Finally dropping the long-awaited "Dream.ZONE.Achieve", Smoke DZA proves that he can do anything he sets his mind to.
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.
Karl Marx taught that capitalism despite increasing the productivity of the world’s economy would nevertheless create a social chasm. On one hand there’s the bourgeoisie who own and control the labor, and on the other is the proletariat who sell their labor. In the music industry this problem is evident.
Fall is next week. This means it's about to be that season where it's time to grind as the big album releases come through. Summer has been pretty tame, so you'd think some serious heat is on the way soon. Plus, Meek Mill gets out of jail in the fall. And there's Run The Jewels and Lil Wayne's albums dropping. Who was psyched for last summer again?
The newest signee to MMG, Rockie Fresh, surprised most folks when Rick Ross announced him as the latest member on his label. HNHH recently caught up with the Chicago rapper who has maintained his humble roots, and stresses the importance of family and respect. Even though he’s part of one of the biggest groups in the rap game, Rockie has not changed a
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.
It is rumored, that at the turn of the twentieth century, marijuana and music were married in New Orleans. Jazz was in its infancy; as experimental art-form it found Mary Jane to be a complimentary companion. She permitted calm endurance and open-minded expression; benefits those creative forefathers indulged in. However, bad press burned in the flames and hatred rose from the ashes.
Hip-hop and professional sports are more similar than you might think. Both fields are competitive, exciting, and allow for great debates. Rappers are often seen interacting with world class athletes, such as Lil Wayne hanging out with Cristiano Ronaldo, 50 Cent breaking bread with Floyd “Money” Mayweather, or Drake taking pictures with whoever won that evening.
Danny Brown has already teased us with at least one confirmed track from his upcoming album OLD, and last night he took to twitter to reveal the full list of producers, as well as features on the project.
Big Sean's lead single off his sophomore album, Hall Of Fame, is currently getting the visual treatment in Detroit.The video for "Guap" was being shot on Woodward Avenue in Big Sean's hometown, and resulted in the area being shut down for a few hours, reports say.Check out flicks from the set below (via HHNM).Hall Of Fame won't be dropping until early 2013.
Being an NBA player leaves lots of potential for partying. Not only are players essentially off work for a third of the year, but - for the most part- have large egos that love the limelight and even larger wallets that love spilling money frivolously; as Meek Mill put it, "Young & Gettin' It" .
HNHH Exclusive: Hot 97 Christmas Extravaganza at Webster Hall with Nicki Minaj Dec 27, 2012 at 08:24pm 50 Views
The night started off as any other night would with a full out dance party on the second floor of Webster Hall. There, fans got their fill at one of their three bars and danced to the tunes of Nicki Minaj and her Young Money cohorts. Eager to see their favorite MC, fans were dressed up as Nicki Minaj from their eyelashes to their shoes.
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 the very sexy Ashlee Ray breaks down the long list of rappers with outrageous tattoo choices. From Game getting a new tattoo what seems like every other week, to Riff Raff's crazy assortment of brand names inked on his body, it seems like rappers may be the most tatted up people in the entertainment business.
If you haven't yet heard the Brit pop and R&B singer, Banks, then you're welcome. Her voice is like water and her dark lyrics and hooks are a breath of fresh air for R&B fans. She gained mad attention in the music industry with her biggest hit "This Is What It Feels Like."
If it weren't for the weird for-pay nature of Drake's new "mixtape" then all five of these tracks would come from the 6 God. That's not to say the rest of the week was terrible. Our Top 100 chart contained a number of notable tracks.
Raekwon and Talib Kweli met up in Brooklyn, New York to film their upcoming video for the track they did together, "Violations." While they were filming, HotNewHipHop met up with Raekwon to pose him a question, how he thinks the internet has impacted hip- hop.
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
Dissecting the funniest, most entertaining, and outrageous tweets from some of the biggest names in rap who are on Twitter. Twitter is intriguing to fans because it offers an un-buffered forum into the minds of some of your favorite artists.
St. Louis rapper, Nelly, was on ESPN’s “First Take” and went off on Kobe Bryant, blaming him for the Lakers misfortune of a first round exit, and Dwight Howard bolting to Houston. Take this for what it’s worth, but the “Hot In Herre” got heated in a 10 minute debate of sorts (screaming match?) with Stephen A.
When K. Camp released his Will-A-Fool-produced single "Cut Her Off" back in November, few recognized the ATL singer's name. Now over eight months later, he's rubbed shoulders with rap greats like Juicy J, Too Short and Lil Boosie, mostly thanks to the success of that single.
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.
The trend of surprise albums has definitely caused a shift in the traditional method of releasing music. Interviews, music videos and singles are still protocol (well, usually), but we’ve watched the likes of Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Skrillex, J. Cole etc. trade customary release dates for something a little more exciting and spontaneous.
This week we have a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, with Mobb Deep's new album The Infamous Mobb Deep, celebrating their 20-year anniversary since The Infamous. Their sales are not huge mainstream numbers, but obviously loyal hip-hop heads came through for Havoc and Prodigy as they clock in at #49.
There is sometimes a fine line between hip hop and advertising, with rappers constantly namechecking their favorite brands, or even promoting their own. A french art director by the name of David Redon may have seen this connection when he began work on a project called "Ads Libitum", which reimagines rap songs as vintage ads.
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