Looking at the less obvious influences on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
Young Dro Reveals Artwork For "Black Label" & "Purple Label" Mixtapes Apr 15, 2014 at 06:15 PM 5,595 Views
Last year, after a bit of silence, we received two projects from Young Dro-- his Day Two mixtape, as well as his long-awaited sophomore album, High Times. The Atlanta spitter is getting ready to hit us with two more projects just in time for 4/20. The mixtapes, Black Label and Purple Label will be available April 20th.
Lil TerRio And King Keraun Discuss Celebrity, Rap, New Music And More Apr 10, 2014 at 02:50 PM 4,586 Views
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.
Dom Kennedy And Skeme Discuss Their Roots On The Damon Campbell Show Feb 7, 2014 at 04:01 PM 4,153 Views
HNHH presents "The Damon Campbell Show," in which our interviewer, Damon Campbell, conduct in-depth interviews with Hip-Hop artists. For the first segment, we have Skeme and Dom Kennedy in the seats to talk about their background and their current musical projects, while Dom kicks off his first show for the "Get Home Safely" tour in Detroit.
Smoke DZA Releases Official Video For "Legends In The Making" With Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Talks About Pursuit Of American Dream Jan 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM 5,067 Views
HNHH teams up with Smoke DZA as he reunites the stoner gang, with verses from Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa on his Harry Fraud-produced cut "Legends In The Making (Ashtray Part 2)". His "Dream.ZONE.Achieve" album is due out on April 1st.
Lantana is a rising rapper who is looking to put Cincinnati on the map when it comes to the rap sphere. Even his name pays homage to Cincinnati, specifically, his hometown. While the rapper is working on his debut mixtape Live From Lantana, which is slated to drop January 7th on HotNewHipHop, we thought it'd be a good time to introduce you to Easy Lantana formally.
With Christmas arriving tomorrow, we decided it was only appropriate to make our recent interview with Kid Ink Christmas-themed. Ink will no doubt be busy this holiday prepping the release of his debut album My Own Lane for the New Year (January 7th, to be exact), but nonetheless, even rappers have time to celebrate Christmas.
Logic Speaks On Being Biracial & Says He's Working With Hit-Boy On Debut Album Nov 7, 2013 at 01:03 PM 14,767 Views
Logic has been on his grind for a long time now, and it's paid off, as he's linked up with Def Jam for a deal while still remaining under the independent label that he came up with, VMG. We caught up with Logic at the beginning of October for Track Breakdown of his single "Two Kings," and we were able to speak to the rising rapper once more when he was on DJ Skee's Skee Live.
Machine Gun Kelly is known to be outspoken in his words and behavior, so for our latest sit-down with the rapper, after he visited DJ Skee's Skee Live TV show, we decided to get MGK to open up about his many and various sexual encounters.
Snoop Dogg stays a busy man, from hosting the BET Hip-Hop Awards, to working on new music, to hosting his own YouTube segment GGN News, the rapper/reggae artist/funk artist doesn't stop. His latest foray into the genre of funk with producer Dam-Funk incited his name change (once more) from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion to now, Snoopzilla.
Chevy Woods Talks On Cardo Leaving Taylor Gang & Shares His Thoughts On The BET Cyphers Oct 24, 2013 at 12:05 PM 14,128 Views
Chevy Woods is finally ready to let fans hear Gangland 2 today. We last spoke to the Taylor Gang rapper about the project while he was on The Under Influence tour, and now he's embarked on another drug-themed tour, with The Smokers Club tour. We hit up the tour and got to hear Chevy play Gangland 2, so trust, there are bangers on there.
Joey Bada$$ Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Twitter, TDE's BET Cypher Oct 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM 19,171 Views
Yesterday we brought you our interview with Soulo Ho3 from the Smokers Club tour, and today we're returning with our brief conversation with Joey Bada$$, a fellow headliner on the tour.
Ab-Soul Talks On Upcoming Project & Confusion Surrounding Title, Isaiah Rashad & "Unit 6" Oct 22, 2013 at 01:16 PM 22,838 Views
Ab-Soul is currently on a headlining tour with Joey Bada$$ and Chevy Woods (as well as Pro Era and The Underachievers) for the annual Smokers Club Tour. The tour only kicked off this past week, and we had the chance to catch up with Soulo while he was on the road.
Dom Kennedy is following up his acclaimed (and free) Yellow Album with Get Home Safely, an iTunes project dropping October 15th. Dom's let go the artwork and tracklist, and just last week he let go the track "Dominic" off the LP as well as a "South Central Love" visual, but aside from that, he's been keeping the records on lock.
Pusha T Talks On Attempting To Prevent "MNIMN" Leak & Kendrick Lamar Oct 4, 2013 at 10:18 AM 30,997 Views
Pusha T's album My Name Is My Name officially drops next week, but fans have already been able to hear the "rap album of the year" because Pusha let go an album stream a few days ago. As we initially reported, Pusha T let go the stream following an interaction with a Twitter user who threatened to leak the LP.
Kevin Gates Talks Prison, Depression & Choosing Music Over Street Life Sep 19, 2013 at 01:38 PM 32,926 Views
Kevin Gates, a New Orleans, Baton Rouge native, had a tough time leaving the street life alone to focus completely on his music. It's a feat he seems to have finally accomplished though, but his troubled past is still well-documented in his lyrics. If you aren't familiar with the rapper's discography, which includes the stand-out album Stranger Than Fiction, we're about to make you familiar.
Dizzy Wright Speaks On Staying Independent & His Favorite Strain Of Weed Sep 10, 2013 at 03:37 PM 12,886 Views
Dizzy Wright is getting ready to launch his "Fashion" video with Kid Ink and Honey Cocaine very soon, and HNHH got a chance to talk to him on the set of the exclusive visual. Dizzy spoke to Jen Deleon about his favorite kinds of Kush, plans for his debut album, and the benefits of staying independent.
Dizzy Wright's upcoming mixtape The Golden Age arrives in four days time, and as fans grow more excited to hear the final product, we are bringing you the tracklist for the tape exclusively!
Episode 4 Of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods & More Aug 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM 21,641 Views
With the Under The Influence tour now officially over we're also nearing the end of our vlogs on the road with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky. In episode 4 of our look behind-the-scenes on the tour, Taylor Gang hit New York before taking it North of the border to Canada.
Trinidad James Asks People To Judge Him By His Music, Talks "10 Piece Mild" & Growing His Hair Aug 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM 13,108 Views
Trinidad James is one passionate dude. HotNewHipHop had the pleasure of interviewing the rising ATLien during a stop on Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky's Under The Influence tour, and the rapper had a message for his fans and for his haters, which is centered around his brand new mixtape 10 Piece Mild.
WEED TALK With Smoke DZA: Blunts Vs. Papers, Favorite Strain, Being The "KushedGod" & More Aug 12, 2013 at 05:45 PM 12,503 Views
Photos By Cyril Agard & Kevin Mo.
Exclusive BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Sabi & Tyga's "Cali Love" Aug 12, 2013 at 04:36 PM 3,133 Views
HotNewHipHop was on hand for Sabi's recent video shoot for the song "Cali Love" with Tyga, which is an ode to West Coast classics.
Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Trinidad James And More Jul 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM 17,936 Views
Want a glimpse of what it's like to experience the "Under The Influence Of Music" Tour up close? Watch Episode 1 of HNHH and Taylor Gang's behind-the-scenes look at life on the road. In this segment, Berner gets with the fans, Trinidad James plays hoops, Wiz gets under the influence, Macklemore goes skateboarding and A$AP Rocky just wants to party.
Jarren Benton's "Life In The Jungle" Official Music Video Launch and Behind-The-Scenes Footage Jul 23, 2013 at 01:00 PM 5,381 Views
As the latest HNHH collaboration with Funk Volume, view the official visuals for Jarren Benton's "Life In The Jungle", produced by HotNewHipHop and directed by Armen Soudjian. Take a look behind-the-scenes to see the making of the video with a word from the director on the concept behind the visuals, as well as Hopsin's take on trying to stay serious during filming.
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