J Cole, Vince Staples, & Miguel To Perform At Bonnaroo 2016
Those able to endure the withering Southern heat at the annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, are richly rewarded with one of the most massive and diverse music gatherings on the planet. Bonnaroo has announced the full lineup for its 2016 festival, scheduled for the weekend of June 9-12. Hip-hop & R&B acts include J. Cole, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vince Staples, Miguel, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Tyler, the Creator, RL Grime, Post Malone, Goldlink, Allen Stone, & The Internet.
A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, & Vic Mensa Among Artists Appearing At Sasquatch! Festival
Fresh off the heels of a Governors Ball Music Festival lineup unveiling, today we’re bringing you a new lineup from a premiere festival on the opposite coast. Sasquatch!
Kanye West Headlines Governers Ball Music Festival 2016, Lineup Announcement
The Governors Ball Music Festival, held each summer in New York City, is always chock full of great artist, song debuts, and wild guest appearances. It’s looking like this year will be no different, as festival organizers have just released the 2016 new lineup.
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
Stop Saying "Conscious Rap"
If there's one New Year's resolution that every hip hop fan should adopt for 2016, it's to stop using the term "conscious rap." The catch-all name for political, non-materialistic, socially conscious, or in recent years, "woke" hip hop has been attached to some truly great music, from Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" to Kendrick Lamar's most recent album, and countless other important cultural touchstones along the way. That's not the issue. More rappers should strive to cover these issues in their music, certainly.
Vince Staples Says He'll Stop Making Music In Two Years
Vince Staples is at it again. In a new profile of Staples published in the California Sunday Magazine, the 22-year-old rapper says he will retire from hip hop before 2018 arrives. “You’re out of your goddamn mind if you think I’m going to be doing this music shit for more than two more years," he said.
A HotNewHipHop Thanksgiving: 10 Things We're Thankful For
Thanksgiving is here, and while we gather with our families to reflect on what we are thankful for this year, we here at HotNewHipHop can’t help but reminisce on the year thus far with gratitude. We’ve been spoiled with albums and mixtapes, as well as a healthy amount of "comebacks." As analysts of the genre, we’ve been overwhelmed with remarkable material from artists upcoming and legendary alike. As fans, our excitement has us feeling young again.
Top Tracks: November 16 - November 22
There weren't too many big releases this past week, unless you're an Adele fan, but we've got heat coming in December from guys like Curren$y and G-Eazy, who both shared new singles off their upcoming albums. This week's Top 10 also includes two tracks off the soundtrack to "Creed," which will hit theaters on November 25, and three new tracks from Thugger, who is currently prepping his fourth project of the year, Hi-Tunes, his debut album.
Vince Staples Announces "Circa '06" Tour
Vince Staples Summertime '06 is one of the hottest rap albums of 2015, and now the Long Beach rapper is taking it on tour. He announced tour dates not long after wrapping up his portion of the "Rocky and Tyler" tour. The "Circa '06" tour will take place in two stages, the first kicking off on December 2 in Philly and the second kicking off in February in San Francisco. Check out full tour dates below.
The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Vince Staples To Perform At Hangout Fest 2016
Hangout Musical Festival just announced their 2016 lineup for the epic weekend about to go down on the Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 20-22. The Weeknd will headline along with Calvin Harris and Florence + the Machine. The festival lineup is a little thin from the hip hop department, but still enough that there will be a couple hip hop shows each day. Here are the hip hop acts that will be hitting Hangout 2016: Fetty Wap, Big Grams, Run the Jewels, Vince Staples, Raury, Pell, will
Childish Gambino & Vince Staples Will Collaborate On Track Off "Creed" Soundtrack
Here's an unexpected collaboration: Childish Gambino, who hasn't released anything this year, will team with Summertime '06 rapper Vince Staples for a single off the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Creed."
The Vince Staples Theory
Summertime '06 is widely considered to be one of hip hop's many interesting albums of the year. Vince Staples' take on gang-infested California culture was unique and refreshing, and the record is tinder for plenty of socio-political conversations. "More black kids killed from a pill than the FEDs in the projects / In the planned parenthood playin' God with ya mom's check, you ain't even been to prom yet," comes to mind...
Vince Staples & Noreaga Debate '90s Rap, Tyler, The Creator Joins In
Earlier today, Vince Staples shared an opinion that may prove prickly, at least when it comes to old heads. In an interview with TIME, he spoke on some of the biggest things that went down in the '90s, and claimed he didn't know why the '90s get so much credit. He brought up points like, "Tupac and Biggie were the staples of the '90s, I think that's why the get the Golden Era credit.
Vince Staples: "The '90s Get A Lot Of Credit, I Don't Really Know Why"
Vince Staples is fast gaining a reputation as one of the most provocative, humorous, and insightful voices in rap. In a new interview with TIME, he continued to burnish his status as the most intelligent troll in hip hop. "The '90s get a lot of credit," he said. "I don't really know why... early 2000s is where its at."
Vince Staples Roasts Heckler Who Doesn't Like Gucci Mane
You can always count on Vince Staples to fight for all that is good in the world, and at a show earlier this month, he did just that when he took a heckler to task for hating on Gucci Mane. Strangely, this went down in Atlanta of all places.
BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 Cypher To Feature Vince Staples, Redman, & More
The best part of the BET Hip Hop Awards is the cypher. It has produced a ton of great moments over they years, including Kendrick Lamar's epic verse in the TDE 2013 cypher. BET just announced the list of rappers who will participate in the 2015 edition...
Vince Staples & Mac Miller Discuss White Rappers & How They Fit Into Hip-Hop
With the emergence of Macklemore, Iggy Azalea, and most recently, Slim Jesus and Post Malone, the topic of white rappers has been a common argument within the hip-hop community. It's a complicated and divisive issue, so the FADER decided to get the equally hilarious and on-point Vince Staples and real live white rapper Mac Miller (or is he just a white dude that raps?
Vince Staples' Brother Dies; "Xanax Killed My Brother"
Earlier today, October 3, Vince Staples shared the terrible news that his brother has died and that his death was Xanax-related. Along with the tragic announcement, he shared a picture on Instagram of his brother holding two children, and wrote, "Xanax killed my brother this morning. No matter what it's not worth it."
Vince Staples Announces "Circa '06" Tour Dates
Vince Staples is joining A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator on their co-headlining tour, however he's also prepping his own run, with a "Circa '06" tour in support of his debut album Summertime '06.
ASAP Rocky & Tyler, The Creator Extend Tour
ASAP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator announced that they'd be heading out on a co-headlining tour a couple weeks back, but with only 13 dates scheduled, many fans were disappointed they couldn't make the shows. The demand seems to be strong enough for Rocky and Tyler to add a few more dates to the schedule, adding stops in Vancouver, Seattle, L.A., and San Francisco.