The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of November 2016
Earlier this year, HNHH launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B.
Beyonce Wins Big, Drake Leaves Empty-Handed At 2016 Soul Train Awards
The Soul Train Music Awards were held on Nov. 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, though the show didn't air until earlier tonight. With the TV broadcast came the unveiling of all of the award winners. The categories included the year's best in R&B and, of course, soul music, but there were also a handful of hip-hop nominations, as the event, hosted by Erykah Badu, is meant to serve as a celebration of black music.
Staff Picks Playlist (November 11)
Instead of the excitement that usually greets a Friday evening, many of us are still wondering what the hell happened this week. While you attempt to fathom what the next four years will look like, here's a reminder that music, and hip-hop especially, is still thriving. The living members of A Tribe Called Quest just reminded us of that very fact by dropping off their first album in almost two decades, We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service, which sounds just like what they were making in the 90s -- in the best way possible.
Enormous Air Jordan Restock Scheduled For Grand Opening Of Fat Joe's Sneaker Store "UP NYC"
Fat Joe's very own sneaker store, UP NYC, will be opening to the public this Saturday, November 5th and there are more than enough reasons to be on hand for the grand opening.
Fat Joe Recalls The Time Mike Bibby "Yoked Him Up" Over Some Air Jordans
In promotion of the grand opening of UP NYC, Fat Joe sat down for a Facebook Live interview with Sole Collector in which he recalled some incredible sneaker-related stories including the time he and Mike Bibby got into it over a haul of rare Air Jordans.
Fat Joe Announces Grand Opening Date Of His NYC Sneaker Shop
Noted sneaker connoisseur Fat Joe is finally opening up his own sneaker store called UP NYC and today we have information about the when and the where. According to Joe Crack and his partner in crime, Scotty Spina, the grand opening of UP NYC is going down on November 5th. The shop is located on 3806 Broadway New York, NY 10032, and you can expect to see a ton of retro Jordans on the shelves of UP NYC when the doors open to the public in a few weeks.
Power 105.1 Taps Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez, Bryson Tiller & More For Powerhouse NYC
After teasing that there would be a "big announcement" on the Breakfast Club last night, Power 105.1 announced the line-up for their annual Powerhouse event this morning, which goes down in October. This year's Powerhouse concert will feature a mix of old and new cats, putting on for New York with Young M.A., Desiigner, Remy Ma and Fat Joe all tapped. You can also expect performances from Bryson Tiller, Wiz Khalifa, Usher and Tory Lanez.
Fat Joe Is Opening Up A New Sneaker Store With This 19-Year Old Reseller
One of hip hop's greatest sneaker connoisseurs, Fat Joe is finally opening up a sneaker shop of his own- with a little help from a teenager named Scotty Spina. The 19-year old New Jersey native has made a name for himself as the sneaker plug for such artists as DJ Khaled, Jay Z, Rick Ross, Future, Lil Durk, Fetty Wap, French Montana... the list goes on.
Fat Joe, Remy Ma & French Montana Have Another Single Coming
Fat Joe and Remy Ma's "All The Way Up" is the surprise hit of the summer; a smash single that is both rooted in New York's history, and in touch with the current rap landscape. The French Montana-assisted track is still everywhere, particularly in NY, but Fat Joe has revealed in a new interview that he and Remy will be taking the same formula to the follow-up next month.
Fat Joe Robbed Of His One Of A Kind Air Jordans At Las Vegas Baggage Claim
One of Fat Joe's rarest pairs of Air Jordans were stolen over the weekend after only having them in his possession for a few hours. According to the Bronx-born rapper his "Terror Squad" Air Jordan 8s, which were a 1-of-1 made from the recently released "Confetti" 8s, were stolen at baggage claim in Las Vegas. He posted an image of the unique kicks on his instagram with the caption:
Watch Every BET Awards 2016 Performance
Sunday night's BET Awards was one of the show's best iterations in years. Performers included Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Usher, Young Thug, Future, Bryson Tiller, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, & Anderson. Paak -- and that doesn't even include any of the Prince tributes, which were bountiful and glorious. Sadly, the scheduled D'Angelo Prince tribute never came to pass. Otherwise, the show was nearly flawless.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
Top Tracks: May 23 - May 29
Happy Memorial Day. The past week has been a wild one, what with the chaos at T.I.’s NYC show, Gucci Mane’s release from prison, and a new Kevin Gates tape. Summer’s officially here, so expect things to keep picking up in the rap game— we’ve got a ScHoolboy Q album, SremmLife 2, and a bunch of other heat on the way. On the top tracks side of things, there was quite a bit of turnover in our list this week, with only the bottom and top tracks from the last edition making return appearances.
Fat Joe Claims Biggie Was Talking About Anthony Mason In 'I Got A Story To Tell'
One of rap's biggest mysteries finally has an answer. Appearing on ESPN's Highly Questionable, Fat Joe was asked about Biggie's 'I Got A Story To Tell' and whether or not he knew which member of the Knicks that B.I.G was rapping about. After saying he wasn't going to name names, Joe Crack revealed that the song was about the late Anthony Mason. Not only does Biggie rap about banging Mason's girl during the song but he also claims to have pulled a gun on him, robbing him of thousands of dollars in the process.
HOT 97's Summer Jam Adds Future, Travis Scott & Terror Squad To Line-Up
HOT 97's annual Summer Jam is fast-approaching, and that means that summer is approaching quickly as well, which we're not complaining about. Early this morning, the NYC-based radio station announced a few more notable acts to the main stage line-up.
Top Tracks: April 25 - May 1
We've officially entered the whirlwind release period of 2016, with hip hop's (arguably) biggest current male and female stars, Drake and Beyoncé, both dropping projects in the past ten days. What's more, Chance 3 should be dropping any moment now.
Fat Joe Reveals Title Of His Joint Album With Remy Ma
Last month, Fat Joe announced that he would be releasing a a joint album with his old Terror Squad partner-in-crime Remy Ma. In an interview on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN's 'Drink Champs' podcast, Joe discussed the album and revealed that it would be called Platas o Plomo. Money or bullets. In other words, if you don't take this bribe... consider your ass capped.
Fat Joe & Remy Ma Are Releasing A Joint Album
Are you ready to go back to 2005? Fat Joe and Remy Ma are ready to take you there. Fat Joe revealed the news to Hip Hop Wired that the two New York emcees are planning on releasing a joint album soon. “Me and Remy just wrapped up a new album. Just me and Remy. I’m super excited about that. The album is ridiculous. So we’ve been working musically like crazy.”
Fat Joe Passed On Signing Eminem Six Times
Eminem chronicled the first chapter of his rags-to-riches tale in the 2002 movie 8 Mile. The movie didn't get as far as the period when he was shopping around his demo tape in hopes of getting a record deal. One such recipient of an early Eminem demo was Terror Squad don Fat Joe. In a new interview, Joe revealed he passed on Eminem not once, but six times.
#TBT: Fat Joe
Bronx MC Fat Joe celebrated his 45th birthday yesterday, and today we tip our cap by giving him the throwback treatment. One of the great Latin rappers of all time, Joe helped to break down the boundaries of color and ethnicity and open doors for his people in hip hop.