The Music Of Donald Glover's "Atlanta"
FX's "Atlanta" has taken TV by storm this fall, debuting to 3 million viewers in September, locking down a second season, and propelling its creator/actor Donald Glover into even greater multi-disciplinary fame. Previously a screenwriter, comedian, actor, and rapper, Glover has added the showrunner feather to his cap, and the resulting show bears more of his fingerprints than any of his previous TV endeavors (most notable among them "30 Rock" and "Community").
5 Classic Gucci Mane & Zaytoven Collaborations
Gucci Mane and Zaytoven have been working together since they both scored there first hit in 2005 with "Icy," and have developed their respective sounds together ever since. Since 2013, Gucci Mane has been behind bars, unable to record music (though constantly releasing songs from his stash), while Zay has been further fine-tuning his sound, adding his signature church-informed organ sound to mixtapes from Future, Migos, and more. Gucci was released last month, and has already released one song, "First Day Out Tha Feds," a sequel to his Zaytoven collabm "First Day Out".
Metro Boomin's 20 Best Beats
Metro Boomin just turned 22 in September, and he's already racked up one of the most enviable discographies in modern hip hop. Everyone from Gucci Mane to Drake to Nicki Minaj has called upon the St. Louis-via-Atlanta beatsmith for some work, and it's no surprise that he's been able to find success with such a wide range of artists.
Underrated Audio: May 3 - May 9
Underrated Audio is back on our mission to supply you with exciting new music you may have missed upon initial browsing, from artists who haven't quite broken the mainstream. The talent is there, the quality uncut.
Top 10 XXL Freshmen Flops
With every XXL Freshman Class, there's bound to be MCs included who will eventually flop-- that's just the nature of trying to predict who will break out in the sea of up-and-coming rappers. Since the magazine began the now-prestigious list back in 2008, we've seen several former Freshmen fall off, so we've selected ten that we feel didn't live up to their potential.
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. A little something for everyone to vibe too.