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  • Cover of 10 Essential Flying Lotus Hip-Hop Tracks
    Flying Lotus has been making brain-melting beats for about a decade now. The LA-based producer lives in the underground, but as the electronic music world has exploded, his music has gained the acclaim of critics and casual music listeners everywhere.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Hosting A "Tha Carter V" Pre-Release Party In New Orleans
    While the promo tour for Tha Carter V has been a bit light as of late, it appears that Weezy F and YMCMB are indeed intending to drop the album next Tuesday, October 28th.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: Vinny Cha$e
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine.
  • Cover of Ariana Grande Confirms Relationship With Big Sean
    Although they've been rumored to be dating for several months now, Ariana Grande and Big Sean had never confirmed their relationship until now. In a new, exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Grande was asked directly if she was dating Sean, and she responded "Yes."
  • Cover of Big Sean & Ariana Grande Photographed Kissing, Holding Hands
    The Big Sean and Ariana Grande relationship rumors are about to go into overdrive, if not officially confirmed. Today a photo has been circulating the web showing the two possible love birds locking lips while on a roller coaster ride, and holding hands as they walked around the amusement park.
  • Cover of Money Problems Played Role In Simone Battle's Suicide
    Details about Simone Battle's suicide earlier this week have slowly started to emerge.
  • Cover of The Game Mourns Simone Battle After G.R.L. Singer's Apparent Suicide
    For those unfamiliar, Simone Battle was a member of the five-member group G.R.L. (a spin-off of The Pussycat Dolls) and an early contestant on the popular television series "The X Factor." Yesterday, she was found dead in West Hollywood at the age of 25-years-old.
  • Cover of Prince Releases New Track "U Know"
    On September 29th, Prince will release not one, but two new albums. One, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, will be a collaborative effort with his three piece 3RDEYEGIRL band, and the other, Art Official Age, will be a more standard offering from the Purple One.
  • Cover of Joe Budden Allegedly Beat Up His Girlfriend [Update: Budden Responds]
    Joe Budden is facing some serious allegations from his girlfriend, who claims the rapper brutally beat her up. This, according to TMZ.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
    Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
  • Cover of Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video Perpetuates Black Stereotypes [Update: Video's Director Responds]
    The debut of Earl Sweatshirt came with a video that certainly offended some people, but yesterday it was Earl who was pointing out the problematic aspects of Taylor Swift's new clip.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky & Girlfriend Chanel Iman Pose For Vogue Magazine
    A$AP Rocky is no stranger when it comes to high fashion magazine photo spreads, he seems to be knocking them out consistently since he stepped his foot into the game. His boo thing, Chanel Iman, is even more on the high fashion tip, after all, she is a super model.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 15)
    This hasn't been a great week in America. Beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away under particularly tragic circumstances at the age of 63. Plus, we saw a blatant violation of the first amendment at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed African-American male Mike Brown was slain by cops.
  • Cover of Karrueche Tran Reportedly Dumps Chris Brown [Update: Sources Say Chris Brown Broke It Off]
    Chris Brown has been spotted yachting out in St. Tropez, but he's missing his main chick Karrueche Tran . As it turns out, that's because the aspiring model has dumped C Breezy, and in turn, Brown reportedly took one of Karrueche's friends with him to St. Tropez instead.
  • Cover of Review: Sir Michael Rocks "BANCO"
    As a member of the Cool Kids, Sir Michael Rocks helped pioneer the current “cool kid” rap and fashion swag, since borrowed by a number of your favorite artists. They were the next big thing, even featured in a nationally aired Rhapsody commercial, with future star Sara Bareilles.
  • Cover of Top 10: Rap Interludes
    The interlude has always been an opportunity for an artist to switch up the vibe of their album and transition from one style to another. Sometimes they're musical, sometimes they're a humorous skit (or not so much) thrown in for comic relief.
  • Cover of Big Sean's Ex-Fiancee Naya Rivera Marries New Man Three Months After Break Up
    Not strictly hip-hop news, but it's making the rounds today across Twitter and the blogs: Naya Rivera married her new boyfriend just three months after breaking things off with Big Sean.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18)
    There was no simmering MMG beef to light up the hip-hop conversation this week and unfortunately Meek Mill is still in jail. But life still goes on in this week's 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week.
  • Cover of Clear Channel's "On The Verge" Strategy Helped Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Top Charts
    Clear Channel Communications is a mass media company that owns over 800 radio stations in the United States, so when they push a song, it gets heard.
  • Cover of Stream Marsha Ambrosius' "Friends & Lovers"
    British R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius is all set to release her sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, tomorrow (July 15th), and one day ahead of time, she's released a full stream. The 14 track project is now available for listening, courtesy of SoundCloud.
  • Cover of Rihanna Parties With 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners
    If you follow Rihanna on Twitter, you know she's actively been involved in all things World Cup, watching each match and tweeting whatever goes down, showing her support for a variety of countries.
  • Cover of Lil Kim Shares First Photo Of Newborn Baby
    Lil Kim has decided to share with the fans the very first photo of her newborn child, Royal Reign, which happened to be taken on the day she came out the womb. Lil Kim gave birth on June 9th, as we reported last month.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 11)
    After a short hiatus, 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week returns to some trouble in paradise. There's friction within the once untouchable MMG empire.
  • Cover of Earl Sweatshirt Cuts "Wearld Tour" Short To Finish Album
    We've got some good/bad news for Earl Sweatshirt fans. The good news is that a follow-up to 2013's Doris is dropping soon; the bad news (for those of you with plans to see Earl in the next two months) is that he won't be completing his current tour.
  • Cover of Common Admits Drake Beef Started Over Serena Williams
    It's been over a year since the Common/Drake beef went down, with Drake proclaiming near the end of things that he had won.
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