May 20, 2013
French Montana is getting ready to drop his long-awaited debut album Excuse My French tomorrow. The Moroccan rapper spoke to HNHH's very own Ashlee Ray about staying in the "classic zone" for the record, working with Miley Cyrus, and the approach to his hit single "Freaks".
"So fucking legendary" French replied after being asked to describe his upcoming album in three words. The rapper...
Oct 31, 2012
Meek Mill is definitely a "Dreamchaser" taking practically no time to ever sleep, the man is almost a walking zombie, as evidenced in our exclusive interview with him. But, it obviously pays off-- Meek has been grinding hard from the streets of Philly to the top of the MMG roster, making his dreams become a reality. We caught up with Meek before his debut album dropped and had a quick chat...
Dec 12, 2012
week HotNewHipHop hit up Game’s home in L.A. for an exclusive tour and look
into his regular routine. Today, we bring you the second part of the Welcome
To My House tour.
part of the tour, Game shows HNHH’s Jen DeLeon the rest of his home, including
the bathrooms, his children’s rooms, his garage and backyard.
garage we get a glimpse at Game’s...
Aug 12, 2013
Photos By Cyril Agard & Kevin Mo.
We had the opportunity to chill backstage during Wiz Khalifa and ASAP Rocky's Under The Influence Tour, and encountered Smoke DZA in his usual state (high) doing what he usually does (blazing). You know we had to pick the KushedGod's brain, and what better subject to tackle than weed? The master told us about perfecting his rolling...
Chevy Woods has been with Wiz Khalifa since the beginning, and therefore accompanied Wiz as a Taylor Gang member for his entire rise to fame. With Wiz now a verifiable star, Chevy Woods is next up to get a piece of that Taylor Gang fame. This shouldn't be too difficult to accomplish, considering Wiz and Chevy often share fans, as they tend to have a certain,...
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...
Dec 24, 2013
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.
Ink tells us all about his best and worst Xmas gifts, as well as the...
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.
Soon enough we'll be able to hear the records on Get Home Safely,...
Dec 24, 2013
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.
At this point, Lantana may be...
So we've showed you the main stage and the Festival Village, now it's time to take you backstage at Summer Jam XX 2013.
Can't really say much about backstage, it's TOP SECRET!
We will however give a BIG shout out to Method Man, J.Cole, Joe Budden, Wale, Schoolboy-Q , Ab-Soul, Peter Rosenberg, Miguel, Cypher Sounds, Trinidad Jame$, U-God, Masta Killah, Raekwon, Funk Master Flex, GZA, Meek...
HotNewHipHop had the pleasure of sponsoring the Festival Village stage at Summer Jam this year, which featured up-and-coming artists such as A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, Troy Ave, and more. Action Bronson earned a well-deserved headlining spot at the stage, and on top of delivering a memorable performance, he stopped by the HNHH tent to meet some fans and sign some autographs.
Action was in high...
MMG is undeniably one of the strongest teams in the
rap game right now, especially after a summer of dominance, and now with all
eyes on Meek Mill’s Dreams & Nightmares dropping at the end of the
month. One of the signings that has gone
relatively unnoticed is the addition of R&B veteran, and one time B2K
member, Omarion. The singer, actor, and
all around entertainer...
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...
Many young fans may be surprised that the artist behind “Bands
A Make Her Dance” has been making records for over twenty years. With a career such as Juicy J’s, spanning two
decades, an artist is constantly working at reinventing himself. From his early work in Memphis with Three 6
Mafia in the 90s, to his current 2050 Tour with Wiz Khalifa after signing as a member
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...
The newest signee to MMG, Rockie Fresh, surprised most folks
when Rick Ross announced him as the latest member on his label. HNHH recently caught up with the Chicago
rapper who has maintained his humble roots, and stresses the importance of
family and respect. Even though he’s
part of one of the biggest groups in the rap game, Rockie has not changed a
bit, and spoke to us about what he...