• Yes Yes: Slum Village Talks New Music, Doughnuts & J. Dilla
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    Detroit rap group Slum Village has certainly endured a lot in its 18 years. Members have tragically passed on, while others have left the group for various reasons. T3 is the only original member left. But despite all that; the veteran rap group personifies Detroit hip-hop. They carry on the legacy of deceased members J. Dilla and Baatin in the most beautiful of ways. Journalist Layne Weiss...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21)
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    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. This...
  •  Charts Don’t Lie: March 2
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    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...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 3-9
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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. This...
  • Review: Big K.R.I.T's "King Remembered in Time"
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    Ever resilient and defiant, Big K.R.I.T. drops K.R.I.T. (King Remembered in Time) for hip-hop heads to feast on. Placing a stake in Mississippi, K.R.I.T. presents a project to deliver his message that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the rap game. The Southern rapper's latest mixtape delivers quality lyrics and content along with showcasing his musicality, by producing the...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: October 27
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    Nothing too big transpired on the charts this week when it comes to hip-hop. That's not to say there weren't hip-hop releases-- there most definitely were, however, none could top Drake's Nothing Was The Same at #4 on the Billboard 200. And if DJ Khaled's low sales projections are correct, Khaled probably won't top Drizzy either next week. Dom Kennedy's album Get Home Safely sold over 13k opening...
  • Review: 2 Chainz' "B.O.A.T.S II: #METime"
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    The Def Jam rapper explained that B.O.A.T.S II: #METime would be the ultimate record to self-reflect to, or gain some ‘me time’ as 2 Chainz calls it. Self-indulgent it certainly is, and we would expect nothing less from 2 Chainz, considering his swag and confidence. Before the album even dropped we knew we were in for some serious #TityBoiTime as 2 Chainz reveled in his success on the...
  • Straight Flexin': 15 Photos Of Drake's Dad With Hip-Hop Artists
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    Champagne Papi has some undeniable Instagram skills, and it's pretty safe to say, they're genetic. Looking through Drake's dad's Instagram account, you'll find a good share of flexin', and we've taken the time to compile the cream of the crop from Drizzy Senior. Take a look through to see Champagne Papi's Papi stunt'n with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Juicy J and more!
  • Charts Don't Lie: April 13
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    This week we have a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, with Mobb Deep's new album The Infamous Mobb Deep, celebrating their 20-year anniversary since The Infamous. Their sales are not huge mainstream numbers, but obviously loyal hip-hop heads came through for Havoc and Prodigy as they clock in at #49. We continue to see Jhene Aiko's Sail Out hold on to a spot on the Billboard 200, not too high and...
  • Drake Hosts OVO Basketball Tournament With NBA Players
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    Over the weekend, Toronto rapper Drake returned to his hometown and held his annual OVO Fest (October’s Very Own), which featured a slew of performances and high profile names in hip hop such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, OVO’s The Weeknd, and many more. For the first year, Drizzy also organized an OVO basketball tournament along with Canada’s CIS program, OVO Bounce.   Newly signed...
  • Freestyle Matchups: WILD 'N OUT Edition
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    WILD 'N OUT is known for pitting rappers and comedians against one another in a series of competitions. To celebrate the show returning for its fifth season, HNHH has compiled a list of artists we'd like to see go head to head in freestyle battles.  We've pitted J. Cole against Drake, Kanye against Ray J, DJ Khaled against Kevin Hart and more in this freestyle faceoff! Take a look through...
  • "Control": Just What Hip Hop Needed? Weigh In On Kendrick Lamar's Verse
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    If we've learned anything from Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's song "Control", it's that there seems to be something lacking in today's Hip Hop genre.  This is evidenced by the reaction of fans, the industry, social media and artists themselves. At HNHH, we think this discussion is a good thing for rap; but it leaves us with a lot of questions. And if the recent outpouring of reactions...
  • Review: Beyonce's "Beyonce"
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    Beyonce beat the system with the unexpected drop of her fifth, self-titled album, which shocked the internet, the media and music fans alike. Although B's team had recently told us to expect an album soon, (Ne-Yo almost ruined the surprise as well), no one suspected it would happen this soon. Her unconventional marketing strategy was executed to perfection, and she successfully...
  • Kobe 8 "Venice Beach" Release Details and Photos
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    This weekend the Kobe 8 "Venice Beach" will release, alongside a slew of Jordan restocks on May 25th. A kaleidoscope of colors dominate the upper, splattering hits of teal, orange, grey and yellow throughout. A translucent sole last seen on the Kobe 8 EXT returns on the Venice Beach model, and a vivid teal heel cup caps off a beautifully done shoe. The Kobe 8 "Venice Beach" will retail for...
  • 8 Hip-Hop Bromances
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    Bromances aren't relegated strictly for college frat boys, although you may have that idea in mind. Hip-hop has proved to be the birthing place of many a bromance, some of which have fizzled out over the years, and some of which remain stronger than ever. We got our host Ashlee Ray to break down some of the most notable bromances in hip-hop history, including some of that are no more (Waka Flocka...
  • 10 Facts About The Air Jordan 10
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    The Air Jordan 10 has been getting a lot of publicity lately with the Bobcats and Cool Grey/Infrared releases. Prior to that it was the "Chicago Bulls" and "Steel" colorways, among others.    The Air Jordan 10 is far from the most popular Jordan silhouette, but the "Powder Blue" colorway dropping next month is going to be one of the most hyped sneakers of the year. With all the added...
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