HNHH's weekly round-up of our favorite tracks of the week.
Defying the orders of his managers, Kanye West went on another live rant during a show last night, and he expressed his admiration for president-elect Donald Trump, thus earning him the ire of a huge chunk of his fans. Is it that surprising? No. But it's a reminder of the power of his voice and its ability to immediately rupture the hip-hop world. In less controversial news, Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" is the No. 1 song in the country. The song's rise was assisted in part by the Mannequin Challenge, but that shouldn't detract from the achievement, as it's (imho) the best song that has occupied the top spot this year, and more importantly, it's been cosigned by one of two living White Beatles, the great Sir Paul McCartney.
What else went down in the world of HNHH this past week? Not too much, but as usual, there were enough hot new tracks for us to put together an eclectic playlist for your weekend turn-up activities. Some highlights of this week's mix include Childish Gambino's latest cosmic funk exploration, a heavy collab from two legendary 6'ers, the return of Gangsta Gibbs, and a slick assist from the promising young A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on Kehlani's "CRZY." We've also included two new tracks from a new ATL R&B artist, 6LACK, who's poised for big things. Salute to Zone 6!
Kevin Goddard: Childish Gambino "Redbone"
Carver Low: Trapo feat. Saba "Riot"; Kehlani feat. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie "CRZY"
Danny Schwartz: 6LACK "Rules"; The Cool Kids "Connect 4"
Rose Lilah: 6LACK "Just in Time 4 the Weeknd" (Cover); Mathaius Young "1 - 800"