• 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...
  • HNHH Legends: MC Lyte
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    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 her...
  • HNHH Waka Flocka Mixtape Listening Party Exclusive
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    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. ...
  • Smoke DZA Releases Official Video For "Legends In The Making" With Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Talks About Pursuit Of American Dream
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    HNHH teams up with Smoke DZA as he reunites the stoner gang, with verses from Curren$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...
  • A$AP Ferg Says He Only Listens To A$AP Mob Music, Talks Summer Jam Performers
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    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...
  • Wale "Gifted Heatseeker" Contest Winners Announced!
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    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...
  • Talking To Boldy James & Big Duke On "Chirps"
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    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. The Detroit player first surfaced on the rap scene with his very dope and album-quality mixtape, Trapper's Alley: Pro's & Con's and while he's had a slow rise, he's definitely built a solid...
  • 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...
  • Kid Ink Talks "My Own Lane" Tour & His 5-Year Plan
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    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...
  • HeatSeekers Video Edition: Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop!
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    Want your music video promoted and featured on HNHH? Submit your original music video for the chance to be posted on HNHH's YouTube channel and in our video section.  What you get:- Your music video will be Posted on the HNHH's Youtube Channel and HotNewHipHop.com.- Video will bare HNHH branding (could include the HNHH logo, HNHH Youtube, HNHH.TV and HNHH Heatseekers...
  • All Access At Summer Jam XX 2013
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    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...
  • Fabolous Talks Inspiration & "New School" Artists
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    Fabolous is getting ready to drop Loso's Way 2, and just took part in a tour with Pusha T, who is also gearing up to drop a big summer album. HNHH caught up with Fab on his tour, and asked him about the rappers that inspired him as a lyricist, as well as the up-and-coming artists he's been following. "I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little bit late sometimes on new kids" Fab admitted when asked about...
  • CyHi The Prynce & Arkatech Beatz  Talk On Making Of "Start A War"
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    In The Cut is a new series we're starting on HNHH, and the premise is pretty straightforward: we choose one track that we are really feeling and talk to the artist and the producer of that specific cut to find out how it all came together, from both sides. The first edition features a CyHi The Prynce song, "Start A War," off his recent mixtape, Ivy League: Kick Back. The Arkatech Beatz-produced...
  • HNHH Exclusive: Hot 97 Summer Jam (Stage Pictures)
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    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 Metlife Stadium was jumping and here's a quick sample of our exclusive up-close pictures for the Tri-State area's...
  • Youth Wave: HNHH Talks To Mindless Behavior And Jacob Latimore
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    During an open audition with over 600 hopefuls, Mindless Behavior was conceived in 2008 by Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap (Beyonce, Alicia Keys, J.Lo) and Streamline Records head Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga).  Prodigy, Princeton, Roc Royal, and Ray Ray where clear standouts from the pack and solidified the group's lineup. For the next two years, they immersed themselves...
  • Exclusive: B.o.B Says He's Working On New Mixtape & Third Album
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    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 will be a master piece, once the time is...
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