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  • Cover of Papoose Explains Why He Dissed Kendrick Lamar In His "Control" Verse
    The last time Papoose was in the headlines was when he seemingly rushed the stage at Summer Jam. It was later revealed that Kendrick played a role in bringing him out, something he did out of respect for Pap's support early on in his career.
  • Cover of Laker Nick Young Supports Kendrick's Verse & Throws Jabs At Drake
    The world of hip hop is still reeling after Kendrick Lamar’s electric name-calling verse on “Contact (HOF)” earlier this week.  K.Dot made reference to Phil Jackson, and even elicited a response from the 11-time championship coach. In an interview with DIME, new Lakers swingman, Nick Young, was asked about the
  • Cover of Episode 4 Of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods & More
    With the Under The Influence tour now officially over we're also nearing the end of our vlogs on the road with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky. In episode 4 of our look behind-the-scenes on the tour, Taylor Gang hit New York before taking it North of the border to Canada.
  • Cover of Wale Says He'd Be Offended If His Name Wasn't Mentioned By Kendrick Lamar In "Control"
    Many rappers who were not name-dropped by Kendrick Lamar in his buzzing verse on "Control" have decided to record a response, while those rappers who were called out have yet to do so. This might be because those not named are more offended than those who were-- Wale feels this way, at least.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Hopes To Be Featured On Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
    Kendrick Lamar is currently the talk of the rap world, with Big Sean's leak "Control (HOF)" making the rounds and reaching not only hip-hop lovers but even those fans on the outskirts of hip-hop (TMZ even posted about it...). One of the rappers Kendrick name-dropped was Toronto native Drake.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Believes ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" Will Be Better Than Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d. city"
    In the final instalment of Hardknock TV's recent interview with Mac Miller, the rapper shared his thoughts on ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album Oxymoron, which he feels is the best TDE album to date, period. Or does he? 
  • Cover of Jay Electronica Didn't Know Kendrick Lamar Was On "Control"
    Jay Electronica is usually reclusive from the hip-hop scene, especially the hip-hop blog scene. However, it seems Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" is the exception, as the media-shy rapper spoke to Revolt TV about his verse and the record in general.
  • Cover of "Control": Just What Hip Hop Needed? Weigh In On Kendrick Lamar's Verse
    If we've learned anything from Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's song "Control", it's that there seems to be something lacking in today's Hip Hop genre.  This is evidenced by the reaction of fans, the industry, social media and artists themselves.
  • Cover of Big Sean Speaks On "Control" & Kendrick Lamar's Verse
    Yesterday there was a lot of discussion and excitement surrounding Big Sean's leak "Control (HOF)" mainly due Kendrick Lamar's name-dropping verse, not to say Jay Electronica doesn't also deserve props.
  • Cover of Rappers React To Kendrick Lamar's Verse On "Control (HOF)"
    By now you've probably all listened to the dope new leak from Big Sean, "Control (HOF)" which features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. While all three rappers are undoubtedly talented, K. Dot definitely took all the shine with this one and ran with it.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Asks People To Judge Him By His Music, Talks "10 Piece Mild" & Growing His Hair
    Trinidad James is one passionate dude. HotNewHipHop had the pleasure of interviewing the rising ATLien during a stop on Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky's Under The Influence tour, and the rapper had a message for his fans and for his haters, which is centered around his brand new mixtape 10 Piece Mild. 
  • Cover of WEED TALK With Smoke DZA: Blunts Vs. Papers, Favorite Strain, Being The "KushedGod" & More
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: August 11
    We have two new-comers to Charts Don't Lie this week, who come from opposite ends of the spectrum- Robin Thicke and Tech N9ne. Both artists had impressive debuts, with Thicke earning a #1 debut for the first time, and Tech N9ne earning his chart peak as well.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Speaks On "Larry Fisherman" Moniker & Other Personas
    Mac Miller has his share of pseudonyms. The rapper has used the short-lived Larry Loverstein moniker, as well as the increasingly present Larry Fisherman producer name.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio:  August 3- August 9
    This week we don't have too many songs for your to look through.
  • Cover of In Its Fourth Week, Talib Kweli Joins "Stand Your Ground Protest" In Florida
    In Tallahassee yesterday, veteran rapper Talib Kweli joined the ongoing sit-in protests at the Florida Capitol.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Thinks Macklemore Should Win VMA For Best Hip-Hop Video Over Kendrick Lamar
    Although it seems like the Black Hippy rappers are loyal to each other, ScHoolboy Q still has to give props where props are due.
  • Cover of 10 Dope & Crazy Cars NBA Players Own
    It's common for players to come from an impoverished background, so they're quick to dip into their newly deepened pockets to style on people and show off their personal flair.  Having more money than you know what to do with, and wanting to make an impression on people, NBA players can be known to trick out a ride -
  • Cover of Cee Lo Green Talks Andre 3000's Hiatus & "Severe Case Of Stage Fright"
    In a recent interview with RapFix Live, Goodie Mob/Gnarls Barkley's Cee Lo Green opened up about Andre 3000's lengthy hiatus from music. The two have been friends since they were kids, and the recent death of the latter's mother and Cee Lo's grandmother has brought them closer together.
  • Cover of Episode 3 Of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Joey Bada$$ & More
    As the "Under The Influence" tour continues, we're bringing you an exclusive look at Berner, Wiz Khalifa, Trinidad James, Ty Dolla $ign and more in their day-to-day adventures.
  • Cover of Game Changers: Outkast Edition
    More than any other artists or group (excepting Scarface) Outkast is responsible for the rise of southern rap. They were among the first acts to gain recognition from the region and remain one of the most commercially and critically successful rap groups to date.
  • Cover of Future Changes Sophomore Album Title, Announces Release Date
    Future has been running with the Future Hendrix title for some time now, but has now announced that his follow up to 2012's Pluto will now bear a new name. Future's sophomore effort will now be titled Honest, and will be officially released through Epic on November 26th.
  • Cover of DJ Khaled's "No New Friends" Officially Goes Gold
     There maybe no new friends, but there will be new plaques. DJ Khaled's hit record, "No New Friends", has officially gone gold.
  • Cover of Drake Hosts OVO Basketball Tournament With NBA Players
    Over the weekend, Toronto rapper Drake returned to his hometown and held his annual OVO Fest (October’s Very Own), which featured a slew of performances and high profile names in hip hop such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne, J.
  • Cover of Drake Brings Out Kanye West, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Many More For OVO Fest [Update: More Footage Added, Drake Talks On Kanye]
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