Behind The Beat: Lex Luger
Though he built much of his reputation in Atlanta, Lex Luger hails from Suffolk, Virginia and now resides in the neighboring town of Chesapeake. His career took off shortly after he got serious about music. He dropped out of high school after 10th grade to devote all his time to churning out menacing trap beats. “Nothing but time to practice all day,” he says of learning his craft in a town without a mall or a movie theater. Little did he know that he’d be one of the most recognizable producers in hip-hop by the time he was 19.
Juicy J Announces "Rubba Band Business 3" With Lex Luger
Over the weekend, Juicy J announced a new mixtape was on the way, O's To Oscars, revealing the tracklist and cover artwork. That project is expected to arrive this afternoon, but that hasn't stopped Juicy J from going ahead and promoting another mixtape.
Waka Flocka Flame's Top 10 Turn Up Anthems
Last year, Waka Flocka Flame seemed to be more focused on bar-for-bar lyricism than bellowing on top of gargantuan trap beats, releasing the ironically-titled I Can't Rap Vol. 1 last summer as a culmination of a freestyle series.
Juicy J's 5 Most Ratchet Mixtapes
Were it not for Juicy J, "ratchet" would not be nearly as popular a term as it currently is.
Waka Flocka Flame Shares "Flockaveli 2" Artwork
Hear that? That's the sound of hip-hop's loudest MC crafting a sequel to his most aggressive project to date. Yes, though it's been reported that Waka Flocka Flame has been hard at work on Flockaveli 2 for quite some time, today brings new hope for that project in the form of artwork.
Samples Of The Week: February 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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh honey." This week, see who Cyhi the Prynce, Blue Sky Black Death and Chief Keef chose to sample in their recent releases, all of which you can find on HNHH.
Juicy J Reveals Producers On Album Including Mike Will Made It & Lex Luger
He may have never went away, but Juicy J has been experiencing a resurgence of sorts with handling some producing of big tracks and releasing his own. Now the Memphis Three 6 Mafia alum is gearing up for his next album and he's revealed that there are some huge producers on the project. Taking to Twitter, Juicy rapped off producers on the project which will include "Bandz" producer Mike Will Made It, Lex Luger, Young Chop, The Weeknd, Crazy Mike, Baby E, Edan, Danny Boy, Timbalande, Dr. Luke, and of course Juicy himself.