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  • Cover of The Underachievers Talk "Cellar Door" & Enlightening Their Generation
    The Underachievers (Issa Gold and AK) are about halfway through their "Eyes Of The World" tour, which has them matched up with some equally forward-thinking emcees like Denzel Curry, Dillon Cooper, and Azizi Gibson.
  • Cover of Review: Dizzy Wright's "State Of Mind" EP
    Few rappers out can say they have been rapping since the age of eight and actually mean it. Dizzy Wright has been performing long before he even hit puberty.
  • Cover of Katie Got Bandz Talks On "Drillary Clinton 2", Chicago's Violence & More
    Katie Got Bandz is one of the few female MCs in the Chicago drill movement that is currently making waves in the entire rap scene.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Common Launch Initiative To Create 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth
    Youth gang violence in Chicago has seen a huge increase in recent years, and Chi-town natives Kanye West and Common are doing their part to put a stop to it.
  • Cover of TDE's CEO Responds To Suge Knight's Recent Comments About Their Label
    Suge Knight was a guest on Arsenio Hall the other month, and while there, he made some remarks concerning both Kendrick Lamar and Game's label deals, comparing them to slavery. Game has since responded to Suge's comments, although it's doubtful we will hear a response from K.
  • Cover of Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
  • Cover of The Hip-Hop Kingdom: Can A Queen Take The Throne?
    As 2013 came to an end, countless voices in music and specifically in the realm of Hip Hop projected that 2014 would be the year of the female MC breakthrough.
  • Cover of Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA
    The celebrations for Nas' 20-year anniversary of Illmatic continue each day, as we near April 19th. We saw Nas pay a visit to HuffPost Live for an in-depth interview on the classic LP, and we've also received a stream for highlights off it.
  • Cover of Stream Dizzy Wright's "State Of Mind" EP
     While yesterday brought us new album streams from Kelis and Pharoahe Monche, we now have yet another stream for you guys from Las Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright and his State Of Mind EP.
  • Cover of Take A Look At T.I.'s New Crib
    T.I. may not be working a 9 to 5, but he still has to deal with a 40-minute commute to and from the studio. Luckily, He's T.I., so he can eliminate that commute by leasing a 4 bedroom home 2 minutes away from the lab.
  • Cover of Stay Sober: Rappers Who Don't Smoke Or Drink
    Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find.
  • Cover of The Roots Reveal Cover Art For "And Then You Shoot Your Cousin"
    The Roots will soon have another concept album under the belt, with And Then You Shoot Your Cousin scheduled for a May 20th release.
  • Cover of "Infrared 23" Air Jordan 11 Low Unveiled
    The Air Jordan 11 Low "Infrared 23" as we're calling it, is scheduled to drop on June 14th.
  • Cover of Drake Announces OVO's Houston Appreciation Weekend [Update: Dates Announced]
    Just the other week Drake stirred things up with the announcement of his headliners for OVO Fest, unsurprisingly, it was both OutKast and Drizzy. The OVO Fest went on to sell out tickets within two minutes of the tickets going live.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: April 13
    This week we have a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, with Mobb Deep's new album The Infamous Mobb Deep, celebrating their 20-year anniversary since The Infamous. Their sales are not huge mainstream numbers, but obviously loyal hip-hop heads came through for Havoc and Prodigy as they clock in at #49.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: April 5 - April 11
    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 DJ Mustard Talks On His Single With Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Collaboration In The Works
    DJ Mustard is undeniably on top of his producer game right now, having multiple hits on the Top 100 for various artists. His sound is definitely in demand, and for an in-depth interview with Hardknock TV the producer breaks down how he created one of his chart-topping hits, Kid Ink's "Show Me" with Chris Brown.
  • Cover of Kanye West Headlines Outside Lands Festival
    The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco is a bit of a tradition, as it is known to SF natives. We now know that Kanye West (in addition to The Killers, remember them?) will headline the festival. It's good to know a little bit of Yeezus will be imbued in the city, if for a short while. 
  • Cover of This Is Hot 97: Interview With The Morning Show Hosts
    In case y'all were wondering about VH1's new reality series "This Is Hot97", our very own Ashlee Ray recently caught up with the principal cast in New York City for an in-depth interview.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: April 6
    This week we don't have many new entries to speak of, save for Sage The Gemini's Remember Me. Depending on the numbers Smoke DZA's new album Dream.ZONE.Achieve did, we may or may not see it pop up on Charts Don't Lie next week, though.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 29- April 4
    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 Drake & The Weeknd Throw Homecoming Show In Toronto
    Drake and The Weeknd just spent the last 6 weeks touring Europe, and have now arrived back in their beloved hometown of Toronto (or should we say, "the 6"). To celebrate the occasion, the OVOXO duo threw a homecoming party at Drizzy's favorite spot, Muzik Nightclub.
  • Cover of J. Lo Tops Puff Daddy In Bidding War For Fuse TV
    Coincidence or competition? One-time couple Jennifer Lopez and Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs have both recently been involved in struggles to obtain the rights to cable music channel Fuse TV. Now it appears as if J. Lo's NuvoTV has beaten out Combs' Revolt TV in a bidding war to acquire the network.
  • Cover of SZA Shares Tracklist For "Z"
    SZA hit us with the artwork and release date fore her upcoming album, Z earlier in the year, and she's now shared the official tracklist for the offering. 
  • Cover of 5 Hip-Hop Power Struggles
    Ego, popularity, jealousy and worldwide success are some of the key factors that have led many hip-hop moguls to end business relationships, and ultimately friendships, in order to maintain power over their own careers and/or the promising careers of their counterparts. 
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