• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: Slaughterhouse Discusses Joe Budden's Jail Time
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    Slaughterhouse finally performed at the Well in Brooklyn on September 8th, after the concert initially was delayed. Although it still rained a bit during the show, the performance was well-recieved and HotNewHipHop was able to catch up with (most) of the Slaughterhouse boys after the show. Fans may have noticed 1/4 of the super group, Joe Budden, was missing from the stage that night....
  • Exclusive Interview: Sir Michael Rocks Talks On His Solo Career, The Cool Kids, Signing To Curren$y's JLR & More
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    Sir Michael Rocks, also known as Mikey Rocks, also known as 1/2 of the Cool Kids, is probably the freshest motherfucker ever. It's not even a cocky thing, he'll tell you himself, it's just what it is. But not only is Mikey Rocks always fresh, he's always ahead of the curve, music-wise and fashion-wise. His laidback flow is definitely a good fit for Curren$y's Jet Life Recordings, to which Rocks...
  • Fabolous Talks Inspiration & "New School" Artists
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    Fabolous is getting ready to drop Loso's Way 2, and just took part in a tour with Pusha T, who is also gearing up to drop a big summer album. HNHH caught up with Fab on his tour, and asked him about the rappers that inspired him as a lyricist, as well as the up-and-coming artists he's been following. "I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little bit late sometimes on new kids" Fab admitted when asked about...
  • 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...
  • HNHH Recap: Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012
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    HNHH hit up Hot 97's Summer Jam, an event not-to-be missed in the Tri-State area. It rained on and off throughout the day of the event on June 3rd, which put a damper on my seat but not my mood. The Jam started with the pre-show, aka the Festival Village, where Peter Rosenberg made his now-infamous remarks about Nicki Minaj's single “Starships.” Honestly, I was more pumped for the...
  • Exclusive: Rockie Fresh Discusses Lessons Learned From Rick Ross
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    The newest signee to MMG, Rockie Fresh, surprised most folks when Rick Ross announced him as the latest member on his label.  HNHH recently caught up with the Chicago rapper who has maintained his humble roots, and stresses the importance of family and respect.  Even though he’s part of one of the biggest groups in the rap game, Rockie has not changed a bit, and spoke to us about what he...
  • 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...
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