9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
Slim Thug Greets Anthony Bourdain For Houston "Parts Unknown" Episode
Renowned chef, author, and television icon Anthony Bourdain recently enlisted some real OGs to help him take in the culture and cuisine of Houston, the site of a future episode of his CNN show "Parts Unknown." His personal tour guide was the Boss Hogg himself Slim Thug, and before Thugga took Bourdain for a slow-cooked feast at Burns Original BBQ, he showed him some of the finest Slab vehicles that H-Town has to offer. Judging by a tweet of Bourdain's, he also might've taken a few sips from Thug's styrofoam cup.
Slim Thug Responds To Troy Ave Shooting Footage: "This Not Belly!"
Slim Thug went on his Instagram last night to respond to the shocking news of Troy Ave's arrest and the accompanying surveillance footage that showed him opening fire in a backstage room at a T.I. concert in downtown NYC on Wednesday night (May 25).
Stream Pimp C's Posthumous Album "Long Live The Pimp" On Apple Music
Pimp C's posthumous album Long Live the Pimp officially drops this Friday, December 4th, the 8th anniversary of his tragic death. Until then, the album is now available to stream on Apple Music. The album is the first all-new Pimp C project in four years. The songs released so far have all been of high quality. The album's features are absolutely stacked: Nas, T.I., Juicy J, A$AP Rocky, Slim Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, David Banner, Devin the Dude, Lil Keke, ESG, Pimpin Ken, 8Ball, MJG, and of course Bun B.
Stream Slim Thug's "Hogg Life Vol. 3: Hustler Of The Year"
Slim Thug has already released two albums this year, and now he's completed the trilogy of releases with Hogg Life Vol. 3: Hustler Of The Year. This time around, he's enlisted the help of Beatking to give him a more "turnt up" sound, a process the Club God himself filled us in on during our recent interview.
Stream E-40's "Choices (Yup)" Remixes Featuring 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, & More
Almost certainly E-40's biggest hit from the past year is his silly and infectious "My Dick"-esque anthem "Choices (Yup)." To commemorate the song's success, Forty Fonzarelli released a deluxe "Choices" remix bundle pack. The bundle features 5 songs, 4 remixes and the original. 40 busted out the big guns, scoring verses from fellow veterans 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross as well as 20-something mainstays French Montana, Migos, and Kid Ink. One of the remixes is Houston centric, with verses from Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and Kirk Bangz.
#TBT: Swizz Beatz-Produced Bangers
When you think of club-ready hip hop music that was bumpin' from 2000-2010, Swizz Beatz is one of the elite names that should come to mind. The Bronx producer-DJ-rapper-fashionista-artist can virtually do anything under the sun, but he was at his most potent through the aforementioned years when he was producing rap bangers for the likes of Jay Z, T.I., DMX, and many more.
10 H-Town Classics To Celebrate Houston Appreciation Weekend
Yesterday (May 19), Drake announced the schedule for the second annual OVO-run Houston Appreciation Weekend (HAW), which kicks off tomorrow (May 21) with a Bun B tribute event and ends Sunday (May 24) with a Drizzy/Future "Jungle" show and a Boosie Badazz after-party.
Underrated Audio: April 11 - April 17
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.
Slim Thug Shares "Hogg Life: The Beginning" Tracklist
Earlier this month, Slim Thug announced plans for a Hogg Life documentary and series of albums, with the first, Hogg Life: The Beginning, slated to arrived on February 3rd. Today, the H-Town mainstay has granted us a look at the first album's tracklist. 1. Hogg Life 2. All I Kno (feat. Propain) 3. RIP (feat. Z-RO) 4. 5K1 5. 55 (Z-Ro & M.U.G.) 6. Self Made (feat. Sosa Man) 7. Money Fever (feat. Sauce Twins) 8. Ignant "Gettin In"
Slim Thug Announces New Documentary And Album Series, "Hogg Life"
H-Town living legend Slim Thug is gonna take his fans back through his journey to success with his upcoming documetary and album series Hogg Life. February 3rd is the planned release date for the first part of the documentary, "Hogg Life: The Beginning" which takes you back through Slim Thug's life leading up to the release of "Still Tippin". He'll be releasing an album titled Hogg Life: Vol.1 to coincide iwth the release of the first part of the documentary.
Samples Of The Week: April 17
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
Lil TerRio And King Keraun Discuss Celebrity, Rap, New Music And More
Believe it or not, there's more to life than being Vine, Instagram or Facebook famous, folks, a fact Internet sensation Lil TerRio has set out to prove in a big way. For those unacquainted, he's the star of the viral "Ooh, Kill 'Em" Vine clips that took the online world by storm in 2013.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 15)
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."? Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. Hence our new feature.
Full Album Stream For Slim Thug's "Boss Life"
Slim Thug dropped his new effort Boss Life today on iTunes, and he's giving fans the ability to listen to the entire LP before purchasing with a YouTube stream. Thugga's new album features fellow Southerners like Big K.R.I.T., Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Kirko Bangz, Z-Ro, Bun B and more. Listen to the album in full below, and let us know your initial thoughts.
Cover Art Revealed For Slim Thug's Upcoming Album "Boss Life" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
Slim Thug is planning to drop a new album, Boss Life, later this year. Recently he dropped "Coming Down" with Kirko Bangz, Big K.R.I.T. and Z-Ro and "Flex 4eva" off the album , and today he returns with cover art for the upcoming LP, as well as a trailer for the project. Peep the throne art in the gallery above and the trailer below.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 24-31)
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. This week features Slim Thug, Chief Keef, Gunplay and more!
Slim Thug Gets A Vasectomy
We're constantly hearing about rappers and the legal issues surrounding the mothers of their children (commonly known as "baby mama drama"), but Slim Thug is making a point of removing himself from that kind of controversy. The Houston rapper, who has already fathered three children from three different mothers, went under the knife last week in a vasectomy operation.
Slim Thug Recruits Dwight Howard Using Lure Of Houston Strippers
The most coveted free agent this summer, Dwight Howard, has narrowed down his search and is strongly considering the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, or returning to the Lakers, with the Warriors having an outside shot at landing the big man. Over the weekend, Houston made their pitch to Dwight, and we’re not referring to when Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, and Yao Ming all made a push for the league’s best center to become a Rocket.
Meek Mill, Slim Thug & Earl Sweatshirt Call Out Reebok For Dropping Rick Ross
Reebok dropped Rick Ross yesterday, due to the controversy surrounding his highly publicized "U.O.E.N.O." lyrics.