Listen To The Year's Best Quavo Guest Verses
Young Thug's "Fuck Cancer," 2 Chainz' "Good Drank," Thugger and Travis Scott's "Pick Up The Phone" - these are a mere few of the many great songs Quavo, Migos' natural frontman, appeared on in 2016. While Migos continued to drop some very good singles, Quavious couldn't be contained to just his group's material, lending his voice to a number of tracks that were both well-selected and significantly enhanced by the Atlanta rapper.
Lloyd Shares "Tru" Cover Art, Tracklist & Release Date
In May, ATL-via-NOLA R&B singer Lloyd, known for hits like 2007's "Get It Shawty," came out of seclusion and released "Tru," his first single in five years. The song shed some light on all of the pain behind his hiatus and introduced a new artist who is set on using his longtime craft as a means to find his place in the world. His renewed spirit was deeply moving, and "Tru" was about as impressive a return as one could have imagined.
Top Tracks: November 14 - November 20
By the time the next edition of Top Tracks drops, it'll almost be December, which means that in terms of music releases, we're entering the year's equivalent of garbage time. We've still got projects from The Weeknd, Childish Gambino, Gucci Mane, and Drake on the way in 2016, but beyond that, don't expect too many surprises in term of full-length projects. What you can bank on, though, are some new singles dropping in order to carry hype into the new year. Let's start shaping up that early 2017 release calendar.
2 Chainz Reveals New Line Of “Dabbing Santa” Sweaters
Looking to duplicate the success of last year’s “Dabbing Santa” sweatshirts, which earned him around $2 million dollars to be exact, 2 Chainz has decided to once again roll out a new line of "Santa" sweatshirts for the 2016-2017 Holiday season.
Top Tracks: November 7 - November 13
The state of high-profile stars' song creation processes is such that we often don't know how credited songwriters and/or guests factor into the equation until long after the song is released. Time and time again this year, we've seen "original versions" by people other than the lead artists surface, basically proving that they're the main crative forces behind the song in question.
Top Tracks: October 31 - November 6
When Drake and Future linked up just over a year ago for What A Time To Be Alive, it was an almost earth-shattering event in hip hop, regardless of the album's quality. One was (and still is) undeniably the most popular rapper on the planet, and the other was (and probably isn't at the moment) the hottest, the guy who was just capping one of the craziest 12-month runs we've seen in this decade.
Vote: Who Had The Best Project Of October 2016?
At the beginning of August, less than two weeks after Everybody Looking, Gucci Mane announced that Woptober would be his follow-up album, basically claiming the month of October for himself. Little did he know that the month would be filled with top-notch projects from his peers; to be fair, Woptober is still in the running for the month's best, though it's a tight race.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of October 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.
Top Tracks: October 24 - October 30
For the past few years it's been clear that regardless of quality, everything Drake announces or releases is guaranteed to produce more pageviews on HNHH than any of his contemporaries. We've known this for a while and capitalized upon it a few times, which many of you have noticed and decried, but hey, you're still clicking on it. Drizzy dropped four tracks on OVO Sound Radio last weekend and nothing has changed, despite the fact that they did arrive too late for last week's Top Tracks list.
Stream 2 Chainz’s “Hibachi For Lunch” EP
Hungry for more? After hitting us with Collegrove & Daniel Son; Necklace Don projects this year, 2 Chainz decides to feed his fans another mini-project today called Hibachi For Lunch.
2 Chainz To Release "Hibachi For Lunch" Mixtape Tonight
Tity Boi is at it again!!! 2 Chainz has just announced that he will release a new seven-track mixtape tonight. It's called Hibachi For Lunch and it features appearance from Gucci Mane, Quavo and Ty Dolla $ign. He will also release the collection of apparel of the same name that he has been promoting on Instagram.
Top Tracks: October 17 - October 24
Well clearly the big news today is the announcement of Drake's new project More Life, and the ensuing tracks that the 6 God dropped on OVO Sound last night. Dude can still easily dominate the conversation whenever he wants to.
Staff Picks Playlist (October 21)
Summer's over, but the hip-hop game continues to heat up. Today brought with it new albums from D.R.A.M. and Joe Budden -- not the craziest of New Music Fridays, but looking back at the week, there was a plethora of new tracks that are well worth checking out. We've rounded up 10 notable selections in our weekly Staff Picks playlist, which should provide a reliable soundtrack to the weekend's turn-up activities.
BTS Pics Of 2 Chainz’s “Good Drank” Video With Quavo & Gucci Mane
Earlier in the week, 2 Chainz linked up with Quavo & Gucci Mane to shoot the official video for their newly-released Mike Dean-produced banger “Good Drank,” and now we have some exclusive behind the scenes pics to share with y’all thanks to WeHardProductions. Shot at 2 Chainz’s new bar called “Escobar Restaurant” on Peters Street in ATL, the Howard Ross-directed clip looks to go back in time with each rapper looking dapper in suspenders & standing next to some old school cars & props.
Shooting Halts Rick Ross, Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz' "Buy Back The Block" Video In Atlanta
Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, and more will be seen in the upcoming video to a new Rozay song called "Buy Back the Block." It seems like Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz will be a part of the song, and it's unclear if the other artists (namely Meek) will feature as well or if they will just be included in the video, which was shot last night in front (and on top) of a gas station on the notorious Cleveland Ave in Atlanta. The voice of 2 Chainz can be heard during the opening moments of a preview of the video that was just shared on Rozay's Instagram.
Who Are Your Favorite Rappers Voting For?
Tonight marks the third and final presidential debate before the election on November 8th. Ever since the first one, which took place on September 26th, Donald Trump has taken a huge nose-dive in the polls, but as we've seen in races past, anything can happen in the final weeks.
Top Tracks: October 10 - October 16
Last week gave us Gucci Mane's second album of the year, Woptober, The Game's 1992, and Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge (aka NxWorries)' Yes Lawd!, and we've still got projects from D.R.A.M., Joe Budden, Common, and Jeezy dropping soon, but it feels like it's been a while since any major releases have arrived.
2 Chainz Buys Hollywood Hills Mansion For $2.45 Million
2 Chainz is moving on up. The CEO Millionaire has just copped himself a lush pad in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills, previously owned by rock guitarist Steve Vai (you may not know who he is, but he is one of the greatest guitarists of all time).
2 Chainz Releases New Line Of CEO Millionaires Hoodies
Hoodie SZN is officially upon us now that Winter is right around the corner, and looking to cash in is 2 Chainz & his CEO Millionaires brand/movement. Just yesterday, the brand, which stands for “Create Every Opportunity” launched a new line of hoodies for those looking to dress like their favorite ATL rapper.
Stream Skeme's New Freestyle EP "One Night Only Vol. 1"
Since dropping his Before 4eva mixtape in March, Skeme has appeared on the DJ Drama-hosted single "Wishing," alongside Chris Brown and LyQuin, as well as collabs with Bay Area top talents Philthy Rich and Mozzy. With little warning, the Inglewood rapper has now shared a new project, One Night Only Vol. 1, made up of five new freestyles, presumably all recorded in the same night.