10 Essential Vic Mensa Tracks

Vic Mensa has dramatically changed his entire aesthetic since dropping his debut mixtape Innanetape in 2013 at age 19. Innanetape received a 98% reader rating on HNHH. It was a fantastic mixtape. Why the change? Mensa went from the carefree teenager flirting with girls by spraying them with orange soda-filled super-soakers to the Kanye …

Watch Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar Open BET Awards with Fiery Performance of "Freedom"

Image via BET Earlier this evening, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar joined forces to deliver a scorching rendition of “Freedom,” kicking off tonight’s BET Awards in grand fashion. The beloved Lemonade collaboration calls for a compelling set, and that’s just what television audiences and online viewers received. Knowles brought the Formation Tour wading pool and …

George W. Bush Responds to Kanye West's "Famous" Video

Image via Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Hip-hop’s most outspoken star continues to produce pop culture moments. Following the live-streamed premiere of Kanye West’s “Famous” visual at The Forum in Los Angeles, several big names responded to the use of their likeness (Taylor Swift reportedly isn’t too pleased). Nude doubles of Donald Trump, Swift, …

Vic Mensa Advocates for LGBT Equality on "Free Love" ft. Lil B, Malik Yusef and More

Image via @vicmensa Vic Mensa isn’t content with current events in these so-called United States of America. Now at peace with the sexual orientation of a “queer” family member and stunned by the tragic mass shooting that struck Orlando nightclub Pulse just two weeks ago, the Chicago MC calls for change on “Free …

Mila J "Kickin Back" Video [New Video]

Mila J shares a dance-oriented video for “Kickin’ Back”. Mila J just dropped her surprise EP, 213, earlier this month, and its chock full of the traditionally-informed R&B sound she’s been fine-tuning over her past few releases. One of the highlights from the project, “Kickin’ Back,” which seems primed to …

Vic Mensa – Free Love Feat. Le1f, Lil B, Halsey & Malik Yusef (Prod. By Papi Beatz) | Stream [New Song]

As Vic Mensa has been given a bigger platform, he’s been unafraid to use his voice and his music as tools in fighting injustice. His new EP, There’s Alot Going On, was a loud, uncompromising response to systemic racism and police killings of unarmed black men, such as Laquan McDonald, to …

Rihanna "is the Frank Sinatra of our Generation," Says Chris Martin

Screenshot via YouTube In a recent interview with The Guardian, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin had high praise for Rihanna, whom he called “the Frank Sinatra of our generation.” Martin compared her voice to a tube of toothpaste and a tree trunk, saying: She is the Frank Sinatra of our generation. …

Future – 100it Racks Feat. Drake & 2 Chainz (Prod. By Dj Esco & Southside) | Download & Listen [New Song]

Project E.T. has officially landed, and it comes packed with otherworldly collaborations. Future had been quiet for some time after overwhelming the game with two consecutive projects to start the year. E.T. is technically Esco’s mixtape, but ultimately, it’s a compilation of unexpected Future collabs that wouldn’t have fit in with his past …

BJ The Chicago Kid & Marvin Gaye – What's Going On (45th Anniversary Duet) | Stream [New Song]

Yesterday, June 24, was the 45th anniversary of a classic Motown album: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On. In celebration, Motown released a What’s Going On EP on 10″ vinyl that includes three different versions of the renowned title track. There’s the original mono single of “What’s Going On,” not included on the 1971 …