Review: Tinashe's "Aquarius"

It's funny how music comes full circle. Tinashe was just eight years old when Aaliyah Haughton tragically died in a plane crash, causing the music world to mourn and R&B to be reconstructed in...

  • Review: Tinashe's "Aquarius"
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    It's funny how music comes full circle. Tinashe was just eight years old when Aaliyah Haughton tragically died in a plane crash, causing the music world to mourn and R&B to be reconstructed in her wake.  Since then, though, R&B has gone through a lot. There has been your Jagged Edge's and your Ne-Yo's, fusing pop hooks with soulful voices and sexual flare. However, I believe the...
  • Remix Fix: Chi Duly Remixes ILoveMakonnen "Tuesday" With Drake
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    This week's search for a remix had us stumbling upon this Chi Duly version of everyone's latest jam stuck on repeat, "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday," by ILoveMakonnen (most likely the Drake-remixed version). Chi Duly is a producer and DJ based in New York, NY. His remixes and originals are fresh, and the way he uses catchy melodic phrases is reminiscent a little of DJ...
  • 5 BadAzz Moves Lil Boosie Has Made Since His Release
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    #FreeBoosie may be the latest hash tag to be retired, but that doesn't mean he's been forgotten. Torrance Hatch, aka Boosie BadAzz, has capitalized greatly on the momentum of his prison release this past spring. The Baton Rouge native has been making moves faster than most, with his release of an assortment of remixes and singles. True fans or new fans, there’s no denying his appeal....
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
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    The good news is that this week saw the release of Flying Lotus' You're Dead and Tinashe Aquarius. One is arguably one of the top three albums of the year and the other is a really good R&B album. But good music doesn't stop the world. As such, rappers have to continue to do rapper things. Mike WiLL Made It is hard at work and Mac Miller may not...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Oct.11)
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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...
  • Top 10: Singles Off Highly Anticipated Albums
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    With so much great music already out this year, it's hard to think this year could get any better. But we still have new albums coming from the likes of T.I., Logic, Big K.R.I.T., and Kendrick Lamar, so it will get better, way better. One of the best parts about waiting for a new album is hearing what songs the artist picks from the project to tease us with. It's almost like getting some bomb...
  • Ladies Night: Female Solidarity In Hip-Hop
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    Hip-Hop has been a male-dominated genre since its inception in the 1970s on the streets of the South Bronx. However, female emcees were looking over the horizon and soon crept into the game. From MC Lyte to Salt-N-Pepa, female rappers proved that they had the skill to hang with their male counterparts. They enforced a message of unity to gain the respect that they rightfully...
  • 8 Hilariously Awful Rap Battles
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    Most of us have seen an epic moment in rap battles. If it didn't come while watching Eminem's "8 Mile", maybe you've seen a local competition with some ill talent, or at least a strong YouTube video that made your drop your jaw. This list has little to do with those moments. This is the list of absolutely awful, no-good, whack rap battles. Some may argue that being awful at battle rapping is a...
  • Underrated Audio: October 11- October 17
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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. This week's selection of artists includes The Game's recent Blood Money La Familia signee, Skeme, who definitely...
  • Jahlil Beats Lists His Top 10 Singles He Produced
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    The other week we got producer Jahlil Beats to do some of our work for us, and list his Top 10 producers of all time. It was an interesting glimpse into the mind and the influences of the young producer, as he cited plenty of seasoned producers and let us know his favorite to ever do it was Swizz Beatz.  Now that we know where his inspiration for being a producer comes from, we're...
  • Drill Alternatives: The Other Side Of Chicago Rap
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    Commercial rap conversation often revolves around the same dozen or so artists, with the spotlight constricting further in regional rap discussions. This is especially true of Chicago. Drill rap has dominated Chicago’s rap scene for several years now, and has been America’s primary lense into the state of the youth in the city. Though organic in its takeover, the Drill aesthetic has...
  • 10 Essential Vic Mensa Tracks
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    Vic Mensa is barely old enough to drink, but that hasn't stopped this 21-year-old MC from livin' the life. After touring with Disclosure earlier this year, Mensa's popularity has been on the steady rise. The Chicago-bred MC has a friendship with Chance The Rapper, and the two frequently collaborate on stage and on tracks. Jams like "Suitcase" and "Tweakin'" have seen the two spit back and forth...
  • On The Come Up: Skywlkr
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    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best work, and...
  • Review: Run the Jewels' (Killer Mike & El-P) "RTJ2"
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    El-P was first brought to Killer Mike's studio to commission a beat, or two, for Mike’s R.A.P. Music. This was 2011, and Adult Swim creative director Jason DeMarco, the mutual connection, couldn't have possibly foreseen the two-headed beast he just spawned. By the end of the session, Mike knew he’d found the sole producer for his next album....
  • Review: Future's "Monster"
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    Part of Future’s appeal lies in a musically indefinable existence. While both Pluto (and the 3D version) and Honest became somewhat of a set template for artists like Travi$ Scott, Future himself is a blend of the past, some not so distant. Given his early tutelage under first cousin Rico Wade, of Organized Noize, whom Future credits with “masterminding” his sound, the...
  • Samples Of The Week: November 6
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    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This...
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