Tech N9ne talks to HotNewHipHop about wanting to work with Eminem & Kanye West.
We spoke to the pint-sized rapper Honey Cocaine on the set of Dizzy Wright's "Fashion" video shoot, and although the femcee is small, she's not letting that deter her from making a mark in the rap game.
New Year, New Tracks. For the new readers, TTOTW is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts.
On paper, hip-hop and opera seem like completely different styles of music, but many producers have shown us otherwise. Using dramatic, often high-pitched vocal samples, they add a theatrical element to rap tracks. The vocals can come from samples of actual operas or, more commonly, presets on synths or keyboards, and they've been used by everyone from Three 6 Mafia to RiFF RAFF to Tech N9ne.
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.
This time last week, we had no idea that Tyler, The Creator and Young Thug would be giving us new projects by the end of April, but I guess that's how things work now. Tyler announced his by returning to Twitter for the first time this year, and Thug shared his with some instantly-viral artwork.
Earlier this year, hip-hop bible XXL Magazine featured rappers A$AP Rocky and French Montana on its cover declaring New York rap is back. While the focus of the game has shifted to other parts of the country in the past several years or so, there are some native New York emcees that are doing their part to rep their city.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith had a huge weekend. Yesterday, he topped Drew Brees and the Saints to help the Jets improve to 5-4. Earlier in the weekend, he attended the Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat game, and drew a lot of attention from the sneaker community when he rocked his pair of Red October Yeezy 2's.
The BET Awards are always eventful. This past weekend the event rounded up some of the biggest names in the hip-hop industry, to dish out awards, perform on stage, walk the red carpet, and generally keep things hip-hop.
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.
BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Chief Keef's "Hate Bein' Sober" With 50 Cent & Wiz Khalifa, Keef Doesn't Show Up Nov 16, 2012 at 10:12am 57 Views
One of the more anticipated tracks off Chief Keef's Finally Rich debut is "Hate Bein' Sober" with 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa. A video for the song is already being filmed, as 50 and Wiz met up in the Las Vegas desert for the shoot, but it seems like the man of the hour, Chief Keef, didn't show up.
The songwriting process in rap can sometimes be hard to follow. With the use of sampling, and the genre's increasingly collaborative production methods, breaking down the construction of songs can become convoluted. Unless you're in the studio, a close reading of the liner notes is the most accurate representation of what went into the music presented on record.
Kanye wept. Drake reigned. Dark Sky Paradise happened. This week in hip-hop can be summarized in those three tersely worded sentences. It makes sense because this week has been weird everywhere else. There's something going about a dress and llamas. Hip-hop was a small bubble this week, but it's still an existing bubble. So, of course, we got that 140 Bars Or Less.
The first few months of 2013 passed with the hip-hop game in limbo, with a severe lack of albums that sparked everyone's attention. Weezys tenth album, I Am Not A Human Being II, was mediocre compared to his previous projects, A$AP Rocky's album, despite being exceptional was leaked late last year, weeks before its release date; several artists pushed their album release dates back extinguishin
Ahh Springtime--when you can finally leave the house and regain some type of social existence. Some of the hottest tunes of the past few months have been on repeat in the headphones, and now it's time to experience the music as it was meant to be heard--live.
Last year, L.A.-based producer Salva became a household name in hip-hop circles by scoring collabs with a diverse list of artists that included Schoolboy Q, Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, A$AP Ferg, Kurupt, Problem and E-40.
Remix Fix: Orange Calderón Chops Up Travi$ Scott's "Drugs You Should Try It" Nov 26, 2014 at 10:27am 7,670 Views
If you're feeling sluggish this Wednesday morning, well, Remix Fix probably won't help with that (and sorry we're a day late). This week we take things the chopped and screwed direction, with a chopped up remix of Travi$ Scott's already-melancholic "Drugs You Should Try It."
Remix Fix: Watch The Duck Take A Stab At T.I.'s "About The Money" Oct 28, 2014 at 10:46am 6,893 Views
If you're unfamiliar with these guys parading around with a duck mascot, they go by the name of Watch The Duck. The very talented trio is best known for their unique sound which bring together soul, trap & dubstep. Although they produce their own music, they are no stranger to the remix game.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Big L's "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous" Mar 28, 2015 at 04:36pm 7,306 Views
Big L is legendary for a few reasons. His punchlines, his freestyles, and his legendary album Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous are the basis to his influence.
Happy Fourth of July Hip Hop lovers! In honor of America’s birthday, we wanted to put together a list of some of our favorite artists showing their love for their country. Since the U.S.A is the birthplace of Hip Hop music, it’s only fitting we give our love back with this Patriotic list. Please let us know of any additional artists you think belong on this list!
Chris Bosh recently appeared on an episode of NBC's "Parks & Rec" as a ringer for a high school basketball team. Aubrey Plaza, who is one of the show's stars, relishes awkward moments and interactions - which her character is basically based upon - and in the past has reached out to Bosh on Twitter but never received a response.
Some may say that DJs like Drama are not "DJs" at all. Seeing that they aren’t steady flipping faders, critics feel it's fair game to strip them of their titles. With the club experience in, mind let us make it more expansive - a DJ is someone who takes an array of sounds and combines them creatively to produce an eclectic audio experience.
Drake unveiled the artwork for the standard and deluxe editions of his new album Nothing Was The Same this past week. As with all things Drake, memes soon ensued.
JMSN is in his own lane right now. In fact, he’s occupying a complete road to himself.
Here it is, the once-a-week look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about. Keep in mind that these tracks are culled from the very top of our Top 100 and, by their very nature, lean toward more popular artists. We still think these tracks are worthy of your attention, but if you need a look at artists you may have missed, take a look at Underrated Audio.
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