• HNHH Video Recap and Photo Galleries: Summer Jam 2012
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    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...
  • Chevy Woods Talks On Cardo Leaving Taylor Gang & Shares His Thoughts On The BET Cyphers
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    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. Aside from speaking to Chevy about the new mixtape, we also...
  • Kid Ink Talks Christmas, Best & Worst Gifts He's Received
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    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 Explains Album Title "Get Home Safely"
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    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,...
  • WEED TALK With Smoke DZA: Blunts Vs. Papers, Favorite Strain, Being The "KushedGod" & More
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    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...
  • All Access At Summer Jam XX 2013
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    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$, U-God, Masta Killah, Raekwon, Funk Master Flex, GZA, Meek...
  • Action Bronson Talks Beard Products & "Turning Up" At Summer Jam
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    HotNewHipHop had the pleasure of sponsoring the Festival Village stage at Summer Jam this year, which featured up-and-coming artists such as A$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...
  • Exclusive: Omarion Discusses MMG And His Relationship With Rick Ross
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    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...
  • Exclusive: Drumma Boy Talks On Working With T.I., Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz & More
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    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...
  • Meet Easy Lantana, Rising Rapper From Cincinnati
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    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...
  • Exclusive: Juicy J On Recording "Bands", Longevity In Hip Hop, And "Stay Trippy" Release Date
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    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 of...
  • Exclusive Interview: DeStorm Sits at the Top of YouTube Pyramid
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    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...
  • Exclusive: Rockie Fresh Discusses Lessons Learned From Rick Ross
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    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...
  • Exclusive Interview: Yelawolf Talks On International Recognition, Joint Project With Big K.R.I.T. & More
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    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....
  • Exclusive: Future Talks Upcoming Mixtapes, His Sophomore Album And His "Foreign" Love
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    Growing up in Atlanta, his family and friends affectionately called him “Meathead”, and this name stuck with him until it became apparent to the older heads that he was going to have a hand in the “Future” of hip hop.  After setting the charts on fire with singles from his album Pluto, Future has a lot in the pipeline with a double-disc mixtape in the works, the rerelease of his...
  • Exclusive Interview: Sir Michael Rocks Talks On His Solo Career, The Cool Kids, Signing To Curren$y's JLR & More
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    Sir Michael Rocks, also known as Mikey Rocks, also known as 1/2 of the Cool Kids, is probably the freshest motherfucker ever. It's not even a cocky thing, he'll tell you himself, it's just what it is. But not only is Mikey Rocks always fresh, he's always ahead of the curve, music-wise and fashion-wise. His laidback flow is definitely a good fit for Curren$y's Jet Life Recordings, to which Rocks...
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