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  • Cover of A History of 50 Cent Beefs
    50 Cent has been through so much beef, you could probably dedicate a book to the fights he has picked. Throughout his career, he has never been shy to give his honest opinion about fellow rappers. He has mastered the art of the diss song and pretty much wears the crown for being the king at feuding.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Oct.18)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope"? Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. 
  • Cover of I'm Different: Hip-Hop's Best Concept Albums
    It's no secret that hip-hop can stretch itself a bit thin as far as creativity is concerned. If artists were taxed every time they mentioned dollars, they'd all be broke. Fortunately, amongst the clones, several voices stand out from the crowd.
  • Cover of Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: October 18]
    Want your music video promoted and featured on HNHH? Submit your original music video for the chance to be posted on HNHH's YouTube channel and in our video section.   This week's winners are N.O.V.A. Knuckleheads, with their video for "Eureka." To view other past winners click HERE.
  • 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 #TBT: Bad Boy Records' Early Hits
    Bad Boy Records was founded in 1993 by a lesser-known-at-the-time Sean Combs, who later went by Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and now Diddy.
  • Cover of A History Of RnBeef
    Hey, Hip-Hop heads, enthusiasts, casual observers, etc.; ever wonder about the great feuds betwixt R&B legends? If you weren’t, that might be due to the fact that there aren't very many.
  • Cover of 10 Must-Hear Danny Brown Remixes
    Danny Brown has completely exploded in the hip-hop world over the past few years, since his humble beginnings as a Detroit mixtape rapper.
  • Cover of Jahlil Beats Lists His Top 10 Producers Of All Time
    Jahlil Beats came through the office the other week, and sat down for a quick interview to let us know what exactly he's been up to these days, as he's been a bit absent on the producer circuit.
  • Cover of Top 10: Singles Off Highly Anticipated Albums
    With so much great music already out this year, it's hard to think this year could get any better. But we still have new albums coming from the likes of T.I., Logic, Big K.R.I.T., and Kendrick Lamar, so it will get better, way better.
  • Cover of Let The Beat Drop: Hottest BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers
    The beauty of a cypher is that it gathers artists from different walks of life and allows them to share their fortes. In a hip-hop cypher, competitors and spectators alike gather to hear some of the hardest bars around.
  • Cover of The 10 Hottest Freestyles On Tim Westwood TV
    Tim Westwood may not look like your average hip-hop personality, but the 57-year-old gangly white dude, always rocking a different color polo, is an industry legend, and he's been there from the beginning. In the late 80s, Westwood was one of the first DJs in Europe to play hip-hop on mainstream radio.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Oct.11)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope"? Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. 
  • Cover of 10 Essential Kaytranada Tracks
    Kaytranada, real name Louis Kevin Celestin, was born in 1992 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After relocating to Montreal, Quebec as a toddler, Kaytranada began DJing at age 14. His brother introduced him to producing software at the age of 15, putting him on a slow-burning path to success.
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Tory Lanez's "Lost Cause" Tour
    Tory Lanez is currently on the road for his "Lost Cause" tour, which coincides with his mixtape of the same name. We premiered the project recently, so it only seemed appropriate to follow up with free tickets for the "Lost Cause" tour. This way you can hear your favorite jams played live.
  • 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 #TBT: Deep Cuts From T.I.
    T.I. is a legend at this point. For nearly 20 years he has been blessing the mic with verses of the hustle, the struggle, roads to success and pimpin'. He's a rapper, actor, convicted felon and one of the south's most heralded artists.
  • Cover of 10 Reasons You Should Stop Sleeping On Logic
    Logic has come a long way since he dropped his first Frank Sinatra-inspired mixtape, Young, Broke & Infamous, four years ago. Off the strength of that tape and the three others that followed it, he steady built up his fanbase, utilizing social media and the blogosphere to its fullest.
  • Cover of Legends & Youngins: 10 Collaborations We'd Love To Hear
    Remember the feeling you got when you heard Kendrick Lamar connect with MC Eiht on "m.A.A.d city" off his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city? Or what about when Stalley collaborated with Scarface on "Swangin'"?
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Ty Dolla $ign's "In Too Deep" Tour
    Ty Dolla $ign is currently making his way across the U.S. and Canada for his "In Too Deep" tour. The tour kicked off at the end of September, but if you haven't bought yourself tickets yet, you're in luck, 'cause we'll be giving away one pair for most of the remaining city stops.
  • Cover of Top 10 Chicago Drill Songs
    King Louie speaks the truth: “They say you can make it anywhere, if you make it in Chicago.” The city notoriously known as Chiraq has been long overshadowed by gang violence, and those fortunate enough to make it out the trap are considered heroes.
  • Cover of Top 10: Hood Grammys Drake Forgot
    As you probably heard last night, Drake started yet another trend with his #HoodGrammys on Instagram. That's all well and good, but he only announced 5 awards, and to be honest there was a slight OVO-family bias with some of them (PARTYNEXTDOOR with mixtape of the year?
  • Cover of 8 Female Artists Rappers Love
    Name your favorite rapper. Eminem, Jay Z or Kendrick Lamar come to mind? What about Lorde? 
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Smokers Club Tour
    The Smokers Club Tour has become an annual event, each year featuring a variety of smoke-worthy rappers. This year the headliners tapped are none other than "How High" duo, Method Man and Redman. Alongside the two veteran MCs, we'll see Mick Jenkins, B-Real of Cypress Hill and Taylor Gang's weed authority Berner.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Oct.4)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. 
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