• Radio Killa: The-Dream's R&B Diva Writing Credits
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    Terius Youngdell Nash is very well-known in the R&B world as a producer/singer/writer. He's worked with just about everyone in the business, including artists such as Jay-Z, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, J.Holiday, Yung Joc & Diddy. We wanted to showcase his versatility as a songwriter because he's written songs for many pop stars, some you may have guessed (Justin Bieber's...
  • Classic Rotation: Kanye West's "The College Dropout" 10 Years Later
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    There are albums that are important to their specific genre of music and there are albums that change said genre all together. They have the ability to implement a seismic shift both musically and culturally-- what is accepted, what is cool, style, production, method and so on. It is fair to say that Kanye West's 2004 release, and debut effort, The College Dropout is such an album. It is...
  • Blake Griffin's Jordan Super.Fly 2 Releasing
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    The Jordan Super.Fly 2 "Crescent City" will be releasing on February 14th alongside the rest of Jordan Brand's All-Star collection. The Jordan Super.Fly 2 "Crescent City" will be worn by Clippers All-Star, Blake Griffin. Griffin's All-Star kicks feature a predominately blue upper, highlight by red accents at the laces and inner lining. Gold branding and gold cement print on the tongue add to the...
  • Review: J. Cole's "Revenge of the Dreamers" Compilation
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    With this month’s release of his compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers, it’s clear that 29 is J. Cole’s lucky number. The recording artist and producer turned 29 this year, on the 29th of January, and on that same day tweeted publicly to announce the launch of his label Dreamville, partnering with Interscope Records. His recent release of this compilation project celebrates...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 9
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    This past week has been pretty interesting for the Billboard 200. Following the Grammys and more recently, the Super Bowl, we've seen several artists gain substantial increases in sales. First, the song that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed at the Grammys, "Same Love", as we reported earlier this week, saw a crazy increase in sales of 350%, while their album, The Heist, saw a 62% increase....
  • The 10 Best College Basketball Kicks
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    College basketball is in full swing and we're starting to get a feel for which teams are rocking the most heat. There are a lot of teams that are accustomed to rocking retro Jordans tuned to the color of their school, which is all well and fine. Some teams are lucky enough to have PE's specifically tailored to their schools which have the rest of us non-athletes jealous. Hell, even high school...
  • 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...
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