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  • Cover of Stream/Download James Fauntleroy's Free Album "The Warmest Winter Ever"
    James Fauntleroy has been working as a songwriter behind the scenes for some time, but in the last year or so we've really seen him come into the foreground of the music industry. Appearing on tracks like Drake's "Girls Love Beyonce", J.
  • Cover of Heat In These Streets:  Atlanta's New School
    Heat In These Streets will give you the low-down on choice rappers putting on for a specific city and advancing the sound of hip-hop at the same time. For the first edition, we profile rappers making noise for Atlanta, a current hot-bed for auto-tuned, unique (sometimes weird), and creative rappers.
  • Cover of OVO Partners With Capcom For "Street Fighter" Collection
    One of the most interesting aspects of this summer's Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour was video game company Capcom's involvement.
  • Cover of YG Announces Short Film & Soundtrack "Blame It On The Streets"
    YG is prepping a big follow-up to his debut album My Krazy Life, with, not only a new catalogue of tunes, but a short film to go along with it. The West Coast gangsta rapper announced today that he'll be dropping his first film and accompanying soundtrack, titled Blame It On The Streets.
  • Cover of M.O.P. Reveal Cover Art & Tracklist For "Street Certified"
    M.O.P. have been leaking new cuts off their upcoming new album Street Certified, and today they're prepared to show us the full tracklist and cover artwork. 
  • Cover of Photos From The Soul Train Awards 2014
    Last night, the taping of the Soul Train Awards 2014 went down in Las Vegas, and in attendance were many of hip-hop and R&B's finest stars. Ahead of the ceremony itself, which airs on BET on Sunday, November 30th at 8 PM, take a look at some pictures from last night in the gallery above.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Sings, Freestyles Over Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"
    Today, Taylor Swift officially became the first solo artist to sell a million copies of an album, doing it with her new 1989 LP in just one week.
  • Cover of Review: Future's "Monster"
    Part of Future’s appeal lies in a musically indefinable existence. While both Pluto (and the 3D version) and Honest became somewhat of a set template for artists like Travi$ Scott, Future himself is a blend of the past, some not so distant.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: Juvenile's "400 Degreez"
    Juvenile’s 400 Degreez was released in 1998, 16 years ago today. Solely produced by Mannie Fresh, it was Juvenile’s third studio album and first album released on a major label. 400 Degreez was the follow up to the NOLA artist’s previous 1997 release, Solja Rags.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: October 18- October 24
    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 Stream/Download Run The Jewels New Album "Run The Jewels 2"
    Run The Jewels, which consists of Killer Mike and El-P, were originally supposed to release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on October 27th via Mass Appeal Records, but had a little change in plans.
  • Cover of Safaree "SB" Samuels Gets His Nicki Minaj Tattoos Covered Up
    While it's never been confirmed by either party, anyone who has been following the career of Nicki Minaj assumes that her and Safaree "SB" Samuels are an item. One of the many clues that the two are committed is the fact that SB has three very prominent tattoos of Nicki on his body -- at least he did.
  • Cover of Top 10: Fall Freestyles
    If you're on the East Coast like we are, you probably walked outside in the last few days and noticed something; it's fucking cold out. Where'd that come from? It feels like just yesterday we were riding around with our windows down bumping "Hot Nigga" remixes and enjoying our Summer.
  • Cover of Hopsin & Dizzy Wright Freestyle On Tim Westwood's "Crib Sessions"
    Reader favorites Hopsin & Dizzy Wright may be a few weeks late to make our list of the best Tim Westwood freestyles, but you better believe they both brought their A-game in the booth.
  • Cover of 8 Hilariously Awful Rap Battles
    Most of us have seen an epic moment in rap battles. If it didn't come while watching Eminem's "8 Mile", maybe you've seen a local competition with some ill talent, or at least a strong YouTube video that made your drop your jaw. This list has little to do with those moments.
  • Cover of 5 BadAzz Moves Lil Boosie Has Made Since His Release
    #FreeBoosie may be the latest hash tag to be retired, but that doesn't mean he's been forgotten. Torrance Hatch, aka Boosie BadAzz, has capitalized greatly on the momentum of his prison release this past spring.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Pushes Back "Street King Immortal" To 2015
    50 Cent fans, you may want to have your copy of Animal Ambition nearby for consolation after you hear this bad news -- Fif's Street King Immortal won't be out until 2015.
  • 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.
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