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  • 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 Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, DMX And More To Play Def Jam 30th Anniversary Concert
    Earlier this summer, The Source announced a huge hip-hop concert, set to hit Brooklyn's Barclay's Center on September 20th, and now Def Jam has one occurring less than a month later at the same venue.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: August 14
    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 Trinidad James Says He's Been Dropped From Def Jam
    Well that ride didn’t last too long. After signing with Def Jam back in 2012 following the success of “All Gold Everything”, Trinidad James is no longer member of the family.
  • Cover of Nas Announces Release Date For Mass Appeal Compilation Album
    Back in May, we announced that Nas' new Mass Appeal record label imprint would be releasing a compilation featuring the label's first signees.
  • Cover of Common Is No Longer On G.O.O.D. Music
    Common's new album Nobody's Smiling was a joint effort with producer No I.D., but it seems their relationship has gone even further than that, and in the process, G.O.O.D. Music was sidetracked. Common revealed to MTV News that he's no longer officially on the G.O.O.D.
  • Cover of Lord Jamar Discusses Jay Z, Five Percent Nation & White Man Being The Devil
    During a newly-published interview with Vlad TV, Brand Nubian rapper--and 30-year member of the Five-Percent Nation--Lord Jamar shared his thoughts on Jay Z's affiliation with the Nation.
  • Cover of Boldy James Talks Signing With Nas, Authenticity, & Detroit
    It’s been a great year so far for Detroit’s Boldy James, not to be confused with saxophonist and jazz musician Boney James. The Midwest rapper, born James Clay Jones III was one of the first three artists signed to Nas’ new imprint, Mass Appeal Records.
  • Cover of Rappers React To LeBron James' Decision To Return To Cleveland
    Yesterday, LeBron James made the huge decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after winning a few championships with the Miami Heat. Twitter's spent most of the past 24 hours reacting to the news, and many hip-hop artists were among those chipping in their two cents.
  • Cover of Common Disagrees With Lord Jamar's Comments About White Rappers
    While speaking with Vlad TV about the upcoming season of AMC's "Hell On Wheels," Common took a moment to address issues of race in hip-hop culture, going as far to directly address Jamar's comments that white rappers are "guests" in the genre.
  • Cover of Beyond 8 Mile: A Glimpse Into Detroit's Current Hip Hop Scene
    A straight shot up I94, and almost 300 miles from Detroit, Chicago’s drill scene is currently making waves for the Midwest.The city that is currently more known for its violence than its wind, beautiful architecture and tasty signature deep dish pizza has captured the attention of America’s hip hop communit
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: June 21- June 27
    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 Summertime Staples
    The hot weather is creeping in for many of us, and this of course means we need some dope tunes to accompany the sunshine.
  • Cover of Who's That Girl: Suzette James (Interview & Gallery)
    Video model Suzette James started a career rooted in hip hop when she appeared in her first feature “All Of My Life” by Kool G Rap at the tender age of 12 years old.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Hits The Studio With Nas & Boldy James
    Mac Miller's West Coast crib is quickly becoming a hot spot for rappers to record. We heard from Ab-Soul how he recorded most of his new album These Days... within Mac's chill confines, and thanks to Instagram, from time to time we get to see which rappers are stopping by his home recording studio.
  • Cover of The "Weirdo Rap" Divide
    50 Cent and G-Unit made headlines following this year's Summer Jam for a very visible fight that took place in front of 50,000 viewers (70,000 if you count those online) on the event's mainstage.
  • Cover of Slowbucks Holds Press Conference On Summer Jam Incident [Update: 50 Cent Affiliate Reportedly Arrested]
    In response to an on-stage skirmish that quickly went viral, Slow of Queens duo Slowbucks just hosted a press conference to reveal the legal action he's taking against 50 Cent and others for allegedly stealing his chain and roughing him up in front of thousands of people.
  • Cover of Nipsey Hussle Compares "Victory Lap" To "Bullets Ain't Got No Names Vol. 2" & "The Marathon"
    Nipsey Hussle made his way from the West Coast to New Jersey last weekend in order to grace the Summer Jam Festival Village stage. Although the rapper is by no means a newcomer at this point, we've still yet to receive a debut album from Nip.
  • Cover of August Alsina Talks Going Up Against Seasoned Artists For Upcoming BET Awards
    August Alsina is an r'n'b artist on his grind, and his grind is definitely starting to pay off.
  • Cover of Common Signs To Def Jam, Announces "Nobody's Smiling" Release Date
    Common has been working on a new album, Nobody's Smiling, entirely with producer No I.D. At the end of last week he dropped a new leak with Vince Staples, "Kingdom." Now he's followed it up with a release date, plus news of a new deal for the Chicago native.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Reveals New Single With Rita Ora, Gives Booty Advice At Summer Jam
    Iggy Azalea currently has the top two songs in America-- her collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Problem", and of course her breakout single "Fancy". It was strange then, to see her as the very first performer on the festival stage this weekend, but it's just a testament to how fast her success came about.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Talks About His Collaboration With Riff Raff On "Neon Icon"
    Childish Gambino blessed Hot 97's Summer Jam Festival stage this past weekend, and following his set he spoke to our host Ashlee Ray about his performance inside the Beats By Dre press tent, his collaboration with Riff Raff which lives on Neon Icon, being independent and more.
  • Cover of Summer Jam 2014 Recap
    Yesterday the HNHH staff had the pleasure of attending Hot 97's 21st annual Summer Jam, which true to its reputation, ended up being an evening packed with great performances, surprises and even some drama.
  • Cover of Summer Jam 2014 Photo Gallery: Festival & Main Stage
    Hot 97's Summer Jam 2014 took over New Jersery's Met Life stadium last night, with plenty of rappers and artists gathering there for the event, some tapped specifically by Hot 97, some surprise performers, and some, like Rihanna and Fat Joe, were just there to take it all in.
  • Cover of Ja Rule Responds To 50 Cent Performing Diss Track At Summer Jam
    50 Cent has been raising eyebrows more than ever over the last few months. In recent interviews, the NY rapper took every opportunity he could to take shots at his former G-Unit crew, only to reunite with them onstage at Summer Jam last night.
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