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  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: August  17
    Last week we saw PARTYNEXTDOOR make a relatively strong debut on the Billboard 200, however he has not maintained his ranking this week, having fallen below Billboard's top 100. We've got one new entry this week, coming from the underground crew signed to Tech N9ne's Strange Music, Ces Cru.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Aug 16)
    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 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 T.I. Says Jeezy, Rick Ross, Pharrell, The-Dream, Lil Boosie And More Are On "Paperwork"
    Though T.I.'s been in the news more this year for his disagreements with Floyd Mayweather than his actual music, the release of his next album, Paperwork, will surely change that. In a new interview with Bootleg Kev, T.I. speaks on the upcoming project and reveals a star-studded guest list.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Goes On Twitter Rant, Tweets "I Wanna Be A White Rapper"
    Early this morning, Childish Gambino embarked upon one of the biggest Twitter rants of the year. He called his lengthy spiel a "poem," and it seems to have stemmed from someone jokingly calling him a white rapper, but in it, he touches on recent issues of race in and outside of the hip-hop world.
  • 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 Members Of A$AP Mob Model For ALIFE's Fall Lookbook
    Since rising to fame on the coattails of de facto crew leader A$AP Rocky, the ever-stylish A$AP Mob have frequently been asked to model clothing. Even outside of the crew's resident model, A$AP Illz, the Harlem posse can frequently be seen rocking the latest fashions on glossy pages of magazine or lookbooks.
  • Cover of Soulja Boy & Gillie Da Kid Threaten To Slap One Another On Twitter [Update: Soulja Boy Sends More Shots]
    The other day, Gillie Da Kid posted an image to his Instagram, calling out rappers who wear fake diamonds. While the post seemed to be a fairly general casting of shade, the final hashtag in the rapper's caption pointed to one person in particular, where Gillie wrote, "N I Got 1 N I'm Lookin 4 U Niggaz!!!!
  • 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 Lil Kim Reveals New "Hard Core" Mixtape Release Date
    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 Meet Wara From the NBHD: Not Your Average ATLien
    Atlanta. Just a mention of the city in hip-hop circles conjures up thoughts of trap (and maybe crunk and So So Def-style bass music if you're a bit older), a sound that's been dominating the region since T.I. first hit the scene over a decade ago.
  • 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 On The Come Up: Bukkweat Bill
    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 Kanye West Compares Celebrity To Racism In Court Deposition
    TMZ has gotten a hold of Kanye West's court deposition in the case where he's been accused of beating a paparazzi and destroying his camera. Behold some highlights. ""I'm the smartest celebrity you've ever f***ing dealt with," said Kanye under oath. "I'm not Britney Spears."
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Chief Keef & A$AP Rocky's Upcoming "Superheroes" Video
    Chief Keef's long awaited Bang 3 album is finally getting ready to drop soon, and tonight we've got a sneak peek at the upcoming video from one of the biggest collaborative tracks on the project with “SuperHeroes” featuring A$AP Rocky.
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  • Cover of Gucci Mane Digest
    Now that July has officially been taken over by the 1017 July Take Over, we’ve been left with a total of six mixtapes, one collaborative album and one studio album that Gucci Mane has released this year so far. (Trap God 3 is scheduled for September 13th).
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: August 3
    As an actor, Common has definitely been in some major mainstream flicks and get his due recognition for it. As a rapper, Common borders on the underground/conscious scene, although he's not fully immersed in it because he does do double duty acting.
  • 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 Remy Ma Confirms She's Been Released From Prison [Update: Remy Ma Spotted In The Studio With DJ Khaled]
    While it was initially reported that Remy Ma had been released from prison yesterday, contradictory reports rolled in shortly thereafter.
  • Cover of Eminem Brings Out Rihanna And Royce Da 5'9" At Lollapalooza
    Last night, Eminem returned to Chicago's Lollapalooza for the first time since he headlined in 2011. Closing out Friday's music, he delivered a hit-filled setlist, complete with two surprise guests: Rihanna and Royce da 5'9".
  • Cover of Remy Ma Released From Prison [Update: Reason For Delay Revealed]
    Last week Remy Ma gave Angie Martinez over at Power 105.1 a call from prison, revealing she had just ten days to go on her sentence before she was a free woman again. Today marks the tenth day, and Hot 97 is reporting that Remy Ma was released from the Bedford Hills Facility for Women at 8 AM this morning.
  • 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 Nipsey Hussle Hits Studio With Big K.R.I.T.
    While it remains unclear just how far away (or how close) Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap is, we at least know that he's in the studio putting in work for it. Today Nip took to his Facebook page to share a photo of a studio session with fellow rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T.
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