• Exclusive: Machine Gun Kelly On The "Lace Up" Movement, And "Beef" With HNHH
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    At first glance, some may write off Machine Gun Kelly’s seemingly endless energy as a by-product of his age, but when sitting down with the Cleveland native it becomes apparent there is a fire burning inside the rapper, that is in no danger of extinguishing anytime soon, regardless of how old he is.  HNHH caught up with MGK in Atlanta during the BET Awards, where the always mischievous...
  • Exclusive: Future Talks Upcoming Mixtapes, His Sophomore Album And His "Foreign" Love
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    Growing up in Atlanta, his family and friends affectionately called him “Meathead”, and this name stuck with him until it became apparent to the older heads that he was going to have a hand in the “Future” of hip hop.  After setting the charts on fire with singles from his album Pluto, Future has a lot in the pipeline with a double-disc mixtape in the works, the rerelease of his...
  • Action Bronson Talks Beard Products & "Turning Up" At Summer Jam
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    HotNewHipHop had the pleasure of sponsoring the Festival Village stage at Summer Jam this year, which featured up-and-coming artists such as A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, Troy Ave, and more. Action Bronson earned a well-deserved headlining spot at the stage, and on top of delivering a memorable performance, he stopped by the HNHH tent to meet some fans and sign some autographs. Action was in high...
  • Smoke DZA Talks Upcoming Projects & Summer Jam Memories
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    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. The Kushed God spoke about his memories of Summer Jam throughout his life, and his dream to take the stage since it's very first installment,...
  • Troy Ave Talks Upcoming Projects At HOT97 Summer Jam XX
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    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.  HNHH's...
  • HNHH Recap: Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012
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    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.” Honestly, I was more pumped for the...
  • Exclusive Interview: Honey Cocaine Talks Linking Up With Tyga, "90's Gold" & More
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    After catching up with Tyga during his Careless World Tour, HNHH also took a moment to sit down with his Last Kings signee, Honey Cocaine.The young rapstress came on stage during Tyga's set and kept the energy high on stage, while performing her singles with T-Raw, including "Heisman." We asked her about initially linking up with the YMCMB rapper, her new tape 90's Gold, getting shot in Omaha,...
  • Exclusive: Rockie Fresh Discusses Lessons Learned From Rick Ross
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    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 bit, and spoke to us about what he...
  • Exclusive: Chip Tha Ripper Talks On "Tell Ya Friends," Kid Cudi, His Debut Album & More
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    Chip Tha Ripper has been steady grinding and building a following for awhile, but on top of this he continously puts out audio dope. If you're not familiar with Chip now is the time to acquaint yourself. He just dropped his mixtape Tell Ya Friends, which has amassed close to 30,000 downloads on HNHH alone. HNHH recently got the chance to converse with Chip. We found out about “The Almighty...
  • Exclusive: Eric Bellinger Talks On Working With Usher, Chris Brown, His Solo Career & More
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    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. All this, and he's not...
  • Exclusive Interview: Grand Hustle Production Duo Nard and B
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    Production duo Nard & B, hailing from Atlanta, have worked with many of your favourite ATLiens. This includes, but is not limited to, T.I., Future, and Gucci. In this interview, HNHH talks to the Grand Hustle signees on what projects they have in the works. They also discuss their grind in the city, as they try to become a household name. Finally, Nard & B speak on linking up...
  • Pusha T Talks On Attempting To Prevent "MNIMN" Leak & Kendrick Lamar
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    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. We got a chance to sit down with Pusha Ton recently, and he spoke on attempting to...
  • Joey Bada$$ Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Twitter, TDE's BET Cypher
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    Yesterday we brought you our interview with Soulo Ho3 from the Smokers Club tour, and today we're returning with our brief conversation with Joey Bada$$, a fellow headliner on the tour.  The young'n Joey is currently working on his debut album, titled B4.DA.$$, although before that happens we'll be getting the Summer Knights EP, a slight revamp of the Summer Knights mixtape. We received an...
  • Young Dro Reveals Artwork For "Black Label" & "Purple Label" Mixtapes
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    Last year, after a bit of silence, we received two projects from Young Dro-- his Day Two mixtape, as well as his long-awaited sophomore album, High Times. The Atlanta spitter is getting ready to hit us with two more projects just in time for 4/20. The mixtapes, Black Label and Purple Label will be available April 20th. Black Label will be exclusively premiered by HotNewHipHop. Make...
  • Episode 4 Of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods & More
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    With the Under The Influence tour now officially over we're also nearing the end of our vlogs on the road with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky. In episode 4 of our look behind-the-scenes on the tour, Taylor Gang hit New York before taking it North of the border to Canada. TGOD still have one last episode to bring to you from the Under The Influence hijinx, for now, watch A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Ferg...
  • HNHH Video Recap and Photo Galleries: Summer Jam 2012
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    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.  Barring the no-show of one of the concert's headliners, Nick Minaj, check our exclusive...
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