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  • Cover of Beyoncé And Jay Z Are In The Midst Of Shooting A New Music Video
    It's been a slow news morning so far, folks, so here's a light one for you.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 17
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Jay Z To Bring "Made In America" Festival To Los Angeles This Year [Update: Details Announced]
    Last night we received word that Jay Z and Beyonce may be planning a huge joint tour this summer, but of course, Jay has more than just that on his plate.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: April 13
    This week we have a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, with Mobb Deep's new album The Infamous Mobb Deep, celebrating their 20-year anniversary since The Infamous. Their sales are not huge mainstream numbers, but obviously loyal hip-hop heads came through for Havoc and Prodigy as they clock in at #49.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 10
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of 5 Hip-Hop Power Struggles
    Ego, popularity, jealousy and worldwide success are some of the key factors that have led many hip-hop moguls to end business relationships, and ultimately friendships, in order to maintain power over their own careers and/or the promising careers of their counterparts. 
  • Cover of Stream Chuck Inglish's "Convertibles" Album In Its Entirety
    Chuck Inglish has been in the game for a minute, first emerging on the scene with Sir Michael Rocks in their duo The Cool Kids, and then subsequently launching into a solo career. Despite releasing plenty of material since then, Chuck is only now releasing his debut solo album, which will see release on April 8th.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 3
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Introducing DUBB, The Aviator Of Athens Park, South Central Los Angeles, California
    For those unfamiliar, Quincey White, better known as DUBB, is an emerging emcee and entrepreneur born and raised in Athens Park, South Central Los Angeles, California. His moniker is an acronym that stands for "Determined & Unique Beyond Belief", which captures his approach quite well.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 22-28)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 27
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Cover Art & Tracklist Revealed For Styles P's "Phantom And The Ghost"
    Styles P will be following up 2013's album Float with Phantom And The Ghost on April 29th. The rapper recently dropped off a new joint from the LP, "Sour" which features Jadakiss and Rocko. Today he follows that up with the tracklist and official album art.
  • Cover of YG's "My Krazy Life" First Week Sales
    YG had a pretty strong debut album, which dropped a week ago today, My Krazy Life. The album brought that new West Coast sound to the masses, with plenty of DJ Mustard production and a cohesive theme tying it all together.
  • Cover of Freeway & Girl Talk Reveal Artwork, Tracklist & Release Date For "Broken Ankles" EP
    Producer and mash up artist Girl Talk announced last October that he would be teaming up with one of his "favorite rappers of all time", Freeway on a collaborative EP. Since then, we've heard next to nothing about the collaboration, but it seems we on't be waiting much longer.
  • Cover of Vince Staples Explains How 50 Cent And GTA: San Andreas Inspired Him And His Music
    Vince Staples thinks things like When the hit 2004 game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (which served as the basis for the latest GTA installment) came out, people claimed that it helped the video game industry grow, but no one expected it to help a future, budding musician grow as an artist.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 20
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Young Money's "Rise Of An Empire" Are In
    Despite having big tracks like "Lookin' Ass" and "Trophies" attached to it, Young Money's Rise Of An Empire, much like the Rich Gang compilation before it, suffered from a lack of promotion.
  • Cover of First Week Sale Projections For YG's "My Krazy Life"
    YG just released his debut album today, and the sales projections for the project are already in. My Krazy Life, which was released on Def Jam, is expected to do reasonable numbers this week, predicted to move about 45-55,000 units.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 8- March 14
    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.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 8-14)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of Stream Vince Staples' New Mixtape "Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2"
    Near the end of February Vince Staples let go "Nate" featuring James Fauntleroy and production from Scoop DeVille. The track was a glimpse of what was to come from Vince's mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2 which has arrived in full today.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 13
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Young Money Compilation "Rise Of An Empire" Sales Projections
    Young Money's new album, Young Money: Rise Of An Empire officially dropped today, without very much buzz or noise. Perhaps the somewhat flat tracklist, with a lack of big names attached to it, is to blame for this. Nonetheless, the album is on shelves and thus we have some sales projections for you to take in.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Are In For Rick Ross' "Mastermind" & Pharrell's "G I R L"
    Both Rick Ross' and Pharrell's new albums have been on the shelves for a week now, and so today we've received the first week sales for either LP. While we saw ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi fall slightly short of their projected sales, Mastermind and G I R L surpassed their projected sales.
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