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  • Cover of Emerging Chicago Rapper RondoNumbaNine Has Been Arrested For Murder
    As reported by the Chicago Tribune, 17-year-old emcee RondoNumbaNine, whose real name is Clint Massey, has been arrested on murder charges stemming from the fatal February shooting of dispatch driver Javan Boyd.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: March 9
    There are only two new entries within the top 10 of the Billboard 200 this week, and they belong to two rappers: ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi. As we said last week, Q was projected to move 150-160k, but fell slightly under that by moving 138,950 copies opening week.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 1- March 7
    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 Rick Ross Reveals Snoop Dogg As An Inspiration For "Mastermind," Talks Working With Kanye West
    Rick Ross swung by CRWN and conducted a lengthy conversation with the host, Elliot Wilson, their topics ranging from Mastermind to Kanye, and we learned a great deal about the Rozay and his music.
  • Cover of New Orleans Hip-Hop: From Under Water To Underground
    In 2005, the largest residential disaster in U.S. history hit the South and destroyed the city of New Orleans. 80 percent of the city was flooded, with flood waters ranging from one to ten feet in depth. The city was in ruins, leaving over a million people in the Gulf Coast region displaced.
  • Cover of J. Cole Kicks Off Third-Annual Dreamville Weekend
    J. Cole's Dreamville Foundation has been hosting a charity event known as the 'Dreamville Weekend' annually for the past two years, and 2014 will be no exception. Kicking off today (March 6th), the event will be going on in the rapper's hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina until Saturday March 8th.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Talks On C.O. Past, Says He'd Do It Again To Feed His Family
    Along with recent interview for Power 105's the Breakfast Club, as well as an uninspired performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Rick Ross also paid a visit to MTV's RapFix Live as part of his Mastermind publicity.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Rick Ross' "Mastermind" & Pharrell's "G I R L"
    We found out yesterday that ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, while Kid Cudi's Satellite Flight debuted at #4. Today, we receive sale projections for both Rick Ross' Mastermind and Pharrell's G I R L album, which dropped on the same day when Rozay decided to push up his release date.
  • Cover of Soundset 2014 Festival Line-Up To Include Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas & More
    The festival news is pouring in these days, as we approach the spring/summer months. The seventh annual Soundset festival takes place in May, presented by Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents.
  • Cover of Review: Rick Ross' "Mastermind" Album
    In the last two years between his last album and now, Rick Ross has been through a lot, including surviving a targeted hit on his life. Critics bashed God Forgives, I Don’t and many wondered if Ross had peaked too soon and lost his touch.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Discusses Enlisting Mr. Brainwash For "Mastermind" Artwork, Beef With Jeezy
    With the successful release of Rick Ross' sixth studio album, Mastermind, (although, there was a shooting at his DeKalb County album release party, so that wasn't very successful) the rapper has kicked off some interview promotion. We recently saw him talk to Angie Martinez on Hot 97, and now he's spoken to TIME.
  • Cover of Top Music Videos Of February
    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.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Releases "Mastermind" A Day Early
    Rick Ross' new album Mastermind was originally supposed to arrive on March 4th, tomorrow, however Rozay has decided to push it up a day and released it today, on March 3rd.
  • Cover of Roc Nation & Kanye West's DONDA Announce Partnership
    This probably won't come as a surprise, given Jay Z and Kanye West's close ties, however Roc Nation and DONDA have made it official, announcing a new partnership this morning.
  • Cover of A DJ Was Wounded During A Shootout At Rick Ross' Album Release Party In DeKalb County Last Night
    Diddy may want to consider laying low for a minute. Not 24 hours after a shooting at a CIAA after party at Charlotte, NC's Sheraton hotel, which he hosted alongside Future and Fabolous, another occurred during a release party for Rick Ross' Mastermind album at a DeKalb County, Georgia nightclub, which he also
  • Cover of  Charts Don’t Lie: March 2
    It's almost time for the ScHoolboy Q and Kid Cudi chart invasion, but not just yet. We received the first week sales projection for both rappers respective releases, Oxymoron and Satellite Flight, and both are on track to sell a solid amount of albums.
  • Cover of Rappers & Athletes
    "Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake
  • Cover of In Retrospect: "The Grey Album" 10 Years Later
    This year marks landmark anniversaries for a number of essential albums. OutKast’s Southernplayalistic, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, and Nas’ Illmatic are just a few of the classic albums to turn 20. Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP and The Roots’ Things Fall Apart turn 15.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: February 22-February 28
    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 Kendrick Lamar Explains Top Dawg's Success
    We now know Kendrick Lamar is planning to release a new album in September, but Kendrick took a pause to consider his success so far.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Cover Billboard [Update: Kendrick Planning To Drop New LP In September]
    There's no denying that Top Dawg has come up. With ScHoolboy Q's highly anticipated Oxymoron album about to take over the Billboard 200 and debut at #1, and with Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city still doing numbers on the charts, both rappers have been tapped by Billboard to cover their upcoming issue.
  • Cover of Styles P Announces New Album "Phantom And The Ghost" & Release Date
    Styles P released his sixth studio album last year, Float, and he's on track now to release his seventh. He's released an album per year since 2011, and in addition to that, the rapper is also working on a new LOX album.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals "Or Nah" Remix To Feature Drake & The Weeknd
    Ty Dolla $ign's buzz continues to grow more and more with each of his releases, including the recent remix of his "Or Nah" single with The Weeknd. As it turns out, another Toronto native will be hopping on the track for the official remix, you can probably guess his name. 
  • Cover of 10 Chicago Players From The Underground
    In December we cooked up 10 Detroit Players From The Underground. The feature was meant to give you a close look at rappers hailing from the D, who may not be on your radar/the mainstream radar.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Releases Statement Clarifying Trayvon Martin Line
    Rick Ross' new album, Mastermind began streaming for free last night, and a lyric controversy has already arisen as a result. The line in question comes in the 11th track, "Black & White" where Ross says "Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target".
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