New Hip Hop Music for 2006

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Check out the newest hip hop music for 2006. Hear the latest tracks and find out who’s hot and who’s not.


It’s a new year and that means new music. 2006 is already shaping up to be a great year for hip hop with new albums from some of the biggest names in the genre. If you’re looking for something fresh to add to your playlist, check out these new releases.

The first quarter of the year is always a slow time for new music, but there are a few notable releases scheduled for January and February. On January 17th, Dr. Dre will finally release his long-awaited album Detox. The album has been in the works for over a decade, and fans are eagerly awaiting its release. Also look out for new albums from 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes in February.

March will see the release of Lupe Fiasco’s much-anticipated debut album Food & Liquor. The first single “Kick, Push” is already receiving heavy rotation on MTV and BET. Other March releases include Redman’s Red Gone Wild and Lil Wayne’s Carter III.

April is shaping up to be a big month for hip hop, with new albums scheduled from Jay-Z, Juelz Santana, Nas, Twista, and Snoop Dogg. This is sure to be one of the hottest months for new music all year.

So there you have it – plenty of new hip hop to keep you busy in 2006. Whether you’re looking for something to ride to or just something to chill with, there’s sure to be an album on this list that will fit your mood.

The Best Albums of 2006

The year 2006 was an excellent year for hip hop music. Many great albums were released this year and it was hard to decide which ones were the best. However, after much thought, I have compiled a list of the best hip hop albums of 2006.

Lupe Fiasco- Food & Liquor

Lupe Fiasco’s debut album, Food & Liquor, was released on September 19, 2006. The album features production from Jay-Z, Mike Shinoda, The Neptunes, and David Guetta, among others. It received generally positive reviews from music critics and was nominated for four Grammy Awards.

T.I.- King

One of the most successful hip hop albums of 2006 was T.I.’s fourth album, King. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over a million copies in its first week. It was certified double platinum by the RIAA just six weeks after its release. King featured the hit single “What You Know,” which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, and “Why You Wanna,” which was nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

The Best Songs of 2006

It’s been a great year for hip hop music, with a lot of new artists emerging and making a name for themselves. There have been some great songs released this year, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorites. Here are the best songs of 2006.

Lupe Fiasco- “Kick, Push”

“Kick, Push” is the debut single by American rapper Lupe Fiasco, released in August 2006 as the lead single from his debut album, Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor. The song, which was produced by Prolyfic of Soundtrakk, features uncredited vocals from Matthew Santos. Fiasco based the song’s narrative on his own experiences as a young skateboarder.

The song peaked at number 74 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 23 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2007, “Kick, Push” won two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap Song.

T.I. Feat. Justin Timberlake- “My Love”

“My Love” is a song recorded by American rapper T.I., taken from his fourth studio album King (2006). It was written by T.I., Justin Timberlake, Jim Beanz and Robin Tadross, and produced by Beanz, Timberlake and Danja. The song was released on September 12, 2006 as the lead single of the album. “My Love” peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Internationally, the song peaked at number three in New Zealand and number 11 in the United Kingdom.


As we conclude our look at new hip hop music for 2006, we see that the genre continues to evolve and innovate. We’ve seen a wide variety of artists emerge this year, and it looks like hip hop is in good hands for the future. We can’t wait to see what 2007 has in store for us.

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