Damian Lillard Forced To Remove Lil Wayne From “The Letter O” Album
In case you missed it, NBA point guard Damian Lillard released a new album last Friday called The Letter O, which featured an impressive lineup of guest appearances, including Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Jamie Foxx, and more. However it turns out Damian is being forced to remove one of those features in Lil Wayne.
Top Tracks: October 17 - October 24
Well clearly the big news today is the announcement of Drake's new project More Life, and the ensuing tracks that the 6 God dropped on OVO Sound last night. Dude can still easily dominate the conversation whenever he wants to.
Lil Wayne In Jail Memoir: "I've Never Been This Close To Suicide Before"
Excerpts from Lil Wayne's jail memoir "Gone 'Til November" have already revealed a multitude of fascinating insights into his lifestyle on Riker's Island. At one point, he officiated a same-sex wedding between two other inmates. The latest excerpt, which arrived this morning courtesy of Rolling Stone, is the most shocking one to date.
Stream Damian Lillard's Debut Album "The Letter O"
It appears Big Baby D.R.A.M., Joe Budden & R. Kelly aren’t the only ones dropping new albums today. Joining in on the fun is Portland Trailblazers point guard Damien Lillard, aka Dame D.O.L.L.A, who releases his first ever rap album called The Letter O.
Top Tracks: October 10 - October 16
Last week gave us Gucci Mane's second album of the year, Woptober, The Game's 1992, and Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge (aka NxWorries)' Yes Lawd!, and we've still got projects from D.R.A.M., Joe Budden, Common, and Jeezy dropping soon, but it feels like it's been a while since any major releases have arrived.
Lil Wayne Says Birdman Is No Longer Family
Lil Wayne gave a couple of revelatory interviews last week in support of "Gone 'Til November," a new memoir of the eight months he spent at Rikers Island in 2010. In an interview with The New York Times, he revealed he's been out of the loop when it comes to the new rap game, admitting he's never heard of XXL Freshmen like 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, or Lil Uzi Vert.
Waka Flocka: "Stop Frontin Like You Don't Be Hearing About These Young N*ggas"
Lil Wayne's "Gone Til November" book release has spurred many news items, not only from memoir excerpts, but from brand new interviews the New Orleans native has been conducting in an effort to promote the book. Among his interviews, he did a piece with New York Times, where he (innocently or not) threw shade at the young rappers out here doing their thing-- specifically, the crop consisting of Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage and Kodak Black.
Lil Wayne Speaks On Drake Sleeping With His Girlfriend While He Was In Jail
Lil Wayne's new memoir about his time spent in prison, "Gone Til November," hit bookstores and online retailers this past week. If you haven't yet scooped up the book, chances are you've seen excerpts from it, or at least, you've scrolled past a headline or two.
Cortez Bryant Details Why Cash Money Has Been Blocking Lil Wayne's "Carter V"
In a new interview with The New York Times, Lil Wayne spoke on Tha Carter V, the album that he's been unable to release due to issues with the label he's been signed to for his whole career.
Lil Wayne Compares His Situation With Cash Money To Chris Bosh And The Miami Heat
Lil Wayne is back at his home away from home today, ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. Appearing on "His & Hers" in promotion of his book "Gone 'Til November," Tunechi touched on Chris Bosh's ongoing situation with the Miami Heat, and how he can relate because it compares to his relationship with Birdman and Cash Money Records.
Lil Wayne Doesn't Seem To Know Who Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black & 21 Savage Are
A few months back, a tweet went around that pictured Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, and 21 Savage, claiming that no one over the age of 30 could identify all the rappers. Lil Wayne is 34, and he seems to be very much in that (lil) boat.
Lil Wayne Releases Prison Memoir "Gone 'Til November"
Lil Wayne spent eight months locked up on Rikers Island in 2010. His new memoir "Gone Til November," a chronicle of his experiences in jail, is now available to purchase.
Top Tracks: October 3 - October 9
Barring The Weeknd's Starboy and any late-year surprises, we don't seem to have a whole lot coming on the release calendar as fall settles in. Gucci Mane's Woptober, Anderson .Paak and Knxledge's Yes Lawd! under their Nxworries title, and D.R.A.M.'s debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. are all coming later this month, but compared to the summer we just had, that's small potatoes.
19 Rappers Rapping Before The Fame
YouTube is perhaps most useful as a historical archive. When it comes to hip hop, the site is a veritable treasure trove of videos of rappers as they were before the fame, back when their music video budgets hovered in the single digits. These clips are not pretty, but grainier is almost better -- intense pixellation gives these videos the character of artifacts rather than modern footage, even if they are only a few years old.
Top 5 Verses From 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers
This year's BET Hip Hop Awards were packed with flavor. Politically-charged and rhythmically-armed, 2016's award show featured performances from some of the culture's hottest including T.I., Gucci Mane, and Lil Uzi Vert.
Watch 2016 BET Hip-Hip Award Cyphers
Well here it is. The most anticipated & exciting part of every BET Hip-Hop Awards Show is arguably the cyphers, and now that this years show just finished up being aired on television, we can see how this year's crew did.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of September 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.
Top Tracks: September 26 - October 2
Abel Tesfaye, AKA The Weeknd, has had one of the most unexpected career paths of any R&B artist in the new millennium. Basically paving the way for every ensuing singer/rapper who's warranted the "mysterious" tag when first emerging, his early tracks paired The-Dream's Lothario musings with an indie-influenced, lo-fi sound, and druggy themes. After major label move Kiss Land flopped commercially and critically, he went back to the drawing board and returned with a pop sheen courtesy of superproducer Max Martin.
Kanye West, Drake, Diddy, & Chris Paul Visited Lil Wayne In Jail In 2010
Lil Wayne's book "Gone Til November," a memoir of his eight months spent on Rikers Island, is set to come out on October 11th. New excerpts from the book shared by Vulture offer insight into the mind of Weezy and notable stories from his period of incarceration. Most notably, he received visits from Kanye West, Drake, Diddy, & Chris Paul.
Stream "Birth of a Nation" Album, Featuring Nas, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, & More
"Birth of a Nation," the upcoming Nat Turner biopic, has faced no shortage of controversy and calls to boycott due to a rape scandal surrounding the film's star, director, and writer Nate Parker. Perhaps less controversial than the film is its accompanying album, The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired By Album. 16 tracks in length, it features appearances from Pusha T, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Nas, Gucci Mane, Killer Mike, Ne-Yo, Wale, The Game, Anthony Hamilton, LeCrae, Vic Mensa, Trey Songz, and many more.