• Exclusive: Kendrick Lamar Talks Lyrics & Turn-Offs
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    With Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated debut album finally hitting store shelves and the internet today HNHH is bringing you an exclusive interview and live footage from his Pomona, CA show to celebrate good kid, m.A.A.d city.HNHH's Jen Deleon caught up with the Compton native for a chat about his lyrics and questions derived there-from.First off, Jen quoted lyrics from Kendrick's song...
  • Ab-Soul Talks On Upcoming Project & Confusion Surrounding Title, Isaiah Rashad & "Unit 6"
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    Ab-Soul is currently on a headlining tour with Joey Bada$$ and Chevy Woods (as well as Pro Era and The Underachievers) for the annual Smokers Club Tour. The tour only kicked off this past week, and we had the chance to catch up with Soulo while he was on the road.  The TDE spitter recently caused a little commotion when he announced that he was working on a new project on Twitter, but he...
  • Meet Easy Lantana, Rising Rapper From Cincinnati
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    Lantana is a rising rapper who is looking to put Cincinnati on the map when it comes to the rap sphere. Even his name pays homage to Cincinnati, specifically, his hometown. While the rapper is working on his debut mixtape Live From Lantana, which is slated to drop January 7th on HotNewHipHop, we thought it'd be a good time to introduce you to Easy Lantana formally. At this point, Lantana may be...
  • Exclusive: Pries Talks On His Come-Up & "The Lonely Kid Show"
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    HNHH wants to shine some light on a young'n on his grind today. For those who don't know Pries, a Denver resident, we will allow this to be your introduction into the rapper/producer/graphic designer/multi-talented being that he is.Pries got his start in the music industry as a singer-turned-producer, and quickly went from producer-to-rapper. Now he sits atop both positions comfortably, but is...
  • Exclusive: French Montana Talks On Success, Harry Fraud & "Excuse My French"
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    HNHH caught up with French Montana in Toronto before Drake's huge OVO Fest went down. French is a shining example of that whole “hard work pays off” saying, as the man was grinding for a long time in New York before receiving commerical or mainstream success. In our interview, we ask him about this new-found success. We also find out how he originally got in touch with a producer on...
  • Joey Bada$$ 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...
  • 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: 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 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...
  • Youth Wave: HNHH Talks To Mindless Behavior And Jacob Latimore
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    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. For the next two years, they immersed themselves...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: Kirko Bangz Talks About Rapping At 15 & Footage From BTS Of "Walk On Green" Featuring French Montana
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    HNHH caught up with Kirko Bangz while he and French Montana were shooting the video for Bangz' brand new single, "Walk On Green," featuring French, which dropped today.While we got some BTS footage from the forthcoming video, we also spoke to Kirko briefly about his come-up. Kirko started rapping at the age of fifteen, and we asked him what his fifteen-year-old self rapped about."Nothing like...
  • Exclusive BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Sabi & Tyga's "Cali Love"
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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...
  • Smoke DZA Releases Official Video For "Legends In The Making" With Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Talks About Pursuit Of American Dream
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    HNHH teams up with Smoke DZA as he reunites the stoner gang, with verses from Curren$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...
  • All Access At Summer Jam XX 2013
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    So we've showed you the main stage and the Festival Village, now it's time to take you backstage at Summer Jam XX 2013.  Can't really say much about backstage, it's TOP SECRET! We will however give a BIG shout out to Method Man, J.Cole, Joe Budden, Wale, Schoolboy-Q , Ab-Soul, Peter Rosenberg, Miguel, Cypher Sounds, Trinidad Jame$, U-God, Masta Killah, Raekwon, Funk Master Flex, GZA, Meek...
  • HNHH Exclusive: Hot 97 Summer Jam (Stage Pictures)
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    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. The Metlife Stadium was jumping and here's a quick sample of our exclusive up-close pictures for the Tri-State area's...
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