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Love him or hate him, we all know that Kanye West is always an entertaining character. Whatever the situation, when he is on TV, you need to be tuning because he will most likely to be the talk of hip-hop (as well as non-hip-hop) sites the next day. We can always trust Kanye to be honest, and say it like it is.
“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War To be dissed in rap is nothing new. Whether it’s your flow, fashion sense or recent actions, name one MC who doesn’t have a target on his or her back for any rival rhymesayer to take a shot at. Ready, aim…but wait!
A straight shot up I94, and almost 300 miles from Detroit, Chicago’s drill scene is currently making waves for the Midwest.The city that is currently more known for its violence than its wind, beautiful architecture and tasty signature deep dish pizza has captured the attention of America’s hip hop community.
Kevin Garnett Fires Back At LeBron For Dissing Him For Leaving Boston Oct 18, 2013 at 11:23am 10,664 Views
LeBron James called Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce out for attacking Ray Allen for leaving the Celtics, and then leaving themselves. Now Garnett has a response for James. After Ray Allen bolted from Boston to join the rival Miami Heat, KG and Pierce were not too please.
This week we welcome a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, Kid Ink. Kid Ink is a prime example of a rapper who took his internet fame way past the internet. The Alumni rapper is now signed to a major label, and was able to successfully release his debut album My Own Lane-- he actually surpassed the sales projections of 40-45k.
Hey, Hip-Hop heads, enthusiasts, casual observers, etc.; ever wonder about the great feuds betwixt R&B legends? If you weren’t, that might be due to the fact that there aren't very many. However, as dedicated to the collection and compilation of all things vaguely urban as we are, we’ve spawned a list with what we’ve found. As R.
KeY Wane Announces Mixtape Featuring Big Sean, Meek Mill, Young Jeezy, Wale & More Feb 1, 2013 at 07:14pm 93 Views
Hailing from Detroit, KeY Wane has been close with Big Sean since the rapper was on the rise. Still in College, Wane was the producer behind Meek Mill’s mega hit “Amen” and is known for his smooth beats. Now, looking to cement his place more as one of the rising producers in the game, KeY Wane is dropping a mixtape called So Many Keys.
Name your favorite rapper. Eminem, Jay Z or Kendrick Lamar come to mind? What about Lorde?
HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed.
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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
It's almost time for the ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi chart invasion, but not just yet. We received the first week sales projection for both rappers respective releases, Oxymoron and Satellite Flight, and both are on track to sell a solid amount of albums.
As 2013 came to an end, countless voices in music and specifically in the realm of Hip Hop projected that 2014 would be the year of the female MC breakthrough. From a surface point of view, a "breakthrough" for the female rapper sounds as though they have yet to be discovered or haven’t properly developed as artists.
In 2009, when Curren$y started Jet Life Recordings, there were only two other members to the Jet Life crew: Young Roddy and Trademark da Skydiver. In the five years since, Jet Life has grown like kudzu. They’ve added eight more members, most notably, Fiend, Smoke DZA, and Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, gone on a national 35 city tour, and churned out three solid Jet Life crew mixtapes.
10) 50 Cent ft. Jeremih, 2 Chainz and T.I. – Get Low Like all of 50’s recent stabs at radio play, this single fell off fast. “Get Low” dropped eight spots from its first-week appearance at number two, landing at the bottom end of our top ten. 9) Jeezy ft. Rich Homie Quan – I Might
Someone once remarked that Chicago and Atlanta had replaced New York City and Los Angeles as the capitals of modern rap music. As blasphemous as that claim might seem, it’s 100% true in 2014. Atlanta has been a dominant force in hip-hop for over a decade now, but since 2010, it has experienced a lot of change.
If you follow battle rap, there are probably quite a few matches that you'd love to see. With all the different styles and schemes that battlers have these days, there are countless scenarios that could provide classic material. This list is comprised of 10 battles that would be potential classics, settle some beef, and/or just be flat out entertaining.
This week on Charts Don't Lie we see the Christmas spirit in effect, as Mariah Carey's 1994 album Merry Christmas soars back up the charts. We're also seeing a relatively quick decent for the MMG boss Rick Ross, and a relatively low debut for his counterpart Omarion. Wu-Tang Clan arrive on the charts with A Better Tomorrow receiving around 25k streams and sales, although they get one-upped by Ms.
With the release of his newest album Bush this past week, Snoop Dogg dived into the funk world alongside producer Pharrell, but funk is hardly a new look for the California MC.
Death Row Records had quite the run in the 90s. Picking up where N.W.A left off, Suge Knight assembled an all-star crew that would come to epitomize the West Coast hip-hop sound, along with bringing it to popularity. 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and others dropped classic after classic on the controversial label.
Although we saw an increase in overall album sales last week, due to the Grammys and the Super Bowl, this week we're back down again, with a 3% decrease compared to last week.
Dear Graduates: Life Lessons From Kanye West's "College Dropout" May 27, 2015 at 12:23pm 10,517 Views
Kanye West unleashed College Dropout in 2004 - the album, a hip-hop staple, was a satire of the American education system and I was just 13 years old. Frankly, I’m not entirely sure how I even knew of the album. I do remember though, standing adamantly against a wall of a Virgin Records store, listening to the album, and it was quickly burned to a CD upon my arrival home.
When NBA star basketball player Michael Jordan teamed up with Nike in 1984 and launched his Air Jordan brand the following year, unbeknownst to former Chicago Bulls shooting guard, he was making history. Consisting of sneakers as well as athletic apparel, the Jordan Brand has grown over the last thirty years into a widely successful brand.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you left your card shopping to last minute (cause really, who doesn't?), we've rounded up some hip-hop-themed Valentine's Day cards for you and your girl/boy.
This is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. The charts were absolutely stacked with worthy contenders this week, including new tracks from Fabolous, Chief Keef, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper.
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