#TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA

GZA will be 50 next year, and while the MC might spend more time working on his chess game than writing rhymes, he certainly paid his dues while releasing tons of classic material. GZA is the only...

  • #TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA
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    GZA will be 50 next year, and while the MC might spend more time working on his chess game than writing rhymes, he certainly paid his dues while releasing tons of classic material. GZA is the only Wu-Tang Clan member to have released an album before 36 Chambers dropped. Always ahead of the curve, he doesn't get the nickname 'The Genius' for nothing. He spits straight knowledge on his beats, and...
  • 10 Essential OG Maco Tracks
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    OG Maco is a really interesting, rising star in the rap scene. His music video "U Guessed It" garnered 21 million plays on YouTube since it was uploaded five months ago, and he has been on everyone's mind ever since. While his style can be pinned down as aggressive staccato rapping, OG Maco keeps us guessing. His Breathe EP is surprisingly well-spoken and intelligent, as the young ATLien raps...
  • Samples Of The Week: January 29 (Lupe Fiasco Edition)
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    In weeks past, we've chosen to dedicate editions of Samples Of The Week to new albums by J. Cole, Fabolous and Joey Bada$$, which were all chock full of beats that utilized samples. This week, it's Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth that gets the nod, thanks to three particularly noticeable samples/interpolations. Read on to see where Lupe found the sounds to make his dope new...
  • Always Strive And Prosper: A$AP Yams' Quotes To Live By
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    On Sunday January 18, 2015, the hip-hop community lost yet another young genius. Steven Rodriguez, better known as A$AP Yams, died suddenly at the age of 26.  Yams leaves behind an unparalleled passion and business savvy. He was the type of person who used his success to help make others successful. He believed that everyone should Always Strive And Prosper. He lived by those words. He also...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: January 21- January 26
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    Welcome to ALL WEEZY, ALL THE TI- We mean...Top Tracks. 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 number of great tracks from Lil’ Wayne, 2...
  • Remix Fix: LeMarquis Remixes "Rock Wit U" By Ashanti
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    Most of us (contributors and readers alike) remember Ashanti on her A game when we were teenagers also listening to Ja Rule, Missy Elliot, Fat Joe, J. Lo, and other millennium superstars. Her biggest hit "Rock With U", produced by Irv Gotti, hit number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2003.LeMarquis is a French producer based in Paris. He's gaining popularity quickly following his October remix of...
  • Review: Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"
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    Every rapper that can be considered in the G.O.A.T. debate eventually hits a wall.  This drop-off point comes for everyone and leads their stans to add qualifiers to their respective "best all time" arguments, "Of course, I'm talking about Jay-Z from Reasonable Doubt to Black Album, Eminem pre-Encore, etc."  Weezy's GOAT argument comes with  more qualifiers than just about any other....
  • Review: Lupe Fiasco's "Tetsuo & Youth"
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    Lupe Fiasco has been in a battle with Atlantic records for what seems to be forever. We all know about his discontent with Lasers and on his mixtape Friend of the People he made it clear that he wanted off the label. He did not get his wish before this album dropped, and that almost prevented us from hearing this album entirely. Lupe has done interviews in which he says the album would...
  • Shots Fired: All The Disses Aimed At Birdman & Cash Money On Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"
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    It's almost been a week since Weezy dropped Sorry 4 The Wait 2, shaking up the internets and having stans everywhere claiming Tunechi's back (Tunechi claimed it too). It's a solid compilation of freestyles, with Wayne slaughtering some of the biggest beats from 2014, and although we could very well be sick of most of these instrumentals at this point, somehow Wayne breathes new life...
  • Top 10 Gangsta Grillz Mixtapes
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    Born and raised in Philly, DJ Drama has made a name for himself in the hip hop game over the years. While his career set sail after becoming the official DJ for T.I., he has played a crucial role in the onset of mixtapes in the rap world. The Golden Mixtape Era, which started about ten years ago, is now stronger than ever. During a time when the FBI and ICE were raiding mixtape...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: January 25
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    This week proved to be a big one for hip-hop music, with Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco dropping their respective albums on the same day (January 20th), not to mention, free projects from Trinidad James, Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti and K Camp. While the latter projects won't be charting on the Billboard 200, both Joey and Lupe are expected to impact shortly. This past week we learned the expected first week...
  • 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...
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