Underrated Audio: May 3- May 9

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...

  • Underrated Audio: May 3- May 9
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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're looking at six different records, from all across the map. We've got the West, the MidWest and the...
  • Fan Perspective: That's That Shit I Don't Like
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    Don't get me wrong, I love Hip Hop. Like, I really love Hip Hop. Eat it, breathe it, sleep it, kind of thing. But just like anything else, there's always improvements to be made. If we're simply satisfied with the genre just as it is, we'll get complacent, and the quality will suffer. So, with that said, I'm happy to be your Hip Hop Omsbudsman (Google it) and voice some complaints on behalf of...
  • Samples Of The Week: May 7
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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...
  • "What's Beef" In 2014?
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      Beef is good for Hip Hop its like high school fights niggas dont really get hurt most the time but when they do? AWW MAN #youngveggiesvoice — Vince Staples (@vincestaples) May 5, 2014 When Biggie asked “What’s Beef?” on Life After Death, there is no way he saw 2014 coming. The definition of beef has mutated over time into something that neither him nor...
  • Ticket Giveaway: See Joe Moses & Ty Dolla $ign On "The Beach House" Tour
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    THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: 1) Follow HotNewHipHop on Facebook + Twitter Follow @hotnewhiphop // 2) Tweet the following, making sure to tag @TyDollaSign, @JoeMosesAOB, & @HotNewHipHop and use the hashtag #HNHHTicketGiveaway: "@HotNewHipHop, send me to @JoeMosesAOB & @TyDollaSign  in CITY NAME! #BeachHouseTour #HNHHTicketGiveaway" 3) We will announce winners for each city 1 day before...
  • Review: Tech N9ne's "Strangeulation"
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    In his “Essays on the Intellectual Powers of a Man,” Thomas Reid made the claim that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When the philosopher said this in the 1700s, the concept of a compilation album (or an “album” for that matter) was hundreds of years away and yet the words could not apply more appropriately. When reviewing Young Money’s recent Rise of...
  • Top U.K. Rappers In The Grime Game
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    When most people think of rap and hip-hop, they often only reference American artists. They’re given most of the credit when it comes to claiming the genre as their own and being responsible for its evolution, in some ways, rightly so, after all, New York was hip-hop's birthing place. However, English rappers have their own claim to fame in the rap/hip-hop scene. They are even responsible...
  • YG Describes Average Day In Bompton
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    YG is on top of his game right now, along with his producing partner DJ Mustard, the duo are being tapped as the new "Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre." Freddie Gibbs even called YG the "new Eazy-E." Whether or not you believe either of those claims to be true, there's no denying that YG is putting West Coast gangsta rap back in heavy rotation, along with rappers like ScHoolboy Q. We got our newest...
  • 10 Funny #SadKanye Memes
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    An amazing photo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West surfaced onto the internets late last week, which quickly became the next great meme, #SadKanye, following in the footsteps of #SadKeanu. The photograph in question finds Kim Kardashian posing happily with a photographer by the name of Alex Yenni (who uploaded the image to his Instagram), while Kanye sits in the background looking, well, sad....
  • Cam'ron Ticket Giveaway: See Killa Cam Live In Brooklyn, NY [Update: Winners Announced]
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    We've got two pairs of tickets to giveaway for Cam'ron's upcoming concert in Brooklyn, NYC on May 7th! The OG rapper will be headlining with Lil Uzi and Dark as openers, plus hosting duties going to Rahim the Dream. The concert is going down at The Wick Music Fortress, located at 260 Meserole Street, BK. If you're in the NYC area, or you'll be in NYC on the day of the show, don't hesitate to put...
  • A Brief History Of The Best Movie Roles Played By Rappers
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    Today most celebrities are either double or triple threats, expanding their careers into other forms of the entertainment world. Rappers are no exception to this surge of multi-talented public figures and have been a part of the growth for sometime now. As far as additional career ventures many of these eminent figures in hip hop have undertaken acting. Many have failed, but through the years a...
  • Shooting The Shit With Slug (Of Atmosphere)
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    Atmosphere have a lengthy history within the underground rap scene, and while they've never quite made it to mainstream stardom (there is probably a reason: they don't want too), they've developed large and loyal underground following. The duo, individually known as Slug and Ant, released their debut album Overcast!, then with another member by the name of Spawn, in 1997. Since that time, they've...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: May 4
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    This week three new rappers entered the Billboard 200, with Future's Honest topping them all sales-wise (we'll let you be the judge on the music). Asher Roth, who has calmed way down from his College Rap days, moved under 10,000 units with his new album RetroHash, released independently. Future and Iggy Azalea also came in neck-and-neck with their respective albums Honest and The New Classic....
  • Top 20 Rap-A-Lot Records Tracks
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    Rap-A-Lot Records was founded by James "J Prince" Smith in Houston, TX in 1986, during hip-hop's Golden Age, as well as the time when Gangsta Rap was slowly starting to gain prominence. Stereotypically, Gangsta Rap is viewed as vulgar, and can sometimes promote violence against women without any really basis or message.  While this is the case with some artists, many gangsta rappers did...
  • Underrated Audio: April 26- May 2
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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 got our eyes on records from Rome Fortune, previous Heatseeker winner and now rapper on the rise,...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (May 3)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst 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...
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