Sep 9, 2013
Now that it's officially back-to-school season, we decided to take a look at what some of your favorite rappers were looking like when they were still in school.
Before most of these artists made it big in the rap game, they were getting educated. Part of any education is school photos-- as much as people usually hate getting them done, that's school life.
Procrastinate on any impending...
Hip Hop’s favorite sample has the least Hip Hop origins. Jerry Lordan, a British RAF veteran and part-time songwriter, was inspired by the story Massai - who was the last Apache left after Chief Geronimo surrendered New Mexico to the United States. Lordan composed the riff and legendary British guitarist Bert Weedon originally recorded it.
The veteran didn’t like Weedon’s...
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
Oct 24, 2013
Smart, crazy, and sometimes just odd, publicity stunts can sometimes be a necessity for any rapper who wants to rise to the top, or just find themselves some quick fame. Whether it's to promote a tour, upcoming music, or just to get people talking, publicity stunts equate to media attention.
Of course, there is a fine art to orchestrating a stunt. Done correctly, they can help build careers....
Jan 16, 2014
13 years ago, Aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash at the tender age of 22 when returning from the Bahamas after shooting the video for “Rock The Boat.” Her death deeply affected her fans and the hip-hop community at large.
Aaliyah made a name for herself in R&B and hip-hop producing hit upon hit, often blending the two genres together-- something we see a lot of in...
We've entered the month of December, which means not only is Christmas approaching but so is the New Year. As we did last year, we'll be rounding up the Hottest of 2013 from mixtapes to albums to singles and much more.
To kick off our year-end lists we've got a simple enough one, which rounds up the ten Most Searched Artists On HNHH Of 2013. Y'all have no one to blame but yourselves for...
Many emcees (especially those in the limelight) display an appreciation for the finer things in life, and art is no exception. Although a less common source of inspiration, you will catch the occasional fine art reference in rap music, Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" being only the most recent example.
The New Oxford American Dictionary denies fine art as "creative art, especially visual art, whose...
The 86th annual Oscars went down last night in Los Angeles, as happens every year, the brightest and biggest stars were out attending the event and celebrating afterwards at various different parties. While there probably wasn't an excess of rappers in attendance, they nonetheless seemed to have the TV locked on the annual awards show, and many were chiming in with their opinion throughout the...
Dec 14, 2013
2013 was a big year in music with major artists dropping some game-changing albums, rising stars coming out of nowhere to surprise the hip-hop community and your usual hip-hop crews releasing tracks that were bangers. More and more artists are producing quality music videos and with YouTube getting stronger every year, there's more recognition for underground artists.
The days of shoving your...
Dec 27, 2012
What's a rap game without a little beef? A little healthy tussle does wonders to let steam off! This year was eventful in that respect, with a few old feuds continuing and a few new surprises. HNHH brings you the top 10 beefs that kept us watching on the edge of our seats.
Sep 24, 2013
Nothing shows the colossal growth of hip-hop and rap music over the last 40 years than its prevalence in video games. What could only be seen has an odd pairing at best has turned into one of the most successful cross-cultural relationships in entertainment.
You have video games, a burgeoning subculture on its own, and the stereotypical pass time of the basement-dweller; and rap, the ostracized...
Dec 23, 2013
2013 wasn't just a good year for music, we also saw some great and memorable album covers. Artwork is an important aspect of any project, as art will likely draw a listener in off first glance and can also give you an idea of what's to come-- themes can often be represented in the art, but then again, sometimes art is drawn up for pure jokes-- both instances are seen in this countdown.
Feb 14, 2013
All the single guys out there know
Valentine's is just another hallmark holiday, but that doesn't mean
you can't celebrate the occasion. What better way to protest the
couple-centric day, than to embrace your own bachelor-status with a
night out at the old gentleman's club. While your friends are out buying expensive gifts for their wifeys on that 'Bands A Make Romance' tip, you'll be...
Feb 14, 2014
Valentine's Day can be rather annoying in reality, with roses, teddy bears, and cards being shoved in our faces. We all know that in reality, love is not always smooth sailing.Whether you are single, you've been cheated on, messed around by the opposite sex, or you're simply tired of today's commercialized hype, this playlist of 21 hip-hop tracks will provide you with the perfect, alternative way...
At the beginning of October we heard DJ Premier confirm that he will produce a full Nas album one day-- which got us excited, and also got us thinking about what other albums we're really, really hoping will drop in the not-so-distant future.
Many avid hip-hop fans have a similar wish-list to ours-- Dr. Dre's Detox, an Outkast album, that infamous Kendrick Lamar & J. Cole joint project, to name...
Nov 21, 2013
For rappers, having a dope ride is more than just a mode of transportation. Yes, it does mean no more riding the bus. But purchasing a brand new whip is symbolic of their rise to the top. Bugattis, Chevrolet Impalas, Aston Martins, and more luxury vehicles come with a hefty pricetag. If you can afford it, you’re probably living the life. Plus if you've got a nice whip, the ladies will...