J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Future, Kid Ink Receive Gold & Platinum Certifications
The new streaming rules in regards to RIAA certifications have resulted in many albums being retroactively honored, and while we've already seen Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and more benefit from the change-up, the certifications are still rolling in.
Top Tracks: February 1 - February 7
Constant new music from the game's biggest stars has become the norm. And while it's almost too much to digest, we're not complaining. This week's Top Tracks is dominated by Future, Drake, and Rihanna, and it's likely those names aren't going anywhere -- Future, especially, who's already dropped two projects this year, adding to the four he put out in 2015. And don't let me forget about Meek. Drizzy stans aren't gonna let him live any time soon, though most everything he's dropped this year has cracked the Top 10. He's finally using all the controversy to his advantage.
Jeremih Reveals Next Album Title & Says He's Been Writing For Kanye West
Fans waited years for Jeremih's Late Nights: The Album, and most were likely pleased with its quality. The Chicago singer has just revealed the title to his next album: Later That Night, which hopefully won't experience the lengthy delays of its predecessor.
Meek Mill Will Avoid Jail Time After Parole Violation
Things are starting to look up for Meek Mill. After a rough end to 2015, getting torched by Drake in the first half of their beef and then getting burned by a judge for violating a 9 year old parole, his luck is turning.
Adele's Karaoke Version Of Kanye West's "Monster" Has Pushed It Back Up The Charts
If you spent any time on the internet this week, you probably caught an extremely viral video of Adele doing carpool karaoke -- a clip made most memorable by the singer's surprisingly solid take on Nicki Minaj''s beloved verse on Kanye West's 2010 hit, "Monster".
Nicki Minaj Bashes 'Teen Mom' Star Farrah Abraham On Twitter
Nicki Minaj was chilling watching some reality TV today, when she decided to call out one of the current stars of "Teen Mom OG," Farrah Abraham, on Twitter. Abraham first appeared on the MTV series "16 & Pregnant" in 2009.
Meek Mill's Community Service Will Prevent Him From Performing New Year's Eve
Meek Mill has had several probation hearings over the last few weeks, and is awaiting sentencing in February over an alleged violation. Until then, he's completing community service, and according to PageSix, it's interfering with his performances.
Nicki Minaj Seems To Be Making Wedding Plans
It hasn't been 100 percent confirmed that Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj are engaged, but Nicki certainly has marriage on her mind. She just asked her Twitter followers to choose between a beach wedding and a church wedding, and it would be strange if she was asking out of pure curiosity. RT for beach wedding. Fave for church wedding.
Nicki Minaj Performs In Angola Despite Protest From Human Rights Group
Nicki Minaj holiday performance in Angola Saturday night was greeted with great enthusiasm from those in attendance, but resistance by human rights activists.
Nicki Minaj: "The Greats Give Me Respect"
After two No. 1 albums (and one No. 2), Nicki Minaj is tired of people questioning her rapping abilities. "To undermine my skill & diversity as an MC is actually comical @ this point," Minaj wrote on Twitter in response to people who suggested that her success was not directly related to her musical talent.
Drake Fans Called A Philly Prosecutor Vying For Meek Mill's Arrest
This summer's beef with Drake seems to follow Meek Mill everywhere he goes, including to court. During yesterday's hearing, prosecutor Noel DeSantis explained that Drake fans "blew up" her phone earlier this year and pleaded with her to arrest Meek.
Meek Mill Reportedly Claims Protein Shakes Caused Failed Drug Test
Meek Mill is facing the prospect of returning to prison for violating probation related to a crime he committed nine years ago. Some have speculated that he violated probation when he traveled to the American Music Awards, which took place in L.A. on November 22.
Nicki Minaj Testified In Meek Mill's Probation Hearing
Earlier today, it was reported that Meek Mill might be heading back to prison. Indeed, the MMG rapper appeared in court this morning (Dec. 10) for possibly violating his probation, which ultimately dates back to a charge he picked up when he was 19 years old.
Nicki Minaj Received Relationship Advice From Jay Z & Beyonce
While we've been speculating as to whether or not Meek Mill officially put a ring on it, Nicki Minaj offered some clarification on the subject during her new cover story with Billboard magazine.
Did Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Get Engaged?
I know we’ve been down this road already earlier this year, but the internet is freaking out right now about what could possibly be a Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill engagement.
2016 Grammy Nominations Announced
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are going down on February 15th, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Today the nominations have been announced, with Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd nabbing quite a few-- Kendrick has eleven nominations, while The Weeknd has seven. The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" is up for Record of the Year, against Ed Sheeran ("Thinking Out Loud"), Mark Ronson ("Uptown Funk"), Taylor Swift ("Blank Space") and D'Angelo and the Vanguard ("Really Love").
Nicki Minaj Reportedly Posted Bail For Her Brother Following Rape Charges
Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old, and while we were already aware that Maraj had made bail, Page Six now reports that the $100,000 bond was supplied by Nicki herself.
Nicki Minaj's Brother Arrested For Allegedly Raping 12-Year-Old
Nicki Minaj's older brother Jelani Maraj has been arrested on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree course of sexual conduct against a 12-year-old child, reports Newsday.
A HotNewHipHop Thanksgiving: 10 Things We're Thankful For
Thanksgiving is here, and while we gather with our families to reflect on what we are thankful for this year, we here at HotNewHipHop can’t help but reminisce on the year thus far with gratitude. We’ve been spoiled with albums and mixtapes, as well as a healthy amount of "comebacks." As analysts of the genre, we’ve been overwhelmed with remarkable material from artists upcoming and legendary alike. As fans, our excitement has us feeling young again.