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  • Cover of Lead Actress Drops Out Of Aaliyah Biopic
    Things aren't getting any better for Lifetime's upcoming Aaliyah biopic.
  • Cover of Ariana Grande Announces New Album Featuring Big Sean & Iggy Azalea
    Ariana Grande's currently riding high off the success of her single 'Problem" with Iggy Azalea, and yesterday she announced that the single would soon find its home on her sophomore album.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: June 29
    This week J. Lo returns to the Billboard 200, although her opening week numbers are not as strong as previous releases from the pop star. Back in the 2000s when J.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: June 21- June 27
    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 T-Boz Responds To Rihanna's Twitter Shots
    A month ago, veteran pop group TLC made some remarks about pop stars these days wearing little to no clothing, with a subtle shot at the main culprit, Rihanna. Rih Rih, ever the outspoken individual, took to Twitter to throw the TLC girls under the bus and expose them as hypocrites.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: June 26
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of The Tortoise & The Hare: First Week vs. Longterm Sales
    Slow and steady wins the race, or so they say. In an era of immediate consumption and instant gratification, we want something the second it becomes available, if not before. We wait in line overnight so we can be the first in our group of friends to have the newest iPhone, Call of Duty, or retro Jawwdins.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Announces "King Of The Fall" Tour With Schoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    With The Weeknd surprising fans the other night with the release of his newest record “Often”, no one thought he’d be back tonight with another surprise announcement for us.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar: "Everybody In The Industry Has Lost Their Edge"
    Despite not releasing an album in 2013, Kendrick Lamar managed to keep his name on the tip of everyone's tongue. Whether through his unavoidable "Control" verse, his opening slot on Kanye West's Yeezus tour, or his much-talked about snub at the Grammys, K.Dot kept his profile up throughout the year.
  • Cover of Stream Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
    Here it is, the moment every TDE fan has been waiting for: the stream of Ab-Soul's long-awaited These Days... The album leaked in entirety yesterday, so it appears that Soulo wanted to counter the leak with a SoundCloud stream of his own -- check it out below.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Talks "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Being Called A Classic, Follow Up Album
    Expectations are high for Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city. The rapper's 2012 effort (which you can't call his debut album or his sophomore album without pissing someone off) was greeted with almost unanimous praise within days of its release, which makes the pressure pretty high for the n
  • Cover of Cipha Sounds Possibly Taking Over Angie Martinez's Slot On Hot 97
    With Angie Martinez's sudden departure (at least, to us) from Hot 97, her daily 3 PM slot is open for the taking.
  • Cover of 5 Underground Players From North Carolina
    When you think hip-hop, North Carolina is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind. Nevertheless, hip-hop knows no borders and thanks to the internet, we often don't know the regions of the music we receive either.
  • Cover of Zendaya Coleman Reportedly Cast As Aaliyah In Upcoming Biopic [Update: Film To Detail Singer's Relationship With R. Kelly]
    As we learned earlier this year, VH1 is looking to mimic the success of their TLC biopic with one about another r'n'b singer, Aaliyah. The singer's uncle announced news of the film back in September, but we've yet to receive any new details on the progress of the film, including casting, until today.
  • Cover of Marsha Ambrosius Releases Album Artwork And Tracklist
    Back for the first time since 2011's chart-topping Late Nights & Early Mornings, Floetry's Marsha Ambrosius has officially released the album artwork and tracklist for her upcoming Friends & Lovers. Slated for release on July 15th, the LP is set to feature Dr.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: June 22
    This week we saw quite a few albums get pushed down thanks to new entries on the Billboard 200 that weren't strictly hip-hop. Jack White's Lazaretto took over the #1 spot, and various other albums, including a country record and "The Fault In Our Stars" movie soundtrack, rounded out the top 5.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: June 14- June 20
    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 Metro Boomin Discusses "Metro Thuggin" & Announces "20 & Boomin" Mixtape
    Metro Boomin is quickly making a name for himself in this rap game, producing trap-driven beats for some of Atlanta's hottest rappers, from Future to 2 Chainz, to newer faces on the rise like Young Thug and Young Scooter.
  • Cover of The Underachievers Reveal Tracklist, Artwork & Release Date For "Cellar Door"
    The New York duo The Underachievers are ready to give the world their debut album, Cellar Door, on August 12th. The album's tracklist, cover art and release date was announced today, following two strong mixtapes from the underground MCs.
  • Cover of Fantastic Flows Follow Up: MCs With The Best Flows
    Two days back we had an article about the origins of certain flows, and some of our ever reliable commenters took it to be some sort of ranking of the best flows, which was not the case. The entire point of the article was to point out that some flows are influenced by region, and some by other artists.
  • Cover of Accents, Ad-libs & Animation: Rappers With Distinctive Voices
    While emcees and rappers are mostly lauded for their lyrical capability, there’s something astonishing about having voice control, diversified delivery and for whatever reason, having a voice that stands out.
  • Cover of Aaliyah's Family Vows To Stop Lifetime Biopic
    According to TMZ, Aaliyah's family has vowed to stop production of an upcoming television biopic about the R&B singer who died far before her time in a 2001 plane crash.
  • Cover of The-Dream Addresses Domestic Abuse Allegations
    The-Dream hasn't had it easy these past few months. After domestic violence allegations were filed back in early May by his baby momma Lydia Nam, the Radio Killah was forced to turn himself in to NYPD for questioning before posting bail at a hefty $20,000.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: June 15
    50 Cent entered the Billboard 200 this week, with Animal Ambition moving more than the projected amount, although it's still not the numbers Fif used to do. It's independent numbers though, with a showing of 47,000 units.
  • Cover of Listen To Snippets From Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
    Just a day after Ab-Soul let us in on the These Days... tracklist, Amazon has made snippets of each of the album's tracks available for streaming.
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