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HHS 2012 Year-In-Review
27 January, 2013 7:20 am

While this is not a complete list of the albums that will drop in 2013, this does cover a lot of what has been announced thus far. This is in no particular order, it’s just a stream-of-consciousness list that we came up with of stuff slated for this year. Feel free to add in stuff [cont.]

27 January, 2013 7:09 am

Looking for something a little different? Here were our 5 favorite not-quite-hip-hop releases of 2012. 5. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes – Until the Quiet Comes turned out to be Lotus’ most atmospheric LP to date; something he must have intended, with closing songs like “Dream to Me” and “Phantasm”, the latter featuring [cont.]

27 January, 2013 6:36 am

With hundreds of mixtapes released in 2012, we picked our favorites, many which show that your street releases don’t have to be made up of freestyles over the hottest beats. 10. Childish Gambino – Royalty – Royalty represents actor Donald Glover’s self-made transformation into a respected hip hop artist. So whether you’re a hardcore hip [cont.]

27 January, 2013 1:28 am

We pick hip-hop’s best viral videos of 2012. 10. Alchemist & Action Bronson Interview Each Other. – Al and Action’s sense of humor couldn’t be captured better in this strange interview taking place on beaches of Cali. 9. David Copperfield Magically Appears At Rick Ross Performance – In perhaps the most surreal moment of the [cont.]

26 January, 2013 7:49 am

We pick our 25 favorite videos from 2012, across both major label and indie releases. 25. Waka Flocka Flame – “Rooster In My Rari”; Dir. Morocco Vaughn- So bad, it’s good. 24. Cypress Hill x Rusko – “Can’t Keep Me Down” (feat. Damian Marley); Dir: Kristofer Ström – It’s no secret that both Cypress Hill [cont.]

15 January, 2013 6:26 pm

“You had your chance and you blew it!” These were our most disappointing album releases of 2012. 10. Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread & Circuses – The problem with making a sequel to classic or beloved hip-hop record is that people will undoubtedly compare it to it’s predecessor. Saigon’s official [cont.]

11 January, 2013 7:01 pm

In the major label world, sometimes it’s hard to find even 10 releases to make this list these days, but 2012 had a handful of solid releases deserving of placement; and a few future classics. 10. Curren$y – The Stoned Immaculate – Curren$y’s first foray into the major label world didn’t bother trying to make [cont.]

10 January, 2013 9:50 pm

With so many great albums on the indie circuit, it was hard to narrow it down to just 10 releases. But in retrospect, these were the releases that got repeated plays from us in the world of indie hip-hop in 2012. Note: Free albums were not included on this list, but will be included on [cont.]

9 January, 2013 9:58 am

10. 1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) – “2012″ – Sheer brilliance as Stat and Term neglected employing the overused Busta Rhymes’ “end-of-the-world” concept for their 2012 LP, and instead based it around the presidential election. A commemorative plate, with Term for president with Statik Selektah as his running mate (or the other way around), as [cont.]

5 January, 2013 12:15 pm

We know we made you wait, but we’re kicking off our 2012 Year-In-Review with a bang, starting with the Worst Album Covers of 2012. Don’t be mad ya’ll…… 10. Masta Ace – “MA Doom: Son of Yvonne” – We’re not going to dis this album, it’s one of the best records of the year, in [cont.]

4 January, 2013 4:28 pm

This week’s Hellafine Fridays podcast episode is a special edition, acting as volume two of last year’s massively popular Blog So Hard mix. Blog So Hard 2: All Blog Everything collects our favorite b-side / non-album tracks from 2012. As we were selecting our favorite blog-bangers from the year, we noticed a lot of slowed [cont.]

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