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.
De La Soul Reveal Tracklist & Cover Art For "And the Anonymous Nobody" Album
De La Soul was supposed to drop their Kickstarter-funded album And the Anonymous Nobody on April 26. Due to outstanding clearances and assorted legal obstacles yet to be hurdled, the album wasn't ready in time. So the group instead delivered a token of their appreciation, a 4-track EP called For Your Pain & Suffering, and announced that the full album would arrive on August 26.
Stream Alchemist's New 3-Track Maxi Single w/ SSUR, Featuring Hodgy Beats, Action Bronson, Domo Genesis, Roc Marciano & More
The Alchemist has dropped a three-track maxi single in collaboration with SSUR, a street wear label that "encompasses [Ruslan Karablin's] artistic vision and subversive ingenuity." Guest features include frequent collaborators Blu, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Freddie Gibbs, Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Despot, Meyhem Lauren and Evidence, who spits alongside Alc' as part of their Step Brothers duo. Needless to say, the project's dope.
Roc Marciano Reveals "Marci Beaucoup" Tracklist [Update: Stream The Album In Its Entirety]
Roc Marciano dropped his Pimpire Strikes Back mixtape last month, but he's getting ready to drop a proper LP next week. The New York emcee has now revealed the tracklist for Marci Beaucoup, which will feature guest appearances from the likes of Action Bronson, Cormega, Evidence, Guilty Simpson, Alchemist and Oh No, Blu, Quelle Chris, Freeway, Boldy James, Maffew Ragazino and more. Marci Beaucoup drops December 10th. Take a look at the full tracklist in the gallery above, and check out Roc's latest mixtape below.
Underrated Audio: December 6- December 13
As we do every week, we aim to bring you overlooked records that dropped in the past seven days with Underrated Audio. These were cuts that didn't get a ton of views, so we're hoping to give them a boost with a second look. This week's edition features music from Tsu Surf, Roc Marciano, GLC and more.
On The Come-Up: Roc Marciano
"As the dove flew out the glove of the magician, it was just as I predicted - reality is prescripted". -Flash Gordon
Roc Marciano Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "The Pimpire Strikes Back" Mixtape
Roc Marciano has some ambitious plans for 2013's fourth quarter. The rapper is looking to drop a studio album, Marci Beaucoup, before the year's end, and has now announced plans for a mixtape to drop as well. The Pimpire Strikes Back will apparently drop in the next 10-12 days, and the Roc has let go of both the artwork and tracklisting for the effort, which will feature guest appearances from Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, and Knowledge The Pirate. Production will be provided by Alchemist, Madlib and Evidence, among others.
Roc Marciano Named VP & Director Of A&R For Man Bites Dog Records
Although the name Roc Marciano may not be known in the mainstream, the indie artist is making waves underground, and will soon be making even bigger waves with his new position as VP & Director of A&R for the indie label Man Bites Dog Records.