A History Of YMCMB Label Drama

Cash Money is an indisputable empire, and at the helm, sits Birdman--and, behind the scenes, his brother Slim. In its nearly 25 years of existence, Cash Money has become one of the most successful...

  • A History Of YMCMB Label Drama
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    Cash Money is an indisputable empire, and at the helm, sits Birdman--and, behind the scenes, his brother Slim. In its nearly 25 years of existence, Cash Money has become one of the most successful hip-hop labels of all-time, though many of its living legends look back on their Cash Money days with disdain. When Cash Money and Young Money joined forces, the empire looked to be unstoppable. Now, it...
  • Juicy J's 5 Most Ratchet Mixtapes
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    Were it not for Juicy J, "ratchet" would not be nearly as popular a term as it currently is. He certainly wasn't the first to use the word, but over the course of his late-career comeback, has became forever associated with it thanks to frequent usage and that iconic "You say no to ratchet pussy, Juicy J can't" line in "Bandz A Make Her Dance" (also, who could forget the ratchet-as-hell...
  • Remix Fix: Blonde's Remix Of Ne-Yo's "Coming With You"
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    Ne-Yo has been topping charts since the early 2000s when we we're all dancing in school gymnasiums to his first breakout hit "So Sick". His latest album, Non-Fiction featured the track, "Coming With You," a song that has become huge overseas.Blonde is a UK production duo comprised of Adam Englefeld and Jake Manson. The two have been remixing hip hop tracks and turning them house....
  • Rappers To Watch In 2015
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    We know you're probably sick of all the year-end lists from last year, but we're already in the second month of 2015, and we're hypothesizing who will get their big break in the coming months. This time last year, Bobby Shmurda came across a particularly fiery Jahlil Beats production on YouTube. Months later, iLoveMakonnen would see Drake remixing his song on Instagram. Crazy shit...
  • The Yeezus Blessing: A History Of Kanye West's Co-Signs
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    You may not agree with everything Kanye West says--in fact, it would be worrisome if you did--but you can't deny his omnipotence as a tastemaker. If Kanye says it's hot, it's hot. Many of today's household names were once unknowns, and thanks to Yeezy, we can now enjoy their them in their full spotlight. The Grammy's prime nemesis has won more Awards than anyone his age--21 total. He's released...
  • 10 Essential Freddie Gibbs Tracks
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    Hailing from Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs moved to Los Angeles in 2006 after he signed to Interscope Records. Things didn't work out with Interscope and Gibbs inked a deal with Young Jeezy's CTE label. Things didn't work out there either, but with the help of Madlib, Freddie Gibbs was on the tip of everyone's tongue last year, and founded his own imprint, ESGN. The collaborative album between...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 15
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    Kid Ink's sophomore effort hit the Billboard 200 this week, although it didn't perform quite as well as his debut My Own Lane. My Own Lane pushed 50,000 copies out opening week, which was deemed a strong release, especially for an independently-signed rapper's debut. However, Full Speed moved less than 40k opening week. The album itself is exactly what you expect to hear from Ink, with a lot of...
  • 13 Most Explicit Lyrics By The Weeknd
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    The Weeknd rose up as a largely anonymous kid from Toronto who released three epic mixtapes in 2011. March, August and December each held a release date for this dude who was mixing sounds of electronica, hip-hop, dubstep, R&B, downtempo and soul in a way that had never been done before.Well, it worked. In November of 2012 The Weeknd reissued the three mix tapes on the Triology release which...
  • 28 Grams: Instagram Hip-Hop Recap (Feb. 14)
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    Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop artists included, it was only right that HNHH decided to bring a new feature, "28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap". Every Saturday, in this weekly feature HNHH will be presenting you with hip hop's most dope, weird, interesting, shocking and funny photos posted on Instagram from the mainstream to the...
  • Gangster Love Songs For Your Trap Queen
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    Besides V-Day, there is another reason we decided to create this list. Yup, we're talking about that "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap. Translation: this track is a shout-out to your bomb ass female. Straight out of New Jersey, Fetty touches on the three most important things in life: money, your crib, and your girl. In fact, this applies to almost every gangsta rapper out there.  But what...
  • A Breakdown Of Drake's Shout-Outs On "If You're Reading This It's Too Late"
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    Drake broke the Internet two nights ago by unexpectedly releasing his brand new mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late. It looks like Drake did the cover art himself, writing out the mixtape title in all caps above the signature 6-God prayer hands. He also included, in the same all caps chicken scratch, a very extensive list of thank yous to the people who helped him complete the...
  • Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" By The Numbers
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    Now that we've spent the day listening to Drake's new album If You're Reading This It's Too Late and thoroughly dissecting it, we're presenting you with an informative graphic that breaks down the album into simple mathematics. If you've had the chance to stream the project yet, you know that the 6 God doesn't fail to rep the Six heavily through out, as well as few other familiar topics;...
  • Classic Rotation: The Fugees "The Score"
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    The Fugees second album, The Score, has garnered a significant amount of critical acclaim over the years. The LP turns 19 today, February 13th 2015, and we wanted to take a look back at the record’s creation, influence, and above all: music. The Score has been called one of the best hip-hop albums of all-time, right up there with the likes of Illmatic and Ready to Die. The album...
  • Ranking Kanye West's 6 Albums From Worst To Best
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    This was hard. This was really hard. Mostly because we love all of Kanye West's albums. They've each played a unique role in the progression of hip-hop (and music in general), each pushing the boundaries of his sound and offering something new to the table.However it's fun to really dissect a great artist's work, and Kanye's is no different. His music (and his antics) has been the subject of...
  • Jaden & Willow Smith's Top 10 "WTF" Moments
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    When the world was first introduced to Jaden and Willow Smith, the children of celebrity power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, they seemed pretty normal for famous kids. Jaden got his acting start with supporting roles in "Pursuit Of Happyness" and "The Day The Earth Stood Still", before going on to star in the "Karate Kid" remake, which also featured him rapping on a very normal pop...
  • #TBT: MF DOOM
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    MF DOOM is one of the most interesting figures in rap music. The metal-masked villain has remained prominent in the underground rap world for over 20 years now, and his unique brand of flavor is enjoyed by critics, MCs and fans alike. He is one of the greatest producer/MCs in the game, producing his own albums in entirety long before anyone knew who Mr. West was. He's collaborated with Danger...
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