HNHH's Lyrics of the Week breaks down the most noteworthy bars of the past seven days into 8-10 categories that will rotate according to the type of content that drops.
Cole World: The Sideline Story was considered somewhat of a disappointment to fans who really knew the raw talent that J. Cole posseses. The storyteller and the street smart rapper that fans loved was missing in his debut album. This time around Cole delivers a more cohesive project, with tracks easily flowing one by one to create a complete concept: Born Sinner.
June 18th might as well have been Christmas Day for hip-hop fans. Kanye West’s highly anticipated album Yeezus finally hit the shelves. Determined to go against one of the heavyweights of rap, J. Cole decided to move up his sophomore album Born Sinner to compete with West.
Submissions have been pouring in from Washington, New York and Philly since we first announced our "Gifted Heatseeker" contest 2 weeks ago. The voting is now closed, and the winners have been selected! Congratulations to The STNDRD, Souls Of Liberty and Rebel Regime who will all be opening for Wale in their respective cities.
Tonight is Game 6 of the NBA Finals, and the heavy favorite all season long, all playoffs long, and before the Finals, the Miami Heat, are facing elimination, but don’t tell that to the designer of the Nike LeBron X Low “Floral” kicks.A preview look at the kicks has been circulating, and the colorway is pretty dope and reminiscent of the LeBron 9 Low “Miami Nights.” Upon closer inspect
Throughout the years Kanye West has transcended hip hop and has made music of his own kind. A hybrid of many sounds and ideas, Yeezus is an ambition expansion of West’s sound palette. Introducing news soundscapes and textures, the album has a completely new sound for the artist, and is a complete disregard for the rules of hip hop and music and because of it, it works.
"Tall men come down to my height when I hit 'em in the body." -Jack Dempsey The rap game may be dominated by rappers of average height, but some of its biggest stars fall well below that margin.
The postseason is the time for everyone to elevate their game. A player's ability to step it up a notch for the playoffs could make the difference between an early fishing trip and a deep run. While franchise guys feel the most pressure to step their game up, no superstar has won a championship by himself. Perhaps of equal importance to the performance of the stars is that of their supportin
Three new Roshe Run Mids have begun to hit retailers. The Mortar Blue, Armory Navy, and Atomic Red colorways will retail for $80 and are available at retailers like Oneness now.
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
In celebration of Father's Day, we've compiled a photo gallery of 25 emcees with their children. Some of them have been in the game for years and have built large families. Others are new parents with a long way to go, among them Jay-Z, King Los and Kanye West, who brought a child into the world this weekend, just in time for Father's Day 2013.
This week all eyes are Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller. But mainly Kanye West. The three rappers are releasing their respective projects two days from now (Tuesday, June 18th) and we will be watching the sales and the charts to see where each artist lands.
Eminem is one of the biggest things to happen to hip-hop, period. He challenged the status quo and found success as a white artist in a predominantly black industry. Though he was not the first white rapper to blow, Eminem is one of the few to be consistently ranked among the greatest rappers of all time.
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This week the very sexy Ashlee Ray breaks down the long list of rappers with outrageous tattoo choices. From Game getting a new tattoo what seems like every other week, to Riff Raff's crazy assortment of brand names inked on his body, it seems like rappers may be the most tatted up people in the entertainment business.
Lebron James hasn't just been the MVP with his play on the court, but has arguably been the MVP of the sneaker game this season. However, when you are "The King", you aren't judged on your regular season performance, but whether or not you bring your game in the postseason. The same standard of excellence should be used by sneakerheads when evaluating the kicks he rocks on the court.
Talking To Nipsey Hussle & 9th Wonder On "Face The World" & "TM3" Jun 12, 2013 at 01:46pm 13,220 Views
Although Nipsey Hussle has yet to release a debut album, the West Coast native keeps his fans locked with a steady flow of strong mixtapes. His Marathon series of mixtapes have seen Nipsey grow as an artist and evolve into someone unique in a rap game that is over-saturated with drug-talking and gang-affiliated rappers.
A new Kevin Durant V model will be releasing this weekend, June 16th in hyperstrike fashion. The "What the KD" colorway was confirmed today by Nike Town LA via tweet. This model, originally thought to be limited to friends and family, will be available to purchase this weekend. Retail will be $135.
With the hectic-ness that was HOT 97's Summer Jam UA was missing from the site last week. Nonetheless, today we return in full force looking back at tracks that were posted within the past fourteen days instead of seven, because as usual, more than a few dope cuts have gone overlooked. From the still-slept-on song-maker The-Dream, to rising New York rapper Mr.
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. This week features Tyler, The Creator, Gucci Mane, Chief keef and more!
"Progress can only come from those rare giants among men, each giant calling to his brother through the desolate intervals of time." -Nietzsche, 'Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks'
Small forwards are a unique breed. Today's threes require the versatility needed to occasionally match up with smaller, quicker guards, or conversely, bigger, stronger power forwards. The NBA currently has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to this position. In fact, arguably three of the top five players in the league are small forwards. A number of younger players are knocking on
This week r'n'b singer and hit-maker extraordinaire, The-Dream, enters the charts with his latest effort, IV Play. The-Dream is an interesting artist to analyze, because while he creates hits on top of hits for tons artists in the game, his own fan-base is much smaller, yet extremely devout to the singer.
Summer Jam XX Festival Village Meet & Greets w/ Kid Ink, Action Bronson & A$AP Ferg Jun 9, 2013 at 03:25pm 7,990 Views
As most of you probably know by now, we sponsored this year's Festival Village stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam XX festival. Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg and Action Bronson were among the bigger acts who performed, and each of them stopped by our tent to sign autographs and take photos with their fans either before or after they took the stage.
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