Drake Is Bummed Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Aren't Back Together
Drake Is Bummed Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Aren't Back Together Dec 2, 2015 at 02:33pm
Justin Bieber created quite a stir when he posted a photo of himself and Selena Gomez on an ATV to Instagram yesterday, with some fans assuming the picture was new and a sign the two were back together. However, the true Bieber stans identified it as an old photo from back when the two were dating, and Biebs confirmed it with a new caption; "Just a throwback calm down".
Charts Don't Lie: December 2nd
Charts Don't Lie: December 2nd Dec 2, 2015 at 02:07pm
While we had debuts from Jadakiss, Tech N9ne and the Empire soundtrack, this was Adele's week. The UK songwriter moved 3.48 million equivalent units of her third album 25, making it simultaneously the biggest sales week of the year, the biggest selling album of the year, and the biggest sales week of ALL TIME. It replaces N'SYNC's previous record, in which they sold 2.416 million of their sophomore LP Bye Bye Bye in 2000.
Drake Is The Most Streamed Artist On Spotify In 2015
Drake Is The Most Streamed Artist On Spotify In 2015 Dec 1, 2015 at 12:01pm
You know Drake's about to take over all these impending year-end lists. Be prepared, troll or otherwise. It begins today, with the release of Spotify's Year in Music lists, which round up some of the most-streamed artists on their worldwide platform.
Drake Responds To Adele's "Hotline Bling" Remix Request
Drake Responds To Adele's "Hotline Bling" Remix Request Nov 28, 2015 at 03:35pm
Adele is in the process of shattering record sales this week, so she's not exactly in need of a Drake verse to break a single. Nevertheless, she's made it clear that she wants to work with Drizzy -- specifically on a remix to "Hotline Bling".
Stream Erykah Badu's "But You Caint Use My Phone"
Stream Erykah Badu's "But You Caint Use My Phone" Nov 27, 2015 at 10:44am
Erykah Badu dropped her mixtape last night, But You Caint Use My Phone, however it wasn't a 'proper' mixtape (and by that we mean, 'free'), it was released exclusively via iTunes and Apple Music. Thus you can purchase your own copy or else stream it on Apple Music.
A HotNewHipHop Thanksgiving: 10 Things We're Thankful For
A HotNewHipHop Thanksgiving: 10 Things We're Thankful For Nov 26, 2015 at 11:30am
Thanksgiving is here, and while we gather with our families to reflect on what we are thankful for this year, we here at HotNewHipHop can’t help but reminisce on the year thus far with gratitude. We’ve been spoiled with albums and mixtapes, as well as a healthy amount of "comebacks." As analysts of the genre, we’ve been overwhelmed with remarkable material from artists upcoming and legendary alike. As fans, our excitement has us feeling young again.
Justin Bieber Breaks Drake/The Beatles' Billboard Record
Justin Bieber Breaks Drake/The Beatles' Billboard Record Nov 23, 2015 at 04:50pm
The Justin Bieber takeover is upon us. With the release of his new album, Purpose, the Biebz is transcending genres and widening his already-massive fanbase with a more grown sound. It's working well, so it seems, as Purpose debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, and has now gone on to take over Billboard's Hot 100 chart, lifting records previously held by Drake and The Beatles.
How Meek Mill Can Bounce Back From His Summer Slump
How Meek Mill Can Bounce Back From His Summer Slump Nov 23, 2015 at 03:33pm
At the end of June, things were looking better for Meek Mill than they had in a while. Having just been released from prison six months prior, he was dating the hottest and most talented female rapper in the game, and saw the long-delayed Dreams Worth More Than Money receive rave reviews and the number one spot on the Billboard 100.
Tyga Says Drake Should Be In Billboard's Top 10 List
Tyga Says Drake Should Be In Billboard's Top 10 List Nov 22, 2015 at 08:28pm
The Game just expressed his dissatisfaction with Billboard's recent "10 Greatest Rappers of All Time" list for not including West Coast emcees like 2Pac, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg. Another L.A.
Adele Wants To Be On The Official "Hotline Bling" Remix
Adele Wants To Be On The Official "Hotline Bling" Remix Nov 22, 2015 at 06:17pm
"Hotline Bling" feels like the most remixed song of the year. In the past few months, Drake's smash hit has been been reworked or covered by Bieber, Kehlani, Erykah Badu, and even Jadakiss. Somewhat surprisingly, none of the remixes have been sanctioned by Drake himself, though should he decide to start reaching out to candidates for an official remix, he's already got perhaps the world's biggest pop star waiting for his call. 
Rick Ross Claims To Be One Of The Biggest Ghostwriters In Rap
Rick Ross Claims To Be One Of The Biggest Ghostwriters In Rap Nov 22, 2015 at 02:26pm
Rick Ross just got off house arrest, and while he's happy to be a free man, the time spent in seclusion gave him a lot of time to reflect -- ultimately inspiring the material for his upcoming studio album Black Market. In a new interview with Time magazine, the MMG bawse talked about one of the records that was inspired by this introspective time in his life, the sure-to-be informative "Ghostwriter," which will find him musing on being one of the biggest writers in the business (we knew he did some stuff for Diddy, but otherwise this is news to us).
Funkmaster Flex Disses Drake Again
Funkmaster Flex Disses Drake Again Nov 22, 2015 at 10:56am
Following Meek Mill's now infamous Twitter attack on Drake, Funkmaster Flex was one of the few who rushed to the rapper's side, playing a number of Quentin Miller reference tracks on his radio show, and taking shots at Drizzy all the while. Now that the beef is over, it's been generally agreed upon that Drake came out on top, but it hasn't stopped Funk Flex from taking a random shot at the rapper during a DJ set at Jadakiss' show in NYC Saturday night.
Future On WATTBA: "It Never Happened"
Future On WATTBA: "It Never Happened" Nov 21, 2015 at 04:13pm
Anyone who follows Future on Twitter knows that the man loves to remain cryptic, constantly tweeting vague phrases, any of which could probably be read as either a subtweet or a mixtape title under a magnifying glass. In a recent interview with Mass Appeal, Fewtch continued in that tradition of puzzling but highly hashtag-able phrases when asked about one of his projects, and it has the Future Hive in a frenzy.
Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 4" Is Coming At The End Of December
Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 4" Is Coming At The End Of December Nov 20, 2015 at 07:32pm
Yesterday, Meek Mill shared the artwork to Dreamchasers 4 and said that the mixtape was coming "very soon." Though Meek hasn't offered a release date, Rick Ross recently revealed to DJ Skee that DC4 is coming at the end of December, after Ross' own album, Black Market, which is set for release on December 4. 
Drake Previews "Views From The 6" Snippet
Drake Previews "Views From The 6" Snippet Nov 20, 2015 at 10:22am
A seemingly fake/fan-made video was circulating the web recently, purporting a release date for Drake's Views From The 6. The January release date doesn't seem too far-fetched, however there hasn't been any confirmation or response from Drizzy's side. Last night, Drake took to his Vine account (sorry Instagram users) to preview a 6-second snippet off the Views album, his way of saying, it's on the way (at least, that's what we're interpreting). 
Charts Don't Lie: November 18
Charts Don't Lie: November 18 Nov 18, 2015 at 01:46pm
We just experienced our second week in a row with no notable rap and R&B debuts, but it's all leading up to the huge sales week that will include Jeezy, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and Justin Bieber. In the meantime, the same major players have been keeping the charts populated, with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Drake, and Future making up a big chunk of sales, while Bryson Tiller continues to surprise with consistent numbers.Check out the full breakdown below.