Gucci Mane's "Woptober" (Review)
Everybody Looking was an almost perfectly-executed comeback album. Everything about it, from its quick turnaround, to Mike Will Made It's elephantine stomp, to the clear changes in Gucci Mane's voice and rhymes, to his triumphant posture on the cover, painted it as a triumphant return of mythological proportions. But once Odysseus returned home to Ithaca and slaughtered all of his wife's suitors, once Jason slayed the dragon and acquired the golden fleece, where did they go from there? For GuWop, the only choice was returning to the basics.
BTS Pics Of 2 Chainz’s “Good Drank” Video With Quavo & Gucci Mane
Earlier in the week, 2 Chainz linked up with Quavo & Gucci Mane to shoot the official video for their newly-released Mike Dean-produced banger “Good Drank,” and now we have some exclusive behind the scenes pics to share with y’all thanks to WeHardProductions. Shot at 2 Chainz’s new bar called “Escobar Restaurant” on Peters Street in ATL, the Howard Ross-directed clip looks to go back in time with each rapper looking dapper in suspenders & standing next to some old school cars & props.
Shooting Halts Rick Ross, Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz' "Buy Back The Block" Video In Atlanta
Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, and more will be seen in the upcoming video to a new Rozay song called "Buy Back the Block." It seems like Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz will be a part of the song, and it's unclear if the other artists (namely Meek) will feature as well or if they will just be included in the video, which was shot last night in front (and on top) of a gas station on the notorious Cleveland Ave in Atlanta. The voice of 2 Chainz can be heard during the opening moments of a preview of the video that was just shared on Rozay's Instagram.
Check Out These Gucci Mane Inspired Yeezy Boost Customs
In honor of 1017, sneaker customizer JBF Customs paid tribute to the label's founder, Gucci Mane, with this special edition pair of Adidas Yeezy Boost 750s.
First Week Sales Projections For The Game’s “1992” & Gucci Mane’s “Woptober”
We’re only days removed from the release of Game’s 1992 album & Gucci Mane’s Woptober project, but the first week sales projections are already in and they’re definitely lower than what these two veterans are probably used to.
Celebrate 10/17 With A Classic Gucci Mane Playlist
October 17th is a special day for Gucci Mane. Any fan of the Atlanta Trap God will know he's has made the date the unofficial holiday of his 1017 Brick Squad movement, often dropping new music in celebration of the event.
Gucci Mane Has Already Announced Another Album
Gucci Mane has a reputation as one of the most prolific artists in rap, and since his release from prison earlier this year, he's made sure to live up to it. After releasing WOPTOBER, his second project of the year, last Friday, Gucci has decided to announce yet another album release date. "Woptober in the streets right now. Coming right back with The Return Of East Atlanta Santa," Gucci wrote on Twitter, announcing the project would be available December 16th.
Stream Gucci Mane's "Woptober" Album
Well look what we have here. Originally supposed to drop this Monday (10/17), Gucci Mane’s Woptober mixtape was just made available for purchase on iTunes three days earlier than expected.
Gucci Mane Says He Signed Young Thug Before Hearing His Music
Gucci Mane just did a comprehensive new interview with XXL for their Fall 2016 cover story, and his complete interview is now up on YouTube. The conversation details the low point he hit before he went to prison, beating his addictions, and the story of his relationship with Young Thug, who shares the cover with Guwop.
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.
Top Tracks: September 26 - October 2
Abel Tesfaye, AKA The Weeknd, has had one of the most unexpected career paths of any R&B artist in the new millennium. Basically paving the way for every ensuing singer/rapper who's warranted the "mysterious" tag when first emerging, his early tracks paired The-Dream's Lothario musings with an indie-influenced, lo-fi sound, and druggy themes. After major label move Kiss Land flopped commercially and critically, he went back to the drawing board and returned with a pop sheen courtesy of superproducer Max Martin.
Gucci Mane & Young Thug Cover XXL
If there's a rapper that's popped off, about to pop off, or currently popping off in Atlanta, you can guarantee there's some sort of Gucci Mane connection. GuWop has been instrumental in helping many Atlanta trappers get their rap careers off the ground, often co-signing these dudes before it's cool to co-sign them. Young Thug among them.
Stream "Birth of a Nation" Album, Featuring Nas, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, & More
"Birth of a Nation," the upcoming Nat Turner biopic, has faced no shortage of controversy and calls to boycott due to a rape scandal surrounding the film's star, director, and writer Nate Parker. Perhaps less controversial than the film is its accompanying album, The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired By Album. 16 tracks in length, it features appearances from Pusha T, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Nas, Gucci Mane, Killer Mike, Ne-Yo, Wale, The Game, Anthony Hamilton, LeCrae, Vic Mensa, Trey Songz, and many more.
#TBT: Shawty Lo
Shawty Lo unexpectedly passed away last Wednesday from injuries sustained in a single-car accident that occurred while he was driving home from the club with two women. He was survived by his 11 children, as well as his legacy as a co-founded D4L and a key figure in Atlanta in the mid- to-late-'00s. pushing infectious, radio-friendly snap music in a time when rappers like T.I. had more cache in the city.
Gucci Mane Memoir Confirmed By Book Publisher
Gucci Mane recently made a trip to New York, fresh off house arrest, and thus his first time traveling since his release from prison. During the press run he sat down with GQ, as we reported, and divulged some of his plans for the upcoming year-- including another movie directed by Harmony Korine and a freshly-inked book deal.
Gucci Mane To Appear In Movie Alongside Al Pacino & Benicio del Toro
Gucci Mane is gearing up for his second post-prison album, Woptober, and he's made sure to time this one with the end of his house arrest, thus allowing him to travel to promote it.
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
Waka Flocka Responds To Gucci Mane Saying They Haven't Spoken In 3 Years
Earlier this week, during an interview with HOT 97, Gucci Mane said that he hasn't spoken to Waka Flocka in three years, presumably not having contacted his former protégé since before getting locked up in September 2013, remaining in prison until May of this year.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 23)
It's late afternoon on the first Friday of the fall season, a few hours away from turn-up o'clock. Time to sink one's teeth into all the new bangers that've dropped over the past week. There are many on Ty Dolla $ign's new album, Campaign, which touched down last night, along with new projects from T.I., Mick Jenkins, and Audio Push.
20 Legendary Rapper Yearbook Photos
As cool as rappers may seem to you now, there was a time when your favorite spitter was in high school, and as dope as they may have seen themselves, we're certain that each one of them dealt with some serious haters. We're gonna take you on a tour of 20 rapper yearbook photos, an expansion of our previous list.