Tech N9ne is making big moves, and he hasn't had help from any commercial cats. The Kansas City rapper has been grinding since the 90s, and it seems that hard work does really pay off. He was on Billboard's Power 30 list the year, and released his twelfth studio album, Welcome to Strangeland, almost a year ago, which landed at #26 on Billboard's 200. His most recent release was an EP...
Last week Waka Flocka dropped his latest mixtape Salute Me
Or Shoot Me Vol. 4: Banned From America, and HNHH was on hand for the exclusive
listening party at Patchwerk Studio in Atlanta.
While talking to Waka, we asked him about what he’ll do when
he reaches the two million followers plateau on Twitter, and what special track
or event will he have for his friends to commemorate it. ...
Sep 19, 2012
Many had written off, Dwyane Wade, who was hobbled with a
knee injury throughout the 2012 Playoffs, but he was able to persevere and the
Miami Heat dispensed of the Oklahoma City Thunder in a surprisingly short five
game series to capture the franchise's second NBA Championship.
D-Wade recently shouted out HNHH for continually supporting
his charity event for kids,“Wade’s World...
Sep 11, 2012
Slaughterhouse finally performed at the
Well in Brooklyn on September 8th, after the concert initially was delayed. Although
it still rained a bit during the show, the performance was
well-recieved and HotNewHipHop was able to catch up with (most) of the Slaughterhouse boys after the show.
Fans may have noticed 1/4 of the super
group, Joe Budden, was missing from the stage that night....
Brother Ali has been a mainstay in the
underground hip-hop scene since around 1998. Ali is signed to
Rhymesayers Entertainment, home of Slug and Ant aka Atmosphere, after releasing his first project in 2000, which solidified his relationship
with the independant record label. He has since followed suit with
three more projects, plus his fourth one is on the way:...
Beyond being a pioneer for women in hip hop, MC Lyte is
a pioneer of hip hop, period. Her seminal
debut album Lyte as a Rock was released in 1988 during hip hop’s formative years, and included the trailblazing female diss track,
“10% Dis” directed at then rival Antoinette.
She was the first solo female hip hop artist to have a gold record, with
HotNewHipHop.Com was able to touch down
with B.o.B and we chopped it up with him for a bit and ask him about
his current projects, we also found out about his influences, his
craziest fans, and his video shoot with Nicki Minaj for “Out Of My
“Once T.I. puts out his project
Trouble Man, we will complete The Man & The Martian, it
will be a master piece, once the time is...
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,...
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...