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  • Cover of Happy 4/20: Hip-Hop's Weed Connection
    In the 90s and early 2000s, smoking marijuana was largely unaccepted and taboo. There was talk that weed was "dangerous," and despite debates and research showing that it was actually safe, and had possible healing properties, it remained banned in every US state.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: April 20
    This week on the charts we see a new entry with Top Dawg's lady SZA, who made a strong debut considering it's her first release on the label/first release for sale. Similar to Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia Demo, which debuted at #40, SZA's Z debuted at #39 by moving 7,000 units.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 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 Christ Bearer May Have Been High On PCP When He Mutilated His Genitals
    A strange and disturbing incident, which found Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Christ Bearer cutting off his penis and jumping from a second story balcony, left many (including RZA) looking for answers last week.
  • Cover of Classic Rotation: Nas' "Illmatic" 20 Years Later
    Yeah, yeah, it's been twenty years and you're old now. Twenty years since those early copies of Illmatic graced those long-lost, seemingly eternally dusty, record store shelves (remember record stores?
  • Cover of 15 Musical Hits From The Bong
    Before you get on to reading, I feel a responsibility as this list's writer to inform the reading public that marijuana is bad. If you smoke it, you will get pregnant and/or die.  That being said, if you do choose to smoke the devil's lettuce in honor of the Waldos, here are a few ground rules:
  • Cover of Nas Signs Boldy James On Newly-Launched Mass Appeal Imprint [Update: Boldy James Denies Signing To Mass Appeal]
    Boldy James is one of the illest rappers you probably haven't listened to yet, but we can expect that all to change very soon now that he's got the backing of the original Illmatic MC, Nas.
  • Cover of Teen Turns Down $98K For His Signed Red October Yeezys
    Remember the kid who went to see Kanye perform and was lucky enough to have his Red Octobers signed by 'Ye himself? Well, according to a write-up in the New York Times, he turned down a $98,000 offer for the kicks.
  • Cover of Review: Dizzy Wright's "State Of Mind" EP
    Few rappers out can say they have been rapping since the age of eight and actually mean it. Dizzy Wright has been performing long before he even hit puberty.
  • Cover of Krayzie Bone Announces "Chasing The Devil" Album Trilogy & Release Date
     After facing a few setbacks, it appears that Krayzie Bone is finally ready to release his very last solo effort ever. On July 22nd, the ex Bone-Thug will release the first of his three-part Chasing The Devil album trilogy.
  • Cover of Cam'ron Covers Mass Appeal, Talks Upcoming Projects & Capes
    Cam'ron is making a bit of a comeback this year. We've already heard a pretty awesome collaboration between him and A-Trak, and we'll be getting an EP from the duo later this year.
  • Cover of Win Kid Ink Tickets [Irving Plaza, NYC]
    Kid Ink continues his "My Own Lane" tour, and HotNewHipHop is giving you the chance to catch him live in concert!We've got tickets to Ink's show at New York's Irving Plaza on April 20th. If you're in the area, and would like to attend the show, simply follow the rules below, and you could be seeing Kid Ink, King L
  • Cover of Jordan Brand Officially Unveils The Air Jordan XX9
    The Jordan XX9 was officially unveiled today in New York City, and Tinker Hatfield and Michael Jordan were on hand for the event.
  • Cover of Review: August Alsina's "Testimony"
    2014 has been quite the year for debut albums thus far. Already, we’ve seen debut studio LPs from Cali artists Kid Ink, ScHoolboy Q, and YG. Now, about a year after he first splashed into mainstream Hip-hop/R&B, New Orleans singer August Alsina delivers his Def Jam debut album, Testimony.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 17
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Hotties Vixen Of The Week: Ayisha Diaz
    On Tuesday April 15, August Alsina dropped the visuals for "Get Ya Money" featuring Fabolous on 106 & Park (after shutting down Keshia Chante which you should probably watch). The visuals tell a story of a stripper working for a better life for herself and her family.
  • Cover of The Hip-Hop Kingdom: Can A Queen Take The Throne?
    As 2013 came to an end, countless voices in music and specifically in the realm of Hip Hop projected that 2014 would be the year of the female MC breakthrough.
  • Cover of Eminem x Nike Air Max 90 Surfaces On eBay
    A deadstock, mint condition pair of Eminem autographed Nike Air Max 90s has surfaced on eBay. The size 7 promo pair currently has a buy it now tag of $2,500.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Negotiating Plea Deal On Federal Gun Charges To Avoid Trial
    Just the other day we found out that Flava Flav is taking a plea deal in his domestic violence case, and now it looks like another rapper may be following suit (although these cases are completely unrelated). Gucci Mane is reportedly in negotiations for a plea deal, in order to avoid heading to trial.
  • Cover of Drake Shows Glimpse Of His Sneaker Closet
    A couple pair of Oregon Js and some Supreme Foams have worked their way into Drake's Spring rotation. No OVO Jordans though. 
  • Cover of 10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
    There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot.
  • Cover of "King's Crown" Nike LeBron 11
    The Nike LeBron 11 EXT  "King's Crown" is a sneaker that is sure to break some necks.
  • Cover of Stream Highlights From Nas' "Illmatic XX"
    Nas' re-release of his classic debut effort Illmatic officially arrives on April 19th. Illmatic XX, as it's called, comes with an entire new disc of remixes from the Illmatic era as well as remastered versions of all the tracks on the original LP.
  • Cover of Stream August Alsina's New Album "Testimony" In Its Entirety [Update: New Stream Added]
    With August Alsian's Def Jam debut Testimony set to drop next Tuesday (April 15th), he's decided to offer a stream of the project in advance, something that's become increasingly common in the rap game and beyond.
  • Cover of Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces Headliners Jay Electronica & Raekwon
    Festival season is officially upon us, with Coachella really kicking things off this past weekend with OutKast as headliners.
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