Nov 13, 2012
“A rapper”. This is
the common response an NBA player gives when asked “what would you be if you
weren’t in the NBA?”, (with “actor” a close second). Many ballers have put their money where the
mic is and tried their hand at rapping, an even a few have started up their own fledgling labels. We take a look at the NBAers who have shown some promise on the mic. HNHH...
A$AP Rocky, who wants to continue to grow his buzz before his album LongLiveA$AP will drop, landed the cover of Complex Magazine's December/January issue, so that's sure to help.In the issue Complex speaks with the rapper while he's on tour, you can read the full cover story here. Catch an excerpt from the interview below.
Do you think you’re influencing people like...
Nov 11, 2012
MMG is beginning to look like a truly unstoppable force as
even natural disasters can't seem to stop them, or even slow them down. A few weeks ago we got the release of one of
the most anticipated albums of the year in Kendrick Lamar’s GKMC, which has
performed mightily in the context of today’s rap album sales. Now we get a look at Maybach Music Group’s
Meek Mill who in the face...
Nov 10, 2012
Everyone's been talking about Kendrick Lamar and his much lauded debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, but we decided to give a little more attention to his collective. Black Hippy epitomizes what a hip-hop collective should be: a group of rappers who can flow together as a group and still maintain a strong individual presence. They've taken the hip hop world by storm, each member having...
Nov 9, 2012
know the old adage "sex sells". Well the hip hop community has
taken this, and embellished it
and even at times went a little over board with it, as they are prone to do.
This is emblematic in hip hop videos through the years with the video
vixens becoming more beautiful and more prevalent in the videos. Gone are
the days of million dollar video shoots for a single, but the...
This week in "140 Bars Or Less", Tweets of the week which features Chief Keef giving President Obama a hand, Joe Budden worries about social media STDs, and Igga Azalea searches for anonymous sex. Check out the article's official Twitter account @140BarsOrLess, where we re-tweet hilarious tweets during the week that did not make the list. If you see any tweets you think should be included...
One of the hottest compilation albums released at the tail end of this summer was DJ Khaled's Kiss The Ring. Now some behind the scenes pics captured by LWHQ show that Khaled has grabbed the big name features for his "Bitches And Bottles" track and is filming a video. The track has guests from T.I., Lil Wayne and Future, and while filming in Miami they had some Young Money affiliates...
In the two weeks since the release of Kendrick
Lamar’s heralded good kid m.A.A.d. city, many pundits have lauded the technical
and creative prowess of the work as nothing short of an instant classic. This
could very well prove true in coming years.
While the Compton emcee’s masterpiece
marinates, HNHH takes a step back to look at 10 of raps greatest, most
influential debuts. Only major...
While King Los was shooting the official
video for his HNHH Original "Born A King" we caught up with him
on the set to shoot him a few questions.
Los' upcoming mixtape, Becoming
King, is set to drop November 29th, and has a slew of
features including Wiz Khalifa, Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly etc. So we wanted to know
who he wanted to have featured that doesn't make an appearance. Los
With everyone going into election-look-at-me-vote mode today, here are some songs to just vibe out too once you've had enough Obama or Romney talk for the day. I know my quota is almost full.Sir Michael Rocks- LVL 1 Feat.
Shorty K & Tris J
It's a TPC affair on this cut, and I'm
enjoying it. I wanna join the clique. Sir Michael Rocks gives shine
to his crew members Shorty K and Tris J. While...
Young Jeezy hasn't yet responded to any of the disses sent his way from Gucci Mane, he's been occupying himself with his own music it seems.Jeezy headed to Macon, GA to shoot a video for his new single "Get Right." Peep some flicks from behind-the-scenes, via HHW.
We already know what rappers think about today's election, but what if those same rappers were the ones running the government? Election season has been in full swing since the beginning of the fall, and as the nation heads to the polls to decide the future of the United States for the next four years, one could only imagine how this country would be if the next President...
With voting happening today all around the United Stated, celebrities and musicians have been outspoken on who they're supporting in order to garner more votes for their Presidential candidate. Regardless of who your favorite rapper is voting for, you should make it your job to vote in today's election.HNHH is taking a look at what the hip-hop world has been saying on Twitter in regards to the...
Nov 5, 2012
Most rappers tend to wear their money, showing off the goods with flashy jewelry and eccentricity. Many have ventured into actually designing and producing clothing, resulting in meagre results. Only a few have actually been successful at maintaining and managing a retail business long-term. Check out our favorite rapper-owned clothing lines.
This week's Charts Don't Lie finds Kendrick Lamar sitting atop the list for good reason. His debut album moved impressive amounts for a hip-hop album, and landed at #2, if it wasn't for Taylor Swift's enormous teen fan base, maybe we would have seen an emcee at #1. Either way, it's good to see fans supporting hip-hop artists. While other hip-hoppers are seeing only a decline after an initial...
The 1990’s was the most crucial decade in the
mainstream acceptance of hip hop as a viable art form. The genre’s fresh,
energetic sound, coupled with an explosion of talent and one very tragic feud,
allowed for rap music to assume a dominant position in popular culture. Some of
the legendary acts that created the foundation for this success are still
emceeing, and rapping with the same...