• The Hip-Hop Lover's Guide To This Year's Music Festivals
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    Music festivals seem to be more popular than ever these days, causing hundreds of thousands of music enthusiast to splurge on passes, fly out of state or even the country, to camp outdoors and soak in live music alongside strangers in borderline unbearable heat for multiple days in a row. Festival season is now in full force with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival having kicked things...
  • Dissecting Donald Sterling's Racist Tendencies
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    Fuck Donald Sterling. Let's just get that out of the way off the top. Regardless of your opinion on how Clipper's players handled it, or what the NBA will have to do in the aftermath, we can all agree that Sterling is a despicable human being that is clearly living in an alternate universe where he thinks his view on "culture" is acceptable. But let's not act surprised guys, this doesn't come as...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: April 21-27
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    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • HeatSeekers Update: New Format To Submit Your Songs And Videos
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    NEW HEATSEEKERS FORMAT WEEKLY WINNERS The HeatSeekers song competition will no longer include a regular voting cycle.  This means that our staff will be selecting the HeatSeeker winners featured on our website on a weekly basis. HeatSeeker winners will be featured on HotNewHipHop’s homepage every Saturday and Sunday, and will receive additional social media promotion (combined 1.2...
  • 15 Of The Best Rapper Capsule Collections
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    Theres no way to deny it, we are currently living in a time in which streetwear reigns supreme. Through recent years streetwear has evolved, not only taking a more fashion-forward approach but opening up doors for musicians, especially rappers, to slide through, leaving an imprint not only musically but aesthetically. The evolution of streetwear has brought a counter-culture to the forefront of...
  • Charts Don't Lie: April 27
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    We're still awaiting the albums of both Iggy Azalea and Future to enter the charts, but this week we've got two new entries coming from August Alsina's Testimony and Dizzy Wright's State Of Mind EP. August Alsina surprised us with his first major-label album nabbing a strong debut at #2, moving 67,171 copies opening week-- compare this to the projections for Future's sophomore album, which is...
  • Review: Asher Roth's "RetroHash"
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    It's fair to presume that some hip-hop fans have slept on Asher Roth over the years. Some still associate him only with his 2009 platinum-selling hit "I Love College". If you find yourself in this category, it's time to recognize one of the best lyrical, smooth-flowing rappers in the game. His extensive fan base, constant big-name collaborations, and overall consistency with which he has made...
  • Underrated Audio: April 19-25
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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. This week we've highlighted four different records, from four different slept-on MCs. One is Canadian, while the rest...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 25)
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    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities. This...
  • 10 Most Infamous Catfights In Hip-Hop
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    Beefs between rappers in hip hop are nothing new. Through the years we’ve seen infamous rivalries in the rap world, the most prominent being 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G’s East Coast/West Coast feud and perhaps the Jay Z and Nas New York rap war. Likened to these beefs are the numerous catfights that have occurred over the years in hip hop, although catfights never seem to make quite...
  • Review: Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic"
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    Defining a “classic” is no easy task. The first factor is obviously the quality of the music. Here we ask the basic questions: Are there any unnecessary tracks? Does the production impress without outshining the lyrics? The usual surface stuff that’s easy to assess on two full listens. After the surface level is cleared, an album has to separate itself from the pack. Most of the...
  • Samples Of The Week: April 24
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    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh...
  • Most Influential NYC Female Rappers By Borough
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    Most people know of the male heavyweights in hip-hop who have inhabited the streets and hoods of hip-hop's birthing place, New York City, since the onsets of their careers. They constantly make references to their stomping grounds in their tracks, paying homage to their homies through shout outs, making sure they never take for granted where they came from. Until Notorious B.I.G.’s death...
  • DJ Mustard Vs. Mike WiLL Made It: Who Has More Hits?
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    One of the many unsung players in the game of hip-hop is the producer. So many of us tune into some music not even listening to the artist in question, but dancing along to the beat, most likely created by an entirely different person. This begs the question, "Which producer is making us dance the most?" Our friends at SeeTheSound.com decided to spotlight two of the biggest producers in the game...
  • Bizzy Crook Speaks On Hitting Studio With Mannie Fresh & Lloyd, "No Hard Feelings" Mixtape
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    Bizzy Crook is probably a name you're becoming more and more familiar with, as he makes his way across the U.S. alongside Kid Ink and King Los for the "My Own Lane" tour, not to mention recent leaks like "Bands In A Depression" featuring OVO's OB OBrien. However, for Bizzy, all these things are a just warm-up to his forthcoming mixtape, No Hard Feelings, which he promises will be album quality,...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: April 13-20
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    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
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