• HNHH's "Hottest Of 2013": Year End Lists Are Here
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    We break down all the biggest categories in Hip Hop and R&B, including songs, mixtapes, albums, videos and everything in between (including Trolls).  Peep the official schedule for each of the lists below.  So who made the Hottest Lists for 2013? Click each of the images below as HNHH's "Hottest Of 2013" Lists become available. Use the official Hashtag on Twitter #HOTNEW13. Dec. 3...
  • Producers To Watch In 2014
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    2013 was dominated by emerging producers. Mike WiLL Made It and DJ Mustard, who seemed like newcomers at the top of the year, ended things off with major label artist deals, hits with some of the biggest artists in the game.  That being said, 2014 could be anybody's year. While some of the artists collected in this list are more renowned than others-- they all have the ability to raise...
  • 27 Important Moments In Hip-Hop's 40 Years
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    We've officially wrapped up a big year for the genre we all love-- new albums from Jay Z, Kanye West, Pusha T, Mac Miller, Drake, Juicy J (and the list goes on), only made 2013 that much sweeter. Mix in a new-found competition brought on by, you guessed it, "Control," and all the free mixtapes we've received in 2013, and this past year was definitely a good one. Apart from the usual rap antics,...
  • Review: Joey Bada$$'s "Summer Knights"
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    In February of 2012, Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ and Capital STEEZ dropped the visuals for their collaboration “Survival Tactics,” which quickly went viral. Crowned the future of New York rap, Bada$$ served the perfect blend of youthful, braggadocio-tinged rhymes, and laid-back flows-- not to mention an ear for classic 90s-referencing production that would make Gangstarr proud. With...
  • Cinematic: 10 Rappers With Films About Their Lives
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    Over the years many rappers have ventured into acting and usually watching them act on the big screen is excruciating or downright funny. But sometimes there are rare gems where that rapper surprises you and goes beyond expectations to show off a stellar performance. Through the years plenty of rappers have taken to the screen in an effort to chronicle their lives, a big noteworthy tour, a moment...
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 7
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    This week on Charts Don't Lie we have one new entry, and that's Wale with The Gifted. Wale is an interesting rapper to consider, because there's no denying people love to hate on him. We saw this with the resurgence of old tweets from rappers-- one thing they seemed to all have in common was their strong dislike from Mr. Folarin. And it's not even just those tweets from back in the day, even now,...
  • Ab-Soul Talks On Upcoming Project & Confusion Surrounding Title, Isaiah Rashad & "Unit 6"
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    Ab-Soul is currently on a headlining tour with Joey Bada$$ and Chevy Woods (as well as Pro Era and The Underachievers) for the annual Smokers Club Tour. The tour only kicked off this past week, and we had the chance to catch up with Soulo while he was on the road.  The TDE spitter recently caused a little commotion when he announced that he was working on a new project on Twitter, but he...
  • 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...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: June 17-23
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    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Drake, J. Cole, Nas and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the...
  • Crew Love: TDE
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    Top Dawg Entertainment, or TDE for short, is one of the biggest success stories in hip-hop in recent memory. Founded in 2004 by Anthony Tiffith, the label didn't release its first mixtape until 2008, and its first album until 2010, but since then, has reached commercial and critical heights the likes of which most other independent labels couldn't imagine. With a relatively small roster,...
  • 11 Rappers Who Squashed Their Beef
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    Like boxing, hip-hop has always been driven by competition. But while the masses love it when top tier MCs go after each other in lyrical (or these days, reality show-style physical) combat, everybody loves a happy ending. After the tragic deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, hip-hop has become more conscious about settling these things before they get out of hand. With hip-hop now getting...
  • Review: Lloyd Banks' "F.N.O. (Failure's No Option)"
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    Lloyd Banks' pedigree as an ill emcee speaks for itself at this point. During G-Unit’s active days, Banks was widely considered the best pure spitter in the group. Very little has changed in that regard; if anything Banks' career since the early 2000s has distinguished him as one of the most technically savvy rappers out. F.N.O. (Failure's No Option) only makes it easier to argue the...
  • T.I. Weighs In On Fights At BET Awards
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    As the year presses forward, we seem to be getting closer and closer to T.I. actually releasing his Trouble Man LP by the end of 2012 as he had planned.  While visiting LA's KLTA Morning News, Tip talked about his upcoming second novel, and weighed in on all the ruckus at the BET Awards this past weekend. After receiving such positive feedback, and with fans urging him to write a...
  • 10 Independent Rap Labels On The Rise
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    We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one. Fans are receiving music how they want, when they want, from their favorite artists without the major-label...
  • Rappers & Their Children On Father's Day
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    Father's Day came and went yesterday, and like most of us, rappers were celebrating the day by relaxing with family and giving their dads the shout outs they deserve. Some such rappers have kids of their own and were thus enjoying the day for themselves as well. Some are new to the father game (Future) and celebrated it for the very first time, while others have basically become vets in the game...
  • Review: Trinidad James' "10 Pc. Mild"
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    2012’s Don’t Be S.A.F.E. flew under the radar for the hip-hop masses. Aside from smash hits “Female$ Welcomed” and “All Gold Everything”, nobody quite knew the true identity of Trinidad James. Many eyebrows were raised when James inked a deal with Def Jam worth $2 million. Skeptics argued that he would be a one-hit wonder, and fail to live up to expectations. With verses in both A$AP...
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