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  • 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 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$$ delivered his long-awaited debut album, while Lupe Fiasco delivered his final album on Atlantic, his fifth LP. Who will sell more?
  • Cover of Stream Joey Bada$$' "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.$$ is now available for purchase from your favorite digital music sources.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ 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 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 9)
    The first full week of 2015 comes with quite a bit of news. First, is the sad news of legendary SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Then, there was the Charlie Hebdo situation in France.
  • Cover of Dilla Weekend To Feature Joey Bada$$, Madlib, Pete Rock, And Others
    While February 7th is celebrated as "Dilla Day" in Detroit, this year, the celebration will be going down in Miami as "Dilla Day" turns into a weekend event, February 5th through the 8th.
  • Cover of Image Of Malia Obama Rocking Pro Era T Hits The Internet [Update: White House Investigating Release Of Selfie]
    With B4da$$ a little over two weeks away, Joey Bada$$ received the type of promotion most artists would dream of.  Recently an image hit the internet that showed Malia Obama, the eldest of daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, rocking a Pro Era t-shirt. 
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 8
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Security Guard's Nose In Australia [Update: Statement From Joey's Rep Released]
    Joey Bada$$ hasn't started the new year off on the best foot. The Brooklyn rapper was arrested at a show in Australia this weekend after he allegedly struck a security guard in the face, breaking his nose.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Unveils "B4.DA.$$" Tracklist & Cover Art
    Yesterday came the tragic news that Joey Bada$$' cousin and tour manager, Junior B, had passed away.
  • Cover of Pro Era's Junior B Has Died
    Tragedy strikes the Pro Era camp today, with news that Junior B, a member of Joey Bada$$' crew has passed away.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Donates $10,000 To His Old High School's Music Program
    Joey Bada$$ got famous young; young enough that he didn't get to finish his senior year of high school. While he had to move on early, the Brooklyn rapper certainly had nothing but great memories from Edward R. Murrow High School, as he decided to give back to the institution this week.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$ Announces Debut Album "B4.DA.$$" Release Date
    Joey Bada$$'s debut album B4.DA.$$ has been a long time coming. We've known about the album title for ages, but it took a good minute before Joey was ready to start debuting singles off the LP. He then announced a "B4.DA.$$" tour, which recently wrapped up in his native New York.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 13)
    Did the Internet break? No, but we certainly got a lot of things to tweet about just because of the power of one ass. Kim Kardashian's booty was displayed in its full, majesty force — along with other lady parts — on the latest Paper Magazine cover.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: A$ton Matthews
    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 10 Essential Joey Bada$$ Tracks
    As a 17-year-old just beginning to make waves in the rap game, Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott didn't have the same life as most kids his age. He wasn't thinking about graduating high school to attend a university or enter the work force.
  • Cover of Review: Joe Budden's "Some Love Lost"
    Ladies and gentlemen, Joe Budden is back in Mood Muzik form. Early last year Joe released No Love Lost, which packaged club and radio songs along with some more personal tracks. That album left many of his longtime fans wanting more of the intimate feel they get from his darker projects.
  • Cover of Contest: Win Tickets For Joey Bada$$'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 Joe Budden's "Some Love Lost" EP
    Joe Budden's debut EP, Some Love Lost, is now in stores, which nowadays really only means on thing: it's also available on Spotify. The new project finds Joe in his "ordinary Joe" mode, digging deep into his personal issues to draw some captivating music. No club bangers or money talk on this one.
  • Cover of Joe Budden Announces "Some Love Lost" Tour With Emilio Rojas & Emanny
    Joe Budden recently hit us with the tracklist and artwork for his forthcoming solo album, Some Love Lost, to continue the series from 2013's No Love Lost.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: October 16
    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 Joe Budden Reveals Artwork For "Some Love Lost" [Update: Release Date & Tracklist Revealed]
    In the past week, Joe Budden's been hit with some legal problems, first being accused of beating up his girlfriend, and then having the NYPD deem him a "wanted man" for robbery.
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