• A$AP Yams Explains His Role, Says He Is A$AP Rocky's Spirit Guide
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    A$AP Rocky saw a lot of success in a very short period of time. It all started with his "Purple Swag" video going viral, and a major label deal and impressive mixtape soon followed. The man behind A$AP Rocky, who helped make it all happen for the New York rapper, is A$AP Yams. Many people are familiar with his name but don't really know what exactly Yams does for the A$AP Mob. The New Yorker...
  • Ace Hood Reveals Tracklist & Features For "Trials & Tribulations"
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    Ace Hood has been preparing his Trials & Tribulations for some time now. HNHH got a chance to hear it early, but now Ace has let go of the official tracklist and features from the project. The 17 track album will feature guest appearances from Meek Mill, Chris Brown, French Montana, Future and more. The majority of the unreleased tracks will be solo cuts, however. Trials &...
  • Turk Says He & Lil Wayne Once Discussed Signing To Master P's No Limit Records
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     Could you imagine Lil Wayne & Turk not being a part of Cash Money Records? Well, apparently it was a real thought from the two young New Orleans rappers as Turk told Vlad TV that he and fellow Hot Boys member, Lil Wayne, once discussed whether or not they should sign with Master P’s No Limit Records.  During a recent sit-down with Vlad TV, Turk spoke about wanting to be...
  • Summer Jam 2014 Recap
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    Yesterday the HNHH staff had the pleasure of attending Hot 97's 21st annual Summer Jam, which true to its reputation, ended up being an evening packed with great performances, surprises and even some drama. With the event split into two stages, one in the Festival Village and one in Metlife Stadium, we first hung out at the former with Iggy Azalea, Chinx, Mack Wilds, Childish Gambino and Jhene...
  • Migos Chop It Up On "New Atlanta", Gucci Mane Relationship, Justin Bieber Controversy & More
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    Migos are paving the way for the "New Atlanta" alongside OGs and newcomers alike. The trio who found sudden fame with "Versace" have since proved they are not a one-trick pony, with a plethora of music that followed and mixtapes introducing the rest of their crew of Atlanta rappers on the come-up, including Rich The Kid, Johnny Cinco and Jose Guape, all of whom have been gaining steady buzz....
  • Gucci Mane Digest
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    Now that July has officially been taken over by the 1017 July Take Over, we’ve been left with a total of six mixtapes, one collaborative album and one studio album that Gucci Mane has released this year so far. (Trap God 3 is scheduled for September 13th). For comparison’s sake, Kanye West and Drake have each released 0 albums so far this year. So with eight releases this year...
  • Samples Of The Week: February 6
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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...
  • Review: Lil Herb's "Welcome To Fazoland"
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    With Chief Keef, King L, Lil Reese and Lil Durk signing to major labels in 2013, Chicago's drill scene saw all of its major stars graduating to more commercial successes, leaving vacancies in the underground mixtape scene that the genre was born from. Enter Lil Bibby and Lil Herb, two MCs ages 19 and 18, respectively, who seemed to be the "Heir Apparents" to the scene, especially after using that...
  • Chicks In Kicks Weekly Recap Ft. JuJu, Tahiry + More
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    The female sneakerheads are still bringing out the heat, despite the increasingly colder weather. The '3M' Air Jordan 13 which recently released made a few appearances in this week's recap, as did a slue of other recent Air Jordan releases.In this week's Chicks In Kicks recap we saw Killa Cam's girl JuJu rocking the 'Playoff' 11s, Blac Chyna in the 'Carmine' 6s, and Tahiry in the 'Taxi' Air...
  • RnBaes: Female Singers On The Rise
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    In the last few years, a slew of new female artists have flooded the rap game, but the tide appears to be turning. More and more women are emerging as RnB artists, churning out sultry tunes and love ballads, each with their own unique twist. While some of the ladies on this list have a more traditional, classic RnB sound, the bulk of them have made a name for themselves by pushing boundaries and...
  • Remix Fix: Check Out Kygo's Remix Of The Weeknd's "Often"
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    Today we're introducing a new weekly series, Remix Fix, which will aim to bring you dope, fresh remixes of some of your favorite hip-hop and r'n'b records, for a little something different each week. We'll aim to bring you relatively new and undiscovered producers and remix artists to give your music collection a wider scope. We kick things off with Kygo. The Weeknd recently had fans on pins and...
  • Charts Don't Lie: July 6
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    Last week we saw r'n'b/pop take over the Billboard 200, and this week we finally see the return of rap to some of the top spots within the Billboard 200. Impressively, G-Eazy's third studio album comes in highest this week nabbing the #3 spot. Obviously his grind is starting to pay off, as the independent artist sold 46,000 units opening week, basically matching the numbers Fif's Animal Ambition...
  • Meek Mill & Shyne Exchanged Words On Twitter, Shyne Calls Rick Ross "Donnie Brasco"
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    Shyne has been making headlines over the past couple months more for calling out other rappers on Twitter, and sharing unpopular views on new artists, than for his music.  Another ongoing feud has been between Philly rappers Meek Mill and Cassidy, who have even exchanged diss records.  Now Shyne and Meek have exchanged some words on Twitter with the MMG rapper accusing Po of...
  • Tinashe Reveals That She Wrote Jennifer Lopez's "I Luh Ya Papi"
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    Well, this is rather surprising. Tinashe (who prior to this, had no experience as a ghostwriter for pop stars) has revealed that she originally wrote Jennifer Lopez's comeback single "I Luh Ya Papi." In a new article published by FADER, Matthew Trammell recounts how Tinashe visited the office yesterday and spilled the beans. On the song's origins, she said: "It wasn’t 'Papi' at...
  • D'Angelo Announces "Second Coming" European Tour
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    News of a new tour from notoriously hermetic R&B genius D'angelo is rare, but not quite as rare as news about his long delayed third album. Although details are still scarce, if not nonexistent, about the follow up to 2000's Voodoo, the singer has in fact announced a tour for 2015, but the bad news is it's only visiting Europe. Entitled the "Second Coming" tour, the tour will make 13...
  • Childish Gambino Joins Cast Of "Magic Mike XXL"
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    Calling all of Childish Gambino's female fans -- you may soon get the chance to see your boy play a stripper in a movie. Though his exact role has not been confirmed, Donald Glover has joined the cast of "Magic Mike XXL," a sequel to 2012's "Magic Mike," which starred Channing Tatum as a male stripper. Screen Crush reports that Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett...
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