• 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...
  • Lil Boosie Says "Touchdown 2 Cause Hell" Is The Best Double Disc Album Since "All Eyez On Me"
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    Lil Boosie has certainly been a hot topic since his release from prison in January. While the Baton Rouge rapper has been steadily releasing tracks since becoming a free man, the majority of the hype falls upon his upcoming album, Touchdown 2 Cause Hell. In an exclusive interview with HNHH, the Bad Azz himself shared some details about the new effort, including the meaning of the title,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Iggy Azalea Reveals New Single With Rita Ora, Gives Booty Advice At Summer Jam
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    Iggy Azalea currently has the top two songs in America-- her collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Problem", and of course her breakout single "Fancy". It was strange then, to see her as the very first performer on the festival stage this weekend, but it's just a testament to how fast her success came about. HNHH had the chance to catch up with the Australian-born rapper at the Beats By Dre tent,...
  • Machine Gun Kelly Talks Sex, Fetishes & Groupies
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    Machine Gun Kelly is known to be outspoken in his words and behavior, so for our latest sit-down with the rapper, after he visited DJ Skee's Skee Live TV show, we decided to get MGK to open up about his many and various sexual encounters. The rapper first spoke to our host Jen DeLeon about some of his preferences-- female body part of choice, lights on or off, and soon enough the Bad Boy rapper...
  • Exclusive Stream: D-Pryde's "Canal & Richvale" EP
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    Toronto rapper and singer/songwriter D-Pryde is finally getting ready to drop his new EP, Canal & Richvale, which he is now providing as a full exclusive stream. The project is lead by his first single and video for "Lifted," and comes only a few short months after his signing with BMG.  Check out the full tracklist and stream below, and pre-order the EP from iTunes here. 1....
  • Exclusive: Machine Gun Kelly On The "Lace Up" Movement, And "Beef" With HNHH
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    At first glance, some may write off Machine Gun Kelly’s seemingly endless energy as a by-product of his age, but when sitting down with the Cleveland native it becomes apparent there is a fire burning inside the rapper, that is in no danger of extinguishing anytime soon, regardless of how old he is.  HNHH caught up with MGK in Atlanta during the BET Awards, where the always mischievous...
  • 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: Kendrick Lamar Talks Lyrics & Turn-Offs
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    With Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated debut album finally hitting store shelves and the internet today HNHH is bringing you an exclusive interview and live footage from his Pomona, CA show to celebrate good kid, m.A.A.d city.HNHH's Jen Deleon caught up with the Compton native for a chat about his lyrics and questions derived there-from.First off, Jen quoted lyrics from Kendrick's song...
  • 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...
  • Kid Ink Talks "My Own Lane" Tour & His 5-Year Plan
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    Kid Ink is bigger than ever, and he's definitely seeing the effects of his growing popularity on his "My Own Lane" tour, which he's currently in the middle of.  HNHH had a chance to catch up with the rapper in New York, where he told us about his approach to touring, his new fanbase, and where he's sees himself in the next 5 years. Ink explained the importance of representing each city...
  • Logic Speaks On Being Biracial & Says He's Working With Hit-Boy On Debut Album
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    Logic has been on his grind for a long time now, and it's paid off, as he's linked up with Def Jam for a deal while still remaining under the independent label that he came up with, VMG. We caught up with Logic at the beginning of October for Track Breakdown of his single "Two Kings," and we were able to speak to the rising rapper once more when he was on DJ Skee's Skee Live.  The emcee spoke...
  • Lil TerRio And King Keraun Discuss Celebrity, Rap, New Music And More
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    Believe it or not, there's more to life than being Vine, Instagram or Facebook famous, folks, a fact Internet sensation Lil TerRio has set out to prove in a big way. For those unacquainted, he's the star of the viral "Ooh, Kill 'Em" Vine clips that took the online world by storm in 2013. Our host Jen Deleon recently sat down with TerRio and his older cousin King Keraun for an exclusive...
  • 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$$, Jarren Benton, Logic and more! Production...
  • Joey Bada$$ Reveals What's On His iPod & Talks "Summer Knights" Mixtape
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    Our interview footage from the recent HOT 97 Summer Jam continues today, with none other than Beast Coast rapper Joey Bada$$. The New York native took the stage at the Festival Village this year, a momentous event in the young rapper's rising career.  "I told myself last year I wouldn't come to Summer Jam ever again until I'm performing, and look here I am," Joey Bada$$ told us during our...
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