Over Memorial Day weekend Chance The Rapper started the #SaveChicago campaign to curb violence in the "Windy City." With more meaningful new artists coming from that region than ever before, can there be a unified movement for peace in the streets of "Chiraq?"
HNHH spoke to random people on the street to test their knowledge of Hip Hop trivia for both popular and lesser known facts. The results were interesting. In this first episode, see if you can tell which artist only sold 1,000 copies of their debut album, was not a backup dancer prior to becoming a rapper and who wasn't an artist mentioned in Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse.
Few can disagree that Wu-Tang Clan has made a huge impact on rap music. The Clan, built up of it's main members RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah, U-God and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard were successful not only as a supergroup but also in many of their respective solo careers.
Big Sean is constantly repping his hometown of Detroit, whether it's in his music or in his fashion. He has teamed up with adidas Originals to take it a step further, by designing a shoe which is dedicated to the D, called the "Detroit Player."The sneaker is an adidas Pro Model II and it is entirely red with gold accents, as well as snakeskin and suede accents on the shoe.
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand.
Brazilian Drug Lord Gave Al Harrington A "Ghetto Pass" To Visit The Hood Oct 15, 2013 at 10:57am 7,152 Views
The Wizards' Al Harrington was in Brazil with the team for an exhibition game against the Chicago Bulls and was granted access from a drug lord to visit a Brazilian hood. Called "favelas" in Brazil, they are run by drug lords and no one is allowed access in or out without getting a pass from the man who runs them.
Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop artists included, it was only right that HNHH decided to bring a new feature, "28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap".
LeBron James says that Allen Iverson is "pound for pound" the greatest to ever play in the NBA. There's been a lot of talk lately about LeBron James' place among the greatest of all-time.
Jay Z is trying to sign all the young talented professional athletes he can to his Roc Nation Sports agency. One of his first major signings was inking a deal with the Thunder’s Kevin Durant, and Jigga brought his client out to a Dodgers game while they were in Los Angeles. Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook was at the game, along with L.A. Clipper Chris Paul, and L.A.
Everything We Know About ScHoolboy Q's Debut Album "Oxymoron" So Far Feb 7, 2014 at 03:40pm 7,106 Views
So here's the run down. First there was news of a ScHoolboy Q album in 2013, and we thought it would arrive that same year. When that didn't happen, a lot of people started getting anxious.
The first full week of 2015 comes with quite a bit of news. First, is the sad news of legendary SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Then, there was the Charlie Hebdo situation in France.
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
Yesterday we saw A$AP Rocky's cover for Complex's December 2012/January 2013 issue and today we get a look at Alicia Keys' cover.Alicia Keys talks about her new album, Girl On Fire, which drops November 27th, motherhood and more in the issue. Read the full story here.Peep the cover and photos from the shoot below. Who's cover are you feeling more, Rocky or Alicia?
There are talks that Kobe Bryant will take a paycut after this season to allow the Lakers cap space to sign free agents, but for now he's the highest paid player in the league, and today he will receive a massive payday. As part of his contract, the Lakers are going to give Kobe a lump sum of over $24 million towards his $30 million contract today.
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 ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed.
Are you a lanky, purple-haired smoke enthusiast who raps, or a singer with long dreads and a penchant to wear a bandana? That's the ultimate question we're asking with the release of the new EP from Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign, Talk About It In The Morning.
This week we see Ne-Yo make his grand entrance on the Billboard 200 with Non-Fiction, and we're also analyzing Lupe Fiasco and Joey Bada$$ in their second week out. As we saw last week, Joey Bad started off strong with a #5 debut, much higher than Lupe's Tetsuo & Youth. However was that just hype for his first week out?
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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 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.
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
Today, a "posse cut" is more or less a marketing scheme. For a record label, what easier way is there to sell a single than by getting all of the biggest artists of the time and putting them on one song? It's like The Avengers for rap fans!
Last week we saw a solid output of music from artists both big and small. However, Drake took the cake with Nothing Was The Same leaking-- basically all talk revolved around Drizzy. Today let's take a look at five dope tracks that dropped in the past seven days, that are unrelated to the Toronto king. Let us know which underrated rappers you're feeling at the moment.
Keyshia Cole's Husband, NBA Player Daniel Gibson, Arrested For Battery Jul 29, 2013 at 02:22pm 6,939 Views
Reserve guard and three point specialist, Daniel “Boobie” Gibson, has been charged with battery in New Orleans. The Cleveland Cavaliers player who is married to singer, Keyshia Cole, turned himself into New Orleans authorities for charges which are allegedly linked to the Essence Music Festival in early July, which his wife performed at. Details are unknown at this time, but Gibson was re
In 1993 West coast Hip Hop was at the top of its game. Suge Knight, The D.O.C, and Dr. Dre had formed the now infamous record label Death Row Records. The new label had released Dre’s album The Chronic (1992) to huge fan fare, solidified G -Funk as a proper Hip Hop style (sorry Too $hort), and were quickly becoming the most important players in the game. So what was left to do?
The first week of April has arrived, and along with it came a few jams from some of the usual suspects: King Chip, Action Bronson, Young Roddy and Travi$ Scott. These four are no strangers to Underrated Audio, but soon one or two of them may get too big for the UA circuit and move on up to Top Tracks of the Week.
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