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  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: September 21
    Lecrae is on the way to becoming a household name, which is a feat for a rapper, let alone a Christian rapper. The rapper made an impressive debut this past week, with Anomaly topping the Billboard 200 and selling just under 100k, with 88,000.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 19)
    Fall is next week. This means it's about to be that season where it's time to grind as the big album releases come through. Summer has been pretty tame, so you'd think some serious heat is on the way soon. Plus, Meek Mill gets out of jail in the fall.
  • Cover of Rap By Numbers: A Break Down Of Hip-Hop Sales & More
    Since it's evolution from the late 1980s, hip-hop music has gone from strength to strength. Nothing tells the story of this success better than seeing the facts by numbers.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: September 18
    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 Lecrae's "Anomaly" Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200, Jhene Aiko's "Souled Out" At #3
    The race between Lecrae and Jhene Aiko for the Billboard 200 #1 spot was a close one, but Lecrae has come out on top. The rapper's new album Anomaly snagged a #1 debut, after moving a reported 88,299 units, according to Hits Daily Double. 
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Chris Brown's "X"
    Earlier today we received a full album stream for Chris Brown's new album X, which just dropped today. Now we've received the first week sales projections for X as well.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: September 14
    This week we welcome Jeezy onto the Billboard 200, with his Seen It All album debuting successfully at #2. He wasn't able to trump the pop-power that is Maroon 5, nonetheless he did move more than projected.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (September 12)
    Breaking news: The NFL is corrupt! Because rappers wanting to be athletes and vice versa is sort of a running motif, a few have weighed in with their thoughts about the Ray Rice/NFL cover-up situation. Some made more sense than others.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: September 11
    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 Lecrae "Anomaly" & Jhene Aiko "Souled Out" Sales Projections
    The first week sales projections for Lecrae's Anomaly and Jhene Aiko's Souled Out are in, and they're not what you might imagine.
  • Cover of First Week Album Sales For Jeezy's "Seen It All"
    You've heard the singles, copped the album and read our review. Now all that's left for Jeezy's Seen It All: The Autobiography (besides award nominations) is the first week sales number, and it doesn't disappoint.
  • Cover of Vince Staples Details "Hell Can Wait" EP, With Guest Spots From A$ton Matthews & Teyana Taylor
    Ever since we were introduced to him on Earl Sweatshirt's 2010 debut, Vince Staples has been making increasingly more noise in the rap game with each passing year. This year, the 21-year-old put out his mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: September 7
    We're currently awaiting first week sale numbers for Jeezy's new album, Seen It All, which is supposed to move around 90k-100k.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: September 4
    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 Projections For Jeezy's "Seen It All"
    Jeezy just dropped off a crazy remix to "Holy Ghost" with Kendrick Lamar, which will definitely do a good job at increasing the awareness of his new album Seen It All. Although, if you're not already aware of it, where ya been? 
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: August 31
    This week we're seeing a lot of the smaller debuts from last week trickle down the charts, as Wiz Khalifa takes over the top spot with his new album Blacc Hollywood. Despite having somewhat mediocre and mixed reviews, the album happened to be Wiz's first #1 LP, if you can believe it.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 29)
    Isn't this something? Not only is Meek Mill in jail and his sophomore album is delayed indefinitely, but Jeezy also took a trip behind bars after getting caught with an assault rifle. He posted the $1 million bail, but the CTE suddenly got trouble on his head after pleading not guilty. 
  • Cover of Beyoncé And Solange's Father Suggests That The "Elevator Incident" Was A Publicity Stunt
    Surely one of the most talked about new stories of the year, the "elevator incident" that occurred between Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange has been met with some skepticism lately, as Bey mentioned it in passing on her recent "Flawless" remix as if it wasn't a big deal.
  • Cover of Samples Of the Week: August 28
    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 Wiz Khalifa's First Week Sales For "Blacc Hollywood" Are Here
    We weren't too impressed by the sales projections for Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood, however the rapper has come out on top of the Billboard 200.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: August 24
    This week we're seeing several new hip-hop and r'n'b entries on Charts Don't Lie, or more to the point, the Billboard 200. Nothing too crazy happened though, with r'n'b singer Tank taking our top spot, but that's only with a debut at #13 (selling 17,000 units).
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
    Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
  • Cover of Mark Battles Announces The "Dreams 2 Reality" Tour, Sponsored By HNHH
    HNHH is pleased to announce Mark Battles' upcoming "Dreams 2 Reality" tour, which will begin on September 5th in Bend, Oregon, and conclude on October 25th in Dunn, NC. Fellow Fly America artists Derek Luh and Euroz will join him on the road, as will some very special guests who are yet to be announced.
  • Cover of Pharrell's "G I R L" Is Certified Gold
    Our weekly "Charts Don't Lie" feature follows the rise and fall of various hip-hop and R&B albums' sales, and one of the recent mainstays on there has been Pharrell's hugely successful sophomore album, G I R L.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: August 21
    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.
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