Underrated Audio: August 17-23

We got quite a few new mixtapes this week, including one really big one from Dizzy Wright, The Golden Age. The tape has been getting Dizzy a lot of love, which is definitely a good thing for the Las...

  • Underrated Audio: August 17-23
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    We got quite a few new mixtapes this week, including one really big one from Dizzy Wright, The Golden Age. The tape has been getting Dizzy a lot of love, which is definitely a good thing for the Las Vegas emcee on his grind, and the project is probably his most high-profile yet. As another week wraps up, peep five records that dropped over the past seven days which weren't racking up views like...
  • Album Booklet & Production Credits Revealed For Nas' "Life Is Good"
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    With the release date for Nas' highly anticipated album, Life Is Good, fast-approaching, today we get a look at the production credits and album booklet. You can pre-order the album on iTunes & Amazon. A bonus track off the album dropped today, "Trust," produced by Boi-1da.Click through the photos below to check out the Nas' thank-yous and full production credits. Click on the...
  • Chris Lighty, CEO Of Violator Records & Management, Passes Away
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    Twitter is often the fastest news source, although not always reliable. Trending this afternoon was the news of the death of Chris Lighty, who is the CEO Violator Records & Management, which oversees many popular rap stars. This time though, Twitter's trending topic was accurate. Chris Lighty has passed away. Chris Lighty managed such artists as Busta Rhymes, Soulja Boy, Mariah...
  • 16 People Rick Ross Thinks He Is
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    Rick Ross has a well-documented case of multiple personality disorder. Sure, plenty of rappers compare themselves to athletes, characters, and mobsters, but Rozay takes it to a whole new level.  From his rap name, to his song titles, to his recurring "I think I'm..." punchlines, Ross is always looking for new personas to take on. Mastermind was scheduled to drop today, so in its absence we've...
  • Love & Hip-Hop: Best Moments of Season 4
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    Monday nights on VH1 (referred to as #MenaMondays by some) is one of the most exciting nights for reality TV due to the fact that is when the drama-filled Love & Hip-Hop airs, causing the "twitterverse"to be on tilt from 8PM-9PM. From Erica Mena's crazy outbursts, Peter Gunz's newfound Stevie J-like persona, and "Joehiry's" rocky relationship, Love & Hip-Hop produces memorable moments...
  • Origins: The Samples From Danny Brown's "OLD"
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    OLD is Detroit emcee Danny Brown's third studio project, released on October 8th via Fool's Gold Records. The audience rating on our review of the album stands at 85%, and we feel it's one of the better offerings of 2013, both sonically and lyrically. The production was handled by Paul White, A-Trak, SKYWLKR, Oh No, Corin Roddick, Rustie, JMIKE, Darq E Freaker and BadBadNotGood, a diverse...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Beat Konducta: Madlib's Best Collaborations
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    With his dusty, warped, sample-heavy sound almost instantly recognizable at this point, Madlib has carved out quite a niche for himself in the underground hip-hop world. First emerging in the '90s with his group Lootpack, he's gone on to rap under the name Quasimoto, play jazz as Yesterday's New Quintet, release his Medicine Show series of concept-driven beat tapes, and of course, collaborate...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 23-30
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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...
  • Classic Rotation: Snoop Dogg's "Doggystyle" 20 Years Later
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    In 1993 West coast Hip Hop was at the top of its game. Suge Knight, The D.O.C, and Dr. Dre had formed the now infamous record label Death Row Records. The new label had released Dre’s album The Chronic (1992) to huge fan fare, solidified G -Funk as a proper Hip Hop style (sorry Too $hort), and were quickly becoming the most important players in the game. So what was left to do? Release perhaps...
  • Most Searched Artists On HNHH Of 2013
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    We've entered the month of December, which means not only is Christmas approaching but so is the New Year. As we did last year, we'll be rounding up the Hottest of 2013 from mixtapes to albums to singles and much more. To kick off our year-end lists we've got a simple enough one, which rounds up the ten Most Searched Artists On HNHH Of 2013. Y'all have no one to blame but yourselves for...
  • Miss Info & Laura Stylez Talk On Hot 97's Summer Jam 2014 & More
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    Summer Jam is right around the corner, literally. The annual Hot 97 rap event goes down this Sunday, June 1st, at the Met Life stadium. We surmise that this year will be just as eventful as any other year, or perhaps more so, due to the return of once-banned 50 Cent and once-insulted Nicki Minaj. We spoke to Miss Info and Laura Stylez of the Hot 97 team to get their take on Summer Jam, who...
  • Underrated Audio: July 6-12
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    Jay-Z basically dominated the web this past week with the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail and all the interviews and promo that followed. Music-wise, there wasn't much else too major, with releases from the usual suspects like Juicy J and Ace Hood, and even Cory Gunz and Joey Bada$$. While those songs have definitely not been overlooked this past week, Underrated Audio brings you four tracks...
  • Review: Fabolous' "Soul Tape 3" Mixtape
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    In November, Atlanta rapper Trinidad James caused a firestorm with comments he made while performing in Brooklyn, New York City. After multiple rappers (most notably Maino) called him out for stating that ATL rappers run NYC musically, the Def Jam signee finally admitted he chose the wrong venue. Veteran Brooklyn rapper Fabolous chose not to respond to James publicly, instead choosing to let...
  • Joey Bada$$ Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Twitter, TDE's BET Cypher
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    Yesterday we brought you our interview with Soulo Ho3 from the Smokers Club tour, and today we're returning with our brief conversation with Joey Bada$$, a fellow headliner on the tour.  The young'n Joey is currently working on his debut album, titled B4.DA.$$, although before that happens we'll be getting the Summer Knights EP, a slight revamp of the Summer Knights mixtape. We received an...
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