• 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kid Vishis Talks New Album, Royce Da 5'9'', Writing Process
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    It's easy to draw comparisons between Detroit's up-and-coming emcee Kid Vishis and his older brother Royce Da 5'9''; both emcees did grow up in the same home, with the same parents, in the same house after all. But don't let their similar backgrounds get you to thinking they're the same. One listen to Vishis' new album Timing Is Everything and it becomes clear that he's much more than a...
  • Exclusive Interview: Grand Hustle Production Duo Nard and B
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    Production duo Nard & B, hailing from Atlanta, have worked with many of your favourite ATLiens. This includes, but is not limited to, T.I., Future, and Gucci. In this interview, HNHH talks to the Grand Hustle signees on what projects they have in the works. They also discuss their grind in the city, as they try to become a household name. Finally, Nard & B speak on linking up...
  • Logic Explains How His Collaboration With Big Sean Came Together
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    Fans are still eagerly anticipating Logic's debut LP, and while the project is still without a release date, he's made sure to keep his loyal following satisfied with an influx of new material. The Maryland rapper has released a few original tracks over the last 2 months, including "While You Wait", and "Now", but the one that got the most attention was definitely his collaboration with Big...
  • 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: French Montana Talks On Success, Harry Fraud & "Excuse My French"
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    HNHH caught up with French Montana in Toronto before Drake's huge OVO Fest went down. French is a shining example of that whole “hard work pays off” saying, as the man was grinding for a long time in New York before receiving commerical or mainstream success. In our interview, we ask him about this new-found success. We also find out how he originally got in touch with a producer on...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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: 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...
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