Dec 24, 2013
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...
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...
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...
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...
HNHH teams up with Smoke DZA as he reunites the stoner gang, with verses from Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa on his Harry Fraud-produced cut "Legends In The Making (Ashtray Part 2)". His "Dream.ZONE.Achieve" album is due out on April 1st.
The video was produced exclusively by HotNewHipHop's production branch and directed by up and coming director Armen Soudjian. Having produced music videos with...
Jul 25, 2013
Want a glimpse of what it's like to experience the "Under The Influence Of Music" Tour up close? Watch Episode 1 of HNHH and Taylor Gang's behind-the-scenes look at life on the road. In this segment, Berner gets with the fans, Trinidad James plays hoops, Wiz gets under the influence, Macklemore goes skateboarding and A$AP Rocky just wants to party.
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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.
Appropriately, the visual was shot in California at a house in El Segundo. The video is directed by Michael Mihail, and you can expect to see a crazy house party going down complete with a pinata, confetti, and of course, drinks. In this particular scene, the duo...
Oct 17, 2012
Hip hop’s love for all things green, both money and weed, is
well documented. On tour artists are
faced with a constant grind of travelling, and also the grind of filling up their
spare time while in various, sometimes seemingly random, cities. HNHH caught up with A$AP Rocky for an
exclusive interview while on his “LongLiveA$AP" tour, and the A$AP Mob member
was open about...
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
T.I. may be heralded as “The King of the South”,
but he did not reach those heights on his own.
One of his partners coming up was his boy Big Kuntry King, who was close
with Tip even back when the two were slanging tapes out of their trunks on the
streets. King has been in the game for
years, and after dropping his first studio solo effort My Turn To Eat, he’s
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. Read below to find out how Drumma Boy developed into the producer he is today, from selling bass...
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
Last week Waka Flocka dropped his latest mixtape Salute Me
Or Shoot Me Vol. 4: Banned From America, and HNHH was on hand for the exclusive
listening party at Patchwerk Studio in Atlanta.
While talking to Waka, we asked him about what he’ll do when
he reaches the two million followers plateau on Twitter, and what special track
or event will he have for his friends to commemorate it. ...
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.
HNHH's Ashlee Ray questioned Ferg about...
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.
We will contact all winners via Facebook message...