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  • Cover of Big Boy Reportedly Trying To Leave Power 106, Emmis Fights Back
    Emmis isn't having the best year. The company which owns both Hot 97 in the New York and its sister station in L.A., Power 106.1, has already lost one of the biggest names in the (hip-hop) radio business, Angie Martinez, as well as Mister Cee, and more recently, Cipha Sounds left.
  • Cover of BET Experience Announces Headliners Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg & Ice Cube
    The annual BET Experience may still be several months away, but today BET has revealed a few of the performers you can expect to see during the three-day event.
  • Cover of Top Five Reasons Common Should Be In Your Top Five
    “Top 5” lists are often a personal thing. Everyone has their reasons for their top five emcees. Sometimes, those reasons will include “because I said so," or the other go-to "because it’s my list,” When talking personal favorites, your list is your list.
  • Cover of Chart’s Don’t Lie: February 1
    This week both Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco finally make their splash on the Billboard 200. One splash was bigger than another, though. The sales projections for both artists were pretty accurate, with Joey doing 57,694 units when you take into account the single and album streams, and Lupe doing 42,458.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 24 - January 30
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Big Sean Reveals Official Artwork & Tracklist For "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Just 24 hours after releasing his monster new single “Blessings” with Drake and Kanye West, Big Sean decides to reveal the official artwork and tracklist to his upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, via iTunes pre-orders.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Cover The Fader
    Earlier today, GQ unveiled a new interview with Chance The Rapper (in which he reveals that Andre 3000, J Cole and Frank Ocean are on his debut album), and now, the precocious Chicagoan pops up in the pages of another prominent magazine: The Fader.
  • Cover of Benzino Tried To Bring A Loaded Gun Through Airport Security
    We don't report on the former Love & Hip-Hop star Benzino much, and when we do, it's usually because he's in trouble with the law. This is the case again, as Benzino attempted to go through airport security with a loaded gun.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Joey Bada$$' "B4.Da.$$" & Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
    Last week, a young star and a down-on-his-luck veteran both released intelligent, career-revitalizing albums, but who sold more?
  • Cover of Big Sean Announces Title For Upcoming Album [Update: "Dark Sky Paradise" Release Date Revealed]
    While his track "I Don't Fuck With You" is still in heavy rotation, G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean announces the title of his next album, Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Cover of Review: Joey Bada$$' "B4.DA.$$"
    Joey Bada$$ is a young Brooklyn emcee who was influenced by those who came before him from his region, the same way most young rappers from any region show clear influence from those who came before them in their region.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Talks Concept Of "Teach Me" & Bobby Shmurda
    Joey Bada$$ celebrated his 20th birthday by not only giving fans a free record with "Born Day" but by dropping off his debut album B4.DA.$$. Not many 20-year olds can say they did that, let alone have accomplished as much as Joey has in such a small amount of time.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 22 (Joey Bada$$ Edition)
    This Tuesday marked the release of Joey Bada$$' long-awaited commercial debut, B4.Da.$$. We'll be reviewing the album soon enough, but first, we're using this edition of Samples Of The Week to give some shine to the production on the project.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Joey Bada$$ & Lupe Fiasco
    Just yesterday we saw the release of two highly anticipated albums, one from a veteran in the game, and one from a relatively new artist. Joey Bada$$ delivered his long-awaited debut album, while Lupe Fiasco delivered his final album on Atlantic, his fifth LP. Who will sell more?
  • Cover of Cannibal Ox Announce Sophomore Album, "Blade Of The Ronin"
    Cannibal Ox released their debut album, The Cold Vein, in 2001, which quickly gained critical praise, and later became one of the most celebrated rap albums of the decade. Whether or not it had anything to do with the overwhelming reception of the album, Ox never followed it up.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Reveals "No One Is SaFe" Tracklist & Cover Art
    Trinidad James announced a follow-up album to Don't Be S.A.F.E. a few weeks back, No One Is SaFe which the unsigned rapper is planning to drop for free today. 
  • Cover of Stream Joey Bada$$' "B4.DA.$$"
    The wait is over. After releasing quality products like 1999 and Summer Knights, the young BK emcee Joey Bada$$' debut album B4.DA.$$ is now available for purchase from your favorite digital music sources.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper, Nas, Mike Tyson Featured On Madonna's "Rebel Heart" Album
    Madonna had the inconvenience of having demo versions of half of her album leak late least year, causing her to rush release 6 tracks well before the release of the album. At the time, Madge had not even secured a final tracklist, but today, she's released the official selection.
  • Cover of A$AP Ant Asks For People To Smile For Yams, Shoots Down Overdose Rumors [Update: Joey Fatts Denies Overdose Rumors Too]
    While earlier in the day we were hit with the tragic news of A$AP Yams passing, A$AP Ant talked with Vlad TV, explaining that people shouldn't feel sad. 
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 15
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Says He Didn't Know It Was Malia Obama In Pro Era T-Shirt
    Recently a selfie of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia Obama, went viral after she was seen rocking a Pro Era t-shirt in it. The boys in Pro Era quickly promoted it, and soon enough all the blogs picked it up.
  • Cover of Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup Revealed; Kendrick Lamar To Headline
    It looks like Hip-Hop will be represented once again at this summer’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Tonight, the official lineup was revealed during a live stream (see below) and it looks pretty deep.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: January 5-13
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of whats new and notable at the top of our charts.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Shares "Sh!t" Freestyle Snippet, Full Track Dropping Today
    Lil Wayne's Carter V may be in Cash Money limbo, but his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape is coming together as promised. Mack Maine shared two clips of a new freestyle from Weezy last night, indicating that the tape was one track away from completion.
  • Cover of Stream Willow Smith's "Interdimensional Tesseract" EP
    3 is the magic number for Willow Smith it seems. Making news for her philosophical meanderings with older brother Jaden recently, Willow has also managed to release some music, most notably her 2014 EP, 3, which just so happens to made up of three songs.
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