It doesn't even really need to be said at this point, but this past week was dominated by Kendrick Lamar and the many "Control" responses that followed. It seems every rapper feels some type of way about some line in K. Dot's verse, even if they weren't directly called out. You've probably had your fill of anything titled "Control" so let's take a look at some of the records that dropped this...
Apr 14, 2013
This week we see a new entry in Chart's Dont Lie, with Tyler, the Creator's WOLF having dropped on April 2nd. The rapper is definitely expanding his fanbase, with this album impressively debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200. Tyler has been known for extreme and controversial lyrics, which may have made him less accessible to the general public in the past. Now it seems like the public is...
Apr 21, 2013
This week we see Tyga make an entry onto the charts, while Tyler, the Creator, whose album dropped last week, fell quite a bit from his impressive #3 debut. Tyga's Hotel California is definitely a venture into the more typical sound that has defined Tyler's career, with plenty of DJ Mustard-esque beats and the accompanying flow. However, maybe this signature sound isn't the signature fans are...
Today Hot 97 is announcing the line-up for their upcoming annual Summer Jam event.
Check out the live stream announcement below to find out which artists have been tapped for the main stage.
We've already heard who will be on the Festival Village Stage (which, ahem, is sponsored by us!) -- Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Troy Ave, Smoke DZA, and Kid Ink.
The stream goes from 3pm-7pm...
This week's Underrated Audio will put you on to five cuts from rising artists all of sorts. There are rappers representing the Beast Coast movement like The Underachievers, we've got Chi-town covered with up-and-comer Giftz, there's the expiremental Ro Ransom, and Sir Michael Rocks gives us some dope delivery on "In A Minute." Plus we have a track from female singer Jhene Aiko, who has some of...
Boldy James is not your average drug-talking and dealing rapper. It shows in his musical output, from his above par beat selection, to his descriptive and almost eloquent rhymes, Boldy is far from average. The Detroit player first surfaced on the rap scene with his very dope and album-quality mixtape, Trapper's Alley: Pro's & Con's and while he's had a slow rise, he's definitely built a solid...
We're in mid-November now and it's
almost Thanksgiving for all our U.S. residents, so we know everyone's
gunna be eating some good and get pretty lazy (aka full) afterwards.
Here's some tracks to pass the time during your Thanksgiving dinner.
Play them for your parents, grandparents, cousins, siblings,
neighbours etc..whoever is at your dinner table! 'Cause who doesn't
love an acoustic...
Perhaps Snoop made a poor career choice by switching from
hip hop to reggae. If he truly wanted to
move units he should consider an R&B persona. Rhythm and Blues singers have been performing
mightily on these charts as of late, but this week they took over fully. Only one “Hip Hop” album managed to move any significant
numbers, and that was Kendrick Lamar’s seminal album Good Kid,...
Wowwww I can't believe it's already July. A lot of good ish has been steadily dropping since summer started. G.O.O.D. Music has been releasing new singles, MMG, and all the other relevant crews I don't feel like listing. I wish it was summer year round.
Big Boi- Gossip Feat. UGK & Big
This is one of the singles off Big
Boi's upcoming album Vicious Lies & Dangerous...
You know what it is. My favourite cuts from the past week, there's probably one or two you overlooked so now's your time to look them over. Some solid summer jams.
Jeremih- Val Venis (Remix)
I've really been digging Jeremih's shit
lately (see: this). He's doing a little bit of rap-singing on this
and I like it. The beat is dope, laced with some hi-pitched chiming
and bass every...
There were a lot of huge records that
dropped this past week (two, at least, which Meek Mill & Drake
were a part of), anyways, while I'm sure most people checked out
those, here's some that might have been neglected.
Brother Ali- Not A Day Goes By (Prod.
Brother Ali is not one of those artists
who lets go a song a day, so when he does put out music I pay
attention, and he...
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.
On this week's edition we scrounge up music from rappers on the rise, some of whom just inked a independent label deal...
Charles Barkley may not be on Twitter, but if you ask him for his opinion he will give it to you unfiltered. As part of a celebrity golf tournament, Charles was on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” where he gave his opinion on various things including people people leeching off athletes, why he stays off Twitter, and even touched on the George Zimmerman not guilty trial verdict. Barkley says...
Above you will find 23 photos of 23 NBA players (both current and retired) when they were still kids. Click through the photos, and see which ones you can recognize. Some of them are easy to spot, while others may stump, and surprise you. The ones you see in the cover image above are easy ones, so try all 23 and let us know which players you couldn't guess. Highlight below to see the...
Although it is the holidays, rappers never stop putting in work. Rappers love to release shit on holidays specifically, and this year was no different. Quite a few artists came through with big records in the spirit of Xmas, but there were also some smaller gems which we're shining light on in Underrated Audio.
Have a look through to see what you may have missed in the past seven days.
As November fast approaches, we're all getting excited to hear Eminem's come-back (we hope) on MMLPII on November 5th. However, October 15th was also an important day for hip-hop, with three of the most dope and underrated emcees all dropping records: Boldy James, Dom Kennedy, and Black Milk. Dom Kennedy is sort of making his way out of that underrated category, with Get Home Safely receiving...