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  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Says She's Going Back To Her Hip-Hop Roots
    Nicki Minaj has been busy promoting the new film "The Other Woman", in which she has a role alongside Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton and Leslie Mann. Nicki Minaj attended the movie premiere last night in California (the film hits theatres on April 25th), and she's also been doing interviews for the flick.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 19)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. 
  • Cover of Lil Herb Reveals That He's Working With Common And Rich Homie Quan
     Nicki Minaj's recent track "Chi-Raq" was the biggest look that Lil Herb's gotten thus far in his young career, and according to him, it's made a lot of other artists interested in him.
  • Cover of The Hip-Hop Kingdom: Can A Queen Take The Throne?
    As 2013 came to an end, countless voices in music and specifically in the realm of Hip Hop projected that 2014 would be the year of the female MC breakthrough.
  • Cover of Photos: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem & More Attend MTV Movie Awards 2014
    After a busy weekend full of partying for Coachella 2014, the MTV Movie Awards went down live last night, hosted by Conan O'Brien. The event isn't strictly hip-hop, but nonetheless some of our favorite rap chicks made an appearance at the awards ceremony.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 10
    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 Lil Herb Discusses Collaborating With Nicki Minaj For Her New Track "Chi-Raq"
    Nicki Minaj is in the midst of the rollout for her upcoming album The Pink Print, the latest reveal being a new record titled "Chi-Raq", which she dropped in the early hours of yesterday morning.
  • Cover of Power 106 Announce Powerhouse 2014 Line-Up, Nicki Minaj, YG & More Tapped
    As the summer approaches, we've been receiving new festival line-ups almost every week. Last week we found out who would be headlining Hot 97's annual Summer Jam, and today we've found out the line-up for the opposite coast's Powerhouse 2014 festival.
  • Cover of Ladies Night: Dopest Videos By Female Rappers
    "This is ladies night and our rhymes is tight, oh this is ladies night...," Missy Elliott sang on the 1997 hit track, "Ladies Night" that she collaborated on with Angie Martinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye and Da Brat. The song was featured on the "Nothing to Lose" soundtrack.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Grants Wish For 5-Year Old Cancer Patient
    Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson, who was diagnosed with cancer in October 2013, had one wish-- to meet Nicki Minaj, and score one of her iconic pink wigs. The story got the attention of Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall, who used his Instagram account to alert Nicki of Damiyah's wish.
  • Cover of Birdman Says Nicki Minaj's "The Pink Print" Will Have "A Little Bit Of Everything, But More Rap"
    Nicki Minaj has always done what she wanted. Despite criticism from rap-heads accusing her of "going pop" with "Starships", Minaj split her time evenly between hard-spitting bangers and well-executed EDM on her sophomore album Roman Reloaded, just about drawing a solid line through the centre of the album.
  • Cover of 25 Professional Wrestling References in Hip Hop
    Professional wrestling and hip hop – sounds like an odd combination, but the two cultures that have a lot in common and quite a lot of respect for each others craft. Wrestling federations, whether it has been WWE, WCW, or TNA have all dabbled in hip hop.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Says Of Nicki Minaj's "Lookin Ass": "You Could Do Better"
    Lil Wayne and his Young Money family recently delivered a new compilation album Young Money: Rise Of An Empire, which had somewhat of an uninspired tracklist and did not seem to go over too well with the fans.
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj & Tyga's "Senile" Music Video [Update: More Photos Added]
    Young Money just released their new project, Rise Of An Empire this week, and it's set up to do decent numbers. While the album generally doesn't feature too many appearances from the label's biggest artists, the lead single, "Senile" finds Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga coming together.
  • Cover of Review: Young Money's "Young Money: Rise Of An Empire"
    Since the release of We Are Young Money in 2009, Nicki Minaj has risen from femme fatale on the rise after dropping the excellent Beam Me Up Scotty to ubiquitous representative of aggressive femininity.
  • Cover of Top Music Videos Of February
    We're kicking off a brand new monthly recap feature on HotNewHipHop, where we look for the top music videos of the past month. Each month we'll round up the visuals that caught our eyes, from big and small rappers alike; this also gives you an opportunity to catch up on videos you may have missed.
  • Cover of Young Money Unveils "Rise Of An Empire" Tracklist
    Young Money are getting to launch their new compilation, Rise Of An Empire on March 11th, and while we are still yet to see the promised "Senile" single, the project now has an official tracklist.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj's Wig Maker Sues Her
    Terrence Davidson is the guy who created for Minaj the countless array of (what he calls) "fresh, hip and unique wigs," although if many who lay witness to some of the more excessive wigs that Minaj created, some would agree that perhaps she should sue him. 
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Speaks On Young Thug's "Rawness" & "Creating A Classic Album"
    Nicki Minaj has been dropping plenty of new music in the last few weeks. First we got "Boss Ass Bitch", then her "Danny Glover" freestyle, and finally "Lookin' Ass Nigga" which also came complete with a Nabil-directed visual.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Talks Valentine's Day And Working With Drake
    Nicki Minaj's big year is behind her, only to look forward to another one this year. After officially responding to the Malcom X debacle, Minaj shifted the focus to her own upcoming projects, including her collaborations with Drake. Of this, she said:
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Responds To Backlash Over "Lookin' Ass Nigga" Artwork
    Nicki Minaj's new video for "Lookin' Ass Nigga" turned a lot of heads, generally due to Minaj's furious spitting, barely-there outfit, and automatic weapon-firing, but there has also been some talk about the single artwork-- which features an iconic photo of a gun-wielding Malcolm X.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Confirms "The Pink Print" As New Album Title
    Nicki Minaj is prepping her new album, and possibly a mixtape ("It's like I'm working on an album and a mixtape at the same motherfucking time") for 2014, and while she's tossed around The Pink Print as the title for some time, it now seems like it's official (or possibly the title of her tape, which may or may not exi
  • Cover of New "Young Money: Rise Of An Empire" Single To Feature Tyga, Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj [Update: Title & Artwork Revealed]
    Two weeks ago Young Money announced via a press release that they would be offering up their second official compilation album, Rise Of An Empire, on March 11th. The announcement came with a street single "We Alright" featuring the new signee Euro, Lil Wayne and Birdman.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Shows Off Sexy BTS Photos From Recent Shoot
    Nicki Minaj loves to display her curvacious body whenever possible, and usually if she is going to do so we can find the pictures on Instagram. This was no different for behind-the-scenes photos from a recent photo shoot the femcee did, wearing high-fashion clothing in a remote location.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Calls Out ESPN Magazine For Retouched Cover
     Even though she may look happy sitting there next to Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, Nicki Minaj is apparently angry with ESPN for their latest magazine cover. Nicki has called out the sports publication for retouching her photo.
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