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  • Cover of Childish Gambino Calls Out Drake, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q In Sydney Freestyle
    Childish Gambino has never been one for fighting words, but apparently something was in the air this weekend in Australia. The California-born rapper performed at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Sunday night (July 27th) and left attendees with a show worth remembering.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Reveals Sexy Single Art For "Anaconda" [Update: Single Pushed Back]
    Nicki Minaj dropped off some new single artwork for a song called "Anaconda" that is sure to make waves on the internet for the art alone. The YMCMB first lady bares her backside on the art, wearing nothing but a pink thong, a pink bra and blue kicks.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: July 27
    This week we find the master of all parodies, Weird Al Yankovic, take over Billboard's #1 spot with his new album Mandatory Fun. There's not much new on here in the way of r'n'b and rap, as we await the debut numbers for Common's new release, Nobody's Smiling.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Pose Gets Photoshopped Into Famous Paintings
    Nicki Minaj has a tendency to get the internet going crazy, but when she revealed the artwork to her upcoming single, "Anaconda", she took it to the next level.
  • Cover of Stream PartyNextDoor's "PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO"
    Drake's takeover of the rap game has been far from subtle, but his OVO label artists infiltration was a little more low-key.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: July  19- July 25
    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 Wiz Khalifa Says Tyga Dropping Out Of The "Under The Influence" Tour Was "A Wack Move"
    Wiz Khalifa just kicked off the 3rd annual Under The Influence Tour, which features the stacked lineup of Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Mack Wilds, Sage The Gemini, Iamsu! and DJ Drama. The bill also boasted Tyga's name initially, but the rapper has since dropped out of the tour.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Responds To "Anaconda" Coverage, Rates Asses "Acceptable" & "Unacceptable"
    Nicki Minaj had the entire internet extra thirsty yesterday when she dropped off the bootyfull single art for her upcoming record "Anaconda", due out on July 28th. The artwork was picked up by hip-hop sites, of course, but it was also picked up by a ton of non-hip-hop publications, like Huffington Post.
  • Cover of Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    Few rappers are as well-equipped to talk about classic albums than Nasir Jones. With almost twenty years of experience in the game and at least four generally-regarded "classic" albums, the Queensbridge emcee is just about the best mentor an up-and-comer could ask for.
  • 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 Bishop Nehru Announces Release Date For MF DOOM Collaborative Album
    Bishop Nehru is a relatively new rapper, but he's already been able to make an impact on the NY rap scene, since dropping his debut project Nehruvia in May of 2013. The tape was a good indication of the young MC, with his beat selection decidedly old school; production ranges from MF Doom to Madlib to J Dilla.
  • Cover of Big Sean's Ex-Fiancee Naya Rivera Marries New Man Three Months After Break Up
    Not strictly hip-hop news, but it's making the rounds today across Twitter and the blogs: Naya Rivera married her new boyfriend just three months after breaking things off with Big Sean.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Announces "The Underground Edition" Mixtape Set
    While fans await more details on Big K.R.I.T.'s upcoming album Cadillactica, the rapper has decided to round up all his previous mixtape efforts into one limited edition set, The Underground Edition.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Covers Complex, Speaks On New Album
    While GQ nabbed Kanye West for their new issue, Complex has taken on West's "Yeezus" tour partner, Kendrick Lamar, as their lead for the August/September issue.
  • Cover of Wiz  Khalifa & Snoop Dogg Announce "Mac & Devin Go To High School" Sequel
    Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg solidified their status as stoner buddies by filming the stoner buddy comedy, "Mac & Devin Go To High School" in 2012. The movie came complete with a full original soundtrack from the multi-generational pot enthusiasts.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: July 20
    This week we see Trey Songz maintain a spot within the Billboard 200's top 10, although he fell from the grace of #1. We're also seeing just how quickly Robin Thicke's Paula is going to fall off, as it already finds itself nearing the edge of the top 50.
  • Cover of Wu-Tang Affiliate Shyheim Arrested For Killing Man In Hit-And-Run [Update: Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter]
    A Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Shyheim is in some hot water, after allegedly leaving the scene of a car crash on New Years day around 5 AM, which resulted in the death of another person.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: July 12- July 18
    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 New Actress Cast As Aaliyah In Upcoming Biopic
    A few weeks back the internet got up in arms when it was revealed that Disney star Zendaya Coleman would be playing Aaliyah in the forthcoming Lifetime movie about her life.
  • Cover of Cities With Underrated Rap Scenes
    There is no one answer for why some cities get so much love in the hip-hop industry while others producing loads of talent go unnoticed. Maybe it's because major labels are based in, and focus on the so-called hip-hop meccas of the United States: NYC, Houston, LA, Chicago, New Orleans, and so on.
  • Cover of Pharrell To Curate NBA 2K15 Soundtrack
    Pharrell season doesn't seem to be stopping ending soon.
  • Cover of Lecrae Announces "Anomaly" Tour Dates
    Both Lecrae and Andy Mineo were two rappers featured on our recent list of 5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating the Mainstream, and as they continue to do just that, they're linking up for a tour centered around Lecrae's new album Anomaly.
  • Cover of 10 Independent Rap Labels On The Rise
    We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one.
  • Cover of Stream Marsha Ambrosius' "Friends & Lovers"
    British R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius is all set to release her sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, tomorrow (July 15th), and one day ahead of time, she's released a full stream. The 14 track project is now available for listening, courtesy of SoundCloud.
  • Cover of Review: B.o.B.'s "No Genre 2"
    B.o.B. is one of those artist that currently stands in a grey area: he's attained mainstream success thanks to catchy tunes, but he's also a seasoned rapper, and finds himself balancing between full-out pop music and more hardened hip-hop. So who are his main fans, the picky hip-hop heads or the avid radio listeners?
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