We take a look at ten instrumentals that use piano keys exceptionally well.
Hip hop beats are beautiful, no doubt. But the most superb ones are done by going back to the basics by using an age-old instrument integral to the evolution of not just Hip Hop, but of all music in general: the piano.
LeBron James recently got married to his long-time girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, at a three-day event. Wanting to keep it fairly low-key, the couple only invited around 200 guests, which included Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, Ray Allen, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra, and two heavy hitters in Jay Z and Beyonce. Not only did the hip hop royalty attend the wedding, bu
As we continue to suffer through the #MusicDrought (as one HNHH commenter put it), we once again bring you weekly jams that stood out from the mainstream ish we hear all the time. There's some variety on this week's list, from simple instrumentals, to chilled out strip club music, to ignorant bangers. A little something for everyone to vibe too.
A$AP Rocky's project with Jeremy Scott finally has a release date, dropping on September 28th.
The Air Jordan Future will release on March 1st, with a $185 price tag. The "Future" Air Jordan is constructed of a woven upper, complete with 3M threads. The sneaker resembles the Air Jordan 11, and the classic 11 outsole sits beneath the unique build. One of the Jordan Future colorways features a red outsole, and the other utilizes a milky outsole beneath the woven upper.
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Torrence Hatch may be best known as Boosie Badazz nowadays, but we remember him as Lil Boosie. It was under that moniker that he released his early work to the world. That work will be the subject of this week's Throwback Thursday segment.
Last night Barbara Walters hosted the "10 Most Fascinating People of 2013." Did I watch it? No, of course not, I watched sports like a bro. However, it did get me thinking about the most fascinating kicks of 2013 though. fas·ci·nat·ing (adj.)- Possessing the power to charm or allure; captivating.
When Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics in 2012 to join the Miami Heat, certain members of the C's spoke out against him fleeing the team.
Even as little as nine months ago, no one would have really expected Birdman and Lil Wayne to beef.
Another year, another DJ Khaled album with an almost unbelievably stacked tracklist.
After taking a break over the holidays/daze, we've returned with Staff Picks in all it's playlist glory. Although music in general slowed down over the holiday season, things seem to be picking back up this week, as is reflected in the Staff Picks playlist.
Last month we focused on Jeezy's first three albums to curate a Throwback Thursday of the trap star's better-known, early work. Today, we're going to dig a little deeper, going for features, lesser-known cuts, and rarities that he recorded during the course of 2000-2010.
Even through out his legal troubles, Gunplay has remained with a foot in the rap door, dropping mixtapes and singles leading up to his solo debut, Medellin. We haven't had many details on Medellin as of yet, although Gunplay does have plans to drop his Bogota mixtape prior to its release.Gunplay previously said he doesn't want to over think Medellin or fill it with a bunch of features.
Speaking about his biggest rivals in the league today, LeBron James says there is no one individual rival for him. Measuring the greatness of LeBron has shifted from putting him up against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Paul Pierce, and is now about seeing how he stacks up against the all-time greatest players.
Nowadays the lines are becoming blurred as to who is a rapper and who is a singer. Not only are genres being bent in different directions, so that it's not uncommon to find an EDM influence (or folk, if it's Yelawolf) in a rap song and vice versa, but vocals are being bent in every which way as well.
Andre Drummond and Jennette McCurdy continue their campaign as the most endearing celebrity couple on social media. After meeting online, and then posting some choice pics of their initial dates, the two have fallen for each other. The Pistons big man original "wooed" Jennette online, and in his latest move had singer Michael Buble give her a shout out on a Vine.
The Los Angeles Lakers recently gave fans a sneak preview of their black Hollywood Nights alternative jerseys. Now they give a full look at the dark uniforms.Featuring purple stitching number and lettering which is outlined by gold, the new jerseys will be worn for some home game.
When the Lakers lost Dwight Howard to free agency they went out and picked up a new big man, Chris Kaman. Hobbled by nagging injuries the past couple seasons, Kaman is a one-time all star, and still serviceable big man.
Metro Boomin just turned 22 in September, and he's already racked up one of the most enviable discographies in modern hip hop. Everyone from Gucci Mane to Drake to Nicki Minaj has called upon the St. Louis-via-Atlanta beatsmith for some work, and it's no surprise that he's been able to find success with such a wide range of artists.
Mr. 2-17 is Atlanta through-and-through, but despite being only 21 years old, he's not all that concerned with the music coming out of the region today. Hailing from Eastside of the city known as Zone 6, the young artist grew up in the same area as rap icons like Future and Gucci Mane, but his obsession with ATL rap dates a little further back.
Instagram user Iamtmcii posted a shot of what looks to be a massive week of restocks leading up to the NBA All-Star game. The list includes Taxi 12s, Bobcats and Steel 10s, Bel Air and Laney 5s, Infrared 3Lab 5s and more.
Every year Jordan Brand takes a handful of Retro models and releases classic OG and brand new colorways of them that end up getting scooped up off of shelves in an instant. 2014 is shaping up to be another huge year for the Brand and today we get a glimpse of what is to come next calendar year. A leaked shot of a catalogue hit the web today and has been stirring up a lot of interest.
We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one. Fans are receiving music how they want, when they want, from their favorite artists without the major-label hassle.
Much is already being made for the upcoming free agent crop in the summer of 2014 with wild rumors circulating of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James teaming up in Los Angeles. While LeBron James seems content in Miami after three straight Finals appearances and back-to-back championships, Melo and the Knicks are not favored to even come out of the East with many ranking them as low as the fifth be
Last year, there’s no question that the West had it locked. Acclaimed albums by Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Jay Rock, Ty Dolla $ign and The Game proved that the left coast can build off the momentum established by the legends – like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, NWA, Nate Dogg, etc. – and continue to release quality music that stretches the boundaries of hip hop at large.
Recently it was revealed the LeBron James is the second highest paid athlete in all of the United States, and had surpassed Kobe Bryant who had long stood as the “most popular player” worldwide in the NBA. Now Forbes has released numbers of top sneaker sales and it’s easy to see why James is earning more than the rest as his shoes sold six times as much as the next player, Kobe Bryant’s
Whether we know him as the infamous 2 Chainz, Tity Boi or one half of Playaz Circle, the rapper has written some of the funniest and sometimes plain ridiculous lines in hip hop. His fans can’t help but memorize and shout out his outrageous quotables, something which is beginning to characterize Tity 2 Necklace.
The Doernbecher Jordan 4 will be re-releasing this summer, to the joy/hate of many sneakerheads. Following the Doernbecher Jordan 3 re-release, the Doernbecher Jordan 4 is slated for an August drop, though the exact date is not yet known. Designed by Isaiah Scott in 2011, this retro features an icy sole with comic book details, going with the overall Superman theme.
With its blunt illustrations of the dangers of life growing in inner city Chicago, drill music has had a powerful influence shaping the sound of hip hop over the course of the last half-decade. Many of the genre's purveyors are active themselves in gang life, and as such some have been killed at an extremely young age.