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  • 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 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (July 26)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst 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 20 Of Nicki Minaj's Best Booty Moments
    Nicki Minaj almost broke the internet when she unveiled the artwork for "Anaconda" at the end of the week, and with that came headlines galore, as well as Nicki's own criticism of said headlines.
  • Cover of Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: July 26]
    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 Nyles Davis, with his song "Rise & Grind". To view other past winners click HERE.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 25)
    July is steadily coming to a close and the steady stream of Nicki Minaj verses continues. After appearing on the remix to August Alsina's "No Love," she prepping the release her next single, "Anaconda." The collaboration has a few wondering if they were messing around together, which makes "Anaconda" an
  • Cover of 10 References To "The Wire" In Hip-Hop
    We both hope and assume y'all have seen or are at least familiar with HBO's "The Wire" at this point - if not, it's due time you did your homework.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: G4SHI
    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 Ridiculous Rapper Baby Names
    When a rapper has a kid, you can pretty much guarantee that they won't be opting for those normal, everyday names. The average hip hop artist-- this seems to ring true for your average celebrity as well-- will do their utmost to make sure it is unique
  • Cover of 14 Heroic Acts By Rappers
    We all know that rappers often get a bad rep with the press. Accusations of criminal activity, encouraging violence, or just plain bad behavior are common for hip hop artists. Selfless and generous acts by hip hop stars seldom get the coverage or attention they deserve.
  • Cover of Top 10: Sophomore Albums Of The 2000s
    In music we tend to glorify the debut album, always craving the newest and shiniest thing out. The downside of that is usually we're slightly disappointed in the follow up sophomore album, possibly what led to the phenomenon known as the "sophomore slump".
  • Cover of 13 Rappers Featured On Reality TV
    Reality television shows became popular after the launch of MTV’s The Real World in 1992. Then came the wildly well liked Survivor and Big Brother, and from then on reality tv has been infiltrating our televisions sets.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (July 19)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst 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 Cities With Underrated Rap Scenes
    There is no one answer for why some cities get so much love in the hip-hop industry while others producing loads of talent go unnoticed. Maybe it's because major labels are based in, and focus on the so-called hip-hop meccas of the United States: NYC, Houston, LA, Chicago, New Orleans, and so on.
  • Cover of 10 Independent Rap Labels On The Rise
    We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one.
  • Cover of When Rappers Attack: 10 Rapper/Fan Altercations
    For as long as hip hop has been a part of popular culture, it has been one of the more interactive genres in music. But while most MCs like to make the crowd a part of the show, fans sometimes go to far in trying to get close to their favorite artist.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: July 7-13
    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 Ticket Giveaway: See Chevy Woods & Kevin Gates Live For "By Any Means" Tour
    As we announced back in May, Taylor Gang x Bread Winners Association are teaming up for a joint tour with Chevy Woods and Kevin Gates, named after the latter's mixtape, By Any Means. We're excited to be able to giveaway tickets for the tour, which officially kicks off tomorrow, July 15th, in Houston, Texas and run
  • Cover of Top 10: Dual Threats
    After covering rappers and a producer in our first couple instalments of Top 10, we decided to combine the two for this week's. In the past decade especially, the producer credit has gotten it's fair share of the spotlight, whereas before, the role was much more in the background.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (July 12)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst 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 Ticket Giveaway: Meet & Greet With DJ Mustard
    As DJ Mustard continues to take over the game, the rapper connected with Brisk Bodega to host several shows around the U.S., from New York to Houston. The show will not only feature a set from DJ Mustard, but appearances from different artists in the area.
  • Cover of Top 10: Yeezy On The Beat, Hoe
    Following up last week's Top 10 of rappers who were bodied on their own shit, we're moving on to Yeezy's production. Expect a new Top 10 list each Monday going forward, and if there's a subject you want us to tackle shout it out in the comments.
  • Cover of Shit Rappers Say (Part 2)
    Yes it's back again! We've gone digging for those stupid, hilarious, random and anger-filled comments that your favorite rappers make, for another edition of Shit Rappers Say.
  • Cover of Best Hip-Hop Break Up Tracks
    Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others.
  • Cover of 15 Classic Hip-Hop Debuts
    There are certain albums that every hip-hop head should have in their collection, and without a doubt these fifteen LPs are among them. These artists have created masterpieces that have contributed to the legacy of hip hop.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (July 5)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst 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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