• Subliminal Warfare: A History Of The Hidden Diss
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    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War   To be dissed in rap is nothing new. Whether it’s your flow, fashion sense or recent actions, name one MC who doesn’t have a target on his or her back for any rival rhymesayer to take a shot at. Ready, aim…but wait! When engaging in war, the objective is to...
  • EDM/Hip-Hop Crossover Fails
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    Ever since electronic dance music exploded a half-decade ago, the rap industry has been tapping in to the DJ culture in hopes to exploit it for some radio air time. Artists like Steve Aoki, David Guetta and Tiesto have offered their bottle-service beats up to the likes of otherwise-solid MCs such as Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. The results are usually less than amazing, but some results are...
  • Meet Roy Wood$: Young Singer/Rapper From Toronto
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    We stumbled across Roy Wood$ innocently enough, during a daily peruse of Soundcloud. After being impressed with his "I Got" record, which melds the lines of r'n'b and rap, we skimmed through the rest of his Soundcloud, albeit, it's not too full just yet. That's okay though, as the Toronto-raised MC is really just getting his start. He's yet to release a full project, although he's been rapping...
  • Remix Fix: Watch The Duck Take A Stab At T.I.'s "About The Money"
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    If you're unfamiliar with these guys parading around with a duck mascot, they go by the name of Watch The Duck. The very talented trio is best known for their unique sound which bring together soul, trap & dubstep. Although they produce their own music, they are no stranger to the remix game. Watch The Duck, who have an official collaborations with Tip on his new album Paperwork, take T.I....
  • Top 10: Drake Deep Cuts
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    In case you're stuck in an Ebola quarantine and didn't hear the news, Drizzy let loose a collection of 3 new songs to get everybody ready for his upcoming Views From The 6 album earlier this week. As with any Drake release, it definitely disrupted the game and immediately shifted all focus back to the YMCMB/OVO artist. The drop was sudden and unexpected, possibly having his hand forced...
  • Review: Logic's "Under Pressure"
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    Sir Robert Bryson Hall II even sounds like future royalty. Professionally known as Logic, the massively talented Maryland MC has that potential. He’s also an interesting meta case study of multiple perspectives. Surface level, his racial background paints a ready-made perception, fair or not.  Within this particular context, there is a matter of fact. Frankly, while his heritage...
  • Tory Lanez Lists His Top 10 Most Influential Songs
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    The other week the kid Tory Lanez stopped by our office for an interview. It was about time the HNHH readers got better acquainted with the rising rapper, who recently debuted his Lost Cause mixtape exclusively on HNHH and wrapped up his "Lost Cause" tour. The Toronto native opened up in our interview, discussing his upbringing and the loss of his mom, his behind-the-scenes work, and much more....
  • 10 Essential Vic Mensa Tracks
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    Vic Mensa is barely old enough to drink, but that hasn't stopped this 21-year-old MC from livin' the life. After touring with Disclosure earlier this year, Mensa's popularity has been on the steady rise. The Chicago-bred MC has a friendship with Chance The Rapper, and the two frequently collaborate on stage and on tracks. Jams like "Suitcase" and "Tweakin'" have seen the two spit back and forth...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: October 26
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    Right now we're anxiously awaiting the first week numbers for both Logic and T.I. with their respective albums Under Pressure and Paperwork. Earlier in the week we found out just how close this race will be-- the two are literally neck-in-neck, with both rappers receiving projections of between 65,000 to 70,000 copies. It'll definitely be interesting to see who tops who. Meanwhile, The Game and...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Oct.25)
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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 artists...
  • 9 Producers You're Still Sleeping On
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    When it comes to establishing yourself as a superstar hip hop producer, branding is everything. Unlike the MCs and vocalists these people work with, gaining exposure can prove a much more difficult task when most of your work remains behind the scenes. As a result, some of these track masters took matters into their own hands and began showing up in videos and contributing vocals. From Pharrell...
  • Underrated Audio: October 18- October 24
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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 past week was busy in terms of tracks, so for those who didn't have time to check out every single song on the...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 24)
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    This week on hip-hop: Labels, labels, labels. Either because the record heads can't get it together or the artists don't want to play the game, the past couple of days saw two rappers at odds with their respective labels. Chief Keef is on the verge of getting dropped from Interscope. It was probably a long time coming to be honest, but at least Keef looks like he's still eating. Tyga is...
  • Drill Alternatives: The Other Side Of Chicago Rap
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    Commercial rap conversation often revolves around the same dozen or so artists, with the spotlight constricting further in regional rap discussions. This is especially true of Chicago. Drill rap has dominated Chicago’s rap scene for several years now, and has been America’s primary lense into the state of the youth in the city. Though organic in its takeover, the Drill aesthetic has...
  • Behind The Beat: Rising Producer Sango
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    The hip-hop production game has never been more diverse, and HNHH wants to introduce you to the newcomers who will surely be a part of hip-hop's future sound-template.  We begin our series with Michigan-based soundsmith Sango, who readers may recognize, most recently, as one of the producers behind Tinashe's "Cold Sweat," alongside SykeSense and Drake's main man Boi-1da, off...
  • On The Come Up: GoldLink
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    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of...
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