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  • 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 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 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 Underrated Audio: April 5 - April 11
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Game's Ex-Fiance Files For Restraining Order [Update: Details Emerge]
    It has not been a great week for love and hip-hop. Just days after Big Sean and Naya Rivera called off their engagement, TMZ reports that Tiffney Cambridge has gotten a restraining order against Game, her ex-fiancee. 
  • Cover of Treach Of Naughty By Nature Arrested For "Eluding Police"
    Naughty By Nature's Treach made headlines last year when he attempted to "fire" fellow group member Vin Rock via Twitter. NBN's tour went on regardless, and while things had been quiet from the camp from some time, it has now been reported that Treach was arrested in New Jersey for "eluding police".
  • Cover of Lil TerRio And King Keraun Discuss Celebrity, Rap, New Music And More
    Believe it or not, there's more to life than being Vine, Instagram or Facebook famous, folks, a fact Internet sensation Lil TerRio has set out to prove in a big way. For those unacquainted, he's the star of the viral "Ooh, Kill 'Em" Vine clips that took the online world by storm in 2013.
  • Cover of Chris Brown's D.C. Assault Case Will Go To Trial, Judge Denies Dismissal Request
    So here's where we were last time we reported on Chris Brown's seemingly never-ending legal troubles: his lawyer, Mark Geragos, was proposing that the D.C.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Ordered To Pay Sleek Audio $16 Million Following Lawsuit
    The legal issues between 50 Cent and Sleek Audio continue, and once again, 50 Cent has found himself at the loosing end. As we reported on last year, Fiddy had taken Sleek to court, suing them over a debt he claimed the company owed him (a debt of $261,000).
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 29- April 4
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Game Denies Brutally Assaulting His Fiancee, Tiffney Cambridge
    According to TMZ, Game is [allegedly] a suspect in an ongoing felony, domestic violence investigation. If their sources are to be believed, Game is accused of striking his fiancee, Tiffney Cambridge, repeatedly in her face, "injuring her eye socket and breaking her nose" and the L.A.
  • Cover of Review: Smoke DZA's "Dream.ZONE.Achieve"
    Smoke DZA fans have seen the Harlem rapper’s growth from his last few projects. He went from hard-hitting straight-laced lyrics in George Kush Da Button to a street storyteller in Rugby Thompson.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 3
    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 Ladies Night: Dopest Videos By Female Rappers
    "This is ladies night and our rhymes is tight, oh this is ladies night...," Missy Elliott sang on the 1997 hit track, "Ladies Night" that she collaborated on with Angie Martinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye and Da Brat. The song was featured on the "Nothing to Lose" soundtrack.
  • Cover of Joe Budden Apologizes For Racist Instagram Post
    Joe Budden posted an image to Instagram yesterday which gained him a lot of negative attention. The Slaughterhouse rapper put up an image of a Sikh man-- seemingly going through customs at the airport --with the caption, “Not on my watch Homeboy!”, suggesting the man was a terrorist.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 22- March 28
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Chris Brown's Lawyer Demands That D.C. Assault Case Be Dismissed
    Chris Brown is looking to avoid punishment for yet another crime as his Washington, D.C. assault case could potentially be dismissed due to a misuse of the jury.
  • Cover of Kanye West Announces Australian "Yeezus" Tour Dates With Pusha T [Update: European Dates Added]
    Kanye West is in the middle of the second leg of his ambitious Yeezus tour, but he's apparently not ready to wrap it up just yet. Once Yeezy is through with his current string of dates, he'll be heading down under for five more shows.
  • Cover of Chris Brown Could Avoid Jail Time If He Settles A Recent Assault Case
    As you may have heard, Chris Brown recently headed back to jail after being kicked out of his second rehab facility for touching the hands and elbows of a woman, refusing a drug test and making "harsh comments" about the program during a group session.
  • Cover of Kanye West Sentenced To Two Years Probation For Paparazzi Assault
     Remember back in July when Kanye West “attacked” a photographer at LAX and was later charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft? Well, it looks like Yeezus can finally put those charges behind him, but not before he first pays for his so-called “crime”.
  • Cover of August Alsina Reveals Tracklist For "Testimony"
    August Alsina let go of the official artwork for his major label debut, Testimony, back in February, and now he's given us the official tracklist for the effort. 
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 8- March 14
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Auto-Tune: Hip-Hop's Rejuvenation
    People do not like change. Music fans, especially. When the use of Auto-Tune exploded in the mid-2000s, many were skeptical. Today, many still are. Since its creation in 1997, Auto-Tune has crept its way into virtually every genre of music, most notably Hip-hop/R&B.
  • Cover of Hit-Boy Announces New HS87 Album, "We The Plug"
    It didn't take long for Hit-Boy to affirm his status as a super-producer, and he's now looking to cement a place for himself in his crew in the rap game.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: March 1- March 7
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
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