Top Tracks: January 4 - January 10
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 Bought His 7-Year Old Two Rolexes Worth Over $30k
While some of us are out here are struggling to buy a fake Rolex in Chinatown, Fabolous is giving his son two Rolexes and the kid is only 7-years old. Two, cause a 7-year old needs options.
Fabolous Pushes Back "The Young OG Project 2"
It hardly seems like Christmas without a new project to bump from Fabolous. The rapper has made it his tradition to give fans a new release on Christmas Day, whether it was from his Soul Tape series or The Young OG Project. This year though, we'll be without a Fabo Xmas day release. You could always return to Summer Shootout, though.
#TBT: Fabolous 2006-2010
Back in July we threw it back to Fabolous 2001-2005 gems, and today we're taking a look at the second half of that decade. By compiling tracks from 2006-2010, we've revisited releases like From Nothin' To Somethin' and Loso's Way, albums that helped to solidify Fabo's legacy as one of the great New York rappers of the post-B.I.G. era.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
There weren't too many big releases this past week, unless you're an Adele fan, but we've got heat coming in December from guys like Curren$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 Announces "The Young OG Project 2," Shares Release Date
Fabolous is nothing if not a generous man, and last Christmas he gave his fans the gift that was The Young OG Project. Today, he announced The Young OG Project 2, and yes, it will be dropping on December 25th.
Live Stream The TIDAL Concert With Jay Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne & More
TIDAL is celebrating their 1 million subscribers by putting on a concert with a host of a big names at the Barclays Center in NYC. Their big "10/20" concert goes down this evening, and there will be a live stream documenting all the fun.
Fabolous To Drop Two Projects Before End Of 2015
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).
Photos: Fabolous, ILoveMakonnen, A$AP Ferg, Post Malone & More At Fool's Gold Day Off NYC
Fool's Gold took over Labor Day in New York yesterday, adopting it as their own Day Off. Although Labor Day weekend is bitter-sweet, since it basically signals the fact that summer is over ):, Fool's Gold made the most of it by rounding up a mix of NYC-based rappers and artists abroad, to perform live at the Inlet.
#TBT: Fabolous' 2001-2005 Era
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)
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
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.
Made In America Line-Up Includes Beyonce, The Weeknd & More
Jay Z and Budweiser are teaming up for another edition of their Made In America festival, and today they've revealed the 2015 line-up.
Summer Jam 2015 Recap
Summer's here, and festival season has arrived. Unfortunately, for hip-hop heads, most of the summer's premier music destinations are filled with laptop DJs or bands that introduced your parents to LSD 40 years ago. Luckily, for all of us on the East Coast, there's Summer Jam. Though it's just one day, the HOT 97-curated concert features over 10 hours of straight hip-hop in Giants' stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Fabolous' Girlfriend Emily B Gives Birth To Baby Boy
Fabolous is already very proud of his 7-year-old son, Johan, who recently graced the cover of The Young OG Project, and now he'll have another youngster in his life. His longtime girlfriend, Emily B, just gave birth to another son, who is the couple's second child together. The couple haven't shared a name yet, but did both post on Instagram about the birth, with Loso opting for a prayer hands emoji and a simple #GodBless, and Emily giving us a quote: "And what could be more beautiful, than bringing new life into the world?"
Fabolous Announces "Friday Night Freestyles" Mixtape
Over the past couple months, Fabolous has been treating our Friday nights with vicious freestyles over some classic 90’s themed instrumentals. Looking to capitalize off all its success, Fab has decided to compile all of his recent freestyles into a new mixtape simply titled Friday Night Freestyles of course.
Stream Jamie Foxx's "Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses"
Led by the Kid Ink-featuring single "Baby's In Love," Jamie Foxx has been rolling out his new album for the better part of 2015, also sharing collaborations with Chris Brown and Wale along the way. Today marks Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses' official release date, so thusly, we've got a stream of Foxx's latest for you. Check out the full tracklist below, stream via Spotify below that, and purchase it on iTunes.
Lil Kim Announces New Reality Show "The Queen Bee"
Over the course of her career, Lil Kim been embroiled in scandals and drama galore, so it seems only right that she's about to get her own reality show. Announcing the news via a video, Kim says she'll have a new reality show called "The Queen Bee" airing soon.
Stream DJ Clue's "Banned From CD 2015" Mixtape
We've hear DJ Clue in the booth every Friday night spinning for Fabolous during his Friday Night Freestyles. Now the renowned NYC DJ is back with his own project, Banned From CD 2015, and it's stacked with features Clue has earned from years in the industry.