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  • Cover of Hip-Hop Vs. Everybody: 10 Rap/Non-Rap Feuds
    When hip-hop first started, beef was a reflection of the boxer-like competitive drive to establish yourself as the best in the business. Then came the advent of social media.
  • Cover of TV Shows You Should Watch If You're A Hip-Hop Fan
    Hip-hop is a way of life. It's about much more than music. It's about fashion, style, and culture. If you call yourself a true hip-hop fan, you best be about that life. You have to know, not only what to listen to, but also what to watch. HotNewHipHop takes a look at the best TV shows to watch if you're a hip-hop fan.
  • Cover of RnBaes: Female Singers On The Rise
    In the last few years, a slew of new female artists have flooded the rap game, but the tide appears to be turning. More and more women are emerging as RnB artists, churning out sultry tunes and love ballads, each with their own unique twist.
  • Cover of Top 10: Crispy New Collabs
    Nothing gets us more turnt up than a fire new collaboration between two (or more) dope artists, especially if they haven't made a lot of music together before.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Sept. 13)
    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 Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: September 13]
    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 Jimi, with his video for "Black Magic" To view other past winners click HERE.
  • Cover of Tech Flex: iPhone 6, Apple Watch and More
    In a brand new lifestyle series, Tech Flex, we plan to introduce you to some of the hottest new technology available.
  • Cover of Roll Up: Imaginary Smoke Sessions With Your Favorite Rappers
    A lot of rappers like to smoke weed, as do a lot of their fans, that's a given. Marijuana has become a much more accepted part of, not only hip hop culture, but our society as a whole. As smoking weed becomes more widely accepted, we can feel more comfortable doing it, almost as comfortable as rappers seem with it.
  • Cover of 10 Things We Know About Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V"
    Weezy F Baby...please say the baby. It’s almost time! Lil Wayne is set to return with Tha Carter V this fall, scheduled to drop October 28th. Unfortunately, we can only take this with a grain of salt, as it has been pushed back time and time again.
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: The Weeknd's Sold Out "King Of The Fall" Tour With ScHoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
    The Weeknd is embarking on a mini "King Of The Fall" tour on September 19th, when he'll hit four different cities for a "special live one-night event", accompanied by ScHoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko. 
  • Cover of Sadboys: The Saddest Rappers & Their Saddest Songs
    I don't know where you were when the sad wars hit, but if Yung Lean and his Sad Boy affiliates ushered in an era where 15-year-old Swedish kids crying over pokemon cards, clad in North Face, are spawning articles in swanky East Coast outlets, now seems like the time to honor the tradition of hip-hop tear jerkers that b
  • Cover of 10 Hip-Hop Artists Who Blew Up Off A Mixtape
    Mixtapes are like opinions. Everyone has one, but not all of them matter.
  • Cover of Top 10: Hottest Songs You May Have Missed This Summer
    As summer draws to a close and all the kids are back at school, it's a great time to reminisce about all the fun that was had and great music that came out. Last week we tackled the best mixtapes of the summer, but that doesn't tell the whole story.
  • Cover of 10 Hip-Hop Group Break-Ups
    Like with any break-up, when it first occurs the fresh wound stings, but as time passes we learn to accept fate. Over the past few decades, exceptional hip-hop groups have come and gone.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Sept.6)
    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 Best Friends 4 Life: Frequent Collaborators
    Summer's basically over, so it's a good time to look back at all the great times you had with your best friends. Whether that was facing a couple blunts before watching a Guardians of the Galaxy bootleg, or maybe laying down a few platinum-selling songs together, good times were definitely had.
  • Cover of Top 15 Hottest Mixtapes Of Summer '14
    This Summer has been a wild one in hip hop, with veterans like Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent dropping new albums, newcomers like Rae Sremmurd and Bobby Shmurda creating viral sensations, and Nicki Minaj's full moon eclipsing pretty much everything else on Earth.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Aug 30)
    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 (August 29)
    Isn't this something? Not only is Meek Mill in jail and his sophomore album is delayed indefinitely, but Jeezy also took a trip behind bars after getting caught with an assault rifle. He posted the $1 million bail, but the CTE suddenly got trouble on his head after pleading not guilty. 
  • Cover of Contest: TRUKFIT's "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" Tour Giveaway
    Lil Wayne and Drake's "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour is going strong. In honor of the joint tour, we're teaming up with Weezy F and TRUKFIT to give a crazy summer prize pack for the HNHH users.
  • Cover of Internet Rap Sensations
    “Internet rapper” has generally forever been considered a negative term. In the eyes of many core hip-hop heads, being real life-hot is always more favorable than being internet-hot. Often, however, it’s the opposite that’s true. “Bad publicity” may not even exist anymore.
  • Cover of Trunk Bangers
    The age-old question under which almost all hip-hop music is scrutinized: does it pass the car test?
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Fool's Gold Day Off In NYC
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Aug. 18-24
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • 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.
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