Dec 18, 2013
We break down all the biggest categories in Hip Hop and R&B, including songs, mixtapes, albums, videos and everything in between (including Trolls). Peep the official schedule for each of the lists below. So who made the Hottest Lists for 2013?
Click each of the images below as HNHH's "Hottest Of 2013" Lists become available. Use the official Hashtag on Twitter #HOTNEW13.
In light of last night's monster game between Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving, it's time to start thinking which young stars deserve their own sneaker line.Kyrie already had the Nike HyperRev designed with him in mind, and Lillard is signed with Adidas, but are these two in line to have their own personal line? The answer is yes.Along with Kyrie and Damian, we'll look at 3 other NBA stars that...
Dec 18, 2013
As important as all our other lists are, nothing quite compares to this one.
In a year that saw the rise of a twerking epidemic spearheaded by Diplo and Miley Cyrus, music videos were more sexually charged than ever, especially in the rap game. With a mix of R&B joints, club bangers and straight female spitting, this list has something for everyone. You'll find visuals from Rihanna, Nicki Minaj,...
The Jordan "Silver Anniversary" Collection took all of the classic retro Jordans and doused them in a crisp, white colorway. All-white everything.Though some models were released, others like this Air Jordan 13 "Silver Anniversary" edition were strictly samples. This Michael Jordan PE was made in his size 13, and features the icy all-white look.
Dec 17, 2013
The inspiration rappers draw from mob films can't be denied. Flicks such as The Godfather, King Of New York, Casino, Goodfellas and Scarface have helped shape the persona of many of your favorite emcees. Artists tend identify with characters that rise above all odds and prosper, in a criminal field or otherwise. Tony Montana, Frank White, Vito Corleone, Sam Rothstein - the...
Dec 17, 2013
There has been a heavy influx of modern and neo r'n'b in the past few years, but R. Kelly will always remain an important figure in what we now consider “old school r'n'b”. With his twelfth studio album Black Panties, Kelly explained that he wanted to return to his classic sound, “I wanted to change lanes with this new album and remind people of...
Dec 17, 2013
Rick Ross has a well-documented case of multiple personality disorder. Sure, plenty of rappers compare themselves to athletes, characters, and mobsters, but Rozay takes it to a whole new level.
From his rap name, to his song titles, to his recurring "I think I'm..." punchlines, Ross is always looking for new personas to take on.
Mastermind was scheduled to drop today, so in its absence we've...
Dec 16, 2013
Tyga has been a very busy man. After banking more than a few racks after his massively successful 2011 strip club banger "Rack City", Tyga (aka Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson) has showed no signs of slowing down. The California native dropped his third album Hotel California earlier this year, and has decided to end 2013 on a strong note with the release of the fourth instalment in his Well Done...
Kevin Hart took to instagram to display his latest pick-up. The elusive, Red October Yeezy II. Some instagrammers questioned the authenticity of the little man's Yeezy's, to which he quipped; "For my Haters…..REAL REAL REAL BITCHHHEESSSS!!! #TheyMadBecauseIgotMineSoEarly #OhYouMadCuzImStylingOnYou #LittleSwag #Connections #HowDareYou #EnoughSaid."Ya'll gon' learn today!
Dec 16, 2013
Hip-hop and beef are synonymous with one another. The nature of the game is competitive, and so stars are always getting into tussles with one another, diss tracks are released (if you're Papoose, it often appears for no reason whatsoever), and with help from social networks like Twitter, we often have feuds occurring over the insignificant issues. 2013 was no different from past years, and some...
The Jordan Super.Fly 2 will hit retailers on Christmas Eve, December 24th. The Christmas inspired kicks will retail for $160.The nontraditional Christmas sneaker incorporates volt laces and accents on the predominately black upper. A geometrically patterned metallic silver swarms the toe box and inner lining, while a vibrant orange handles the branding. The electric Jordan Super.Fly 2...
The importance of an album can be measured in several ways. Some are deemed iconic because of sale figures, others by the creativity and artistic integrity of the work, others still by their cultural influence. Although it's very rare for an album to nail all of these criteria, Dr. Dre's debut solo project did just that and then some. Now, 21 years after its release, let us roll some green and...
Woah. Sport blue accents on the outsole, eyelets, and inner lining of the Air Jordan 3 Black Cement is what we have to look forward to in 2014. The classic colorway and silhouette combined with one of the all-time favorite hues makes this sneaker one of the most intriguing releases of 2014.
Dec 15, 2013
This segment of Charts Don't Lie is relatively subdued, as we have no big new entries to speak of just yet. While Childish Gambino's new album, Because The Internet, dropped last week, it has yet to start charting although it is expected to sell a pretty respectable amount, especially considering it's double the amount of his last release, Camp. Gambino is projected to move 80-90k while Camp...
As we do every week, we aim to bring you overlooked records that dropped in the past seven days with Underrated Audio. These were cuts that didn't get a ton of views, so we're hoping to give them a boost with a second look. This week's edition features music from Tsu Surf, Roc Marciano, GLC and more.
Dec 14, 2013
2013 was a big year in music with major artists dropping some game-changing albums, rising stars coming out of nowhere to surprise the hip-hop community and your usual hip-hop crews releasing tracks that were bangers. More and more artists are producing quality music videos and with YouTube getting stronger every year, there's more recognition for underground artists.
The days of shoving your...