The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of November 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.
Staff Picks Playlist (November 11)
Instead of the excitement that usually greets a Friday evening, many of us are still wondering what the hell happened this week. While you attempt to fathom what the next four years will look like, here's a reminder that music, and hip-hop especially, is still thriving. The living members of A Tribe Called Quest just reminded us of that very fact by dropping off their first album in almost two decades, We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service, which sounds just like what they were making in the 90s -- in the best way possible.
Stream Peewee Longway's "Longway Sinatra," Produced By Cassius Jay
Though he may not be getting his deserved exposure outside of the trap world, one can feel that big things await Peewee Longway. He's had a prolific year, dropping his album, Mr. Blue Benjamin, in January, and then his MPA 3 mixtape, which brought shine upon his MPA clique, in June.
Staff Picks Playlist (September 23)
It's late afternoon on the first Friday of the fall season, a few hours away from turn-up o'clock. Time to sink one's teeth into all the new bangers that've dropped over the past week. There are many on Ty Dolla $ign's new album, Campaign, which touched down last night, along with new projects from T.I., Mick Jenkins, and Audio Push.
Drake, Future, 2 Chainz & More Guest At Gucci Mane's Homecoming Show In Atlanta
Gucci Mane released Everybody Looking, his first project since being released from prison, yesterday, and to bring in the occasion, he performed a homecoming show in Atlanta. Billed as Gucci & Friends, Guwop delivered on the promise of guests, as regular collaborators like Young Dolph, Peewee Longway, and the elusive OJ Da Juiceman took the stage, as well as some of the biggest names in rap, including 2 Chainz, Fetty Wap, and to close things out, Drake and Future.
Migos & Peewee Longway Clash Over Who Said "Dab" First
Migos have certainly done a lot for the terms "dab" and "pipe it up," but according to Peewee Longway, he's the first person to say each of the phrases on a track. After laying claim to the lingo on Twitter, writing "Who the first one to say piped it up (ME) who the first to say dab (ME)," and hastagging the tweet with "#FACTS". It didn't take long for Migos to respond, writing, "SINCE WE TALKIN FACTS .. Migos Gave U Life!!," while Offset offered his own thought on the matter, captioning an Instagram post with "CLAIMING WORDS AINT HELPING CAREERS... MAKE A HIT N*GGA".
10 Essential PeeWee Longway Tracks
It's tough to keep up with the massive crop of Atlanta rappers who have skyrocketed into the eyes of the mainstream over the past few years. Today's lesson is on a fringe persona by the name of PeeWee Longway, a rapper who's been red-hot in the city for a few years now. And as he's still honing in on his unique brand of googly-eyed trap, 2016 looks to be his most successful year yet.
Skeme Announces New Album "Ingleworld 2," Shares Tracklist
We've got exciting news for all of you Skeme fans out there today: the L.A. rapper's announced his new album, Ingleworld 2, and shared the star-studded tracklist. Check out the front and back artwork in the gallery above, and take a peek at the tracklist below.
Gucci Mane's "Trap House" Essentials
Along with T.I. and Jeezy, Gucci Mane is among the class of ATL rappers who are credited with founding trap music as we know it today. He's done this not only by dropping an absurd amount of music (even from behind bars), but also by locating his city's most promising young artists and grooming them to become the city's next wave.
Stream Johnny Cinco's "Trap Religious"
Just over a month ago, Johnny Cinco shared a new tape entitled I Swear, and now, seemingly out of the blue, he's dropped a new project on us. Trap Religious is, as of right now, only available to stream on Soundcloud, and we're not sure if it's being treated as a tape or an album.
PeeWee Longway Says Gucci Mane Is Coming Home In A Couple Months
PeeWee Longway recently sat down with Atlanta's Hot 107.9 to talk his recent mixtape The Blue M&M Vol. 2 (King Size). PeeWee was the last guy signed to 1017 Records before Gucci Mane's imprisonment, so, naturally, he was asked when his boss is getting back on the streets, and PeeWee gave listeners a surprising response: "We gonna break your stage in a couple months. I broke the news, man. Guwop a couple months."
5 Reasons You Should Be Listening To Peewee Longway
In an Atlanta currently populated with colorful stars such as Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug and Rome Fortune, Peewee Longway tends to slip under the radar. He's not as prolific as his peers, has yet to score a big radio hit and had the misfortune of being signed to 1017 Records just as Gucci Mane went away to prison, all of which make him less visible to the public. But even with those factors working against him, Longway has crafted quite the resume, collaborating with a top-tier rolodex of ATL stars, helming his own MPA crew and dropping three consistent tapes.
Stream Gucci Mane's "Brick Factory 3"
Whenever a month goes by without a new Gucci Mane project, it feels like something is amiss in the hip-hop world. The East Atlanta Santa's last project dropped on January 3rd, and now five and a half weeks later, he's given us another.
2 Chainz Dishes On "Tru Jack City" Mixtape
Since releasing his debut solo album, Based On A T.R.U Story in 2012, 2 Chainz has been pumping out new music on the regular. While 2014 was the first year since his debut not to feature a full length studio album, Tity 2 Necklace did make sure to provide us with an experimental new EP called Freebase. Of course, Chainz has big plans for 2015, getting the ball rolling in the first quarter. "Top of the year is the rollout of the whole campaign with my third album," he said, before revealing the concept for a new mixtape as well.
Peewee Longway Arrested For Drug Possession
1017 Brick Squad artist Peewee Longway was arrested on Sunday, August 31st, for illegal possession of a controlled substance and first degree possession of marijuana. Reported by XXL, the rapper was booked to perform at The Luxe Bar & Grill in Montgomery, AL, but police officers detained him before he could reach his destination.
Stream Gucci Mane, Peewee Longway & Young Dolph's "Felix Brothers" Album
Gucci Mane will serve time in jail until 2016, but since he was officially sentenced, we've seen his output increase rather than decrease. Not only has Guwop released plenty of his own material over the last few months, he's also unearthed plenty of sessions from his Brick Factory studio, compiling projects from Migos, Peewee Longway, and Young Thug.
Gucci Mane Announces "World War 3D" Series Featuring Migos, Young Thug & Peewee Longway [Update: Artwork Revealed]
Last summer, Gucci Mane hit us with a trilogy of albums in one day, dropping the World War 3 series, based on three of his greatest vices; Gas, Molly, and Lean.
Underrated Audio: May 17- May 23
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. For this week's edition of Underrated Audio we look to upcoming rappers such as Toronto's own Luu Breeze, Chicago's Lucki Eck$ (featured on the cover), Atlanta native Rome Fortune and more for some slept-on yet nice records.
Ridiculous Rap Names
The world of hip-hop is affiliated with glamour, partying, money and fun! It’s no wonder why so many rappers flock to the industry each year. But only the rappers that make it big get to enjoy these activities. There are tons of rappers in the game but only a select few make it stardom, to the point where everyone knows their names. But how many of these rappers can you remember having dope names? Only a handful, not everyone can be Notorious B.I.G. or Pac.
Young Thug To Sign With Future's Freebandz Imprint, Release Mixtape With Rich Homie Quan
Things really aligned for Young Thug in 2014. The experimental emcee gradually gained hype and acclaim throughout 2013 on the strength of his 1017 Thug mixtape, but his singles, "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" really picked up steam in the new year, earning club-appreciation from both Drake and Kanye West. It looks like the hype has reached a point where Thugger is ready to ink a deal, and as announced in an interview with DJ Drama last night, the rapper will be signing with Future's Freebandz imprint.