28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Jan. 24)

Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at...

  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Jan. 24)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: January 24]
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    Want your music video promoted and featured on HNHH? Submit your original music video for the chance to be posted on HNHH's YouTube channel and in our video section.   This week's winners is Cam the Mac, with his video for "Rollin' Again." Watch it below. To view other past winners click HERE. What you get:- Your music video will be Posted on the HNHH's Youtube Channel and...
  • Underrated Audio: January 17- January 23
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    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here. For this week's edition, we round up music from Ca$h Out, Willie The Kid, Sonny Digital and a full album release from...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 23)
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    What a week it has been in hip-hop. It's a week that got kicked off with tragedy. It's going to take some time for the wound that A$AP Yams left us to heal.But the game still continues just like he would've wanted. The back half of January saw strong releases from Lupe Fiasco and Joey Bada$$. Lil Wayne's Sorry 4 The Wait 2 has gotten a mixed response, but at least one rapper approves. Find...
  • Review: Joey Bada$$' "B4.DA.$$"
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    Joey Bada$$ is a young Brooklyn emcee who was influenced by those who came before him from his region, the same way most young rappers from any region show clear influence from those who came before them in their region. As rappers from other regions have begun to dwarf New York rappers in popularity and New York rappers have begun taking more influence from other regions, some have viewed...
  • What’s New In Battle Rap (January 23)
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    Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the...
  • #TBT: Ol' Dirty Bastard Cuts
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    No truer words have ever been uttered than the ones Method Man said of Ol' Dirty Bastard on their legendary 36 Chambers album. ODB is truly one of a kind, with absolutely no father to his style. With a name as crazy as his flow, Ol' Dirty Bastard took the world by storm during his 10 year hip-hop takeover.  While the MC, whose real name is Russell Tyrone Jones, passed away on...
  • Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 The Wait 2" By The Numbers
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    By now you've probably downloaded Lil Wayne's Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape, and you've likely given it a listen or two and added it to your phone/iTunes catalogue. With Tha Carter V heavily delayed, Weezy felt the need to say "sorry for the wait." Fans were more than willing to accept the apology, as it came in the form of a free mixtape. More than just giving us Sorry 4 The Wait 2,...
  • Samples Of The Week: January 22 (Joey Bada$$ Edition)
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    This Tuesday marked the release of Joey Bada$$' long-awaited commercial debut, B4.Da.$$. We'll be reviewing the album soon enough, but first, we're using this edition of Samples Of The Week to give some shine to the production on the project. Ever the '90s-revering youngster, Joey's laced his album with allusions and references to '90s hip-hop, mostly in the lyrics department. While he...
  • Top 15 Star Wars References In Hip-Hop
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    The teaser trailer for the first new Star Wars movie in nearly a decade dropped on Thanksgiving Day and we all began to process it in stages. First, we had to get all the cross-joint/lightsaber jokes out our system. Then, we had to deal with a bunch of low-key racist nerds who couldn’t handle the idea of a black Stormtrooper. Finally, we had to learn to cope with the crushing...
  • What Is Hyphy Hip-Hop?
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    In its four-plus decades of existence, hip-hop has always been steadily evolving. Like all evolutionary paths, hip-hop’s hasn’t moved in a straight line. For every decision that moved the genre forward as a whole, there were artistic niches and splinter groups that either went flourished before rapidly going extinct or moved on into their own lane entirely. In this...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: January 12- Jan. 20
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    Here it is, our weekly rundown of what’s new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our Top 100 chart. These are songs that generated a lot of interest, whether it be through comments or views, and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration.  This week features a...
  • Remix Fix: Introducing Gardiner Express & Their Version Of A$AP Rocky's "Pretty Flacko 2"
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    While never officially released as a single, A$AP Rocky's "Pretty Flacko" quickly became a favorite among the rapper's fans. When Rocky and producer Spaceghostpurrp had a falling out, it seemed the magic of Flacko may never be recreated, but a couple weeks back, Nez & Rio stepped up to give the rapper an equally menacing beat for "Pretty Flacko 2".As usual, the song had a considerable Houston...
  • A Complete List Of Kanye West's DONDA-Designed Music Artwork
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    While little is really known about the movements of DONDA and their relationship to hip-hop, it is apparent that through a recent string of album art designs that they are fixed on bringing 'art' back to hip-hop music. You won't find Lil Wayne's album art on their website, but you will find a whole bunch of information about the collective. To introduce them, "Donda’s House, Inc. was designed...
  • 10 Essential Dom Kennedy Tracks
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    Dom Kennedy has been working hard since his rise to prominence in 2008. Releasing 7 mixtapes, 2 albums and a bunch of features, Dom may just be the most prolific West Coast rapper in recent history. From The West Coast With Love is not only the name of Dom's 2010, highly-enjoyed mixtape, but also serves as an introduction to his entire steeze. If someone asked you who Dom Kennedy is, you...
  • Underrated Audio: January 10-January 16
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    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here. I'll admit that Underrated Audio has been slacking and absent over the winter holidays, but, today we get back in full...
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