While filming the video for "Violation," Raekwon discusses how the internet affected hip-hop.
Houston, Texas has birthed some incredible rappers. One of them goes by Scarface, and together with Geto Boys, he helped to put Houston on the rap music map. With a style all his own, the baritone MC has released 11 solo albums along with doing countless features and more. Some of those songs helped to shape hip-hop throughout the past 30 years.
Tech N9ne Breaks Down "Hood Go Crazy," "Fuck Food" & More Of His Mainstream Collabos Apr 13, 2015 at 03:18pm 5,338 Views
With a new album on the way, led by the massive single "Hood Go Crazy" featuring B.o.B and 2 Chainz, Tech N9ne continues to tap into the powers of the mainstream in ways most underground artists aren't able too.
This week we keep it short and sweet for y'all. We've got four cuts from upstarts in music, who all deliver vastly different sounds, from the indie-kinda-rap OnCue spits, to the r'n'b ish JMSN delivers, to the '90s sounding rap from Dillon Cooper. We also threw in a cut from Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks.
The North Carolina-born and Georgia raised singer-songwriter and producer set out to pay homage to hip hop and his Southern roots on the follow up to his 2013 album, IV Play. Sonically, more like the follow up to his first free release, 1977, which was released under his government name, Terius Nash in 2011 and rereleased by Def Jam for commercial sale the following year.
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. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
Lucki Eck$ is one of the most interesting characters in the rap game. Still a teenager, the rapper has taken the world by storm with his lazy flow, smooth beats and often uncomfortable subject matter.
A "Legend Blue" Air Jordan 11 is scheduled to release in December of 2014. We understand December is a long time away, but it's never too soon to look forward to an un-retro'd Air Jordan 11.
Blake Griffin says that the L.A. Clippers days of being "Lob City" are over, as the team has a more defensive-minded approach to the game now with their sights on an NBA title. Matt Barnes has another nickname that Blake isn't too fond of. After practice, Barnes posted this Instagram video of him sitting down with DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, or as he refers to them, "Cookies & Cream."
Hip-Hop has been a male-dominated genre since its inception in the 1970s on the streets of the South Bronx. However, female emcees were looking over the horizon and soon crept into the game. From MC Lyte to Salt-N-Pepa, female rappers proved that they had the skill to hang with their male counterparts. They enforced a message of unity to gain the respect that they rightfully deserved.
This week we don't have too many songs for your to look through.
Andrei Kirilenko Says Kobe & Durant Are Harder To Guard Than LeBron Nov 2, 2013 at 05:44pm 5,225 Views
Andrei Kirilenko says that guarding Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant is harder than guarding LeBron James. The Nets square off against the Heat tonight, and although they've lost 13 in a row to the two-time champs, Brooklyn feels that with their re-vamped lineup they have a solid shot at knocking the Heat off.
Pusha T has always paid tribute to the pioneers of the rap game in his music, besides reflecting the influence of the golden era in his style, he's also often flipped classic Rakim lines in his verses, and even went as far as to pay homage to Big Daddy Kane in the title of his latest mixtape.
Ghostface Killah goes by many names: Ghostdini, Iron Man, Tony Starks, Pretty Tone and any slang-derivative of 'em is pretty much fair game. Despite the identity crisis, Ghost has always been reliable for putting out quality music.
In a new vlog posted by UFC president, Dana White, Dwight Howard says he would fight in the UFC for the right price. The vlog follows White behind the scenes at UFC 166 as he speaks with fighters and trainers, and then gets a visit from Dwight Howard and his Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons.
While we usually focus on American hip-hop music here at HNHH, we thought it would be nice to shed the spotlight on some non-American rappers for once. From Spain to Australia, cool rap music definitely exists in other countries.
GZA will be 50 next year, and while the MC might spend more time working on his chess game than writing rhymes, he certainly paid his dues while releasing tons of classic material.
On March 14th, 1995, Tupac Shakur released some of his finest work in the form of Me Against The World. The album, which is considered by many as his magnum opus, is comprised of 15 tracks on which Shakur wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s always had a way of conveying his emotions in their rawest form, a rarity in a rap scene that is littered with superficial tall tales.
For Vado, Sinatra represents much more than just another one of the several tapes he has dropped over the past few years. The smooth flowing Harlem representer is in the midst of a crucial part of his rap career. The Dipset affiliate went from NYC --> MIA to link up with DJ Khaled and in 2013 he signed with Khaled's We the Best label.
Call them bloopers, call them fails, but it would be difficult to justify calling these "plays." We take a look at the 12 Worst On-Court Fails from the 2012-2013 season, starring of course, JaVale McGee and Kendrick Perkins.
The owner of the New York Knicks, James Dolan, is upset about several things around the organization and even wants to stop the Knicks City Dancers from dancing. During the Knicks' home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dolan became irate and embarrassed that his team would be losing at home to a team that was in the lottery last year.
On Tuesday night the Miami Heat received their 2013 NBA Championship rings, and lifted their championship banner in a pre-game ring ceremony.
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
The latest NBA player to talk about playing in the NFL is Nate Robinson, who says he would have been great. Yesterday, we posted a tweet of LeBron James saying he wants to play at least one game in the NFL before he retires. There has been a lot of speculation of just how dominate this freak of nature athlete could have been in football.
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
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