Stream Dom Kennedy and Hit-Boy's Joint EP "Half-A-Mil"
Last month, Dom Kennedy and Hit-Boy dropped "100 Rounds," their first release as their duo Half-A-Mil. Tonight we've been blessed with the duo's entire EP, the aptly titled Half-A-Mil. With five tracks and no features, the new group in town has ample opportunity to show the world why this partnership might deserve the future.
Audio Push Make Life Music: "We Don't Wanna Rap About Xans & Lean"
We recently had Audio Push by the office, where they sat down with us to discuss their new album 90951 which dropped last Friday. At the beginning of the week we shared a clip from the duo where they spoke on Kid Cudi's impact on hip-hop and the shout out he give the duo on twitter recently, which if you missed you can catch below.
Stream Audio Push's Debut Album "90951"
After sharing four of the album's tracks this month, Audio Push have finally delivered their debut album, 90951. Price and Oktane have shared the full stream of the album a day ahead of schedule. You can pre-order 90951 on iTunes before it officially drops tomorrow (Sept. 23).
Kid Cudi Puts Haters On Blast, Names Drake & Kanye West
Kid Cudi was feeling himself this afternoon, when he went off on a little twitter rant, thanking his supporters and blasting any detractors. The rapper has been cited by many artists among the 'new wave' as inspiration and influence, rightly so, given that a lot of these artists were getting into hip-hop (they are young) around the time Cudder was popping off, which is also around the time the blogsophere was starting to pop off.
Audio Push Announce Release Date For Debut Album "90951"
It's been a long time coming. Audio Push have been promising fans their debut album for over a year now.
Review: Beyoncé's "Lemonade"
The credits on Beyoncé's new album Lemonade read like an oddly-selected history of pop, R&B, and rock music, with modern indie names like Ezra Koenig and Animal Collective sitting alongside titanic legends like OutKast, Led Zeppelin, and Isaac Hayes.
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More
Beyonce released her sixth album in her usual surprise fashion tonight, as Lemonade appeared on Tidal after the HBO premiere of the "visual album" of the same name. Unsurprisingly, there is a vast array of mega-talented musicians behind Beyonce's latest work. Those who tuned in likely recognized the voices of Kendrick Lamar ("Freedom"), The Weeknd ("6 Inch"), and James Blake ("Forward").
Top Tracks: December 7 - December 13
We're quickly approaching the holidays, which means the year-end lists are in full effect. While many of us are looking back at the abundance of great music that's dropped over the past 50 weeks, some of our favorite rappers are showing no signs of showing down. Shortly after dropping his Black Friday remix package with Kendrick Lamar, J.
Behind The Beat: Chase N. Cashe
Chase N. Cashe just turned 28 last week, but he’s already a veteran in the music business, a multitalented rapper and producer who was working with the likes of R. Kelly, Yung Joc, and G-Unit well before he had his first legal drink. Though he is equal parts rapper and producer — “Chase the rapper is my life and Chase the producer is my job” — this article will place the lens on his production.
Staff Picks (September 4)
It's that time of the week again. On Friday we round up the HNHH staff's favorite releases from the past week, and compile them in a no-skips-necessary playlist. We had a few notable releases this week, namely Travi$ Scott's Rodeo, Rick Ross' Black Dollar and K Camp's Only Way Is Up. However we also received new projects from Rich The Kid, TeeCee4800 and Scarface-- just the range in these artists means there's a little something for every rap fan.
Stream Hit-Boy's "Zoomin'" EP Featuring Pusha T, & Quentin Miller, & More
Hit-Boy's been staying busy producing for other artists but he's also been prepping his solo projects on the low, as today he drops a 5-track EP called Zoomin' without warning. It's his first solo project since 2012's HITStory and apparently is serving as a prelude to his debut solo album that he plans to put out sometime in early 2016.
Manolo Rose Says He Has Songs With Harry Fraud & Hit-Boy In Store
Fresh off the release of his debut mixtape Concrete Rose, Manolo Rose stopped by the office to speak on the project and what else he has in store this year. At this point, it's become pretty common knowledge that the rapper is the creator of Troy Ave's hit "All About The Money," however he's slowly transitioned into a star of his own with hits like "Run Ricky Run," and most recently "Super Flexin."
10 Essential Audio Push Tracks
You may know them from "Teach Me How To Jerk." You may know them from their latest project, the solid, 420 mixtape titled Good Vibe Tribe. Either way, you should know them by now. The duo, comprised of Oktane and Price, doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon, so if you're not acquainted, we'll bring you up to speed. Audio Push has worked with the likes of Casey Veggies, Rick Ross, Vince Staples, Kid Cudi, Juicy J, Tech N9ne, and Hit-Boy, whose label they signed to in 2013.
Forbes' 2015 "Hip-Hop Cash Princes" Include Migos, Young Thug, YG & More
Since 2007, Forbes has been profiling young rappers who are making major cash money. Each year, the magazine chooses a list of "Cash Princes" who they think could eventually become "Cash Kings", a more exclusive list that includes industry moguls like Diddy, Jay Z, and Dr. Dre. This year's Cash Princes are: Mike Will Made-It, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Mustard, Young Thug, Nipsey Hussle, Iggy Azalea, Ty Dolla $ign, Hit-Boy, YG, PartyNextDoor, and Kid Ink.
Hit-Boy Says SZA Wrote A Part For Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé's "Feeling Myself"
"Feeling Myself," a Hit-Boy-produced gem from Nicki Minaj's new album, features two of the most powerful women in the game flexing even harder than they did on the "Flawless" remix earlier this year. Apparently, another one of hip-hop's most talented females had a hand in the song's creation. Hit-Boy has just revealed that SZA wrote a part for the track.
Joey Bada$$ Reveals That He Worked With Hit-Boy, DJ Premier And Statik Selektah On "B4.DA.$$"
Although we haven't heard a first single, gotten a release date or seen artwork from Joey Bada$$' long-awaited debut album, B4.DA.$$, he claims that it's finished. In a new interview with MTV, the de facto Pro Era leader gave just a few hints about what we can expect from the full-length project. He says that previous collaborators Statik Selektah and DJ Premier have beats on the album, as well as HS87's Hit-Boy, which is pretty exciting news, considering Bada$$' love of boom-bap and the lack of boom-bap beats in Hit-Boy's arsenal.
Stream Kent Money's New "Crowned" EP
We've seen Hit-Boy's HS87 collective really grow over the past year or two. Not only have they been putting in work as a crew, since their debut compilation All I Ever Dreamed Of totheir new album We The Plug, but the individual artists continue to grind.
Stream HS87's New Album "We The Plug"
Just a few days ago, Hit-Boy and Interscope Records provided fans with an opportunity to check out snippets of HS87's new album We The Plug. Now, with the album rolling into retail stores and iTunes, the release is officially available for full streaming via Spotify.
Hit-Boy Offers Preview Of New HS87 Album "We The Plug"
Hit-Boy and HS87 are going strong for their new compilation album We The Plug, if cuts like "Grindin' My Whole Life", and yesterday's "No Talkin" are any indication.
Hit-Boy Announces New HS87 Album, "We The Plug" [Update: Release Date Revealed]
It didn't take long for Hit-Boy to affirm his status as a super-producer, and he's now looking to cement a place for himself in his crew in the rap game. The HS87 imprint released their All I've Ever Dreamed Of compilation mixtape around this time last year, and it appears that they now have a retail album in the works.