• 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...
  • Stream Coachella Day 3 Featuring Calvin Harris, Duck Sauce & More
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    The Coachella weekend takeover continues with a new stream for Day 3 festivities out in Indio, California. Yesterday we saw a live stream that featured rap acts such as Nas, Pharrell and more. For Day 3, unfortunately, no rap acts will be streamed live but we're nonetheless providing you with the stream should it interest. We'll get to see electronic groups like Ducksauce, Calvin Harris and...
  • RZA Responds To Wu-Tang Affiliate's Suicide Attempt
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    Earlier this week, we reported the disturbing story of Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Andre Johnson (AKA Christ Bearer) cutting off his own penis and jumping from a second story balcony in an apparent suicide attempt. Now, XXL has caught up with the crew's de facto leader, RZA, to ask him about his thoughts on the incident.  RZA, who produced Christ Bearer's group Northstar's 2003 debut...
  • Review: SZA's "Z" Album
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    Top Dawg Entertainment’s big-haired, freckled, suburban newcomer released her debut album, Z on April 8th. The ten-track album is the follow up to her 2013-released free EP S. TDE’s Kendrick Lamar and Isaiah Rashad appear on the album along with Chicago’s Chance The Rapper. The new offering of her self-described “glitter trap” has production by Mac Miller, Toro...
  • 50 Cent Says Jay Z & Drake Beef Is "Just Getting Started"
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     This past Sunday, Jay Z had some choice words for Toronto’s own Drizzy Drake during his verse on the “We Made It” freestyle. If you’re unaware, Drake originally ignited the flame during his controversy Rolling Stone interview when he said that Hov’s art talk in his songs was becoming corny. That’s when Hov responded on Sunday with a subliminal shot...
  • Jay Electronica Says He Has The Best Verse On "Control"
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     Jay Electronica isn't one to shy away from his thoughts on twitter. A few weeks ago, he took to the social media platform to vent out his frustration about so called “thugs" and crooked cops. Well on Friday, he was back at it with some more choice words during a fan Q&A. Jay spent several hours answering questions from fans on the current state of hip-hip & the media, but it...
  • Flavor Flav Is Taking A Plea Deal In His Domestic Violence Case
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    Flavor Flav, iconic hypeman from the legendary rap group Public Enemy, was arrested for battery in 2012. The incident in question found the rapper allegedly chasing and threatening his fiance's 17-year old son with a pair of knives. 2 years later, the case has till not gone to court, and it appears that it possibly never will, as Flav is reported to be taking a plea deal.The details on the deal...
  • Stream Coachella Day 2 Featuring Pharrell, Fatboy Slim, & More
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     Coachella 2014 is here, and if you didn't feel like dropping hundreds of dollars for the cesspool of drugs and sex otherwise known as Coachella, you have the opportunity to watch the whole thing here via their YouTube livestream. Like the first outing, Day 2 is a little light on hip hop, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the gems. Pharrell, Fatboy Slim, and more will all be...
  • IRS Reportedly Demanding $1.4 Million From MC Hammer
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    MC Hammer's tax problems continue, even eighteen years after he famously filed for bankruptcy and lost all his master recordings in the process. We reported last December that the rapper owed almost $800,000 in taxes to the IRS, but apparently they're demanding even more, now asking Hammer for $1.4 million. However, according to Hammer, the IRS are in the wrong. The veteran rapper managed to get...
  • HNHH Hotties: Wild'N'Out Edition
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    The ladies on MTV's Wild'N'Out have never looked better. Host Nick Cannon always brings out a solid crew of hotties, so we decided to feature a couple of them right here on HNHH! Check out our extensive video and photo galleries from the likes of Graciii3, Rosa Acosta, Sheneka Adams, Daphne Joy & Britanny Dailey. Enjoy!
  • Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA
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    The celebrations for Nas' 20-year anniversary of Illmatic continue each day, as we near April 19th. We saw Nas pay a visit to HuffPost Live for an in-depth interview on the classic LP, and we've also received a stream for highlights off it. We're still anticipating Nas' upcoming documentary "Time Is Illmatic" as well as his forthcoming festival appearances where he will perform Illmatic cuts. In...
  • Katie Got Bandz Talks On "Drillary Clinton 2", Chicago's Violence & More
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    Katie Got Bandz is one of the few female MCs in the Chicago drill movement that is currently making waves in the entire rap scene. We connected with Katie initially for our editorial about female rappers within drill rap, and once more we were able to connect with Katie for a lengthier interview this time, while she was out in NYC. It turns, being a rapper wasn't Katie's first dream career-wise....
  • Underrated Audio: April 5 - April 11
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    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here. As per usual, we've got five slightly overlooked cuts from the last seven days. The rappers on this week's list are...
  • Samples Of The Week: April 17
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    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh...
  • Stream Highlights From Nas' "Illmatic XX"
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    Nas' re-release of his classic debut effort Illmatic officially arrives on April 19th. Illmatic XX, as it's called, comes with an entire new disc of remixes from the Illmatic era as well as remastered versions of all the tracks on the original LP. If you happened to be living under a rock all these years and you've never actually heard Illmatic, here's your chance. Legacy Recordings has made a...
  • Hashtagged Hotties 11: Girls To Follow On Instagram
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    Looking to spice up your Instagram feed? We have you covered. In the latest edition of Hashtagged Hotties, we've compiled a list of 8 beautiful women you can follow right now! A few of them you may already be familiar with, and a few you may not, but chances are you'll appreciate the follow either way. Take a look through our gallery for some of each girl's best photos, and if you like what you...
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