Staff Picks Playlist (September 18)
Welcome to a new edition of Staff Picks, where HNHH shares some of their favorite (Soundcloud) releases of the past week. This week's edition features quite a range of names and styles, from the r'n'b-leaning records of Christina Milian and Johnny Rain to the classic hip-hop sound on Kirk Knight's banger, to the alternative sound from the Blended Babies. Let this playlist serve as a warm-up for the weekend, or play it while you're chilling out and doing nothing on purpose on Sunday.
On The Come Up: Nikko Lafre
HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up profiles emerging rappers and producers that show strong promise but haven't necessarily seen the shine they deserve, from those deep underground to artists on the cusp of the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll find analyses of their defining characteristics, examples of their best work and plenty of opportunities to dig deeper via hyperlinks. If there's a particular artist you'd like to see covered here in the future, feel free to let us know in the comment section below.
Underrated Audio: July 5- July 11
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. After going on a brief break over the 4th of July weekend, we're back this week giving you five looks that deserve a second look. Among them, Rome Fortune teamed up with Childish Major for a low-key ode to night time fun, Nikko Lafre gets on his story-telling tip, King Chip is lazy, and more.
Underrated Audio: November 30- December 6
Underrated Audio provides you with a few joints we feel deserve an extra look or two from the last seven days. This week we give some more shine to A$AP Nast, another New Yorker who's a female by the name of Leaf, Nikko Lafre and Shlohmo. Peep those four cuts in the gallery above, and let us know what underrated piece of audio you've been digging this week.