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.
Vince Staples' "Prima Donna" (Review)
Vince Staples' music has always been jarring and arresting, but that's usually thanks to his voice and his words more than any of the instrumentals he chooses. Sure, 2014's "Blue Suede" is built around a synth line that sounds like an air-raid siren, but is that more hair-raising than hearing a 21-year-old rap the line, "Hope I outlive the red roses"?
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" Credits Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, David Bowie & More
Frank Ocean just dropped, and everything seems to be in its right place again. His new album, which appeared on Apple Music in surprise fashion, is entitled Blonde and not Boys Don't Cry, which had been the rumored title for over a year. However, Ocean did put out a magazine called "Boys Don't Cry" in coordination with the release of Blonde. The magazine appeared at four different pop-up shops in four different cities.
Frank Ocean Shares Credits To "Endless" Visual Album
So it turns out that Frank Ocean is more than just a troll these days, as he turned up late last night to share a 45-minute video of himself building a spiral staircase. Along with the footage, there was an album's worth of new music.
Vince Staples Shares "Prima Donna" Release Date, Tracklist & Artwork
Vince Staples has announced that his Prima Donna EP, his first release since his groundbreaking debut album, last year's Summertime '06, will be out on August 26. He has also revealed the EP's 6-song tracklist as well as its cover artwork. The tracklist shows features from Kilo Kish, who appeared on two Summertime tracks, as well as A$AP Rocky, who will guest on the title track. The newly unveiled cover art shows Vince's huge, ballooned head protruding from a normal-sized neck and body.
James Blake Talks Beyonce Collab & Not Clearing Sample For Drake
UK singer and electronic music virtuoso James Blake has become a household name in the hip-hop world as he has made fans out of stars like Kanye West and Chance the Rapper.
James Blake Speaks On Frank Ocean's Next Album
Earlier this year, Frank Ocean made a surprise appearance on Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, and on Friday (May 6), he showed up on James Blake's surprise album The Colour in Anything, as he was listed as a songwriter on the tracks "My Willing Heart" and "Always." Upon the release of his new album, Blake held an interview with Pitchfork, during which he spoke on his relationship with Frank and what it's like to r
Stream James Blake's "The Colour In Anything" Album, Featuring Contributions From Frank Ocean
After being quiet for some time, Jame Blake resurfaced on Beyonce's LEMONADE album last month, and 2 weeks later, he's now surprise-released his third studio album, The Colour In Anything. The project, which collects 17 new songs, including the three songs that were premiered yesterday. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is featured on "I Need A Forest Fire," as well as contributing writing to one other track, while Frank Ocean is a credited songwriter on "My Willing Heart" and "Always". Rick Rubin worked on the production side of things.
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.
Frank Ocean & James Blake Announce 3 UK Shows
In an announcement that's sure to make Americans jealous, James Blake has shared the dates for three shows he's doing with none other than Frank Ocean, all taking place in the UK this weekend. Frank isn't listed by name, but rather by "BOYSDONTCRY," the name of his new album.
Chance The Rapper Is Moving In With James Blake
As Chance The Rapper continues to grow his fan base in 2014, he's making the big move from his home of Chicago to the West Coast, specifically, Los Angeles. However, as he's revealed in a new interview, he's not going at it alone. James Blake will be his roomie.
Drake Reveals “Paris Morton Music II” Will Appear On "Nothing Was The Same"
Nothing Was The Same is soon approaching, but we're still in the dark on many of the details of the project. NWTS's track titles and features have been kept pretty well under wraps, but in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Drake and 40 fill us in on the project a little more.