Review: Desiigner's "New English"
If you, like me, weren't one of the couple thousand people who had pressed play on the Soundcloud link Desiigner's "Panda" by the time you sat down to watch Kanye West's Life Of Pablo livestream this February, you were most likely among the millions who first assumed that the teenaged, "Broads in Atlanta"-touting Brooklyn rapper was actually Future. That's a pretty huge hole from which to exhume yourself just as you're getting started with your career, but Desiigner did it. With that one record out in the world, he signed with G.O.O.D.
Top Tracks: June 20 - June 26
Summer officially began this past week, and with it came a whole bevy of huge tracks, most of the biggest ones being collabs. There's something decidedly warm weather about the low-stakes posse cut, and that's mainly what our list consists of this week. All but two of these ten tracks didn't appear on last week's Top Ten, with a bunch of stuff falling off in the past week.
10 Rap/R&B Songs Kylie Jenner Posted To Snapchat That Prove She's A Real One
Follow Kylie Jenner on Snapchat and you'll find her riding in the G-Wagon bumping Bryson Tiller and hamming it up for the camera and not watching the road. With all due respect to Tiller, and Lil Yachty, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, Future, Drake, Jenner's brother-in-law Kanye West, and all the other hip hop and R&B artists young Jenner bumps on the regular, she sometimes impresses by bumping unexpected artists of quality.
Kanye West, The Weeknd, & Chance The Rapper To Headline NYC's Meadows Music Festival
The same company that produces Governor's Ball has announced that the first annual Meadows Music and Arts Festival will take place in Queens, New York on October 1st and 2nd.
Top Tracks: June 6 - June 12
Let's face it, as far as high-profile tracks go, there's no way this week (or any week really) could have lived up to the seven days that preceded it. Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T all joined forces with some combination of one another to make for the craziest batch of tracks we've seen in such a short span this year.
Top Tracks: May 30 - June 5
Do you ever get the feeling that hip hop's current class of elites is more of a group of superfriends than ever before? Let's play six degrees of separation with this week's top ten tracks-- the most momentous batch in recent memory. At the top we've got DJ Khaled, who's collaborated with more of rap's A- B- and C-listers in his career than arguably anyone else, and who's accompanied by Drake.
Summer Jam 2016 Recap
“SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: A storm is expected to hit between 6:00pm – 7:30pm. For your safety, please seek shelter in your vehicles.” Thus began Summer Jam 2016.
Summer Jam Festival Village Stage Cancelled Due To Weather, Main Stage Performances Still Happening
It seems like there couldn't be a worse weekend for Governors Ball and Summer Jam to take place, as storm warnings has forced organizers of both festivals to cancel portions of their events. While Gov Ball's Sunday performances have been cancelled entirely, HOT 97's annual show will go on as planned, though the outdoor Festival Village stage that was to host performances prior to the main event will no longer be taking place.
Top 5 G.O.O.D. Music Posse Cuts
Today has proved to be VERY HOTTTTT across the board, but at the top of the list, (if you checked our -definitive- ranking on the homepage) is Kanye West's new single for Cruel Winter, which just so happens to be a posse cut featuring G.O.O.D. Music artists and beyond.
10 Pusha T Coke Raps Reimagined As Fast Food Raps
Few other rappers have command of similes and metaphors like Pusha T. His ability to describe the same thing (selling drugs) in endless ways is one of the many reasons he’s among the best emcees doing it right now.
Pusha T Wrote McDonald's "I'm Lovin' It" Jingle
This is some news no one could have predicted would arrive today. Steve Stoute and Kaz of The Stashed visited Hot 97 for an interview on their morning show, and within the first five minutes of the 50-minute long interview, Stoute revealed some crazy information.
Pusha T Recalls The Email Exchange With Jay Z That Led To "Drug Dealers Anonymous"
Pusha T's first single from his upcoming album, King Push, had the rap world talking yesterday, as it featured a guest appearance from none other than Jay Z, who rose to the occasion with one of his better verses in recent memory, giving the GOOD Music president a run for his money.
Pusha T Announces New Single With Jay Z Dropping Tonight
Pusha T promised us his 2015 project, Darkest Before Dawn, was the album before the album, and while we've heard that one before only to be left waiting indefinitely, the GOOD Music President seems to be delivering on the promise, announcing the lead single for King Push today.
Nas' Film "The Land" Will Feature New Music From Kanye West, Pusha T & More
Nas has been expanding his creative efforts recently, although he still makes time for the occasional guest verse. Next on his ever expanding list of creative accomplishments is executive producing a full-length movie, titled “The Land.”
The Game, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg & More Respond To Birdman's Breakfast Club Walk-Out
This morning, Birdman gave us a healthy dose of drama by pulling up and then quickly backing out of his interview with The Breakfast Club, all within the span of two minutes.
10 Essential Kehlani Tracks
The twenty-year-old Kehlani has been doing music since she was barely a teenager, and since then has become a rising star in the pop world. In 2014, she released the mixtape Cloud 19, and followed it up last year with You Should Be Here. She was even nominated for a Grammy this year for Best Urban Contemporary Album, but ultimately lost out to The Weeknd.
Pusha T & G.O.O.D. Music, A$AP Rocky, Young Thug & More Announced For Summer Jam's Stadium Stage
Earlier in the week, Hot 97 shared the line-up for their festival stage, which serves as a smaller outdoor stage that warms up fans before they head inside the MetLife Stadium for the rest of the night.
When's the last time you heard it like this? You may still bump Pusha T on the daily (No Malice too, no shade there), but there was something extremely special about the chemistry between Push and his brother No Malice. Taking that one level deeper, the chemistry between those two bros and The Neptunes was equally undeniable. Together, the quartet composed some of the most iconic songs from the early 00s era of rap. Cuts like "Grindin'," "When the Last Time," and "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" continue to bless sound-systems across the country.
Pusha T Gives Lecture At Harvard University
Pusha T is the latest rapper to speak at an elite university, as Harvard students were treated to a lecture from the GOOD Music President, followed by a 45-minute Q&A session, on Thursday (Mar. 31). "It was an amazing experience hearing a Harvard professor recite my lyrics at this lecture," Push wrote on Instagram in the caption of a video of said professor mentioning a line of his -- "I philosophize about glocks and keys / N*ggas call me young black Socrates" -- from the track "Momma I'm So Sorry," off Clipse's 2006 album Hell Hath No Fury.
Pusha T Reveals He Has Two New Adidas Sneakers On The Way
Pusha T is one of the many dope musical artist that adidas has snapped up over the past few years. His signature sneaker has de facto become the adidas EQT Running Guidance ’93, as the Clipse member has released two versions of that model so far: the “King Push” cream look, and the “Black Market” murdered out look. During a recent Twitter Q&A session, Pusha revealed that he has not one, but two new adidias kicks in the pipeline.