Ty Dolla $ign's "Campaign" (Review)
For as many amazing concept and/or narrative-driven albums hip hop has produced, there are just as many that boldly proclaim ambitious themes but find it hard to stay on-topic.
5 Political Messages From Ty Dolla $ign's "Campaign"
Ty Dolla $ign has never been an overtly political artist. When it comes down to it, the majority of his songs still revolve around his rock star lifestyle, which hasn't changed on his new project, Campaign.
Ty Dolla Sign Shares His Thoughts On The Game & Meek Mill Beef
The beef between Meek Mill & The Game doesn’t look to be ending anytime soon, and now we’re starting to hear from those closest to the artists. On Monday, XXL posted an interview that they conducted with the Ty Dolla Sign recently, and during it he shares his thoughts on the on-going beef.
Stream Scotty ATL's "Daily Bread" Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & More
His hometown is part of his moniker, and Scotty ATL has managed to stand out among Atlanta's sea of melodically-inclined rappers, consistently delivering quality material. Scotty's talent is striking all over his new project, Daily Bread. His greatest strength is his vivid storytelling, reflecting on struggles and tragedies he's experienced during his come-up and even just recently. But the unmistakable takeaway from the project is a feeling of inspiration.
Stream Ty Dolla Sign’s “Campaign”
After months of promotion, Ty Dolla Sign’s Campaign album has finally been made available for purchase on iTunes today.
DJ Mustard Shares "Cold Summer" Tracklist, With YG, Young Thug, Meek Mill & More
Summer technically ends this month, but not for DJ Mustard. Some time during the month of September, Mustard will release a new project entitled Cold Summer. He announced the project and shared the cover art a week ago, and today, the chart-flooding producer has shared the Cold Summer tracklist.
Drake's "One Dance" Was Spotify's Most Streamed Song Of The Summer
"What's the song of the summer?" Every year this question is fiercely debated with no clear outcome... unless it's determined by a computer algorithm. According to Spotify, this year the answer is Drake's "One Dance."
Top Tracks: August 29 - September 4
The week before Labor Day brought us some nice late summer treats in the form of Travis Scott's Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, Isaiah Rashad's The Sun's Tirade, and Fabolous' Summertime Shootout 2. Of those, Scott's album was definitely the most feverishly anticipated, thanks to some delays as well as his substantial fanbase, and that popularity shows in this week's edition of Top Tracks. Scott leads the pack with three appearances, but oddly enough, none as a lead artist.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 3)
The end of this past work week unfortunately brought us into September, but with it came a couple of hotly anticipated releases we can't complain about, even if the months are getting colder. The two big releases of this past week belonged to Isaiah Rashad, with The Sun's Tirade, and Travis Scott's Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. The two projects differ greatly in sound and style, with Travis being a more experimental rapper and Isaiah keeping that true hip-hop feel alive and well. They both have that Kendrick Lamar feature on deck, though.
Black Eyed Peas Release Epic Star-Studded “Where Is the Love?” Remix
The Black Eyed Peas returned Thursday in glorious fashion with an incredible star-studded remix to their 2003 international hit "Where Is The Love?" It's officially titled "#WHEREISTHELOVE" and features over 50 well-known musicians, actors, and other celebrities, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, A$AP Rocky, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Khaled, J The Game, Jessie J, Snoop Dogg, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Randy Jackson, Tori Kelly, Kendall Jenner, Wilmer Valderrama, Omarion, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, LL Cool J, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jaden Smith.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of August 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.
Watch Every Performance From The 2016 MTV VMAs
The 2016 VMAs are in the books. Rihanna, Beyonce, Future, Nicki Minaj, and a host of others took the stage at Madison Square Garden to rock the crowd with a series of blockbuster performances. Rihanna performed not once, but FOUR times as she accepted this year's prestigious Vanguard award. The other highlight was probably Beyonce's outstanding Lemonade medley.
Ty Dolla Sign Reveals Release Date For “Campaign”
Ty Dolla Sign has left fans anticipating the release of his Campaign album ever since he first announced it back in June, and now we finally have a release date. At midnight, the project was made available for pre-order on iTunes, ultimately revealing the tracklist, which we had previously seen, and its release date.
5 Albums Inspired By Mixtapes
It's safe to say that the line between mixtapes and albums has never been blurrier, and as a result, more and more rappers and singers are releasing retail projects that continue tangents that began with free releases. With both French Monatana's MC4 and Juicy J's Rubba Band Business: The Album on the horizon, we're looking at a few of the tapes that have eventually gone on to inspire albums. Take a look through our gallery to see, and let us know what your favorite album or mixtape from the list is. Has this trend inspired good work from artists?
Kanye West Selects "Fade" As Next "The Life Of Pablo" Single
A recording of Kanye West's phone call with British DJ/radio personality Annie Mac just aired on BBC Radio 1. Before the live airing, the network had released a few of Kanye's choice quotes from the conversation, including those on his planned 2020 presidential run, wanting to design for IKEA, and the 2015 Glastonbury performance that left him in a "depressed state." In light of the revelatory interview, it was thought that Annie Mac's "Hottest Record" of the day might be a new premiere from Kanye West.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of July 2016
HNHH recently 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.
Ty Dolla $ign Shares "Campaign" Tracklist
Ty Dolla $ign is just about finished with his latest project, Campaign, which will be the follow-up to his masterful debut, last year's Free TC. He recently went on Snapchat to post a screenshot of Campaign sitting on his iTunes, showing each of the titles of the project's 15 tracks. In the same post, he revealed that the album had just been sent off to be mastered.
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.
Ty Dolla $ign Debuts "No Justice" Featuring Big TC
Ty Dolla $ign is gearing up to release his next mixtape Campaign. We’ve already heard the title track “Campaign” featuring Future, a prototypical turn up jam. We now have the second premiere from the tape, in the form of three Instagram videos that run consecutively into one another. “No Justice” features Ty Dolla $ign’s big brother Big TC, and is far more sobering than the first single.
Ty Dolla $ign's "Campaign" To Feature Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Migos, Wiz Khalifa & More
Since releasing his excellent debut album, Free TC, in November of last year, Ty Dolla $ign has appeared on a number of features but hasn't yet given fans a project in 2016. Last month, however, Ty announced two upcoming mixtapes: Beach House 3 and Campaign. Earlier today, he premiered the title track of the latter project. "Campaign" is a heavy club anthem featuring Future that finds each of the melodic hitmen at his most ratchet.