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  • Nas Comments On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Declaration
    Nas Comments On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Declaration
    Aug 17, 2013 at 01:26pm
    Much has been said about Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse, and while many have shared their responses, there are a few rappers we'd still like to hear from-- Nas being one of them. Miss Info was able to get a hold of the rapper, and get his thoughts on Kendrick's verse, his claim of being "King Of New York," and restoring the competitive nature in hip hop.
  • Summer Jam 2014 Recap
    Summer Jam 2014 Recap
    Jun 2, 2014 at 02:52pm
    Yesterday the HNHH staff had the pleasure of attending Hot 97's 21st annual Summer Jam, which true to its reputation, ended up being an evening packed with great performances, surprises and even some drama. With the event split into two stages, one in the Festival Village and one in Metlife Stadium, we first hung out at the former with Iggy Azalea, Chinx, Mack Wilds, Childish Gambino and Jhene Aiko before moving inside the stadium for the night's headliners.
  • Full List Of MTV's "Hottest MCs In The Game" Revealed
    Full List Of MTV's "Hottest MCs In The Game" Revealed
    Mar 8, 2013 at 10:00am
    MTV has finally unveiled all of the 10 rappers who grabbed a spot on the "Hottest MCs In The Game" list. This list will no doubt be debated, let us know your thoughts on the ranking in the comments, or tell us what your list would look like.Check out the full list of MCs in the gallery above.
  • Ranking Nas' 12 Albums From Worst To Best
    Ranking Nas' 12 Albums From Worst To Best
    Apr 22, 2014 at 12:48pm
    Before Kendrick Lamar raised the bar with good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kanye West walked with Jesus, and the deadly East-West Coast rivalry, there was a young kid observing life and crime through his project window.
  • 10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
    10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
    Jul 23, 2015 at 01:44pm
    Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller.
  • 10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
    10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
    Apr 15, 2014 at 04:50pm
    There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot. "Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception), we've looked into what's available in print, but may have gone relatively unnoticed-- official songwriting credits.
  • J. Cole Fan Seemingly Threatens Sister's Life If Rapper Does Not Retweet Him [Update: Fan Investigated By Police]
    J. Cole Fan Seemingly Threatens Sister's Life If Rapper Does Not Retweet Him [Update: Fan Investigated By Police]
    Jun 19, 2013 at 02:18pm
    J. Cole is surely excited to drop his sophomore album Born Sinner today, but last night he was given a serious shock when a fan tweeted a photo at him which depicted him pointing a gun at his little sister.
  • Live Stream Summer Jam XXI, Featuring Sets From Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj And Lil Wayne
    Live Stream Summer Jam XXI, Featuring Sets From Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj And Lil Wayne
    Jun 1, 2014 at 01:40pm
    HOT 97's twenty-first Summer Jam concert kicks off at East Rutherford's MetLife Stadium within the hour, and a live stream of the event has been made available for those of us unable to attend.
  • Meek Mill Reveals Pre-Jail "DWMTM" Songs Will Be Released Soon
    Meek Mill Reveals Pre-Jail "DWMTM" Songs Will Be Released Soon
    Jul 5, 2015 at 11:47am
    Meek Mill's 5 month jail sentence had quite an impact on him, to the point that he came out of the pen rejuvenated and ready to record a whole new LP. Dreams Worth More Than Money is said to have been complete before Meek went away, but he scrapped the original records for w hole new batch upon release.As satisfied as fans are with the LP, there has been some demand to hear the unreleased songs, namely, a track called "Scarface" rumored to feature both Jay Z and Nas.
  • Three People Injured In Shooting After Nas & ScHoolboy Q Concert [Update: Schoolboy Q's Car Was Shot At]
    Three People Injured In Shooting After Nas & ScHoolboy Q Concert [Update: Schoolboy Q's Car Was Shot At]
    Jun 20, 2014 at 03:42pm
    A shooting has taken place in Denver, Colorado, this morning (June 20th) following a concert featuring performances from Nas, ScHoolboy Q, and Flying Lotus. Occurring in the parking lot outside of the concert venue, the shots fired resulted in three injuries. Reportedly found by Denver police, the victims were immediately transported to local hospitals to receive care.
  • Review: Fabolous' "The Young OG Project"
    Review: Fabolous' "The Young OG Project"
    Jan 6, 2015 at 06:52pm
    Fabolous has always done a solid job at blending in with his environment. Whether he’s cutting with DJ Clue and The Neptunes in 2001 or jiving with Rich Homie Quan in 2015, he’s done a phenomenal job at adapting to change and staying relevant, something that is easier said than done.
  • Drake & Nas To Perform Together At Sprite Concert Friday Night [Update: Drizzy Brings Out Kanye, Travi$ Scott & ILoveMakonnen]
    Drake & Nas To Perform Together At Sprite Concert Friday Night [Update: Drizzy Brings Out Kanye, Travi$ Scott & ILoveMakonnen]
    Feb 14, 2015 at 02:25am
    All-Star weekend is definitely upon us. With Kanye West gracing the stage at tonight’s 1st Annual Roc City Classic Event, we now have word that Drake and Nas will be doing the same tomorrow night.
  • J. Cole Speaks On "Made Nas Proud", Reveals It's Been In The Works For 2 Weeks
    J. Cole Speaks On "Made Nas Proud", Reveals It's Been In The Works For 2 Weeks
    Jun 25, 2013 at 02:09pm
    When the Let Nas Down (Remix) droppped over the weekend, it came as a pleasant surprise to many, but it was unclear how much knowledge J. Cole had of it's existenece before it appeared on Twitter. In a recent radio intrerview with 97.9 The Box in Houston, Cole revealed that the remix has been in the works for some time, predating even the release date of Born Sinner.
  • Nas Reveals Details Of New Album, Collaboration With Jay Z & Justin Timberlake
    Nas Reveals Details Of New Album, Collaboration With Jay Z & Justin Timberlake
    Oct 18, 2013 at 03:47pm
    2012's Life Is Good was well-received by fans and critics alike, and despite being released almost 20 years after his classic debut, still stands as one of the rapper's strongest efforts. Following the success of the project, the anticipation has grown for its follow-up, though Nas has remained fairly tight-lipped about the record.
  • Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    Jul 25, 2014 at 05:31am
    Few rappers are as well-equipped to talk about classic albums than Nasir Jones. With almost twenty years of experience in the game and at least four generally-regarded "classic" albums, the Queensbridge emcee is just about the best mentor an up-and-comer could ask for.
  • 20 Of The Best Graffiti References In Hip-Hop
    20 Of The Best Graffiti References In Hip-Hop
    Oct 10, 2013 at 11:00pm
    Along with emceeing, DJing and breakdancing, graffiti is one of the four fundamental elements of hip-hop, and it's been an integral part of the culture since the beginning. Films such as Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style and Stan Lathan's Beat Street helped define this vivid form of expression in the 80s, and it's since grown into an international phenomenon. You'll find graffiti art in most corners of the globe at this point. 
  • Meek Mill Previews More Records Off "Dreams Worth More Than Money", Has Collabo With Jay Z & Nas
    Meek Mill Previews More Records Off "Dreams Worth More Than Money", Has Collabo With Jay Z & Nas
    May 16, 2014 at 10:35am
    Last week Meek Mill treated fans to a preview of three new tracks off his upcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money. He continues to keep the fans informed on his album progress, with a preview of more tracks last night on Instagram.
  • Many Men: A History Of G-Unit Beefs
    Many Men: A History Of G-Unit Beefs
    Jul 2, 2014 at 08:15pm
    Perhaps it would have been easier to make a list of every rapper that 50 and the crew haven't had any altercations with over the course of their 10 years in the game--it certainly would have required less writing.
  • Mac Miller's Journey To Finish His 3rd Studio Album
    Mac Miller's Journey To Finish His 3rd Studio Album
    Jul 28, 2015 at 09:55am
    Mac Miller is almost done with his third studio album. "It's coming," he said earlier this month. The finish line is in sight, but it took a while for Mac to get to this point. We take a look back at Mac's road to finishing the album, starting nearly 20 months ago when he said he had four half-finished LPs on deck. Indeed, the road has been long and arduous. But, as they say, life isn't a destination, it's a journey.  
  • Ab-Soul Speaks On Learning From Jay Z & Nas, No Longer Writing Down Lyrics
    Ab-Soul Speaks On Learning From Jay Z & Nas, No Longer Writing Down Lyrics
    Nov 22, 2013 at 12:56pm
    Ab-Soul's following continues to grow, despite his lack of releases since 2012's dense Control System. In an interview with the Miami New Times, Soulo explained why the project continues to gain him followers, as well as speaking on the blatant honesty that comes with refraining from writing rhymes down, and the knowledge he's been able to acquire through listening to hip hop alone. Read some excerpts from the sit-down below.
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