Fresh off her EP release Glory, Iggy Azalea is seemingly everywhere in the media these days. She spoke to HNHH about her upcoming album The New Classic, how she idolized Missy Elliot growing up, why dropping out of school was necessary for her career, how her relationship with T.I. and Grand Hustle has helped her navigate through the growing pains of being a young rapper, and what she has...
Aug 10, 2012
HNHH caught up with French
Montana in Toronto before Drake's huge OVO Fest went down.
French is a shining example of that
whole “hard work pays off” saying, as the man was grinding
for a long time in New York before receiving commerical or mainstream success. In our interview, we ask him about this new-found
success. We also find out how he originally got in touch with a
HNHH caught up with Kirko Bangz while he and French Montana were shooting the video for Bangz' brand new single, "Walk On Green," featuring French, which dropped today.While we got some BTS footage from the forthcoming video, we also spoke to Kirko briefly about his come-up. Kirko started rapping at the age of fifteen, and we asked him what his fifteen-year-old self rapped about."Nothing like...
During an open audition with over 600 hopefuls, Mindless Behavior was conceived in 2008 by Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap (Beyonce, Alicia Keys, J.Lo) and Streamline Records head Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga). Prodigy, Princeton, Roc Royal, and Ray Ray where clear standouts from the pack and solidified the group's lineup. For the next two years, they immersed themselves...
YouTube has become a tool both popular and powerful for music promotion. First hand, DeStorm Power is living proof of that tool's success. DeStorm has created a multi-million dollar digital empire of videos, music, merchandise, and much more through the creative expression allowed only on YouTube. With over 1.2 million subscribers and 200 million video views, DeStorm has the #1 Hip-Hop...
Jul 23, 2012
After catching up with Tyga during his Careless World Tour, HNHH also took a moment to sit down with his Last Kings signee, Honey Cocaine.The young rapstress came on stage during Tyga's set and kept the energy high on stage, while performing her singles with T-Raw, including "Heisman." We asked her about initially linking up with the YMCMB rapper, her new tape 90's Gold, getting shot in Omaha,...
Jul 19, 2012
a behind the scenes exclusive, HNHH
caught up with Young Money’s Tyga and his prodigy Honey Cocaine, as they wrapped
up his Careless World Tour. In our
interview, Tyga talks about his highly anticipated project with Chris Brown, Fan of a Fan 2, as well as the status of Well Done 3. According to Tyga, "Well Done 3 is actually done, I just need to mix it....
Drumma Boy is constantly on his grind. Whether he's trying his hand at rapping, or doing what he's known best for, producing, he's putting in work. HNHH was able to catch up with him over the phone to find out what he has in the works and what artists he's currently collaborating with. Read below to find out how Drumma Boy developed into the producer he is today, from selling bass...
In front of a crowded Metlife Stadium, Hot 97's Summer Jam (main stage) lineup featured Rick Ross, Tyga, Nas, Meek Mill, Slaughterhouse, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Wale, Waka Flocka and Maino, with special appearances from Lauryn Hill, Raekwon, Method Man, Ne-Yo and Mase. Barring the no-show of one of the concert's headliners, Nick Minaj, check our exclusive...
up Hot 97's Summer Jam, an event not-to-be missed in the Tri-State
area. It rained on and off throughout the day of the event on June
which put a damper on my seat but not my mood. The Jam started with
the pre-show, aka the Festival Village, where Peter Rosenberg made
his now-infamous remarks about Nicki Minaj's single “Starships.”
Honestly, I was more pumped for the...
HotNewHipHop was on site and front stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012. Notwithstanding the debacle surrounding Nicki Minaj's no-show, the impressive lineup included Rick Ross, Tyga, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Waka Flocka, Nas, Lauryn Hill, French Montana, Young Jeezy and many more.
The Metlife Stadium was jumping and here's a quick sample of our exclusive up-close pictures for the Tri-State area's...
HotNewHipHop met up with Yelawolf before his show in Toronto last Saturday to shoot him a few questions.We find out about his plans to motorcycle with his tour bus following him, his EP with drummer Travis Barker (which he says is finished), what the word is on a joint project with Big K.R.I.T. called Country Cousins and more.On being recognized internationally, Yela says, "it's dope, man....
From working with everyone from Drake to the Jonas Brothers, to being awarded at the Grammy's, Boi-1da has amassed a veritable portfolio of achievements. In this interview, HNHH dives into what's next for the Toronto native and discusses his work on Iggy Azalea's new album, why he's rooting for OKC in the NBA Playoffs [yes, Kevin Durant is on HNHH] and how Toronto is carving out it's own sound...
Chicago is a city buzzing with many
talented rappers, and one of the them on the come-up is YP. YP was
signed to Universal Republic this past year, and has a few projects
in the works, so if you're unfamiliar with him, you will be very
familiar soon (reading our interview will also help!). YP talked to
HNHH about his new deal, hooking up with Jim Jones, meeting Nas & Q-Tip, and the...
Production duo Nard & B, hailing
from Atlanta, have worked with many of your favourite ATLiens. This
includes, but is not limited to, T.I., Future,
and Gucci. In this interview, HNHH talks to the Grand Hustle signees on what projects
they have in the works. They also discuss their grind in the city, as they try to become a household name. Finally, Nard & B speak on linking up...
Sir Michael Rocks, also known as Mikey
Rocks, also known as 1/2 of the Cool Kids, is probably the freshest
motherfucker ever. It's not even a cocky thing, he'll tell you
himself, it's just what it is. But not only is Mikey Rocks always
fresh, he's always ahead of the curve, music-wise and fashion-wise.
His laidback flow is definitely a good fit for Curren$y's Jet Life
Recordings, to which...