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  • Cover of The LOX Release New EP "The Trinity" Without Warning [Update: Stream The EP]
    Beyonce seems to have spearheaded a trend with her preemptive album drop last week. In the early hours of the morning, both Angel Haze and The LOX dropped new projects without warning.
  • Cover of Mike Will Made It "More Than Likely" Feat. 2 Chainz
  • Cover of Jay Z Launches "Comador" Cigar Line
    Jay Z is a business, man. The rapper turnt mogul seems to be able to accomplish any venture he sets out on, recently pairing with Barneys, and taking a crack at the sports agent game. Jay's latest endeavor is cigars-- partnering with Cohiba Red Dot to launch a new line called Comador.
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Reveals Features For "Tetsuo & Youth," Praises Joey Bada$$
    Lupe Fiasco has been in the news for some bizarre reasons this year-- from getting a tomato thrown at him, to writing a mystery novel on Twitter, so it's always good to hear some updates about his music.
  • Cover of T.I. Says Trinidad James Can't Speak For All Of Atlanta
    Trinidad James sparked a minor controversy this year when he suggested that southern hip hop "ran" New York. We heard some responses from NY artists on the comments (Maino most visibly), but haven't heard from anyone from Atlanta, who Trinidad seemed to be speaking for.
  • Cover of HNHH Hotties: Wild'N'Out Edition
    The ladies on MTV's Wild'N'Out have never looked better. Host Nick Cannon always brings out a solid crew of hotties, so we decided to feature a couple of them right here on HNHH!
  • Cover of Talib Kweli Says New York Radio Doesn't Support NY Artists
     Weeks after Trinidad James bashed New York's radio stations for not playing enough local artists, Brooklyn rap veteran Talib Kweli decided to back James' comments and say the same thing.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Included In Slim Dunkin’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    For those unaware, late Brick Squad Monopoly emcee Mario "Slim Dunkin" Hamilton was shot to death in Atlanta's Zone 6 Studio on December 16th, 2011, after an alleged dispute over candy with fellow rapper Vinson "Young Vito" Hardimon. Although a Fulton County jury found Hardimon guilty of gun possession and ag
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Reveals New Album Title, Cover Art & Release Date [Update: Tracklist & Album Snippets Revealed]
    Gucci Mane's ongoing trouble with the law may have hit its peak this year, with the rapper currently facing 20 years in jail. Gucci has decided to release a sequel to his 2009 major label debut, The State Vs. Radric Davis, which was released while he was incarcerated.
  • Cover of A Hip-Hop Head Holiday Gift Guide
    Although Hannukah went down early this year, Christmas is still right around the corner. With that in mind, we've decided to help you pick out your gifts (or perhaps you'll just add something to your wishlist!) this year with a Holiday Gift Guide perfect for the hip-hop head.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Discusses Nelson Mandela's Legacy, Ja Rule, New Music & More
    In a Shade 45 interview with DJ Whoo Kid this morning, 50 Cent discussed Nelson Mandela's legacy, Ja Rule, his latest projects and much more. During a G-Unit tour of Africa in 2008, 50 visited Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, an experience he describes as "amazing" and enlightening. 
  • Cover of Waka Flocka On Gucci Mane: "Who Is That? He Don't Exist To Me"
    Waka Flocka and Gucci Mane have had their differences in the past, though they seemed to always reconcile in the end. This time however, it seems as if the Brick Squad partnership is officially over.
  • Cover of Stream Problem's "Understand Me" EP
    Problem's has had quite a presence this year, but up until now, has not released a retail project. The rapper's Understand Me EP--a collection of 8 tracks, both old and new--will break that trend, dropping on iTunes December 10th. 
  • Cover of Hopsin Announces "Knock Madness" Tour Dates
    Hopsin's new album Knock Madness arrived at the end of November, and Hop is ready to take it on the road for the next few months. The West Coast native announced a "Knock Madness" tour today, with tour stops across the United States, running through out the months of January until March.
  • Cover of Teyana Taylor Dropped From Adidas Over Rihanna Beef
    It was back in September when Teyana Taylor and Rihanna had an all-out Twitter war, which involved both parties changing their Twitter AVI and banners to reflect the beef (see screenshots in the gallery above), not to mention getting backed by their respective fan bases.
  • Cover of LeBron Thinks D-Wade Will Sign A Big "Kobe Deal" In The Off Season
    The new Collective Bargaining Agreement is starting to make teams strongly re-consider their spending habits, and the days of hoarding top-name free agents look to be coming to an end.  
  • Cover of Review: Hopsin's "Knock Madness"
    To say Hopsin's third album is long overdue is like saying FEMA's response to Hurricane Katrina was slightly delayed. It's been three years since he dropped his critically acclaimed sophomore album Raw. Since then, he's toured the country extensively and landed a spot on XXL's 2013 Freshman list.
  • Cover of Adidas Officially Confirms Signing Of Kanye West For $10M
    Its officially, official, for real, no backsies. Adidas has confirmed they have signed Kanye West to their line;"For 2014, we welcome to the adidas family one of the most influential cultural icons of this generation, Kanye West.
  • Cover of Rita Ora Joins Cast Of "Fifty Shades Of Grey"
     It appears that Rita Ora is taking her talents from the studio to the big screen. The “R.I.P.” singer has joined the cast of the upcoming film "Fifty Shades of Grey".
  • Cover of Rihanna Courtside At A Lakers Game, Stares At Cheerleaders (Photos)
    Rihanna has had some spare time on her hands lately since coming off tour, and has been taking in some Lakers games at the Staples Center. Last week she watched the Lake Show take on the Golden State Warriors, and spent some of the time chatting up a young fan sitting beside her.  
  • Cover of Trinidad Jame$ LeBron 11 Xmas Preview
    With it being the Holiday Season and all, Trinidad Jame$ goes over his favorite holiday pick-ups.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Discusses Bonding With Diddy
    In a recent interview with Vlad TV, ScHoolboy Q detailed a recent bonding experience he shared with Diddy. 
  • Cover of Rick Ross Will Appear On Lady Gaga & R. Kelly's "Do What U Want" Remix
    Lady Gaga has been invading the hip hop world lately. Between featuring Too Short, Twista, and T.I. on her new album, and her recent flirtations with Chief Keef, she's just about pulled a Miley.
  • Cover of Lady Gaga Says She's "A Big Fan" Of Chief Keef, Keef Responds [Update: More Keef & Gaga Interaction On Twitter]
    Chief Keef has had dialogues with pop stars before--you may remember his short-lived "beef" with Katy Perry earlier this year--but his exchange with Lady Gaga last night following her AMA interview was a much more positive, though no less hilarious encounter.
  • Cover of 5 Things Sneakerheads Are Thankful For
    In honor of Thanksgiving tomorrow, it's time to reflect on the Top-5 things that sneakerheads should be thankful for. 
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