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  • Cover of Rap Industry Recap: January
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar & Snoop Dogg Are In The Studio Together
    Snoop Dogg seems to be a pretty busy man, but it hasn't stopped him from keeping his Instagram insanely up-to-date.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Rihanna Perform At DirecTV’s Super Bowl Saturday Party
    The Paul McCartney-assisted "FourFiveSeconds" is far from the first time Kanye West and Rihanna have come together for a hit, which they demonstrated during their respective Super Bowl Saturday Sets in Arizona last night.
  • Cover of Chart’s Don’t Lie: February 1
    This week both Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco finally make their splash on the Billboard 200. One splash was bigger than another, though. The sales projections for both artists were pretty accurate, with Joey doing 57,694 units when you take into account the single and album streams, and Lupe doing 42,458.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 24 - January 30
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Says Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 & J. Cole Are On His Debut Album
    Chance The Rapper's gotten himself some pretty famous fans. In a new interview with GQ (check out a pic from the photoshoot above), the Chicago native spoke on his yet-to-be-titled debut album, revealing that Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 and J. Cole all make appearances on it. 
  • Cover of Big Sean On "Control" Not Making His Album: "I Don't Fuck With Negative Shit"
    Big Sean scored the biggest hit of his career this summer, and he's preparing to conjure the creative energy that made "IDFWU" such a success for his upcoming album, Dark Sky Paradise. The GOOD Music rapper sat down with Complex to discuss his next moves.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Talks Playing A Gay Character In "James White", Cut Kissing Scenes
    While Cudi has seemingly been keeping a low profile from a public standpoint, it turns out he's been working hard on both acting and music in over the last year.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: January 25
    This week proved to be a big one for hip-hop music, with Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco dropping their respective albums on the same day (January 20th), not to mention, free projects from Trinidad James, Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti and K Camp.
  • Cover of Listen To Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's New Song, "FourFiveSeconds"
    We've been hearing about this record for a minute now, and Rihanna has decided to drop it out of the blue on her website today. For now, you'll have to head there to listen to the acoustic guitar-led record.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 17- January 23
    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 Lupe Fiasco's Message To Kid Cudi: "Talk To Me, Before I Fuck You Up”
    A couple weeks back, Lupe Fiasco and Kid Cudi had a bit of a back-and-forth on Twitter, following Lupe's support of Kendrick Lamar's views on Ferguson.
  • Cover of What’s New In Battle Rap (January 23)
    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 Raekwon & Ghostface To Make Announcement At 2015 Sundance Film Festival
    One of the greatest duos in the history of Hip-Hop is heading to the Sundance Film Festival with an announcement to make. Raekwon and Ghostface will be at the Independent Filmmaker's Lounge event January 24th to make an announcement in regards to an upcoming project they're working on. 
  • Cover of Casey Veggies Reveals Title To Upcoming Debut Album
    Casey Veggies is prepping the release of his debut album for later this year, and on Wednesday he paid a visit to The Breakfast Club while out in NYC and accidentally spilled the news of the project’s official title.
  • Cover of J. Cole Reportedly Engaged To Longterm Girlfriend
    J. Cole is definitely not a rapper who puts his love life on wax (or on twitter, or any social media for that matter). The North Carolina rapper keeps his personal life tightly under wraps for the most part, but sometimes these gossip sites catch up with you, no matter what.
  • Cover of Tyga Announces Album Release Date For "The Gold Album" [Update: Album Is Delayed Again]
    Tyga recently unveiled the DONDA-designed cover art for his new album The Gold Album, and appropriately, the album art design was reportedly made out of real gold. After airing out frustrations with his Young Money/Cash Money label, and claiming he was trying to get out of his contract and drop his album inde
  • Cover of What Is Hyphy Hip-Hop?
    In its four-plus decades of existence, hip-hop has always been steadily evolving. Like all evolutionary paths, hip-hop’s hasn’t moved in a straight line.
  • Cover of A Complete List Of Kanye West's DONDA-Designed Music Artwork
    While little is really known about the movements of DONDA and their relationship to hip-hop, it is apparent that through a recent string of album art designs that they are fixed on bringing 'art' back to hip-hop music.
  • Cover of A$AP Ferg Speaks On Collaborating With Ariana Grande, Tour With YG & More
    Last night, following the sudden death of A$AP Mob's co-founder A$AP Yams, A$AP Ferg paid tribute to his brother and leader by holding a moment of silence during his show with YG. Following the show in the DMV, our host Baker sat down with an interview with Ferg, who was obviously still reeling from the death of his f
  • Cover of Dr. Dre & Kendrick Lamar Guest At Game's "The Documentary" 10th Anniversary Concert
    Game's debut album, The Documentary just celebrated its tenth anniversary this weekend, and on top of making hip hop heads world-wide feel old, the Compton rapper decided to toast the occasion with a special concert.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 10-January 16
    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 Charts Don’t Lie: January 18
    While Taylor Swift remains the reigning queen of the Billboard 200, we get a few new entries from the hip-hop sphere this week. Rae Sremmurd, as projected, landed a top 10 Billboard 200 debut with SremmLife. They even did one better, making it into the top 5 by sliding in at #5.
  • Cover of Tupac Shakur Exhibit To Open At The Grammy Museum Feb. 2nd
    February 2nd marks the opening of the Grammy Museum's "All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur", an exhibit that focuses on the musical career of Tupac as a solo artist, and his work with Digital Underground. 
  • Cover of Running The Jewels & The Game: An Argument For Killer Mike As The Top MC Of The Past Three Years
    Ask most Hip-Hop fans who’s been running the rap game the past three years, and the answers would mostly be the same; Kendrick Lamar…Drake…maybe some J. Cole. Even with somewhat of an agreement, there’s no science to this. There’s no exact formula of determining who is on top.
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