Drake Goes After Meek Mill, Barack Obama & Tory Lanez On "Summer Sixteen"
Drake took no prisoners on his new single, "Summer Sixteen." No singing, no dancing -- just bitter raps directed at anyone whom he might consider a rival. Of course, that includes Meek Mill, whom he deals with in his opening verse.
Staff Picks Playlist (January 29)
The week is finally, almost, over. That doesn't mean Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa's beef has subsided yet though, with Kanye attempting to clear his name in the #FingersInTheBootyAssBitch scandal, and Wiz continuing to take aim at Ye during live shows. It's amusing and entertaining, to say the least.
10 Songs To Bring In The New Year With
Music is the most important part of any party, and on New Year's Eve, it's even more of a big deal. Not only does your playlist have to be fire, it has to simultaneously bring back all the great memories of the year passed, as well as launch you into the next one.
Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27
Things were just beginning to slow down, as we had spent enough time arguing over the year's best music with a series of year-end lists and were ready to start thinking about what's in store for 2016. As we approached the holidays, though, some of our favorite artists were feeling particularly generous and gifted us with a wealth of new material.
Hottest Mixtapes Of 2015
This year, it became increasingly difficult to discern the difference between mixtapes and albums. When the year's bestselling rap release (Drake's If You're Reading This, It's Too Late) was announced as a "mixtape" but was immediately sold on iTunes, the waters become a little murky for everyone.
Tory Lanez Is Dropping 2 Mixtapes On Christmas
About a dozen or so rappers dropped mixtapes Thanksgiving weekend, and now the list of rappers dropping tapes on Christmas growing. Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, and Timbaland have all announced projects dropping Christmas... and Tory Lanez now is announcing TWO.
Top Tracks: December 14 - December 20
The songs that received the most attention last week in our Hot 100. 10. Tory Lanez Feat. Nyce - Traphouse Tory Lanez brought back Fargo Fridays with a melodic banger in which he closes the doors of his traphouse to all females who don't understand the rules of the game. We gonna get that debut album in 2016?
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
Staff Picks Playlist (December 18)
We received three kinda-big mixtapes earlier this week, from Wiz Khalifa, Lil Durk and Juicy J; and Pusha T and Chris Brown made sure we ended the week on high note with new albums from either artists. However the week wasn't none too crazy when it comes to singles, although Ferg made a splash with "New Level," it hasn't made it's way on to SoundCloud yet.
Breakout Artists Of 2015
Before we get to sharing the bulk of our "best of" lists with you this year, it's time to highlight 2015's biggest surprises and success stories. The fifteen artists we've chosen for our breakout list seem even more diverse than those on last year's list, with different genres, voices, opinions, and even countries being represented here. Some have popped up on our radars in the past few months, others have been grinding for years before getting their big break.
Photo Diary: A Day In New York With Tory Lanez
Tory Lanez's big single "Say It" continues to garner radio play, while the rapper is currently on the road for his Swave Nation tour. As his fanbase broadens, it's warranted more and more press, not to mention, some really important features-- from G-Eazy to Meek Mill to Freddie Gibbs, everyone's been tapping Fargo.
Top Tracks: November 23 - November 29
No one was more thankful last week than hip-hop fans.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
There weren't too many big releases this past week, unless you're an Adele fan, but we've got heat coming in December from guys like Curren$y and G-Eazy, who both shared new singles off their upcoming albums. This week's Top 10 also includes two tracks off the soundtrack to "Creed," which will hit theaters on November 25, and three new tracks from Thugger, who is currently prepping his fourth project of the year, Hi-Tunes, his debut album.
G-Eazy Reveals "When It's Dark Out" Tracklist
G-Eazy is about to have a moment. He drops his sophomore albumWhen It's Dark Out on December 4th, and his world tour with A$AP Ferg and Nef the Pharaoh kicks off at the top of 2016. This afternoon, he came through with the official album tracklist, and it looks very promising indeed.
Ticket Giveaway: Tory Lanez "Swave Nation" Tour With Boogie
As we reported on recently, Tory Lanez is commencing a headlining tour, repping his Swave Nation. He's bringing along another HNHH homie, Boogie, to join him on a bunch of the tour dates. The tour runs through both the U.S. and Canada, and we're excited to be giving away a pair of tickets for a selection of the tour stops. You'll have a chance to win a pair of tickets for the cities/dates below. To see the full set of tour dates, you can peep the flyer above. 11/9 - Vancouver, BC - Alexander Gastown ** 11/10 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile **
G-Eazy Taps Kehlani, Too Short, Tory Lanez & More For "When It's Dark Out"
G-Eazy has been taking his time with the announcements for his sophomore effort, which he recently revealed is titled When It's Dark Out. The rapper also unveiled a release date of December 4th, and the lead single "Me, Myself & I," featuring singer Bebe Rexha.
PReign Calls Out Tory Lanez Over "The 6"
Uh-oh, drama's brewing up north. PReign just called out Tory Lanez on Instagram before quickly deleting his post. There's a screenshot in the above gallery, and as you can see, Reign wrote, "Hey!! Kid with all the beads on. Behave yourself before I really have to remind people your from Brampton. N*ggaz let this rap shit gas them," next to a picture of Lanez wearing a few bead necklaces.
Tory Lanez Announces SwaveNation Tour With Boogie
Wowww. Tory Lanez has just announced his upcoming "SwaveNation Tour," and he couldn't have picked a better opener. Two HNHH favorites, Fargo and Boogie the Beast, are about to embark on a tour across the U.S. and Canada. You don't wanna miss this. Tory starts the tour on October 18 in L.A. and then plays 6 more solo shows and 1 with Mac Miller and Action Bronson (on Halloween) before he's joined by Boogie on November 10 in Vancouver, BC.
Mac Miller Announces The "GO:OD AM" Tour
On September 18th, Mac Miller will release his new album GO:OD AM, and to promote it, he'll be hitting the road for a nationwide tour this Fall. He'll be accompanied by Tory Lanez, Domo Genesis, Goldlink, Michael Christmas, EarthGang and Alexander Spit, and you can check out the dates below or in the flier in the gallery above. Ticket info is available on Mac's website.
Young Thug Is Heading Out On His First Headlining Tour
Young Thug performed on Travis Scott's Rodeo tour a few months back, but he's finally getting the headlining tour he deserves this fall. In support of his upcoming "official" debut album, Hy!£UN35, Thugger will be making his way through the U.S. (sadly, no Canadian dates, presumably due to getting stuck at the border on the last run-through) this Fall.Check out the long list of dates below. Tory Lanez will serve as the opener for most shows, so this is one you don't want to miss.