140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 24)

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...

  • 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...
  • Bad Bitches: 10 Women Who Rep Hip-Hop
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    "Rap is something you do, Hip-hop is something you live," legendary rapper KRS One professed in the song so fittingly titled "Hip Hop Vs. Rap." Through music, fashion, film, and even fitness, women like Vashtie, Shauna Harrison, DJ K Sly, and Leah McSweeney perfectly exemplify KRS One's statement. Not only do these women live hip-hop, they do and create super dope things that allow us...
  • #TBT: Deep Cuts From Kanye West's School Days
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    Kanye West cut his teeth producing records for the likes of Jay Z, but has since left his mark as one of the greatest rappers of the past 15 years. His influence on rap music and culture top notch, only to be met by the top dogs in the game. While Yeezus has received mix reviews, the first three albums are pretty unanimously heralded as some of the finest hip-hop music in our lifetime. With...
  • Let's Make A Movie: 10 Urban Films That Were Books First
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    Authors like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Terry McMillan have proven that black lit can make for great film. From period pieces and horror movies to dramas and provocative thrillers, the growing popularity of these releases demonstrates that films with predominantly black casts, or black leads, can still appeal to the masses. While top films such as...
  • Ticket Giveaway: Chris Webby's "Chemically Imbalanced" NYC Show At S.O.B.'s
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    Chris Webby seems to be a pretty well-liked character on the site, often receiving a user rating of VERY HOTTTTT. So for those fans of the Chemically Imbalanced rapper, we've got a ticket giveaway for his album release party/NYC tour stop on his "Chemically Imbalanced" tour. The show takes place at New York's famous S.O.B.'s on October 29th (two days after his album's release), and will see...
  • Review: T.I.'s "Paperwork"
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    Following the release of T.I.’s last two somewhat lackluster albums, 2010's No Mercy and 2012's Trouble Man, combined with the rise of new age rap stars like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Meek Mill, and the fact that ten-year plus veterans like Lil Wayne and Kanye West are continuing to inch closer and closer to icon status with every project they drop, T.I.’s standing in hip hop's...
  • Remix Fix: Tristin Perry's Old-School Flavored "Gas Pedal"
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    Tristin Perry is so new that we don't know who he is, if he's a he, or where he's based (so please hit us up Tristin)! But, his remix of Sage The Gemini's, "Gas Pedal," is off the hook.At ten days old, this remix boasts live drum sounds, funk bass, and and an old-school vibe that fades into newer synth sounds in the second hook. There's also a dope groove and keys solo at the end. Plus who...
  • Hip-Hop & Social Media: Snoop Vs. Iggy Edition
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    As social media become more ubiquitous than ever in our interpersonal networks, interactions between celebrities become fodder for our inner voyeuristic tendencies; from the live-tweeting of births to trivial jabs at peers, exchanges posted online manage to garner global audiences, sometimes bringing forth meaningful conversations about societal behaviors that otherwise would be left unspoken....
  • 10 Essential Flying Lotus Hip-Hop Tracks
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    Flying Lotus has been making brain-melting beats for about a decade now. The LA-based producer lives in the underground, but as the electronic music world has exploded, his music has gained the acclaim of critics and casual music listeners everywhere. FlyLo made some huge waves in the blogosphere when news broke that he is in fact Captain Murphy, the enigmatic, cartoony, deep-voiced, laughing...
  • Top 10: Fall Freestyles
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    If you're on the East Coast like we are, you probably walked outside in the last few days and noticed something; it's fucking cold out. Where'd that come from? It feels like just yesterday we were riding around with our windows down bumping "Hot Nigga" remixes and enjoying our Summer. As the leaves start to turn different colors and our t-shirts start getting covered by our hoodies, we need...
  • Jahlil Beats Lists His Top 10 Singles He Produced
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    The other week we got producer Jahlil Beats to do some of our work for us, and list his Top 10 producers of all time. It was an interesting glimpse into the mind and the influences of the young producer, as he cited plenty of seasoned producers and let us know his favorite to ever do it was Swizz Beatz.  Now that we know where his inspiration for being a producer comes from, we're...
  • A History Of 50 Cent Beefs
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    50 Cent has been through so much beef, you could probably dedicate a book to the fights he has picked. Throughout his career, he has never been shy to give his honest opinion about fellow rappers. He has mastered the art of the diss song and pretty much wears the crown for being the king at feuding. His moves to out battle his rivals have been smart, conniving and sometimes just plain...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: October 19
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    This week we're finding several new entries in the Billboard 200, although nothing took over the #1 spot. Keyshia Cole actually comes out on top this week, debuting at #9, moving 25,000 copies opening week. Her album dropped around the same time she got in the news for assaulting a Cash Money employee, which leads us to ask, publicity stunt or nah?. Tinashe competed with Keyshia, although she...
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