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.
Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't...
Nov 20, 2013
With the Yeezus tour back in full swing (albeit several dates cancelled), Ye is back to his usual antics, and that's a good thing. The Yeezus tour is far from your average hip-hop show, as those who have attended know. The event is cinematic and theatrical, with actors coming on stage (including one dressed as Jesus) through out the show, Ye ranting, and fans generally rejoicing. We attended the...
Jul 24, 2013
When he's not handing out Reeboks in Compton, Chris Brown is busy giving his Lamborghini a sneaker inspired paint job. You may recognize the Fighter Jet camouflage from the Foamposite that released earlier this year. The sleek new paint job is made complete with red rims and grill, and definitely will be a head turner. What do you think about this Foamposite colorway on a car? Hot or not?
Sep 24, 2013
Nothing shows the colossal growth of hip-hop and rap music over the last 40 years than its prevalence in video games. What could only be seen has an odd pairing at best has turned into one of the most successful cross-cultural relationships in entertainment.
You have video games, a burgeoning subculture on its own, and the stereotypical pass time of the basement-dweller; and rap, the ostracized...
Danny Brown has already teased us with at least one confirmed track from his upcoming album OLD, and last night he took to twitter to reveal the full list of producers, as well as features on the project.
The production list features UK electronic producers like Rustie and Darq E Freaker, along with in-house beatmaker Skywlkr and Dilla-esque loopmaster/brother to Madlib, Oh No. The guest...
Nov 16, 2012
One of the more anticipated tracks off Chief Keef's Finally Rich debut is "Hate Bein' Sober" with 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa. A video for the song is already being filmed, as 50 and Wiz met up in the Las Vegas desert for the shoot, but it seems like the man of the hour, Chief Keef, didn't show up. Maybe this has something to do with his probation violation and legal problems, but Fif did not...
Now aged 44, Jay Z's career statistics are mind-blowing. He has released 21 albums, has 123 singles to his name, plus several business ventures, and according to Forbes last year, he is estimated to have a net worth of $500 million. He owns Roc Nation which houses some of the biggest names in music. Shawn Carter really needs no introduction.
What’s more shocking is that he’s still going....
Oct 31, 2012
With Halloween being today, HNHH decided to collect some of the best photos we could find of rappers wearing Halloween costumes. 'Cause what's funnier than seeing a rapper in a Halloween costume? Not much.Scroll through rappers in various Halloween get-ups throughout the years. And make sure you stop at #5 and absorb the hilarity that is Drake dressed up as an elf. Happy Halloween!
Sep 29, 2013
This week has been Drizzy Drake everything, with the official release of Nothing Was The Same and a bunch of promo for it. Drake has not started taking over the charts yet, but that will change next week when we get the results of his first week sales. The projections were revealed this past week, and although many OVO fans were hopeful Drake would reach 1 million in the first week, it seems he...
Apr 26, 2013
King Model Ashlee Ray breaks down the long list of rappers who decided to change their names at one point or another. Some names improved on the original, others fell flat and had rappers running back to their previous pseudonyms.
From the Tity Bois to the Guwops, check out our list of the biggest rap name changes below, and vote in our poll to prove which rapper had the worst judgement in...
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...
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, Waka Flocka and more!
Tech N9ne has been in the rap game for well over two decades but he flew under mainstream’s radar for much of his career. Shooting off lyrics with the speed of an automatic weapon, he earned a legion of fans through relentless tours to small cities in the heartland of the country. But it was a two-minute interlude featuring Tech N9ne on Lil Wayne’s 2011 highly anticipated album Tha Carter IV...
This past week the Drake frenzy surrounding Nothing Was The Same came to a peak when the actual first week sales were released. The rapper's album had the best opening week of this year second to Justin Timberlake's come back effort-- he even topped Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail first week sales. Nonetheless, his reach hasn't quite made the 1 million mark yet, although, if he continues on this...
Feb 24, 2014
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...
Oct 14, 2013
Following the release of the visuals to "Hilary $wank" today, Joey Bada$$ is announcing a followup EP to his Summer Knights mixtape.
The project will feature five cuts from the mixtape, and two new joints, "My Jeep" and "My Yout." Slated for an October 29th release date, the Summer Knights EP will feature 7 tracks. This borrows its name from a cut off Joey's fantastic 1999...