Oct 16, 2013
The BET Hip-Hop Awards always result in a lot of commentary the next day, from critics to fans, everyone has their thoughts on the show and in particular, on the BET cyphers.
This year we saw the TDE labelmates Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Isaiah Rashad take the mic, as well as Slaughterhouse, the A$AP Mob crew, Jon Connor, Rittz, Rapsody, Lil Kim, Travi$ Scott, the Real...
A photo of Kanye West and Chief Keef working together surfaced a couple weeks back, but there was never any clarification on what the two were cooking up. Many assumed that the collaboration would land on Kanye's album, but according to Keef's manager, Peeda Pan, it seems as though there may be a variety of material in the pipeline.
“Yeah, they working on a few songs for each...
Sep 22, 2012
The always mercurial Lupe Fiasco has flirted with the idea of retirement for the past five years, and most recently after a dust-up with Chief Keef, Lupe announced on Twitter that he would be retiring. Now, while touring in Australia, Lupe took some time to clarify what his 'retirement' will entail. The Chicago artist says he will be stepping away from making hip hop music after...
In the two weeks since the release of Kendrick
Lamar’s heralded good kid m.A.A.d. city, many pundits have lauded the technical
and creative prowess of the work as nothing short of an instant classic. This
could very well prove true in coming years.
While the Compton emcee’s masterpiece
marinates, HNHH takes a step back to look at 10 of raps greatest, most
influential debuts. Only major...
Jul 10, 2014
Gucci Mane promised us a Brick Squad-heavy July, and though he's been known to be unreliable at times, he and his crew have delivered thus far. Following GuWop's Trap House 4, which dropped last week, here's a stream of Young Thug's 1017 Thug 2, which officially drops tomorrow.
The album kicks off with the recently-released "Lifestyle" (re-titled "1017 Lifestyle"), but after that, it's...
Jun 30, 2014
Though Wiz Khalifa hasn't released a studio album since 2012's O.N.I.F.C., his recent 28 Grams tape has kept 2014 saturated with his music. It won't be the only project he releases this year though, as Atlantic Records has announced that his next album, Blacc Hollywood, will hit shelves on August 19th.
The album is set to include his radio smash "We Dem Boyz," as well...
Apr 16, 2013
As Kid Cudi ventures off into the music industry on his own, he's been doing interview after interview discussing the direction he plans to take, what exactly he wants to do since leaving G.O.O.D. Music, and especially, why he left in the first place. In a candid interview with Hot 97, Cudder discusses these things, saying that going back to when he first met Kanye West, he knew he would one...
Dame Dash has been on an Instagram tirade over the last little while, taking every opportunity to industry figures such as Joie Manda, Lyor Cohen, Steve Stoute, and Funkmaster Flex. The other day, Flex felt the need to respond to the attacks, going on a lengthy rant on air, suggesting Dash “stick to artwork and clothing and slippers”, and accusing him of owing...
Aug 18, 2013
Former B2K member Raz-B is currently in a coma at a hospital in China after he was hit in the face with a bottle at a nightclub.
The 28-year-old was performing at a club in China on Thursday and was smashed in the face with a glass bottle while trying to break up a fight that erupted in the crowd. Hours after the incident, he underwent...
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...
Oct 18, 2013
The Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, are featured on the new XXL cover. You may have noticed though, that the cover headline says "With Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy...TDE Rap's Illest Crew," thus making it seem like Black Hippy is a separate entity from K. Dot.
Ab-Soul took a particular disliking to this, and sent out a tweet asking...
Jay-Z has already acheived platinum status for Magna Carta Holy Grail, even before the LP dropped with the RIAA changing their regulations to accomodate the legendary rapper.
Now that the album is officially released, first week sales projections have surfaced. The album is reportedly on track to move 350,000 - 400,000 opening week. This number is based in part off the pre-order sales from...
In a recent interview with French Website
LeBlackEtLaPlume.com, Mac Miller revealed details about not only be close with
labelmate, Wiz Khalifa, but that the two rapper’s mothers hang out, and even
When speaking about Wiz, Miller said, (From HipHopDX) “[W]e’re cool man. I
mean that’s the homie. We both support
each other, but we’re trying to do separate things...
Aug 26, 2012
You don't get rich by paying other people money. Two producers have slapped separate lawsuits on Young Money Entertainment for failing to pay royalties for producing tracks on some rather successful albums released under their label. TMZ reports that Anrews "Drew" Correa and Marco "Infamous" Rodriguez filed the suits against Lil Wayne's YME. These are not the first...
Will major labels become obsolete one day? Today we've received news of mainstream rapper and former major label artist, Game, choosing to go the indie route by inking a deal with distributor eOne for his forthcoming studio album (despite plenty of past rumors he was signing with Cash Money). He's just one of many artists opting to, either switch to independent, or stick with independent for...
Jul 18, 2014
Drake hosted the ESPYs on Wednesday night, and he was definitely instrumental in making the night a huge success, complete with hilarious skits involving Chris Brown, Blake Griffin, Bryan McKnight and Drizzy's crush Skylar Diggins.
Following the ESPN awards show, Drake made sure the party continued as he hosted an after party at an insane mansion in Los Angeles, owned by an L.A. real estate...