BTS Photos: At The 2012 MTV VMAs

The MTV VMAs took place last night, and as per usual, the eventful night was jam-packed with photo-ops. There were performances by Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj and more,...

  • BTS Photos: At The 2012 MTV VMAs
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    The MTV VMAs took place last night, and as per usual, the eventful night was jam-packed with photo-ops. There were performances by Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj and more, and many-a-star was in attendance. As in years past, some artists took the opportunity to make a big announcement (Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose are expecting), some celebrities took the time to...
  • 10 Hottest Mixtapes Of The Summer
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    Labor Day has dawned and it can now be considered official, summer is at a close. Sure the heat wave might hold for awhile, but the season will soon become Fall. With that said, we here at HotNewHipHop have compiled a list of the free-for-download mixtapes that defined this summer past. Our top ten are tapes you'll most likely be bumping year round, and are definitely...
  • Chris Lighty, CEO Of Violator Records & Management, Passes Away
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    Twitter is often the fastest news source, although not always reliable. Trending this afternoon was the news of the death of Chris Lighty, who is the CEO Violator Records & Management, which oversees many popular rap stars. This time though, Twitter's trending topic was accurate. Chris Lighty has passed away. Chris Lighty managed such artists as Busta Rhymes, Soulja Boy, Mariah...
  • BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Game's "Celebration" Featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Lil Wayne
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    Just after getting the CDQ version of Game's new single, which has some all-star features, behind-the-scenes pics surfaced online from the video shoot.The video shoot  went down at a park in L.A., and features the mandatory models as well as some low-riders. Although Weezy wasn't present for this part of the shooting, his portion is going to be shot in Miami. Check...
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  • Cover Art Revealed For Lupe Fiasco's "Food & Liquor 2"
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    Lupe Fiasco gets artistic on us for the cover of his album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.The album, which drops September 25th, has had a few changes in single releases recently, but aside from that, seems to be on track.Check out the cover art below. Yes, you're seeing it correctly, it's just black. If you want to see something a little more interesting, click...
  • Review: Ace Hood's "Body Bag Vol. 2" Mixtape
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    Self-promoted as a hungry emcee, Ace approaches tracks with a ravenous appetite, and on Body Bag Vol. 2 he devours everything placed in front of him. On “Gutta Back” he introduces the tape’s subject matter; namely, outright arrogance expressed poetically. He gets political on “Wanna Beez” and “Yeen Bout Dat Life,” questioning the candidacy of his opposition. In Ace’s eyes he is...
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 19th
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     2 Chainz results are still being tallied, but with the rumor mill running wild it seems he will top Billboard next week with 140,000 albums sold. Thus, with Based on a T.R.U. Story in lieu, this week’s charts appear very similar to those of the week before: 1.)    Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t: Rozay holds onto the top spot for a second week in a row. Having sold 55,781...
  • Iggy Azalea Talks "Trap Gold" At SneakerPimps
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    Fresh off her EP release Glory, Iggy Azalea is seemingly everywhere in the media these days. She spoke to HNHH about her upcoming album The New Classic, how she idolized Missy Elliot growing up, why dropping out of school was necessary for her career, how her relationship with T.I. and Grand Hustle has helped her navigate through the growing pains of being a young rapper,...
  • Review: 2 Chainz' "Based on a T.R.U. Story"
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    First there were two boys, now there is 2 Chainz.  After taking a break from Playaz Circle, Tity Boi also took a new name.  Armed with the extra glossy moniker he hit the feature circuit and appeared on over seventy-five tracks in two years.  Furthermore, he toured with Drake and talked shop on ESPN, all while promoting the release of his debut solo album.  The Real University allowed 2...
  • Win Passes to "Summer Set": See Nas, Black Star Yelawolf and More
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    We'll pick 2 winners at random (2 pairs of passes are up for grabs) and announce them on Wednesday, August 22nd.Click HERE to Enter!Somerset AmphitheaterAug. 24, 25, 26715 Spring St, SomersetWisconsin 54025Online Sales End: 12:00 AMSunday, August 26, 2012www.clubtix.com/summersetfestInfo Line: (612) 467-9058Capacity: 30000 // Ages: 16+See NAS, BLACK STAR,YELAWOLF and More...Click Here for...
  • Charts Don't Lie: August 12th
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    Statistics have been an essential part of the rap game for years. "Who is number one?", "How well will an album debut?", and "Will it reach gold?", are just a few of the recorded facts that can be found here. It has been said that numbers never lie, so without further ado let us see what truths they tell.1) Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don’t: Having sold 218,000 units in its first week...
  • 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...
  • Underrated Audio: July 30- August 6
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    Whatup, this week's UA is quite solid. Danny Brown's remix of Rich Hil's "Betcha Hate It" may be my favorite off this list though, but Murs and Fashawn link up, as well as Mikkey Haltsed and Pusha T, plus some previously unreleased Pac Div. We've been getting a lot of Pac Div music the past few days, the newest one that dropped today, "Bank," is hella dope and has Chuck Inglish production-vibes...
  • Exclusive: Kirko Bangz Talks About Rapping At 15 & Footage From BTS Of "Walk On Green" Featuring French Montana
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    HNHH caught up with Kirko Bangz while he and French Montana were shooting the video for Bangz' brand new single, "Walk On Green," featuring French, which dropped today.While we got some BTS footage from the forthcoming video, we also spoke to Kirko briefly about his come-up. Kirko started rapping at the age of fifteen, and we asked him what his fifteen-year-old self rapped about."Nothing like...
  • Review: Iggy Azalea's "Glory"
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    Thanks to emcees like Iggy Azalea, the female rapper has clawed its way off of the endangered species list.  The Australian bombshell earned her name like Indiana Jones.  Her whip appeal struck T.I., and her quest for the Holy Grail is underway with the assistance of Grand Hustle. Glory stands as her gateway offering on the road to The New Classic.  Designed as a traditional...
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