During a recent interview of Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa, host Charlamagne Tha God of Power 105's The Breakfast Club and MTV's Point of View, asked Wiz how he dealt with the infamy surrounding Rose's reputation, Wiz's thoughts on smoking, and much more.
In anticipation of this year's 2012 NFL Draft, rap veteran Nas recently released a commercial for the draft, which premiered earlier on ESPN (April 26)
President Barack Obama is no stranger to freedom of speech, as he has once again been quoted referring to Grammy-award winning rapper, Kanye West, as a "Jack*ss."
You know, Hip Hop and R&B have always been "inspired" other forms of art. Tupac's "California Love" was an obvious ode to the Mad Max film series while Lil Wayne's Carter III album cover was clearly a tribute to the autobiography of America's 39th President.
I get it. Being rebellious is part of your whole thing, but when your ride-or-die chick is mom-dukes, it makes the story a little less exciting. If you haven't heard, Tyler the Creator was busted last night while hanging out in Hollywood.
It was difficult to tell what song Heartbreak Drake would pic as his followup single to "Headlines," radio stations have been spinning almost every track off of his platinum-selling sophomore disc, Take Care pretty heavy. But the mystery ended a few weeks ago when the Canadian entertainer announced that "The Motto" would be getting a video soon. Well, that video has arrived.
[100 Yard Dash: Every week, SOHH features a group or solo artist naming the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Hot Rod gave Roscoe Dash the title earlier this week, Roscoe now explains why the SOHH Underrated throne should be shared by several young artists.]
In 2011, rap beefs became the new mixtapes. Ever noticed no-so-confrontational rappers get all froggy when there album is about to be released? Yeah. Me too. Nicki Minaj has a new track out (her sophomore album is slated to drop early next year) and lo and behold -- the song contains a few bars that seem to be directed at her one time foe, Lil' Kim.
The real is back. After having fans wait several years for a new retail project, Southern rap heavyweight Young Jeezy has returned to the scene, hoping to reclaim his spot as one of the slickest dope boys to hold the mic.
Continue reading Young Jeezy, "TM103: Hustler's Ambition".
Closing out the 2011 year in hip-hop is Chicago rapper Common with his latest album, titled The Dreamer/The Believer.
Continue reading Common, "The Dreamer/The Believer".
[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After Texas rapper Spark Dawg tells us why he chose to address one of Harlem's up-and-coming spitters, Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka Flame breaks down his song, "Round of Applause," featuring Drake.]
Hip Hop music can be used to unify people or to set up major drug busts, apparently. In what might be the craziest rap-related arrest in the past few months, authorities started their own label to catch some big time criminals. Kray.
Drake has reached a level most artists only dream of: Stadium Status. The ability to sell out arena shows not only equals big bucks, but it also shows the large crowds your music has the power to attract. Sure, half of the people in the crowd of a Drake show may be too busy Facebook stalking that girl that got they still think about from high school to sing along with Drizzy, but the fact that they even dropped the money on the tickets has got to count for something, right?
Common is back. That's right. His new album, The Dreamer/The Believer lands in stores next week -- but wait, Com has decided to put the entire album on YouTube. What gives?
In a year stock-full of highly-anticipated collaboration albums, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane and Bay Area rapper V-Nasty have joined forces to give the world something no one asked for: A bi-regional disc aptly titled BAYTL.
Continue reading Gucci Mane & V-Nasty, "BAYTL".
[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After West Coast rap veteran Ras Kass diffuses his "Holes In The Ozone" banger, Atlanta artist Roscoe Dash explains why his parties always lead to a "Good Good Night".]
Non-violence, non-violence. You hate to hear about a rapper getting caught up in some bullsh*t, especially overseas. Which is why the recent rumor that Lil' Wayne slappin' up some cat out in Africa is as random as it is unfortunate. Dah well. Here's the story:
[Return To The Boom Bap: With Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five getting Grammy Hall of Fame love as of late, SOHH's featuring entertainment personalities naming the most underrated emcees from hip-hop's Golden Era. After renowned painter Justin Bua gave Melle Mel the title last week, lady emcee Nitty Scott MC now crowns Lord Finesse as SOHH Underrated.]
Continue reading "The Joint That He Did On 'The Chronic' Is Really Dope".
The Annual XXL Freshman class list has become a right of passage for many MC's: Getting shine from one of the genre's most popular magazines can help your career propel from mixtape scrambler to legitimate artist.