• Kevin Gates Talks Prison, Depression & Choosing Music Over Street Life
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    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...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: In The Studio With Sonny Digital
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    Standing a little over six feet, a slim figured man walks in the studio wearing a white short-sleeved T-shirt, black jeans with a black and red fitted hat.  Music blares. The air is filled with smoke.  The table littered with cups. He greets the familiar faces with a head nod or handshake.  He makes his way to the table and pulls a laptop out of his black backpack, as he gets...
  • Exclusive: Casey Veggies Talks On Peas & Carrots Movement, Upcoming Projects & More
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    Casey Veggies is definitely doing something right. At the ripe age of 18, he's already released a slew of mixtapes, most recently, Customized Greatly Vol. 3, and got himself a huge following, fully supporting the Peas & Carrots movement. HNHH chopped it up with Young Veggies about the movement, his upcoming projects and more. Peep some of what he had to say and be...
  • Exclusive Playoff Edition Jordans
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    Being a Jordan Brand athlete has its perks, and this playoff season is a perfect example. The Jordan XX8, Jordan Super.Fly 2, MELO M9, CP3.VI AE and Jordan Aero Mania all received custom player edition colorways with their own unique flair special to the player that will be lacing them up. Expect to see Ray Allen, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace and Rip Hamilton among the players that will be...
  • Tokyo : HNHH Hotties Exclusive Interview
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    HNHH recently got the chance to chop it up with video vixen, dancer, and model Tokyo. Tokyo's stock in the rap game has been on the rise, ever since she appeared in Kendrick Lamar's music video for "Backseat Freestyle" as 'Sherane.' The labeling led some to believe that she was actually THE Sherane K. Dot talks about on good kid, m.A.A.d city (although it's not true). As Tokyo continues to...
  • Dizzy Wright Exclusively Reveals "The Golden Age" Tracklist
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    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! The Funk Volume rapper definitely isn't skimping on fans, providing them with 22 tracks and features from Hopsin, Honey Cocaine, Tory Lanez, Kid Ink, Joey Bada$$, Jarren Benton, Logic and more! Production...
  • Dizzy Wright Speaks On Staying Independent & His Favorite Strain Of Weed
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    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. "I've been smoking all day" revealed Dizzy, before listing some of his favorite strains of...
  • 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: Stalley Talks On New Clothing Line "Blue Collar Gang"
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    Stalley has his music style and sound down pat, and he is now expanding his repertoire to include clothing design. The bearded rapper launched his line, named after his movement, Blue Collar Gang, in Chicago at an event at Villa Lab. HotNewHipHop was on the scene to document the launch and get a few words with the man himself about the new line. Stalley explained the name,...
  • Exclusive: Joe Budden Opens Up About The Sound And Emotions On His LP, Working Solo & Reaching Him On Twitter
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    HNHH had a chance to sit down with an introspective Budden, who talked about the difference between working solo, and being with his Slaughterhouse brethren.  He discussed his upcoming album, and describes it as “musical”, and an LP where he tried things he had not tried before on previous efforts.   Talking about opening up on wax to his fans, Joey mentions the...
  • Snoop Dogg Explains His Name Change & Talks BET Cyphers
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    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. We talked to Snoop while he was on the set of his GGN series to...
  • Exclusive: Tech N9ne Responds To Being On Billboard's Power 30 List, Talks "E.B.A.H." & More
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    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...
  • Exclusive Interview: Boi-1da Talks It Up With HNHH
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    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
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