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  • Cover of Beyoncé Provides Cryptic Response To Lip Sync Scandal
     Beyoncé has remained rather silent since her much-talked about performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at President Obama's inauguration last week. While other artists have come to the defense of the The R&B legend, who was revealed to have lip-synced the performance, Bey has kept her lips tight.
  • Cover of Timbaland Sues Insurance Company Over Claim For $1.8M Watch
    In 2010, Timbaland lost one of his prized possessions, a Jacob & Co watch worth a reported $1.8 million.  He filed a report on the missing time piece and issued his claim to American Home Assurance Company insurance company, but they are still yet to pay for his claim. 
  • Cover of T.I. Has "Two Or Three" New Records With Justin Timberlake Coming
     We all know that when T.I. and Justin Timberlake get together in the studio, hits are surely to be made. With tracks like "Dead And Gone" and "My Love", we sometimes forget about this power duo because its been some time since those records were out. Well good news comes in today as T.I.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 15-21
    This week we got some new Ab-Soul and JMSN, actually our first real taste of the duo working together, and it was quite well-received.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: January 20th
    This week on Charts Don’t Lie, R&B artists who infuse their music with hip hop collaborations and sounds continue to rule, however things are about to change as A$AP Rocky’s studio debut is projected to top the Billboard 200 next week.  In the interim,
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 8-14
    This week we saw a comeback from Juelz Santana, which seems to be going over pretty well, my personal favorite is definitely the Banks feature (so far). Future also dropped his F.B.G. crew tape today, which as per usual, has people divided with
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: January 13th
    We saw a brief hiatus of Charts Don't Lie over the holiday break, but that doesn't mean sales slowed down, in fact, it appears to have been the opposite. Over the holiday season, many artists saw a rise on the charts as more copies were sold of their respective albums.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 1-7
    Whatup homeboys and homegirls, Underrated Audio has been on a bit of a hiatus, although you probably didn't notice. Mainly it was because it was the holidays and I was chilling in the Holy Land (Israel).
  • Cover of HNHH Exclusive: Hot 97 Christmas Extravaganza at Webster Hall with Nicki Minaj
    The night started off as any other night would with a full out dance party on the second floor of Webster Hall. There, fans got their fill at one of their three bars and danced to the tunes of Nicki Minaj and her Young Money cohorts.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: December 23rd
    With the holidays in full swing, shopping and spending is at an annual high, and it’s semi-ironic that a Jesus titled album heads up our charts this week.  The numbers are not massive, and we will have to keep an eye on sales in the coming weeks, closer
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: December 11- 17
    Well guys, I’ve been pretty sick recently, but I guess it’s that time of year where colds are going around. So I definitely had the Monday blues yesterday, but then Tuesday rolled around, and Tuesday means it’s practically Wednesday which is
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: December 16th
    This week we see Wiz Khalifa’s O.N.I.F.C. debut at #2, just as his last album, Rolling Papers did. However, the numbers don’t exactly add up-- O.N.I.F.C. sold less than Rolling Papers.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: December 4-10
    This week is pretty big on the music-front, we got Big Boi and Game’s album both out today, and both are equally dope and deserve multiple listens. With those LPs taking up much of my spare listening time, the rest is relegated to Sir Michael
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: December 9th
    Perhaps Snoop made a poor career choice by switching from hip hop to reggae.  If he truly wanted to move units he should consider an R&B persona.  Rhythm and Blues singers have been performing
  • Cover of Emerging Hip Hop Scenes: Toronto Edition
    Home to one of the game’s biggest stars and several acclaimed risers, Toronto is finally emerging as the hip hop force it’s spent over two decades trying to become. Until recently, the city’s place on the world stage was tenuous. As North
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 27- December 4
    I don't got much to say, but since this is underrated type ish, you guys should all peep DJ Dahi's new instrumental mixtape, Toys 2.0. Dope for rappers, and the average listener alike, cop it here.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: December 2nd
    This week we saw pop star Rihanna, who also has one foot in the urban-sphere, rise to the top of the charts with her album Unapologetic. The LP was extremely pushed in all media markets, and her #RihannaPlane launched it into the internet stratosphere.
  • Cover of 7 Creative Producers You Should Know About
    At the beginning of November we did a list that comprised of 9 Creative Rappers You Should Know About. Today we're following up that list with 7 Creative Producers You Should Know About. Producers lack credit across the boards, but they are essential in creating a song, and not just a 'song' but a dope song.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 20-26
    It's almost December and that's some crazy shit. I've kind of been in a music slum lately, nothing that has dropped recently has realllllyy grabbed me (I'm talking mixtape-wise, Joe Budden definitely got a few listens but it's not on repeat). So I guess singles will have to be on rotation for now.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: November 25th
    Another week, another great showing from R&B artists on the sales charts.  Drake’s boy and fellow Toronto artist The Weeknd managed to nab the top spot here this week, and he did it all with only dropping three original tracks.  Look for
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 13-19
    We're in mid-November now and it's almost Thanksgiving for all our U.S. residents, so we know everyone's gunna be eating some good and get pretty lazy (aka full) afterwards. Here's some tracks to pass the time during your Thanksgiving dinner. Play them for your parents, grandparents, cousins, siblings,
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: November 18th
    This week we see three r'n'b singers are charting on Charts Don't Lie. On top of this, hip-hop is also keeping itself near the top half of the charts, with help from Kendrick Lamar and Meek Mill. With Nicki Minaj and Rihanna both dropping big albums next week, it doesn't seem like hip-hop will be
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 6-12
    What's up? This Tuesday afternoon is pretty slow on the news-front, but at least we've got some UA for your reading, and better yet, listening pleasure. I love this Tuesday 'cause a) it looks really nice outside and b) the HNHH office is practically empty (!!).
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: November 11th
    MMG is beginning to look like a truly unstoppable force as even natural disasters can't seem to stop them, or even slow them down.  A few weeks ago we got the release of one of the most anticipated albums of the year in Kendrick Lamar’s GKMC, which has
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: October 30- November 5
    With everyone going into election-look-at-me-vote mode today, here are some songs to just vibe out too once you've had enough Obama or Romney talk for the day. I know my quota is almost full.Sir Michael Rocks- LVL 1 Feat. Shorty K & Tris J It's a TPC affair on this cut, and I'm
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