Behind The Beat: Bobby Brackins
"I definitely contribute to pop culture every year, whether people know it or not."
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
Hey Mama: Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa & Others Reveal Their First Big Purchase For Their Mom
Mother's Day has always been one of our most cherished holidays. How do rappers celebrate their mothers? We asked 13 rappers what they bought their mom after they received their first big check. See how they showed their mommas love below and be sure to let your mom know you love her today. *** Ty Dolla $ign "After receiving my first big check, I bought my mom some diamonds and helped fund some updates for her house. I still contribute each day, just so she knows that my appreciation for her has no end."
Top Tracks: March 21 - 27
The top tracks lists of the last few weeks got a little stale, with some songs (Drake's "Summer Sixteen," Travi$ Scott's "Uber Everywhere" remix, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz's "Gotta Lotta") appearing week after week without much in the way of competition showing up to unseat them. Well, that changes this week, where the top nine tracks on the site are all newcomers.
Staff Picks Playlist (March 25)
After a mini-lull in the hip-hop game, shit really got lit this week, especially last night at midnight, when Young Thug finally released Slime Season 3. Though it's only comprised of eight tracks, it's easily one of the year's hottest front-to-back listens. And three of those tracks have been snagged for this week's Staff Picks playlist. With beats by Allen Ritter ("Drippin"), Mike Will Made-It ("With Them"), and London on da Track ("Digits"), combined with some of the most inspired flows of his career, Thug will be largely responsible for tonight's turn-up.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 19)
Perhaps trying to match Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie from last week, Amber Rose freed the nipple in a censored Instagram post (she shared an uncensored version of the photo on Twitter). Rita Ora also got in on the shirtless action, as she shared some scantily clad photos of herself during her shoot for a lingerie brand.
Ty Dolla $ign Teases New Music On Instagram
Ty Dolla $ign dropped his debut solo album Free TC in November of 2015, and has been collaborating with everyone from Wiz Khalifa to Kanye West since then. However, it sounds like he’s ready to get back to releasing new music despite being in the midst of a tour.
J Cole, Future, Young Thug, & More To Perform At 2016 Wireless Festival
Festival season is approaching. Last night, Wireless Festival became the latest to announce their 2016 lineup... this one may the most hip hop-heavy yet. Here are the hip hop acts that will perform at 2016 Wireless Festival: J. Cole, Future, Bryson Tiller, A$AP Ferg, Young Thug, Jeremih, Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, Miguel, Vic Mensa, Anderson .Paak, Yelawolf, and Skepta's Boy Better Know crew. BANG BANG.
Hopsin Explains Why He Left Funk Volume
In “Ill Mind of Hopsin 8,” the Funk Volume co-founders lays some unkind rhymes towards co-founder Damien Ritter before declaring he’s moved on to his own company Undercover Prodigy.
Stream Ty Dolla $ign's Live Spotify Sessions Featuring Wiz Khalifa
Ty Dolla $ign's debut album, Free TC, was full of extra instrumentation, including strings that were said to be an extremely expensive addition to the production. Now, as he supports Future on the Purple Reign tour, we get to hear some of the live arrangements of his records in a new Spotify Session.A selection of hits that include "Saved," "Horses In The Stable," "Or Nah," and "Paranoid," have varying arrangements, some of which use backing tracks, while others are more stripped down and feature live drums.
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Features Are Incredible
Last night, Kanye West revealed the final The Life of Pablo tracklist. Now, we have the features. They are: Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Travi$ Scott, Rihanna, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Post Malone, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Frank Ocean, Desiigner. Relive the madness that was Yeezy Season 3 here and checkout the tracklist below.
Top Tracks: January 18 - January 24
With new projects from Future and Meek Mill -- and upcoming ones from Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, and last but not least, Kanye West, the energy coming from the hip-hop world is out of control right now. New tracks off both 4/4 and Purple Reign crashed this week's Top 10, along with predictably dominating performances from both of Kanye's SWISH singles.
Stream Nef The Pharaoh's New EP With Cardo: "Neffy Got Wings"
Vallejo rapper Nef the Pharaoh released his debut EP on E-40's Sic Wid It Records in November, and he's already back with another project. This one, Neffy Got Wings, should garner even more attention, as it's produced entirely by Cardo, one of the hottest in the game right now.
Top Tracks: January 11 - January 17
Another week, and the rap game ain't slowing down. TDE proved its youngest member is one of its most prized assets, Tyga finally dropped his mixtape, Mike Will seriously upped the expectations for Ransom 2, and a random Thugger leak managed to crack the Top 5. And that was before the weekend...
Behind The Beat: DJ Spinz
Atlanta has a rich history of rap, but in recent years it's become known for producing a large number of stars and hits through its very supportive, collaborative and creative music scene. While vocalists remain the face of music from the region, its success depends greatly on a network of producers and DJs, many of whom help in the process of finding and developing new talent, and ultimately breaking records and artists.
Top Tracks: January 4 - January 10
2016 is looking like it's gonna be a fast year. Yeezy decided to become the year's frontrunner after jumping over Jumpman on New Year's Eve, and somehow, he outdid himself the next week, dropping a two-in-one package that had one of the craziest debuts in HNHH history -- and continues to do huge numbers.
Shooting At L.A. Club Reportedly Forces Rihanna & Travis Scott To Leave
Last night Rihanna, Travis Scott and Ty Dolla $ign were getting their early Christmas partying on at a nightclub out in L.A., Project Los Angeles. The festivities were cut short after a shooting occurred, forcing RiRi and friends to leave the club early. It's unclear if Rihanna and Travis Scott were in attendance together or separately.
Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign At TDE Holiday Concert
TDE hosted their second annual holiday concert yesterday at Nickerson Gardens, the Watts, CA housing projects where Jay Rock and TDE head honcho Anthony "Top Dog" Tiffith grew up. After giving away innumerable toys, the squad got together for a brief set, performing "Vice City" and their biggest individual hits before bringing out Big Sean for "Alright" & "Blessings" and then Ty Dolla $ign for "Blase." The overcast skies prevented TDE and its fans from enjoying some classic LA sunshine, it was an afternoon for the ages in South Central.
Stream Marc E. Bassy's "East Hollywood" EP
Bay Area singer Marc E. Bassy shared his intoxicating "Dirt On You" single earlier in the week, and now he's come through with his debut EP, East Hollywood, which dropped on December 18th. The project is now available to stream on Spotify, so we thought we'd direct you toward it.
Juicy J Reveals "O's To Oscars" Mixtape Tracklist & Release Date
Juicy J hinted at a joint project with ASAP Rocky earlier today, but that's far from the only material he's been working on. This afternoon, Juicy shared news of a brand new project called O's To Oscars, and he's dropping it December 14th.