Mike Will Made-It Survives Hit-And-Run Accident Without Injury
Super producer Mike Will Made-It can't be stopped, even when a dangerous driver gets in his way. Last night, Mike Will reported via Twitter that he had survived a hit-and-run accident that smashed up his Mercedes-Benz. With a video of the smashed up vehicle, the Georgia hitmaker captioned his tweet: “Blessed to make it out, survived a hit n run last night in my 63, thank God for AMG @MBUSA."
Gucci Mane & Future's Top 5 Collabs
Unlike many of Gucci's other former protegés, Future didn't seem to be in any rush to collaborate with the East Atlanta legend after he was released from prison this May. Almost five months came and went with no new music from the pair (who put out joint tape Free Bricks in 2011), while Young Thug, Migos, Peewee Longway, and even outsiders from Drake to Desiigner, released tracks with Wop.
Paul McCartney Cosigns Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" With Mannequin Challenge Video
Paul McCartney, one of the two living members of The Beatles, has officially cosigned the young and Black reinvention of his legendary group -- made up of the Rae Sremmurd brothers, Gucci Mane, and Mike Will Made-It. Currently sitting at No. 9 on the Hot 100 -- and expected to jump next week -- "Black Beatles," the SremmLife 2 song that was released as a single in September, is now the biggest-ever hit for Rae Sremmurd (and for Gucci Mane, too). And Sir Paul is a fan.
Rae Sremmurd's Mannequin Challenge Anthem "Black Beatles" Enters Top 10 Of Billboard Hot 100
Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" took a while to get off the ground, but it's been gradually climbing the Billboard Hot 100, and last week got its biggest boost yet when it became the official soundtrack to the #MannequinChallenge. If you somehow haven't seen it yet, the Mannequin Challenge is a trend where people pose in a freeze-frame like scenario, while one person takes a camera through the statuesque ensemble of friends.
10 Essential Mike WiLL Made-It Beats
If 2015 was the year of Metro Boomin, 2016 might go down as the year of Mike WiLL Made-It. On top of executive production credits on Gucci Mane's Everybody Looking and Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife 2, the Atlanta-based producer has put out two Beat of the Year candidates in Young Thug's "F Cancer" and "With Them" and produced Beyonce's "Formation," arguably the biggest record of the last twelve months. He has given rap fans more than enough to chew on as they impatiently wait on his anticipated Ransom 2 mixtape.
From the moment he stepped onto the scene in 2010, Future captivated Atlanta with his seemingly unlimited supply of charismatic street and strip club anthems. In retrospect, his ascent seems preordained, but at the outset of his career, he was just another young rapper trying to make a name for himself in the crowded and fickle hip hop universe.
Listen To Clips From A New Big Sean & Mike WiLL Collaboration
Mike WiLL is on a pretty incredible 2016 run, that's only gotten stronger with the release of Gucci Mane's Everybody Looking and Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife 2. Adding to his impressive list of Ws this year is some new material with Big Sean, which Mike recently played for Genius' Rob Markman, who was kind enough to share some clips on Twitter.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of August 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.
Rae Sremmurd's "SremmLife 2" (Review)
When Rae Sremmurd emerged with "No Flex Zone" about two and a half years ago, they sounded like the newest and youngest thing on the block. Mike Will Made It, fresh off high-profile executive production jobs on Future's Honest and Miley Cyrus' Bangerz, supplied them with his most bare-bones beats yet, matching their utilitarian rapping style and creating a full-on "less is more" package.
Zaytoven Shares Details On Upcoming Drake & Gucci Mane Project
Right around the release of Gucci Mane's first album post-prison, Everybody Looking, the rapper's go-to producer Zaytoven revealed the next project Gucci had his sights on: a joint effort with Drake. Zay has been the main person speaking out on the project thus far, and he continues to shed light on how it transpired in a new interview with Vlad TV.
Rae Sremmurd Shares The Updated Tracklist For "SremmLife 2"
Rae Sremmurd's sophomore album, SremmLife 2, has suffered some delays, but the changes made to the album are worth the wait. The iTunes pre-order has been updated with two new tracks, the hypnotic summer jam, "#DoYoga," and the very promising "Black Beatles," featuring a guest appearance from none other than Gucci Mane.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of July 2016
HNHH recently 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.
Gucci Mane's "Everybody Looking" By The Numbers
Gucci Mane's return home from prison was greeted with plenty of excitement, and the Atlanta trapper is ensuring he lives up to the hype with his new album Everybody Looking-- hype which is also translating into sales, thankfully enough for the ATL king.
Gucci Mane's "Everybody Looking" (Review)
I didn't listen to each and every one of the 32 projects Gucci Mane released during his three year stint in federal prison, but I can say that of the 15 or so I am familiar with, none have anything approaching how heavy the majority of his first post-prison release is. Gucci had a ton of material lying around when he went away, most of it relatively close in character to what he was doing on 2013's uneven State Vs. Radric Davis II project, and none of it reflecting his mental state behind bars.
Mike Will Made-It Angrily Responds To New Future Leaks
Many were overjoyed to find two new Future leaks posted onto just about every hip-hop site, including this one, last night. Mike Will Made-It, who's assumed to have produced at least one of those leaks, was not.
No Sleep: Recapping Gucci Mane's 7 Weeks Of Freedom
It's Guwop season. The release of Gucci Mane from prison on May 26th was cause for celebration. No one celebrated more than Gucci himself. Largely confined to his Atlanta mansion, the big fella has spent his time marinating in the Southern sunshine by his backyard pool, chilling with his girlfriend, or cutting records in his home studio, the walls of which he has covered with raps he wrote while incarcerated. Click through the gallery to revisit everything Gucci has done since he got out. Everybody Looking out July 22.
Zaytoven Confirms Drake Feature On Future's "Beast Mode 16"
Drake has been hyping up this current summer season ever since wintertime, dropping his "Summer Sixteen" single at the end of January. At the end of April, he announced a "Summer Sixteen" tour with his WATTBA collaborator Future. The joint tour kicks off later this month month, and indeed, Drake has already dropped off more than enough music to soundtrack the summer. VIEWS is still the No. 1 album in the country -- for the ninth week in a row -- and "One Dance" is still the No. 1 song.
Gucci Mane Reveals "Everybody Looking" Tracklist
The tracklist for Gucci Mane's Everybody Looking has been made available courtesy of Amazon. The album comprises of 14 songs with features from Kanye West and Young Thug.
Mike WiLL Explains Swae Lee's Role In Writing Beyonce's "Formation"
Not long after Beyonce's politically-charged video for "Formation" hit VEVO, the official writing credits were released, revealing that Rae Sremmurd hook-master Swae Lee had contributed to the record. On reassessment, it was clear that Swae's slinky rasp cadence was present throughout the record, but of course, it was impossible to determine exactly what he wrote specifically. According to a new interview with Mike WiLL, who produced the track, and has mentored the the Sremms from the beginning, Swae came up with the main concept for the song in one line.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of June 2016
ICYMI: HNHH recently launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The 40-track playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all supa-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify (e.g. those recent ScHoolboy Q releases). Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop.