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  • Cover of Birdman's Condo Subject To Foreclosure
    Birdman may not be able to brag about boolin' in the bondo on the next Rich Gang mixtape, as the Ivy Condo Association is attempting to take the space away from him. TMZ reports that the Cash Money mogul's checks have been bouncing, and he's accumulated $12,500 in unpaid fees for the home.
  • Cover of Rap Industry Recap: December
    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 The Making Of Kanye West And Paul McCartney's "Only One"
    As you probably know by now, Kanye West and Paul McCartney teamed up for a joint track called "Only One" last night, billed as the first of "several" collaborations between them. Now a press release has surfaced, and included in it are some details about the song's creation. Check out an excerpt below:
  • Cover of Vine Rewind: December
    We're all doing it for the Vine these days. 
  • Cover of HotNewHipHop's Top Trolls Of 2014
    Today's the very last instalment in the #HOTNEW14 round-up. As we aggregate all the 'Hottest Of' in 2014, we cannot forget what keeps our site alive and thriving-- the commenters. Or trolls. Not every commenter is a troll, but we know a good half of you are.
  • Cover of Near Extinction: The Platinum Hip-Hop Album
    Back in October, many industry insiders were surprised by the early sales estimates for T.I.'s most recent album, Paperwork. After a day of sales, forecasts had the album selling roughly 70,000 units in its opening week.
  • Cover of Hottest Mixtapes Of 2014
    We are approaching the end of the #HOTNEW14 roll out and year-end round up.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: December 28
    Nicki Minaj dominates the charts this week, although, there is one artist she isn't able to dominate: you guessed it, Taylor Swift. No matter, Nicki outdid sales projections with her first week on shelves, after moving a sold 244,00 units; basically 100k more than we expected. Magic?
  • Cover of Best Album Covers Of 2014
    In many ways, it's surprising that we're still doing a list like this in 2014, as we've reached a point where music has, almost, gone entirely digital. No one's actually buying physical albums, but we still see album artwork with each release, and we certainly had some compelling examples in 2014.
  • Cover of Kanye West Named GQ's Most Stylish Man Of The Year
    Kanye West put most of his attention, if not all of it, on fashion this year, and getting his foot in the high-end fashion door. He's been outspoken as to how difficult that has been, even if he's a source of inspiration for many a fashion magazine, GQ included.
  • Cover of Hopsin Announces "Pound Syndrome" Album With Art
    After revealing in a video yesterday that his "retirement" from rap was a hoax, and he's not moving to Australia after all, Hopsin is getting straight into the promo for his new album Pound Syndrome.
  • Cover of Holiday wRap Up
    Christmas might be over, but the holiday spirit is still alive and well, and let's hope it stay that way for a bit. We've seen rappers give to those who are less fortunate over the holidays, but yesterday, it was all about family and friends.
  • Cover of Photos: Jay Z Celebrates His 45th Birthday In Iceland With Beyonce
    To celebrate Jay Z’s 45th birthday earlier this month, Beyonce & Hov decided to cross the pond and takeover Iceland for some fun in the sun snow.
  • Cover of Raury Announces Dates For "Indigo Child Tour"
    Young Atlanta singer/songwriter Raury is starting 2015 off with a short tour of Alabama and Florida. The "Indigo Child Tour", featuring Tay Jasper and 6lackbear, will be making six stops starting in Alabama, then hitting several locations in Florida.
  • Cover of Hottest Songs Of 2014
    As one of the most anticipated segments of the #HOTNEW14 end-of-year rollout, HNHH is pleased to present our top 50 songs of the year. As always, you're gonna have to do some scrolling to find out the #1 hottest record.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: December 21
    It's a Cole Winter. The rapper surprised us when he announced his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive in late November, and released the album shortly thereafter. J.
  • Cover of Reports Surface That Yung Berg Might Be Gay [Update: Berg Responds]
    Yung Berg from Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood has been getting a lot of press lately. In the last month, he's been fired from the show, called out for owing over $86,000 in child support and arrested for attacking his girlfriend.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Receives The Allan Slaight Award
    If you see the phrase "young Canadians who have the ability to turn their talent into inspiration," you're probably thinking to yourself, "there ain't no award for that." However, it turns out that in Canada, there is.
  • Cover of Hottest Music Videos Of 2014
    Music videos have always been an integral part of hip-hop. Whether it’s shots of the neighborhoods that birthed some of the world’s biggest stars, or the spoils that come with commercial victories, the visuals are a crucial component to solidifying artistic expression.
  • Cover of Top Beefs Of 2014
    With the rise of social media, we can only wonder if artists would have the balls to say the things they say via Instagram and/or Twitter in real ass life.
  • Cover of Tyga Reveals "Gold Album" Artwork
    We all know that Tyga's a huge fan of Ancient Egyptian culture. Maybe it's the fact that he once dropped $20,000 on an Egyptian tomb, or his pharaoh-inspired Last Kings hats, but suffice it to say that T-Raww's an Egyptophile.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Models In New Roberto Cavalli Campaign
    Fresh off the release of her new album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj keeps her name and the momentum alive with a new campaign for Roberto Cavalli. The fashion designer tapped Nicki Minaj as the new face of his brand, and she shows off the clothes effortlessly in the new images released today.
  • Cover of Top News Stories Of 2014
    2014 may have been a terrible year for hip-hop in terms of record sales, but don't let the numbers fool you into thinking the year was uneventful. In this case, the numbers most definitely do lie.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Says Kendrick Lamar & R. Kelly Will Be On "Free TC"
    Next year, hopefully in March or April, Ty Dolla $ign will be dropping his hotly-anticipated debut album, Free TC. Thus far, virtually all we know about the album is that "Stand For" will be the lead single, but today we get some additional info.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Closes $78 Million Deal With Underwear Brand
    Not that 50 really needs another business venture on his plate, but the rapper just locked down a deal with underbrand Frigo RevolutionWear for a reported $78 million. The music mogul let fans know via an Instagram post, and also spoke on it during a recent visit to Seth Meyers' late night show.
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