French Montana, Jadakiss, & Chinx Drugz Arrested In NYC [Update: Smoke DZA & Buckshot Also Arrested]
Coke Boys got the feds watchin'. One of many pre-Super Bowl parties was going down last night in New York City, and while the details are scarce, it seems as though it may have got a bit out of hand. An event at Club Lust in Brooklyn ended in French Montana, Chinx Drugz, and Jadakiss cuffed by the end of the night. No word on whether any other rappers were in attendance, but apparently Jada was actually HOSTING the festivities before getting booked. Whatever it was, it can't be all that serious, as French was all smiles in a photo of him being taken into custody.
Bobby Shmurda Confirms Chris Brown & More For "Hot Nigga" Official Remix
Bobby Shmurda's video for "Hot Nigga" created quite a stir earlier this summer, instantly creating a meme in the "Shmoney Dance", and inspiring a flock of labels to encircle the young New Yorker. Since then, Shmurda has signed a deal with EPIC, and "Hot Nigga" has been getting plenty of traction outside of YouTube streams. We've already heard a slew of artists create their own versions of the track, and as Shmurda shared with HNHH in an exclusive interview, there's an all-star remix in the works.
Stream Jadakiss' New Album "Top 5 Dead Or Alive"
Six years after hitting us with The Last Kiss, Jadakiss returns with his fourth studio album called Top 5 Dead Or Alive., which was finally made available for purchase on iTunes tonight at midnight.
First Week Sales For Jadakiss’ “Top 5 Dead Or Alive”
After a five year break, Jadakiss finally released his fourth solo album last week (11/20) called Top 5 Dead Or Alive. Released on the same day as Adele’s 25, it was safe to say that Jadakiss wasn’t going to be bringing home a #1 album in the opening week which he can’t blame him for, but he did move a pretty good amount.
Jadakiss Reveals "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" Tracklist
Jadakiss warmed fans up for his new album, the ambitiously-titled Top 5 Dead Or Alive (is it ambitious or is it just Jadakiss?), with his mixtape T5DOA: Freestyle Edition.
Review: Jadakiss' "Top 5 Dead Or Alive"
People have really been into ranking their all-time top MCs lately. About a year ago, Chris Rock revealed his in the trailer for his film "Top Five": "Jay, Nas, Scarface, Rakim... and then I might let Biggie get in there.
First Week Sales Projections For Jadakiss' "Top 5 Dead Or Alive"
Jadakiss' new album, Top 5 Dead Or Alive, dropped on Friday last week and boasts quite the selection of features. It included OGs like Nas, Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Styles P, Jeezy and Sheek Louch, as well as a more recent generation of rappers like Future, Wiz Khalifa and Nipsey Hussle. The album isn't expected to move massive units (like Adele), however it should still sell between 48-53k, or 53-58k if we're including streams.
Listen To Tsu Surf's "Newark" Mixtape
Tsu Surf comes through with his new mixtape, Newark, dedicated to his hometown. Surf earned his stripes as an elite battle rapper, but he's quickly proving himself as a conceptually-minded urban storyteller, and Newark is his most anticipated release yet.
Review: Curren$y "Pilot Talk III"
After a near-decade of hustling, Curren$y has finally landed his prominent role in the rap scene. It wasn’t easy work, but anyone who has watched the New Orleans-native go from Lil Wayne’s sidekick to stoner rap’s most consistent contributor will tell you that much. For his third Pilot Talk album, Curren$y didn’t reinvent the wheel, but he definitely refined it. His vision is clearer now more than ever: funny rhymes + some swaggy braggadocio + luxurious production = success. It also equates to a pleasant listen each time.
French Montana, Chinx Drugz And Jadakiss Get Released From Jail
French Montana, Chinx Drugz, and Jadakiss don't seem too phased after getting arrested yesterday. In fact, they were released just in time for the SuperBowl festivities. On twitter, Jadakiss had this to say: "Out of all the things in the world to wish on somebody, JAIL isn't one if them... #stop sweating."
Jadakiss Reveals Features On "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" & Joint Project With Yo Gotti
Jadakiss isn't hesitant to put himself in the Top 5 emcees of all time, and as a testiment to this, he decided to name his upcoming album Top 5 Dead Or Alive. Whether or not Jadakiss is in your Top 5, the rapper continues to have a successful career within the rap game for around twenty years. Although Jadakiss is working on a solo album, he's also got two other projects on the side-- one with Yo Gotti, which is apparently complete, plus a new album with The LOX.
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.
Jadakiss Shares "Top 5 Dead Or Alive" Release Date & Album Cover
We knew Top 5 Dead or Alive was on the way, and Jadakiss has just confirmed that we'll be getting his fourth studio album in three weeks, on November 20. He also shared the album's cover, which shows a bronze bust of Jada himself. It seems the cover is a photo of the same bust that Jada unveiled at a recent Def Jam event in honor of T5DOA.
French Montana Reveals He Has A Collaboration With Nas & Kanye West, Updates Fans On "Mac & Cheese"
It seems as though French Montana has been prepping his album Mac & Cheese forever.
Charts Don't Lie: December 2nd
While we had debuts from Jadakiss, Tech N9ne and the Empire soundtrack, this was Adele's week. The UK songwriter moved 3.48 million equivalent units of her third album 25, making it simultaneously the biggest sales week of the year, the biggest selling album of the year, and the biggest sales week of ALL TIME. It replaces N'SYNC's previous record, in which they sold 2.416 million of their sophomore LP Bye Bye Bye in 2000.
50 Cent Is In The Studio With Jadakiss & Styles P
50 Cent seems to be making amends with his former New York rivals. A week or so back, we saw Fif getting on a track with Fat Joe, which many thought would be out of the question, based on their past differences. As with much of the feature-heavy music being released these days, the two rappers weren't actually in the studio together, but new photos indicate that 50 has hit the lab with a couple more rappers that may surprise you.
Juelz Santana & Jadakiss Suggest Benefit Concert For Chinx's Family
Chinx's funeral takes place today in Queens, and while donations toward his family will be accepted at the service, a few fellow New York rappers are hoping to organize an event that can raise some more money for the cause. Juelz Santana, who's been active in the city's rap scene since Chinx first set foot in the game, suggested on Instagram that the local artist come together to throw a show, sending all proceeds toward the grieving family.
Jadakiss Says “Grammy’s Aint Hip Hop”
Talking to the Breakfast Club, Jadakiss and Styles P find themselves to be free agents for the first time in a while, after Def Jam was reluctant to give them their full support. Jadakiss also find himself angered at the outcome for "Best Rap Album," as many were when Kendrick Lamar's heralded album lost to Macklemore's. On the subject, Jadakiss says: "60/40, the white man still win," says Jadakiss. "Grammys ain’t Hip Hop. We they do the Hip Hop categories on the Grammy’s. Every nominee, only one or two are really Hip Hop."
Jadakiss Announces First Single Off "Top 5 Dead Or Alive"
Jadakiss said that his new solo album, Top 5 Dead Or Alive, was already 75% done awhile ago. That's not the only project the rapper has on his plate though, he's working with Styles P and Sheek Louch on the LOX album, We Are The Streets 2, which he is also hoping to release this year.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 9)
It's that time of the week again. The weather might be crap, but work's over, school's out, and that should be enough to get your mind in the right place. If not, then we've got your musical medication, which will, no doubt, pair nicely with whatever other treats, medical-grade or otherwise, you've got on deck.