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  • Cover of Stream Mary J. Blige's "The London Sessions"
    Since dropping What's The 411? in 1992, Mary J. Blige has gone on to release eleven more albums, cementing herself as one of R&B's biggest stars. On December 2nd, she'll bring that album tally to thirteen with The London Sessions, a project recorded entirely in the UK.
  • Cover of Review: Rick Ross' "Hood Billionaire"
    Releasing two full length albums in one year is a rare feat most rappers will never accomplish, but in a sense, it's really nothing new for Rick Ross, who yesterday released Hood Billionaire, his second solo album of the year.
  • Cover of Ariana Grande & Jessie J Re-Recording Brandy & Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" [Update: Jessie J Says It's Not Happening]
    Brandy & Monica ruled the '90s, and their song "The Boy Is Mine" was a big part of that. Earlier this year when word came out that Iggy Azalea and Keyshia Cole were remaking "Mo Money Mo Problems," the backlash was high.
  • Cover of Philadelphia Rap Icon Cool C To Be Executed In January
    Cool C has spent the last 18 years in prison following a 1996 murder conviction. The Philadelphia rap legend was given the death penalty when he was found guilty for the murder of police officer Lauretha Vaird in a robbery attempt assisted by Steady B, a fellow member of his rap group, C.E.B.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: November 23
    Big K.R.I.T. lands himself a strong debut for his sophomore effort Cadillactica, sliding into the Billboard 200's top 5 at #5. This happens to be the same debut as his first LP, Live From The Underground, although Krizzle upped his numbers this time, ever so slightly, moving 44,000 units.
  • Cover of Andre 3000's Outkast Jumpsuits To Be Featured At Miami Art Exhibit
    Andre 3000’s infamous jumpsuits from Outkast’s recent 20th anniversary tour will be displayed during the Art Basil Show in Miami next month.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Speaks On Signing With Major Label, Confirms He's Working On New Album
    Mac Miller surprised us when it was announced the once independent MC had taken his talents and his imprint to a major label. In fact, he signed a deal reportedly worth $10 million with Warner Bros. He made a brief statement at the time the deal was announced, giving us the following reason: "They have Prince." 
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Responds To Eminem's Mention On "Shady XV" Record
    Eminem's compilation album Shady XV isn't supposed to be dropping until November 24th, but you know how things go on the internet, everything tends to arrive a tad early.
  • Cover of The Cash Money Timeline
    The story of two brothers who came from nothing, from a city far off the hip-hop radar, and built an empire. But they didn’t do it alone.
  • Cover of 10 Underrated Songs From Classic Albums
    What qualifies an underrated song? What defines a classic album?  Who makes the rules? These are all important questions as we approach our good-natured discussion.
  • Cover of Heat In These Streets:  Atlanta's New School
    Heat In These Streets will give you the low-down on choice rappers putting on for a specific city and advancing the sound of hip-hop at the same time. For the first edition, we profile rappers making noise for Atlanta, a current hot-bed for auto-tuned, unique (sometimes weird), and creative rappers.
  • Cover of Timbaland & The Rest Of The Internet Roast Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic
    Aaliyah is a touchy subject. Pretty much anytime her music is touched, there's an immediate uproar. Not even Drake -- who seems to be able to do no wrong in the public eye -- was shamed out of working on a posthumous Aaliyah project.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: November 16
    While Taylor Swift's 1989 takeover of the charts continues, many of our r'n'b and hip-hop artists have been pushed down. Teyana Taylor actually finds herself the highest-up, debuting at #19, with her G.O.O.D. album VII.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 8 – November 14
    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 What's New In Battle Rap (November 14)
    Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Theophilus London's "Vibes" Are Low
    Theophilus London's album Vibes, released last week, is surely the Brooklyn rapper's biggest project to date.
  • Cover of YG Announces Short Film & Soundtrack "Blame It On The Streets"
    YG is prepping a big follow-up to his debut album My Krazy Life, with, not only a new catalogue of tunes, but a short film to go along with it. The West Coast gangsta rapper announced today that he'll be dropping his first film and accompanying soundtrack, titled Blame It On The Streets.
  • Cover of Meet Nez & Rio: The Producers Talk A$AP Rocky's "Pretty Flacko 2"
    The drought of music from the A$AP Mob family came to end recently when A$AP Rocky put out a new single "Multiply." With the visual treatment for the song, we were granted a sneak peek at what is presumably his next single, "Pretty Flacko 2." Given how much of a banger the first "Pretty Flacko" was, anticipation beg
  • Cover of Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation To Release New Single & Mixtape
    Tupac Shakur recently appeared on the HNHH pages when three poems written by a teenage Pac surfaced on the web. The rapper will continue to reach his fans posthumously with an upcoming song being prepped by the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: November 9
    This week something quite significant went down on the Billboard 200, albeit it's outside of the genre of hip-hop. Taylor Swift basically broke the mold and sold over 1 million copies of her new album, 1989, in turn giving her the highest sales in one week since 2002. That's twelve years ago.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 1- November 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 Yung Berg Fired From "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood"
    A couple of days ago, rapper and "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" star Yung Berg was arrested after allegedly beating and choking his girlfriend -- the charge was "obstruction of breathing." Now, the incident has led to him being fired from his TV gig.
  • Cover of Origins: The Samples From Logic's Debut Album, "Under Pressure"
    For almost a year, living in his friend’s basement, MC Logic worked non-stop on a deadline to make "it" happen before the year was up. And that he did. The Maryland native signed with Visionary Music Group and Def Jam, and began working on his first project, Under Pressure.
  • Cover of Peter Rosenberg: Kendrick Lamar's Album Is Dropping In Early 2015 [Update: Kendrick Says Could Arrive Sooner]
    As a Hot 97 radio host, Peter Rosenberg often has a reputation as a crotchety, tough-to-please listener, so that's why his new, gushing "review" of Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album is so shocking.
  • Cover of Review: Theophilus London's "Vibes"
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