Which borough makes the best hip-hop music?
Dr. Dre's Compton has hit most hip hop-lovers speakers by this point, and one of the most defining characteristics of the album are the largely unknown artists that make up the features.
The digital cover is back! After launching the series with the help of Action Bronson, we returned for a second round with another newcomer: Dizzy Wright. Today, we're pleased to reveal our latest cover star, and he's a veteran in the rap game, despite being just 34-years old.
Even when a project is only tangentially connected to Eminem, it tends to sell. Em's executive-production of the soundtrack for Southpaw (as well as some exclusive material) has earned it an admirable debut at number four on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, Hopsin has come in at 17 with a tally of entirely traditional sales.
Throughout all the Meek Mill vs. Drake beef, the real winner might just be Quentin Miller. The young rapper / songwriter had his name come to the attention of fans, artists, Twitter, and media all after Meek Mill accused Drake of stealing Miller's lines.
This weekly feature provides you with some of the most-fire yet least-viewed records that we featured on the homepage this past week. Whether they were simply overlooked because the artist name was not familiar, or perhaps they just weren't seen at all, we want to give them a second chance at your iTunes here.
It was another wild week in the world of rap Instagram. The "Straight Outta Compton" meme had some memorable entries, Tyga got stranded in St. Tropez, Ludacris made his way to the White House, and Rihanna nearly shut down the internet with her provocative outfit at Barbados' Crop Over Festival. Take a look at some of the best hip hop Instagram posts of the week after the jump.
On this day, 27 years ago, N.W.A released their indisputable classic, Straight Outta Compton. Selling over 750,000 copies before they even gained notoriety on tour, N.W.A recieved immediate controversial attention from the media for their lyrical content, which was often violent and/or focused on dissatisfaction with police.
As summer nears its end, we witnessed a cool-off of sorts before we get albums from Dr. Dre, The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott, Mac Miller and (hopefully) Kid Cudi. Still, there was plenty to be excited about this past week, what with CyHi dissing everyone on G.O.O.D. Music, new tapes from Curren$y and Lil B/Chance The Rapper and some dope, unexpected Chief Keef tracks.
After an OVO-themed edition of Staff Picks last week, we're back to a more varied round-up of artists and songs chosen by the HNHH staff. We didn't have any big developments in the Drake/Meek Mill beef this week, at least not song-wise, although Meek is still going at Drake during his live shows. In terms of music, we we're excited to receive a new single from Mac Miller, and C
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand.
12 Most Positive Moments From Chance The Rapper & Lil B's "Free Based" Mixtape Aug 7, 2015 at 11:56am 12,343 Views
Chance The Rapper and Lil B's collection of freestyles was released two days ago, for free. Chalk-full of positive moments from both MCs, the tracks are more proof that these are two role models hip hop could definitely use.
This room has been silent for sixteen years. For sixteen years, this hip-hop fan has waited for this hallowed space to be filled with the sounds of a classic that was promised-- Detox. The ultimate follow up to Dr. Dre’s only other solo albums, The Chronic, and its sequel, 2001.
Keith Cozart, best known to the world as rap's enfant terrible Chief Keef, doesn’t do much to imply a typical career is in the cards for him.
Mac Miller knows what he's doing, so much so, that Warner Bros. offered him an enviable $10 million deal for his own imprint under the label.
Curren$y is one of the most interesting stories in hip-hop. He was on No Limit, he was on Cash Money, he was a mixtape legend, and now he has a cult following of super-fans who throw fat joints at his feet while he performs on stage.
Is G.O.O.D. Music A Good Label? 5 Artists Whose Careers Stalled While Signed Aug 5, 2015 at 05:57pm 70,774 Views
Reaching peak visibility during Kanye West's inescapable "G.O.O.D. Fridays" series that served as a prelude to 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, G.O.O.D. Music has since become one of the most revered labels in hip hop.
Gunplay, AKA Don Logan, has had a rough ride as a rapper.
Jail Bait: 9 Most Incriminating Rhymes On Migos' "Yung Rich Nation" Aug 5, 2015 at 01:35pm 23,369 Views
Back in April, the Migos dudes made headlines when they were arrested outside of a concert that took place at Georgia Southern University. Along with themselves, twelve members of their crew went down for having marijuana and firearms.
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead.
It all began in 2010 as a one-day festival with a flyer that looked more fit for a club appearance at a Jamaica, Queens nightclub than for an event that would end up hosting Jay Z and Eminem.
On Friday, Dr. Dre will drop Compton: The Soundtrack, his first project since 1999's 2001. He's kept busy in the 16 years inbetween, executive producing hip hop classics like Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP, 50 Cent's Get Rich Or Die Tryin', & The Game's The Documentary and contributing to the making of hundreds of other projects.
Where Is Frank Ocean? Tracking His Movements Since "Channel Orange" Aug 4, 2015 at 09:19am 24,474 Views
For his 2012 debut album Channel Orange, Frank Ocean won himself a GRAMMY and the hearts of music lovers across the world, establishing himself as a generational talent and R&B heavyweight for years to come.
At HNHH, you get used to anything Drake does dominating the charts. Even taking that into consideration, this week is ridiculous and unprecedented. Drake accounts for 7 of the top 10 spots, was the genesis of another song. Even the artist’s who weren’t directly related to Drake and his headline-stealing beef with Meek Mill are signed to Drake’s label.
Despite Migos' Yung Rich Nation being the Atlanta rap trio's debut studio album, they're hardly rookies. A plethora of acclaimed mixtapes, BET Award Nominations and superstar collaborations are under their belt. And so for emcees Quavo, Offeset and Takeoff, their first album has epectations other first timers might.
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