Lil B & Metro Boomin Have New Music Coming
If you've been paying attention, you'll know that Lil B and Metro Boomin have already worked together, teaming up for the surprisingly stacked Hoop Life track, "NBA Live" (co-produced by Young Chop and 808 Mafia), but according to the Based God's Instagram, they've got more music coming.
Fetty Wap, Joey Bada$$ & G-Eazy Among Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Princes"
Forbes, #1 producer of lists of wealthy people, is back with another category of the wealthy. This one is called “Hip Hop Cash Princes,” specifically ranks the rising under 30 stars who have already managed to start a solid bankroll for themselves. Without further ado, the Hip Hop Cash Princes Of 2016: 1) Boi-1da 2) Dej Loaf 3) Fetty Wap 4) G-Eazy
Top Tracks: February 1 - February 7
Constant new music from the game's biggest stars has become the norm. And while it's almost too much to digest, we're not complaining. This week's Top Tracks is dominated by Future, Drake, and Rihanna, and it's likely those names aren't going anywhere -- Future, especially, who's already dropped two projects this year, adding to the four he put out in 2015. And don't let me forget about Meek. Drizzy stans aren't gonna let him live any time soon, though most everything he's dropped this year has cracked the Top 10. He's finally using all the controversy to his advantage.
Usher & Future To Headline Annual Roots Picnic 2016
The Roots Picnic happens every June, and has continued to grow in profile and popularity each year. This year is no different, as we’ve got some truly impressive artists playing the 2016 iteration.
Top Tracks: January 18 - January 24
With new projects from Future and Meek Mill -- and upcoming ones from Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, and last but not least, Kanye West, the energy coming from the hip-hop world is out of control right now. New tracks off both 4/4 and Purple Reign crashed this week's Top 10, along with predictably dominating performances from both of Kanye's SWISH singles.
Top Tracks: January 11 - January 17
Another week, and the rap game ain't slowing down. TDE proved its youngest member is one of its most prized assets, Tyga finally dropped his mixtape, Mike Will seriously upped the expectations for Ransom 2, and a random Thugger leak managed to crack the Top 5. And that was before the weekend...
Top 5 Beats From Future's "Purple Reign"
As if you needed one more reason to go see Future live on his "Purple Reign" tour with Ty Dolla $ign, the rapper decided to come through with a Purple Reign mixtape early Sunday morning. The ATL crooner already has enough material for any one fan to want to see him perform live, but Purple Reign just gave fans thirteen more reasons (maybe ten or eleven depending on if you fucked with the entire mixtape or not-- I've seen some division amongst fans in terms of how hard this project goes).
Future Is About To Drop "Purple Reign" Mixtape
Update: Download the tape at the bottom of the page!Tonight was full of surprises -- from the return of Meek Mill to a bundle of exclusives on OVO Sound Radio -- but the rap game recently came to a complete standstill when Future tweeted, "11:56 LiveMixtapes.com." He soon shared the cover art to Purple Reign, his latest mixtape, executive produced by DJ Esco and Metro Boomin. 11:56pm https://t.co/wCpoL82Mcf
Behind The Beat: DJ Spinz
Atlanta has a rich history of rap, but in recent years it's become known for producing a large number of stars and hits through its very supportive, collaborative and creative music scene. While vocalists remain the face of music from the region, its success depends greatly on a network of producers and DJs, many of whom help in the process of finding and developing new talent, and ultimately breaking records and artists.
Top Tracks: January 4 - January 10
2016 is looking like it's gonna be a fast year. Yeezy decided to become the year's frontrunner after jumping over Jumpman on New Year's Eve, and somehow, he outdid himself the next week, dropping a two-in-one package that had one of the craziest debuts in HNHH history -- and continues to do huge numbers.
Top Tracks: December 28 - January 3
Welcome to 2016, y'all. Did anything really change on January 1st, aside from waking up with a crippling hangover? Well, it certainly feels that way in the rap world, as some of the genre's biggest stars have made sure to come out with forceful statements that conveniently arrived in sync with the New Year.
Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27
Things were just beginning to slow down, as we had spent enough time arguing over the year's best music with a series of year-end lists and were ready to start thinking about what's in store for 2016. As we approached the holidays, though, some of our favorite artists were feeling particularly generous and gifted us with a wealth of new material.
Mac Miller & Metro Boomin Collaboration(s) On The Way
Over the weekend, Mac Miller debuted some new sounds that veered away from rap, refurbishing Billy Joel's "Vienna." For fans that were wary of the record, Mac will probably be getting back into hip-hop beats shortly, as the rapper teased a collection of Metro Boomin beats were on the way.
Stream Dreezy's "From Now On" EP
Currently working on her album, Dreezy decided to gift her fans a present in the form of a new 4-track EP called From Now On. Produced entirely by Metro Boomin and Southside, From Now On marks the Chicago artist's second EP of the year, after July's Call It What You Want.
Chief Keef's Label Is Suing His Manager And Producers For Millions
Last month, Chief Keef was suspended by his label FilmOn. Now the label has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Keef's manager, Idris "Peeda Pan" Abdul Wahid, and several of his producers, including Zaytoven, Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital, reports Billboard.
Hottest Beats Of 2015
Drums are to a rap song what shoes are to an outfit. Even the flyest of threads are rendered whack if paired with white Asics. Conversely, a tuxedo T-shirt and basketball shorts has great potential, if paired with Griffey high tops. Rappers need producers to make their rhymes sizzle, their flow pulsate, their ad-libs pop. The best producers make nuanced beats that are easy on the ears. They make you want to become a rapper, so that you can participate in their beats' greatness. They make you want to dance, to love, to live.
Top Tracks: November 23 - November 29
No one was more thankful last week than hip-hop fans.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
There weren't too many big releases this past week, unless you're an Adele fan, but we've got heat coming in December from guys like Curren$y and G-Eazy, who both shared new singles off their upcoming albums. This week's Top 10 also includes two tracks off the soundtrack to "Creed," which will hit theaters on November 25, and three new tracks from Thugger, who is currently prepping his fourth project of the year, Hi-Tunes, his debut album.
London On Da Track & Metro Boomin To Drop "London Boomin"
This year, with the release of Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive, there has been a renewed interest in joint projects. There are a few rumored joint tapes on the way, including Migos Thuggin, but we hadn't considered the possibility of a joint tape between two of the game's top producers. And that's just what we'll get if London on da Track and Metro Boomin decide to release London Boomin, as both ATL producers have recently suggested on Twitter.
Big Sean Previews New Music With Future, Metro Boomin & Mike WiLL Made-It
Big Sean scored the biggest album of his career with 2015's Dark Sky Paradise, but from the sounds of his upcoming material, he's only just getting started. Sean was in L.A. last night for Red Bull Sound Select, and made sure to treat the audience to some samples of his new music. First up, he shared a preview of a track with Future and his go-to producer Metro Boomin, a recipe for success on paper, and judging by the video clip, also in practice.