Review: 2 Chainz' "Based on a T.R.U. Story"

First there were two boys, now there is 2 Chainz.  After taking a break from Playaz Circle, Tity Boi also took a new name.  Armed with the extra glossy moniker he hit the feature circuit and...

  • Review: 2 Chainz' "Based on a T.R.U. Story"
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    First there were two boys, now there is 2 Chainz.  After taking a break from Playaz Circle, Tity Boi also took a new name.  Armed with the extra glossy moniker he hit the feature circuit and appeared on over seventy-five tracks in two years.  Furthermore, he toured with Drake and talked shop on ESPN, all while promoting the release of his debut solo album.  The Real University allowed 2...
  • Who Had The Best BET Cypher?
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    The BET Hip-Hop Awards always result in a lot of commentary the next day, from critics to fans, everyone has their thoughts on the show and in particular, on the BET cyphers. This year we saw the TDE labelmates Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Isaiah Rashad take the mic, as well as Slaughterhouse, the A$AP Mob crew, Jon Connor, Rittz, Rapsody, Lil Kim, Travi$ Scott, the Real...
  • A Timeline Of Jay Z's Accumulated Wealth
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    Jay Z is no doubt an icon in hip hop with his platinum-selling albums and sold-out tours. But the rapper has been one of few moguls in the industry to successfully stretch the boundaries when it comes to business.Estimated to have a net worth of $500 million, Jay has used his stature to his advantage making numerous deals to invest his money in, and thus keep his money long. The rapper said...
  • Top 10 Major Label Solo Debuts
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    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...
  • Review: Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 3"
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    Meek Mill has been through hell and back. He’s only 26-years-old but on the streets, age-wise that makes him a veteran. Growing up in the gritty, unforgiving city of Philadelphia, Meek, real name Robert Williams, fell into the same trap that a lot of his friends and many others in his age group that grew up in the same type of environment. After grinding on the streets (and a brief jail stint),...
  • 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...
  • Rick Ross' 15 Most Outrageous Boasts On "Mastermind"
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    Rick Ross is excessive by nature, sometimes when it's not even necessary. To be fair, he was forced to be this way after the feud with 50 Cent and being outed as a correctional officer through those infamous photos. After the flames, Ross decided to expand his myth and rattle off one No. 1 album after another (the critically acclaimed Teflon Don is the only album to peak...
  • Fantastic Flows Follow Up: MCs With The Best Flows
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    Two days back we had an article about the origins of certain flows, and some of our ever reliable commenters took it to be some sort of ranking of the best flows, which was not the case. The entire point of the article was to point out that some flows are influenced by region, and some by other artists. It was in no way a ranking of the best flows, yet the internet kids kept yelling "HOW IZ WIZ...
  • Crew Love: A$AP Mob
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    As yesterday's flash mob in NYC proved, the A$AP name can still send fans into frenzied riots. A$AP Rocky was the first member of the crew to blow up, doing so with his 2011 mixtape Live.Love.A$AP, but the world was eventually introduced to the colorful cast of characters who make up his Harlem-based A$AP Mob crew. With fashion endeavors, guest spots, production credits, and eventually...
  • A Look At The Life Of Notorious B.I.G.
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    It's pretty common knowledge that the Notorious B.I.G came from humble beginnings and had his fair share of struggles. His undeniable talent enabled him to quickly make a name for himself in the hip-hop world. Wallace soon left the world of drug-dealing behind for a better life in music.   For this rapper, success came fast as he captured the attention of many simply off his demo tape. But...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: August 9-15
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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 the already infamous verse Kendrick dropped on Big Sean's "Control" this week). 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...
  • Top 10 Funniest Rappers
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    Many emcees are noted for their serious, aggrandized personas so it becomes easy to forget that for the most part, Hip Hop is about fun and many rappers use their verses to tell some jokes (isn't that why they call them punch lines?). Perhaps in an era where Vevo-streamed, artistic, well-directed visuals reign supreme, we've forgotten another time when people would watch the silliest music...
  • Review: Rich Homie Quan's "I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In"
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    Rich Homie Quan dominated the summer with his smash single “Type of Way.” The song made its way onto the Billboard chart and helped catapult the Atlanta rapper’s career (and bank account) into a new stratosphere. Before he drops his debut album, the Atlanta native released the DJ Drama-hosted I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In mixtape with the hopes of proving that he’s much more than a...
  • Review: Tyler, The Creator's "Wolf"
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    Tyler, the Creator's previous two solo projects were critically-acclaimed pieces of work. The success of Bastard and Goblin allowed him to garner the crazed fan base that follow his every move, but with Wolf, the Los Angeles native has moved on to something new. Instead of the usual six-minute intro track where he discusses his angst-filled life with his shrink and...
  • Most Searched Artists On HNHH Of 2013
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    We've entered the month of December, which means not only is Christmas approaching but so is the New Year. As we did last year, we'll be rounding up the Hottest of 2013 from mixtapes to albums to singles and much more. To kick off our year-end lists we've got a simple enough one, which rounds up the ten Most Searched Artists On HNHH Of 2013. Y'all have no one to blame but yourselves for...
  • Films That Have Influenced Hip-Hop
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    There's no denying the inspiration rappers draw from movies, whether the sound is on or off. Films such as Juice, King Of New York, Belly, New Jack City, Boyz In The Hood, Menace To Society and Scarface have helped shape the persona many of your favorite emcees adopt on the mic (whether they're entirely aware of it or not). Artists, especially those born into poverty, tend to identify with...
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