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...
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...
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...
Jul 25, 2013
Want a glimpse of what it's like to experience the "Under The Influence Of Music" Tour up close? Watch Episode 1 of HNHH and Taylor Gang's behind-the-scenes look at life on the road. In this segment, Berner gets with the fans, Trinidad James plays hoops, Wiz gets under the influence, Macklemore goes skateboarding and A$AP Rocky just wants to party.
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HotNewHipHop was on hand for Sabi's recent video shoot for the song "Cali Love" with Tyga, which is an ode to West Coast classics.
Appropriately, the visual was shot in California at a house in El Segundo. The video is directed by Michael Mihail, and you can expect to see a crazy house party going down complete with a pinata, confetti, and of course, drinks. In this particular scene, the duo...
Kid Ink is bigger than ever, and he's definitely seeing the effects of his growing popularity on his "My Own Lane" tour, which he's currently in the middle of.
HNHH had a chance to catch up with the rapper in New York, where he told us about his approach to touring, his new fanbase, and where he's sees himself in the next 5 years.
Ink explained the importance of representing each city...
Oct 17, 2012
Hip hop’s love for all things green, both money and weed, is
well documented. On tour artists are
faced with a constant grind of travelling, and also the grind of filling up their
spare time while in various, sometimes seemingly random, cities. HNHH caught up with A$AP Rocky for an
exclusive interview while on his “LongLiveA$AP" tour, and the A$AP Mob member
was open about...
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
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
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...
Aug 10, 2012
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
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
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. ...
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...
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...