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. Q is looking like he'll do some damage with 150,000-160,000 copies projected, and thus debut at #1 which definitely isn't a bad look, while Kid...
May 31, 2013
Take a look at our shoot with Alyson Marie in the gallery above, and take a look at some behind-the-scenes footage as well as an interview in the video at the end of the gallery!
You may remember her from our "Hashtagged Hotties 4".
Song : John Hart feat. Liz - "Party"
Photographer: Jonathan Canny
Hair & Make-Up: Kevin Wade
Videographer: Terrence Jones
Nov 28, 2012
Having released five albums to date, Trey Songz is extremely popular due to his radio-friendly hits and his ability to capture the entire male genders emotions on songs. Most of Trigga's hits are songs that showcase his lyrical ability to grasp the emotional ties between a guy and his girl. Not to mention, he makes some great songs to dance to at the club. On his 28th birthday, we've broken down...
With his dusty, warped, sample-heavy sound almost instantly recognizable at this point, Madlib has carved out quite a niche for himself in the underground hip-hop world. First emerging in the '90s with his group Lootpack, he's gone on to rap under the name Quasimoto, play jazz as Yesterday's New Quintet, release his Medicine Show series of concept-driven beat tapes, and of course, collaborate...
Oct 23, 2013
Yesterday we brought you our interview with Soulo Ho3 from the Smokers Club tour, and today we're returning with our brief conversation with Joey Bada$$, a fellow headliner on the tour.
The young'n Joey is currently working on his debut album, titled B4.DA.$$, although before that happens we'll be getting the Summer Knights EP, a slight revamp of the Summer Knights mixtape. We received an...
In the age of the internet it seems everybody can be a rapper, or at least make a feeble attempt at so doing. It may seem hard to find real talent with the game cluttered by generic, wanna-be, or insignificant rappers. That's not to say that ill emcees don't exist out there-- they obviously do, but sometimes they get overlooked 'cause some mainstream fish...
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. This week features Tyler, The Creator, Action Bronson, Chief Keef and more!
Two years ago, Jay-Z and Kanye West joined forces and crowned themselves the kings of rap. After an extensive worldwide Watch The Throne tour, the two went back to their separate careers to work on solo projects. Although they both welcomed a brand new baby in the last year and a half, they couldn’t be in more different places musically. While Kanye has declared himself god and delved into even...
Oct 15, 2013
To answer the above question, yes, mostly. His recent headlines alone show that there’s something to Nipsey Hussle, and we do get a glimpse of what that 'something' may be in Crenshaw.
Overall, the tape is a good listen and a sound effort.
The production is absolutely amazing. From top to bottom, there’s not a single whack beat on this project. Nipsey’s beat selection is one of his best...
May 18, 2012
Ab-Soul may have been the TDE rapper
getting the least amount of shine before Control System dropped.
However, with the release of Control System on May 11th he
has put himself at the forefront, and he proves why he belongs with
the TDE spitters, all of whom seem to be the rappers of the moment.
But Ab-Soul is more than just a 'rapper of the moment,' and Control
System is definitely more...
The importance of an album can be measured in several ways. Some are deemed iconic because of sale figures, others by the creativity and artistic integrity of the work, others still by their cultural influence. Although it's very rare for an album to nail all of these criteria, Dr. Dre's debut solo project did just that and then some. Now, 21 years after its release, let us roll some green and...
Yesterday we posted the freestyle video from the photo session, now here are some pics from Odd Future's photo shoot with famed photographer Terry Richardson. Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt and the entire OF crew were on hand. Check out the pics below, and a freestyle session featuring behind the scenes footage of the shoot. (Pics courtesy of...
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3) We will announce winners for each city 1-3 days before each show date. Winners will be contacted via their Facebook accounts and as a reply to their comment, so make sure to check this article when nearing...
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.
If you check the site every day, you know there was a bit of drought when it comes to VERY HOTTTTT records, but all...
Kevin Gates doesn't seem to do much talking, but he doesn't really need to when his music says it all. Kevin Gates is a rapper who comes from the streets of Baton Rouge, Lousiana, and chose to focus on his rap life instead of the streets. His music reflects this, and in it he expresses himself in ways not many gangsters usually do.
There's a lot of emotion in Gates' lyrics, there is wordplay...
As most of you probably know by now, we sponsored this year's Festival Village stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam XX festival. Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg and Action Bronson were among the bigger acts who performed, and each of them stopped by our tent to sign autographs and take photos with their fans either before or after they took the stage.
Kid Ink stopped by shortly after...