Top Tracks: August 21 - August 28
Can we finally breathe a sign of relief after what's proven to be a crazy August?
Chance The Rapper & Alicia Keys To Perform At Apple Music Festival
Apple has announced the lineup for Apple Music Festival 10, scheduled to take place September 18-30 at London venue The Roundhouse. Relevant performers for readers who frequent this site are pretty much limited to Chance the Rapper and Alicia Keys. Other performers include Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Elton John, Robbie Williams, Bastille, and Michael Buble. Keys will perform on September 20th; Chance will close out the festival on September 30th.
Chance The Rapper Says Malia Obama & President Obama Listen To "Coloring Book"
GQ released a profile on Chance The Rapper today, which takes us back to the day before Chance hit the ESPYs stage out in L.A., where the rapper performed a record off his critically acclaimed Coloring Book mixtape in tribute to Muhammad Ali.
Top Tracks: August 15 - August 21
Last week was a funny one for album delays. On one hand, Frank Ocean delivered not only his first, but also his second album since 2012's Channel Orange, but on the other, we didn't get the projects that we'd been expecting from French Montana, Young Thug, and Travis Scott.
Chance The Rapper Launches Campaign To Get His Music On The Radio
Chance The Rapper has built his success without the help of a major label deal or management, and he’s very good at getting his music out to the world. He recently set his sights on morning shows, and achieved his goal with alacrity, appearing on “Good Morning America” this past Monday to perform “Summer Friends” off his Coloring Book mixtape.
Artists React To Barack Obama's Final Summer Playlist
Earlier today, Barack Obama “dropped” (his words) a two part summer playlist, also serving as a cultural farewell as his eight years in the White House come to a close this fall. Barry O’s taste in music runs the gamut, but most relevant to HNHH are the many hip hop and R&B artists he included in both the daytime and nighttime segments.
Chance The Rapper Talks Xanax Addiction, Creative Process With Billboard
Between his stellar mixtape Coloring Book, a variety of high-profile public appearances, and immaculate branding, Chance the Rapper has emerged as something of a rap supernova in 2016. Another benchmark for Lil Chano from 79th: an appearance on the new cover of Billboard magazine.
Nike Debuts USA Basketball's "Unlimited Together" Film, Featuring Chance The Rapper
Nike has just debuted the “Unlimited Together” film, celebrating the USA men’s and women’s basketball teams unifying individual strengths in pursuit of a shared goal- the Olympic gold medal. The film is also sountracked by “We the People,” an original track from Chicago's own, Chance the Rapper.
Lil Wayne, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky & More To Perform At Camp Flog Gnaw 2016
Camp Flog Gnaw is approaching. This afternoon Tyler, The Creator took to his Instagram to unveil the line-up for this year's annual festival, which takes place at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. This year the festival spans November 12-13. The line-up this year is pretty impressive. Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator and Chance The Rapper act as the main headliners. You'll also get to catch performances from Kehlani, DJ Mustard, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, Action Bronson, SZA, Joey Bada$$ and many others.
Top Tracks: July 25 - July 31
It's officially August, which means there's pretty much only one month of summer left. It's been a busy season for hip hop, as usual, with big projects from top-tier talents like Chance The Rapper, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and Gucci Mane dropping left and right, and plenty of additional tracks hitting the web as well. That being said, August is poised to be huge.
Jeremih Teases New Collaboration With Chance The Rapper & Young Thug
We got our first Chance The Rapper x Young Thug collaboration by way of Chance's Coloring Book, with "Mixtape." It was an exciting collaboration from two sangin-ass rappers who often contrast in content and style. The two will link up once again, this time thanks to Jeremih, as the Chi-town singer revealed on twitter early this morning that he's finishing up a collaboration with the two artists.
2016 MTV VMA Nominations Announced
MTV has announced the nominees for the 2016 Video Music Awards. Beyonce earned a whopping 11 nominations. The artist with the second most nominations is Adele, who earned eight, seven of which are for "Hello." Ariana Grande (5), Drake (4), and Rihanna (4) could also be lined up for a big night. Other nominees of note include Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz, & Desiigner,
Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24
Last week, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Future, and Mike Will Made It all found themselves victims of unauthorized leaks, and subsequently spoke out about the all-too-common occurrence in the music industry.
Chance The Rapper Announces "Magnificent Coloring Day" Event With Lil Wayne, Tyler, The Creator & More
Chance The Rapper is already bringing his (magnificent) Coloring Book project around the world with his "Maginificent Coloring World" tour-- literally, he'll be performing shows in the United States, Canada (okay just Toronto), Europe and Australia. However, if you know Chance, you know he's gotta do something even bigger and better for his home of Chicago.
Behind The Beat: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League was formed in 2003 when Rook and Colione, two established producers in their mid-twenties, teamed up with Kenny Barto, a young Full Sail University student in Tampa, Florida. Their discography hides the years of hard work each put in perfecting their craft. You won’t find obscure local artists or years of mixtape instrumentals among their early production credits. The first 3 entries in their discography on Wikipedia are Young Jeezy, Mary J. Blige, and Juelz Santana.
Big Sean, Chance The Rapper Express Disappointment Over "Living Single" Leak
Leaks suck for artists, and when they're unfinished leaks, they suck for everybody. It seems "Living Single," a new song with Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, Jeremih, and Smino that surfaced online this week, is in the latter category. Both Chance The Rapper and Big Sean expressed their disappointment over the track's unofficial release.
Chance The Rapper To Honor Muhammad Ali At Tonight's ESPY Awards
Chance The Rapper recently took to twitter to announce that he'll be apart of a special tribute in honor of Muhammad Ali at tonight's ESPY Awards on ABC. Although there are no specific details as to what Chance's role will be in the tribute, you know ESPN is going to go all out in memory of The GOAT so it's going to be worth tuning in for. The ESPYs, hosted by John Cena, will take place tonight at 8pm on ABC. A "2016 ESPYs Countdown" show will air prior to the awards ceremony on ESPN at 7pm.
10 Rappers Turned Social Activists
Materialism and humanitarianism are often at odds in hip hop. Actavis and activism do not always go hand-in-hand. But hip hop is a world unto itself, and countless rappers have used their platform to fight for the underprivileged.
Stream Jamila Woods' Debut Album "HEAVN"
Activist, poet, and singer Jamila Woods may well be the next big thing out of Chicago. Following appearances on Macklemore's "White Privilege II" and Chance the Rapper's "Sunday Candy" and "Blessings," Woods delivers her 13-track debut album HEAVN.
Hip Hop Reacts To The Philando Castile Killing
Less than 24 hours after police officers shot and killed 37-year-old black man Alton Sterling on Baton Rouge, LA, a Minnesota cop fatally shot 32-year-old Phlando Castile, also a black man, at at traffic stop on Wednesday night.