• 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Wale "Gifted Heatseeker" Contest Winners Announced!
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    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...
  • Talking To Boldy James & Big Duke On "Chirps"
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    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...
  • 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...
  • New Doernbecher Jordan 4 August 2013 Release Date
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    The Doernbecher Jordan 4 will be re-releasing this summer, to the joy/hate of many sneakerheads. Following the Doernbecher Jordan 3 re-release, the Doernbecher Jordan 4 is slated for an August drop, though the exact date is not yet known. Designed by  Isaiah Scott in 2011, this retro features an icy sole with comic book details, going with the overall Superman theme. Selling out immeadiately...
  • 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...
  • Exclusive: B.o.B Says He's Working On New Mixtape & Third Album
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    HotNewHipHop.Com was able to touch down with B.o.B and we chopped it up with him for a bit and ask him about his current projects, we also found out about his influences, his craziest fans, and his video shoot with Nicki Minaj for “Out Of My Mind.” “Once T.I. puts out his project Trouble Man, we will complete The Man & The Martian, it will be a master piece, once the time is...
  • Exclusive: Future Talks Upcoming Mixtapes, His Sophomore Album And His "Foreign" Love
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    Growing up in Atlanta, his family and friends affectionately called him “Meathead”, and this name stuck with him until it became apparent to the older heads that he was going to have a hand in the “Future” of hip hop.  After setting the charts on fire with singles from his album Pluto, Future has a lot in the pipeline with a double-disc mixtape in the works, the rerelease of his...
  • 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...
  • Smoke DZA Talks Upcoming Projects & Summer Jam Memories
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    Smoke DZA performed at the HNHH-sponsored Festival Village stage this weekend for the 20th annual Summer Jam. On top of fulfilling his dreams of performing at the festival, he joined HNHH's own Ashlee Ray backstage to hang out and answer a few questions. The Kushed God spoke about his memories of Summer Jam throughout his life, and his dream to take the stage since it's very first installment,...
  • Troy Ave Talks Upcoming Projects At HOT97 Summer Jam XX
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    The Festival Village this past weekend at the annual HOT 97 Summer Jam saw performances from a bunch of upcoming New York rappers, among them, Troy Ave. Troy Ave and his BSB crew have been working hard recently, having dropped two collaborative efforts since March. The drug (and specifically coke) talk will continue on Troy's upcoming release named after his city, New York City.  HNHH's...
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