Stream Smoke DZA & Pete Rock's New Album "Don’t Smoke Rock"
After much patience and impotence, the world has been blessed with the release of Smoke DZA & Pete Rock's collaboration album Don't Smoke Rock. The inter-generational duo brought together a dope AF gang of features as eclectic as their unexpected partnership, including the likes of Mac Miller, Jadakiss, 2016 XXL Freshman Dave East, Wale, Royce Da 5'9", Rick Ross, and Big K.R.I.T. This is a super serious hip-hop affair.
Big K.R.I.T. Debuts New Song "Free Agent" On "Sway In The Morning"
Big K.R.I.T. stopped by Sway in the Morning Thursday to talk about his status as an independent artist and the evolving role of record labels. Krit explained that there are different metrics of success; he aims for longevity while record label are focused on manufacturing hits. "You shouldn't gauge your success off another person's success," he said. "Me, I can say I'm happy."
Rae Sremmurd Announce 2nd Annual SremmFest
Rae Sremmurd are gearing up for their second annual SremmFest, an event they started last year as an homage of sorts to the parties they experienced growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi, something which they discussed with us during our digital cover interview. Last year's SremmFest featured K Camp, Dej Loaf, Yo Gotti and Mike WiLL Made It and more. The brothers will be headlining the event this year, with appearances from Diplo, Young Dolph, Big K.R.I.T. and more.
Stream SiR's New EP "Her"
We have been rather impressed with SiR ever since he dropped Seven Sundays in 2015. Today, the 29-year-old Los Angeles singer continued his musical journey with a new 6-track release called Her. It features an excellent appearance from Big K.R.I.T., which we've already heard, and production by J.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of September 2016
Earlier this year, HNHH launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B.
Big K.R.I.T. Is Dropping New Music Next Friday
Big K.R.I.T. has released music sporadically since his last mixtape, It's Better This Way, dropped last October.
Top 10 Narrative-Driven Rap Albums
About a week and a half ago, Tory Lanez put out I Told You, an album more devoted to an autobiographical through-narrative than any other we've heard this year.
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
Staff Picks Playlist (July 8)
This week was dominated more by saddening news stories than it was by music, but the social outcry regarding the many innocent lives that were taken in the past week have also resulted directly in new music-- it's bittersweet, obviously. With plenty of artists hitting the booth to give their own take on the tense social climate, we definitely didn't lack in songs this past week.
Big K.R.I.T. Announces Departure From Def Jam Records
Following today’s unique rollout strategy from Big K.R.I.T., which saw him dropping a new freestyle every hour leading up to midnight, the Mississippi artist decided to end the evening with a major announcement. Taking to his twitter account after his last freestyle, Krit decided to announce that he is no longer a member of Def Jam Records, and that he’ll presumably being taking the independent route. Thanking his fans & peers along the way, Krizzle had the following message to say…
Big K.R.I.T. Is Releasing 12 Freestyles Today
Big K.R.I.T. fans are in for a huge treat today. Krizzle casually announced that he'll be releasing one freestyle every hour, on the hour, from noon until midnight. He's calling it #12FOR12. No word what compelled him to release new music in this fashion rather than as an ordinary mixtape. We're not complaining.
Stream Azizi Gibson's "A New Life" Feat. Big K.R.I.T., Southside & More
Azizi Gibson gained a legion of new fans with the first few tracks he dropped this year, including a menacing tribute to DJ Khaled as well as an unexpectedly melancholic collab with DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia.
Get The Guap: Songs To Motivate Your Money Hustle
It's Monday morning, and you're reading this. Clearly you need to get off your ass and get money. We empathize. We're here to help.
Staff Picks Playlist (November 13)
Yo guys. It's Friday the 13th. Has any spooky shit happened yet? As you head into the weekend, with plenty of new albums to stream/download (Ty Dolla $ign aka our digital cover star, Logic, Jeezy, Skeme...), we've compiled our weekly Staff Picks playlist for your listening pleasure.
Adele Goes Hip-Hop: 10 Tracks That Sample Her Music
With her new album slated for release later this month, Adele's name is on the tip of everybody's tongue. 25, the third and final album of the singer-songwriter's 'age' series, will be released on November 20th via XL Recordings (and Columbia in the United States). The record will follow up 2011's 21.
12 Self-Produced Hip Hop Albums to Hear
MCs and producers are traditionally two different people, but occasionally the hip hop world is blessed with an artist that can play both roles. Dr. Dre once claimed to be a "a producer who can rap and control the maestro," and when he said it, there weren't a whole bunch of dudes who were capable of doing it. Since then, artists like MF DOOM, Kanye West, and J. Cole have made some serious beats, and then blessed them with their own flow.
Review: Big K.R.I.T.'s "It's Better This Way"
Big K.R.I.T. keeps busy, man.
Big K.R.I.T. Says New Project Coming "Very Soon"
The BET Hip-Hop Awards red carpet is always a busy affair, and while most artists stopped by for a quick shout out, we managed to get more than a few words in with Big K.R.I.T. Krizzle, who has been on the road for his "Kritically Acclaimed" tour, teased fans about a new project, which could drop any day now.
BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 Green Carpet Interviews: T-Pain, DeJ, Esco, & More
The heat index pushed 100 at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. T-Pain was sweltering in his red leather suit jacket. "I'm sooooo hot," he said. HNHH's own S. WHiT endured the heat as she held it down on the green carpet before the show, interviewing 16 rappers, producers, and industry power players, including DeJ Loaf, Big K.R.I.T, Redman, Casey Veggies, Southside, and many more.
The Fall: 16 Things We're Excited For This Autumn
Take a deep breathe of that cool, fresh air. Summer came, and it was awesome, but it's time for fall and all the wonderful things that come with it. Sure, hoodie season and Halloween come to mind, but to keep it real, we're more stoked on new music and huge tours from some of our favorite artists.