YP tells HotNewHipHop about the time Nas called him dope, signing a deal with Universal Republic, and his upcoming projects.
Exclusive Interview: Chicago Rapper YP Talks On Meeting Nas & Q-Tip, Upcoming Projects | 3,261 Views
Chicago is a city buzzing with many talented rappers, and one of the them on the come-up is YP. YP was signed to Universal Republic this past year, and has a few projects in the works, so if you're unfamiliar with him, you will be very familiar soon (reading our interview will also help!). YP talked to HNHH about his new deal, hooking up with Jim Jones, meeting Nas & Q-Tip, and the two
Exclusive: Juicy J On Recording "Bands", Longevity In Hip Hop, And "Stay Trippy" Release Date | 110 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
Chevy Woods has been with Wiz Khalifa since the beginning, and therefore accompanied Wiz as a Taylor Gang member for his entire rise to fame. With Wiz now a verifiable star, Chevy Woods is next up to get a piece of that Taylor Gang fame.
Lil Boosie Says "Touchdown 2 Cause Hell" Is The Best Double Disc Album Since "All Eyez On Me" | 33,960 Views
Lil Boosie has certainly been a hot topic since his release from prison in January. While the Baton Rouge rapper has been steadily releasing tracks since becoming a free man, the majority of the hype falls upon his upcoming album, Touchdown 2 Cause Hell.
Meek Mill is definitely a "Dreamchaser" taking practically no time to ever sleep, the man is almost a walking zombie, as evidenced in our exclusive interview with him. But, it obviously pays off-- Meek has been grinding hard from the streets of Philly to the top of the MMG roster, making his dreams become a reality.
Standing a little over six feet, a slim figured man walks in the studio wearing a white short-sleeved T-shirt, black jeans with a black and red fitted hat. Music blares. The air is filled with smoke. The table littered with cups. He greets the familiar faces with a head nod or handshake. He makes his way to the table and pulls a laptop out of his black backpack, as he gets comfortable.
YouTube has become a tool both popular and powerful for music promotion. First hand, DeStorm Power is living proof of that tool's success. DeStorm has created a multi-million dollar digital empire of videos, music, merchandise, and much more through the creative expression allowed only on YouTube.
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.
Slaughterhouse finally performed at the Well in Brooklyn on September 8th, after the concert initially was delayed. Although it still rained a bit during the show, the performance was well-recieved and HotNewHipHop was able to catch up with (most) of the Slaughterhouse boys after the show. Fans may have noticed 1/4 of the super
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.
Exclusive Interview: Sir Michael Rocks Talks On His Solo Career, The Cool Kids, Signing To Curren$y's JLR & More | 255 Views
Sir Michael Rocks, also known as Mikey Rocks, also known as 1/2 of the Cool Kids, is probably the freshest motherfucker ever. It's not even a cocky thing, he'll tell you himself, it's just what it is. But not only is Mikey Rocks always fresh, he's always ahead of the curve, music-wise and fashion-wise.
During an open audition with over 600 hopefuls, Mindless Behavior was conceived in 2008 by Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap (Beyonce, Alicia Keys, J.Lo) and Streamline Records head Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga). Prodigy, Princeton, Roc Royal, and Ray Ray where clear standouts from the pack and solidified the group's lineup.
Iggy Azalea currently has the top two songs in America-- her collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Problem", and of course her breakout single "Fancy". It was strange then, to see her as the very first performer on the festival stage this weekend, but it's just a testament to how fast her success came about.
Fabolous is getting ready to drop Loso's Way 2, and just took part in a tour with Pusha T, who is also gearing up to drop a big summer album. HNHH caught up with Fab on his tour, and asked him about the rappers that inspired him as a lyricist, as well as the up-and-coming artists he's been following.
Episode 4 Of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods & More | 155 Views
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.
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.”
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 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.
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
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.
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, th
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.
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.
Exclusive: Eric Bellinger Talks On Working With Usher, Chris Brown, His Solo Career & More | 2,563 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.
Being a Jordan Brand athlete has its perks, and this playoff season is a perfect example. The Jordan XX8, Jordan Super.Fly 2, MELO M9, CP3.VI AE and Jordan Aero Mania all received custom player edition colorways with their own unique flair special to the player that will be lacing them up.
The Doernbecher Jordan 4 will be re-releasing this summer, to the joy/hate of many sneakerheads. Following the Doernbecher Jordan 3 re-release, the Doernbecher Jordan 4 is slated for an August drop, though the exact date is not yet known. Designed by Isaiah Scott in 2011, this retro features an icy sole with comic book details, going with the overall Superman theme.
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
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.