'Going Green' is nothing new. From New Orleans to Half Baked, HNHH takes a look at why Hip Hop still loves that girl called Mary Jane.
The Wire is a critically-acclaimed T.V. show, probably one of the greatest ever. Although it didn't have a large audience while it aired, its fan base has since grown ten-fold, and many fans of the show are within the hip-hop community.
21st century Hip-Hop has followed a simple formula for the most part; cash, money, and hoes have dominated its lyrical landscape. Still, with puberty underway, art form and the anxiety of adolescence has led to a variety of psychedelic changes, none more evident than the movement known as Odd Future. This band of Fairfax skaters represent rap’s first cult status offering since Wu-Tang.
Some new tunes for this week's Underrated Audio. Buddy- Staircases Feat. Kendrick Lamar (Prod. Pharrell) Buddy premiered this track while out at SXSW, and the CDQ version kind of slipped under the radar. It's a chill song, all about getting high. With a feature from Kendrick and production by Pharrell you can't really go wrong.
In our present ‘reality show’ obsessed culture a rapper’s pathos is as important as his product. Due in part to his sordid past, and relentless hustle, French Montana was christened on XXL’s Freshman Class 2012, and appears poised to overtake New York and the national hip hop scene.
There's a certain dilemma rappers face when they finally break out of the underground, releasing mixtape after mixtape (which provides them with no financial compensation): how do you expand your newfound fanbase without neglecting the loyal supporters who were there with you from the beginning?
Mac Miller recently dropped his latest effort, the “Macadelic” mixtape. I haven't really had feelings towards Mac Miller, good or bad; I've enjoyed some of his stuff, but he's not an artist who's in heavy rotation on my iPod. Nonetheless, this was a free tape, so why not give it a listen.
Whatup, two upcoming emcees and two dope producers featured this week. Logic- Numbers
Exclusive Interview: Jahlil Beats Talks On Working With No I.D & More Mar 20, 2012 at 11:23am 12,667 Views
HNHH got the chance to shoot Jahlil Beats some questions recently. And Jahlil hasn't slowed down since blowing up and signing with Roc Nation. It's his grind and work ethic that's got him this far, since starting out as an unknown in Chester, Pennsylvania and now becoming one of the hottest producers in the game. How did he do it?
Songs I like, you mighta missed cuz they're not-so-mainstream, you know the deal. Tayyib Ali- Dear Lord [Prod. Jahlil Beats] I was surprised to hear this beat because it does not sound at all like anything I've heard from Jahlil before, he should definitely make some smooth jams more often. Tayyib provides some deep lyrics to go along with it. Young Roddy- The Plot
HNHH took a quick trip to Austin, Texas this year for SXSW, to cover The Warner Sound (which included performances by, T.I., B.o.B., Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Curren$y, Kirko Bangz, XV & Snow Tha Product). The trip was a short one but productive nonetheless. It was my first time at SXSW and I definitely want to go back for more than three days next time.
HNHH Exclusive: Nipsey Hussle Releases Acapella & Instrumental Versions Of "The Marathon Continues" Mar 13, 2012 at 05:05pm 612 Views
Nipsey Hussle has been extremely generous with his music recently, with the release of his mixtapeThe Marathon Continues, as well as X-tra Laps. Following the success of The Marathan Continues, Nipsey has once again teamed up with HNHH to release the official Instrumental and Acapellas off the project. Stream and/or download either versions of the tape below!!
A day late, but here's three tracks from last week that were lacking in views but good ish nonetheless. Trouble- Let Them Tell it I not only love this beat but the lyrics are on point. If you let them tell it...everybody's fake as fuck. True words from DTE's Trouble. Johnny Polygon- My Shit >
While Freeway is currently out on tour HotNewHipHop was able to catch up with him before his show at Underworld. We discussed the difference between a major label versus an independent label, he gave us some details on his upcoming projects (which include a mixtape, an album, and a joint album with Brother Ali), his favorite pair of sneakers, his favorite character from The Wire and more!
I'm going to assume everyone's seen the XXL Freshman 2012 list, unless you're seriously out of touch with the internet...in which case you probably wouldn't be on HNHH in the first place. The always controversial list was once again, well, controversial. Many wondered where ASAP Rocky was (he declined) and everyone had their own thoughts about who should or shouldn't have been on the list.
Fans have been anticipating Tyga's debut YMCMB album “Careless World: Rise Of The Last King” for awhile. It experienced several delays, and almost didn't make it on store shelves because of an uncleared sample.
Peep a selection of music you may have slept-on, hopefully not on purpose. GLC- Angry Birds This is off GLC's latest effort, “Fellowship & Congregate,” and if this is indicative of what that EP will sound like, it sounds good to me. Fas Action- This Is Me Feat. SchoolBoy Q
A recent trend that has surfaced in hip-hop is to do collaborative projects with another artist. I'm not saying that artists haven't done this before, I'm saying that it's become a trend. Arguably two of the greatest, Kanye West & Jay-Z, may have gotten this trend going when they dropped Watch The Throne.
Exclusive Interview: Nipsey Hussle Talks On His Partnership With DJ Skee, MMG, And What's Next Feb 20, 2012 at 03:59pm 669 Views
Last week Nipsey Hussle decided to let go X-tra Laps, which consisted of a slew of tracks that didn't make it onto The Marathon Continues, making his fans and blogs extremely happy. It also reminded us why we love Nipsey. We were able to reach him on the phone to talk about what the future holds, and also discuss his start in the rap game.