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  • Cover of 10 Essential Joey Bada$$ Tracks
    As a 17-year-old just beginning to make waves in the rap game, Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott didn't have the same life as most kids his age. He wasn't thinking about graduating high school to attend a university or enter the work force.
  • Cover of Eminem, Slaughterhouse & Yelawolf To Air "Shady CXVPHER" Tomorrow
    Remember the classic cypher from Eminem and the Slaughterhouse gang a few years back at the BET Hip-Hop Awards? Well good news, the gang is about to do it all over again.
  • Cover of Stream/Download King Louie's New "Soprano" EP
    Well here’s a new treat for the streets. Coming out of nowhere, Chicago's King Louie decides surprise fans and release a brand new freEP tonight called Soprano.
  • Cover of Stream The LOX's New EP "The Trinity: 2nd Sermon"
    The Lox are following up their surprise EP from 2013, The Trinity, with The Trinity: 2nd Sermon. The EP hit the interwebs last night, and the New York rap group have decided to make it available to stream via Spotify (better than no stream at all, right?).
  • Cover of Migos Cover The Fader
    With their new mixtape Rich Nigga Timeline on the way, Migos nab the cover of The Fader's "Now" issue. Atlanta is definitely having a "now" moment in rap music, and Migos are assisting with that.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Calls Out "The Real" Hosts Tamar Braxton & Adrienne Bailon [Update: Brown Reflects On What He Said]
    Chris Brown is back making confrontational headlines. This time around, Breezy is firing back at “The Real” hosts, Tamar Braxton and Adrienne Bailon, after they spoke about him during their recent girl chat on Monday.
  • Cover of Contest: Win Tickets For Joey Bada$$'s "B4DAMONEY" NYC Shows
    After doing a ticket giveaway for the West Coast tour dates as part of Joey Bada$$'s "B4.DA.MONEY" tour, we, of course, had to bring things back to the East Coast for Joey's home show in the coming weeks.
  • Cover of Stream Big K.R.I.T.'s "Cadillactica"
    NPR has slowly but surely become a go-to destination for some of the dopest hip-hop around, but they really outdid themselves this time. Scoring the official stream of Big K.R.I.T.'s new Cadillactica album, the national media organization is now allowing viewers to listen to the release in its entirety.
  • Cover of Willow Smith Releases New EP "3"
    Both Willow Smith and her older brother Jaden Smith have been popping up quite a bit lately, as they've been dropping off some new records on their respective Soundclouds.
  • Cover of #TBT: J. Dilla
    James Yancey accomplished more with his 32 years on this planet than most people could do with 5 lifetimes. He cultivated a sound that has influenced the finest producers of today.
  • Cover of Tracklist & Artwork Revealed For Havoc's "13 Reloaded"
    Mobb Deep’s Havoc is getting ready to drop off his new solo album, 13 Reloaded, next month, and tonight he decided to reveal the official tracklist and artwork for it.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: Skywlkr
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine.
  • Cover of Eminem Shares "Shady XV" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Back in August, Eminem confirmed that a new project entitled Shady XV would be dropping later this fall.
  • Cover of Boosie Badazz's "Life After Death Row" Mixtape Is Dropping In Two Days
    A few weeks ago, we wondered if Lil Boosie had officially changed his name to Boosie Badazz, and now it seems we've gotten some confirmation in the form of a surprise mixtape announcement. Ahead of his long-awaited album Touchdown 2 Cause Hell, Mr.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Vic Mensa Tracks
    Vic Mensa is barely old enough to drink, but that hasn't stopped this 21-year-old MC from livin' the life. After touring with Disclosure earlier this year, Mensa's popularity has been on the steady rise.
  • Cover of Stream/Download Run The Jewels New Album "Run The Jewels 2"
    Run The Jewels, which consists of Killer Mike and El-P, were originally supposed to release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on October 27th via Mass Appeal Records, but had a little change in plans.
  • Cover of DJ Premier To Produce Album With Loaded Lux
    DJ Premier has his hands full nowadays. On top of producing an entire collaborative project with Royce Da 5'9'', the legendary producer has also agreed to handle the boardwork on upcoming album from battle rapper Loaded Lux.
  • Cover of Is Lil Boosie Officially Going By "Boosie Badazz" Now?
    Since getting released from prison earlier this year, Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie has made guest appearances on big albums by Jeezy and T.I., but his name did not appear on the official tracklists of either album.
  • Cover of #TBT: Bad Boy Records' Early Hits
    Bad Boy Records was founded in 1993 by a lesser-known-at-the-time Sean Combs, who later went by Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and now Diddy.
  • Cover of Stream Gucci Mane's "Trap God 3"
    After momentarily hitting a stumbling block with Big Gucci Sosa, the collaborative tape with Chief Keef that was never released, Gucci Mane returns to his impeccably on-time release schedule for 2014.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Shares Tracklist For The Largely Self-Produced "Back From The Dead 2" Mixtape
    While dropping loose tracks sporadically throughout the last year, it's been a while since we've been given a new project from Chief Keef, and even longer still, one that felt complete. Back From The Dead 2, the sequel to his breakthrough mixtape, has promise to be a rewarding set of songs from the Chicago rapper.
  • 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 Waka Flocka Flame Shares "Flockaveli 2" Artwork
    Hear that? That's the sound of hip-hop's loudest MC crafting a sequel to his most aggressive project to date. Yes, though it's been reported that Waka Flocka Flame has been hard at work on Flockaveli 2 for quite some time, today brings new hope for that project in the form of artwork.
  • 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 NFL Bans Beats Headphones From Appearing On Camera
    Dr. Dre's iconic Beats headphones have been banned from appearing on camera during any NFL broadcast, according to a new deal between the football league and Beats rival Bose. 
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