Top Tracks: February 29 - March 6
We got an extra day of February this year, and while there aren't quite as many brand new tracks on that week's top ten list as the one that preceded it, we still got over 50% turnover.
Joey Bada$$ Offers Final Thoughts On Troy Ave
UPDATE (3/6/16 2:27am) Troy has deleted his Instagram post, though you can see the attached "Revenge of the Nerds" meme in the above gallery. UPDATE: And just like that, Troy Ave has responded with a lengthy Instagram post of his own as well as a meme that shows Joey photoshopped into a poster for the film "Revenge of the Nerds." The meme is a reference to a line on Troy's new diss track, "Bad Ass": "If it really was the '90s, you'll be titled as a herb / If ya movie was biography, 'Revenge of the Nerds.'"
Royce Da 5'9" To Troy Ave: "You Owe Capital STEEZ's Family An Apology"
The hip hop community is still debating whether or not Troy Ave took it too far by dissing the late Capital STEEZ on his diss record against Joey Bada$$. While Joey hasn’t responded on record, a few people in the hip hop community have taken the time to speak out against the line in a more serious manner. Royce Da 5’9” did just that at Complex today.
When Beefs Go Too Far
Earlier this week, Troy Ave continued even further down the path of making his career double as a masterclass in wildly misguided beefing, taking aim at the deceased Capital STEEZ on a Joey Bada$$ diss track.
Joey Bada$$ Responds To Troy Ave: "Get Him TF Outta Here"
Troy Ave has been going at Joey Bada$$ over the last few days, starting with the release of his track, "BAD ASS," which took his beef into what some have called tasteless territory by bringing up Capital STEEZ, a friend of Joey's who committed suicide in 2012.
Troy Ave Calls Capital STEEZ "Dickhead" & "Bozo"
Brooklyn emcee Troy Ave didn’t take too kindly to Joey Bada$$’ line in “Ready” that threw shade at his record sales, and he responded with a vicious diss track last night titled “Bad Ass.” It’s a pretty solid diss record, but Troy Ave has caught a ton of flack within the media for one line in particular: “STEEZ burning in Hell, my burner’s in my belt / I&rsquo
Troy Ave Reveals Cover Art & Tracklist For "White Christmas 3"
Yesterday Troy Ave dropped off the first leak from his forthcoming third White Christmas mixtape. The project's become an annual affair for the New York native, and he's not missing a step this year. Today Troy's revealed the tracklist and cover art for White Christmas 3.
Troy Ave Announces “Major Without A Deal: Reloaded” Mixtape
Earlier this Summer, Troy Ave released his long awaited debut album called Major Without A Deal, which unfortunately didn’t do too well on the charts as it only sold 4k copies in its first week. Since then, we really haven’t heard much from the Brooklyn rapper after he was slandered on social media for those weak album sales, but it now looks like he’s taking another stab at a new project.
The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
Last year, we examined the ever-changing definition of "beef" in hip hop, observing how inter-artist disputes have increasingly unfolded online and perhaps become more petty since the term was coined in the '90s. That's held true in 2015, as we've seen more than a few Twitter or Instagram-based disputes play out in the year's first six months.
Troy Ave & Joey Badass Send Subliminal Shots On Twitter
Troy Ave has been the topic of hot conversation on social media these past couple weeks thanks in part to his extremely low record sales and attitude towards it all. On Monday, the BSB leader made his way by the Hot 97 studios where he spent about 40 minutes justifying his album sales and self-proclaiming himself the biggest and best independent artist out today.
140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 13 - 19)
This past week, Twitter was mostly dominated by three things: the wild conclusion of Game of Thrones' fifth season, the launch of Orange is the New Black's third season, and most importantly, the Rachel Dolezal scandal.
The 7 Most Ridiculous Claims Troy Ave Made During His Breakfast Club Interview
During his interview on The Breakfast Club yesterday, Troy Ave was staunch in his claim that his music is strictly non-fiction: "I don't talk about nothing I don't got, I don't even be talking about Ferraris or Lamborghinis... I don't be fucking with shit like that." Evidently, though, this desire to keep it 100 at all times doesn't extend to his interviews.
Troy Ave's "Major Without A Deal" Sold Just Over 4,000 Copies Opening Week
Yesterday we saw Lil Durk and Dom Kennedy's first week sales for Remember My Name and By Dom Kennedy respectively. Durk moved just over 25,000 while Dom did just under-- a lot of our commenters referenced either/or as a flop, but nonetheless they still charted on the Billboard 200. We cannot say that much for Troy Ave's debut, Major Without A Deal.
Stream Troy Ave's New Album "Major Without A Deal"
The time has finally come. After months of anticipation, Troy Ave releases his long awaited Major Without A Deal album on iTunes.
Troy Ave Reveals "Major Without A Deal" Tracklist
Troy Ave has been generating hype in New York through a number of regional hits, all of which will appear on his upcoming debut retail album, Major Without A Deal. Today, Troy has shared the official tracklist for the LP, which enforces his knack for titles, including the likes of "Doo Doo," "Fake Butt Busta," and "Finagle The Bagel".
Troy Ave Reveals "Major Without A Deal" Artwork
Despite earning a strong co-sign from T.I., Troy Ave has been adamant about keeping things independent, dedicating the title of his new album to the mindset. Major Without A Deal is due out June 5th (and June 9th in physical form), and is being presented as Troy's debut album.The LP will be out through BSB Records/Empire Distribution, and can be pre-ordered from Best Buy right now.
Staff Picks Playlist (May 1)
Time to kick off your weekend with HNHH's Staff Picks playlist. We're finally approaching warm weather and with warm weather comes the VERY HOTTTTT tracks, just wait on it. The big question we're asking the peanut gallery today (more commonly known as the comment section) is: what will be the song of the summer?
Troy Ave Announces Release Date For "Major Without A Label" Album
Troy Ave’s long awaited Major Without A Label album now has an official release date. Troy took to the Hot 97 studios Tuesday night to announce that it will be arriving June 5th.
Troy Ave Says He Has A 7-Figure Deal In The Works
Troy Ave is doing pretty well for himself as an independent artist, and while he's looking to maintain that level of creative control, he's looking for some type of major label backing as well. Speaking with HOT 97, Troy revealed that he's in the process of working out a joint-venture deal, which while he did not elaborate, we can assume would be earning a major label imprint for his indie label, BSB Records.