Top Tracks: September 12 - September 18
Summer '16 seemed to come and go without a good, entertaining beef, but in the week before the official Fall equinox, one has emerged. You could definitely deem the new Meek Mill Vs. The Game beef as a spinoff of Meek and Drake's last summer, but when it comes to bars, this beef's picking up the long-dormant one's slack. We've already got a diss apiece from both parities involved, and although Meek's came in too late on Sunday night to be counted in Top Tracks this week, Game's is in here, and you can be sure Meek's will be next week.
Top Tracks: September 5 - September 11
We finally got to breathe a sigh of relief last week after the absolute onslaught of must-listen projects that arrived in the month prior. This calm will be short-lived, though, as we get Mac Miller's The Divine Feminine on Friday, Ty Dolla $ign's Campaign and Mick Jenkins' The Healing Component just a week later, Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition on the 30, and The Game's 1992 to kick off October.
Vote: Who Released The Best OVO Album Of 2016?
From February to August 2016, OVO Sound released five albums -- one from each artist on their roster. (Unless you're counting OB O'Brien.) In the case of the albums released label's two most popular artists, Drake and PartyNextDoor, public reception varied widely. Albums released by the label's three newer artists, Majid Jordan, dvsn, and Roy Woods, were significantly less polarizing. Here are the five albums OVO has released in 2016:
Vote: Who Had The Best Project Of August 2016?
Summer is fast turning to autumn, vacation to school. Soon, the sun's oppressive reign will end and give way to increasingly temperate conditions. With August in the books, we look back at ten of the most notable hip hop and R&B albums and mixtapes of the month and ask our readers to decide which one they believe is the best. Pour one out for Noname's Telefone, which came out on July 31. Here are the ten:
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of August 2016
Earlier this year, HNHH launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B.
Charts Don't Lie: August 24
There's some new talent in the Billboard 200 this week, with PARTYNEXTDOOR, Rae Sremmurd, and Atmosphere all holding it down with debuts in the top 25.
First Week Sales For PartyNextDoor's "P3" & Rae Sremmurd's "SremmLife 2"
PartyNextDoor's album P3 was given a lukewam reception from fans but it enjoyed a successful first week of sales.
PartyNextDoor's "PartyNextDoor 3 (P3)" (Review)
Whether you like him or not, Drake and his music has had a distinct sound, feel, vibe or lane, whatever you want to call it. And when an artist who sound like him emerges (e.g. Kirko Bangz, Tory Lanez, Bryson Tiller), instantly Drake becomes measured against them as some sort of standard. People anticipate cosigns, bring up Drake as the gold standard that an artist has to equal or rival, or just badger them with derision for copying a previously established blueprint.
First Week Sales Projections For "PartyNextDoor 3" & "Sremmlife 2"
Drake’s Views has been having quite the run at the #1 spot in album sales department since it was released back in April, but could either of last week’s PartyNextDoor 3 or Sremmlife 2 finally dethrone it? Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it.
PartyNextDoor On Kehlani: "I Regret How It Went Down"
PartyNextDoor released P3 at the end of last week, with the album stream quickly toppling over 70,000 views on our site alone. We don't yet know what kind of damage it'll do on the charts, but the hype surrounding the OVO-signed singer is definitely coming to a head. With the album doing it's thing, Rolling Stone caught up with PND for a quick interview on the ups and downs (more downs, it sounds like) of his past year. This includes everything from a short-lived relationship with Kehlani to writing RiRi's biggest ANTI hit.
Top Tracks: August 8 - August 14
In terms of the calendar, summer is winding down, but someone forgot to tell that to the rap game. We've only seen things heat up in the past week, with SremmLife 2 providing more than enough turn up fuel for the next few weeks, and P3 reminding us to squeeze every last bit of fun out of summer flings before cuffing season arrives.
Stream PartyNextDoor’s “P3”
While Travis Scott & Frank Ocean might’ve left us hanging, PartyNextDoor isn’t and at that stroke of midnight his highly anticipated sophomore album, PartyNextDoor 3, was just made available on iTunes.
Here's The Tracklist For PartyNextDoor's "P3"
PartyNextDoor has been pretty heavy with the leaks this summer, although not everything will land on his recently-announced album P3.
50 Cent & PartyNextDoor Have New Music On The Way
50 Cent took to Instagram late Tuesday night to post a picture of him posing with PartyNextDoor and announce a new collab coming soon. “Me and PartyNextDoor kicked it tonight stay tuned New Music on the way,” 50 wrote. It is possible that the collaboration was recorded last night and will appear on a project TBD. It is also possible that it was recorded earlier this year (and 50 and PND were merely hanging out) and will be included on P3, PND's highly anticipated album due out August 12.
Top Tracks: August 1 - August 7
The next two weeks will see new albums from two guys vying to be the third most popular rap/R&B artist out of Toronto, PartyNextDoor and Tory Lanez (Drake and The Weeknd are one and two, respectively). Only time will tell how P3 and I Told You will stack up against each other, but over the last few weeks, we've gotten a few previews in the form of singles and other assorted loosies. Both Party and Tory pop up in our Top Ten, although here it's obvious which one is dominant.
All Summer Sixteen: 5 More Albums To Look Forward To
2016 has been a pretty great year for music, and the summer months have also given us notable albums from YG, ScHoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, and more. Even with all the new music we've been getting lately, there's still a whole lot more to look forward to this summer, and we've decided to give you a brief reminder, specifically of the studio albums that are headed your way in the next two months.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of July 2016
HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
Is PartyNextDoor Actually 31 Years Old?
Is PartyNextyDoor actually 31 years old? In a post on KanyeToThe, user u/Corporate claims that PartyNextDoor was not only not born in 1993, but is pretending to be eight years younger than his true age.
Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24
Last week, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Future, and Mike Will Made It all found themselves victims of unauthorized leaks, and subsequently spoke out about the all-too-common occurrence in the music industry.
The 7 Best Murda Beatz Beats
A 22-year-old white dude who resembles Scooby Doo's BFF Shaggy, Murda Beatz has emerged as one of hip hop's most in-demand producers over the course of the last 12 months. Migos, Drake, PartyNextDoor, Jeremih and many more have called upon his ability to cater to the whims and preferred sonic environment of each artist.