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  • Cover of Indie-Cud: A Timeline Of Kid Cudi's Indie Collabs & Samples
    When A Kid Named Cudi first began making the rounds in late 2008, it seemed to appeal to people of all musical backgrounds, with Kid Cudi rapping over a decidedly wide variety of source material.
  • Cover of Five Courses Of Action Bronson's Best Food Lyrics
    Hip-hop has always had its fair share of food-related lyrics-- with Outkast repping for fish and grits, Lil Wayne comparing himself to lasagna and MF DOOM releasing an entire food-inspired album-- but it's not often that a rap lyrics sheet resembles the menu of a five-star restaurant.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of the Week:  February 24 - March 3
    Here it is, the once-weekly look at the tracks toward the top of our charts that you need to know about.
  • Cover of Waka Flocka Flame's Top 10 Turn Up Anthems
    Last year, Waka Flocka Flame seemed to be more focused on bar-for-bar lyricism than bellowing on top of gargantuan trap beats, releasing the ironically-titled I Can't Rap Vol. 1 last summer as a culmination of a freestyle series.
  • Cover of 13 Essential Jay Electronica Tracks
    Jay Electronica is a strange cat. The New Orleans-born MC now resides in London, where very few rappers decide to claim home.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Feb. 28)
    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 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 27)
    Kanye wept. Drake reigned. Dark Sky Paradise happened. This week in hip-hop can be summarized in those three tersely worded sentences. It makes sense because this week has been weird everywhere else. There's something going about a dress and llamas.
  • Cover of Top 5 Ridiculous Stunts From MTV's "Pimp My Ride"
    Recently, we felt our childhood selves get pimp slapped back to reality with the forthcoming allegations that MTV's "Pimp My Ride" is guilty of deceiving both its viewers and contestants.
  • Cover of Kanye West Gets North West and Donda West's Birthdates Tattooed On Him
    Since we've known him, Kanye West has never been afraid to express his feelings for either his mother and/or daughter, so for him to get 2 new tattoos in their honor shouldn't come much as a surprise. 
  • Cover of #TBT: Nate Dogg Originals
    Last month we took a look at Nate Dogg's dopest features, but the late legend put out some incredible work of his own too. We felt it was only right to take a look at 10 originals Nate Dogg put out, including ones released by 213, his group with Snoop Dogg and Warren G.
  • Cover of Kanye West's 5 Most Noteworthy Interviews
    We've reached a day and age when a new Kanye West interview is an event in and of itself. Thanks in part to his iconic "George Bush hates black people" quip in 2005 and a pair of headline-worthy outbursts two years ago, Mr.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino's Most Unexpected Career Moves
    Yesterday, we learned that Donald Glover might not be calling himself Childish Gambino for much longer. As that's the only rap name we know him by, this came as a bit of a shock, but it's far from the first surprising move of his career.
  • Cover of LeBron Breaks Scottie Pippen's Record For Most Assists By A Frontcourt Player
    The Cleveland Cavaliers improved their record to 36-22 last night with a 102-93 victory over the Pistons last night in Detroit. In the win, LeBron James dished out 11 assists which makes him the all-time assists leader for frontcourt players, an achievement that he ranks among the very best of his career.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of the Week: February 17- February 24
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of the best of our Top 20. Please keep in mind this list was culled from the top of our charts, so more popular artists are more likely to be represented. For a look at under-the-radar tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
  • Cover of 5 Reasons You Should Be Listening To Peewee Longway
    In an Atlanta currently populated with colorful stars such as Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug and Rome Fortune, Peewee Longway tends to slip under the radar.
  • Cover of Chris Brown & Tyga's 5 Most Memorable Collaborations
    Whether they're teaming up against Drake on Hot 97 or popping bottles together in the club, Chris Brown and Tyga have had quite the bromance going for a number of years now.
  • Cover of Big Sean's Best Wordplay On "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Big Sean has always been a gifted wordsmith. Puns, metaphors, similes--you name it. On occasion, though, he's been guilty of reaching: "ass-quake, ass-tate, ass-tray..." He's better than that. And on Dark Sky Paradise he proves it. Lyrically, this is Sean's deepest work, but he doesn't ditch the wordplay games.
  • Cover of Contest: Win Tickets To Lil Durk's NYC Show Tonight
    Last month Lil Durk announced his "Everywhere I Go" tour dates, which found the rapper hitting both the South and the East Coast.
  • Cover of Rise & Grind: 15 Songs To Start Your Day
    Waking up isn't always easy. Why would anyone want to leave the comfort of their warm bed to enter out in to the world? It almost doesn't make sense when you think about it. But we all have responsibilities, and we can't waste our entire lives away sleeping!
  • Cover of Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: February 21]
    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 winner is J.R., with his video for "Slums of The City." Watch it below. To view other past winners click HERE.
  • Cover of Hype Williams' 10 Dopest Old School Music Videos
    Hype Williams may have only directed four videos in 2014, but that doesn't mean we can't all remember a time when every dope hip-hop video seemed to have Hype's fingerprints on it.
  • Cover of TBT: Talib Kweli
    Talib Kweli is one of Brooklyn's many great MCs. In 1998 he linked up with fellow Brooklynite Mos Def for the lone Black Star LP, a record that is still influencing rappers today.
  • Cover of Drake's Sneakiest Sneak Disses
    On 2009's "Successful," a young Drake rapped, "Diss me, you’ll never hear a reply for it," creating somewhat of a mission statement for his career from there on out.
  • Cover of Artists With A Dope Aesthetic
    The rap game is all about your aesthetic. What you do, how you do it, how you look and how you market yourself are all a massive factor in a successful career. Some rappers take their aesthetic to the next level, creating something completely unique out of their brand.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of The Week:  February 10- February 17
    If it weren't for the weird for-pay nature of Drake's new "mixtape" then all five of these tracks would come from the 6 God. That's not to say the rest of the week was terrible. Our Top 100 chart contained a number of notable tracks. 
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