The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016
ICYMI: HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The 40-track playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all supa-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify (e.g. those recent ScHoolboy Q releases). Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
Top Tracks: June 20 - June 26
Summer officially began this past week, and with it came a whole bevy of huge tracks, most of the biggest ones being collabs. There's something decidedly warm weather about the low-stakes posse cut, and that's mainly what our list consists of this week. All but two of these ten tracks didn't appear on last week's Top Ten, with a bunch of stuff falling off in the past week.
Dreezy Reveals Debut Album Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date
Dreezy has been making waves in Chicago for a few years now, but everything seemed to come together for the young rapper and singer with the Jeremih-assisted "Body," an irresistible pop gem that's bigger than ever now that the warmer months have set in. She's since linked up with both T-Pain and Gucci Mane on subsequent singles, and is now getting ready to release her debut album, which she's revealed the details of today.
10 Rap/R&B Songs Kylie Jenner Posted To Snapchat That Prove She's A Real One
Follow Kylie Jenner on Snapchat and you'll find her riding in the G-Wagon bumping Bryson Tiller and hamming it up for the camera and not watching the road. With all due respect to Tiller, and Lil Yachty, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, Future, Drake, Jenner's brother-in-law Kanye West, and all the other hip hop and R&B artists young Jenner bumps on the regular, she sometimes impresses by bumping unexpected artists of quality.
Top Tracks: June 13 - June 19
For ten out of the 24 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, Drake has held the top spot in our Top 100 tracks list. Similar to the streak VIEWS is currently enjoying at the top of the Billboard charts, Drizzy's dominance in our metric of streaming-and-viewing success is pretty astounding, especially considering the mixed reaction his new album received.
Check Out The Full Tracklist For Snoop Dogg's Upcoming "Cool Aid" Album
One week ago Snoop Dogg shared the cover art to his upcoming album Cool Aid. It hearkens back to the artwork for his earlier releases, using an illustrated style and featuring the Doggfather himself in canine form. Now we have the full 20-song tracklist to share.
Jeremih Announces Joint Album With PartyNextDoor
Fresh off the release of his new featured single with DJ Mustard & Nicki Minaj called “Don’t Hurt Me,” Jeremih called into Real 92.3 LA Wednesday night and dropped a bomb of an announcement for the listeners. Live on air with Nina Chantele, the Chicago rapper revealed that he has a new album on the way with PartyNextDoor called Late Night Party!
The NYC Edition Of Roots Picnic Includes Wu-Tang Clan, D'Angelo, Kevin Gates & More
Among the many festivals that went down this past weekend (although some experienced a few setbacks due to the weather), The Roots' annual Roots Picnic took place in Philedelphia.
BET Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
The nominations for the 2016 BET Awards are in! Drake secured nine nominations, miles ahead of any other artist. Beyonce and Rihanna earned five each; Future and Bryson Tiller earned four apiece. Adele received her first BET nomination in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist category.
The 5 Best Hooks On Post Malone's "August 26"
With the release of his debut mixtape August 26 last night, Post Malone continues to solidify his status is an ascendent hook king. Malone has received many haters since "White Iverson" blew up -- due largely to his shaggy appearance and Cheshire Cat-like smile forever plastered on his face -- but it's getting harder to knock the quality of his music. The dude is a natural hooksman, and his hooks or only elevated by the presence of his go-to collaborator FKi.
DJ Khaled, The Roots, Big Boi & More Design Their Own NBA Jerseys
The NBA is linking up with all sorts of musical artists to help them put on for their hometown teams. In the upcoming #MyTeamMyCity project,artists from cities around the US design alternate versions of their favorite teams. The whole project is in conjunction with custom t-shirt company Teespring.
PARTYNEXTDOOR and Jeremih Are Working On Music
When we spoke to Vinylz earlier this year, he cited Jeremih and PARTYNEXTDOOR as the two most efficient songwriters he'd ever worked with. Last night, Jeremih posted a picture of himself and PND collaborating in the studio, so one can only imagine the possibilities.
J Cole, Future, Young Thug, & More To Perform At 2016 Wireless Festival
Festival season is approaching. Last night, Wireless Festival became the latest to announce their 2016 lineup... this one may the most hip hop-heavy yet. Here are the hip hop acts that will perform at 2016 Wireless Festival: J. Cole, Future, Bryson Tiller, A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, Jeremih, Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, Miguel, Vic Mensa, Anderson .Paak, Yelawolf, and Skepta's Boy Better Know crew. BANG BANG.
Behind The Beat: Vinylz
Anderson Hernandez grew up in Washington Heights, an area in New York City he says no one has ever come from before. After putting in a short time as an emcee, Hernandez fell in live with producing and never looked back. Against the wishes of his parents, he eventually dropped out of school to pursue music full time, and later earned their approval when they started hearing the songs he produced for Drake all over the radio.
Miguel, Jeremih, Anderson .Paak To Perform At Pitchfork Music Festival 2016
It's still cold as hell outside, but festival season isn't all that far away. We've already seen the lineups for Bonnaroo and Coachella, and now it's time for the relatively modest, but always well-curated lineup for the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.This year, there's a little less rap and a lot more R&B than usual, and naturally, a lot of Chicago artists. Jeremih, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Mick Jenkins are the hometown representers, while Miguel, Anderson .Paak, FKA Twigs and Digable planets also make the bill.
Jeremih Reveals Next Album Title & Says He's Been Writing For Kanye West
Fans waited years for Jeremih's Late Nights: The Album, and most were likely pleased with its quality. The Chicago singer has just revealed the title to his next album: Later That Night, which hopefully won't experience the lengthy delays of its predecessor.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Release Stacked Album Featuring Drake, Future, & More
One of the respected names in the beat game, production trio J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League surprised fans this morning by releasing a new album called J.U.S.T.I.C.E. For All containing 13 never-before-heard songs. The project is absolutely stacked with features; artists appearing on the album include Drake, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Future, Chris Brown, T.I., Wale, R. Kelly, Jeremih, & Jeezy. Gotdamn.
Behind The Beat: Murda Beatz
Murda Beatz is one of Migos' most frequent collaborators -- the producer behind hits like "Pipe It Up," "New Atlanta," and "Jealousy," who's had multiple tracks on almost every Quality Control mixtape dating back to late 2013. Would it surprise you to know he's a blonde, shaggy-haired 21-year-old from a small Canadian border town?
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.
Young Thug Has Remixed Jeremih's "Pass Dat"
As the cover art to Thug's upcoming Slime Season 3 mixtape has just been revealed, Thugger has taken to Instagram to share a snippet of a remix to Jeremih's "Pass Dat," the hottest song off the Chicago singer's new album, Late Nights.