• Joey Bada$$ Reveals What's On His iPod & Talks "Summer Knights" Mixtape
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    Our interview footage from the recent HOT 97 Summer Jam continues today, with none other than Beast Coast rapper Joey Bada$$. The New York native took the stage at the Festival Village this year, a momentous event in the young rapper's rising career.  "I told myself last year I wouldn't come to Summer Jam ever again until I'm performing, and look here I am," Joey Bada$$ told us during our...
  • Problem Speaks On "Chachi's Revenge" Video
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    HNHH recently got together with Problem to film the visuals for his exclusive In The Booth track "Chachi's Revenge". We also got some footage of the rapper behind the scenes at the shoot, where he talked about the process behind the song and video. Problem expressed that he had no idea the song would catch on the way it did. "It's crazy though," he said, "I had no intentions of doing the...
  • Exclusive: HNHH Gets A Tour Of Game's L.A. Home
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    Game has seemingly been everywhere recently-- you seem him constantly dropping new songs, whether freebies part of his #SundayService or leaks off his Jesus Piece album, you see him in the news for his various beefs, and you now see him on TV for his new reality show "Marrying The Game."All this is definitely good promo to get the word out about his upcoming LP, and the last one under contract...
  • 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...
  • Iggy Azalea Talks "Trap Gold" At SneakerPimps
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    Fresh off her EP release Glory, Iggy Azalea is seemingly everywhere in the media these days. She spoke to HNHH about her upcoming album The New Classic, how she idolized Missy Elliot growing up, why dropping out of school was necessary for her career, how her relationship with T.I. and Grand Hustle has helped her navigate through the growing pains of being a young rapper,...
  • Logic Explains How His Collaboration With Big Sean Came Together
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    Fans are still eagerly anticipating Logic's debut LP, and while the project is still without a release date, he's made sure to keep his loyal following satisfied with an influx of new material. The Maryland rapper has released a few original tracks over the last 2 months, including "While You Wait", and "Now", but the one that got the most attention was definitely his collaboration with Big...
  • Meet Easy Lantana, Rising Rapper From Cincinnati
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    Lantana is a rising rapper who is looking to put Cincinnati on the map when it comes to the rap sphere. Even his name pays homage to Cincinnati, specifically, his hometown. While the rapper is working on his debut mixtape Live From Lantana, which is slated to drop January 7th on HotNewHipHop, we thought it'd be a good time to introduce you to Easy Lantana formally. At this point, Lantana may be...
  • Dom Kennedy And Skeme Discuss Their Roots On The Damon Campbell Show
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    HNHH presents "The Damon Campbell Show," in which our interviewer, Damon Campbell, conduct in-depth interviews with Hip-Hop artists. For the first segment, we have Skeme and Dom Kennedy in the seats to talk about their background and their current musical projects, while Dom kicks off his first show for the "Get Home Safely" tour in Detroit. Starting off the interview, Damon asks Dom about...
  • Dom Kennedy Explains Album Title "Get Home Safely"
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    Dom Kennedy is following up his acclaimed (and free) Yellow Album with Get Home Safely, an iTunes project dropping October 15th. Dom's let go the artwork and tracklist, and just last week he let go the track "Dominic" off the LP as well as a "South Central Love" visual, but aside from that, he's been keeping the records on lock. Soon enough we'll be able to hear the records on Get Home Safely,...
  • Exclusive Stream: D-Pryde's "Canal & Richvale" EP
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    Toronto rapper and singer/songwriter D-Pryde is finally getting ready to drop his new EP, Canal & Richvale, which he is now providing as a full exclusive stream. The project is lead by his first single and video for "Lifted," and comes only a few short months after his signing with BMG.  Check out the full tracklist and stream below, and pre-order the EP from iTunes here. 1....
  • Exclusive: Pries Talks On His Come-Up & "The Lonely Kid Show"
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    HNHH wants to shine some light on a young'n on his grind today. For those who don't know Pries, a Denver resident, we will allow this to be your introduction into the rapper/producer/graphic designer/multi-talented being that he is.Pries got his start in the music industry as a singer-turned-producer, and quickly went from producer-to-rapper. Now he sits atop both positions comfortably, but is...
  • Exclusive: Meek Mill Talks On Album Vs. Mixtape, Rick Ross & Dreamchasers Records
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    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. We caught up with Meek before his debut album dropped and had a quick chat...
  • Exclusive: Chevy Woods Talks Taylor Gang Success, "Gangland 2" & Debut Album
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    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. This shouldn't be too difficult to accomplish, considering Wiz and Chevy often share fans, as they tend to have a certain,...
  • Exclusive: Juicy J On Recording "Bands", Longevity In Hip Hop, And "Stay Trippy" Release Date
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    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 of...
  • Exclusive: HNHH's Tour Of Game's L.A. Home Part 2
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    The other week HotNewHipHop hit up Game’s home in L.A. for an exclusive tour and look into his regular routine. Today, we bring you the second part of the Welcome To My House tour. In this part of the tour, Game shows HNHH’s Jen DeLeon the rest of his home, including the bathrooms, his children’s rooms, his garage and backyard. In his garage we get a glimpse at Game’s...
  • Exclusive Interview: Chicago Rapper YP Talks On Meeting Nas & Q-Tip, Upcoming Projects
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    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...
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