OFWGKTA return with "The OF Tape Vol. 2", devoured by youth all over the world
The Heat, Spurs and Thunder have all had the years that were expected of them when the season tipped off six months ago. However, there have also been some surprises along the way creating a handful of sleepers in this year’s playoff field.
Statistics have been an essential part of the rap game for years. "Who is number one?", "How well will an album debut?", and "Will it reach gold?", are just a few of the recorded facts that can be found here.
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.
Death Row Records had quite the run in the 90s. Picking up where N.W.A left off, Suge Knight assembled an all-star crew that would come to epitomize the West Coast hip-hop sound, along with bringing it to popularity. 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and others dropped classic after classic on the controversial label.
Were it not for Juicy J, "ratchet" would not be nearly as popular a term as it currently is.
As 2013 came to an end, countless voices in music and specifically in the realm of Hip Hop projected that 2014 would be the year of the female MC breakthrough. From a surface point of view, a "breakthrough" for the female rapper sounds as though they have yet to be discovered or haven’t properly developed as artists.
This week the race between T.I. and Logic for the top spot on the Billboard 200 comes to a close. Many fans have been anticipating the competition between the OG and the newcomer, and the final tally finds Tip coming out ahead by less than 10,000 copies. Paperwork didn't nab the #1 spot but finagled #2 with 80k copies. Under Pressure comes up under T.I. at #4 with a solid 72k.
In 2009, when Curren$y started Jet Life Recordings, there were only two other members to the Jet Life crew: Young Roddy and Trademark da Skydiver. In the five years since, Jet Life has grown like kudzu. They’ve added eight more members, most notably, Fiend, Smoke DZA, and Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids, gone on a national 35 city tour, and churned out three solid Jet Life crew mixtapes.
Today's pop stars have several pioneers to thank, including arguably the '90's most famous R&B singer, Aaliyah. She will forever be ingrained into pop culture's memory after her accidental death in 2001. And on what would have been her 34th birthday, HNHH decided to honor the pop star with some of her greatest tracks. Check them out below.
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.
Quick5: Logic Talks XXL Freshmen, The NBA Playoffs, Mac Miller's "Faces" Mixtape May 15, 2014 at 01:35 PM 9,760 Views
For those just tuning in, "Quick5" is our new lightning-quick interview series, during which we'll be asking artists whatever five (quick) questions happen to be on our minds, each exchange clocking in at under two minutes.
Although Hannukah went down early this year, Christmas is still right around the corner. With that in mind, we've decided to help you pick out your gifts (or perhaps you'll just add something to your wishlist!) this year with a Holiday Gift Guide perfect for the hip-hop head.
So we've showed you the main stage and the Festival Village, now it's time to take you backstage at Summer Jam XX 2013. Can't really say much about backstage, it's TOP SECRET!
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant parted ways with agent Rob Pelinka and could align himself with Roc Nation Sports in the future, Sports Business Journal reported Friday night.USA Today, meanwhile, reported that Durant will go without an agent because he is signed with the Thunder thourgh the 2015-16 season.
This week the hip-hop underground proves you don't need to be mainstream to top the Billboard 200, at least these days. Two mainstays within the underground movement debuted within the top 10 of the Billboard charts this week.
Ricky Rozay is constantly on his grind, and although for most of us that doesn't involve flying to Anguilla to shoot a music video, for the MMG Bawse, that's exactly what it entails.Ross is posted in Anguilla while he shoots the visuals for "Diced Pinapples," his collabo song with Drake and Wale off God Forgives, I Don't.
This week on Charts Don't Lie we see the Christmas spirit in effect, as Mariah Carey's 1994 album Merry Christmas soars back up the charts. We're also seeing a relatively quick decent for the MMG boss Rick Ross, and a relatively low debut for his counterpart Omarion. Wu-Tang Clan arrive on the charts with A Better Tomorrow receiving around 25k streams and sales, although they get one-upped by Ms.
Mac Miller recently dropped his latest effort, the “Macadelic” mixtape. I haven't really had feelings towards Mac Miller, good or bad; I've enjoyed some of his stuff, but he's not an artist who's in heavy rotation on my iPod. Nonetheless, this was a free tape, so why not give it a listen.
Last week, RiFF RAFF revealed on Twitter that he would be joining the WWE with the help of hall of famer Hulk Hogan. Professional wrestlers and rappers are more similar than you may think. They are both incredibly passionate about their trades. The average hip hop artist and rapper have a 24-hour grind to make themselves successful, not to mention travelling non stop.
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 Slim Thug, Chief Keef, Gunplay and more!
Justin Bieber Smuggled Out Of A Brothel But Spotted By His Kicks Nov 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM 9,670 Views
Check out the Biebs just doing it big in a Brazilian brothel! Yes, that is him under that sheet with those Bapes on. Dude tried to throw a sheet over his head and escape low key with some babes, but paparazzi don't sleep - not even in Rio. Got to applaud the effort. Veteran ET move.
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 Danny Brown, Chief Keef, Kanye West and more!
It's possible that you've come across WELL$ at this point. We first featured him with the socially aware and haunting "Lil Tommy", but since then he's delivered "Dreams Of An Insomniac" as well as a music video for "Django"-- these three records alone are enough to show you the talent lingering within the North Carolina native.
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