28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Sept. 27)

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 (Sept. 27)
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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.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • Perfect Posse Cuts
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    Today, a "posse cut" is more or less a marketing scheme. For a record label, what easier way is there to sell a single than by getting all of the biggest artists of the time and putting them on one song? It's like The Avengers for rap fans! For this list, we attempt to illustrate the evolution of hip-hop's sound over time. Beginning in the late 1980s and carry through to...
  • Watch Jay Z & Beyonce Perform At The Global Citizen Festival In Central Park
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    Jay Z and Beyonce have been on tour all summer, but save for some fan-filmed coverage, fans have only been able to see what the two had to offer by buying some pretty pricey tickets. The "On The Run" tour was thus made into an HBO concert film, a highly stylized version of the experience, but now there's yet another way you can be let in on the action. MSNBC covered the duo performing live at...
  • The Game's "Year Of The Wolf" Tracklist Revealed [Update: Artwork Revealed]
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    Game decided to pushback his upcoming compilation/crew album Year Of The Wolf, announcing last week that the new release date is October 14th. Now that the release date has been locked down, the West Coast rapper follows it up with a complete tracklist to create even more excitement for the collaborative album. In a press release today, the album was revealed to contain 20 records with...
  • The Hottest 7 Songs In The Hottest 7 Cities
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    Twice a year the DJ Service Pack let's us know what's really going on with hip-hop in every major hub by way of a detailed infographic. In February we received the last infographic, which revealed that, at the time, one of the hottest songs in Atlanta was Young Thug's "Danny Glover," while Shy Glizzy's "Awwsome" dominated the DMV, and Chinx "Feelings" was all over NYC-- the graphic really...
  • Youtube Prankster Gives Away Free Air Jordans In Compton
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    For all of those cringeworthy 'prank' videos where dudes go around stepping on people's Jordans and shit, we finally have one that is worth the watch. BigDaws, of BigDawsTV on Youtube, went to Compton and instead of walking around looking for an ass-kicking, he simply handed out free Air Jordans.  To celebrate hitting 500,000 subscribers, BigDaws bought 6 pairs of Air Jordan 1s from Foot...
  • 50 Cent: "If The Charts Mattered Now, I'd Quit"
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    Among a bevy of much poppier artists, G-Unit performed at this past weekend's iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas, and while backstage, the crew's de facto leader shared some of his thoughts on the gradual decline in record sales we've seen in the past few years. 50 Cent began by talking about The Beast Is G-Unit, the upcoming follow-up to the group's The Beauty Of...
  • Joey Bada$$ Reveals That He Worked With Hit-Boy, DJ Premier And Statik Selektah On "B4.DA.$$"
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    Although we haven't heard a first single, gotten a release date or seen artwork from Joey Bada$$' long-awaited debut album, B4.DA.$$, he claims that it's finished. In a new interview with MTV, the de facto Pro Era leader gave just a few hints about what we can expect from the full-length project. He says that previous collaborators Statik Selektah and DJ Premier have beats on the album, as...
  • Vince Staples Reveals "Hell Can Wait" EP Artwork, New Release Date
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    Vince Staples' Hell Can Wait EP was originally scheduled to drop on September 23rd, but on the 16th, he tweeted: Due to sample issues the Hell Can Wait EP has been prolonged but not for long you will hear it in 2014. — Vince Staples (@vincestaples) September 16, 2014 Now the Long Beach MC has taken to Instagram to share not only the EP's artwork, but also a new release date:...
  • Townsquare Media Buys XXL Magazine, Shuts Down Print Publication
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    Just a week after VIBE magazine officially shut down their print edition, XXL magazine follows suit. As you may know, VIBE magazine was bought out by SPIN Meda last year, and although it kept print editions of the magazine alive for most of the year, they finally called it quits the other week. The latest hip-hop magazine to fold up is XXL. The hip-hop staple has been around seventeen years,...
  • Golden State Warriors' New Arena Looks Like A Giant Toilet
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    The Golden State Warriors are moving their arena eight miles west of their current location in Oakland, to a space in San Francisco known as Mission Bay. Images of the proposed 18,000 seat arena surfaced on the internet, and it looks exactly like a giant toilet bowl, though the Warriors have tried to assure fans that this design is a work in progress. "This was presented at the meeting as very...
  • Joe Budden Reveals Artwork For "Some Love Lost" [Update: Release Date Announced]
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    In the past week, Joe Budden's been hit with some legal problems, first being accused of beating up his girlfriend, and then having the NYPD deem him a "wanted man" for robbery. But for fans of Budden, a bright glimmer of hope has emerged on the horizon: the New Jersey MC has shared the official artwork for his next project, Some Love Lost (viewable in the gallery above). The project,...
  • Samples Of The Week: September 25
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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...
  • Drake's Title Track From "Views From The 6" Leaks
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    Over the weekend Drake popped up in our news feed when we found out about Drizzy's desire to do some battle rap, specifically, he told Murda Mook he'd like to battle him. According to Mook, it was in all seriousness. While that remains to be seen, more evidence of Drake's affinity for battle rap surfaced when the title track off his highly anticipated album Views From The 6 leaked onto these...
  • Andre 3000 Speaks On Jimi Hendrix Role & Possibility Of OutKast Movie
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    Andre 3000 is set to play Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming movie "Jimi: All Is By My Side," centered around one important year in the guitarist's life, from 1966-1967. Following a preview of the film this past Sunday in L.A., the rapper took part in a panel discussion alongside the writer-director and the producer of "Jimi: All By My Side." During the panel, Andre 3k spoke about getting...
  • Chris Brown Says He's Not Gang Affiliated, He's "Cordial" With Gang Members
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    The past few months have seen Chris Brown throwing up L.A. Bloods gang signs, being barred from Canada, being rumored to be involved in club brawls, and having a performance interrupted by a stabbing -- are these mere coincidences, or do they point to Brown's alleged gang ties? That's what MTV's Sway Calloway wanted to know in a new interview with Breezy, who said i response that...
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