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  • Cover of Top 10 Hip-Hop Dance Trends
    Hip-hop dance crazes have become a huge part of our American mainstream culture. These dances, like the “Shmoney Dance” and the “Wobble” have gone viral due to sites like YouTube, Vine and Vimeo streaming artists’ videos containing them.
  • Cover of Major Money: Rappers Who Signed Million-Dollar Deals
    What most music fans don’t know is that a major record label deal is not guaranteed change in your pocket. A recording contract is essentially a legal agreement which allows the record label to exploit an artist’s work through recorded material.
  • Cover of Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: August 16]
    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 King Bar, with his song "Wanna Be Somebody." To view other past winners click HERE.
  • Cover of The Baddest B-Sides
    The term B-sides comes from the vinyl record days, when artists would release a single, then put a little extra something on the reverse side for the fans.
  • Cover of 10 Hip-Hop Songs Parodied By Weird Al
    They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but not everyone is flattered when Weird Al Yankovic decides to make their hit song into a caricature.
  • Cover of 12 Of Drake's Funniest Moments
    Drizzy Drake is not doubt one of the biggest hip hop artists in present day. His albums have moved millions of units and he has sold out shows all the around the world. But one thing that you should know about the star is that he's also a pretty funny guy.   
  • Cover of 10 Rap Battles We Would Love To See
    If you follow battle rap, there are probably quite a few matches that you'd love to see. With all the different styles and schemes that battlers have these days, there are countless scenarios that could provide classic material.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: August 4-10
    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: Albums We Can't Wait To Hear
    Just as a disclaimer, you won't find Detox on this list. We gave up on that a long time ago. We can only assume at this point that Dre is swimming in a literal pool of Apple money somewhere, Scrooge McDuck style.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Aug 9)
    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: See Juicy J, Tyga, & More Live At IleSoniq In Montreal
    The IleSoniq music festival is hitting Montreal, Quebec this month, and we're giving away tickets to the big event! The fest, which will feature performances from the likes of Juicy J, Tyga, Iggy Azalea, araabMUZIK, Mr.
  • Cover of SportsCenter Anchors Who Love Hip-Hop
    Hip-hop and professional sports are more similar than you might think. Both fields are competitive, exciting, and allow for great debates.
  • Cover of Contest: TRUKFIT's "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" Tour Giveaway
    Lil Wayne and Drake's "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour kicks off in two days time, with the first show going down in Buffalo on Friday. 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 Ticket Giveaway: See Casey Veggies Live In The West Coast
    After launching a contest for the "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne" tour including a dope prize pack from TRUKFIT yesterday, we're bringing you another great giveaway today thanks to Casey Veggies and PNCINTL.
  • Cover of 11 Rappers Who Squashed Their Beef
    Like boxing, hip-hop has always been driven by competition. But while the masses love it when top tier MCs go after each other in lyrical (or these days, reality show-style physical) combat, everybody loves a happy ending.
  • Cover of Top 10: Jay Z's Best Post-Retirement Verses
    When dissecting a massive catalog such as Hov's to rank his best verses, you really have to break it up. It would be like ranking the Top 10 sports cars ever made, you'd have to go by decade to make it more feasible.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Aug 2)
    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 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 1)
    In an ideal world, Remy Ma would be in this edition of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week instead of being in jail for another week. But, then again, Remy Ma wouldn't have been serving time in the first place. Still, life goes on and the tweets still roll.
  • Cover of Mixtape Photoshop Fails
    Mixtapes have long been effective for staying grounded in the modern landscape of hip-hop. Borrowing popular beats and enlisting a roster of peers for guest verses are mainstay mechanisms for sustaining relevancy in the rap game.
  • Cover of 20 Rap Selfies
    Selfies are now a worldwide phenomenon. Yes, turning the camera on yourself has become an extremely popular act of our generation. Whether it's to show off your new look, a dope location or just to share your current emotion. We love selfies.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: July 21-27
    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 10 Rappers Who Shouted Out Scarface
    Although the initial critical reception to the 1983 movie "Scarface" was pretty mixed, with plenty of harsh reviews, it has since gone on to not only become a rapper favorite, but cement itself as a classic. Although it was panned so hard by critics, it turned out to be a box office smash.
  • 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.
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