• Exclusive: King Los Talks On "Becoming King" Mixtape & HNHH Original "Born A King"
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    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 cites...
  • Exclusive: Drumma Boy Talks On Working With T.I., Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz & More
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    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...
  • 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...
  • HNHH Legends: MC Lyte
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    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 her...
  • 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. ...
  • Jarren Benton's "Life In The Jungle" Official Music Video Launch and Behind-The-Scenes Footage
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    As the latest HNHH collaboration with Funk Volume, view the official visuals for Jarren Benton's "Life In The Jungle", produced by HotNewHipHop and directed by Armen Soudjian. Take a look behind-the-scenes to see the making of the video with a word from the director on the concept behind the visuals, as well as Hopsin's take on trying to stay serious during filming. Make sure to subscribe to...
  • French Montana Talks Staying In The "Classic Zone" For "Excuse My French" & Working With Miley Cyrus
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    French Montana is getting ready to drop his long-awaited debut album Excuse My French tomorrow. The Moroccan rapper spoke to HNHH's very own Ashlee Ray about staying in the "classic zone" for the record, working with Miley Cyrus, and the approach to his hit single "Freaks". "So fucking legendary" French replied after being asked to describe his upcoming album in three words. The rapper...
  • Summer Jam Recap: Performances From Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More
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    HotNewHipHop.Com was on site the day of Hot 97's Summer Jam concert, which took place this past Sunday on June 2nd. We brought the whole team down to cover the event, including the Festival Village stage, of which we were a sponsor! The Festival Village was probably just as crazy as the main event, because we had a tent set up right beside the Festival Village stage, where Action Bronson, A$AP...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Trinidad James Asks People To Judge Him By His Music, Talks "10 Piece Mild" & Growing His Hair
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    Trinidad James is one passionate dude. HotNewHipHop had the pleasure of interviewing the rising ATLien during a stop on Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky's Under The Influence tour, and the rapper had a message for his fans and for his haters, which is centered around his brand new mixtape 10 Piece Mild.  The project dropped this morning on HNHH, and it serves as somewhat of re-introduction to...
  • 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: DeStorm Sits at the Top of YouTube Pyramid
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    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. With over 1.2 million subscribers and 200 million video views, DeStorm has the #1 Hip-Hop...
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