28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (July 26)

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

  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (July 26)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst 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.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • Wiz Khalifa On Young Thug Mixtape Cover: "That Was Funny As Hell"
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    Young Thug has a ton of unreleased material, and it seems much of it happens to be in Gucci Mane's possession. Thus, Gucci and his team have been releasing music from Thug's Brick Factory sessions as mixtapes over the last little while. The latest of those releases was 1017 Thug 2, which-- by title alone --seems like it would be the proper sequel to Thug's last full length solo release, 1017...
  • Iggy Azalea To Host Return Of MTV Show "House Of Style"
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    Australian rap beauty Iggy Azalea is blowing up, and there's no stopping it. MTV is keeping the momentum going, but tapping the chart-topping rapper to host the re-launch of their TV show "House of Style." "House of Style", some may recall, was started back in 1989 with model Cindy Crawford as the host. The show documents the ever-evolving fashion in the music industry, which means Iggy will be...
  • Lauryn Hill Shows Up Late For Concert, Lectures Fan
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    The fans showed up for Miseducation and instead the were educated. That's the story of the recent Lauryn Hill concert portrayed in the video below. Beginning her 10:30pm set at 11:20pm, Hill was quickly called out by a disappointed fan and proceeded to lecture said attendee on respect. "If a little patience is too much, it's alright, you can go," said the former Fugee before having the...
  • Debate: Was Total Slaughter Bad For Battle Rap?
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    Buzz remains consistent for Total Slaughter, the first event in Shady/Aftermath's pay-per-view rap battle series. At two weeks past, the novelty of the event has waned somewhat, but the sour reception from that night persists. @ERSCtho @MurdaMookez @TotalSlaughter this is why totalslaughter shouldnt exist. because you bring fans like this in the culture — Hylas Maliki (@Ofay_Watcher)...
  • Jeremih Announces New Mixtape "Not On My Album"
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    Although Jeremih just surprised fans a week ago with the release of his long-awaited No More EP with producer Shlohmo, he's got more tricks up his sleeve. After dropping off a new visual today for a record with fellow Chi-town artist Chi Hoover, "She Know It", he's announced a new project on the way. The project has a to-the-point title, Not On My Album, and is slated to drop on August 4th....
  • Most Educated Rappers
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    With school back in session, we've decided to take a look at some of the rappers with college educations. Ashlee Ray goes through the list of both graduates, and College Dropouts in her latest video. Some of them may surprise you! Check it out below.
  • Snoop Dogg & Murda Mook To Bring Battle Rap To BET Hip-Hop Awards
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    Snoop Dogg took to Instagram yesterday to announce big plans he has been cooking up with Total Slaughter winner Murda Mook. In a short clip, Snoop says, "Me and my nigga Murda Mook fitting to come at you with something real big for the Hip-Hop battle scene. Be on the lookout."  Aware that the video wasn't particularly clear, the Doggfather returned with a second posting, addressing...
  • Tracklist  For "The Great Gatsby" Soundtrack Features New Music From Jay-Z, Beyonce, Andre 3000 & More [Update: Listen To Album Snippets]
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    We heard previously that Jay-Z would have a hand in the highly anticipated film "The Great Gatsby," serving as executive producer alongside the writer/producer/director, Baz Luhrmann, and Anton Monsted, the executive music producer. Now we finally get to see what the three cooked up together for the film, which has an all-star cast including Leonardo Dicaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla...
  • Keyshia Cole Reveals Title Of New Album [Update: Album Cover Revealed]
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    Keyshia Cole's last album was 2012's Woman To Woman, which featured collaborators such as Meek MIll, Lil Wayne, Ashanti, and The-Dream. Cole's upcoming album will also have it's share of collaborators, but according to the singer, she'll be handling the majority of the songwriting this time around. After being asked by a fan on Twitter, the R&B singer revealed the title of the album to be...
  • Timbaland Says "Opera Noir" Is His "Grand Finale"
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    It's been a long road for Timbaland's new album. After announcing a name-change from Textbook Timbo to Opera Noir in May, we haven't received any more updates on the album process. We've heard a few potential album leaks, including a "Bounce" demo with Jay Z, however nothing really official. Timbaland declares Opera Noir as his very own Purple Rain, referring to Prince's opus, in a new...
  • Meek Mill Likely To Remain In Jail Until September
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    Earlier this month, it was reported that Meek Mill had been sentenced to 3 to 6 months in county jail, following a probation violation. Rick Ross, the head of Meek Mill's label, Maybach Music Group, cleared things up shortly thereafter, suggesting that the jail time would likely consist of only a few weeks. It seems that Rozay may have underestimated the severity of the situation however, as a...
  • Wiz Khalifa Shares "Blacc Hollywood" Tracklist
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    Just a few weeks back, Wiz Khalifa finally made his upcoming album, Blacc Hollywood, official when he announced an August 19th release date and shared some official artwork. Now Amazon has made preorders for the album available, and with that comes its tracklist. View it below. 1. Hope (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)2. We Dem Boyz3. Promises4. Kk (Feat. Project Pat & Juicy J)5. House In The Hills...
  • August Alsina Details Beef With Trey Songz
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    Update: Watch August Alsina shut down a question about Trey Songz today on 106 & Park here. August Alsina's hit single "I Luv This Shit" became even more hit-worthy when he enlisted Trey Songz and Chris Brown for the remix. While talking to Rap-Up, the r'n'b singer explained how the mix came about, and revealed he's not cool with Trey Songz at the moment, despite having him on the...
  • Kanye West Speaks On Drake, New Single "All Day", Marrying Kim Kardashian & More
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    At the end of last week, GQ magazine revealed that Kanye West takes the cover of their new issue. 'Ye hasn't done an interview in a minute and so you can guarantee we're soaking in every word from his latest piece with GQ, which was published on their website today, along with several new flicks from Yeezy's photo shoot. The interview is pretty informative, as Kanye reveals plans for his new...
  • Ridiculous Rapper Baby Names
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    When a rapper has a kid, you can pretty much guarantee that they won't be opting for those normal, everyday names. The average hip hop artist-- this seems to ring true for your average celebrity as well-- will do their utmost to make sure it is unique Just like most celebs these days, we've seen a trend among rappers of giving your children unorthodox names.  What they are inspired by has...
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