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  • Cover of Top 10: Fall Freestyles
    If you're on the East Coast like we are, you probably walked outside in the last few days and noticed something; it's fucking cold out. Where'd that come from? It feels like just yesterday we were riding around with our windows down bumping "Hot Nigga" remixes and enjoying our Summer.
  • Cover of Kanye West's "Guilt Trip" Was Originally For "Watch The Throne" And Featured Jay Z
    If you thought the spacey, Kid Cudi-featuring "Guilt Trip" sounded a little out of place on the otherwise aggressive and rough-hewn Yeezus, you're quite perceptive. As it turns out, the song was originally recorded during the Watch The Throne sessions and featured a Jay Z verse.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper's Brother, Taylor Bennett Charged With Aggravated Battery
    Taylor Bennett is an up-and-coming artist, but many still know him primarily as the younger brother of Chance The Rapper. The Chicago emcee was arrested on Thursday after turning himself in for the beating of a man at a college party last month.
  • Cover of Ja Rule Recalls Planned Collaborative Album With Jay Z & DMX
    Ja Rule, Jay Z, and DMX have had varying degrees of success since, but in the late 90s, all three of them were pretty much on top their game. It was around that time that the three rappers decided to come together for a supergroup, settling for the menacing name Murder Inc.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: October 16
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers
    Well here ya go! The most anticipated part of every BET Hip Hop Awards is the cyphers, and thanks to the leaky internets, we can now watch all of tonight’s cyphers right here on HNHH.
  • Cover of Common Announces "Nobody's Smiling" Tour With Jay Electronica
    After Jay Electronica hopped on Common's remix of "Kingdom", the two have followed up to join forces for an entire "Nobody's Smiling" tour. The tour dates aren't extensive, but they hit several key spots across the United States-- no Canada dates this time around though.
  • Cover of DJ Quik Calls Chris Brown And Lil Wayne's Alleged Gang Ties "Laughable"
    DJ Quik was on Sway In The Morning today to talk about his upcoming album The Midnight Life, and during his lengthy interview on the show, the veteran L.A. artist spoke his mind about Lil Wayne and Chris Brown's alleged ties with members of the Piru Bloods.
  • Cover of Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce Hit Up The Louvre, Pose With The Mona Lisa
    We knew Jay Z and Beyonce were on their way to the Louvre, when this hilarious video from an endearingly unaware tourist popped up, and now we have some more evidence of their visit to the world-renowned art gallery in Paris.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Kaytranada Tracks
    Kaytranada, real name Louis Kevin Celestin, was born in 1992 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After relocating to Montreal, Quebec as a toddler, Kaytranada began DJing at age 14. His brother introduced him to producing software at the age of 15, putting him on a slow-burning path to success.
  • Cover of Big Sean Launches #IDFWU Photo Editor To Shade Your Ex
    Big Sean's "I Don't Fuck With You" is the runaway hit from his recent surprise 4 track release last month, charting on the Hot 100, and becoming a mantra for anyone who's gone through a bad breakup.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Announces New Track With Jay Z, "Movin' Base"
    Having released two tracks, "Elvis Presley BLVD" and "Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)," from his upcoming album Hood Billionaire (out November 24th), Rick Ross is back in full-on album promo mode.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce To Possibly Release Movie Along With Joint Album
    A few weeks back, DJ Skee let it leak that Jay Z and Beyonce are reportedly working on a collaborative album together. While we've yet to receive any official confirmation from the hip-hop power couple, today more details on the rumored joint album arrive, courtesy of Page Six.
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Ty Dolla $ign's "In Too Deep" Tour
    Ty Dolla $ign is currently making his way across the U.S. and Canada for his "In Too Deep" tour. The tour kicked off at the end of September, but if you haven't bought yourself tickets yet, you're in luck, 'cause we'll be giving away one pair for most of the remaining city stops.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Chi Duly Remixes ILoveMakonnen "Tuesday" With Drake
    This week's search for a remix had us stumbling upon this Chi Duly version of everyone's latest jam stuck on repeat, "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday," by ILoveMakonnen (most likely the Drake-remixed version).
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Producer Sues Young Money Over 2011 Single "Mirrors"
    Seems like Young Money/Cash Money get lawsuits thrown at them every other day. Earlier this summer YM faced a lawsuit over their domain name. The latest one is targeting Lil Wayne and his 2011 record "Mirrors", which appeared on his Carter IV album.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Pushes Back "Street King Immortal" To 2015
    50 Cent fans, you may want to have your copy of Animal Ambition nearby for consolation after you hear this bad news -- Fif's Street King Immortal won't be out until 2015.
  • Cover of Gunplay Announces Self-Titled Mixtape, Set To Drop On Wednesday
    Nine months of 2014 have come and gone with absolutely no news pertaining to Living Legend, Gunplay's long-awaited debut album. Today, we receive some consolation in the form of a mixtape announcement. 
  • Cover of Murs & ¡Mayday! Announce "¡MURSDAY!" Tour
    Veteran rapper Murs and Strange Music group ¡Mayday! teamed up earlier this year for an album entitled ¡MURSDAY!, and now it looks as if they'll be taking that show on the road.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Explains The Story Behind "W.W.S.D."
    A little under two weeks ago, Ab-Soul surprised us all by dropping a track entitled "W.W.S.D." out of the blue. The one-off track bore similar artwork to his album These Days, but its sonic characteristics couldn't have been more different from the album's overall character.
  • Cover of 8 Female Artists Rappers Love
    Name your favorite rapper. Eminem, Jay Z or Kendrick Lamar come to mind? What about Lorde? 
  • Cover of Vince Staples Reveals "Hell Can Wait" EP Artwork, New Release Date [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Vince Staples' Hell Can Wait EP was originally scheduled to drop on September 23rd, but on the 16th, he tweeted: Due to sample issues the Hell Can Wait EP has been prolonged but not for long you will hear it in 2014. — Vince Staples (@vincestaples) September 16, 2014
  • Cover of Jay Z & No I.D. In The Studio With Jay Electronica
    Jay Electronica has been popping up here and there in the past year, although for the most part, he still remains elusive.
  • Cover of Wu-Tang Clan Will Release New Music On A Portable Speaker
    Earlier this year, Wu-Tang Clan made headlines all over the place when they announced that only one copy of their album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin would be released, and while we don't have any more news on that, the Clan have announced another unique release strategy, this time for their other new album,&nb
  • Cover of Hands Up: Street Anthems 4 Justice
    Hip-Hop emerged out of a collective struggle against oppression, poverty, and pain.  Recently, rappers have been teaming up in order to promote an end to police brutality, even raising money for victims like Mike Brown, and spreading digital campaigns to promote awareness of the issue.
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