28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 8)

Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at...

  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 8)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. Hence our new feature.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing...
  • Drake Gets Aaliyah Tattoo
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     We've heard Drake express his love for Aaliyah in the past, and now he's expressing it in a more permanent way: a tattoo. Check the picture below, Drake's on the far right and you can see a tattoo of Aaliyah on his back. Do you guys think that's actually Drizzy though?   SOURCE
  • Havoc Denies Dissing Prodigy
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    Yesterday Havoc and Prodigy of hip-hop group Mobb Deep made the news when Havoc began dissing Prodigy on Twitter. Several sources confirmed that it was indeed Havoc and his account had not been hacked. On top of this, we have audio released by the Breakfast Club of Havoc (supposedly) dissing Prodigy. N.O.R.E. was even called to confirm that it was Havoc speaking, since they are good friends, and...
  • Eminem To Appear On SNL In November
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    Eminem is poised for rap domination once more, with his new album MMLPII on the way. The other day we heard his lyrical acrobatics on the single "Rap God" and today there is more good news for Em fans, as the rapper will be making an appearance on Saturday Night Live come November. This will be the Detroit native's sixth appearance on the show, where he's set to perform material off the...
  • Ice Cube Helps Charity & Gets His Name On A Goodyear Blimp
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    In Ice Cube's classic 1992 hit "It Was A Good Day" the rapper told a story of an ideal day in his life, from dawn to dusk. The day finished with Cube spotting the words "Ice Cube's A Pimp" on a Goodyear blimp. Yesterday, on January 20th, twenty two years later, his lyrics became a reality. Ice Cube participated in a fundraising activity in L.A., in an effort to raise money for a charity called A...
  • Origins: The Samples From Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame"
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    Big Sean's G.O.O.D. Music album Hall Of Fame has been out long enough at this point for us all to properly digest it. The album has generally been received as a step up from his debut effort, Finally Famous, with a selection of beats that reflect who Sean is as a rapper. The rapper who is vying for a spot among the best emcees in the game shows us what he has lyrics-wise and production-wise with...
  • Harvard University Introduces The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship
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    Nas is one of the most respected emcees in the game, and it seems his clout is only growing, with the announcement that Harvard is creating a fellowship in his name. The announcement comes as a joint project between the Hip-Hop Archive and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, and is described as having the intention to “fund artists and scholars who demonstrate...
  • Lil Wayne Reportedly Suffers Another Seizure, Was Treated & Released From Hospital
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    Lil Wayne has suffered from a slew of seizures this past year, which have been well-documented by the media. Following what seemed to be a very severe seizure this past March, Wayne revealed to fans that he suffers from epilepsy. Although many people around Weezy criticized gossip site TMZ for over-sensantionalizing his last seizure, and making it seem like Wayne might die, the media site...
  • Nas Announces "The Movement 2013" Music Festival Featuring Joey Bada$$, 2 Chainz & More
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    Nas has just announced that he will be both curating and headlining a new festival, which he's calling "The Movement 2013". Esco has announced that Bliss N Eso, 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$, Chiddy Bang, Angel Haze, Spit Syndicate and Thundamentals will back him up on the dates.The festival will tour through Australia, kicking off at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion on April 26th. The...
  • ‎T.I., Kendrick Lamar And Pharrell Have Been Collaborating
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    Over the years, the Southwest By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas has become a forum for artists to meet, collaborate and party, and this year was no exception. Most notably, Pharrell Williams shared a photo himself working with T.I. and Kendrick Lamar in the studio. The end result could be any number of things: material for the upcoming Grand Hustle compilation,...
  • Big Sean - "Finally Famous" Album Cover
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    "Finally Famous" hits stores June 28th! Boiii
  • Gucci Mane Says "It Woulda Been A Whole Different Story" If He'd Been At BET Awards
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    While things have calmed down since multiple fights broke out at the BET Awards, Gucci Mane has since been on warpath to Young Jeezy. Although Gucci wasn't at the BET Awards when Rick Ross and Jeezy had a confrontation, their beef re-ignited following the Awards show. While talking to DJ Whoo Kid, the Brick Squad members expressed their regret for not being at the BET Awards show. "I...
  • Grammys Boost Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" Sales 350%
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    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' Grammy wins (or moreso Kendrick Lamar's losses) may have incited quite a backlash from the hip hop community, but overall it looks as if the duo has profited from them. "Same Love", the song in which they performed alongside the wedding of 33 couples of all different ethnicities and sexualities, has experienced a 350% increase in sales the week following the...
  • Lupe Fiasco On Retirement And Possible Name Change
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    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...
  • Dr. Dre Talks On New Academy At USC & Being Inspired To Get Back In Studio
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    A few days ago it was announced that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine would once again team up for a new venture, donating $70 million to USC for a new academy, the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The academy will educate students who want to break in to the music industry, offering them an undergraduate degree. A press conference was held...
  • French Montana Reveals Reason For Arrest
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    French Montana's Super Bowl weekend was almost ruined when he was taken into custody Saturday night after a party he attended in Brooklyn. French was not the only one arrested at the time, as fellow rappers Jadakiss, Chinx Drugs, Smoke DZA, and Buckwild were reportedly taken in at the same time. We never got the full story on why the bust went down, though it seemed like it couldn't have been...
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