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  • Cover of BTS Photos: Video Shoot For 50 Cent's "We Up" With Kendrick Lamar
    One of the stand-out tracks 50 Cent has released, which serves as a single off his Street King Immortal album, is "We Up" featuring Kendrick Lamar and Kidd Kidd. The song is underway in the visual treatment process, as Fif and Kendrick linked up in L.A. for the shoot.
  • Cover of Big Boi Announces "Shoes For Running" Tour
    Big Boi continues to promote his latest solo album, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, with the announcement of a tour supporting the LP.The 1/2 of Outkast will be hitting the road for a "Shoes For Running" tour in mid-April, until June.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Lists Kendrick Lamar, RZA, Too Short As Features On "indicud," Talks Production
    Kid Cudi has been slowly leading up to his album, indicud, by dropping singles along the way and small amounts of information on the LP. However, it doesn't seem like he's in full promo mode just yet. The G.O.O.D.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: February 26- March 4
    As we continue to suffer through the #MusicDrought (as one HNHH commenter put it), we once again bring you weekly jams that stood out from the mainstream ish we hear all the time. There's some variety on this week's list, from simple instrumentals, to chilled out strip club music, to ignorant bangers.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: March 3rd
    The spike in album sales we saw accompany the Grammys and Valentine's Day has now subsided, with overall album sales having decreased by 20% over the week.
  • Cover of J. Cole Talks Friendly Competition With Kendrick Lamar; Says Joint Project "Coming"
     While continuing his sit-down interview with MTV News, J.Cole spoke a little on his upcoming collaborative album with Kendrick Lamar. He talks about the project to be "coming", and the friendly competition the two artists face when working together.During this interview with MTV News, J.
  • Cover of Justin Timberlake Says Timbaland Fully Produced His Album, Speaks On Tour With Jay-Z
    Justin Timberlake is ready to take over pop music once again, and helping him is his long-time collaborator, Timbaland. The producer and artist worked together on JT's last album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, with Timbaland on the boards for almost the entire project.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Speaks On "Poetic Justice" Visual
    Kendrick Lamar takes just as much care with the visual aspect accompanying his music as he does with the audio itself. We saw this first when the cover art for his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was revealed. The art had a much deeper meaning then just being an old Polariod photo.
  • Cover of Kanye West Rants About Brands & Creativity In Amsterdam
     Another show another rant from Mr. West. After performing in London and Paris, Kanye was in Amsterdam earlier this evening where he yet again went on a rant.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Reveals He's Not Working On Second LP Yet, Praises Joey Bada$$
    Kendrick Lamar is definitely a 'quality over quantity' rapper. Since releasing his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, to critical acclaim, the rapper has quieted down on the music front, although still doing shows and interviews.
  • Cover of J. Cole Talks On Speaking At Harvard University
    While J. Cole continues to ready his sophomore album, Born Sinner, for release he's been doing more than just the regular old interviews--  the rapper recently had the opportunity to speak at Harvard University.
  • Cover of Drake, Jay-Z, Timbaland, & Swizz Beatz In The Studio Together
    Despite spawning a very successful single and video, not much is known about Drake's Nothing Was The Same. All we can confirm is that the YMCMB rapper is currently in the process of recording it, and it is due out later this year.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Speaks On Staying Independent & Acting Ambitions
    Joey Bada$$ may be the next big thing coming out of New York, praised for bringing back a classic NY sound. Even so, he's not capitilizing on his fame just yet.
  • Cover of Talking To Joe Budden & A6 On "Last Day"
    Joe Budden released his fifth studio album recently, No Love Lost. No Love Lost found Joe openly speaking about his struggles and the lessons he's learned from them, all with brutal honesty. The rapper is a man of few words, however maybe it's because he doesn't need to say much-- his music says it all.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: February 19-26
    It seems like good music has been slow lately. Although we're still being bombarded with content on the daily, it seems like you have to wade through a lot to find the gems.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Talks Upcoming Projects, Kendrick's Success
    Ab-Soul's profile has been consistently rising. While the Compton rapper has gained quite a following with his own releases, it doesn't hurt that he runs with the most hyped emcee of last year. Ab will headline the Paid Dues festival with Kendrick as well as the Black Hippy crew this March.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Feb. 18-24
    This new feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Kanye West Disses The Grammys, "Suit & Tie," President Obama [Update: Second Rant Mentions Taylor Swift & Beyonce]
    Kanye West performed in London at the Hammersmith Apollo last night, and during the show he had another rant, which is somewhat becoming his signature. In the first of two back-to-back shows at the Apollo, 'Ye expressed his opinion (sometimes while sing-rapping) on business people, the Grammys, Justin Ti
  • Cover of 50 Cent Talks "We Up" Video, Lil Wayne NBA Rant
    50 Cent is preparing to release his upcoming album Street King Immortal in the spring, and it looks as if the oft-delayed project might actually drop this time. Fif recently did a radio interview and talked a bit about his the video for “We Up”, his new single with Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne's recent
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: February 24th
    Artists who performed at the Grammys or (better yet?) won an award, gained more than just the honor—they gained new fans, perhaps reached a wider audience than usual and thus increased sales of their music. Over the past week, overall album sales
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: February 15-22
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days. Generally, specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of Lil' Wayne's recent Emmett Till controversy). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
  • Cover of Pitbull Wins Case Over Lindsay Lohan Lyrics
    Back in 2011, Pitbull scored one of the biggest hits of the year with his song “Give Me Everything” featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer. It was off his album Planet Pit and marked his first foray onto the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
  • Cover of Game Changers: RZA Edition
    Game Changers is an HNHH feature that profiles artists who've left a strong mark on hip hop. Whether it be through creativity, influence, exposure or simply good timing, they've brought something to rap music that the game just wouldn't be the same without.
  • Cover of Frank Ocean Says He's "10, 11 Tracks" Into Next Project
     After doing his thing at the Grammy's just last week, Frank Ocean isn't wasting any time and is already working on his next project. Frank is overseas in London, Enlgand this week where he spoke with BBC's Radio 1's Zane Lowe on the progress of his next project.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Wu-Tang & More To Headline Bonnaroo Music Festival
    Bannaroo, with some assistance from Weird Al Yankovic, announced the lineup for their upcoming Spring music festival.  Taking place in Manchester, TN between June 13th and June 16th features a host of some of the biggest names across various genres of music.  Kendrick Lamar
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