Underrated Audio: February  1- February 7

Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as...

  • Underrated Audio: February  1- February 7
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    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.  This week we seem to accidentally have a MidWest theme going on, with tracks from various Detroit and Chicago...
  • Baby Face Killa: Rappers When They Were Young
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    Everyone was baby-faced at some point in their life. Rappers are no different. We decided to do some digging and found twenty-seven photos of various different rappers as the young'ns they once were. Albeit, some of these rappers are still young, but they're not THIS young anymore. Given it's the weekend, we know you're probably looking for some ways to procrastinate on your schoolwork/life, so...
  • 2 Chainz x Adidas Top Ten Hi
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    The 2 Chainz x Adidas Top Ten Hi "2 Good To Be T.R.U" will release on February 15th. The Adidas Top Ten collab features a fully black upper with gold accents and snake skin texture on the toe box. The "2 Good To Be T.R.U" kicks are releasing during the NBA's All-Star Weekend and will go for $140.  
  • Dom Kennedy And Skeme Discuss Their Roots On The Damon Campbell Show
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    HNHH presents "The Damon Campbell Show," in which our interviewer, Damon Campbell, conduct in-depth interviews with Hip-Hop artists. For the first segment, we have Skeme and Dom Kennedy in the seats to talk about their background and their current musical projects, while Dom kicks off his first show for the "Get Home Safely" tour in Detroit. Starting off the interview, Damon asks Dom about...
  • Everything We Know About ScHoolboy Q's Debut Album "Oxymoron" So Far
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    So here's the run down. First there was news of a ScHoolboy Q album in 2013, and we thought it would arrive that same year. When that didn't happen, a lot of people started getting anxious. Q soon eased our minds when he released a video with his daughter Joy, where she kept on trying to get his attention while he was on the phone, and when she finally got his attention, she revealed February...
  • Hip-Hopera
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    On paper, hip-hop and opera seem like completely different styles of music, but many producers have shown us otherwise. Using dramatic, often high-pitched vocal samples, they add a theatrical element to rap tracks. The vocals can come from samples of actual operas or, more commonly, presets on synths or keyboards, and they've been used by everyone from Three 6 Mafia to RiFF RAFF to Tech...
  • Air Jordan 1 Retro 94 Releasing
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    The Air Jordan 1 ’94 “Powder Blue” is scheduled to release February 8th, for $130. The Air Jordan 1 x Air Jordan 10 mashup features the popular "Powder Blue" color scheme alongside a white tumbled leather. Black handles the midsole, tongue and jumpman, and mixes with the powder blue for the iconic checkered inner lining.  
  • Gameday Recap - LeBron Rocks Fairfax PE
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    LeBron James had the sneaker community buzzing last night when he laced up a beaming pair of Fairfax LeBron 11s in LA. His sneaker stylings were fitting considering the Heat were in LA, which is where the famous HS basketball program is located. Most notably, LeBron kept the 11s on for the entire game.  Multiple players continued to support the Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Inspiration," including...
  • Samples Of The Week: February 6
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    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh...
  • The TDE Timeline: A Magnified Look At Top Dawg's Rise To The Top
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    For Top Dawg Entertainment, it's been all grind. A decade ago, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith began building the groundwork for the independent label. The first artist signed by Tiffith was Watts, Los Angeles rapper Jay Rock. The next was K-Dot, a king now known as Kendrick Lamar. From there TDE's success gradually snowballed, effectively becoming the West Coast powerhouse they are today.  Thus...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Jan. 27- Feb. 2
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    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • Trophies: Counting Down Drake's Number One Hits
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    Since August 18 2012, Drake surpassed the legendary Jay Z in terms of number one records on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Jay Z held the title with nine number ones at the time, but Drizzy pulled in his tenth number one with being featured on 2 Chainz's "No Lie". He acknowledged his victory on the track "5AM In Toronto" saying: "You underestimated greatly / Most number ones ever,...
  • What The Kendrick/Macklemore Debate Means For Hip-Hop
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    There are many out there who are still upset and lay dormant, content to grumble mildly because, after all, it has been a week. A week and two days, to be precise, since Macklemore took home Best Rap Album and Best New Artist at the Grammys, signaling a parade of heated discourse, Instagrams, tweets, Instagrams of tweets, and a general consensus from the “real hip-hop” community that...
  • Best Rapper Ad-Libs Currently In The Game
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    When used properly, ad-libs can really accelerate the popularity of an artist. Just ask Big Sean or 2 Chainz. These between-the-lines phrases are designed to hype up listeners, adding extra energy to their verses. Ad-libs tend to be funny, serious, or flat-out ridiculous. Recently, acts like Migos have taken ad-libs to the next level. While some rapper ad-libs can be annoying, there are those...
  • Rappers React To The Seahawks Winning The Super Bowl
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    Everyone was tuned in last night to the Super Bowl XLVIII, as the Seattle Seahawks seemed to easily beat the Denver Broncos, making many fans either extremely frustrated or extremely happy, depending on which side you were on. Although the Broncos managed to score some points in the latter half of the game, it was by no means enough to catch up to the Seahawks, who by that time were far...
  • Crew Love: A$AP Mob
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    As yesterday's flash mob in NYC proved, the A$AP name can still send fans into frenzied riots. A$AP Rocky was the first member of the crew to blow up, doing so with his 2011 mixtape Live.Love.A$AP, but the world was eventually introduced to the colorful cast of characters who make up his Harlem-based A$AP Mob crew. With fashion endeavors, guest spots, production credits, and eventually...
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