoming tape, but one attendee shared some particularly exciting party footage during which Meek can be heard rapping over Drake's "Back to Back" -- the Grammy-winning diss track he got bodied by at the end of July.
Drake Says "Views From The 6" Is "Coming Very Soon"
Drake closed out a successful 2015 with a New Year's Eve performance at E11EVEN nightclub in Miami. With Lil Wayne, Birdman, and 2 Chainz among the bash's attendees, Drizzy shared some intriguing news with the crowd: Views From the 6 is "coming very soon."
Lil Wayne & Birdman Spotted Together At Drake’s NYE Party
Could Lil Wayne & Birdman be cool with each other again? According to a couple photos that surfaced online tonight it looks that way. On Thursday night, Weezy & Baby were spotted together at Drake’s NYE party at Miami’s E11even. Young Money’s President, Mack Maine, decided to take to IG and post a couple photos of the two, along with 2 Chainz, and Drake hanging out together in the club.
Biggest Beefs Of 2015
What's beef? Well, whatever it is, it sure has changed over the years. Beef is what ultimately lead to the murders of two contenders for 'best rapper ever.' In 2015, beef consists mostly of Twitter smack-talk and occasionally a diss track or two.
Meek Mill Takes Aim At Drake On "Dreamchasers 4" Leak?
Meek Mill didn't have the most stellar 2015, but with the fan-favorite Dreamchasers 4 in the works, let's hope things start looking up for the Philadelphia native.
Drake Got A New Tattoo Repping October
As we near Christmas, things slow down both in the real world and online. Even these e-streets. That being said, we'd probably post this news regardless of whether or not it was slow, so yeah, there's that.
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.
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
10 Essential Majid Jordan Tracks
Majid Jordan sounds like one name, but the Canadian production team is actually a duo: Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman. Signed to Drake and 40's OVO Sound, the two have gained notoriety over the years by producing gems like Drizzy's "Hold On, We're Going Home" and Beyonce's "Mine." Their unique sound is characterized by rich production and an affection towards many different styles, from funky '70s disco to exotic island vibes.
Drake Responds To Alan Anderson Saying He's Not The GOAT
Most would agree that Drake has been one of the most dominant rappers of the past few years, but is he ready to be included in the GOAT discussion? Many in his home city of The 6 seem to think so, including lady emcee getatKAT, who recently shared an TBT Instagram pic of her and Drake at SPiN Toronto, a ping-pong club owned by Susan Sarandon. "The GOAT of all Goats," KAT wrote in the caption.
Hottest Albums Of 2015
2015 was a pretty phenomenal year for music. After the relatively dry 2014, we thought it was a drought, but the overwhelming amount of material made making our year-end list both very easy and very difficult. On one hand, there was a wealth of album to choose from, but on the other hand, a lot of great stuff had to be left on the cutting room floor.
Drake Invests In Tech Startup Company
It looks like Drizzy Drake is once again expanding his business ventures, but this time around it’s not with a restaurant.
Drake Confirms He Doesn't Own That Restaurant In Toronto
A little while back, there were reports that Drake had opened a new restaurant in Toronto, and while he attended the opening party for the dinner spot, his involvement in the business wasn't all that clear. Drizzy has now broken his silence on "Fring's," revealing that all he's contributed to it is the name.
Drake Fans Called A Philly Prosecutor Vying For Meek Mill's Arrest
This summer's beef with Drake seems to follow Meek Mill everywhere he goes, including to court. During yesterday's hearing, prosecutor Noel DeSantis explained that Drake fans "blew up" her phone earlier this year and pleaded with her to arrest Meek.
The Year Of Drake
If anything foretold the type of year Drake would have in 2015, it was the release and ensuing impact of Summer 2014's "0 To 100." Dropped off unannounced on OVO's Soundcloud while most of the rap world's eyes were on Summer Jam, the popular loosie eventually hit the radio, went platinum and scored two Grammy nominations, redefining the bounds of a non-commercial non-single.
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.
Drake's "Hotline Bling" Reportedly Ineligible For Grammys Due To Cash Money Error
The 2016 GRAMMYs nominations were announced yesterday. Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme with 11 noms. Despite Drake's success this year, he garnered four noms, with his smash hit "Hotline Bling" coming up empty-handed. According to Hits Daily Double, the record was not submitted for nomination due to a clerical error in the office of Cash Money Records.