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Staff Picks Playlist (May 27)
Staff Picks Playlist (May 27) May 27, 2016 at 09:54pm
Perhaps this week's playlist won't be as useful as usual, as most rap fans will likely have GuWop on repeat all weekend in celebration of the Trap God's surprise release from prison yesterday. He had been locked up for three years, and unsurprisingly, he recorded a track on his first day out, aptly titled "First Day Out Tha Feds," produced by his reliable longtime collaborator Mike Will Made-It.
Top Tracks: May 9 - May 15
Top Tracks: May 9 - May 15 May 16, 2016 at 04:13pm
In contrast with the first few months of 2015, when it seemed like our Top Tracks lists were just the same Kanye and Drake tracks rising and falling with each ensuing week, the past few editions have been utter chaos, with the #1 spot changing every week. Staying power is proving difficult to achieve in an increasingly crowded summer playing field-- Beyoncé and Birdman's chart-toppers from two and one week ago, respectively, are nowhere to be found this week, although a few of the lower-ranking tracks stuck it out. 
Top Tracks: May 2 - May 8
Top Tracks: May 2 - May 8 May 9, 2016 at 02:40pm
With VIEWS out in the world and disappointing the majority of those who heard it, there's now a new music void that many rushed to fill this past week as summer rapidly approaches. Desiigner's "Panda" and Drizzy's "One Dance" are still frontrunners for the "song of the summer" title, but there's plenty of time for new entries to rise and compete with them.
Staff Picks Playlist (May 6)
Staff Picks Playlist (May 6) May 6, 2016 at 01:19pm
Since the release of VIEWS, things have calmed down slightly, however today turned out to be a massive day for album releases, as you can tell by the multiple album streams we've posted this morning. These aren't necessarily Drake-status artists who are about to break the internet, but the quality is extremely high-- Skepta, JMSN, James Blake, Rittz, Kaytranada and Mike Posner have all dropped albums today (and I'm probably missing someone).
Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli Headline The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Nas, Fabolous, Talib Kweli Headline The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Apr 4, 2016 at 12:33pm
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has previously hosted the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica, and Q-Tip, and this year, they've assembled a characteristically solid group of headliners. Now in its 12th year, this summer's fest will feature performances frim Rapsody, Talib Kweli, Fabolous, and -- the main event -- Nas.
Fabolous & Jadakiss Announce "Freddy Vs. Jason"
Fabolous & Jadakiss Announce "Freddy Vs. Jason" Feb 29, 2016 at 06:24pm
Jadakiss and Fabolous are two of the more reliable New York vets, and they tend to deliver any time they get on a track together. Therefore, the suggestion that the two could have more new music in the works is cause for celebration, and from our perspective, it seems like it could be a joint project."Freddy Vs. Jason coming soon," wrote Fab on Instagram, captioning a photo of himself and Jada. While the title could signify anything from a song to an album, we have a feeling it'll be a mixtape -- at least that's what we're hoping at this point.
Lover’s Rap: Rap Songs To Bump On Valentine's Day
Lover’s Rap: Rap Songs To Bump On Valentine's Day Feb 13, 2016 at 06:10pm
Hip hop might not be the most romantic of musical genres, but occasionally an MC will step up to the mic to deliver a poetic love song. Certain rappers find their niche in that style of R&B/rap crossover, while others just dabble in it one-off style for all the romantic cats out there. 
Top Tracks: January 4 - January 10
Top Tracks: January 4 - January 10 Jan 11, 2016 at 04:17pm
2016 is looking like it's gonna be a fast year. Yeezy decided to become the year's frontrunner after jumping over Jumpman on New Year's Eve, and somehow, he outdid himself the next week, dropping a two-in-one package that had one of the craziest debuts in HNHH history -- and continues to do huge numbers.
Fabolous Pushes Back "The Young OG Project 2"
Fabolous Pushes Back "The Young OG Project 2" Dec 24, 2015 at 11:30am
It hardly seems like Christmas without a new project to bump from Fabolous. The rapper has made it his tradition to give fans a new release on Christmas Day, whether it was from his Soul Tape series or The Young OG Project. This year though, we'll be without a Fabo Xmas day release. You could always return to Summer Shootout, though. 
#TBT: Fabolous 2006-2010
#TBT: Fabolous 2006-2010 Dec 24, 2015 at 09:29am
Back in July we threw it back to Fabolous 2001-2005 gems, and today we're taking a look at the second half of that decade. By compiling tracks from 2006-2010, we've revisited releases like From Nothin' To Somethin' and Loso's Way, albums that helped to solidify Fabo's legacy as one of the great New York rappers of the post-B.I.G. era.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22 Nov 23, 2015 at 06:21pm
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. 
Fabolous To Drop Two Projects Before End Of 2015
Fabolous To Drop Two Projects Before End Of 2015 Oct 19, 2015 at 04:33pm
This afternoon's #FabolousTakeover on the TIDAL Twitter page yielded some juicy info. First, we won't be getting Loso's Way 2 in 2015, or Soul Tape 4. Instead, we will be getting two projects -- his Summertime Shootout mixtape coming "really really soon" and another project on Christmas Day Fabolous revealed the artwork for Summertime Shootout a couple weeks ago (check the gallery).
#TBT: Fabolous' 2001-2005 Era
#TBT: Fabolous' 2001-2005 Era Jul 30, 2015 at 02:09pm
At one point, there was no one hotter than NYC's Fabolous. Coming up in the Bedstuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, Fab eventually started pursuing rap in high school. DJ Clue eventually invited him to come rap on his Hot 97 radio show, which lead to Fab getting signed to Clue's Desert Storm Records.
Best Freestyles Of 2015 (So Far)
Best Freestyles Of 2015 (So Far) Jul 16, 2015 at 05:07pm
2015 has truly been a landmark year for hip-hop. There have been countless quality album releases from rappers all over, impressive music videos, and the emergence of a new crop of rappers. The ambition and attention to detail on this year’s releases, exemplified by their authoring emcees is indicative of a current renaissance in hip-hop.
Meek Mill Celebrates #1 Album With Jay Z, Fabolous, & Kevin Hart
Meek Mill Celebrates #1 Album With Jay Z, Fabolous, & Kevin Hart Jul 9, 2015 at 02:52pm
After putting up whopper first week sales numbers, Meek Mill had great cause to celebrate. And celebrate he did, by getting down with Jay Z at Roc Nation HQ Wednesday afternoon, munching on gourmet miniature cupcakes and sipping on Ace of Spades champagne. Him and Jay then linked up with fellow Philadelphian Kevin Hart and Fabolous that night for Hart's show at Madison Square Garden.