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  • Cover of 8 Battlers Who Should Be On "Road To Total Slaughter" Season 2
    The reality TV show "Road To Total Slaughter" brought battle rap into a spotlight it hasn’t seen for quite some time (if ever).
  • Cover of Who's That Girl?: Sacha Chang (Interview & Gallery)
    Name: Sacha Chang Age: 25   Hometown: LA   Relationship Status: Single   Are you familiar with Hot New Hip Hop?: Of course! Check you out everyday to get the latest. Sacha, let's get right to it, you have an accent, where are you from?
  • Cover of Remy Ma Planning To Release New Mixtape "I'm Around", Possibly Next Week
    Remy Ma has quickly immersed herself back into the rap game since her prison release the other month, and thus we've seen Remy Ma stop by basically every notable hip-hop media outlet.
  • Cover of Chicks In Kicks Recap Ft. Jessica Alba, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj + More
    Before we get into the best #ChicksInKicks photos of the week, it's worth noting that a champion has already been crowned.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
    Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Makes Fun Of Floyd Mayweather's Ability To Read; Audio Of Floyd Struggling To Read Gets Released
    The struggle is real. We've seen just about every celebrity, relevant and non-relevant, take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and go on to challenge their fellow celebrity friends to do the same.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa Reunites With Converse For A New Sneaker Collection
    Wiz Khalifa is back making business moves. Just days after his Taylor Gang imprint inked a deal with INgroove Music Group for distribution rights for the camp, the Pittsburgh native and Converse reveal that they have reunited once again for another sneaker collection.
  • Cover of Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video Perpetuates Black Stereotypes [Update: Video's Director Responds]
    The debut of Earl Sweatshirt came with a video that certainly offended some people, but yesterday it was Earl who was pointing out the problematic aspects of Taylor Swift's new clip.
  • Cover of Air Jordan 5 'Versace' Customs
    This regal-looking 'Versace' Air Jordan 5 custom comes to us by way of Alexander-John and Relevant Customs. Somewhere, a hypebeast just went into shock.
  • Cover of Jhene Aiko Reveals "Souled Out" Cover Art & Release Date [Update: Standard Edition Cover Art & Complete Tracklist Revealed]
    Jhene Aiko teased us with a new album leak last month, "Pressure", and ever since we've been waiting on any sort of update when it comes to the album it's off, Souled Out.
  • Cover of Who's Bringing New York Back First?
    It doesn't come as a surprise to know that the future of New York hip-hop looks extremely bright. Once the birthplace of rap, the city still harbors some of the best talent in the genre. 
  • Cover of Chris Brown Announces "X" Release Date [Update: Deluxe Edition Artwork Added]
    Release dates get pushed back all the time, but the delay of Chris Brown's X is definitely a unique case. With the singer being in and out of rehab, and subsequently going to jail for a few months, focus quickly left his next studio album.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: August 21
    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 Run The Jewels Sign To Mass Appeal & Announce "RTJ2" Release Date
    Today we received the new single from Run The Jewels' forthcoming second album, RTJ2, "Blockbuster Night Pt. 1." The record came via Mass Appeal, as well as the announcement that the duo Killer Mike and El-P have signed a deal with Mass Appeal Records.
  • Cover of Under Armour Makes $285 Million Offer To Kevin Durant
    Under Armour, whose roots are based right in Kevin Durant's hometown, is poised to make a power play for the league's MVP. KD's contract with Nike recently expired, and he has officially been offered a 10 year deal in the $265-$285 million range.
  • Cover of Eminem's Celebrity Disses: A Chronology
    It's been well over a decade since Eminem reveled in the center of seemingly every fiery controversy in popular culture. Never before had an artist dragged so many bystanders into his path of destruction. His assaults were ghastly, yet outstanding displays of rhyme, cadence and character.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: YS
    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 Fabolous Debuts 'Pantone' Air Jordan 6
    The Air Jordan 'Pantone' series is one of the most exclusive collections to ever adorn Jordan Brand's most classic silhouettes.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: August 11-17
    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 Nicki Minaj's Best "Anaconda" GIFs
    The hype around Nicki Minaj's ass-tastic "Anaconda" cover art was pretty substantial, but when clips from the video arrived, it was clear the Young Money rapper was taking things to the next level.
  • Cover of Jordan Brand Is All-In On Nicki Minaj's New 'Anaconda' Video
    Nicki Minaj has finally unveiled her much anticipated 'Anaconda' video after teasing photos for over a week. In a word, the video was a 'masterpiece.'
  • Cover of Top 10: Hottest Songs Of 2014 So Far
    While 2013 may have been the year of the album, with heavyweights like Jay Z, Eminem, and Kanye West all dropping new projects, 2014 is the year of the monster song. From all the way back in January until now, we've been bombarded with heat, one trending song after the next.
  • Cover of 10 Collaboration Albums We Need
    Art is often a collaborative process. Hip-hop is no exception. You know that feeling you get when two of your favorite artists work together? It’s amazing, right? We need to pursue that feeling. Some people were just meant to work together, and sometimes they need us to remind them of this.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Reviews 'Wolf Grey' Jordan 3
    Trinidad James was dropped from Def Jam, but he is still picking up kicks on the regular and has returned with another episode of Camp James. In the 19th installment of 1st and the 15th, Trinidad James reviews his first Asics x Ronnie Fieg collab which features an all gold upper. 
  • Cover of Stream Puff Daddy & Guy Gerber's New Album, "11 11"
    Puff Daddy is apparently a big fan of the after-hours scene in New York, and through it, he's been introduced to all kinds of electronic music, including the work of Israeli DJ Guy Gerber. 
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