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Anime' 'Caroline' Goes Triple Platinum

By Mitch Findlay

Aminé is on quite the run. In the wake of scoring a spot on the 2017 XXL Freshman Class, the young artist can officially add another milestone to his expanding resumé. As of June 5th, the RIAA reports that Aminé's breakout single "Caroline" has officially gone triple platinum. "Caroline" has been a certified success since it dropped in 2016, and with a staggering 165,998,554 views on Youtube alone, the summer-friendly banger shows no sign of slowing.

Congrats to Aminé on both of his accomplishments, and may his career and success continue to grow. (Read More)

Drake and The Weeknd Score Polaris Music Prize Nominations

By Matt Fish

Drake and The Weeknd are looking to cap off their massively successful 2016's in style.

According to Billboard, the two Canadian rappers have been nominated, along with Leonard Cohen, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Tragically Hip and Feist and many others, have been nominated for a Polaris Prize, which goes to Canada's album of the year. The winner is determined by a jury of selected music media.

Polaris Music Prize founder and executive director Steve Jordan, who was a home in Drake and The Weeknd's hometown, recently said of his creation of the prize and unwavering support of Canadian independent music: "I love my job. I spent the past few days listening to the records that are on the Polaris Long list." The winner will be announced at a Septeber 18th gala and will win $50,000 (CAD). (Read More)

G4SHI Signs To Roc Nation

By Danny Schwartz

Roc Nation has been stockpiling veteran emcees as of late. In the past six months, the label has announced deals with Freeway, The L.O.X., Yo Gotti, Fat Joe, and Jim Jones. On Monday, the Jay Z-led label announced its new deal with G4SHI, the Kosovo-born, Brooklyn-raised whom HNHH profiled in 2014.

G4SHI's single "Disrespectful" scored a spot on Spotify's coveted Rap Caviar playlist and has racked up 11 million streams. (Read More)

London On Da Track Reportedly Being Sued For Not Paying Fellow Producer

By Kevin Goddard

It appears London On Da Track is the latest victim of a new lawsuit. According to TMZ, a producer named Arsenio Archer claims he teamed with London Holmes, bka London On Da Track, and the two created a ton of hit tracks, including "Section" by 2 Chainz, "Sneakin'" by Drake & 21 Savage, "About the Money" by T.I & more. However, Archer apparently never saw a dime for his work, thus is now taking legal action on the ATL producer.

In the documents TMZ obtained, Archer says he co-produced all of those tracks and many more with London, adding key melodies, vocals and arrangements. Still, Archer says London never got his permission to use his work, and never fully compensated him.

However, he doesn't just blame London. Archer's also suing a slew of record labels and publishing companies including Cash Money, Universal, Warner, Def Jam, Boozie Bad Azz Publishing, Young Jeezy Music, and Sony/ATV. He is not suing any of the artists though.

Archer's copyright infringement suit is seeking to get a full accounting of what his cut should be, and most importantly he wants his money. Whether he gets it now remains to be unknown. We'll keep you posted moving forward.

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Gucci Mane and Ralo To Release Joint Mixtape 'Ralo LaFlare' Next Month

By Danny Schwartz

Gucci Mane has announced that he will release Ralo LaFlare, his joint mixtape with Ralo, on July 7th.

Ralo signed to Gucci's Eskimo Records earlier this year. He explained his decision to sign with Gucci in a recent interview with HNHH.

"Working with him, he don't want to go back," he explained. "And I don't want to go back. And people don't know how it feels to even go through that. He know how it feels. Don't no CEO know how that feels,"

"Not to many rappers in the game actually went to prison and almost got their life took away from them, or caught a murder case," he continued. "Me and him, we went through that together. Murder cases, prison. It's just impossible that we even linked up. Because two people like that don't usually come together. He keep me on my Ps and Qs, I keep him on his Ps and Qs. You can't really find that in two people. He's like an older me." (Read More)

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