Review: Wale's "The Gifted"

Wale may be a victim of bad timing. While most rap fans were in their glory last week with the release of albums from Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller, others are feverishly looking forward to...

  • Review: Wale's "The Gifted"
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    Wale may be a victim of bad timing. While most rap fans were in their glory last week with the release of albums from Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller, others are feverishly looking forward to Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, which is dropping on Independence Day. The release date of Wale's third album is stuck in the middle.  Ralph Victor Folarin made a name for himself on...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: June 17-23
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    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Drake, J. Cole, Nas and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the...
  • Rosa Acosta: HNHH Hotties Exclusive Interview
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    Rosa Acosta has had a huge presence in hip hop for some time. From appearing in music videos from Drake, Chris Brown, and Mario, to appearing in the pages of King and XXL magazine, she's a hard woman to miss. In an exclusive Hotties interview with HNHH, Rosa reveals that she has plans to expand her brand even further, and with a successful fitness line, various acting projects, and plenty of...
  • Charts Don't Lie: June 23
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    We're still waiting on the exact numbers for what may be the biggest week in hip-hop since 2006 (Kanye West's Yeezus, J. Cole's Born Sinner, Mac Miller's WMWTSO and Kelly Rowland's Talk A Good Game all dropped on the 18th of June), but projections for the sales show that Cole is closer to 'Ye's numbers than we previously thought. Both Mac and Kelly are still projected to do respectable numbers as...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: June 14-20
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of anything Drake ever drops.) This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.  Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get...
  • Underrated Audio: June 15-21
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    This past week proved to be a big one for hip-hop. Definitely a week to be remembered, with three big rap albums (and one r'n'b album) all dropping on the same day (and every one knows this date by now)-- June 18. While Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller had the spotlight for the majority of the week, that's not to say there weren't some dope releases from other artists. This week in Underrated...
  • Kanye West Fashionista: His Weirdest Looks
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    Arguably one of the most influential artists of our time, Kanye West has always played by his own rules-- evidenced in his new album Yeezus. And it's certainly no different when it comes to his fashion choices. Kanye is a major contributor to the overall culture of hip-hop in so many ways, one being the fashion. Whether it's leather kilts desgined by Givenchy, crystal masks by Margiela, and...
  • Nike Celebrate's LeBron's 2nd Title
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     Worn by James in Game 1 of the 2013 Finals, the LEBRON X PS ELITE has a red upper skin with a gloss geometric palm-leaf graphic inspired by Miami’s signature Art Deco architecture and native plant life. The shoes sock-liners are imprinted with “2-time champion” on the left and the seasons “11-12, 12-13” on the right.The LEBRON X LOW sports an upper skin with a unique floral palm...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (June 14-20)
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    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, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz and more!
  • HNHH Exclusive:  Ace Hood's "Trials & Tribulations" Listening Session
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    Ace Hood seems to have finally found his lane within the rap game, after his career stalled for a moment. The falter didn’t discourage Ace, instead, motivated him to get to where he is today-- affiliated with YMCMB, We The Best, and MMG, although currently signed to DJ Khaled’s We The Best label. Thus his success today comes after a lot of hard work, and many ‘trials and tribulations’ as...
  • Review: J. Cole's "Born Sinner"
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    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. He comes on strong with the...
  • Review: Mac Miller's "Watching Movies With The Sound Off"
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    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. While many will debate who has the better album between the two, Mac Miller’s sophomore album has undeservingly garnered...
  • Wale "Gifted Heatseeker" Contest Winners Announced!
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    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. We will contact all winners via Facebook message...
  • LeBron X "Floral" Call 2nd Heat Title
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    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...
  • Graciii3: HNHH Exclusive Hotties Photoshoot (Video)
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    This Jersey-raised Asian goddess is best known for appearing in Nick Cannon's WILD'N OUT, as well as Meek Mill's "Burn" video. She's got a striking side-shave haircut that reminds of Cassie, as well as some sexy tattoos. You may be surprised that not only does Graciii3 rock Jordan's on the regular, but she's a self-described sneaker head! Graciii3 stopped by HNHH studios for an exclusive...
  • Review: Kanye West's "Yeezus"
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    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. Ye is no stranger to...
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