In The Cut is a new series we're starting on HNHH, and the premise is pretty straightforward: we choose one track that we are really feeling and talk to the artist and the producer of that specific cut to find out how it all came together, from both sides. The first edition features a CyHi The Prynce song, "Start A War," off his recent mixtape, Ivy League: Kick Back. The Arkatech Beatz-produced...
This week's unintentional theme for Underrated Audio seems to be dark and trippy tracks-- from Jarren Benton spitting craziness, Don Trip giving us mellowed out and dark bars, and the Flatbush Zombies delivering drug-addled rhymes, all bases were covered in either department. Check out those three tracks, as well as two more that are on the lighter side, by clicking through the gallery...
Dizzy Wright was recently crowned a 2013 XXL Freshmen (by the people's vote, nonetheless), which is sure to make his stock in the rap game rise. However, he's as humble and as hard-working as ever. This is evident on his new track, "Maintain," which offers support for people and their every-day struggles, instead of glamorizing hard times, as rap can do.We called upon Dizzy Wright and...
Sales charts are more than just bar graphs and seismic
looking line work, it is a complex network of retail results and online data.
Though it can’t be tallied to perfection, it is nevertheless reliable when
approached with a discerning eye. Such sight-seeing is at the core of Charts Don’t
Lie, an on-going look at the top performing records in Rap and R&B. Unlike
other coverage this...
Jan 13, 2013
We saw a brief hiatus of Charts Don't Lie over the holiday break, but that doesn't mean sales slowed down, in fact, it appears to have been the opposite. Over the holiday season, many artists saw a rise on the charts as more copies were sold of their respective albums. So this week, you'll see artists featured that probably haven't appeared on Charts for a while. It's interesting to see which...
Word up HNHH viewers, welcome to a new feature on HNHH where we will discuss some relevant shit going on in the hip-hop world. It shall be called Word Up. Let us begin.
There's a new breed of rappers emerging. There are a ton of new emcees on the scene establishing a different sound, whether it be new-age, drug-inspired or not. Of these new spitters, some are white. Some are female. Some are...
Check out some underground/slept-on tunes you may have missed last week.
Ro Ransom- Temperature
Ro Ransom, formerly Nero, is dope and highly slept-on. He released this track over Missy Elliott's 'Hot Boyz' instrumental to start prepping us for the release of “Ransomnia.” This won't be on “Ransomnia” but he kills it nonetheless. Definitely one of my favourites from last...
Check out some music you may have overlooked this past week.
Rockie Fresh- Want My Blood Feat. The Kickdrums & DZ Deathrays
This doesn't sound like your typical rap song, Rockie flows over a synth-based beat.
Redman- Just Don't Give A Fuck (Remix)
Randomly, Redman let go his version of some classic Eminem, and he definitely does it justice. It's reminiscent of Em's track...
Four tracks this week for you to enjoy, if you haven't already.
Phil Ade- Hatin (Faded Remix)
Phil Ade takes on Tyga's “Faded” and turns it into “Hatin” for all his haters (and fans too). I hope we get a new Phil Ade project soon.
Sir Michael Rocks- Chill Feat. Like (of Pac Div)
1/2 of the Cool Kids dropped his solo tape this past week, “Premier Politics 1.5,”...
Jun 22, 2014
This week we saw quite a few albums get pushed down thanks to new entries on the Billboard 200 that weren't strictly hip-hop. Jack White's Lazaretto took over the #1 spot, and various other albums, including a country record and "The Fault In Our Stars" movie soundtrack, rounded out the top 5. We won't spend too much time discussing those LPs as you likely have no interest in knowing where...
Jul 13, 2014
This week Trey Songz's Trigga makes its debut on the Billboard 200 at #1, giving Trey his second #1 album in a row, following up Chapter V. Although Chapter V sold more records in its opening week (135k), Trigga came close under it with 105k. That's still a respectable follow up-- something we unfortunately cannot say about Robin Thicke. Thicke attained worldwide success with 2013's Blurred...
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.
For this week's selection of Underrated Audio, we look to rap collective Two-9 (who just inked a deal this...
Nov 25, 2012
week, another great showing from R&B artists on the sales charts. Drake’s boy and fellow Toronto artist The
Weeknd managed to nab the top spot here this week, and he did it all with only
dropping three original tracks. Look for
Nicki Minaj to follow suit when her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re Up drops,
although some retailers have not chomped at the bid to carry the...
I don't got much to say, but since this is underrated type ish, you guys should all peep DJ Dahi's new instrumental mixtape, Toys 2.0. Dope for rappers, and the average listener alike, cop it here. And on an equally random note, I would really like some new Lloyd Banks in my life so I really hope he finishes those two mixtapes he's working on, like, yesterday.Sir Michael
Rocks- Make This...
to one of the game’s biggest stars and several acclaimed risers, Toronto is
finally emerging as the hip hop force it’s spent over two decades trying to
become. Until recently, the city’s place on the world stage was tenuous. As North
America’s fourth largest market, Toronto has produced talented and original
acts since the 1980’s, but with the exception of a few cross-over...
Dec 16, 2012
This week we see Wiz Khalifa’s O.N.I.F.C. debut at #2, just as his last album, Rolling Papers did. However, the numbers don’t exactly add up-- O.N.I.F.C. sold less than Rolling Papers. While Rolling Papers may have been considered a commercial success, according to die-hard TGOD fans, it was far cry from what they knew and loved about Wiz. O.N.I.F.C. found Wiz attempting to return to his...