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  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Reveals That He Worked With Hit-Boy, DJ Premier And Statik Selektah On "B4.DA.$$"
    Although we haven't heard a first single, gotten a release date or seen artwork from Joey Bada$$' long-awaited debut album, B4.DA.$$, he claims that it's finished. In a new interview with MTV, the de facto Pro Era leader gave just a few hints about what we can expect from the full-length project.
  • Cover of DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme" Album, Reveal Features
    Nine days ago, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9" appeared together in a brief video that hinted at a joint project entitled "PRhyme." Now, the duo have confirmed that a joint album is on the way and have revealed plans for several high-profile features.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Announces "Cadillactica" Release Date
    Until now, Big K.R.I.T. has been pretty cryptic about the exact release date for his upcoming album, Cadillactica.
  • Cover of The Hottest 7 Songs In The Hottest 7 Cities
    Twice a year the DJ Service Pack let's us know what's really going on with hip-hop in every major hub by way of a detailed infographic.
  • Cover of Bow Wow Engaged To Erica Mena
    Bow Wow (now going by his government name, Shad Moss) and Erica Mena have officially announced their engagement. Shortly after Mr. Moss cryptically posted an image with an engagement ring on his Instagram account, Erica confirmed with ThisIs50’s Jack Thriller that the wedding is definitely taking place.
  • Cover of Tim Dog's Death Officially Confirmed
    In February 2013, rapper Tim Dog's death was reported by The Source magazine. It was reported that Tim Dog, real name Timothy Blair, died of seizures at the age of 46, yet there was no proof of his death, namely, a death certificate.
  • Cover of Fergie Is Working On A New Album With Mike WiLL Made It
    Fergie's first and (to date) only solo album, The Duchess, just celebrated its eighth anniversary yesterday, and right on the heels of that comes news of a follow-up. Rap-Up reports that the female quarter of the Black Eyed Peas is "working on a new album," and Mike WiLL Made It is involved.
  • Cover of Soulja Boy Says He Inspired The "Every Single Chain" Line On Drake's "Started From The Bottom"
    One of the most commonly cited, quoted and laughed-about Drake lyrics is the almost impossibly arrogant "I wear every single chain, even when I'm in the house" in "Started From The Bottom." Ringing a little hyperbolic when rapped by Drizzy, the lyric seemed slightly out of character for the usually-relatively-humble ra
  • Cover of TV Shows You Should Watch If You're A Hip-Hop Fan
    Hip-hop is a way of life. It's about much more than music. It's about fashion, style, and culture. If you call yourself a true hip-hop fan, you best be about that life. You have to know, not only what to listen to, but also what to watch. HotNewHipHop takes a look at the best TV shows to watch if you're a hip-hop fan.
  • Cover of Diddy Buys $40 Million House In L.A.
    There are mansions, and then there are Diddy-style mansions. Yes, it's no secret that the hip-hop mogul is in a league of his own when it comes to cash, and most recently, he's used to it to purchase a 17,000 square foot mansion outside of L.A.
  • Cover of HOT 97 Has Owned The Domain Name "Power105.Com" Since 2000
    The competition between HOT 97 and Power 105 is real. We saw radio personality Angie Martinez switch sides earlier this year, leaving her longtime spot on HOT for a deal with Power, and it's now been revealed that the former has been in possession of the Power105.com domain name since 2000.
  • Cover of Odd Future Introduce Their Own Radio Station
    The Odd Future brand continues to expand into arenas both likely and unlikely. They've got an expansive merchandise line, their own TV show, and their own festival, among other things. This latest move, an Odd Future radio station, isn't exactly unlikely, as obviously these are a group of musical cats.
  • Cover of SZA Says Kendrick Lamar's Storytelling Is "On A Grander Scale" On His New Album
    As if Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city needed any more hype.
  • Cover of Saigon Reveals Artwork And Tracklist For "GSNT 3"
    On September 30th, Saigon will release the third installment of his Greatest Story Never Told series, GSNT 3: The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard. Today, the NY rapper has given us the album's artwork and tracklist. Check out the former in the gallery above, and the latter below.
  • Cover of Sadboys: The Saddest Rappers & Their Saddest Songs
    I don't know where you were when the sad wars hit, but if Yung Lean and his Sad Boy affiliates ushered in an era where 15-year-old Swedish kids crying over pokemon cards, clad in North Face, are spawning articles in swanky East Coast outlets, now seems like the time to honor the tradition of hip-hop tear jerkers that b
  • Cover of Gucci Mane's Jail Sentence Shortened By One Year
    Gucci Mane was officially sentenced to a 39 month sentence in August, and while it had initially been reported that Wop's time spent behind bars awaiting his verdict would work towards his sentencing, TMZ reports that the ruling had him beginning the bid in August.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Inspires A College Course
    Inspiring college courses is rarely thought of as a benchmark for songwriters, but with the works of Jay Z, Bruce Springsteen and 2Pac all being the focus of past classes at accredited universities, maybe it's time we start doing so.
  • Cover of Eminem's Wraps Up "The Monster Tour" With Special Shade 45 Interview
    Eminem's joint tour with Rihanna "The Monster Tour" came to a close recently, and with that Shade 45 has released a special podcast they did centered around the tour, including backstage interviews from the tour with Eminem, Mr. Porter and The Alchemist.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Meets Kanye West For The First Time
    Chance The Rapper is an outspoken fan of the one and only Kanye West, and the two Chicago natives finally had the chance to meet during this past weekend's Made In America festival.
  • Cover of Live Stream Jay Z's "Made In America" Festival [Update: Stream Day 2]
    As of 20 minutes ago, both "Made In America" festivals (one in Philadelphia, one in L.A.) are underway. The Jay Z-helmed festival boasts performances by Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, J.
  • Cover of Kanye West Takes Over "Made In America" Festival In Philadelphia
    Kanye West's set at Philadelphia's Made In America festival was surely the most anticipated of the night. Rumors from "multiple sources" claimed that Ye, who has been vocal about working on his new album, would be premiering some new material at the event.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Shares "Brick Factory Vol. 2" Artwork
    Although we recently learned that Gucci Mane will be imprisoned until at least December 2016, the 1017 Brick Squad label boss' onslaught of 2014 material has continued without a hitch, with Young Thug's 1017 Thug 3 being the ninth on-time release so far this year.
  • Cover of Top 10: Meanest Funk Flex Freestyles
    Forget mixtapes and albums, some of the hottest verses in hip hop come right from the offices of Hot 97 via Funkmaster Flex's famous freestyle sessions. Whether artists go right off the dome, kick something they plan on using later, or a combination of both, rappers always bring their A-game for Flex.
  • Cover of Eminem's "Shady XV" Album To Be Double Disc, More Details Emerge
    Over the weekend rumors began to fly that Eminem had a new album up his sleeve, and shortly thereafter, the man himself confirmed that Shady XV was a reality. The new album has already locked down Black Friday as a release date, aka November 28th.
  • Cover of Download Raury's "Indigo Child" LP
    A lot of readers mentioned wanting to hear more from Raury when it was announced that 17-year-old emcee earned himself the Kanye West stamp of approval earlier this week. Fortunately for them, Indigo Child has officially been released to the interwebs.
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