Metro Boomin, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd Among Adult Swim's 2016 Singles
Adult Swim has announced the 2016 program for its Singles Program, in which artists give out free singles over the course of the summer. This year's lineup is strong: the list of artists includes Metro Boomin, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd, Flying Lotus, Run the Jewels (for the fourth consecutive year), Earl Sweatshirt (with KNX), Mike WiLL Made-It, Thelonius Martin [with Joey Purp], and D∆WN.
Review: Beyoncé's "Lemonade"
The credits on Beyoncé's new album Lemonade read like an oddly-selected history of pop, R&B, and rock music, with modern indie names like Ezra Koenig and Animal Collective sitting alongside titanic legends like OutKast, Led Zeppelin, and Isaac Hayes.
Chief Keef & Mike WiLL Made It Hit The Studio
Besides for twitter antics and skipping a show, Chief Keef has generally been laying low and staying out of trouble, while releasing music intermittently. In March he took to twitter to announce his retirement from rap, since his sound has been rehashed too many times
Top Tracks: April 11 - April 17
Is it just me, or have the past few weeks felt like the calm before the storm? After all of the TLOP hubbub died down (this is the first week in a long time that we haven't had a Kanye solo joint in our top ten list), we've had quite a lack of releases from rap's upper echelon. Teasers, singles, and release date announcements seem to keep flooding in, but this Friday, when A$AP Ferg releases Always Strive And Prosper, things will really get cooking.
Review: Young Thug's "Slime Season 3"
The first two installments of Young Thug's Slime Season series arrived a little over a month apart last fall, providing a good display of both Thugger's speed in the studio and his versatility.
10 Tracks To Celebrate Bankroll Fresh's Legacy
This past weekend, the rap world suffered yet another senseless tragedy with the murder of Bankroll Fresh. Hopefully the frequency of the loathsome killings of promising young talents will not dilute the legacy of any one of hip-hop's fallen stars. In this case, the world lost a rare talent from the fiercely competitive city of Atlanta, right at the time when his movement was taking shape -- when he was set to experience a level of success he couldn't have dreamed of a few short years ago.
Listen To Young Dolph's Debut Album, "King Of Memphis"
Young Dolph has been grinding for years, but more recently he's found himself with a considerable regional following and a few breakout hits. After consistently dropping mixtapes, it seems like the right time for Dolph to come through with his first album, which he's releasing independently. King Of Memphis has the rapper teaming with mostly Atlanta producers, with Mike WiLL Made It, TM88, Zaytoven, Nard & B, and Drumma Boy contributing.
Review: Young Thug's "I'm Up"
In a hip hop climate that's almost unhealthily focused on trending topics and followers, no one has committed to and excelled in catering to short attention spans like Future and Young Thug.
Gucci Mane Was Going To Host Mike WiLL's "Ransom 2" From Jail, But The Feds Shut It Down
We know that Mike WiLL Made It and Gucci Mane have a storied creative partnership, to the point that Guwop actually gave Mike his producer name (Mike Will Made It/ Gucci Mane slayed it"), so the fact that the two are still in contact despite Gucci being behind bars isn't all that surprising.
Red Lobster Responds To Beyonce's "Formation"
Beyoncé's new single, and accompanying video, is bold and unapologetically black. Due to her celebrity, she may only be able to dine at the most exclusive of 5-star restaurants these days, though on "Formation," she reminded fans of her Southern-fried roots. "When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster," sings Bey on the opening verse, in what's become the song's most talked about lyric.
Ebro Gets Into Twitter Feud With Mike Will & Slim Jxmmi Over Beyonce's "Formation"
Today's biggest event was the unveiling of Beyoncé's new single and accompanying video, "Formation." Shortly after its release, it was revealed that the song was produced by Mike Will Made-It as well as Ear Drummers producer Apluss and that it was co-written by Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd.
Top Tracks: January 25 - January 31
One month into 2016, and a whole lot of crazy shit has taken place in the hip-hop world.
Mike Will Made-It Delays “Ransom 2” For A Gucci Mane Feature
Unfortunately, Mike Will Made-It’s sequel to Ransom won’t be releasing today as originally planned, but according to his excuse, the setback maybe well worth the wait.
Mike Will Made-It Confirms Big Sean & Lil Wayne Are On "Ransom 2"
Mike Will's debut mixtape as boss of Ear Drummers Records, Ransom, released in late 2014, boasted a crazy range of features from the biggest names in the industry. Fans can expect Ransom 2, which is out this Friday, to be the same in that regard.
2 Chainz Previews Track With Zaytoven & Mike Will, Dropping This Week
2 Chainz spent the end of last year making millions off Christmas sweaters, and today, he dropped the video to "Watch Out," which proves him as one of the most Internet-savvy emcees of his generation. Still, fans are more than ready for a new album from Tity, as he hasn't dropped one since 2013's B.O.A.T.S. II. Any new music will be welcomed, though, especially if it's produced by both Zaytoven and Mike Will Made-It.
Mike Will Made-It Shares "Ransom 2" Release Date
It looks like Mike Will Made-It will make good on his promise to drop his Ransom 2 mixtape in January, as he's just revealed he plans to release the project this upcoming Friday, January 29. Friday. #RANSOM2 pic.twitter.com/K7HEtd7j1U
Top Tracks: January 11 - January 17
Another week, and the rap game ain't slowing down. TDE proved its youngest member is one of its most prized assets, Tyga finally dropped his mixtape, Mike Will seriously upped the expectations for Ransom 2, and a random Thugger leak managed to crack the Top 5. And that was before the weekend...
Top Tracks: January 4 - January 10
2016 is looking like it's gonna be a fast year. Yeezy decided to become the year's frontrunner after jumping over Jumpman on New Year's Eve, and somehow, he outdid himself the next week, dropping a two-in-one package that had one of the craziest debuts in HNHH history -- and continues to do huge numbers.
Mike WiLL Made-It's "Ransom 2" Is Dropping This Month
Rae Sremmurd made a huge return last week with "By Chance," which found the Tupelo bros turning up in the most polite way possible.
Rae Sremmurd Say "SremmLife 2" Is Coming Soon
Rae Sremmurd kicked off last year with the release of their debut album, which has made it's way onto many a year-end list, perhaps to the ire of Ebro. Nonetheless it's hard to deny the album had hits/bangers in basically every song on it.