Hip-Hop Reacts To The Death Of Freddie Gray & Baltimore Riots
On April 12, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore for possession of a switchblade, though it's still not clear why he was pursued in the first place. Police claim Gray was apprehended without force, though bystanders have suggested otherwise, and video evidence shows Gray screaming while being forced into the police's van. What happened next is still being investigated, though by the time Gray arrived at the police station, he was unresponsive, unable to talk or breathe.
Waka Flocka Asks To Buy Out Of Atlantic Contract
Waka Flocka has been keeping his name afloat in our daily news feed, thanks to his announcement as a 2016 presidential candidate as well as news about his upcoming album Flockaveli 2 and how he doesn't "deserve" a Kanye West feature.
Waka Flocka Flame Says Beef With Gucci Mane Is "Under The Rug"... For Now
Waka Flocka Flame has a had a busy week--celebrating his favorite holiday, 4/20, searching through stacks of resumes to hire a personal blunt-roller, and, oh, announcing his presidential candidacy for the 2016 election.
Waka Flocka Talks "Flockaveli 2," Says Listening To Pop Music Is "Gangsta"
Waka Flocka's debut album, Flockaveli, dropped in 2010, and its influence is still felt immensely in rap today. With the official sequel on the way, it's important for Waka to produce something just as special for his fans. In an exclusive interview with HNHH, Flocka spoke of his approach to the sequel, which he wants to do in a similar style to the debut-- namely, only working with those in his close circle.
Rappers Share Their Smoking Preferences For 4/20
Today may not be a government-mandated holiday, but for those who advocate a green lifestyle, it's just as important as any other statutory holiday. Rap music has a special niche for all the weed smokers out there, however it's really transcended that niche genre and has become pretty common-place. Every other song has a reference (or three) about lighting up/rolling up/smoking up. It's safe to say we don't need a reason to smoke, but hey, we'll take one.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
Is There A Waka Flocka Sex Tape? [Update: It Was A Prank]
It looks like Waka Flocka might be the latest victim of an nonconsent sex tape scandal. On Tuesday afternoon a PornHub user uploaded a photo (NSFW link obviously) that shows Waka Flocka getting head from a woman in a green thong. While we all know the internet likes to play jokes (and tomorrow is April Fools after all), this looks to be the real deal.
Waka Flocka Announces "Salute Me Or Shoot Me 5" Mixtape Release Date
If you've been following Waka Flocka since the "O Let's Do It" days, you probably have a certain amount of nostalgia toward his Salute Me Or Shoot Me mixtape series. The most recent installment came way back in 2012, so we've been well due for a follow-up, but the wait is finally over.
Nardwuar's 5 Most Memorable Interviews
As Drake said after he concluded his first interview with Nardwuar, a Canadian man who rocks a tartan hat and calls himself the "Human Serviette," "this guy is a legend." There's really no better way to put it: this guy's interviewed everyone from Nirvana to N*E*R*D, and always seems to unearth facts that no other interviewer in the game can. His earnest personality can throw some artists for a loop, but it doesn't take long to realize that despite the quirks, this man is one of the best in the business.
Waka Flocka Calls SAE Fraternity's Racist Chant "Disgusting," Pulls Out Of Show At University Of Oklahoma
Footage of members of the SAE fraternity of the University Of Oklahoma gleefully performing a racist chant has gone viral today, and obviously people are pretty upset. Protests have broken out on the University grounds, where they've been joined by media documenting the scene. While many have spoken out on the disturbing nature of the video, Waka Flocka is the first member of the rap world to give his thoughts on the situation, calling the act "disgusting" on Instagram, and announcing that he would be cancelling his show at the university in protest.
Waka Flocka Flame's Top 10 Turn Up Anthems
Last year, Waka Flocka Flame seemed to be more focused on bar-for-bar lyricism than bellowing on top of gargantuan trap beats, releasing the ironically-titled I Can't Rap Vol. 1 last summer as a culmination of a freestyle series.
Waka Flocka's "Flockaveli 2" To Feature Kanye West, Drake, Jay Z, 50 Cent & Lil Wayne?
It looks like Waka Flocka will be adding Flockaveli 2 to the list of albums to watch for in 2015, behind the likes of Kanye, Drake, and Kendrick’s anticipated projects of course. Taking to twitter this afternoon, Waka revealed that the follow up to 2010’s Flockaveli will feature guest appearances from some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Kanye West, Drake, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and more. He also captioned 6/1/15 in the tweet, indicating that project is looking at a June 1st release date.
The GuWop Effect: A History Of Gucci Mane's Co-Signs
Gucci Mane has been sculpting talent, and promoting new artists since the beginning his career, but it's only over the last couple of years that he's been recognized as a great A&R. Part of that is because following his most recent incarceration in September 2013, we saw many of the young artists he was working with at the time earn Atlanta the title of rap's most exciting city once again.
Waka Flocka Reveals "Flockaveli 2" Artwork
While a fairly divisive effort upon release, Waka Flocka's debut album, Flockaveli has proved to be one of the most influential rap albums in recent memory. Big Homie Flock has been consistently releasing new and increasingly varied material since, but he always promised he'd get back to his punishing beginnings on Flockaveli 2.
Waka Flocka Flame Arrested For Gun Possession [Update: Waka's Rep Makes Statement]
We all know Waka Flocka Flame goes hard in the paint, but who knew that he considers airports "the paint"? The Brick Squad Monopoly rapper was arrested this morning when TSA in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport found a loaded handgun inside of his luggage.
Waka Flocka Flame Shares "Flockaveli 2" Artwork
Hear that? That's the sound of hip-hop's loudest MC crafting a sequel to his most aggressive project to date. Yes, though it's been reported that Waka Flocka Flame has been hard at work on Flockaveli 2 for quite some time, today brings new hope for that project in the form of artwork.
Waka Flocka Will Pay You $50,000 A Year To Roll His Blunts
Calling all blunt masters. If you consider yourself proficient at rolling up L's, Waka Flocka Flame may have an employment opportunity for you.
Ca$h Out Announces Debut Album "Let's Get It," Shares Tracklist And Artwork
Around two years after he broke out with "Cashin' Out," Atlanta's Ca$h Out is finally ready to release his long-awaited debut album. Let's Get It, as the LP is titled, will drop on August 26th. Check out the collage-featuring artwork in the gallery above, and the tracklist below. The project is now available for preorder on iTunes.
Waka Flocka's Upcoming EDM Album Will Be Called "Turn Up God"
Rappers are constantly deifying themselves, some more specifically than others. Lil B is the Based God, Smoke DZA, the Kushed God, Gucci Mane, the Trap God, Eminem, the "Rap God", and Kanye West is just "a God". With the announcement of the title of his upcoming EDM album, Waka Flocka has joined in on the trend, designating himself the Turn Up God.