Artists React To Grammy Nominations
The usual suspects are at the top of this year's Grammy nominations:Beyonce leads all artists with nine noms, while Drake, Kanye West, and Rihanna have eight apiece. The big surprise is Chance the Rapper, who received a whopping seven nominations. Go Chance!
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of November 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.
Sean Paul Says Drake and Justin Bieber “Don’t Credit Where Dancehall Came From”
Dancehall has become an increasingly influential force in music made outside of the Caribbean. In an interview with The Guardian, dancehall legend Sean Paul criticized Drake, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, and Kanye West for what he considers irresponsible appropriation of the genre and Jamaican patois
5 Biggest Dancehall Crossover Hits Of The '00s
It's no secret that dancehall has become en vogue outside of the Caribbean. The current #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 is Drake's "One Dance." Not long ago, it was Justin Bieber's "Sorry." As dancehall riddims creep further into the core of the global pop zeitgeist, one cannot help but recall the previous wave of crossover dancehall hits that took the world by storm in the early to mid '00s.
#TBT: Early Beyonce Singles
Beyonce, 34, has been a member of R&B royalty for nearly twenty years -- ever since Destiny’s Child released its self-titled debut album in 1998. She has become more of of an experimentalist in recent years. But even before she edged nearer to R&B’s sonic frontier, she was eager to take risks and place her explosive, physical, sexual vocal delivery in unfamiliar environments.
Busta Rhymes Announces Holiday Concert With Lil Wayne, Diddy & More
Busta Rhymes is teaming up with HOT 97 for a big event in NYC, which he formally announced during a morning visit to the radio station. He actually leaked the news of the show last night during an appearance at the Revolt TV Music Conference, however he provided all the important details this morning.