Giving you the direct perspective from Skeme and his producer Boi-1da, "Track Breakdown" is an HNHH series that highlights a specific cut by speaking to both the artist and producer about the song's creation.
More than two years ago Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies teamed up for the first time together on “Duckin N Dodgin,” which winded up on Fresh’s The Otherside Redux. The song pitted the two up and coming rappers together and although they were from different time zones, the chemistry between the two was obvious. Fast-forward to the present.
During his most recent performance in Philly, Drake hit the stage in his blackout OVO Air Jordan 12. Drake, having recently signed with Jordan Brand, is sure to be taking the stage in more of his "Stingray Pack" as the year rolls on. The blackout OVO 12s aren't anything crazy, but they do look clean and we can look forward to more Drake x Jordan collabs throughout 2014.
2013 wasn't just a good year for music, we also saw some great and memorable album covers. Artwork is an important aspect of any project, as art will likely draw a listener in off first glance and can also give you an idea of what's to come-- themes can often be represented in the art, but then again, sometimes art is drawn up for pure jokes-- both instances are seen in this countdown.
Although there's nothing quite like a dope instrumental, lyricism is arguably the most important aspect of hip-hop, despite the fact that many contemporary artists are out of touch with the the craft.
Last week we discussed the new effort from Beyonce which made waves in the internet over night, selling an astounding 80,000 units in just three hours. Apart from breaking an iTunes record, the album is well on its way to platinum, following the #newrules of her husband Jay Z.
The Air Jordan 5 "H&M x Versace Inspire" is the creation of Fuda Customs. The sneaker draws inspiration from the bomber jacket which Kanye West made popular. The Laney 5 base is coated in black, with teal leopard print accents and tropical blue and yellow hues on the mesh netting. I don't know about these. I'll leave it at that.
The 2013-14 NBA Season always promised to throw predictability to the wind, with its wide-open title chase, critical mass of looming key Free Agents, and plethora of teams actively trying to lose games.
With Christmas approaching soon, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit-- rappers included. On this week's edition of Underrated Audio you'll find two themed tracks that are perfect for the holidays, as well as two other joints that you should feel free to bump any time of the year.
Beyonce beat the system with the unexpected drop of her fifth, self-titled album, which shocked the internet, the media and music fans alike. Although B's team had recently told us to expect an album soon, (Ne-Yo almost ruined the surprise as well), no one suspected it would happen this soon.
R&B is a genre that seems to be in a constant state of flux. It's certainly very different from what it was 20 years ago - these days, many artists tend to cross over into other genres, causing debate as to what truly constitutes R&B music.
Last night Barbara Walters hosted the "10 Most Fascinating People of 2013." Did I watch it? No, of course not, I watched sports like a bro. However, it did get me thinking about the most fascinating kicks of 2013 though. fas·ci·nat·ing (adj.)- Possessing the power to charm or allure; captivating.
The "Toro" Air Jordan 6 looks like it's actually going to happen. 2014 marks the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan 6, so its reasonable to believe these early images will actually come to fruition. The "Toro" 6 differs from other toro J's in that it goes with a leather upper rather than a suede construction. The completely red 6 features black laces, midsole, and an icy blue outsole.
Lupe Fiasco Reveals Features For "Tetsuo & Youth," Praises Joey Bada$$ Dec 18, 2013 at 03:08pm 3,553 Views
Lupe Fiasco has been in the news for some bizarre reasons this year-- from getting a tomato thrown at him, to writing a mystery novel on Twitter, so it's always good to hear some updates about his music. In an interview with Dj Whoo Kid, the Anime-repping emcee spoke of his upcoming project, Tetsuo & Youth, the features on the project, and his respect for Joey Bada$$.
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.
Sneakerheads Already Camp Out For Gamma 11s Dropping This Weekend Dec 18, 2013 at 11:54am 3,934 Views
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 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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