Joey Bada$$ chops it up with HNHH about what's on his iPod and his upcoming mixtape "Summer Knights"
Our interview footage from the recent HOT 97 Summer Jam continues today, with none other than Beast Coast rapper Joey Bada$$. The New York native took the stage at the Festival Village this year, a momentous event in the young rapper's rising career.
Exclusive Interview: Sir Michael Rocks Talks On His Solo Career, The Cool Kids, Signing To Curren$y's JLR & More | 275 Views
Sir Michael Rocks, also known as Mikey Rocks, also known as 1/2 of the Cool Kids, is probably the freshest motherfucker ever. It's not even a cocky thing, he'll tell you himself, it's just what it is. But not only is Mikey Rocks always fresh, he's always ahead of the curve, music-wise and fashion-wise.
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 i
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, Blue Collar
French Montana Talks Staying In The "Classic Zone" For "Excuse My French" & Working With Miley Cyrus | 87 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".
Exclusive: Tech N9ne Responds To Being On Billboard's Power 30 List, Talks "E.B.A.H." & More | 5,590 Views
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.
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.
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
Exclusive: Juicy J On Recording "Bands", Longevity In Hip Hop, And "Stay Trippy" Release Date | 117 Views
Many young fans may be surprised that the artist behind “Bands A Make Her Dance” has been making records for over twenty years. With a career such as Juicy J’s, spanning two decades, an artist is constantly working at reinventing himself. From his early work in Memphis with Three 6 Mafia in the 90s, to his current 2050 Tour with Wiz Khalifa after signing as a member
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.
Exclusive: Eric Bellinger Talks On Working With Usher, Chris Brown, His Solo Career & More | 2,569 Views
Eric Bellinger should definitely be a name you become familiar with. Although he used to be behind the scenes, writing songs with some of your favourite artists, now he is ready for the limelight as he takes on a solo career. Bellinger is a talented singer and songwriter, who has worked with the likes of Usher, Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, and Justin Bieber to name a few.
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
Exclusive Interview: Yelawolf Talks On International Recognition, Joint Project With Big K.R.I.T. & More | 33 Views
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: Brother Ali Talks On Meaning Behind Album "Mourning In America, Dreaming In Color" | 67 Views
Brother Ali has been a mainstay in the underground hip-hop scene since around 1998. Ali is signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment, home of Slug and Ant aka Atmosphere, after releasing his first project in 2000, which solidified his relationship with the independant record label. He has since followed suit with three more projects, plus his fourth one is on the way: Mourning
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
HotNewHipHop was on site and front stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012. Notwithstanding the debacle surrounding Nicki Minaj's no-show, the impressive lineup included Rick Ross, Tyga, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Waka Flocka, Nas, Lauryn Hill, French Montana, Young Jeezy and many more.
The newest signee to MMG, Rockie Fresh, surprised most folks when Rick Ross announced him as the latest member on his label. HNHH recently caught up with the Chicago rapper who has maintained his humble roots, and stresses the importance of family and respect. Even though he’s part of one of the biggest groups in the rap game, Rockie has not changed a
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.
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
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
Exclusive: Joe Budden Opens Up About The Sound And Emotions On His LP, Working Solo & Reaching Him On Twitter | 12 Views
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 emotions
Smoke DZA performed at the HNHH-sponsored Festival Village stage this weekend for the 20th annual Summer Jam. On top of fulfilling his dreams of performing at the festival, he joined HNHH's own Ashlee Ray backstage to hang out and answer a few questions.
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
HotNewHipHop.Com was able to touch down with B.o.B and we chopped it up with him for a bit and ask him about his current projects, we also found out about his influences, his craziest fans, and his video shoot with Nicki Minaj for “Out Of My Mind.” “Once T.I. puts out his project Trouble Man, we will complete The Man & The Martian, it