Charts Don’t Lie: September 22

This past week The Weeknd dominated the charts, although he was outshone only by country star Keith Urban. The race between the country star and r'n'b star was a close one, with 3,000 units making...

  • Charts Don’t Lie: September 22
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    This past week The Weeknd dominated the charts, although he was outshone only by country star Keith Urban. The race between the country star and r'n'b star was a close one, with 3,000 units making the difference for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200. The race was so close, in fact, that Drizzy and The Weeknd prematurely celebrated, when Drake congratulated his friend at his recent L.A. show....
  • Iconic Jordan Retro Returning This Year
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    One of the most classic Jordan colorways of all time, the Black-Red Jordan 1 High "Banned" is returning this December. Banned by the NBA for being "too colorful" Michael Jordan had the NBA fine paid by Nike during the season, creating great buzz around the sneaker and ultimately driving massive sales. While simple, this colorway is one of the most sought after, and the Nike Air treatment on this...
  • Shaq Buys Part Of Sacramento Kings & Disses The Pelicans
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    The NBA recently lost one of their most high profile owners when Jay Z sold his minority share of the Nets.  They are about to get a new celebrity owner, as NBA great, and pop culture icon, Shaquille O'Neal has purchased minority ownership of the Sacramento Kings.  This is semi-ironic as the Big Diesel was part of the Lakers teams that continually bounced the Kings from the playoffs in the...
  • New York Knicks Jordan Custom
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    Its no secret DJ Clark Kent loves his city. From creating Brooklyn-Inspired sneakers to promoting some of New York's top artists, his love of his city is often best reflected in his footwear. For this reason, it comes as no surprise that JBF Customs delivered a special edition New York Knicks Jordan 1 featuring a python skin upper. Repaneling the royal blue and orange found on the original...
  • Kanye West's Dopest Kicks
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        Ever since his arrival in the music industry, Kanye West has been a notable figure in terms of style. He has underwent a great deal of change in his fashion and has rocked everything from vans to luxury sneakers with price tags well over a thousand dollars.       As we all know Kanye has had his collaboration with Nike and is solely responsible for the Air yeezy craze in the sneaker...
  • It's Yo Birthday: Lil Wayne's 25 Top Album Tracks
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    Lil Tunechi has accomplished a heck of a lot in his three decades and a year. Joining Cash Money Records at the tender age of nine, he has since spent a highly respectable 22 years (and counting) in the hip hop business. The New Orleans rapper has clocked up some remarkable statistics in his discography, with 10 studio albums, 19 mixtapes, and a whopping 192 singles. If that...
  • The Funniest Tweets About Lil Boosie's New-Found Freedom
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    Last night proved to be an eventful one, when we learned that Lil Boosie was finally a free man. All the internet rejoiced, and fans of the Baton Rouge native began to come out of the woodwork, just in time to celebrate his freedom. Boosie's rap sheet dates back to 2009 when he pled guilty to a third-offence marijuana possession charge, for which he was sentenced to two years in prison. However,...
  • 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...
  • Auto-Tune: Hip-Hop's Rejuvenation
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    People do not like change. Music fans, especially. When the use of Auto-Tune exploded in the mid-2000s, many were skeptical. Today, many still are. Since its creation in 1997, Auto-Tune has crept its way into virtually every genre of music, most notably Hip-hop/R&B. Originally intended to simply change the key of an off-pitch vocal, it is reasonable for one to believe that the...
  • Stalking SXSW: Instagram Photo Recap (Part 1)
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    There's a ton of reasons why you may have missed out on SXSW this year, but don't worry, we got you covered! We're bringing all the best of SXSW's hip-hop Instagram posts together for your viewing pleasure. Just cool pics, rappers with fans and even a glimpse at some of the performances. Don't worry we have people taking care of the professional quality stuff, which will be coming soon. In the...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 8-14)
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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...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 15)
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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. Hence our new feature.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing...
  • 50 Cent Reveals Some Features From "Animal Ambition"
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    50 Cent, like the rest of the music industry, is in Austin, Texas for SXSW right now, and after performing a new track, "Hold On", Fif participated in a fairly disorganized interview backstage-- but we did learn some things.  The Queens rapper gave us some inside info on a couple of tracks from the album, revealing that "two songs will be out on the 18th." Among the songs that will appear...
  • Samples Of The Week: March 27
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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...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: March 30
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    After Charts Don't Lie took a hiatus last week, we are back again this week just in time to highlight three important debuts on the Billboard 200. YG's My Krazy Life, Kevin Gates' By Any Means and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Pinata. It may come as a surprise, but it appears as though Gangsta Gibbs & Madlib had the most underground release of all three-- we say surprise, because Gates'...
  • Ladies Night: Dopest Videos By Female Rappers
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    "This is ladies night and our rhymes is tight, oh this is ladies night...," Missy Elliott sang on the 1997 hit track, "Ladies Night" that she collaborated on with Angie Martinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye and Da Brat. The song was featured on the "Nothing to Lose" soundtrack. Just as the MCs mentioned above occupied space and declared their reign on "Ladies Night", women rappers have been doing the...
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