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Staff Picks Playlist (July 22)
Staff Picks Playlist (July 22) Jul 22, 2016 at 02:59pm
Happy Friday, people of the internet. The end of the (work) week has proved pretty fruitful. Desiigner finally unleashed "Timmy Turner" unto the world, and the world had a lot of shit to say about it. PARTYNEXTDOOR surprised fans late last night when he not only announced a release date for long-awaited P3, but dropped a new record, "Not Nice," which makes it onto this week's Staff Picks playlist.
Nipsey Hussle Posts Selfie During Arrest
Nipsey Hussle Posts Selfie During Arrest Jul 15, 2016 at 07:10pm
Crenshaw rapper Nipsey Hussle claims to have been arrested earlier today. He was able to post a picture to his Instagram at some point around the time of the arrest, and he revealed to his followers that police had cuffed him but had forgotten to confiscate his phone, thus allowing him to snap a quick selfie. The nature of the arrest is still unknown, as are Nipsey's current whereabouts. 
Staff Picks Playlist (July 15)
Staff Picks Playlist (July 15) Jul 15, 2016 at 02:01pm
Things are still unsettling in terms of our social climate, and obviously yesterday's incident at Bastille Day out in France isn't helping, leading to social media's usage of the #prayfortheworld hashtag. However on the music front, we had a pretty thriving week.
Meet Sap: One Man Hip Hop Powerhouse
Meet Sap: One Man Hip Hop Powerhouse Jul 5, 2016 at 10:10am
Just because Sap isn’t a household name doesn’t mean you haven’t listened to him on multiple occasions. The Delaware-raised producer has been putting together high-caliber production for some of your favorite rappers for quite a few years; Meek Mill, Mac Miler, Freddie Gibbs, Wiz Khalifa, and The Game are only a few of the emcees who have graced his instrumentals since he scored his first production credit in 2008.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016 Jul 1, 2016 at 03:24pm
ICYMI: HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The 40-track playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all supa-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify (e.g. those recent ScHoolboy Q releases). Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
YG's "Still Brazy" (Review)
YG's "Still Brazy" (Review) Jun 21, 2016 at 03:52pm
Two years ago, My Krazy Life surprised everyone. It was a debut album made by someone whose biggest claim to fame was novelty club smash "Toot It And Boot It," but somehow, it had the scope and consistency of a select few L.A. classics-- The Chronic, Doggystyle, and more recently, good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Top 5 Childish Gambino Collaborations
Top 5 Childish Gambino Collaborations Jun 20, 2016 at 07:23pm
Childish Gambino isn't someone who often loads his projects with features, but over the course of his career he has made some special bonds with a couple of artists, as well as experimenting with other rappers' sounds on his ROYALTY mixtape. With news that his PHAROS album is on the way in September, we've decided to revisit some of the best work Gambino has done with other artists.
Staff Picks Playlist (June 17)
Staff Picks Playlist (June 17) Jun 17, 2016 at 04:23pm
We ended the week on a high note, not only because of the music we received-- it's a good day for West Coast rap lovers, with new albums from YG and The Game-- but because we launched our latest digital cover story with Bompton's aforementioned YG. Suffice to say, we're pretty content about today. On top of all this, it's Friday. So yeah, doesn't get much better.
Top Tracks: May 23 - May 29
Top Tracks: May 23 - May 29 May 31, 2016 at 03:58pm
Happy Memorial Day. The past week has been a wild one, what with the chaos at T.I.’s NYC show, Gucci Mane’s release from prison, and a new Kevin Gates tape. Summer’s officially here, so expect things to keep picking up in the rap game— we’ve got a ScHoolboy Q album, SremmLife 2, and a bunch of other heat on the way. On the top tracks side of things, there was quite a bit of turnover in our list this week, with only the bottom and top tracks from the last edition making return appearances.
Staff Picks Playlist (May 20)
Staff Picks Playlist (May 20) May 20, 2016 at 05:22pm
As if we didn't already have our fill with last week's dose of new projects, this afternoon The Boy himself Casey Veggies slid through with Customized Greatly Vol. 4 (it's been four years since the last one), we got a joint mixtape from two inmates, one of whom is Ty Dolla $ign's brother, Big TC and D.
Did T.I. Accidentally Confirm Lauren London & Nipsey Hussle Are Expecting A Child?
Did T.I. Accidentally Confirm Lauren London & Nipsey Hussle Are Expecting A Child? May 18, 2016 at 05:56pm
There have been some rumors circulating that Lauren London and Nipsey Hussle are expecting a child together, and while London has denied the reports, T.I. has managed to bring the whole thing up again. Speaking on the upcoming film, ATL 2, Tip accidentally suggested the reason for the film's delay was due to Lauren's pregnancy.
Top Tracks: May 2 - May 8
Top Tracks: May 2 - May 8 May 9, 2016 at 02:40pm
With VIEWS out in the world and disappointing the majority of those who heard it, there's now a new music void that many rushed to fill this past week as summer rapidly approaches. Desiigner's "Panda" and Drizzy's "One Dance" are still frontrunners for the "song of the summer" title, but there's plenty of time for new entries to rise and compete with them.
Staff Picks Playlist (May 6)
Staff Picks Playlist (May 6) May 6, 2016 at 01:19pm
Since the release of VIEWS, things have calmed down slightly, however today turned out to be a massive day for album releases, as you can tell by the multiple album streams we've posted this morning. These aren't necessarily Drake-status artists who are about to break the internet, but the quality is extremely high-- Skepta, JMSN, James Blake, Rittz, Kaytranada and Mike Posner have all dropped albums today (and I'm probably missing someone).
Top Tracks: April 25 - May 1
Top Tracks: April 25 - May 1 May 2, 2016 at 03:53pm
We've officially entered the whirlwind release period of 2016, with hip hop's (arguably) biggest current male and female stars, Drake and Beyoncé, both dropping projects in the past ten days. What's more, Chance 3 should be dropping any moment now.
YG Says The Secret Service Is Harassing His Label Over "FDT"
YG Says The Secret Service Is Harassing His Label Over "FDT" Apr 26, 2016 at 12:15am
YG already knew he was going to have to deal with the repercussions of releasing the controversial “Fuck Donald Trump” record with Nipsey Hussle earlier this month, so it shouldn’t come as much of a shock to hear that the Secret Service is now harassing his label.
YG Is Prepared To Deal With The Consequences Of Releasing "F*ck Donald Trump"
YG Is Prepared To Deal With The Consequences Of Releasing "F*ck Donald Trump" Apr 17, 2016 at 10:13am
Earlier this month, YG and Nipsey Hussle's video shoot for their protest record, "FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)" was shut down police, but according to the rapper, who spoke to Complex at Coachella this weekend, he knew what he was getting himself into with the politically-charged anthem.
Snoop Dogg Previews Collab With Nipsey Hussle & Just Blaze, Album Coming In July
Snoop Dogg Previews Collab With Nipsey Hussle & Just Blaze, Album Coming In July Apr 11, 2016 at 01:51pm
"Motherfuckin' Just Blaze is cookin' right now, n*gga!" exclaimed Snoop Dogg in a video he put up on Instagram last night. "Ooh, and that's all for me? Oooh wee!" Yep, a few OGs reunited in the studio last night, and from the sounds of it, they created a banger for Snoop Dogg's next album. As it turns out, Nipsey Hussle also came by the studio, though he can't be seen in the below video. In the caption of the video, the Doggfather let fans know that his next album, on which they can hear his collab with Blaze and Nip, is coming in July. It will be Snoop's 14th LP.