Review: Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book"
Save for a cluster of Chance The Rapper's most dedicated fans, I imagine that everyone has considered him corny at least once.
Stream Kaytranada's New Album "99.9%"
Leading up to Kaytranada's debut album, the Montreal native decided to share with the world for the very first time that he's gay. Now that he's truly let his fans (and the world) in, he's ready to let us hear the album, 99.9%.
Kaytranada Lets The World In For The First Time
Kaytranada is gearing up for his debut XL Recordings album 99.9%, which is set to drop May 6 of this year. Ahead of that, he let The Fader cover him for an in-depth profile about his quietly impressive rise to prominence and the struggles he had along the way.
Check Out Artwork & Tracklist For Kaytranada’s “99.9%”
After premiering “Bus Ride” feat. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber on BBC 1 Radio, Kaytranada has unveiled the full tracklist and album artwork for his upcoming album 99.9%. He definitely wasn’t lying when he had some dope features.
Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, & More To Perform At New NYC Festival Panorama
Goldenvoice, the company that runs Coachella, stirred up some controversy in January when they announced that they were attempting to bring a new festival, Panorama, to NYC. A petition attempting to block the festival circulated but ultimately failed, as the first ever Panorama Music Festival is slated to go down July 22-24 on Randall's Island Park between Manhattan and Queens.
Usher & Future To Headline Annual Roots Picnic 2016
The Roots Picnic happens every June, and has continued to grow in profile and popularity each year. This year is no different, as we’ve got some truly impressive artists playing the 2016 iteration.
Anderson .Paak Announces "Malibu" Cover Art, Features, & Release Date
Last year, Anderson .Paak released the album Venice, his first album after relinquishing his Breezy Lovejoy. With his forthcoming album Malibu, he is moving his way up the California coastline. Well, guess what, Malibu just got a release date -- it will hit stores on January 15th.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (Aug 8 - 14)
The Drake/Meek Mill beef finally seemed to cool off this week, with outlying events like Kendrick Lamar's subs at Drizzy on Compton and Meek taking down his diss track for copyright reasons seeming like the last gasps of action we'll get for a while
Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Travi$ 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$, Vic and producer Kaytranada.
10 Essential Goldlink Tracks
There's no shortage of rappers that are trying to wedge themselves into the world of dance music. Waka Flocka has made tracks with Steve Aoki. A$AP Rocky and Skrillex linked for "Wild For The Night." DJ Snake and Lil Jon had the whole world screaming "Turn Down For What" not too long ago. The list goes on and on, but most of the time the results are somewhat corny.
Lauryn Hill, Danny Brown, Kelis & More Announced For NYC's Afropunk Fest
Afropunk Festival is an annual celebration of music, art and food that takes place in Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park, and after hosting perfomances by D'Angelo, Ice T's Body Count and others last year, they've rolled out their 2015 lineup. Here's a list of the most noteworthy performers for the August 22nd-23rd fest this year: Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Danny Brown, Kelis, Suicidal Tendencies, Kele, Thundercat, Cakes Da Killa, Goldlink, Petite Noir, Kaytranada, Raury, Lion Babe, Jesse Boykins III, Adia Victoria, Sam Dew, Brenmar.
The Internet Tap Tyler, The Creator, Vic Mensa & More For New Album "Ego Death"
After Tyler, The Creator had everyone up in arms that the Odd Future collective had folded, the tangent group to OFWGKTA, The Internet, have popped up on iTunes today with a pre-order available for their new album, Ego Death.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 25 - May 1)
We seem to be hitting somewhat of a lull in the album release cycle, with some big drops coming in June and July (Lil Durk, Migos, Frank Ocean), but no huge ones coming in this week or the next (unless we actually do get Chance The Rapper's Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's SURF). Many of this week's happenings centered on the events surrounding Freddie Gray's funeral and the ensuing protests in Baltimore and NYC, and elsewhere we had basketball playoffs, relationship drama and more.
Coachella Will Live Stream Drake's (And Kaytranada's) Set Tonight After All
It was originally reported that Coachella would pull a fast one on the people of Earth by not live-streaming Drake's set. Thankfully, this is no longer the case. Drake will appear tonight on one of Coachella's three live webcast YouTube channels, which are all embedded below. His set is scheduled to begin at 10:15 PT. A quick look at the schedule reveals that there are quite a few other palatable live-streaming options today, among them Jamie xx at 8:20, ODESZA at 9:35, and the lil homie Kaytranda at 10:45. #Couchella in full effect.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
Underrated Audio: January 24 - January 30
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
Remix Fix: Kaytranada Puts His Flip On "Kaleidoscope" By BADBADNOTGOOD
BADBADNOTGOOD is a jazz trio of young guys who met in 2010 while attending Humber Music College in Toronto, Ontario. Matthew Tavares, Alexander Sowinski, and Chester Hansen uploaded to YouTube their version of an Odd Future song "The Odd Future Sessions Part 1" and it went viral thanks to help of Tyler, The Creator (who became a fan after hearing the track).
10 Essential Vic Mensa Tracks
Vic Mensa is barely old enough to drink, but that hasn't stopped this 21-year-old MC from livin' the life. After touring with Disclosure earlier this year, Mensa's popularity has been on the steady rise. The Chicago-bred MC has a friendship with Chance The Rapper, and the two frequently collaborate on stage and on tracks. Jams like "Suitcase" and "Tweakin'" have seen the two spit back and forth over some impressive beats.
10 Essential Kaytranada Tracks
Kaytranada, real name Louis Kevin Celestin, was born in 1992 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After relocating to Montreal, Quebec as a toddler, Kaytranada began DJing at age 14. His brother introduced him to producing software at the age of 15, putting him on a slow-burning path to success.
Underrated Audio: October 12- October 18
This week was a good one for hip-hop. The BET Hip-Hop Awards delivered cyphers from plenty of rappers, and Curren$y hopped on a track with his former YMCMB bosses, Lil Wayne and Birdman, which was pretty cool.