Nov 23, 2012
In contrast to the many family gatherings this Thanksgiving Day, Canadian artist Drake was left to deal with the tragic passing of his maternal grandmother, Evelyn Sher. According to MTV News, Drake relayed the tragic news in a single tweet posted to his Twitter page.
Rest in peace to my grandmother Evelyn Sher. What a day to go...thankful to have had the times we did.— Drizzy (@Drake)...
Sep 19, 2013
Kevin Gates, a New Orleans, Baton Rouge native, had a tough time leaving the street life alone to focus completely on his music. It's a feat he seems to have finally accomplished though, but his troubled past is still well-documented in his lyrics. If you aren't familiar with the rapper's discography, which includes the stand-out album Stranger Than Fiction, we're about to make you...
Apr 28, 2012
DJ Khaled was on the road going to perform at Grad Bash when all of a sudden his tour bus caught on fire and blew up.Khaled and his crew were able to get off the bus unharmed, and he took to Twitter to let everyone know he was okay.He tweeted, "I’m sry I couldn’t make it 2 grad bash it was out my control my tour bus caught on fire & blew up! The gd thing me & my team is...
Feb 22, 2014
Chris Brown's X has been a long time coming. We heard the first single "Fine China" last year, but legal issues have delayed the release of the album. Brown is currently serving 3 months in rehab for anger management, but it looks like he's begun to start thinking about getting his album together, as he's announced the release date today.
Taking to twitter, Chris announced that the project...
Apr 27, 2013
The family of Emmett Till were very upset when Lil Wayne referenced Till very tastelessly on the "Karate Chop (Remix)". The family continue to voice their disapproval of the lyric, as well as Wayne's lack of apology, and are now planning to go after his sponsors in an attempt to be heard.
In a move likely inspired by Rick Ross' recent drop from Reebok, The Till family are targeting Weezy's...
The relationship between basketball and gangs is no secret. Traditionally the best basketball players often came out of the most impoverished areas, in which they had very little options other than balling or joining a set.
Over the last decade the dynamics of the game of basketball has continued to change as an exceedingly high amount of NBA players are now coming from middle and upper middle...
Sep 18, 2012
Kendrick Lamar revealed the cover art for his highly anticipated debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city recently. The creative cover art featuring a childhood photo of Kendrick Lamar, with the deluxe edition featuring an old van in a suburban neighborhood. In an interview with Fuse Kendrick explained why he chose to go with this for the art, as well as explaining where the inspiration for...
In today's rap climate, even the big dogs drop mixtapes. Releasing free material is becoming a reality of the game, with many artists choosing to promote albums by releasing free projects first, and others, such as Nipsey Hussle and Chance The Rapper, who are taking an independent, mixtape-based route. HHDX had the chance to sit down with a couple of rappers who are no stranger to mixtapes, or...
Oct 27, 2012
While most rappers prefer taking their beef to the street to solve, 40 Glocc is taking his to court.The rapper was involved in a fight with Game, which Game had recorded on his camera phone and put out on the world wide web for all to see. While both rappers had their own versions of what happened, now 40 Glocc has filed a lawsuit against Game for the events that occurred at the Hollywood mansion...
Sep 13, 2013
Power 105.1 are rounding up some big acts for the return of their Powerhouse concert series, which has been on the hiatus for three years.
This year the radio station has announced a line-up that includes the self-dubbed King of New York Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, ScHoolboy Q, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Trey Songz and K. Michele.
Powerhouse 2013 takes place at the Barclays Center in...
Mar 10, 2014
Lil Boosie participated in his first press conference since his release from prison last week, and the rapper took the time to reveal just how much he had accomplished in his 5 year bid. Apparently, not only did the Baton Rouge emcee write over 1,000 songs while he was locked up, he also took care of the script for his own biopic.
"I wrote 1,018 songs... Every free time I get, I'm getting in the...
Jul 31, 2013
Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being II album was generally deemed not his best work yet, receiving mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. In a new interview with XXL Magazine (via MissInfo), Weezy F reveals he was actually trying to be 'underground' with the album-- could this be where he went wrong?
Check out excerpts from the interview below, where he also talks about the young cats he...
Jul 31, 2013
Following the recent release of his music video for "Twerk It", Busta Rhymes announced earlier today the features for the upcoming remix.
Sitting down with Sway on MTV's Rapfix, Busta announced the names of those featured on his official remix to "Twerk It". Those named on the remix include Vybz Kartel, Jeremih, Ne-Yo, T.I., and French Montana. Busta also mentions that the remix is...
More Drake for your Wednesday morning. Drizzy nabbed the upcoming XXL magazine cover, for their 16th anniversary and their 150th issue. This is his first solo cover of the magazine. As they point out, when XXL dropped their first ever cover, with Jay Z and Master P on a split cover, Drizzy Drake was only 10 years old. Now they've got him on there with a "Watch The Throne" headline.
Mar 31, 2014
Joe Budden posted an image to Instagram yesterday which gained him a lot of negative attention. The Slaughterhouse rapper put up an image of a Sikh man-- seemingly going through customs at the airport --with the caption, “Not on my watch Homeboy!”, suggesting the man was a terrorist.
Obviously, Twitter exploded following the post, with one twitter user, Fateh...
Oct 23, 2013
It's safe to say all of the rap world is excited for Eminem to release the follow-up to his 2000 effort The Marshall Mathers LP. Eminem has been quiet for three years, following the release of Recovery, and now he's back with a vengeance, if you've heard "Rap God," you know.
Still, some fans are doubtful as to whether or not MMLPII will really live up to its predecessor, and that's something Em...