Sep 19, 2013
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...
May 20, 2014
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,...
Oct 24, 2013
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...
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,...
Oct 28, 2013
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Oct 22, 2012
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...
Chicago is a city buzzing with many
talented rappers, and one of the them on the come-up is YP. YP was
signed to Universal Republic this past year, and has a few projects
in the works, so if you're unfamiliar with him, you will be very
familiar soon (reading our interview will also help!). YP talked to
HNHH about his new deal, hooking up with Jim Jones, meeting Nas & Q-Tip, and the...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...