• Kid Ink Talks Christmas, Best & Worst Gifts He's Received
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    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...
  • 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 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...
  • Dizzy Wright Speaks On Staying Independent & His Favorite Strain Of Weed
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    Dizzy Wright is getting ready to launch his "Fashion" video with Kid Ink and Honey Cocaine very soon, and HNHH got a chance to talk to him on the set of the exclusive visual. Dizzy spoke to Jen Deleon about his favorite kinds of Kush, plans for his debut album, and the benefits of staying independent. "I've been smoking all day" revealed Dizzy, before listing some of his favorite strains of...
  • Exclusive: A$AP Rocky Talks "LongLiveA$AP" Tour And Cities With Best Weed
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    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...
  • Exclusive: King Los Talks On "Becoming King" Mixtape & HNHH Original "Born A King"
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    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 cites...
  • Exclusive: Big Kuntry King Talks His "Dope & Champagne" LP & Coming Up With T.I.
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    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 giving fans...
  • Exclusive: Drumma Boy Talks On Working With T.I., Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz & More
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    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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
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