Stream Joey Purp's Mixtape "iiiDrops"
Joey Purp is undoubtedly one of the most talented members of Chicago's vaunted Savemoney crew, but he hasn't enjoyed the shine of his crewmates Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa, probably because he hadn't released a project in over three years... until Friday, when he delivered his highly-anticipated mixtape iiiDrops. iiiDrops features appearances from Chance, Vic, Mick Jenkins, Saba, and theMIND. Production comes from Thelonious Martin, Knox Fortune, Smoko Ono, Ducko McFli, Garren (who produced "Smoke Break"), and more.
Joey Purp Shares "iiiDrops" Release Date & Tracklist
SaveMoney emcee Joey Purp has been impressing more and more with each of the singles he's dropped ahead of his upcoming debut album, iiiDrops. He just shared a new one that'll surely turn some heads -- "GIRLS @," featuring Chance the Rapper and produced by Knox Fortune. With the new single, Joey has let fans know that his new album is just over a week away. Get ready for iiiDrops to arrive next Friday, May 27.
10 Essential Mick Jenkins Tracks
The most one-sided exchange of diss tracks in 2015 wasn't Drake vs. Meek Mill. It was Mick Jenkins vs. Vic Spencer.
Mick Jenkins Has Completed His Debut Album
Tuesday afternoon, Mick Jenkins used his favorite grammatical tool, the bracket, to announced that his debut album has been completed. "I'm done. [wit the album]," he wrote on Instagram Jenkins has garnered critical and critical acclaim for his introspective, elemental, and highly lyrical style. He has previously indicated that his album would be called [T]he [H]ealing [C]omponent, the title has yet to be officially confirmed.
HNHH's Picks For The 2016 XXL Freshman List
We, the editors of HNHH, put our heads together this afternoon and picked the 10 artists we deemed most deserving of the 2016 XXL Freshman cover. Tough choices were made. Digital fists of fury were thrown on the HNHH editor email thread. But we feel good about our list. Our list is rock fucking solid. NOTE: according to the official bylaws of XXL, any artist who has released an album on a major label is ineligible for the Freshman cover. Hence, we did not include Bryson Tiller on our list.
Staff Picks Playlist (April 1)
This week has proved to be pretty eventful when it comes to song releases. There was actually a lot to choose from when it came time to compile our weekly Staff Picks playlist, and we're expecting the commenters to call us out on any and all oversights. There were Drake leaks. There was a Weeknd remix of Bryson Tiller. There was a G-Eazy remix. There was a 50 Cent remix. There was a Lil Wayne remix. There was a Wavy Wednesday cut. There was a Lupe Fiasco freestyle. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
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.
Breakout Artists Of 2015
Before we get to sharing the bulk of our "best of" lists with you this year, it's time to highlight 2015's biggest surprises and success stories. The fifteen artists we've chosen for our breakout list seem even more diverse than those on last year's list, with different genres, voices, opinions, and even countries being represented here. Some have popped up on our radars in the past few months, others have been grinding for years before getting their big break.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 25)
The first day of Fall has come and went, and with that, we're slowly but surely getting to all those things we we're excited about, from the expected like GO:OD AM and the premiere of "Empire," to the unexpected like What A Time To Be Alive.
Ticket Giveaway: Mick Jenkins' "Wave[s]" Tour
Tomorrow, Mick Jenkins will begin a month-long tour with Stwo, as the Chicago rapper takes his new album Wave[s] on the road. The album has already been receiving quite positive reviews, and serves as a follow up to his mixtape The Water[s].
Staff Picks Playlist (August 28)
It's that time of the week again. As we make our way into the weekend hours, literally, it's almost 5 PM here on the East Coast, we've readied a new Staff Picks playlist to jam. Today saw a notable album release from The Weeknd, while earlier in the week we got big singles from August Alsina, Curren$y with August Alsina (and Lil Wayne, who also appeared on Alsina's track...New Orleaneans teaming up), Jay Rock and a few others.
Review: Mick Jenkins' "Wave[s]"
Breakout Chicago emcee Mick Jenkins raps, “With perfect pitch, I’m screaming free my niggas/ polished and purposeful, he’s producing pristine pictures.” These rhymes-- which open “P’s & Q’s,” the eighth track off Jenkins’ latest effort, Wave[s]-- encapsulate both the ethos of this nine track EP, and one of its major shortcomings. While Jenkins is as evocative as ever, his pitch, his execution, is somewhat off.
Stream Mick Jenkins' "Wave(s)" LP A Week Early
Mick Jenkin’s highly anticipated Wave(s) LP isn’t set to officially arrive until next Friday, August 21, but for those of you who can’t wait another eight days NPR has got you covered with an early listen.
Mick Jenkins Announces Tour Dates
Earlier in the week Mick Jenkins hit us with "Get Up Get Down," a taste off his upcoming album Wave[s]. The project serves as a follow up to The Water[s], however unlike The Water[s], this will be released commercially via Cinematic Music Group.
Made In America Line-Up Includes Beyonce, The Weeknd & More
Jay Z and Budweiser are teaming up for another edition of their Made In America festival, and today they've revealed the 2015 line-up.
Ticket Giveaway: Joey Bada$$'s "World Domination" West Coast Leg
Joey Bada$$ is going to be very busy this summer, taking his talents to the Left Coast and then to other parts of the globe. Joey's "World Domination" tour with Mick Jenkins and Denzel Curry kicks off with "Phase 1: Westside Connection," for which we'll be giving away tickets. We've got 1 pair of tickets to give away for each stop on the list below.
Joey Bada$$ Announces "World Domination" Tour With Denzel Curry & Mick Jenkins
Joey Bada$$ delivered his debut solo album earlier this year, and he's now announced a headlining tour to support the project. The "World Domination" Tour will occur in two phases, making its way through the West Coast in June, before heading over seas to Europe and Asia over the course of July.Always doing a good job of selecting opening acts, Joey has asked Denzel Curry and Mick Jenkins to support him for the tour, which should be some great exposure for both acts.Check out the full list of dates below.
SXSW 2015 Photo Diary
If you follow us on Instagram and Twitter, you've likely already seen more than a few moments from SXSW which we documented on social media. Incase you aren't all up on our socials, we're recapping the two showcases we sponsored and our other adventures at South By right here.
10 HNHH Pitches For 2015 XXL Freshman
Each year around the beginning of March, artists begin sending in pitches to XXL, hoping to wind up on the magazine’s highly-coveted Freshmen list. Thus far, we’ve seen Lil Herb, Bishop Nehru, Fat Trel, and a few others try to convince us they have what it takes to grace the cover along with eleven of their peers, each turning in a short video clip to the publication.
Rappers To Watch In 2015
We know you're probably sick of all the year-end lists from last year, but we're already in the second month of 2015, and we're hypothesizing who will get their big break in the coming months. This time last year, Bobby Shmurda came across a particularly fiery Jahlil Beats production on YouTube. Months later, iLoveMakonnen would see Drake remixing his song on Instagram. Crazy shit happens in hip-hop, and we wanna stay ahead of the curve. Some of the names on this list will be more familiar than others, but all these rappers have the potential to have huge come-ups in 2015.