Rihanna drops an interlude titled "James Joint" from her new album in honor of 4/20
Here’s a countdown of what HotNewHipHop readers we’re listening to the most this week, according to our Top 100 chart. 10) Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar - Eyes Above K-Dot collaborated with free-jazz beatsmith and all-around musical madman Flying Lotus on FlyLo’s latest album You’re Dead! with the frantic track “Never Catch Me.”
Rich Homie Quan "Hurt" By Young Thug's "Bitch Homie Quan" Comment Apr 20, 2015 at 08:05pm 70,940 Views
Rich Homie Quan was the latest guest on ESPN's "Highly Questionable", on which the rapper talked about his rough come-up (robbing houses four times a week), sports--he considers himself the rap-game Steve Smith, and his fallout with former Rich Gang partner Young Thug.
You can now see Kanye West on the cover of both TIME and PAPER Magazine. His profile in the "TIME 100" issue was written by the multibillionaire engineer Elon Musk, but in PAPER, Kanye delivers a self-penned essay on his status as a modern innovator.
We've compiled a few tracks for your smoking pleasure today. While it's perfect for your 4/20 adventures, this playlist is also relevant for any turn-down session, April 20th or nah. If you're trying to roll a joint or three and completely zone out, then you should click play.
Earlier today, araabMUZIK dropped a video for a trancey new cut called "Day Dreams," and now he's followed it up with the announcement of his new album. Dream World follows up his phenomenal 2011 debut Electronic Dream, and it'll drop on June 16th. It comes along with artwork in the form of a GIF, which you can view in the gallery above.
Kanye West is no stranger to magazine covers. Last week, he covered TIME's "TIME 100" issue on the world's 100 most influential people, and now you can see his mug on the cover of PAPER, along with the caption: "Kanye West: The American Dream".
Yesterday, we reported that Migos' Quavo and Offset had been arrested after their performance at Georgia Southern University and slapped with gun and drug charges. Today, it's been revealed that the group's third member, Takeoff, was also among the fifteen people arrested at the show, and that all three are now being held without bail.
Today may not be a government-mandated holiday, but for those who advocate a green lifestyle, it's just as important as any other statutory holiday. Rap music has a special niche for all the weed smokers out there, however it's really transcended that niche genre and has become pretty common-place.
Well, Ariana Grande's dad didn't actually respond to Big Sean's "I give her that D" comment yesterday, but the couple still seems to have had their fair share of problems. Us Weekly reports that they've broken up.
Dizzy Wright Shares Tracklist & Release Date For "The Growing Process" Apr 20, 2015 at 11:25am 9,435 Views
Back in February, Funk Volume's Dizzy Wright announced The Growing Process, a new album scheduled to drop later in 2015. This morning, he's given us some more details on the project. It's out on May 26th, and the tracklist is below. Pre-order the album on iTunes now.
It came as something of a shock when Curren$y announced a new EP just days after dropping Pilot Talk III, but hey, we're not complaining. Here's Even More Saturday Night Car Tunes, the third installment of this auto-themed release series.
The holidaze are finally here, and instead of waking up and giddily running to the tree like we did on Christmas morning, we lethargically roll over and smoke trees, and go down the lazy river that is 4/20.
It's been just a little over eleven months since Lil Durk announced his debut album and shared the title with us, and now we have official artwork and a release date. Remember My Name will be out on June 2nd on Def Jam. The artwork's in the gallery above.
Yesterday capped off the second weekend of Coachella, and after Saturday's Weeknd set brought us a Kanye West guest appearance, Drake marked Sunday with a surprise from his Young Money labelmate Nicki Minaj. Appearing during Drizzy's performance of "Truffle Butter," Minaj didn't rap at all, instead opting to strut around onstage for a bit before leaving.
Ariana Grande's Dad Weighs In On Big Sean's "I Give Her That D" Instagram Post Apr 19, 2015 at 09:33pm 124,501 Views
Big Sean's relationship with Ariana Grande has been getting some headlines, primarily because sly ol' Bieber was up to usual tricks a couple weeks ago, pulling a fast one on Sean's girl onstage while Sean looked on helplessly from the audience. Things got interesting again this week when Ariana's dad entered the fray on Instagram.
MC Lyte is one of those old school hip-hop legends from whom you don't expect much output these days. Lyte just released Legend, her first album since 2003's Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1, as a part of Record Store Day.
Killer Mike To Speak On Race Relations At MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series Apr 19, 2015 at 07:57pm 2,059 Views
As a part of MIT's Hip Hop Speaker Series, Killer Mike will deliver a lecture at the school this upcoming Friday about race relations in the United States and address how current and future technologies could impact race relation issues. Topics such as Ferguson, the SAE incident in Oklahoma, and white privilege and black empowerment will be included.
Stream Black Milk's "If There's A Hell Below" Instrumental Album Apr 19, 2015 at 06:30pm 2,734 Views
Acclaimed Detroit producer-rapper Black Milk gave us his fifth studio album If There's A Hell Below back in October 2014, featuring appearances from Bun B, Guilty Simpson, Blu, and more. Yesterday he released an instrumentals-only version of If There's A Hell Below that offers a whole different set of suitable listening scenarios than the original version.
A total of 11 producers are listed on the credits to Kanye West's latest single, "All Day". Since starting Very GOOD Beats, the production wing of GOOD Music, which houses Q-Tip, Hudson Mohawke, Travi$ Scott, and more, Kanye has begun bringing in several, if not more, producers on every single track--creating some of the most forward-thinking productions in hip-hop.
Illmatic turns 21 years old today, and since we can't buy it a drink, we've decided to take a look at 21 rappers who were influenced directly by the album. We did some digging to find quotes, interviews, lyrics, and examples of artists praising Nas' debut album, a record that changed hip hop forever.
Gucci Mane is still behind bars, though he's releasing more music than ever. With his latest tape, Trap House 5 (The Final Chapter), the 1017 boss has now put out nine projects this year alone--seven mixtapes (or digital albums) and two EPs. His Twitter account is still active as well.
In October 2013, a woman named Lisa Wade sued ASAP Rocky for allegedly slapping her while he was in the crowd during an A$AP Mob performance at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia. Her lawsuit also extended to Live Nation, Roc Nation, and the festival's security team.
Quavo & Offset Of Migos Arrested During Concert At Georgia Southern University Apr 19, 2015 at 12:04pm 46,483 Views
Migos' concert at Georgia Southern University ended early last night (April 18) when police showed up, stopped the music, and arrested Quavo, Offset, and several members of their entourage. In the video below, obtained by TMZ, you can hear the music come to a stop while police wait backstage.
The Weeknd has killed it two weekends in a row at Coachella. He called last weekend's performance "the greatest night of my entire life," so fans were expecting something special for weekend #2. It was a one-man show the first time around, but for his return show last night, Abel brought out a very special guest.
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