The Tuesday (May 16) version the DX Digest highlights a pair  new tracks from Snoop Dogg – “Go On” and “Swivel” – ahead his new album, Neva Left, which is scheduled for a Friday (May 19) release. Dynamically different in their sonic compositions, each song displays a wide range artistic approach that’s kept the Long Beach legend relevant after […]

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DJ Khaled will celebrate this chart topping success during The BET Experience weekend next month. DJ Khaled & Friends will grace the stage at The Staples Center, when Khaled will bring out a number special guests for his set. Other artists who will hit the stage during the evening include Snoop Digg, Wiz Khalid’s, Schoolboy […]

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Veteran ATL rapper and noted conspiracy theorist B.o.B is gearing up to release Ether, his fourth studio album and the first since parting ways with his former major label home at Atlantic Records, this Friday, May 12. On Monday (May 9), the now independent artist stopped by Sway in the Morning to promote the forthcoming album, speaking […]

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Atlanta, GA – As fans celebrated the 23rd anniversary Outkast’s grand debut Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik last week, the cheers bely an undercurrent despair as fans hope and wait for that announcement that the seminal duo will announce a new album. While the enigmatic Andre 3000 has been fering snippets his greatness features on a slew recent albums, […]

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We still don't have our hands on a confirmed release date for SZA's forthcoming, supremely-delayed debut, CTRL—though, I have been told by several sources it will arrive next month—but last week, the TDE (and now RCA) songstress did release her new, Travis Scott-assisted single “Love Galore.” While the song's accompanying visuals feature a scorned SZA hiring a large, […]

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It’s been over a year since Allan Kingdom dropped Northern Lights, a project that admittedly flew under my radar. Regardless my slumber on his last full-length body work, the strength his 2014 fering Future Memoirs, which still lingers in my frontal lobe, has me excited to hear some new music. The Minnesota-based artist and DJBooth […]

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Drake’s More Life is finally here, and what’s a Drake project without some passive aggressive subliminal shots? With this new album playlist, Drake has mostly avoided calling out his rivals’ names directly, which kind makes sense, since as the #1 artist in the world right now, it’s like he knows that addressing anyone by name […]

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After announcing his “Birds Eye View Tour,” Travis Scott is spreading his wings with his own label, Cactus Jack Records. Speaking to French magazine Numéro, La Flame explained why he decided to launch his own imprint. “I’m not doing it to have financial control over my music,” he said. “I want first and foremost to […]

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Kid Cudi turned up the heat on “The Tonight Show” with a stirring performance “Kitchen,” a standout cut f his latest album Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’. Backed by a string section and keyboardist, Cudder hummed through the heartfelt Adam Sandler-inspired track about finding the right one and being “Punch Drunk Love annoyed.” Rocking Yeezy […]

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You’re gonna read a lot this month about the ascent Atlanta rap sensations the Migos’ first Hot 100 chart-topping single “Bad and Boujee” and how it’s this very -the-moment confluence social-media savvy and celebrity cosigns from Drake, who remixed their 2013 single “Versace,” and Donald Glover, who shouted the song out from the stage the […]

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OG Maco had a very trying 2016 following his severe car accident which caused him to lose an eye. But the rapper pushed on and kept working hard and released several projects including BLVKPHILCOLLINS and For Scott his tribute tape for KiD CuDi. Now the rapper has continued to press on through the turbulent release his album Children Of The Rage. Just […]

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Earlier this year, HNHH launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now.  The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative the best new releases in […]

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Mike WiLL Made-It spent much 2015 liberating some his most sought-after instrumentals each week with his #InstrumentalTuesdays series but he discontinued the drops in 2016. Today he makes up for it with a gigantic dump some the beats he was responsible for this year, and he had some bangers. Continue below to stream the instrumentals […]

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It’s been a rough year for CuDi, having publicly announced his struggles with depression and suicidal urges and then successfully making it through voluntary treatment. Now he gets to end the year on a high-note with the release his highly anticipated new album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’. Lead by a trio excellent singles, and […]

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December heated up more than expected this past week, with J. Cole, Ab-Soul, The-Dream, Hodgy (Beats), Post Malone, Tech N9ne, CJ Fly, and Lloyd all dropping new projects. Even with Drake removing himself from the year-end running by pushing back More Life, this week will still keep the excitement ramped up with new projects from Kid Cudi and […]

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Travis Scott stopped by dropped by “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” last night to get things turnt up on extra. The rapper performed two tracks from his second LP Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, “Sweet Sweet” and “Goosebumps.” Unfortunately, Kendrick Lamar didn’t show up to perform his verse on the latter. The performance is […]

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December 2016 is shaping up to be one the most exciting months in recent hip-hop history. Eight days in, we’ve already gotten a new album from John Legend, a polarizing funk LP from Childish Gambino, and the highly anticipated Hamilton Mixtape. On top all that, we’re still awaiting 4 Your Eyez Only from J. Cole, More Life from Drizzy Drake, and […]

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Gabe Ginsberg / Shareif Ziyadat / Kevin Mazur / Leon Bennett / Robin L Marshall / Laura Cavanaugh, Getty s (6) With 2016 coming to a close, XXL takes a look back at the year in hip-hop. This was a strong year for rap with a ton great new records from a multitude artists ranging from Drake to Kamaiyah. The […]

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The Weeknd’s Starboy absolutely crushed its debut, selling 200k physical copies and clockings 347k TAEU (total album equivalent units) when factoring in the massive amount streams it received. Abel is #1 on the Billboard 200 by a wide margin and also has all 18 tracks from the album in the Hot 100, meaning he nearly occupies nearly 1/5 the […]

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Easily the biggest story this past week was the announcement J. Cole’s new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, the release a “making ” documentary, and the ensuing drama. The doc contained videos for two new tracks, “False Prophets” and “Everybody Dies,” which have been construed to contain disses Kanye West and Lil Yachty, respectively. A J. […]

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Kid Cudi’s mental health troubles delayed the release Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin, which was originally slated to come out at the end September. Now that he is out rehab, the album rollout appears to have resumed its course. The album is now slated to drop on December 16th. This morning, Cudi unexpectedly released “Baptized […]

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