• 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...
  • Exclusive: Omarion Discusses MMG And His Relationship With Rick Ross
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    MMG is undeniably one of the strongest teams in the rap game right now, especially after a summer of dominance, and now with all eyes on Meek Mill’s Dreams & Nightmares dropping at the end of the month.  One of the signings that has gone relatively unnoticed is the addition of R&B veteran, and one time B2K member, Omarion.  The singer, actor, and all around entertainer...
  • 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: Big Kuntry King Talks His "Dope & Champagne" LP & Coming Up With T.I.
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    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 giving fans...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • CyHi The Prynce & Arkatech Beatz  Talk On Making Of "Start A War"
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    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. The Arkatech Beatz-produced...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: Tech N9ne Responds To Being On Billboard's Power 30 List, Talks "E.B.A.H." & More
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    Tech N9ne is making big moves, and he hasn't had help from any commercial cats. The Kansas City rapper has been grinding since the 90s, and it seems that hard work does really pay off. He was on Billboard's Power 30 list the year, and released his twelfth studio album, Welcome to Strangeland, almost a year ago, which landed at #26 on Billboard's 200. His most recent release was an EP...
  • HNHH Waka Flocka Mixtape Listening Party Exclusive
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    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. ...
  • 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: 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: 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...
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