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  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: September 18
    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 Stream Freeway & The Jacka's "Highway Robbery"
    Almost exactly 11 months ago (October 14, 2013), Freeway and The Jacka paired up to present a joint tape entitled Write My Wrongs. Now they return with an official full-length called Highway Robbery. The tracklist is below, and you can stream the project via Spotify below that.
  • Cover of Cee-Lo Green Still Under Fire, Dropped From Another Festival
    In case you missed the news last week, CeeLo Green made some disparaging remarks regarding rape. He subsequently deleted the tweets, but the damage was already done. His already struggling TBS show "The Good Life" was cancelled, as his comments marked the final straw for the network.
  • Cover of Cee-Lo Green Has Concerts, TV Show Cancelled In The Wake Of Rape Comments
    Last weekend, a bit of good news for Cee-Lo Green became overshadowed by some truly terrible comments he made about rape on Twitter. The ATL singer had just gotten off rather easy in a court case, but proceeded to dig himself a deeper hole, as his tweets have had some unfortunate effects on his life. 
  • Cover of Photos: Fool's Gold Day Off + Word On The Street
    We're now five days removed from the annual Fool's Gold Day Off in New York, when Fool's Gold takes over the city streets to bring fans together with some great live performances. This year included headliners Danny Brown and French Montana, while AraabMuzik, New York OGs The Lox, World's Fair and more took the stage.
  • Cover of Cee-Lo Green Sentenced To 3 Years Probation For Furnishing Ecstasy [Update: Cee-Lo Deletes Twitter Account After Controversial Rape Comments]
    Last October, we reported that Cee-Lo Green had plead not guilty to a charge of furnishing (or, in layman's terms, supplying) ecstasy to a woman who originally filed a sexual assault charge against him in 2012. Now, almost a year later, the case has been resolved.
  • Cover of Top 10: Meanest Funk Flex Freestyles
    Forget mixtapes and albums, some of the hottest verses in hip hop come right from the offices of Hot 97 via Funkmaster Flex's famous freestyle sessions. Whether artists go right off the dome, kick something they plan on using later, or a combination of both, rappers always bring their A-game for Flex.
  • Cover of Download Raury's "Indigo Child" LP
    A lot of readers mentioned wanting to hear more from Raury when it was announced that 17-year-old emcee earned himself the Kanye West stamp of approval earlier this week. Fortunately for them, Indigo Child has officially been released to the interwebs.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio August 16- August 22
    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 Lil Bibby Shares "Free Crack 2" Tracklist, New Release Date
    Lil Bibby's Free Crack 2 has been delayed several times, but hopefully we now have a set-in-stone release date. Bibby now says August 29th is the day, and shared the tracklist for the upcoming tape on Twitter. FREE CRACK 2 August 29th❗️❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/vEkf9g33Yc
  • Cover of The "Hot Nigga" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    Bobby Shmurda has without question had the most meteoric rise to the top in hip-hop this summer, going from hundreds to millions of YouTube views in a matter of days. Along with the "Shmoney Dance" Vine, his song "Hot Nigga" is much to blame for that rise.
  • Cover of Remy Ma Released From Prison [Update: Reason For Delay Revealed]
    Last week Remy Ma gave Angie Martinez over at Power 105.1 a call from prison, revealing she had just ten days to go on her sentence before she was a free woman again. Today marks the tenth day, and Hot 97 is reporting that Remy Ma was released from the Bedford Hills Facility for Women at 8 AM this morning.
  • Cover of Lil Reese Reportedly Arrested On Gun Charges [Update: Reese Claims Police Planted Weapon On Him]
    Lil Reese recently stirred up some controversy when he posted a photo of a young child holding a gun on his Instagram account, as he FaceTimed with the kid (a screenshot can be viewed in the gallery above).
  • Cover of The "No Flex Zone" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    Rae Sremmurd have become known for two reasons: their connection to Mike WiLL Made It (hence their name being "Ear Drummers" backwards) and their nearly ubiquitous hit "No Flex Zone." Lately, the track has inspired hip-hop heavyweights like Nicki Minaj, Pusha T and Juicy J to go in over Mike WiLL's production, so now i
  • Cover of Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
    Cassidy cut his teeth as a battle rapper, and the punchline-driven style has always had a heavy presence in his recorded material. In a new interview with VladTV, the Philly emcee criticized the current rappers for not being lyric-driven, and accredited the popularization of battle rap with fans seeking out bars.
  • Cover of Reek Da Villain Leaves Busta Rhymes' Imprint To Sign With Birdman
    Reek Da Villain's video for "Go Off" seemed like it could be a big break for Reek Da Villain, until it magically vanished off the internet.
  • Cover of The G-Unit Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    For the past two weeks, we've been polling you on your favorite versions of popular tracks. Last week Kevin Gates (somewhat surprisingly) took the cake in the "Cut Her Off" battle, and the week prior, G-Unit won the "0 To 100" contest by a landslide.
  • Cover of "Cut Her Off" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    When K. Camp released his Will-A-Fool-produced single "Cut Her Off" back in November, few recognized the ATL singer's name. Now over eight months later, he's rubbed shoulders with rap greats like Juicy J, Too Short and Lil Boosie, mostly thanks to the success of that single.
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Meet & Greet With DJ Mustard
    As DJ Mustard continues to take over the game, the rapper connected with Brisk Bodega to host several shows around the U.S., from New York to Houston. The show will not only feature a set from DJ Mustard, but appearances from different artists in the area.
  • Cover of "0 To 100" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
    Ever since Drake dropped off "0 To 100" right in the middle of Summer Jam on June 1st, rappers from every corner of the game have been clamoring to hop on the track, with everyone from Juicy J to Joell Ortiz spitting over Boi-1da, 40 and Nineteen85's ill production.
  • Cover of Ty Dolla $ign Reveals Upcoming Collaborations With T.I. And Brandy
    After releasing his phenomenal Beach House EP in January, Ty Dolla $ign has been enjoying a very successful 2014, thanks in part to charting singles "Paranoid" and "Or Nah." Back in February, he announced plans for a debut album, which he then said would feature YG and Kendrick Lamar, and now he's given us sl
  • Cover of The First Single From Lil Durk's Debut Album Will Feature Chris Brown And French Montana
    This past weekend, we met up with Lil Durk to discuss his delayed mixtape Signed To The Streets 2, his past beef with Game and his upcoming debut album. During the interview, Durk gave us some exclusive news that pertains to the first single from his commercial debut.
  • Cover of YG Calls Out Producers Of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" For "Jocking" DJ Mustard's Sound
    DJ Mustard has certainly established himself as a hitmaker this year, but unfortunately it comes as a price. As much as DJ Mustard's sound has penetrated the charts, it's being replicated at a high rate.
  • Cover of Lil Durk Says His Beef With Tyga Is Explained On "Signed To The Streets 2"
    Lil Durk recently stopped by ThisIs50 to give an interview, and the resulting video contains some more juicy beef between him and Tyga. Durk alleged that Tyga paid Game to do a verse on his remix of Nicki Minaj and Lil Herb's "Chi-Raq," and he also spoke on the beef's origins and its relation to his upcoming mixtape.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Announces "Street King Immortal" Release Date
    50 Cent dropped his Animal Ambition album as expected on June 3rd, and he promised his long-delayed Street King Immortal would proceed Animal Ambition. He's following through on that promise, having finally announced a release date for the album, which will arrive prior to the G-Unit reunion LP.
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