Crew Love: TDE

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,...

  • 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,...
  • Track Breakdown: Talking To QuESt & 6ix On "Lost Niggas"
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    Our Track Breakdown series has been on a hiatus recently but we're bringing it back this afternoon for Visionary Music Group's newest signee QuESt and their in-house producer 6ix. We've been steadily rolling out cuts from QuESt's upcoming mixtape Searching Sylvan, and last week's record in particular stood out as one we needed the full story on. For those who missed it, QuESt and 6ix teamed up...
  • Hottie Vs Hottie: Seahawks Vs Broncos (Super Bowl XLVIII Cheerleaders Edition)
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    Regardless of who you think will triumph in Super Bowl XLVIII, let's take a moment to see which team wins for having the hottest cheerleaders.  It's not always easy to judge when we're taking into account two collective groups, so take some time to peruse the galleries above in order to make an informed decision.Is this a close call?  Or does one team take home the hardware in a landslide?We...
  • Underrated Audio: September 13 - September 19
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    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. With a new Big K.R.I.T. mixtape and Hustle Gang's G.D.O.D 2 mixtape, plus a ton of new singles from Tity Boi, Tory...
  • Review: Snoop Lion's "Reincarnated"
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    2012 was an eye-opening year for Snoop Dogg. So much so that the West Coast rapper held a press conference in July to publicly announce that, after spending some time in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, he was a changed man. Snoop declared he was leaving the gangsta-image alone to adopt the ways and culture of a Rastafarian. There was just one problem: Dog is a derogatory term in Jamaican...
  • Films That Have Influenced Hip-Hop
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    There's no denying the inspiration rappers draw from movies, whether the sound is on or off. Films such as Juice, King Of New York, Belly, New Jack City, Boyz In The Hood, Menace To Society and Scarface have helped shape the persona many of your favorite emcees adopt on the mic (whether they're entirely aware of it or not). Artists, especially those born into poverty, tend to identify with...
  • Introducing DUBB, The Aviator Of Athens Park, South Central Los Angeles, California
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    For those unfamiliar, Quincey White, better known as DUBB, is an emerging emcee and entrepreneur born and raised in Athens Park, South Central Los Angeles, California. His moniker is an acronym that stands for "Determined & Unique Beyond Belief", which captures his approach quite well. Far from satisfied, he and his associates at AV8ERS Entertainment plan to ascend as high as...
  • Kid Vishis Talks New Album, Royce Da 5'9'', Writing Process
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    It's easy to draw comparisons between Detroit's up-and-coming emcee Kid Vishis and his older brother Royce Da 5'9''; both emcees did grow up in the same home, with the same parents, in the same house after all. But don't let their similar backgrounds get you to thinking they're the same. One listen to Vishis' new album Timing Is Everything and it becomes clear that he's much more than a...
  • Who Had The Best BET Cypher?
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    The BET Hip-Hop Awards always result in a lot of commentary the next day, from critics to fans, everyone has their thoughts on the show and in particular, on the BET cyphers. This year we saw the TDE labelmates Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Isaiah Rashad take the mic, as well as Slaughterhouse, the A$AP Mob crew, Jon Connor, Rittz, Rapsody, Lil Kim, Travi$ Scott, the Real...
  • Review: Hustle Gang's "G.D.O.D."
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    T.I. has been a man on a mission after his second prison stint. Following the success of his eighth studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, he once again travels back to his trapping roots. This time he’s joined by the roster he personally assembled on his Grand Hustle label for Hustle Gang’s G.D.O.D., the label’s first compilation mixtape.  King T.I. holds court in the intro...
  • Exclusive Interview: Grand Hustle Production Duo Nard and B
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    Production duo Nard & B, hailing from Atlanta, have worked with many of your favourite ATLiens. This includes, but is not limited to, T.I., Future, and Gucci. In this interview, HNHH talks to the Grand Hustle signees on what projects they have in the works. They also discuss their grind in the city, as they try to become a household name. Finally, Nard & B speak on linking up...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: October 12
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    Prince has a crazy number of albums under his belt, and a loyal following at that. After taking a four-year break, he returned this year with not one, but two new albums. He put them out at the same time, and managed to move units on each, with each debuting within Billboard 200's top 10. While Prince's popularity may not be as high as it once was, there's still a fanbase there. It would be...
  • BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Game's "Celebration" Featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Lil Wayne
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    Just after getting the CDQ version of Game's new single, which has some all-star features, behind-the-scenes pics surfaced online from the video shoot.The video shoot  went down at a park in L.A., and features the mandatory models as well as some low-riders. Although Weezy wasn't present for this part of the shooting, his portion is going to be shot in Miami. Check...
  • 10 Sophomore Albums Compared To Debuts
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    Kendrick Lamar is gearing up to release the sequel to his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, as you well know. With the release of the untitled album’s first single (or rather "statement") “i” this Tuesday putting everyone in a frenzy, it’s only a matter of time until we get the full product. While Kendrick is a lyrical and creative genius who looks to be a mainstay...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Oct.18)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope"? Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • The Most "Drake" Lines On "Nothing Was The Same"
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    Drake's album is officially dropping tomorrow, September 24th. Nonetheless the early leak of Nothing Was The Same has given us all enough time to go through the album from start to finish, and properly digest all the lyrics, beats, and Drake-isms. Part of any good Drizzy album are the quotables-- and here we've gone through and found the most Drake-worthy ones-- you know, the type of shit that...
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