Did Drake Take Shots At Tory Lanez On His "Summer Sixteen" Tour?
There looks to be a new chapter in the on-going feud between Toronto artists Drake & Tory Lanez. On Wednesday night, Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” Tour rolled into Austin, Texas, where the 6 God wasted little time in sending some subtle shots jabs at what people are believing is aimed at Tory Lanez.
Tory Lanez Announces "I Told You" Release Date & Tour In Support Of Album
For last week's installment of Fargo Fridays, Tory Lanez shared a Jahlil Beats-produced anthem titled "August 19th." As it turns out, that date is when he plans to release his debut album, I Told You. He finally shared the release date today, and he also shared more exciting news by announcing an imminent tour in support of the album. The "I Told You" tour begins on July 22 and goes through December 7.
Top Tracks: July 11 - July 17
I'm not going to take the time to crunch all of the numbers for the 28 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, but in terms of artists who show up most often in our weekly top ten tracks list, it's not even close. Drake is the clear victor, seeming to find a way on here every week. Second place is a little more murky.
Top Tracks: July 4 - July 10
Even on the very rare occasion that Drake doesn't show up in our top ten tracks of the week, his presence is still felt. In this case, he's directly responsible for three separate tracks in the top ten, whether that entails remixes or disses aimed at him.
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.
Tory Lanez On Drake: "We Can't Share First Place"
Tory Lanez almost had no voice left, but still managed to sit down with Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning for an interview. The rapper has evidently been going hard on his "Level Up" tour with ASAP Ferg, a pre-cursor of sorts to his debut album I Told You.
Top Tracks: June 13 - June 19
For ten out of the 24 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, Drake has held the top spot in our Top 100 tracks list. Similar to the streak VIEWS is currently enjoying at the top of the Billboard charts, Drizzy's dominance in our metric of streaming-and-viewing success is pretty astounding, especially considering the mixed reaction his new album received.
Boi-1da Calls Out Tory Lanez' "Luv" For Being A "Terrible" Dancehall Imitation
For months now, tension has been brewing between Tory Lanez and the undisputed top boy in Toronto, who goes by the name of Drake. There are notable similarities in the styles of the two artists, namely that they both skillfully blend elements of hip-hop, R&B, and other genres as well. Tory believes he's the face of The New Toronto, which was the title of his December mixtape.
Top Tracks: June 6 - June 12
Let's face it, as far as high-profile tracks go, there's no way this week (or any week really) could have lived up to the seven days that preceded it. Drake, Kanye, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Pusha T all joined forces with some combination of one another to make for the craziest batch of tracks we've seen in such a short span this year.
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.
5 Things We Want From Tory Lanez's "I Told You"
At Midnight, we debuted the second official single from Tory Lanez's long-awaited and highly anticipated debut album.
Tory Lanez Reveals Debut Album Title
Tory Lanez has been having quite the run for himself over the past year or so, signing a new deal with Interscope Records, going on multiple nationwide tours, and releasing two smash singles in the process including “Say It” & “LA Confidential.” Oh, let’s not forget he dropped TWO mixtapes on Christmas & has been on the mind (& mouth) of the biggest rapper in the game, Drake, as well.
Casey Veggies Enlists Chris Brown, Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign & More On "Customized Greatly Vol. 4"
Casey Veggies surprised fans last week when he announced the return of his career-starting Customized Greatly mixtape series, with a fourth instalment scheduled to arrive tomorrow. It's been four years since we received
Top Tracks: May 9 - May 15
In contrast with the first few months of 2015, when it seemed like our Top Tracks lists were just the same Kanye and Drake tracks rising and falling with each ensuing week, the past few editions have been utter chaos, with the #1 spot changing every week. Staying power is proving difficult to achieve in an increasingly crowded summer playing field-- Beyoncé and Birdman's chart-toppers from two and one week ago, respectively, are nowhere to be found this week, although a few of the lower-ranking tracks stuck it out.
Top Tracks: May 2 - May 8
With VIEWS out in the world and disappointing the majority of those who heard it, there's now a new music void that many rushed to fill this past week as summer rapidly approaches. Desiigner's "Panda" and Drizzy's "One Dance" are still frontrunners for the "song of the summer" title, but there's plenty of time for new entries to rise and compete with them.
Kendrick Lamar To Headline Austin City Limits 2016 Festival
Austin City Limits music festival has announced it's 2016 lineup. Kendrick Lamar has been bestowed one of the coveted headline slots, along with Radiohead, Mumford & Sons. and LCD Soundsystem. Other hip hop/R&B acts of note: Schoolboy Q, LL Cool J, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Tory Lanez, Flying Lotus, Gallant, Raury, and Domo Genesis. Also of potential interest to hip hop fans: Major Lazer, Die Antwoord, Corrine Bailey Rae, AlunaGeorge, and Willie Nelson!!!!
Who's Going On Tour? Spring/Summer Tour Round-Up
A lot of big artists are going on tour this spring and summer. You have mega-stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake. You have rising stars Anderson .Paak and Bas. You have established vets like Snoop Dogg, Maxwell, and Cam'Ron. And everybody in between. It looks like some legendary tours are going down towards the end of the calendar year. Gucci Mane & Friends tour is scheduled to go down when La Flare gets released from prison in September and Kanye West is also shooting to kick off his The Life of Pablo tour in September as well.
Top Tracks: April 11 - April 17
Is it just me, or have the past few weeks felt like the calm before the storm? After all of the TLOP hubbub died down (this is the first week in a long time that we haven't had a Kanye solo joint in our top ten list), we've had quite a lack of releases from rap's upper echelon. Teasers, singles, and release date announcements seem to keep flooding in, but this Friday, when A$AP Ferg releases Always Strive And Prosper, things will really get cooking.
Tory Lanez Declines XXL Freshman Cover Spot
There is much buzz about the rap world regarding the 10 rappers who will appear on this year's XXL Freshman cover. The HNHH staff recently shared its opinions on those most deserving of the honor and put forth a list that includes talents like G Herbo, Jazz Cartier, and Tory Lanez, the latter whom it seems has been a contender for a few years now.
HNHH's Picks For The 2016 XXL Freshman List
We, the editors of HNHH, put our heads together this afternoon and picked the 10 artists we deemed most deserving of the 2016 XXL Freshman cover. Tough choices were made. Digital fists of fury were thrown on the HNHH editor email thread. But we feel good about our list. Our list is rock fucking solid. NOTE: according to the official bylaws of XXL, any artist who has released an album on a major label is ineligible for the Freshman cover. Hence, we did not include Bryson Tiller on our list.