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Samples Of The Week: June 26
Samples Of The Week: June 26 Jun 26, 2014 at 10:06am
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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Review: RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON"
Review: RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON" Jun 24, 2014 at 01:30pm
Today marks the culmination of the strangest rap career genesis this country’s ever seen, one that has included an MTV reality show, a hip-hop trio name Three Loco, OG Ron C, a Harmony Korine film, a slew of investigative articles and perhaps most importantly, about as much hate as the internet can muster.
Mac Miller Hits The Studio With Nas & Boldy James
Mac Miller Hits The Studio With Nas & Boldy James Jun 13, 2014 at 11:50am
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.
Ab-Soul Says He Recorded Majority Of "These Days..." At Mac Miller's House
Ab-Soul Says He Recorded Majority Of "These Days..." At Mac Miller's House Jun 11, 2014 at 04:30pm
Ab-Soul delivered a banger yesterday which featured ScHoolboy Q, "Hunnid Stax." Although Mac Miller wasn't credited on the track, mid-record you can hear Mac drop a few slow-paced bars before the track picks up pace again. Now in a new interview with XXL, Soulo reveals that Mac Miller's L.A.
Ab-Soul Talks "These Days..." And Competition Within TDE
Ab-Soul Talks "These Days..." And Competition Within TDE May 30, 2014 at 01:05pm
Ab-Soul began 2014 a little roughly with the frustrating delay of his forthcoming album These Days..., but after threatening to leak the project earlier this month, it seems like he's patched things up with his label.
10 Rappers Who Switched Their Style Up
10 Rappers Who Switched Their Style Up May 27, 2014 at 02:48pm
Superman isn't Superman if he inexplicably switches from superpowered do-gooder, to some sort of motorcycle-riding anti-hero, to maniacal villain, and back and forth between the extremes. Such mythology is a big part of the hip-hop culture, as well as proper marketing. Any marketing novice and comic book savant knows that consistency is key to building one's image/brand. A rapper who constantly switches up can lose a fan base or market, or even worse: he or she gets labeled as a fake for wearing different styles (there's nothing worse than not being real).
Mac Miller: "The Sober You Is The Best You"
Mac Miller: "The Sober You Is The Best You" May 16, 2014 at 06:55pm
After releasing his widely-acclaimed mixtape Faces last weekend, Mac Miller phoned in to Billboard's "The Juice" podcast to discuss the new project, his drug use and his collaborations. Check out the full 33 minute podcast at the bottom of the page.
Samples Of The Week: May 15
Samples Of The Week: May 15 May 15, 2014 at 09:36am
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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Review: Mac Miller's "Faces"
Review: Mac Miller's "Faces" May 13, 2014 at 04:33pm
Have you ever seen the viral video of Susan Boyle performing for the first time on Britain’s Got Talent? A superficially unattractive older woman walks out onto the stage to perform a song before hundreds of people and four judges. Before she even gets an opportunity to sing, the crowd is halfway out their seats with laughter. Then she opened her mouth and silenced all haters. Mac Miller is rap music’s Susan Boyle.
Samples Of The Week: May 7
Samples Of The Week: May 7 May 8, 2014 at 12:46pm
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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Top Tracks Of The Week: April 21-27
Top Tracks Of The Week: April 21-27 Apr 30, 2014 at 01:04am
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
Mac Miller Reveals Title Of His Upcoming Mixtape
Mac Miller Reveals Title Of His Upcoming Mixtape Apr 28, 2014 at 12:24pm
Mac Miller announced recently during a live show that he would be dropping a new mixtape on Mother's Day aka May 11th. The rapper even debuted new music off the mixtape for the crowd, although didn't reveal a project title at the time. Now that we are nearing the month of May, Mac has decided to let fans know what his mixtape is titled. Taking to Twitter, the Pittsburgh MC shared that the title is Faces. He later added that "Faces just got a lot crazier", although didn't elaborate as to how/what.
Mac Miller Announces New Mixtape, Debuts New Songs
Mac Miller Announces New Mixtape, Debuts New Songs Apr 12, 2014 at 12:31pm
Mac Miller has been extremely prolific over the last year or so, and seems that his output is only accelerating. Last night, during a show at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Miller announced that he'll be releasing a new mixtape this mother's day, which is May 11th in case you were wondering (now you definitely won't forget, amirite?). On top of the announcement, the rapper performed three new cuts from the project, while one was still untitled, the following two were "Therapy" and "Insomniac".
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21) Mar 21, 2014 at 12:45pm
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
Top Music Videos Of February
Top Music Videos Of February Mar 4, 2014 at 10:00am
We're kicking off a brand new monthly recap feature on HotNewHipHop, where we look for the top music videos of the past month. Each month we'll round up the visuals that caught our eyes, from big and small rappers alike; this also gives you an opportunity to catch up on videos you may have missed. The videos listed aren't necessarily the most popular or talked-about, but rather the most creative, and best-crafted. In their own way, each visual adds another element to the song, broadening its message.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 22-28)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 22-28) Feb 28, 2014 at 08:26pm
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
Samples Of The Week: February 13
Samples Of The Week: February 13 Feb 13, 2014 at 11:31am
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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh honey."  This week, see who Elijah Blake, Mac Miller and Rick Ross chose to sample in their recent releases, all of which you can find on HNHH. 
Mac Miller Explains His New Philosophy Of D.A.D.D. (Do As Drake Does)
Mac Miller Explains His New Philosophy Of D.A.D.D. (Do As Drake Does) Jan 15, 2014 at 01:36pm
Mac Miller had a huge 2013, but he's still looking up to some of the bigger artists in the game right now. In a new interview, Mac applauded Drake's approach to his album rollout, a method that has become more and more elaborate for most artists, but one that Drake has kept solely about the music. "Look, this is the name of the game for 2014," said Mac. "D.A.D.D. Do As Drake Does. Drake got the game on lock, if you want to watch how anyone releases music and puts out an album, watch Drake."