Young M.A's breakout hit has been remixed by everyone from The Game to Nicki Minaj to A$AP Ferg.
Young M.A's "OOOUUU" has garnered 27 million YouTube views and has positioned her as one of New York's most highly touted rap prospects. What's more, everyone and their momma has been releasing their own "OOOUUU" remixes, most notably The Game and Meek Mill, who used the song as medium in which they exchanged diss tracks. Here are nine of the most prominent "OOOUUU" remixes to date: The Game
Shawty Lo unexpectedly passed away last Wednesday from injuries sustained in a single-car accident that occurred while he was driving home from the club with two women. He was survived by his 11 children, as well as his legacy as a co-founded D4L and a key figure in Atlanta in the mid- to-late-'00s. pushing infectious, radio-friendly snap music in a time when rappers like T.I.
For as many amazing concept and/or narrative-driven albums hip hop has produced, there are just as many that boldly proclaim ambitious themes but find it hard to stay on-topic.
As new albums from Mac Miller and Usher crack into the top 5, it is Drake who is the real winner this week as he reclaims the #1 spot with VIEWS. That album also became the first record to hit a billion streams on Apple Music, which is just as monstrous as it sounds. Travis Scott and Suicide Squad: The Album also show up for hip hop in the top 10.
Kevin Garnett officially announced his retirement from the NBA earlier this week after 21 illustrious years. The Big Ticket broke into the league way back in 1995 and has spent more than half of his life playing in the NBA, bookended by stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Mozzy is about to drop his twelfth album of 2016. It's called 1 Up Top Akh. One week ago, he released the album single "Messy Murder Scenes." "A sucka died, I love the nigga that murdered him," he raps matter-of-factly. "Another sucka died, I love the nigga that murdered him."
Chance The Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day was everything its ambitious title promised it would be. The event took place in Chicago's South Side at the White Sox's Cellular One Field, and brought out 47,000 attendees, making it a successfully unifying event for the city.
In his early career, you couldn't talk about Drake without mentioning his acting past on teen soap opera Degrassi.
Last week's biggest news story continued to be The Game and Meek Mill's beef, which has now spiraled out to include accusations of ratting, an alleged brawl with Beanie Sigel, and literal beef in the form of Philly Cheesesteaks.
“In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, -- no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eye), which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, -- my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space, -- all mean egotism vanishes.
A sex-positive, fashion-forward tomboy with a disarmingly buttery voice, DeJ Loaf is an anomaly in the hip hop world. She hasn't released an album yet, but her singular visual and musical style and talent for writing catchy hooks has earned her collaborations with Lil Wayne and Future and 4.5 million Instagram followers.
One of the many beauties of hip hop is that it's constantly in conversation with other genres, whether due to sampling, collaboration, or just inspiration. Formed on a bedrock of R&B, funk, and disco samples, it quickly became more omnivorous, and many of its watershed moments have come when combined with other styles in new, unheard-of ways.
Patso Dimitrov, the designer who brought you hip-hop album-inspired jerseys and a collection of 90s rap inspired Air Jordans, is back at it again- this time working with the new Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2.
Today we must thank Mick Jenkins, for he has given us maybe the most focused and lyrically splendid album of the year. The Healing Component is jam-packed with awe-inspiring turns of phrase and dazzling wordplay, all of which serve and strengthen the album's greater message of compassion and self-love.
It's late afternoon on the first Friday of the fall season, a few hours away from turn-up o'clock. Time to sink one's teeth into all the new bangers that've dropped over the past week. There are many on Ty Dolla $ign's new album, Campaign, which touched down last night, along with new projects from T.I., Mick Jenkins, and Audio Push.
Black Hippy is the greatest rap collective this side of the Wu-Tang Clan. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, & Ab-Soul each possess a unique skill set and temperament and are unstoppable when united. Black Hippy is the rap game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They have released numerous posse cuts over the years, albeit with increasing infrequency. Here are the 11 of the very best:
Swiff D was the one kid in Ontario, California who was listening to Biggie growing up. "You could walk down the block and hear a whole Suga Free album from like 15 boom boxes simultaneously," he says of the West Coast fixation of his neighborhood.
That Wale is signed to Maybach Music Group, the gaudiest label in all the land, belies his humble origins as a first-generation Nigerian-American whose bold, lyrical, heavily go-go-flavored style bridged the gap between backpacker and radio rap and became an instant sensation in his native Washington D.C.
If you had told me five years ago that one day, Mac Miller would be making expansive jazz-rap concept albums about dating one of the country's most talented and attractive pop stars, I would have either called you crazy or offed myself before I arrived in a future that held such a terrifying prospect.
With six new releases taking up the top eleven spots on the Billboard 200, most hip hop records took a tumble on the charts this week. Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack each bounced up a spot, to #2 and #3 respectively, but everyone else on our list fell, aside from Kanye who stayed put at the #21 spot.
Not everybody views sneakers as just something to put on your feet. A lot of people in the sneaker community view their footwear as pieces of art, often showing off their collection of kicks in their home, or for others to see on sites like Instagram.
The Game's fallout with 50 Cent shortly after the release of The Documentary in 2005 led him to release not one, not two, but dozens of diss tracks against 50 and G-Unit. While Game has taken shots at other rappers -- and non-rappers ("I'd kick David Beckham's ass on any given day") -- roughly 97% percent of his diss tracks have attempted to humiliate and emasculate G-Unit.
Wifisfuneral spent the past four weeks on tour, zooming across the country in a sprinter van driven by his manager. On the day of his New York City show, the enthusiastic and affable 19-year-old, born Isaiah Rivera, arrived at the HNHH office with a surprisingly large posse in tow and the sprinter van parked down the street.
Summer '16 seemed to come and go without a good, entertaining beef, but in the week before the official Fall equinox, one has emerged. You could definitely deem the new Meek Mill Vs. The Game beef as a spinoff of Meek and Drake's last summer, but when it comes to bars, this beef's picking up the long-dormant one's slack.
Last week, a beef between The Game and Meek Mill erupted unexpectedly after Game accused Meek Mill of informing authorities that members of Game's crew had assaulted Sean Kingston and stolen his $300,000 chain at a Los Angeles nightclub earlier this summer.
It took Meek Mill about a week to respond to Drake's dual diss tracks last summer. In the case of his rapidly escalating beef with The Game, Meek struck while the iron was hot, delivering a Game diss in the form of a remix of Young M.A's "OOOUUU."
In the Atlanta-dominated Southern rap scene, Tennessee's Isaiah Rashad represents a refreshing alternative, a rapper stylish, witty, and passionate who is unflinching in his portrayal of his own personal struggles with depression, money, fame, drugs, family, and the universal human burden of simply being alive.
As he's prone to do these days, Kid Cudi went on a Twitter rant of epic proportions earlier this week, talking about crushing "the entire existence" of "clowns" who "be having 30 people write songs for them," singling out Kanye West and Drake, and proclaiming, "I am the culture." Ye and Drizzy, both currently on nationwide tours, responded onstage the next night, with the former taking a more
Kanye West is one of the the most divisive and acclaimed artists of the last quarter century. He broke into the industry as a producer; his aptitude on the MPC was so massive that Roc Nation gave him an album deal simply so they could retain his production talents. Kanye has released eight albums (including Watch the Throne) and there's still no consensus on which is his best work.
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, Snoop Dogg, and Drake have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand.