SoundCloud Staff Picks Playlist (December 9)
SoundCloud Staff Picks Playlist (December 9) Dec 9, 2016 at 06:44pm
New albums from J. Cole, Ab-Soul, and Post Malone. What a New Music Friday. And that's not to mention new Tech N9ne, The Dream, Hodgy, and the comeback EP from Atlanta falsetto don Lloyd, who might have another hit on his hands with Weezy, arriving over a decade after "You." The new one made it onto this week's Staff Picks, which also boasts an additional Wayne feature, coming on a surprise Boi-1da-produced drop from YG. Elsewhere, we've got a strangely perfect collab from Lil Boat and Big Ferg, as well as new Jazz Cartier and yet another show-stealing guest verse from 21 Savage.
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2016
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2016 Dec 9, 2016 at 12:08pm
Hip-hop is bigger in 2016 than ever before. Rappers are the new rockstars. The young Mississippi brothers known as Rae Sremmurd joined forces with the fresh-outta-the-feds Atlanta Trap God and super producer Mike Will Made-It and coined themselves the “Black Beatles.” Their single has been No. 1 in the country for four weeks and it even received homage from one of two living Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney, who surely found the song’s mix of creative boldness and divine pop sensibility to be rather familiar.
Top Tracks: November 28 - December 4
Top Tracks: November 28 - December 4 Dec 5, 2016 at 01:17pm
Easily the biggest story of this past week was the announcement of J. Cole's new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, the release of a "making of" documentary, and the ensuing drama. The doc contained videos for two new tracks, "False Prophets" and "Everybody Dies," which have been construed to contain disses of Kanye West and Lil Yachty, respectively. A J.
YG's "Red Friday" (Review)
YG's "Red Friday" (Review) Nov 30, 2016 at 06:29pm
With the release of this summer's Still Brazy, YG proved once and for all that he's more than just a very talented gangster rapper-- he's also one of the best album curators in hip hop. Those who thought the conceptual heft of My Krazy Life was just a fluke were silenced by a second consecutive album that mastered pacing, beat selection, and narrative skill.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of November 2016
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of November 2016 Nov 30, 2016 at 10:13am
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.
Top Tracks: November 21 - November 27
Top Tracks: November 21 - November 27 Nov 28, 2016 at 04:07pm
Since debuting last year, Drake's OVO Sound Radio installation on Apple's Beats 1 has proven a huge force in debuting music by already-established stars as well as breaking new talent like Kodak Black, dvsn, and WizKid. Obviously, it's an engine that's benefitted its creator the most, creating huge events out of the debuts of What A Time To Be Alive, "Summer Sixteen," and VIEWS, but the 6 God has spread the love too.
YG Tweets "Fuck Def Jam"
YG Tweets "Fuck Def Jam" Nov 24, 2016 at 04:36pm
Seemingly out of the blue, YG puts his label Def Jam on blast. From the looks of it, YG isn't happy with the way they've handled his releases, most notably his mixtape Red Friday, which leaked today. Here's what YG's first tweet said: "WTF? Red Friday Leaked? On Piru I hate DEF JAM. Always fukkin my shitt up." WTF? Red Friday Leaked?On Piru I hate DEF JAM. Always fukkin my shitt up
YG's "Red Friday" Tracklist Is Here
YG's "Red Friday" Tracklist Is Here Nov 22, 2016 at 05:12pm
On this coming Friday, November 25th, a day usually referred to as Black Friday, YG will be releasing a new mixtape co-opting the day as Red Friday. The project will be released digitally, however super-fans can also purchase a copy for $100, following Nipsey Hussle's Proud to Pay business model.
YG To Charge $100 For Physical Copies Of "Red Friday" Mixtape
YG To Charge $100 For Physical Copies Of "Red Friday" Mixtape Nov 22, 2016 at 01:20pm
YG will be sharing Red Friday, his second project of 2016, this week, and while it's expected to be available largely for free digitally, physical copies will come at a familiar price. Following the wisdom of his close friend and collaborator, Nipsey Hussle, YG has announced plans to sell hard copies of the mixtape at $100 a piece. Those in the Oakland area this Friday will be able to buy a copy and have it personally signed by the rapper. YG shared the details of the release in an Instagram post. 
YG Shares Cover To "Red Friday" Mixtape, Dropping This Friday
YG Shares Cover To "Red Friday" Mixtape, Dropping This Friday Nov 21, 2016 at 04:16pm
This Friday, many will be hitting the malls to take advantage of the price gouges offered annually on the day after Thanksgiving, better known as Black Friday. For those not wanting to take part in Black Friday, which generally reduces the American populace to its basest impulses, YG is offering another holiday: Red Friday. The Piru-approved celebration will bring with it another mixtape from the ruler of the 400 Block. Red Friday will be the follow-up to YG's sophomore album, this summer's excellent Still Brazy.
YG Is Handing Out Free "Fuck Donald Trump" Bagels Today In Compton
YG Is Handing Out Free "Fuck Donald Trump" Bagels Today In Compton Nov 8, 2016 at 10:28am
Noted Donald Trump hater YG has teamed up with his non-profit organization 4 Hundred Waze and Los Angeles-based food truck Yeastie Boys for a special election day event. They have conceived a bagel called the "Fuck Donald Trump." It is hand-rolled and dyed red. YG and his team are handing out hundreds of these bad boys this morning in Compton to encourage citizens to rock the vote.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of October 2016
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of October 2016 Nov 3, 2016 at 12:23pm
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.
YG Announces "Red Friday" Mixtape Dropping Later This Month
YG Announces "Red Friday" Mixtape Dropping Later This Month Nov 1, 2016 at 05:44pm
When it comes to Twitter, YG is a man of few words. But he makes his words count. Tuesday evening he announced that he will release a mixtape called Red Friday on Friday, November 25th. "Black Friday ain't black this year. I'm painted that bitch RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" he wrote. "RED FRIDAY MIXTAPE 11/25."
YG Announces New Mixtape "Koming Soon"
YG Announces New Mixtape "Koming Soon" Oct 25, 2016 at 03:34pm
Three months after the release of YG's debut album My Krazy Life in 2014, the Compton rapper sent out the following PSA via Twitter: "#BREAKINGNEWS: NO MORE MUTHA FUCKIN MIXTAPES." Tuesday afternoon, YG announced that this is no longer the case and he will release a mixtape sometime in the near future. "Fuck it," he wrote. "Mixtape koming soon."
Who Are Your Favorite Rappers Voting For?
Who Are Your Favorite Rappers Voting For? Oct 19, 2016 at 12:58pm
Tonight marks the third and final presidential debate before the election on November 8th. Ever since the first one, which took place on September 26th, Donald Trump has taken a huge nose-dive in the polls, but as we've seen in races past, anything can happen in the final weeks.
Asian-Americans Protest YG's Tour Over "Meet The Flockers"
Asian-Americans Protest YG's Tour Over "Meet The Flockers" Oct 18, 2016 at 09:59am
On his 2014 song "Meet the Flockers," YG presents a step-by-step guide on how to execute a home invasion. The first step: 'You find a house and scope it out/Find a Chinese neighborhood, cause they don’t believe in bank accounts.” The two-and-a-half year old lyric is now sparking outrage in the Asian-American community and has inspired hundreds who believe the song glamorizes robbery of Asians to stage protests at multiple stops of YG's current tour.