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  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: September 21
    Lecrae is on the way to becoming a household name, which is a feat for a rapper, let alone a Christian rapper. The rapper made an impressive debut this past week, with Anomaly topping the Billboard 200 and selling just under 100k, with 88,000.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Says "STN MTN / KAUAI" Is "The First Concept Mixtape Ever"
    Childish Gambino isn't afraid to get conceptual. The actor turnt rapper had an insanely elaborate rollout for his sophomore album, because the internet, which hit its peak with the release of a full accompanying screenplay.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Sept. 20)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted 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 21 Dope Rappers 21 And Under
    Rappers from all over the United States are popping up, showing off their talents and making a name for themselves in their cities of choice. Whether it's Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami, there are young emcees repping each region.
  • Cover of August Alsina Was In A Coma For Three Days
    August Alsina suddenly collapsed while performing in New York City at the Irving Theatre a few days back, the show was part of his tour with Teyana Taylor. The artist was quickly brought to the hospital, where he's remained for the last several days.
  • Cover of T.I. Reveals Tracklist For "Paperwork: The Motion Picture"
    After unveiling the artwork for his upcoming album Paperwork: The Motion Picture at the end of last month, T.I. returns today with the official tracklist and deluxe edition cover art.
  • Cover of Rap By Numbers: A Break Down Of Hip-Hop Sales & More
    Since it's evolution from the late 1980s, hip-hop music has gone from strength to strength. Nothing tells the story of this success better than seeing the facts by numbers.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Sues Ex-Boyfriend For Allegedly Stealing Her Computer Data & Forgery
    Iggy Azalea's at-first-mythical sex tape has turned into a real sex tape, and with that, Iggy's got some legal battles to pursue. As we've reported on, Iggy's ex-boyfriend is attempting to sell their sex tape to Vivid Entertainment.
  • Cover of Lil B Creates "Basedmoji" iPhone Application
    Lil B has struck gold once again with his brand new "Basedmoji" app. Now available in the iTunes store, the free download allows users to select from a wide variety of Based God-based animations for their personal text messages.
  • Cover of Hip-Hop Vs. Everybody: 10 Rap/Non-Rap Feuds
    When hip-hop first started, beef was a reflection of the boxer-like competitive drive to establish yourself as the best in the business. Then came the advent of social media.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: J $tash
    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 August Alsina Passes Out During Concert In NYC [Update: August Remains Hospitalized]
    While performing in front of a jam-packed sold out crowd Monday night in NYC, August Alsina had himself what appears to be a serious health scare just moments ago when he fell unconscious during the middle of his set.
  • Cover of The Alchemist Reveals Cover Art, Tracklist & Release Date For "Rapper's Best Friend 3"
    The Alchemist always has something cooking. The talented producer announced today that he's got a new instrumental project on the way, Rapper's Best Friend 3: An Instrumental Series. The project is being readied for release on September 30th.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Allegedly Gave Her Ex-Boyfriend Rights To Release Sex Tape
    Things aren't looking too good for Iggy Azalea's attempts to block her sex tape from seeing the light of day. Yesterday we reported on how Iggy's legal team threatened to sue the porn company Vivid Entertainment if they try to release the tape under Iggy's name.
  • Cover of Big K.R.I.T. Announces "See Me On Top 4" Mixtape, Dropping Tomorrow (9/16)
    Big K.R.I.T. is getting ready to embark on the "Pay Attention Tour" in a couple weeks, but before that starts, it looks like Krizzle is giving fans one helluva treat first.
  • Cover of High Off Hip-Hop: Rap's History Of Drug Use
    "This another motherfucking rap song. Broke and crazy, rich and famous doesn't last long. Spent all my cash on a broken dream, went from weed and liquor to the coke and lean." - Mac Miller, "Polo Jeans."
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Will Reportedly Sue Vivid If They Market Sex Tape
    The Iggy Azalea sex tape drama continues. As we reported on last week, Vivid Entertainment is claiming they have a sex tape featuring Iggy, and they'd like to market it.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Sept. 13)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted 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 Roll Up: Imaginary Smoke Sessions With Your Favorite Rappers
    A lot of rappers like to smoke weed, as do a lot of their fans, that's a given. Marijuana has become a much more accepted part of, not only hip hop culture, but our society as a whole. As smoking weed becomes more widely accepted, we can feel more comfortable doing it, almost as comfortable as rappers seem with it.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Denies She Has A Sex Tape [Update: Iggy Changes Her Tune, Sex Tape Does Exist]
    Iggy Azalea has reportedly been offered a seven-figure sum for an alleged sex tape, however, the main issue is the fact that Iggy says it's not her in the tape.
  • Cover of Stream Lecrae's New Album "Anomaly"
    Lecrae's new album Anomaly hit the shelves on September 9th, but for those hesitant listeners, Lecrae has decided to provide a full album stream.
  • Cover of Saigon Reveals Artwork And Tracklist For "GSNT 3"
    On September 30th, Saigon will release the third installment of his Greatest Story Never Told series, GSNT 3: The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard. Today, the NY rapper has given us the album's artwork and tracklist. Check out the former in the gallery above, and the latter below.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: Nikko Lafre
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up profiles emerging rappers and producers that show strong promise but haven't necessarily seen the shine they deserve, from those deep underground to artists on the cusp of the mainstream that you may have missed.
  • Cover of Lil Kim Reveals New "Hard Core" Mixtape Release Date [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    When Lil Kim released a freestyle this week, rehashing her beef with the currently hotter than ever Nicki Minaj, it seemed like an announcement may follow soon. Right no time, Kim has given us a new release date for her oft-delayed project, Hard Core 2k13. 
  • Cover of Sadboys: The Saddest Rappers & Their Saddest Songs
    I don't know where you were when the sad wars hit, but if Yung Lean and his Sad Boy affiliates ushered in an era where 15-year-old Swedish kids crying over pokemon cards, clad in North Face, are spawning articles in swanky East Coast outlets, now seems like the time to honor the tradition of hip-hop tear jerkers that b
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