This year marks landmark anniversaries for a number of essential albums. OutKast’s Southernplayalistic, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, and Nas’ Illmatic are just a few of the classic albums to turn 20. Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP and The Roots’ Things Fall Apart turn 15. Madvilliany and Kanye West’s The College Dropout both turn 10. Danger Mouse’s...
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...
We're getting quite a bit of G.O.O.D. music this week, with Pusha T and CyHi keeping content coming, and by Sunday we'll have new Curren$y-- so that sounds like a pretty nice week as far as mixtapes goes. Here are few singles that also add some niceness to the week.
While sitting alongside Snoop Lion and Busta Rhymes, B.o.B. talked with HipHopDX about how Busta, in particular, has influenced his career. Bobby Ray said of the Brooklyn born rapper, "I used to watch Busta Rhymes videos back when I was a kid. I used to look at him like, ‘Wow! That’s crazy! That’s dope! I want to do that!’ So this is definitely coming full circle.”He also went on to...
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...
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...
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...
I’ve been pretty sick recently, but I guess it’s that time of year where colds
are going around. So I definitely had the Monday blues yesterday, but then
Tuesday rolled around, and Tuesday means it’s practically Wednesday which is
practically the middle of the week, which is almost Thursday which is pretty
much the end of the week, so if you're keeping up with, this...
we saw a comeback from Juelz Santana, which seems to be going over pretty well,
my personal favorite is definitely the Banks feature (so far). Future also
dropped his F.B.G. crew tape today, which as per usual, has people divided with
equal amounts hate & love. I guess an auto-tuned rapper isolates people
like that. You either hate it or love it.
Anyways, for those who are not...
Today is Tuesday but it feels like a
Monday...and since UA is usually posted on a Monday, we'll pretend
today is Monday and tomorrow is still Wednesday 'cause fuck a
Clams Casino- Always Have A Choice
One of my favorite producers at the
moment, Clams Casino, takes to Twitter every now and then to let go
random instrumentals he's done and it's always appreciated. Clams...
The first week of September is upon us,
but the new music isn't slowing down just 'cause summer is.
We had a ton of mixtapes drop this past week, and still more to come.
Nonetheless, not all new music is good music!! But here is some shit
that is actually new AND good. Crazy shiet.
Blu- Rap Dope
I don't listen
to Blu very often, and I keep telling myself I'm going to download
more of his...
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...
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 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...