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  • Cover of BTS Photos: Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, & Pharrell's "It's On Again" Video
     Well this interesting. Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and Kendrick Lamar were all in Los Angeles recently to film the video for their upcoming collab “It’s On Again”.
  • Cover of Cover Art & Tracklist Revealed For Styles P's "Phantom And The Ghost"
    Styles P will be following up 2013's album Float with Phantom And The Ghost on April 29th. The rapper recently dropped off a new joint from the LP, "Sour" which features Jadakiss and Rocko. Today he follows that up with the tracklist and official album art.
  • Cover of Statik Selektah Announces New Album "What Goes Around..." [Update: Release Date Revealed]
     After releasing his latest album, Extended Play, on the same day as Kanye’s Yeezus, & Cole’s Born Sinner, Statik Selektah is already back putting out another project for his fans.
  • Cover of Andre 3000 Working On New Music With Aretha Franklin
    Famed soul singer Aretha Franklin's 72nd birthday arrives soon, on March 25th, but she's already begun celebrating, holding a small party at the Ritz in New York City on Saturday. On that same day she spoke to Billboard about upcoming music plans, which include Andre 3000 and Babyface.
  • Cover of !llmind Talks About Producers Who Don't Receive Credit
    As anyone who dabbles in beats knows, stealing tracks and not crediting the producers who made them has become a real problem in Hip Hop. Actually, as !llmind states, it's always been a problem. In a recent interview, the prolific Hip Hop producer explains why some producers get stiffed in that regard. 
  • Cover of YG Explains Why Kendrick Lamar Chose "Really Be" As His Feature
    YG has been enjoying decent reception for his album My Krazy Life since it was released a few days ago. It has a dirty, thorough sound that the recalls the echoes of previous recent masterpieces, like Kendrick's "GOOD Kid" record.
  • Cover of Vince Staples Explains How 50 Cent And GTA: San Andreas Inspired Him And His Music
    Vince Staples thinks things like When the hit 2004 game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (which served as the basis for the latest GTA installment) came out, people claimed that it helped the video game industry grow, but no one expected it to help a future, budding musician grow as an artist.
  • Cover of Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Announced With Kendrick Lamar As Headliner
    It's that time of year again, folks. The lineup for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival has been announced, and it finds Compton's own Kendrick Lamar headlining the event alongside Neutral Milk Hotel and Beck.
  • Cover of Rick Ross' "Mafia Music III" Instrumental Was Originally Intended For Dr. Dre's "Detox"
    Yesterday evening, Rick Ross sent out a revelatory tweet concerning a cut from his new album Mastermind: "'Mafia Music III' track was originally for Detox which @DrDre gave me for #Mastermind in a session."
  • Cover of Crew Love: TDE
    Top Dawg Entertainment, or TDE for short, is one of the biggest success stories in hip-hop in recent memory.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Speaks Out About Having The Number One Album
    It's good to be Rozay right now as he takes his unlikely sales victory over Pharrell's latest album.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 16
    This week we find Rick Ross atop on the Billboard 200 with his sixth studio album proving he's still got it. Mastermind managed to sell more than the projected amount, although he didn't quite reach 180k, he moved 179,215 copies.
  • Cover of Tyga Owes The Taxman Upward Of 90 Grand
    Remember when Tyga spent over $120,000 pimping out his Last Kings flagship store in LA? Apparently, it would be better served in the hands of the IRS.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 8- March 14
    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 Alicia Keys Talks About Working With Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar On Upcoming Spider-Man Soundtrack
    It's no small undertaking when Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, and th legendary film composer, Hans Zimmer, get together for a project.
  • Cover of Migos Working On Debut Album "Y.R.N. 2", Aiming For Up To Twenty Songs On The Record
    Migos, the Atlanta-based trio that put forward hits like "Versace," has already recorded a large amount of content for the 2014 year, but according to an interview the three took with XXL at SXSW, it looks like Migos is queuing up to release their debut album in addition to the other projects they've committed to.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Says His Kendrick Lamar Collab Is L.A. Equivalent To "Empire State Of Mind"
    Ty Dolla $ign's profile is rising. We've recently seen the singer popping up on plenty of collaborations, including new tracks from Meek Mill and Lupe Fiasco. Turns out, there will be no shortage of big names on his debut album, Free TC either.
  • Cover of Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 2)
    South By Southwest continues in Austin, Texas today, we've once again rounded up some of the best flicks depicting the what went down around Austin in the past few days. SXSW actually kicked off on March 7th, and lots has happened during the past week that warrants a look or two.
  • Cover of Petey Pablo Released From Prison, Working With Timbaland
    Petey Pablo has been locked up for the last 2 years on a gun smuggling charge. The "Raise Up" rapper was sentenced to 35 months when he attempted to take a stolen gun through airport security back in September of 2010.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 13
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys & Pharrell Contribute To "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Soundtrack
    Kendrick Lamar just contributed a song to the Divergent soundtrack, and it looks like he's not done making music for films just yet. The upcoming superhero flick, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", will feature a new song from Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar titled "It's On Again".
  • Cover of First Week Sales Are In For Rick Ross' "Mastermind" & Pharrell's "G I R L"
    Both Rick Ross' and Pharrell's new albums have been on the shelves for a week now, and so today we've received the first week sales for either LP. While we saw ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi fall slightly short of their projected sales, Mastermind and G I R L surpassed their projected sales.
  • Cover of Dom Kennedy Announces European "Get Home Safely" Tour Dates
    Dom Kennedy and Skeme had quite the successful North American leg of Dom's "Get Home Safely" tour, and now the West Coast rapper is enlisting Krondon to join him on the second leg of his tour in Europe. Dom announced the new string of dates overseas today, check them all out below.
  • Cover of Emerging Chicago Rapper RondoNumbaNine Has Been Arrested For Murder
    As reported by the Chicago Tribune, 17-year-old emcee RondoNumbaNine, whose real name is Clint Massey, has been arrested on murder charges stemming from the fatal February shooting of dispatch driver Javan Boyd.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 9
    There are only two new entries within the top 10 of the Billboard 200 this week, and they belong to two rappers: ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi. As we said last week, Q was projected to move 150-160k, but fell slightly under that by moving 138,950 copies opening week.
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