Vote: Who Had The Best Project Of September 2016?
September 2016 is no more. It was a good month, a month that gave us much new music as we could handle. September 2016 saw the release of dozens of quality hip hop and R&B albums and mixtapes. We whittled these down to what we believe to be the twelve most significant releases of the month, and we want your help to decide which project was the absolute best. Here are the twelve:
10 Photos Of Rappers With Their Pets
Fame and exotic pets go hand-in-hand. Just ask King George I, who ruled England in the early 18th century, who kept a pet human. Rappers are no different. While many rappers like to keep it down-to-earth w dogs, some prefer to ball out and domesticate animals you've never even heard of like endangered saber-toothed manta rays.
Danny Brown Speaks On Making New Album "Perfect," Calls Himself "Best Rapper Ever"
Danny Brown left listeners and critics alike impressed with his proper debut album Old. The album ended up capping off most 'best of' year-end lists-- but that was slightly over a year ago (Old actually dropped in October 2013). Since the album's release, he hasn't dropped much in the way of new music.
Top Tracks: September 19 - September 25
Last week's biggest news story continued to be The Game and Meek Mill's beef, which has now spiraled out to include accusations of ratting, an alleged brawl with Beanie Sigel, and
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 1)
In an ideal world, Remy Ma would be in this edition of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week instead of being in jail for another week. But, then again, Remy Ma wouldn't have been serving time in the first place. Still, life goes on and the tweets still roll.
Stream Westside Gunn's "FLYGOD" Album
Westside Gunn has emerged as one of New York's most promising up-and-coming emcees. His cinematic soundscapes and eye for street-level detail have earned him comparisons to certain Wu-Tang members, but his imagination is all his own. And that's partly because he doesn't hail from one of the five boroughs, but, instead, from Buffalo, which Gunn paints as a fearsome (and freezing) place. Gunn now resides in Atlanta, and living in the industry hub has helped him make astute observations on the state of the rap game.
Danny Brown Is "Putting The Final Touches On [His] Next Masterpiece"
The summer is heating up. In the past 72 hours, Ab-Soul announced that he submitted his album "tracclist" and Tory Lanez announced the title of his debut album coming this summer. There's more. Friday morning, Danny Brown revealed that he was in the final stages of his long-awaited follow-up to Old.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 8-14)
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
10 Essential Joey Fatts Tracks
Joey Fatts is a California rapper who has been gaining recognition in recent years as the West Coast continues to experience its renaissance. He's close with man-of-the-moment Vince Staples, who Fatts has collaborated with multiple times over the years, most recently on "Farrakhan" off the latest project I'll Call You Tomorrow. In addition to Vince, he's worked with the A$AP crew, Action Bronson, Freddie Gibbs, and Danny Brown among others.
#TBT: Mixtape Danny Brown
Most Danny Brown fans got hooked around XXX ("Monopoly"!), but in truth Brown lived a full rap career before XXX ever came out. Between 2003 and 2010 he put together an eleven-project run that culminated in his 2010 free album The Hybrid. Brown is 35 years old now and more popular than ever. With his album Atrocity Exhibition due out next month, now is an appropriate time to revisit the lesser-known stage of his career.
This Appears To Be Danny Brown's "Atrocity Exhibition" Cover Art
Yesterday Danny Brown previewed a snippet of his collaboration with ScHoolboy Q, "Pneumonia," which will live on his forthcoming album Atrocity Exhibition.
10 Essential Lucki Eck$ Tracks
Lucki Eck$ is one of the most interesting characters in the rap game. Still a teenager, the rapper has taken the world by storm with his lazy flow, smooth beats and often uncomfortable subject matter.
Danny Brown, Run The Jewels, DOOMSTARKS Contribute To Adult Swim Singles Set
Adult Swim has proved to have immaculate taste over the last few years, as the nightly Cartoon Network program has released its share of memorable singles compilations. This summer we'll be getting yet another set of singles, and they'll be coming on a weekly basis starting next week.Among the selections are Dawn Richard (now going as D∆WN), Kitty, Yung Lean, Danny Brown (along with Clams Casino), Shabazz Palaces, Flying Lotus, and the DOOM x Ghostface collaboration, DOOMSTARKS.Check out the full schedule below. Which track are you most excited for?
Steez Day Line-Up Includes Pro Era, ASAP Mob, Danny Brown & More
The other week, Joey Bada$$ revealed that the annual Steez Day, a music festival honoring his late Pro Era member Capital Steez, would be relocating from Brooklyn to L.A. this year. We didn't have the line-up at that time, but with tickets going on sale tomorrow at Noon, Joey has just unveiled the artists this morning.
Danny Brown Shares New Snippet Off "Atrocity Exhibition"
Danny Brown has dropped two songs to date from his upcoming album Atrocity Exhibition: "When It Rain" and "Pneumonia". Now it looks like he's about to release a third.
Danny Brown Speaks On Moving To Warp Records & Upcoming Album
Yesterday, after quite the absence, Danny Brown delivered his first bit of music in a minute, "When It Rain." The music came in video form, and undoubtedly builds excitement for his forthcoming album which is due out on Warp Records-- a label change from his last album's release, Old, on Fool's Gold.
#TBT: Danny Brown Mixtape Cuts
Over the past 5 years, Danny Brown has made his insane rap style appeal to a massive audience. Through strategic collaborations and, let's face it, good music, Brown has gone from the mixtape circuit to become one of the biggest rappers in the game. Danny Brown has released nine mixtapes since 2007. There's been four in the Detroit State of Mind series, along with collaborative tapes with Johnson&Johnson and Tony Yayo. Each tape was a step in leading Brown to where he is today: right up there at the top of the hip-hop game.
On The Come Up: Skywlkr
HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best work, and we'll break down what makes them great by category.
Meet Donmonique: Brooklyn's Resident Thirst Trapper
In terms of songs that use the names of caucasian female celebrities to stand in for other white substances, Donmonique's "Pilates" is second only to Migos' "Hannah Montana," the track that may have started the whole trend. Listing Jenner sisters and former Disney stars on the hook, the 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper rides the minimal, "Vans"-style beat to paydirt, securing herself quite the underground hit, seemingly from out of nowhere.
Danny Brown Announces New Tour Dates
Earlier today we reported on the title of Danny Brown's new album, and he's followed up that news rather quickly with a tour announcement. The Detroit native hasn't announced a release date yet for Atrocity Exhibition, so it's unclear at the moment if the tour will lead up to the album release or follow it-- we just know that the album is arriving in the fall, and the tour will hit around that time too.