Charts Don't Lie: September 9th

The debate as to whether charts do, or don't lie, rages on. On one hand, there are the numbers themselves. As to what they mean is a subjective matter. That said there is the argument that the...

  • Charts Don't Lie: September 9th
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    The debate as to whether charts do, or don't lie, rages on. On one hand, there are the numbers themselves. As to what they mean is a subjective matter. That said there is the argument that the numbers are incorrect. Weighted sales are one such issue. Particularly problematic in the late 90’s, weighted sales were a questionable algorithm included in Soundscan’s overall equation. It...
  • Underrated Audio: September 4- 10
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    UA has compiled four different tracks this week, each with a unique feel and solid production, setting them apart from the daily list of songs. Term & Lil Fame vibe out over Alchemist production, Curt@!n$ returns to the music scene with help from ScHoolboy Q, Gangsta Gibbs chops up the hard, and Jon Connor does what he does best. Check them all out below. Termanology & Lil...
  • Word Up: Grammys Don't Show Love For Hip-Hop
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    Word up HNHH viewers, the Grammys were on last night, and even if you missed it, you can catch all the relevant performances here. So let's just take a minute to discuss the lack of love showed to my favourite genre, obviously, hip-hop. What the fuck. How did Bon Iver win Artist of the Year? I like Bon Iver, I mean, I used to be into his shit a while back...I really didn't think he was a new...
  • Word Up: Is Tupac Back?
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    By now you've probably seen, or at least heard about, the Tupac hologram which debuted at Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's performance at Coachella. It took the internet by storm, and was praised by many; but there is still a sense of hesitancy in accepting that holograms are the 'way of the future.' I don't think I'm alone in saying that I hope that the Tupac hologram doesn't become a regular...
  • Remembering MCA: Adam Yauch
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    Almost three years after finding a cancerous tumor on his parotid gland Adam Yauch (MCA) acquiesced to the illness on May 4th, 2012. Since then fans, friends, and fellow artists have mourned Adam’s life and work through their words and actions.In truth there is much to mourn, and much to remember. As a founding member of the Beastie Boys, Yauch was largely responsible for the most successful...
  • Charts Don't Lie: November 25th
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    Another 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...
  • Underrated Audio: November 27- December 4
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    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...
  • Emerging Hip Hop Scenes: Toronto Edition
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    Home 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...
  • Charts Don't Lie: December 16th
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    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...
  • Underrated Audio: January 15-21
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    This week we got some new Ab-Soul and JMSN, actually our first real taste of the duo working together, and it was quite well-received. The rapper and singer/producer have a collaborative album dropping in February, which is the only album I really am looking forward to in the pipeline of winter releases...It doesn't really seem like there are many dope LPs to get us through the winter so let's...
  • Underrated Audio: February 12-18
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    This past week we saw an influx of themed content, surrounding Valentine's Day and the NBA All-Star Weekend. Rappers just love dropping material simultaneously, thus the site was busy with mixtapes and songs centered around either subject, resulting in some music getting pushed aside. Here are five tracks that may have been neglected in the V-Day and All-Star frenzy that occupied last week.
  • Remembering: The Notorious B.I.G.
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    Exactly 16 years ago, the rap game changed forever. Christopher George Latore Wallace, more commonly known as The Notorious B.I.G. was shot and killed during a drive by shooting in Los Angeles. This after the equally devastating murder of Tupac Shakur several months earlier. All on the coat tails of one of the most intense, violent and publicized feuds in music history, but that’s not what...
  • Charts Don't Lie: March 10th
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    On Charts Don't Lie this week we familiar faces, along with one that may seem completely random: Flo Rida. We'll get to that one in a minute. As for the regulars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis see their best chart peak this week since they debuted at #2, with a leap from #16 to #4. Once more, it seems like promotion is on the rapper and producer's side, as an appearance on Saturday Night Live...
  • Talking To Tha Joker & Big Fruit On "The Explanation"
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    Tha Joker has been steadily grinding alongside producer, Big Fruit, for some time now. The  two southerners first linked up in 2006, when Joker joined Big Fruit's independent label. Although the two have since parted ways label-wise, they have remained frequent collaborators. The chemistry between the two is obvious on any Big Fruit record that Tha Joker hops on. Tha Joker has released mixtape...
  • Charts Don't Lie: March 24th
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    This week we await the official numbers for Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which is projected to sell huge amounts (750-800k),  and will no doubt take over Charts Don’t Lie for a period of time. Next week will also have Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being II dropping, which is also sure to make a splash on the charts in the coming week. This week however, we see hardly...
  • Talking To King Los With Producers J. Oliver & Flight Sch. On "Becoming King"
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    King Los has released mixtape after mixtape, documenting his journey to 'Becoming King,' as he calls it, and increasing his fan-base with the release of each project. Although the rapper thinks that the journey to 'Becoming King' will be a lifelong one, he is persistent and relentless in his pursuit of it.The Bad Boy rapper is prepping his Becoming King mixtape, which will be his first since...
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