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  • 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. 
  • Cover of Too Short Attempted To Bring A Loaded Gun Through Airport Security [Update: Short Explains It Was An Accident]
    Once again, Too Short fled the scene after being caught for a wrong-doing. You may recall that last year, Short was pulled over by the cops and appeared to be under the influence-- he tried to make a run for it, but was later apprehended, and charged with a DUI. He was put on probation for three years.
  • Cover of Vince Staples Announces "Hell Can Wait" Tour
    In just three days, on October 7th, we're finally going to be able to hear Vince Staples' pushed-back Hell Can Wait EP, and now the Long Beach MC has announced tour dates to accompany his Def Jam debut.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Reveals Artwork And Release Date For "Back From The Dead 2" Mixtape
    While he released a couple of mixtapes last year, Chief Keef has yet to deliver a truly complete-sounding project since his 2012 debut, Finally Rich. He has, however been dropping sporadic singles that range from decent to pretty great.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Reveals "Cadillactica" Tracklist [Update: Features & Artwork Revealed]
    Big K.R.I.T finally locked in a release date for his upcoming album, Cadillactica, last week. Following up his mixtape See Me On Top Vol. 4, the rapper took to Twitter to announce that fans can expect the album's impact on November 11th.
  • Cover of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Announce "Get Loud" Tour With AD
    Next year, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album E. 1999 Eternal, but first, they're going on tour this fall with Compton's AD. Check out the dates below, the poster in the gallery above, and buy tickets here.
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Joey Bada$$ "B4.DA.$$" Tour
    Joey Bada$$ is finally approaching the release of his debut album B4.DA.$$, and with that, he's locked down several tour dates over in the left coast during the month of October, as part of his "B4.DA.$$" tour.
  • Cover of A Guide to Atlanta Producers
    Someone once remarked that Chicago and Atlanta had replaced New York City and Los Angeles as the capitals of modern rap music. As blasphemous as that claim might seem, it’s 100% true in 2014. Atlanta has been a dominant force in hip-hop for over a decade now, but since 2010, it has experienced a lot of change.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ 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.
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