The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of September 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.
A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, & Vince Staples Among New Members Of Alexander Wang's #WangSquad
Superdesigner Alexander Wang is currently in the process of gearing up for the release of his fall line. Tuesday afternoon he announced the newest additions to his #WangSquad with a series of Polaroids.: A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, Vince Staples, Tinashe, Metro Boomin, Skrillex, RL Grime, Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Zoe Kravitz, headline an assortment of artists, models, and other celebrities.
Calvin Harris Is Now Dating Tinashe
Many thought that Calvin Harris (whose real name is Adam Wiles) took a loss after his highly publicized breakup with Taylor Swift, who has already moved on to British actor Tom Hiddleston. Well, the Scotsman is back up now.
Tinashe Announces New Single "Superlove" To Drop Friday
It's almost been a year since Tinashe first announced the title of her sophomore album, JOYRIDE.
Behind The Beat: Bobby Brackins
"I definitely contribute to pop culture every year, whether people know it or not."
Pusha T & G.O.O.D. Music, A$AP Rocky, Young Thug & More Announced For Summer Jam's Stadium Stage
Earlier in the week, Hot 97 shared the line-up for their festival stage, which serves as a smaller outdoor stage that warms up fans before they head inside the MetLife Stadium for the rest of the night.
Chris Brown Calls Tinashe “16-Year-Old Hobbit Face Ass"
A rift between Chris Brown and Tinashe began to form when Tinashe unfollowed Chris Brown on Twitter after he told Kehlani to "stop flexing for the Gram" following her apparent suicide attempt.
Tinashe Postpones International Leg Of "Joyride" Tour To Finish Sophomore Album
If you were hoping to see Tinashe live in the upcoming weeks on her "Joyride" Tour, I'm sorry to inform you that you’ll be getting a refund. On Tuesday night, the California singer announced that she will be postponing the remainder of her tour dates in order to finish her sophomore album. Taking to Facebook a few hours ago, Tinashe made the following statement:
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 19)
Perhaps trying to match Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie from last week, Amber Rose freed the nipple in a censored Instagram post (she shared an uncensored version of the photo on Twitter). Rita Ora also got in on the shirtless action, as she shared some scantily clad photos of herself during her shoot for a lingerie brand.
The 10 Best R&B/Rap Covers Of Classic Songs
Searching "rap covers" online is like walking into a minefield of acoustic guitars and webcams, leftovers from a war that began with Ben Folds' famous version of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit." An earnest-sounding white dude with a guitar and an angelic backing choir singing things like "Lick on these nuts and suck the dick" was (believe it or not) novel at some point, but now that approach has been beaten to death. Last year, for example, a ten year old covered "Trap Queen."
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 5)
Lots of exciting stuff going down on Instagram this week. First off, we got an update on ALL of the upcoming TDE releases, and surprisingly, it was Kendrick's album that came through first (though it seems Q, Isaiah, Sza, and Soulo aren't far behind). We also got a brief update on Drake's Views From The 6 through a photo of Drizzy's creative partner, 40, stocking up with supplies to camp out in the studio (and to keep it Canadian, a Tim Horton's cup in hand).
Tinashe, Dej Loaf & Others Partner With MAC Cosmetics
M·A·C Cosmetics are pushing things forward in 2016 by teaming up with four up-and-coming artists from diverse backgrounds. Calling the partnership the “Future Forward” campaign, the cosmetics brand hopes to attract people “who have something unique about their style.” The four artist the brand teamed up with are Dej Loaf, Tinashe, Lion Babe and Halsey. Each artists is coming up in their own way, making the partnership appealing for both parties.
Staff Picks Playlist (February 5)
It's about that time. With the weekend imminent, as well as the SuperBowl, you surely need a playlist that will soundtrack your every move. This week's playlist is ultra-modern, occupied almost exclusively by a new generation of artists-- Young Thug, Roy Wood$, Tinashe, Jazz Cartier, Belly and more (we'll just glide over 2 Chainz, he's a strange case in that he's old-but-new). There's a fair amount of trap-influenced records, before moving into more musically-inclined songs. Shout out Angus for exclusively picking Young Thug records.
Tinashe Poses For Sultry Complex Cover
Tinashe let Complex into her home for a feature about family, but her photo shoot is certainly not family first. It’s a fitting transition as the singer slowly makes her way toward stardom.
Tinashe Hints At New Music With Miguel, Big Sean, Skrillex & Diplo
With the announcement of a headlining tour, and the release of a new track with Juicy J and Mike WiLL, Tinashe's sophomore album, Joyride, feels closer than ever.
5 Things We Want From Tinashe's "Joyride"
When exactly Tinashe's sophomore album, Joyride, is coming out has been as difficult to pinpoint as any of the anticipated releases of the last year. 2015 wrapped without any sign of it, but today's announcement that the singer will be heading out on a world tour in support of the LP next month is surely a sign it'll be out soon, right?
Tinashe Announces "Joyride" World Tour Dates
We may not have a solid release date for Tinashe's sophomore album Joyride, but that hasn't stopped the singer from scheduling a world tour in support of the highly anticipated LP.
Travi$ Scott Debuted Another New Record The Other Night
Travi$ Scott is not only opening for The Weeknd on a stadium tour every night, he's getting turnt even further at shows that follow his opening sets, in whichever city he happens to be in. In some cases, these are shows in between "The Madness" shows.
Tinashe Covers Dazed Magazine
Tinashe is working her way towards JOYRIDE, although she hasn't revealed a proper release date yet, all signs point to the fact it's coming soon. Whenever it does arrive though, it's sure to propel Tinashe all the way into pop stardom, if that's not already the case.
28 Grams: Hip Hop Instagram Recap (Oct 17-23)
There is much we can learn from rap Instagram, much to read between the lines as rappers attempt to craft their image without pesky publicists looking over their shoulder. TIDAL X 1020 and Powerhouse NYC went down at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Tinashe posed for Playboy, and Boosie was up to his usual bag of tricks. Take a look at some of the best hip hop Instagram posts of the week after the jump.