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  • Cover of Rap By Numbers: A Break Down Of Hip-Hop Sales & More
    Since it's evolution from the late 1980s, hip-hop music has gone from strength to strength. Nothing tells the story of this success better than seeing the facts by numbers.
  • 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 Rick Ross Announces "Hood Billionaire" Release Date, New Single With R. Kelly
    Rick Ross has wasted no time in getting back into the studio following the release of Mastermind, he's already got an entire album complete and he's starting to promote it hard.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: J $tash
    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 First Week Sales Projections For Chris Brown's "X"
    Earlier today we received a full album stream for Chris Brown's new album X, which just dropped today. Now we've received the first week sales projections for X as well.
  • Cover of Rick Ross To Drop First Single Off New Album "Hood Billionaire" Today
    While his MMG label mate Meek Mill is currently locked up and thus, has suffered an album pushback, Rick Ross is readying his own album roll out. The MMG bawse took to Twitter to tease fans that the first single off his upcoming new album would arrive today.
  • Cover of Tyga Unveils Artwork For Kanye West-Produced Single "40 Mill"
    Back in January we saw a photo surface online of Tyga and Kanye West working together in the studio on what appeared to be new music. Well with Tyga’s new album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, right around the corner, it appears Tyga is about ready to let the world hear what the two cooked up.
  • Cover of Jared Evan & Statik Selektah Announce New Album "Still Blue"
    After having great success on their 2013 project Boom Bap & Blues, NYC artist Jared Evan and super-producer Statik Selektah have decided to join forces once again and release another new project together titled Still Blue.
  • Cover of First Week Album Sales For Jeezy's "Seen It All"
    You've heard the singles, copped the album and read our review. Now all that's left for Jeezy's Seen It All: The Autobiography (besides award nominations) is the first week sales number, and it doesn't disappoint.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Confirms Meek Mill Album Delay
    Although we all could've guessed that Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money wasn't going to drop anytime near its scheduled September 2nd release date after he went to prison, Rick Ross has come forward to confirm that, albeit nearly one week after the previously-scheduled date.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Covers Billboard Magazine [Update: Chris Brown Speaks On Prison, Assault Case]
    With Chris Brown set to release his new album X on September 16th, the oft-troubled R&B star has popped up on the cover of Billboard Magazine's latest issue. Check out the cover above, and read an excerpt from his interview below.
  • Cover of Four New Meek Mill Tracks Surface Online
    Dreams Worth More Than Money's September 9th release date may be a thing of the past, but that isn't stopping new Meek from finding its way to the internet.
  • Cover of Stream Curtis Williams' "Danco James" Mixtape
    Curtis Williams released his highly underrated mixtape, Half Forgotten Daydreams just over a year ago.
  • Cover of Katt Williams Claims Suge Knight Was Not The Target In Shooting
    Suge Knight found himself in the headlines earlier this week when the former Death Row Records CEO was shot six times at a pre-VMA party. The shooters at present time remain unknown, but one man believes he knows who did it and that man is Katt Williams. The suspect in question: nobody.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
    Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
  • Cover of Meek Mill Likely To Remain In Jail Until September [Update: Meek Mill Denied Parole, Will Remain In Jail Until October]
    Earlier this month, it was reported that Meek Mill had been sentenced to 3 to 6 months in county jail, following a probation violation. Rick Ross, the head of Meek Mill's label, Maybach Music Group, cleared things up shortly thereafter, suggesting that the jail time would likely consist of only a few weeks.
  • Cover of Major Money: Rappers Who Signed Million-Dollar Deals
    What most music fans don’t know is that a major record label deal is not guaranteed change in your pocket. A recording contract is essentially a legal agreement which allows the record label to exploit an artist’s work through recorded material.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Announces "Pay Attention" Tour
    Big K.R.I.T. is gearing up for Cadillactica, and announced a string of new tour dates today for his "Pay Attention" tour. This takes the same name as Krizzle's recent single "Pay Attention" with Rico Love.
  • Cover of Nas Announces "Illmatic" Tour Dates & Documentary Screening
    The people aren't done celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Nas' Illmatic just yet. The rapper is prepared to take Illmatic XX on the road for a tour, alongside a screening of his Illmatic documentary.
  • Cover of Soulja Boy & Gillie Da Kid Threaten To Slap One Another On Twitter [Update: Soulja Boy Sends More Shots]
    The other day, Gillie Da Kid posted an image to his Instagram, calling out rappers who wear fake diamonds. While the post seemed to be a fairly general casting of shade, the final hashtag in the rapper's caption pointed to one person in particular, where Gillie wrote, "N I Got 1 N I'm Lookin 4 U Niggaz!!!!
  • Cover of Gillie Da Kid Demands Apology From Soulja Boy
    The ongoing beef between Gillie Da Kid and Soulja Boy reached a boiling point yesterday afternoon when the former took to YouTube, demanding an apology from the "Crank Dat" rapper.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: Bukkweat Bill
    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 Mac Miller Says He's Working On Nine Different "Things" Right Now
    Mac Miller has kept a relatively low-key profile this year, since giving fans a free mixtape Faces in May, we haven't heard much else from the Pittsburgh native. Nonetheless, he's got a lot on his plate at the moment, which he discusses in a new interview with Complex.
  • Cover of Common's First Week Sales For "Nobody's Smiling"
    Here goes the first week sales for Common's tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling, which also marked his departure from G.O.O.D. Music as he joined No I.D.'s Def Jam imprint. The album was also entirely produced by No I.D.
  • Cover of Drake Surpasses Usher For Most No. 1s On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart
    Drake broke a Billboard record this week, surpassing Usher for the most no. 1 records on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts since its inception 22 years ago.
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