Fetty Wap, Joey Bada$$ & G-Eazy Among Forbes' "Hip Hop Cash Princes"
Forbes, #1 producer of lists of wealthy people, is back with another category of the wealthy. This one is called “Hip Hop Cash Princes,” specifically ranks the rising under 30 stars who have already managed to start a solid bankroll for themselves. Without further ado, the Hip Hop Cash Princes Of 2016: 1) Boi-1da 2) Dej Loaf 3) Fetty Wap 4) G-Eazy
Charts Don't Lie: February 3
In case you missed it, the RIAA updated their formula for calculating Gold and Platinum Album certifications yesterday. While it helped a few artist reach Platinum, today we see if it has shaken up the charts in any significant way. We’re now counting the total combined streams, single and album sales as “total album equivalent units” (TAEU, for short), as driven by changes to Billboard’s new rating system.
G-Eazy & A$AP Ferg Bring The House Down At Terminal 5
Gerald Gillum, stage name G-Eazy, is trending right now. It’s easy to assume the emcee is riding white rapper fame to the top of the charts, but the man has been grinding for years. He released six mixtapes and three studio albums before the massive success of When It’s Dark Out, so he’s no tourist in the rap game.
Charts Don't Lie: January 20th
This week, the charts belonged to the late David Bowie. Days after releasing what would prove to be his swan song (an a very much intentional one), Blackstar, the legendary artist lost his battle to cancer.
Stream Marc E. Bassy's "East Hollywood" EP
Bay Area singer Marc E. Bassy shared his intoxicating "Dirt On You" single earlier in the week, and now he's come through with his debut EP, East Hollywood, which dropped on December 18th. The project is now available to stream on Spotify, so we thought we'd direct you toward it.
Charts Don't Lie: December 16th
This week we had a bunch of high profile releases, some of which fared better than others. G-Eazy led the pack with an impressive placement at number 5, while Rozay followed close behind at 6. Later on, the showing become a bit more modest, with Dreamville at 29, Curren$y at 30, Kid Cudi at 36 and Jeremih at 41.Take a look at the full breakdown of releases and sales below.
First Week Sales For G-Eazy, Rick Ross, Curren$y, & Kid Cudi
G-Eazy took home the top-selling hip-hop album this week. According to HDD, his sophomore album When It's Dark Out moved 93,000 units and 97k sales-plus-streaming (SPS), well ahead of Rick Ross' Black Market, which moved 57k units SPS. Curren$y's Canal St Confidential sold 18k units SPS, narrowly ahead of Kid Cudi's Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven, which sold 15k.
Rick Ross, Kid Cudi & G-Eazy's First Week Sales Projections Are In
We're only one day into the sales week, but we already have an idea of what the final numbers will be looking like. With Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, and G-Eazy going head-to-head, it was sure to be an interesting one, and looking at the estimations, it's should be a surprising turnout.
Stream G-Eazy's Sophomore Album "When It's Dark Out"
Joining the likes of Rick Ross, Currensy, Jeremih, & Kid Cudi, Bay Area’s own G-Eazy also released a new retail album on Friday called When It’s Dark Out.
Top Tracks: November 23 - November 29
No one was more thankful last week than hip-hop fans.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
There weren't too many big releases this past week, unless you're an Adele fan, but we've got heat coming in December from guys like Curren$y and G-Eazy, who both shared new singles off their upcoming albums. This week's Top 10 also includes two tracks off the soundtrack to "Creed," which will hit theaters on November 25, and three new tracks from Thugger, who is currently prepping his fourth project of the year, Hi-Tunes, his debut album.
G-Eazy Reveals "When It's Dark Out" Tracklist
G-Eazy is about to have a moment. He drops his sophomore albumWhen It's Dark Out on December 4th, and his world tour with A$AP Ferg and Nef the Pharaoh kicks off at the top of 2016. This afternoon, he came through with the official album tracklist, and it looks very promising indeed.
DJ Carnage Announces Collaborative Project With G-Eazy
DJ Carnage is an EDM DJ at heart but the majority of his most popular tracks, including "I Like Tuh") have been rap songs. It looks like this trend will continue -- In his new HNHH interview, he mentioned that he's got a new project planned with G-Eazy. "Me and G are coming out with a project," he said. "That's gonna be sick. Just me and him."
G-Eazy Announces World Tour With A$AP Ferg
G-Eazy will be dropping his highly anticipated new album When It's Dark Out on December 4th, and as expected he'll be heading out on tour shortly thereafter. The ambitious set of dates will begin in North America, where he'll be joined by guests such as A$AP Ferg, Marc E. Bassy and Nef the Pharaoh. Later on he'll visit Australia for a number of dates, before making his way to Europe, running through Germany, France, the Netherlands, and The UK.
Chris Brown & Big Sean Among Guest Features On G-Eazy's Upcoming Album
We attended a NYC listening session for G-Eazy's upcoming album When It's Dark Out. We learned a lot, including some of the featured artists and producers we didn't already know would appear.
5 Things We Learned From G-Eazy's "When It's Dark Out" Listening Party
"The sophomore album is one of the most treacherous obstacles for any rapper," said G-Eazy in his recent HNHH interview. "I dug as deep as I could until I was literally drained of inspiration." His sophomore album When It's Dark Out drops on December 4th, and G-Eazy is excited. He whittled it down from 60-some songs to about 15, and last night he held an "intimate listening party" at Premiere Studios, formerly known as Quad Studios, aka the studio where Tupac got shot. HNHH was lucky enough to score an invitation.
G-Eazy Taps Kehlani, Too Short, Tory Lanez & More For "When It's Dark Out"
G-Eazy has been taking his time with the announcements for his sophomore effort, which he recently revealed is titled When It's Dark Out. The rapper also unveiled a release date of December 4th, and the lead single "Me, Myself & I," featuring singer Bebe Rexha.
G-Eazy Announces New Album Title & Release Date
G-Eazy dumped new material on us all summer, but up until now, we didn't know very much about his new album. Thankfully, Eazy has come through today with the title and release date, and as promised, the LP will drop before the year's out.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 18)
Welcome to a new edition of Staff Picks, where HNHH shares some of their favorite (Soundcloud) releases of the past week. This week's edition features quite a range of names and styles, from the r'n'b-leaning records of Christina Milian and Johnny Rain to the classic hip-hop sound on Kirk Knight's banger, to the alternative sound from the Blended Babies. Let this playlist serve as a warm-up for the weekend, or play it while you're chilling out and doing nothing on purpose on Sunday.
Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Travi$ Scott & More Performing At Summer Ends Festival
Summer Ends Festival seems to have hit it big this year. The festival goes down in Tempe, Arizona from September 24th until September 27th. This year's line-up includes headliner Kanye West, as well as performances from Travi$ Scott, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, Kaytranada, Vic Mensa and G-Eazy scattered through out the four days. However if you're looking for a rap-themed day, you should hit up the Sunday, as that's when you'll catch Kanye, Travi$, Vic and producer Kaytranada.