May 27, 2014
Superman isn't Superman if he inexplicably switches from superpowered do-gooder, to some sort of motorcycle-riding anti-hero, to maniacal villain, and back and forth between the extremes. Such mythology is a big part of the hip-hop culture, as well as proper marketing. Any marketing novice and comic book savant knows that consistency is key to building one's image/brand. A rapper who...
Nov 12, 2013
Itâ€™s often said you should never put off tomorrow what you can do today. Although this saying works with most people, for some itâ€™s more of a challenge. For rappers, it can result in not delivering that highly anticipated project the fans have been waiting for. With that, we at HNHH have compiled a list of albums and entertainers that should have capitalized on the moment to bring what...
Now that the new scholastic year is upon us, the doors of summer have officially closed and it's back to reality. As such, we've decided to look back on some of the projects that helped define the warmer months of 2013, if only to prolong those chiller times for a moment.Â
To be clear, these aren't necessarily tapes that dropped in the midst of summer. We chose a range of mid-April to August to...
Aug 26, 2013
The 2013 MTV VMAs went down last night in Brooklyn, New York. As with every year, there were plenty of surprises, whether it be performance-wise, fashion-wise, or otherwise.Â
In case you missed the event, we've got you covered with a bunch of the footage here. If you don't have time for the whole show, we're taking a look through all the moments that you should know about from last night,...
Sep 10, 2013
Whether or not Gucci Mane was hacked yesterday during his extended Twitter rant towards his fellow artists remains to be seen. The strange rant resulted in responses from Nicki Minaj, Tyga, T.I.Â and moreÂ (some of which have since been deleted), as well as some really funny memes.
Apr 22, 2014
Before Kendrick Lamar raised the bar with good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kanye West walked with Jesus, and the deadly East-West Coast rivalry, there was a young kid observing life and crime through his project window. That kid, who would initially start out as Kid Wave and then adopt the moniker Nas, gradually became molded and hardened by the effects of the crack era and Rudy Giuliani's...
Aug 20, 2014
While 2013 may have been the year of the album, with heavyweights like Jay Z, Eminem, and Kanye West all dropping new projects, 2014 is the year of the monster song. From all the way back in January until now, we've been bombarded with heat, one trending song after the next. We figure the rest of the year will be a lot more of the same (see our Top 10 most anticipated albums list) so we wanted to...
Apr 16, 2013
The highly successful singer/rapper has had his share of troubles in recent years. Â Ashlee Ray counts down some of Chris Brown's difficult moments with special appearances by Frank Ocean, Drake, the Swat Team, Rihanna & a valet parking attendant.
Which artist is getting into the most trouble these days?
Apr 15, 2014
There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot.
"Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception),...
Sep 23, 2013
Drake's album is officially dropping tomorrow, September 24th. Nonetheless the early leak of Nothing Was The Same has given us all enough time to go through the album from start to finish, and properly digest all the lyrics, beats, and Drake-isms.
Part of any good Drizzy album are the quotables-- and here we've gone through and found the most Drake-worthy ones-- you know, the type of shit that...
EminemÂ is undoubtedly one of the best rappers of this generation, but his ability to freestyle it pretty untestable as well. His rhymes are intricate, complex, and sometimes just plain crazy. This list shows offÂ Shadyâ€™sÂ rare ability to spit off the cuff. Whether it has been in a group or rapping solo on a beat, the rapper embodies the art of freestyling.Â
From these frees, we see thatÂ Em'...
Dec 21, 2012
As part of our continuing Year End List series, we of course could not neglect singles. Singles are a huge part of HNHH, and obviously without new ones dropping each day we wouldn't have a site to run! This past year saw many huge collaborative singles, as well as solo efforts drop. You'll probably see several artists names on here more than once, proving what a big year it was for each...
Not only is the rap game stressful, it can be dangerous as well.
Of all the emcees that rap about (and glamorize) gun violence, very few of them are actually about that life, but that doesn't mean they don't get caught up in it from time to time. We've compiled a list of 15 rappers that have been fired on and lived to tell the tale. Some cases may be more severe than others, but whether...
Often time, being in the rap game and doing prison time goes hand-in-hand, something which we documented on another recent list, 15 Rappers Who Did Jail Time. That's not to say this is the case for all the hip-hop artists out there: there are some rappers who don't have so much as a spot on their record, while there are others who have simply managed to avoid jail time altogether thanks to a...
Mar 10, 2014
The lives of rappers are in the spotlight daily, allowing the public to constantly observe what these rappers are up to. Whether they are topping the charts, or involved in a media frenzy, the public is always in the know. Due to this, questions arise about whether or not these rappers should have social accountability for their actions, since a lot of people, especially the younger generations...
Dec 17, 2013
Rick Ross has a well-documented case of multiple personality disorder. Sure, plenty of rappers compare themselves to athletes, characters, and mobsters, but Rozay takes it to a whole new level.Â
From his rap name, to his song titles, to his recurring "I think I'm..." punchlines, Ross is always looking for new personas to take on.
Mastermind wasÂ scheduled to drop today, so in its absence we've...