Review: Childish Gambino's "STN MTN / Kauai EP"

The evolutions of Donald Glover and Childish Gambino appeared mutually exclusive until recently, with the masses not completely sold on either. Glover was either "that guy from that show,” or...

  • Review: Childish Gambino's "STN MTN / Kauai EP"
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    The evolutions of Donald Glover and Childish Gambino appeared mutually exclusive until recently, with the masses not completely sold on either. Glover was either "that guy from that show,” or “Troy!!!!” The Gambino character was viewed as a playful, non-threatening side project, by fans of Glover’s work, and other rappers. With each tape and album, moving from almost...
  • Legends & Youngins: 10 Collaborations We'd Love To Hear
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    Remember the feeling you got when you heard Kendrick Lamar connect with MC Eiht on "m.A.A.d city" off his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city? Or what about when Stalley collaborated with Scarface on "Swangin'"? Hip-Hop aficionados know all too well the impact of matching legends with new and up-coming artists. The idea of paying homage to the greats that came before while still creating...
  • On The Come Up: Joey Fatts
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    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of...
  • Top 10 Chicago Drill Songs
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    King Louie speaks the truth: “They say you can make it anywhere, if you make it in Chicago.” The city notoriously known as Chiraq has been long overshadowed by gang violence, and those fortunate enough to make it out the trap are considered heroes. You know the statistics; Chicago has more murders than the war in Iraq. To cope with the violence, the city’s youth created...
  • Remix Fix: Chi Duly Remixes ILoveMakonnen "Tuesday" With Drake
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    This week's search for a remix had us stumbling upon this Chi Duly version of everyone's latest jam stuck on repeat, "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday," by ILoveMakonnen (most likely the Drake-remixed version). Chi Duly is a producer and DJ based in New York, NY. His remixes and originals are fresh, and the way he uses catchy melodic phrases is reminiscent a little of DJ...
  • Review: Bishop Nehru & MF DOOM's "NehruvianDOOM"
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    In superhero literature, it's not uncommon for an aging master like Bruce Wayne to find himself a protégé. Often arriving at our hero's lowest point -- after the death in the family or, perhaps, a critical injury -- this stranger inspires the hero to get back to doing what he does best: fighting crime and selling a ton of movie theater tickets. No matter how much he...
  • Review: Tinashe's "Aquarius"
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    It's funny how music comes full circle. Tinashe was just eight years old when Aaliyah Haughton tragically died in a plane crash, causing the music world to mourn and R&B to be reconstructed in her wake.  Since then, though, R&B has gone through a lot. There has been your Jagged Edge's and your Ne-Yo's, fusing pop hooks with soulful voices and sexual flare. However, I believe the...
  • Top 10: Hood Grammys Drake Forgot
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    As you probably heard last night, Drake started yet another trend with his #HoodGrammys on Instagram. That's all well and good, but he only announced 5 awards, and to be honest there was a slight OVO-family bias with some of them (PARTYNEXTDOOR with mixtape of the year? Bruh.) So we've decided to use this week's Top 10 instalment fill in all the missing categories. We'll rank them in order of...
  • 8 Female Artists Rappers Love
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    Name your favorite rapper. Eminem, Jay Z or Kendrick Lamar come to mind? What about Lorde?  Rapper Ro Ransom recently made headlines by calling Lorde his favorite rapper. In a recent article he laid out his argument for why the Grammy-winning teen from New Zealand is his favorite. She’s outspoken, stands for something and even engages in beef with other artists, he...
  • Exclusive Stream Of A3C Volume 4 Compilation With The Underachievers, Mick Jenkins & More
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    The annual Atlanta festival A3C is going all out this year, for their 10-year anniversary. They've expanded the festival to span five days, with a diverse assortment of hip-hop artists set to perform. From the mainstream to the underground to buzzing up & comers, A3C has a little bit for everyone. The same can be said of their new A3C Volume 4 compilation album, which we are happy to premiere...
  • Ticket Giveaway: Smokers Club Tour
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    The Smokers Club Tour has become an annual event, each year featuring a variety of smoke-worthy rappers. This year the headliners tapped are none other than "How High" duo, Method Man and Redman. Alongside the two veteran MCs, we'll see Mick Jenkins, B-Real of Cypress Hill and Taylor Gang's weed authority Berner. With the tour set to kick off on October 14th, we're prepared to give away one pair...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: October 5
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    This week we only have one new entry so to speak of, and it's r'n'b/pop singer Jennifer Hudson with her newly-released JHUD. The album didn't do very much damage on the charts, but it still enters within the Billboard's top 10. Chris Brown, though, is still moving more than JHUD with his album X's second week on shelves. The album saw a four-spot this week, bringing total sales closer to the...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Oct.4)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • Underrated Audio: September 27- October 3
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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 was dominated by several big mixtape releases. Namely, we got new projects from Childish Gambino (STN MTN),...
  • Review: SBTRKT "Wonder Where We Land"
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    SBTRKT took the world by storm with his first LP. Released at the base of the alternative R&B explosion, the album perfectly blended dance music and soul, even catching the eye of Drake and inspiring him to drop a verse on "Wildfire," which in turn became more popular than the original (but that's every day for Drake). How will SBTRKT's second album stack up to the first one? Let's...
  • 15 Unexpected Yet Dope Collaborations
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    Some combos are classic like peanut butter and jelly or Oreos and milk or Cory and Shawn, and some take more getting used to, like chocolate and bacon, or french fries with a Frosty, or Jessica and Roger Rabbit. The idea of our favorite artists breaking genre barriers and doing collaborations together can be unexpected, even downright shocking, and like some combinations (mustard and...
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