Dom Kennedy explains why he chose to call his album "Get Home Safely."
The Festival Village this past weekend at the annual HOT 97 Summer Jam saw performances from a bunch of upcoming New York rappers, among them, Troy Ave. Troy Ave and his BSB crew have been working hard recently, having dropped two collaborative efforts since March. The drug (and specifically coke) talk will continue on Troy's upcoming release named after his city, New York City.
Boldy James is not your average drug-talking and dealing rapper. It shows in his musical output, from his above par beat selection, to his descriptive and almost eloquent rhymes, Boldy is far from average.
Exclusive: King Los Talks On "Becoming King" Mixtape & HNHH Original "Born A King" Nov 8, 2012 at 09:31am 42 Views
While King Los was shooting the official video for his HNHH Original "Born A King" we caught up with him on the set to shoot him a few questions. Los' upcoming mixtape, Becoming King, is set to drop November 29th, and has a slew of features including Wiz Khalifa, Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly etc. So we wanted to know who he wanted to have featured that doesn't make an appearance. Los
Exclusive: Omarion Discusses MMG And His Relationship With Rick Ross Oct 25, 2012 at 11:20am 9,363 Views
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
Pusha T Talks On Attempting To Prevent "MNIMN" Leak & Kendrick Lamar Oct 4, 2013 at 10:18am 52 Views
Pusha T's album My Name Is My Name officially drops next week, but fans have already been able to hear the "rap album of the year" because Pusha let go an album stream a few days ago. As we initially reported, Pusha T let go the stream following an interaction with a Twitter user who threatened to leak the LP.
Joey Bada$$ Reveals What's On His iPod & Talks "Summer Knights" Mixtape Jun 6, 2013 at 01:36pm 124 Views
Our interview footage from the recent HOT 97 Summer Jam continues today, with none other than Beast Coast rapper Joey Bada$$. The New York native took the stage at the Festival Village this year, a momentous event in the young rapper's rising career.
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!
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 comfortable.
Exclusive: Drumma Boy Talks On Working With T.I., Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz & More Jul 17, 2012 at 12:23pm 1 View
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.
HotNewHipHop was on hand for Sabi's recent video shoot for the song "Cali Love" with Tyga, which is an ode to West Coast classics.
HNHH hit up Hot 97's Summer Jam, an event not-to-be missed in the Tri-State area. It rained on and off throughout the day of the event on June 3rd, which put a damper on my seat but not my mood. The Jam started with the pre-show, aka the Festival Village, where Peter Rosenberg made his now-infamous remarks about Nicki Minaj's single “Starships.”
A$AP Ferg Says He Only Listens To A$AP Mob Music, Talks Summer Jam Performers Jun 5, 2013 at 12:44pm 40 Views
The HotNewHipHop tent at the Summer Jam Festival Village this year had visits from Action Bronson, Kid Ink and A$AP Ferg. When Ferg wasn't busy signing autographs and performing on both the Festival Village stage and main stage (A$AP Rocky, of course, brought Ferg out to perform his huge "Work" remix) we got to speak with the rapper for a quick interview.
Game has seemingly been everywhere recently-- you seem him constantly dropping new songs, whether freebies part of his #SundayService or leaks off his Jesus Piece album, you see him in the news for his various beefs, and you now see him on TV for his new reality show "Marrying The Game."All this is definitely good promo to get the word out about his upcoming LP, and the last one under contract wit
Fresh off her EP release Glory, Iggy Azalea is seemingly everywhere in the media these days. She spoke to HNHH about her upcoming album The New Classic, how she idolized Missy Elliot growing up, why dropping out of school was necessary for her career, how her relationship with T.I.
HNHH recently got together with Problem to film the visuals for his exclusive In The Booth track "Chachi's Revenge". We also got some footage of the rapper behind the scenes at the shoot, where he talked about the process behind the song and video.
Summer Jam Recap: Performances From Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Jun 5, 2013 at 04:24pm 1 View
HotNewHipHop.Com was on site the day of Hot 97's Summer Jam concert, which took place this past Sunday on June 2nd. We brought the whole team down to cover the event, including the Festival Village stage, of which we were a sponsor!
Jarren Benton's "Life In The Jungle" Official Music Video Launch and Behind-The-Scenes Footage Jul 23, 2013 at 01:00pm 106 Views
As the latest HNHH collaboration with Funk Volume, view the official visuals for Jarren Benton's "Life In The Jungle", produced by HotNewHipHop and directed by Armen Soudjian. Take a look behind-the-scenes to see the making of the video with a word from the director on the concept behind the visuals, as well as Hopsin's take on trying to stay serious during filming.
Submissions have been pouring in from Washington, New York and Philly since we first announced our "Gifted Heatseeker" contest 2 weeks ago. The voting is now closed, and the winners have been selected! Congratulations to The STNDRD, Souls Of Liberty and Rebel Regime who will all be opening for Wale in their respective cities.
French Montana Talks Staying In The "Classic Zone" For "Excuse My French" & Working With Miley Cyrus May 20, 2013 at 02:58pm 3 Views
French Montana is getting ready to drop his long-awaited debut album Excuse My French tomorrow. The Moroccan rapper spoke to HNHH's very own Ashlee Ray about staying in the "classic zone" for the record, working with Miley Cyrus, and the approach to his hit single "Freaks".
Many had written off, Dwyane Wade, who was hobbled with a knee injury throughout the 2012 Playoffs, but he was able to persevere and the Miami Heat dispensed of the Oklahoma City Thunder in a surprisingly short five game series to capture the franchise's second NBA Championship. D-Wade recently shouted out HNHH for continually supporting
Exclusive Interview: Yelawolf Talks On International Recognition, Joint Project With Big K.R.I.T. & More Jun 3, 2012 at 12:19pm 1 View
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.
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.
Beyond being a pioneer for women in hip hop, MC Lyte is a pioneer of hip hop, period. Her seminal debut album Lyte as a Rock was released in 1988 during hip hop’s formative years, and included the trailblazing female diss track, “10% Dis” directed at then rival Antoinette. She was the first solo female hip hop artist to have a gold record, with
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