• HNHH Waka Flocka Mixtape Listening Party Exclusive
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    Last week Waka Flocka dropped his latest mixtape Salute Me Or Shoot Me Vol. 4: Banned From America, and HNHH was on hand for the exclusive listening party at Patchwerk Studio in Atlanta.  While talking to Waka, we asked him about what he’ll do when he reaches the two million followers plateau on Twitter, and what special track or event will he have for his friends to commemorate it. ...
  • Charts Don't Lie: September 30th
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    Winston Churchill stated that, “a fanatic is someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” Thus, the supporters of Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Lil B fit into this framework perfectly. In essence, any enthusiastic individual devoted to an artist is considered a fan. The term “fanatic” being derived from a pair of Latin words invested with religious connotations....
  • Underrated Audio: September 25- October 1
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    It's already October in this bitch. Shieeet. I don't mind though, October is my favorite month, and not just 'cause it contains my birthday. Here a few examples of all the good shit that happens in October: Boardwalk Empire started back up, Halloween, Kendrick Lamar's album, Meek Mill's album... you get the point. Yesssir, let's enjoy this month. Evidence- Sakura Feat. Planet Asia I was...
  • Review: Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 2"
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    The day after his 25th birthday Meek Mill released Dreamchasers 2. In one day, it became the most downloaded mixtape in recorded history. It seems the sleeper has awoken, and the dream’s become reality. Once upon a time, the Maybach Music Empire was just one man hustlin’. Metaphorical bricks flipped, multiplied and the roster grew into a trinity. Rick Ross signed Wale and Meek Mill in...
  • Review: Ab-Soul's "Control System"
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    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...
  • Rebirth Pt. 3: The Evolution Of The MC
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    Rapper, Lyricist, Rhymesayer. All labels for one person: the MC. The MC not only has many different aliases but comes with many different personalities: the gangster, the conscious individual, the partygoer, the player, the everyperson. MCs are a dime a dozen these days. Can you name one that doesn’t sound or look like the next rapper you happen to listen to? There may be a few, but these...
  • 12 Divergent Samples: Compare & Contrast
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    The art of sampling is no easy feat. It takes a keen ear to hear what a track develop into from a borrowed sample. Any track can contain a number of useful elements for the producer to tackle. Whether it's a drum beat, a hook, a melody or vocals a producer can take one element and use to result in, effectively, a brand new track. Many samples we hear in hip-hop are borrowed from different genres...
  • Shit Rappers Say
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    You can never really expect what will come out of a rapper's mouth at any given moment. Hip-hop is a genre that is known for its unbridled, outspoken nature so it is really no surprise that the artists in the genre bring us some very hilarious quotables when they sit down for an interview. Whilst we love rappers for their grind and the dope music they give us, sometimes the things that they say...
  • Samples Of The Week: June 26
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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...
  • Review: Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
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    Ab-Soul is a complex artist. The Carson, California native and Top Dawg Entertainment signee has overcome a number of major tribulations throughout the course of his life. And while all artists experience ups-and-downs that become points of growth for them as people while shaping the music they create, Ab-Soul's ups-and-downs are unique to most. On his deeply moving, autobiographical track "Book...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: June 29
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    This week J. Lo returns to the Billboard 200, although her opening week numbers are not as strong as previous releases from the pop star. Back in the 2000s when J. Lo was really in her prime (although we cannot deny she is still looking hot these days), the singer would easily sell upwards of 200,000 units opening week. However her comeback album, A.K.A., didn't even manage to break the 50k mark....
  • Beyond 8 Mile: A Glimpse Into Detroit's Current Hip Hop Scene
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    A straight shot up I94, and almost 300 miles from Detroit, Chicago’s drill scene is currently making waves for the Midwest.The city that is currently more known for its violence than its wind, beautiful architecture and tasty signature deep dish pizza has captured the attention of America’s hip hop community. But what about its neighbor, who once introduced the nation to some of its...
  • Hashtagged Hotties 12: Brighten Your Instagram Feed
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    It's safe to say that there is no fun seeing the same ol' selfies on your Instagram feed while using the app to pass time. Hashtagged Hotties is always the solution to that problem; from a video vixen to a DJ, to just a gorgeous gal who loves to take photos, these hotties will bring their allure to your Instagram feed instantly.  Rosanna...
  • Shit Rappers Say (Part 2)
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    Yes it's back again! We've gone digging for those stupid, hilarious, random and anger-filled comments that your favorite rappers make, for another edition of Shit Rappers Say. Unlike any other genre, you can always expect rappers to be outspoken, and be blunt with honesty, after all that's what they endeavor to do with their music.    So here for you to enjoy are 18 more quotes from...
  • 10 Independent Rap Labels On The Rise
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    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...
  • Underrated Audio: July 12- July 18
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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. On this week's edition we scrounge up music from rappers on the rise, some of whom just inked a independent label deal...
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