Charts Don't Lie: November 9
Charts Don't Lie: November 9 Nov 9, 2014 at 09:28am
This week something quite significant went down on the Billboard 200, albeit it's outside of the genre of hip-hop. Taylor Swift basically broke the mold and sold over 1 million copies of her new album, 1989, in turn giving her the highest sales in one week since 2002. That's twelve years ago. There is a small hip-hop connection here, because the last album that sold just over 1 million, in 2002, was Eminem's The Eminem Show. Anyways, with T Swift's chart takeover, a lot of our hip-hop dudes got pushed down.
Charts Don’t Lie: November 2
Charts Don’t Lie: November 2 Nov 2, 2014 at 10:01am
This week the race between T.I. and Logic for the top spot on the Billboard 200 comes to a close. Many fans have been anticipating the competition between the OG and the newcomer, and the final tally finds Tip coming out ahead by less than 10,000 copies. Paperwork didn't nab the #1 spot but finagled #2 with 80k copies. Under Pressure comes up under T.I. at #4 with a solid 72k. Both rappers performed better than expected. However, when it comes to long term maintenance, we have a feeling Logic may eventually conquer Paperwork.
Cam'ron Is Selling "Ebola Masks" [Update: Cam Says He's Sold 5,000 Of Them]
Cam'ron Is Selling "Ebola Masks" [Update: Cam Says He's Sold 5,000 Of Them] Nov 1, 2014 at 02:45pm
According to the CDC, "The spread of Ebola between people occurs only by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person after symptoms have developed." Despite that, Cam'ron seems to think that you can catch Ebola by simply breathing the same air as an infected person. He's now selling completely useless "Ebola masks" with his likeness on them.
Samples Of The Week: October 30
Samples Of The Week: October 30 Oct 30, 2014 at 12:05pm
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".  This week, see who Drake, T.I. and Que & Problem sampled on their recent tracks, all of which can be found on HNHH.
Remix Fix: Watch The Duck Take A Stab At T.I.'s "About The Money"
Remix Fix: Watch The Duck Take A Stab At T.I.'s "About The Money" Oct 28, 2014 at 10:46am
If you're unfamiliar with these guys parading around with a duck mascot, they go by the name of Watch The Duck. The very talented trio is best known for their unique sound which bring together soul, trap & dubstep. Although they produce their own music, they are no stranger to the remix game.
T.I. Speaks On The Possibility Of Signing Troy Ave, Confirms He's "Definitely Hustle Gang"
T.I. Speaks On The Possibility Of Signing Troy Ave, Confirms He's "Definitely Hustle Gang" Oct 24, 2014 at 03:54pm
Troy Ave has certainly been showing up on plenty of Hustle Gang records as of late, and speculation has grown that the New York purist has signed with T.I.'s label. In an interview with Rap-Up, T.I. stressed that while he could not confirm whether or not there are in talks a signing, he was confident that Troy is very much a part of the crew.
T.I. Speaks On Next Two Albums, "The Return" & "Love & Liability"
T.I. Speaks On Next Two Albums, "The Return" & "Love & Liability" Oct 24, 2014 at 12:59pm
Along with our premiere of T.I.'s "About The Money" remix (now featuring Lil Wayne and Jeezy), Life + Times had an exclusive interview with the ATLien about his new album, the other projects he has on the way, the new cats coming out of the ATL and more.
Review: T.I.'s "Paperwork"
Review: T.I.'s "Paperwork" Oct 22, 2014 at 04:32am
Following the release of T.I.’s last two somewhat lackluster albums, 2010's No Mercy and 2012's Trouble Man, combined with the rise of new age rap stars like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Meek Mill, and the fact that ten-year plus veterans like Lil Wayne and Kanye West are continuing to inch closer and closer to icon status with every project they drop, T.I.’s standing in hip hop's hierarchy has been met with some uncertainty.
Remix Fix: Grandtheft's Remix Of T.I.'s "No Mediocre"
Remix Fix: Grandtheft's Remix Of T.I.'s "No Mediocre" Oct 14, 2014 at 01:18pm
Grandtheft is best known for his work with Keys N Krates on the hit single “Keep It 100”, however as a producer, he’s infamous for having some of the illest remixes out there on the internet.
Stream T.I.'s "Paperwork"
Stream T.I.'s "Paperwork" Oct 13, 2014 at 07:27pm
T.I.'s hotly-anticipated new album Paperwork arrives a week from tomorrow on October 21st, and today iTunes Radio is letting you stream the whole thing ahead of time. Head over here to launch the player. the tracklist is below.
#TBT: Deep Cuts From T.I.
#TBT: Deep Cuts From T.I. Oct 9, 2014 at 05:00pm
T.I. is a legend at this point. For nearly 20 years he has been blessing the mic with verses of the hustle, the struggle, roads to success and pimpin'. He's a rapper, actor, convicted felon and one of the south's most heralded artists.
Stream Jennifer Hudson's "JHUD"
Stream Jennifer Hudson's "JHUD" Sep 16, 2014 at 03:12pm
A week from today, on September 23rd, Jennifer Hudson will release JHUD, the follow-up to 2011′s I Remember Me. It features contributions from R. Kelly, Pharrell, T.I., Timbaland and Iggy Azalea. Ahead of that, she's teamed up with VH1 to bring you a stream of the album. Check it out below.
T.I. Unveils Cover Art For New Hustle Gang Mixtape "G.D.O.D. 2"
T.I. Unveils Cover Art For New Hustle Gang Mixtape "G.D.O.D. 2" Sep 2, 2014 at 03:23pm
The other week we got a new Hustle Gang leak "Got Me Check" with the boss T.I., Shad Da God and Yung Booke, while the crew promised a new collaborative mixtape effort was on the way. Today Tip has released the cover art as well as the title for the follow up to the first Hustle Gang collabo project G.D.O.D. The new project is set to be called G.D.O.D. 2, and we don't have a release date yet.