Who Had The Better Verse: Jay Z Vs. Kanye West
Who Had The Better Verse: Jay Z Vs. Kanye West Apr 27, 2015 at 03:37pm
Despite the fortuitous shift in the music industry, the status of Jay Z and Kanye West remains unblemished. For over a decade, Hov and Ye anchored the remaining bits of Roc-A-Fella by extinguishing rays of doubts with timeless material. Since Reasonable Doubt, nobody questioned Jay’s lyrical prowess. He embodies consistency and longevity. With a run similar to Jordan's, it’s easy to see why he’s pegged as an all-time great.
Ranking Wale's 4 Albums From Worst To Best
Ranking Wale's 4 Albums From Worst To Best Apr 15, 2015 at 01:26pm
For years, we have tried to decode the enigma that is Wale. Rather than being lauded for his gift of gab, he's been overshadowed by his shill cries for acceptance. You see, Wale always had the skills to be a special artist in hip-hop. Nobody questioned his motor in the booth. Nobody questioned his scintillating wordplay. We just wanted him to make the best music that we thought he was capable of making.  After being slapped with criticism by the hands of social media, he finally learned how to hit the mute button and focus on building himself up as an artist.
Jerry Seinfeld Opens Up About Friendship With Wale
Jerry Seinfeld Opens Up About Friendship With Wale Apr 11, 2015 at 09:24pm
Wale's friendship with Jerry Seinfeld was well-documented in the buildup to The Album About Nothing, which just supplanted To Pimp A Butterfly as the top album on the Billboard 200.
Charts Don't Lie: April 11
Charts Don't Lie: April 11 Apr 11, 2015 at 05:02pm
This week is an exciting not only due to a lot of movement in the chart, but the fact that four rap albums take up the top spots on the Billboard 200. Yes, one happens to be a soundtrack, but seeing that the tracklist is made up almost entirely of hip-hop and RnB, it's hard to see it any other way. This also happens to be the first week since it's release that Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly hasn't occupied the number one spot, being ousted by Wale's The Album About Nothing.
"The Mixtape About Nothing" Vs. "More About Nothing" Vs. "The Album About Nothing"
"The Mixtape About Nothing" Vs. "More About Nothing" Vs. "The Album About Nothing" Apr 9, 2015 at 10:29am
Wale's Projects About Nothing demonstrated his love for Seinfeld mixed in with a healthy dose of alternative hip hop. The Mixtape About Nothing kicked off the love affair with 19 tracks, mostly containing Best Kept Secret production, but the tape also had some music from The Roots, J Dilla, Lil Wayne, and The Budos Band for healthy measure.
Review: Wale's "Album About Nothing"
Review: Wale's "Album About Nothing" Apr 7, 2015 at 03:54pm
Seven years after Wale released his blazing Mixtape About Nothing, he’s released The Album About Nothing. His alternative hip hop style has come a long way in the time since; he’s inked a deal with Rick Ross, had a #2 album with Ambition, and a #1 album with The Gifted.
Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5
Top Tracks: March 30 - April 5 Apr 6, 2015 at 05:50pm
Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what readers were listening to. 10) T-Pain ft. Yo Gotti and Snootie Wild - Represent
Who Had The Better Verse: J. Cole Vs. Wale
Who Had The Better Verse: J. Cole Vs. Wale Apr 6, 2015 at 11:16am
Rap is the most competitive genre in music. For decades, artists reveled in competition because they wanted to prove that they were elite. Whenever a rapper elected to feature his or her peer on a track, both sides were trying to out-duel the other, simply for competitive reasons. Artists knew that for years to come, fans would debate about who outperformed who. That’s why when Kendrick Lamar delivered his “Control” verse, fans applauded his voracious stab at the industry. That’s why we love rap.
A History Of Wale's Seinfeld Samples
A History Of Wale's Seinfeld Samples Apr 4, 2015 at 09:49am
A few days ago Wale put out a brand new album called The Album About Nothing. If you're not a fan of "Seinfeld," it may sound like Mr. Folarin is trying too hard to make some sort of weird artistic statement. But if you're a fan of the 90s comedy show, or a longtime fan of Wale's music, you know that this isn't the first record to be centered around the sitcom.
Wale & Ludacris’ First Week Sales Projections
Wale & Ludacris’ First Week Sales Projections Apr 2, 2015 at 08:58pm
Earlier this week, we saw the release of two highly anticipated albums, Ludacris’ Ludaversal & Wale’s The Album About Nothing. While it feels like Ludacris has been much more active in the promo game this week, that may not directly correlate to albums sales however. So who will sell more in the opening week?
Rick Ross & DJ Khaled Talk New Meek Mill Album, Announce "Self Made, Vol. 4"
Rick Ross & DJ Khaled Talk New Meek Mill Album, Announce "Self Made, Vol. 4" Apr 1, 2015 at 01:25pm
For most of 2015, MMG has been focused on promoting Wale's latest The Album About Nothing, which dropped yesterday (March 31). We'll be hearing plenty more on TAAN in the coming weeks, though, in an interview with REVOLT, Rick Ross assures us there are plenty more MMG projects coming our way this year.
Stream Wale's New Album "The Album About Nothing"
Stream Wale's New Album "The Album About Nothing" Mar 31, 2015 at 04:59am
After months of heavy promotion, Wale’s new project, The Album About Nothing, has finally arrived. Laced with 14 songs, the Seinfeld-theme project features guest appearances from Usher, Jeremih, J.Cole, and SZA. Led by the hit single “The Body”, the follow up to 2013’s The Gifted can now be streamed in its entirety thanks to Spotify.
Top Tracks Of The Week: March 25 - March 30
Top Tracks Of The Week: March 25 - March 30 Mar 30, 2015 at 12:41pm
Our Top 100 updates every week with the newest and most-listened to tracks on HotNewHipHop. As of the charts closing this week, here's what perked up enough ears to land in the Top 10. 10) Kirko Bangz ft. Ty Dolla Sign - In Her Lane
Top Tracks of The Week: March 17 - March 24
Top Tracks of The Week: March 17 - March 24 Mar 25, 2015 at 09:24am
Here it is, the once-a-week look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about. Keep in mind that these tracks are culled from the very top of our Top 100 and, by their very nature, lean toward more popular artists. This week's selection finds recent cuts from Wale, Ludacris, Kirko Bangz, T-Pain and more. Be sure to tell us how you feel and post your own top tracks in the comments.