Game Changers: Kanye West Edition

Last week we profiled N.O. spitter Lil Wayne, but today we're taking a look through the catalog of Chi-Town legend Kanye West.Kanye West doesn't do small-scale. Many talk of his humble beginnings...

  • Game Changers: Kanye West Edition
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    Last week we profiled N.O. spitter Lil Wayne, but today we're taking a look through the catalog of Chi-Town legend Kanye West.Kanye West doesn't do small-scale. Many talk of his humble beginnings as the young rapper who said “everybody self-conscious I'm just the first to admit it.”, but fail to mention the fact that he was calling himself a prophet AT THE SAME DAMN TIME. But that's part...
  • Rappers To Watch In 2015
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    We know you're probably sick of all the year-end lists from last year, but we're already in the second month of 2015, and we're hypothesizing who will get their big break in the coming months. This time last year, Bobby Shmurda came across a particularly fiery Jahlil Beats production on YouTube. Months later, iLoveMakonnen would see Drake remixing his song on Instagram. Crazy shit...
  • Cinematic: 10 Rappers With Films About Their Lives
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    Over the years many rappers have ventured into acting and usually watching them act on the big screen is excruciating or downright funny. But sometimes there are rare gems where that rapper surprises you and goes beyond expectations to show off a stellar performance. Through the years plenty of rappers have taken to the screen in an effort to chronicle their lives, a big noteworthy tour, a moment...
  • Game Changers: Eminem Edition
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    Eminem is one of the biggest things to happen to hip-hop, period. He challenged the status quo and found success as a white artist in a predominantly black industry. Though he was not the first white rapper to blow, Eminem is one of the few to be consistently ranked among the greatest rappers of all time. Though his recent work hasn't been as impactful as earlier efforts, everyone from the kids...
  • 10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
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    Hip hop beats are beautiful, no doubt. But the most superb ones are done by going back to the basics by using an age-old instrument integral to the evolution of not just Hip Hop, but of all music in general: the piano. Though the piano started off being equated with classically-trained musicians, it soon found its way to jazz, which used the instrument in a more progressive manner, and...
  • 5 BadAzz Moves Lil Boosie Has Made Since His Release
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    #FreeBoosie may be the latest hash tag to be retired, but that doesn't mean he's been forgotten. Torrance Hatch, aka Boosie BadAzz, has capitalized greatly on the momentum of his prison release this past spring. The Baton Rouge native has been making moves faster than most, with his release of an assortment of remixes and singles. True fans or new fans, there’s no denying his appeal....
  • Review: J. Cole's "Revenge of the Dreamers" Compilation
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    With this month’s release of his compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers, it’s clear that 29 is J. Cole’s lucky number. The recording artist and producer turned 29 this year, on the 29th of January, and on that same day tweeted publicly to announce the launch of his label Dreamville, partnering with Interscope Records. His recent release of this compilation project celebrates...
  • 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...
  • Review: Tyga's "Hotel California"
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    The snare and synth-filled beats, the arrogance in the rhymes, and the claims to fame are all reasons why Tyga has gained so many followers, and this shines through on the first three tracks of Hotel California. It's this familiar, blanket sound that has garnered him the success he so rightfully brags about. But by the fourth track, "Diss Song", Tyga starts to demonstrate more maturity as an...
  • 5 Times The Grammys Got 'Best Rap Album' Right
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    The Grammys are coming right up, and we'll have the pleasure of watching Iggy Azealia, Common, Eminem, Childish Gambino, Schoolboy Q or Wiz Khalifa take home an award for the 'Best Rap Album.' In the past, the Grammys have picked some albums that had everyone scratching their head, but they've also got it right a few times. We're going to focus on those instances with this list. After last...
  • Freestyle Matchups: WILD 'N OUT Edition
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    WILD 'N OUT is known for pitting rappers and comedians against one another in a series of competitions. To celebrate the show returning for its fifth season, HNHH has compiled a list of artists we'd like to see go head to head in freestyle battles.  We've pitted J. Cole against Drake, Kanye against Ray J, DJ Khaled against Kevin Hart and more in this freestyle faceoff! Take a look through...
  • Best Friends 4 Life: Frequent Collaborators
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    Summer's basically over, so it's a good time to look back at all the great times you had with your best friends. Whether that was facing a couple blunts before watching a Guardians of the Galaxy bootleg, or maybe laying down a few platinum-selling songs together, good times were definitely had. See, rappers are just like us, they like to chill with their friends and do fun shit. Their idea of fun...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Feb. 11-17
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    This new weekly feature will highlight a few popular tracks from throughout the week, giving readers another chance to listen to and discuss some of the bigger and better songs that we cover. Rather than re-posting the top ten most viewed tracks, we're selecting a few from the top 25 that stood out and still leave room for discussion. So check out our new feature and let us know what you think...
  • Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Kid Ink & More Make Super Bowl XLIX Predictions
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    The Super Bowl is imminent. With the 49th annual Super Bowl going down this Sunday, February 1st, we decided to get word from various hip-hop artists on who they think will take the cake at the championship game.  This year's game will see the New England Patriots compete against the Seattle Seahawks, with half-time show performances covered by Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Missy...
  • It's Yo Birthday: Lil Wayne's 25 Top Album Tracks
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    Lil Tunechi has accomplished a heck of a lot in his three decades and a year. Joining Cash Money Records at the tender age of nine, he has since spent a highly respectable 22 years (and counting) in the hip hop business. The New Orleans rapper has clocked up some remarkable statistics in his discography, with 10 studio albums, 19 mixtapes, and a whopping 192 singles. If that...
  • 15 Superhero References In Hip-Hop
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    The inspiration rappers have drawn from comic book characters over the years is undeniable, whether it be superheroes, villains or relatively normal protagonists who happen to find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Some have even created comic books based on fictionalized versions of themselves, most notably the Wu-Tang Clan as a whole as well as individual members Method Man, Ghostface...
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