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  • Cover of Meet Earlly Mac: Finally Famous Affiliate
    Recently, HotNewHipHop chopped it up with Finally Famous rapper Earlly Mac.
  • Cover of Tyler, The Creator Covers The Fader, Talks Relationship With Earl Sweatshirt
    Following the unveiling of Migos' new cover of the Fader last week, Tyler, The Creator nabs the second cover of the magazine.
  • Cover of Yung Berg Arrested For Attacking Girlfriend
    Yung Berg, also known as Hitmaka (although that name hasn't really taken off it seems), is in a bit of hot water with the cops after apparently attacking his girlfriend.
  • Cover of A History Of Rapper Break-Ups In 2014
    It has clearly been a tough year for rappers when it comes to love. In 2014, we saw some very long-term relationships, marriages and short flings sadly come to an end, someĀ of which were really unexpected.
  • Cover of Possible New Beyoncé Album On The Way
    A tracklist began circulating online earlier today for a possible follow up to Beyoncé's self-titled 2013 LP. Titled Beyoncé Vol. 2, the project appears to be a re-release of the latter, featuring all of the original volume's songs plus an additional eleven tracks.
  • Cover of Usher Covers Billboard Magazine
    Usher is the face of the latest issue of Billboard magazine, and with that comes an interview. During the interview Usher discusses his love life, which now includes Grace Miguel, a woman eight years his senior who also manages his career. He also talks about his delayed album.
  • 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.
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