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.
The Game, Snoop Dogg & Minister Farrakhan Host Anti-Violence Gang Summit
Earlier this month, shortly after the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, The Game and Snoop Dogg helped kickstart a campaign called H.U.N.T., which stands for "Hate Us Not Today." Their first initiative was to lead a peaceful march to the LAPD Headquarters, where both rappers met with top-ranking officials from the department. Earlier today, H.U.N.T. teamed up with the Nation of Islam and Minister Farrakhan to host a citywide forum that specifically called for the presence of gang leaders in the greater Los Angeles area.
10 Rappers Turned Social Activists
Materialism and humanitarianism are often at odds in hip hop. Actavis and activism do not always go hand-in-hand. But hip hop is a world unto itself, and countless rappers have used their platform to fight for the underprivileged.
The Game & Snoop Dogg Host Peaceful All-Male March To LAPD Headquarters
After a harrowing couple of days for the black community, the hip-hop world, and the nation as a whole, two of the West Coast's elite emcees, The Game and Snoop Dogg, have decided to lead a peaceful protest in their hometown of LA. They are calling today's rally Operation H.U.N.T., which stands for "Hate Us Not Today." The two veteran rappers are currently leading a group of men in a march to the LAPD headquarters, where the department is currently hosting a graduation ceremony for its latest class of new officers.
Kobe Bryant Insists He Wasn't High In Viral Picture With Snoop Dogg
Kobe Bryant was recently hanging around with Snoop Dogg and, naturally, the internet decided to have some fun with the pictures they took. In one particular photo that's going viral, the Black Mamba looks higher than a kite with some blistering bloodshot eyes and a smile that screams, "did someone just say hot pockets?"
Snoop Dogg Gave Kobe Bryant This Lakers Themed Car As A Retirement Gift
Kobe Bryant has been retired for a few months now but the retirement gifts are still coming. The most recent came in the form of a Lakers themed '67 Pontiac, courtesy of Snoop Dogg who recently shared some detailed images of the whip on his instagram account.
Snoop Dogg To Perform At Democratic National Convention
The summer of Snoop Dogg continues. The Doggfather just released his 14th studio album Coolaid and is gearing up for a massive tour with Wiz Khalifa that begins later this month. A week into the tour, Snoop will make a slight detour to perform at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
First Week Sales Projections For Snoop Dogg’s “Cool Aid” & Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino”
While Drake’s Views continues to reign supreme atop the Billboard charts for a record 9 straight weeks, let’s not forget there’s been a couple other notable projects to impact the industry in the past week or so as well, including Snoop Dogg’s Cool Aid & Logic’s surprise release last Friday Bobby Tarantino. But now the question remains... what will they sell in the opening week?
Staff Picks (July 1)
A tornado is planning to attack NYC upon this Friday night. The best way to fight it is by eliciting a whirlwind of intoxicating substances in your own system. If the turn-up is forced to move indoors, don't worry about a playlist -- we've got you covered with a party pack full of the freshest heat that the summer has to offer.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016
ICYMI: HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The 40-track playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all supa-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify (e.g. those recent ScHoolboy Q releases). Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.
Drake Unveils Full OVO Fest Lineup
Now in its seventh year, OVO Fest has become one of the biggest events and tourist attractions that the Toronto summer has to offer. About a month before the 4-day extravaganza, Drake has unveiled the full OVO Fest lineup.
Stream Snoop Dogg's "Coolaid" Album Two Days Early
This is becoming the norm these days, but Snoop Dogg has released his album two days ahead of schedule exclusively through Apple Music. The album won't hit iTunes until July 1st, but if you've got Apple Music you can find out what you're in for. Although you probably already know what you're in for as Snoop has been really generous with the leaks leading up to Coolaid.
Check Out The Full Tracklist For Snoop Dogg's Upcoming "Cool Aid" Album
One week ago Snoop Dogg shared the cover art to his upcoming album Cool Aid. It hearkens back to the artwork for his earlier releases, using an illustrated style and featuring the Doggfather himself in canine form. Now we have the full 20-song tracklist to share.
Snoop Dogg Reveals "Cool Aid" Cover Art
Snoop Dogg revealed the cover art for his upcoming album Cool Aid early Monday morning. The cover depicts Snoop Dogg as a dread-headed dog (similar to the dogs on the cover of Doggystyle) vending various flavors of cool aid to thirsty locals. Note the "Crip" Bat-signal cast into the sky.
Staff Picks Playlist (June 10)
It's that time of the week. The past seven days have been pretty eventful-- the momentum all started on last weekend, when a new episode of OVO Sound Radio dropped as many gems as one could hope for in the span of seven days-- except they did it all within the span of their two-hour segment. It's safe to say, the bar was set pretty high for the weekdays that followed. Even so, we managed to get some dope material in the days that followed.
Artists Pay Tribute To Muhammad Ali Following His Death
News of Muhammad Ali's death at the age of 74 broke Friday night, inspiring mourning of the beloved athlete on social media, but also, celebration of his philosophy and accomplishments. Through the night, we've seen an outpouring of tributes from all types of people the three-time world heavyweight champion has inspired, including many artists working in hip-hop.
Snoop Dogg Announces Title Of His Upcoming Album
Snoop Dogg took to his preferred social media medium, Instagram, last night to announced the title of his upcoming album. Here it is, y'all: Cool Aid.
Snoop Dogg Criticizes "Roots" Reboot: "I Don't Understand America"
The History Channel has chosen to revive the 1977 miniseries Roots, airing its the first episode tonight, but despite his friend and collaborator, T.I. scoring a role on the show, Snoop Dogg will not be tuning in. Taking to Instagram today, Snoop criticized Roots, as well as other recent projects like 12 Years A Slave.
Summer BBQ & Chill: A Playlist
"It's cool to danceBut what about the groove that soothes that moves romance?Give me a soft subtle mixAnd if ain't broke then don't try to fix it" -The Fresh Prince, "Summertime" It's about to be Memorial Day weekend here in the United States, which means that summer has unofficially begun. Time to celebrate. We've put together a 64-track playlist of the all the essential jams to help you get through this torrid portion of the year. Music from Snoop Dogg, Naughty by Nature, 2Pac, UGK, Juvenile, & more. All the good shit, basically.
Snoop Dogg's Next Album To Drop On July 1
On 4/20, Snoop Dogg returned with a criminally smooth Mike Will-produced single, "Late Nights." He's since been revamping his label, DoggyStyle Records, by signing promising young artists and promoting their records through his SoundCloud.