The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of July 2016
HNHH recently 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.
Freddie Gibbs Appeals Extradition To Austria, Releases Statement On His Innocence
Last week (June 24), it was reported that a French court had ordered Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs to be extradited to Austria. Gibbs was arrested at the beginning of the month in Toulouse, France after European authorities issued a warrant for his arrest due to an alleged incident of rape that was said to have occurred in Austria in 2015.
French Court Orders Freddie Gibbs' Extradition To Austria
Thursday morning, a French court ordered the extradition of Freddie Gibbs to Austria, where he awaits rape charges, France24 reports.
The 11 Greatest O.J. Simpson References In Rap History
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of O.J. Simpson's white Bronco police chase. O.J. is locked up now at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada for committing armed robbery. Even from behind bars, O.J. is still able to capture America's imagination's like few else. He was recently the subject of the FX show, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"; he is currently the subject of ESPN's stunning 5-part documentary "O.J. Simpson: Made in America."
Freddie Gibbs Is Granted Bail In France Ahead Of Extradition Hearing
Earlier this month, while on tour in Europe, Freddie Gibbs was arrested in France as the suspected perpetrator of a rape that had allegedly taken place in Austria some time in 2015. He was arrested in France, right before he was about to take the stage at the Rex in Toulouse.
Freddie Gibbs' Extradition Hearing On Rape Charges Delayed
Freddie Gibbs's extradition hearing to determine whether or not he would be handed over to Austrian authorities has been delayed until June 16. It was scheduled to take place yesterday. Gibbs was arrested last week in Toulouse, France for an alleged rape committed in Austria in 2015. His lawyer, Michael Malka, says that he will fight extradition.
Freddie Gibbs Arrested For Alleged Rape In Austria
Freddie Gibbs has been placed under arrest in Toulouse, France for his connection to an alleged rape in Austria in 2015. The rapper, real name Fredrick Tipton, was taken into custody by French police Thursday, June 2nd, just as he was about to perform at the Rex, a venue in the city.
Madlib Says He Made The "No More Parties In L.A." Beat On An iPad
The future is now, or so they say. While Madlib is often seen as a more ‘old school’ producer because of his penchant for sampling soul and jazz, he’s also one of the more experimental beat makers around.
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs Will Release 2nd Joint Album: "Bandana"
Here's some news that should please just about any hip-hop fan: Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are teaming up for a second joint album, the follow-up to the masterful Piñata, released in March 2014. Their new effort also boasts a three-syllable title: Bandana. Madlib made the revelation today during a live-streamed interview with Red Bull Music Academy in NYC.
Meet Atlanta Wildman ManMan Savage
I've never seen a rapper with as much leftover energy after an all-day press run as ManMan Savage. Considering his high-intensity brand of street music -- the heavy metal aggression of last year's "Takin Shots," quite possibly the heaviest tune ever released on the eclectic Brooklyn label Fool's Gold -- this shouldn't have been surprising. In person, ManMan is all smiles, though the Savage persona he takes on in the studio was brewing below the surface throughout our interview.
Freddie Gibbs Announces "Shadow Of A Doubt" Tour Dates
Freddie Gibbs dropped off a new record this afternoon, "Money, Cash, Hoes" (so money x2, basically) produced by Beat Bully. That's not all the goodies Gibbs has for his fans today, he's announced a bunch of new tour dates for a "Shadow of a Doubt" tour that kicks off in March.
Curren$y's Top 5 Mixtapes
New Orleans native Curren$y might be part cyborg. Either that or they’re putting something in the weed down there, because the man is prolific in a way that few other artist can achieve and still retain top quality.
Staff Picks Playlist (January 15)
This week, as you probably noticed, the VERY HOTTTTTs were killing it, and no, we weren't just in a giving mood, there was just a lot of fire music dropping. Not only that, the songs lists were phenomenally long each day (who peeped our Snapchat?). All this to say, everyone should have a song they were fucking with this past week.
Freddie Gibbs May Be Going After Isaiah Rashad
Freddie Gibbs made headlines recently for stating in an interview that he considers himself on the same level as artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. Whether or not you agree with him, Reddit user SaucyMustard has pointed out that Gangsta Gibbs may be subtly calling out TDE artist Isaiah Rashad in an Instagram post this morning.
Freddie Gibbs Says He's On Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole's Level
In December Freddie Gibbs put out Shadow of a Doubt. It was a sonic departure from Piñata, his previous record with Madlib, but familiar to anyone who had followed Gangsta Gibbs from before that acclaimed 2014 album. In December 2015, he sat down with NPR’s “Microphone Check” for a long, in-depth interview.
A Conversation With Freddie Gibbs: Rap's "Silent Killer" On Embracing Melody & Honoring Gucci Mane
Things haven't always looked this clear for Freddie Gibbs. The Gary, Indiana rapper could have ended his career as another major label casualty, stuck in a deal that didn't have his best interests in mind. After failed stints with Interscope and Jeezy's CTE World, Gibbs set his sights on the independent route, allowing him the freedom to give his loyal fanbase new music how and when he wanted.
Review: Freddie Gibbs' "Shadow Of A Doubt"
At this point, there's a version of Freddie Gibbs for every breed of hip hop fan. Old head? Try midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik, the 2009 outing where he pays homage to icons like Outkast and Tupac. Mid-2000s street rap addict? Gibbs' stint with Jeezy's CTE label checks that box, especially on the album ESGN. Drill fanatic? Try "Deuces," a gem of a Young Chop-produced loosie. Backpacker who always keeps a dimebag within reach?
Staff Picks Playlist (November 20)
Today has been very heavy on the album release side, as you've probably noticed by the almost insurmountable number of streams we've posted thus far (and there are more to come). In between this week's long list of new releases, as well as last week's, your iTunes should be busy for a while. That's not even mentioning the mixtapes that'll drop on Thanksgiving Day next week-- Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent.
Listen To Freddie Gibbs’ New Album “Shadow Of A Doubt”
In similar fashion as Jadakiss & ILovemakonnen, Freddie Gibbs also released a new retail project today called Shadow Of A Doubt, which is available now on iTunes.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 30)
Happy Halloween! As you head into the weekend, as per usual, we're giving you a recap on some favorite releases, at least when it comes to the HNHH office. From the return of Freddie Gibbs, to up & comer Lil Uzi Vert, to some new Chance The Rapper, these were definitely some of the highlights of the past week. Today alone has been a pretty strong day for our song's list, so you have plenty of jams for your Halloween playlist tomorrow. Take a look at who picked what below.