Jam News

 
  • Cover of Stream August Alsina's New Album "Testimony" In Its Entirety [Update: New Stream Added]
    With August Alsian's Def Jam debut Testimony set to drop next Tuesday (April 15th), he's decided to offer a stream of the project in advance, something that's become increasingly common in the rap game and beyond.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Invites Labels To Buy Him Out Of His Contract On Twitter
    Childish Gambino's album because the internet had some impressive first week sales, and while his ambitious and conceptual rollout for the album seemed to be quite successful, he's apparently having trouble getting his label on the same page.
  • Cover of Drake Speaks On Hosting The ESPYs, Names Jamie Foxx As Big Inspiration
    Yesterday we reported that Drake will host the 2014 ESPYs for ESPN come July. The news came with some Nothing Was The Same-inspired ESPYs art, but that was about it.
  • Cover of Live Stream: HOT 97 Summer Jam Lineup Announcements [Update: Full Lineup Revealed]
    Hot 97 is announcing the line up for their annual Summer Jam festival as we speak. Watch below to see who will be hitting up the festival this year. We'll be live updating the list of performers as it happens, so make sure to check back for the full schedule.
  • Cover of No I.D. Is The New Executive Vice President Of Def Jam Recordings
    More positive news, folks. Veteran Chicago producer and A&R Dion Wilson, AKA No I.D., has been named the new executive vice president of Def Jam Recordings. Formerly the company's executive vice president of A&R, he'll also be maintaining this position alongside Kyambo "Hip-Hop" Joshua.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 22- March 28
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Stream YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG's Def Jam debut, My Krazy Life hits stores today, and simultaneously, it's hit Spotify for free streaming.
  • Cover of August Alsina Reveals Tracklist For "Testimony"
    August Alsina let go of the official artwork for his major label debut, Testimony, back in February, and now he's given us the official tracklist for the effort. 
  • Cover of Rappers & Athletes
    "Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake
  • Cover of YG Reveals Cover Art For "My Krazy Life" [Update: Official Tracklist Revealed]
    YG's major label debut, My Krazy Life, is set for a March 18th release, and the project now has official cover art. If Terry Richardson pursued a career in mugshot photography, this simple and iconic image of the Bompton rapper would likely be the result.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Arrested For Marijuana In Mississippi [Update: Trinidad Will Not Be Charged]
     After being spotted with Justin Bieber, Diddy, Rick Ross, T.I. and many others the other night at Vanquish nightclub, Trinidad James is back in the headlines for something that's not so much fun.
  • Cover of Stream "Jamla Is The Squad" Compilation, Feat. 9th Wonder, Talib Kweli, Jadakiss & More
    Jamla Records, the creation of Grammy-winning producer 9th Wonder, is steadily gaining steam as an independent label. Home to up-and-coming artists such as Rapsody, GQ, Heather Victoria, HaLo, and more, the Jamla roster is looking more solid than ever these days. 
  • Cover of Pharrell, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx, R. Kelly And More Party It Up With Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMYs
    Despite being over 80-years-old, Clive Davis was found at the heart of the party at an exclusive pre-GRAMMY gala at the Beverly Hilton, designed to honor Universal Music Group Chairman Lucian Grainge. The event was filled with stars and musical icons, including R. Kelly, Pharrell and even Taylor Swift and Lorde.
  • Cover of 11 Recent Rap Fails
    Hip-hop artists stunt exceptionally well at the best of times. Whether it’s dope performances, providing quality albums, or being trendsetters, there’s always a lot to be celebrated within rap music. 
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Is Moving In With James Blake
    As Chance The Rapper continues to grow his fan base in 2014, he's making the big move from his home of Chicago to the West Coast, specifically, Los Angeles. However, as he's revealed in a new interview, he's not going at it alone. James Blake will be his roomie.
  • Cover of The-Dream Announces He's Leaving Def Jam
    It appears as though The-Dream is leaving Def Jam, where he served not only as an artist but as the Vice President of A&R. Today the talented singer posted a goodbye message on his Instagram announcing his "exodus."
  • Cover of Lil Durk Says Def Jam Told Him Not To Drop His "Fuckery" Mixtape
    Lil Durk's Signed To The Streets mixtape is still going strong, and the Chicago drill-er also turned in a fair amount of memorable features on French Montana's Coke Boys 4 mixtape just last week.
  • Cover of DMX Settles Million-Dollar Child Support Case
    According to the insurmountable TMZ, it seems DMX has taken care of his back child support fees with the mother of one of his daughters, Patricia Trejo - a total of one million dollars over a period of 10 years, to be specific. 
  • Cover of T.I. Says Trinidad James Can't Speak For All Of Atlanta
    Trinidad James sparked a minor controversy this year when he suggested that southern hip hop "ran" New York. We heard some responses from NY artists on the comments (Maino most visibly), but haven't heard from anyone from Atlanta, who Trinidad seemed to be speaking for.
  • Cover of 10 Detroit Players From The Underground
    The Motor City is not necessarily a mecca when it comes to hip-hop, however, it is home to several big names in rap, the first to come to mind are probably Eminem and Big Sean.
  • Cover of Nike Redesigns The LeBron 11
    It's no secret that LeBron James is having issues with the LeBron 11, specifically in the toe box area. Throughout this season, James has been wearing the LeBron X, which is a much better fit.The Nike LeBron 11 game kicks are differ from the retail pairs; James uses custom orthotic insoles.
  • Cover of LeBron To Star In Basketball Movie With Kevin Hart As Brothers
    LeBron James continues his quest for not only NBA dominance, but global dominance, as he's signed on Kevin Hart to co-star alongside him in a feature film called "Ballers."
  • Cover of LeBron 11 "Black History Month"
    The regal looking Nike LeBron 11 "BHM" features a predominately black upper with BHM graphics on the overlays.
  • Cover of LeBron Thinks D-Wade Will Sign A Big "Kobe Deal" In The Off Season
    The new Collective Bargaining Agreement is starting to make teams strongly re-consider their spending habits, and the days of hoarding top-name free agents look to be coming to an end.  
  • Cover of Trinidad Jame$ LeBron 11 Xmas Preview
    With it being the Holiday Season and all, Trinidad Jame$ goes over his favorite holiday pick-ups.
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