• Doernbecher Jordan 5 Exclusive!
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    Photos have emerged of what looks to be the Doernbecher Jordan Retro release for 2013. This laser etched Jordan 5 is canvased in black leather with light grey script throughout. The 23 stitching has been replaced with the number 9, and inside the tongue reads "I.W.A." Sadly, this inscription refers to Isaac Wayne Arzate, a 12-year-old Salem boy who survived a nearly fatal heart attack in early...
  • 10 Crazy Fights & Attacks With NBA Players Off The Court
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    Violence and the NBA have an unfortunately lengthy history of intertwinement. On-court attacks have been stymied by League-wide crackdowns - after incidents like Kermit Washington nearly killing Rudy Tomjanovich, and the Pacers nearly destroying the Palace of Auburn Hills - but away from games, players still often find themselves on both sides of bizarre conflicts. Many odd incidents...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: August 23-29
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate...
  • Kendrick Lamar: Life Before The Nike Cortez
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    You might have seen our article recapping Kendrick Lamar's choice to stay true to his verse on Big Sean's Control verse. And I ain't rockin no more designer shitWhite T's and Nike Cortez, this is red Corvettes anonymousHowever, before vowing to keep it as un-hypebeast as possible, Kendrick broke out some classic kicks that are staples of most sneakerheads collections, and will definitely miss is...
  • Episode 5 of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Berner & More (Finale)
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    With the Under The Influence tour over, revisit HNHH and Taylor Gang's final vlog episode of life on the road with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky. In episode 5 of our look behind-the-scenes on the tour, we see a visual recap of the final performances as well as the crew partying on the road. Watch the full episode below and the entire playlist for all 5 Episodes. Did you hit up this show? Don't...
  • Talking To Phil Ade & Teddy Roxpin On "Disappointed"
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    Phil Ade is the next rapper up out of the DMV area. The rapper has consistently brought rhymes and wordplay with a mix of sometimes conscious rap and sometimes ignorant rap. It's a good combination which has led to a devout following of Phil Ade fans, who expect more and more from the rapper after each mixtape. Rightly so. As Phil continues to grow and cultivate his skills, the independent...
  • Lebron James Reveals Latest Model
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    Nike announced today a never before seen colorway of Lebron James signature shoe, the Lebron 11. Dubbed the "Terracotta Warrior" this shoe will see a limited release in Asia in October, before releasing in the United States on November 27th. The shoe is named for the Terracotta Warrior exhibition James visited while in China, and features "neutral stone colors" that correspond with the colors...
  • Big Sean Promotes Album And Reps Detroit With New Sneaker
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    Big Sean is on the eve of his second pro model shoe with Adidas, following in the footsteps of fellow Detroit artist Eminem who also worked on his own shoe collection. These all black renditions of his personal model are the sequel to the original release, which featured a bright red upper and plenty of gold. Noticeably less limited than the original drop, the Blackout Pro Model 2s will be...
  • Hottest Tracks Of The Summer 2013
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    Summer is nearing it's end, and while the warm weather will soon subside, the season will be remembered through the tracks that soundtracked it. With plenty of huge releases, we've been pretty spoiled as far as big summer tracks go, with material from the likes of Drake, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and more. We've done our best to catalog the many songs that defined Summer 2013-- take a look at...
  • Lightning Jordan 4 Returns!
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    The Lightning Jordan 4, previously pulled from a rumored March release, has been tentatively confirmed to release November 16th, 2013. Originally releasing in 2006 as part of a package including a T-Shirt, original retail was $250. Today, deadstock pairs fetch over $700, though after the Thunder 4 re-release, prices fell as collectors dumped pairs for fear of a re-retro. With today's news,...
  • Hip Hop Fashion Trends Right Now
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    Although fashion has always been a part of hip-hop culture, it's been taken to a new level in recent years thanks to artists such as A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Pharrell, 2 Chainz and Danny Brown. Love it or hate it, more and more of your favorite emcees are becoming acutely fashion conscious, both in and outside the genre. Current trends include jogging pants (leather or otherwise), leather in...
  • Photos: Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame" Block Party In Ohio
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    Big Sean's new album Hall Of Fame officially dropped today, but Sean Don's been celebrating it. Last week in Ohio at Villa Big Sean held a block party in celebration of the album, and HotNewHipHop was on hand at the event.  We also helped out a few lucky Big Sean fans by hooking them up with the VIP treatment, which included cutting the line and taking a photo with the rapper. Peep some...
  • Review: Big Sean's "Hall of Fame"
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    It’s been a long road to the top for Big Sean. Back in 2005 after hearing Kanye West was going to be at a local radio station in Detroit for an interview, Big Sean headed down there to chance fate. Two years later he signed with G.O.O.D. Music but it wasn’t until 2011 that his debut album Finally Famous would hit the shelves. In that four-year gap, the Detroit native would release a handful...
  • Trinidad James Breaks Out Another Early Jordan Release
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    Trinidad James was one of many celeberties seen rocking the Air Jordan 3 "Legends of the Summer" and the more and more we see of it we wonder, will we ever see a release date? Trinidad James rocked them with all red jogger pants and he also left the hang tag on, typical Trinidad James. The Air Jordan 3 "Legends of the Summer"  features a premium nubuck upper with hits of patent leather on the...
  • Most Ridiculous 2013 VMA Outfit? 2 Chainz Vs. Riff Raff
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    We saw some wacky outfits last night at the VMAs, but none (well, maybe Miley Cyrus')  top Riff Raff and 2 Chainz choices. Between snakeskin pants, pink shoes, and all over patterns head to toe, its hard to pick a winner for who wore it worst.Click through to see both outfits, and decide using our "cop or not" rating.  
  • This Happened: Memorable Moments From The 2013 MTV VMAs
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    The 2013 MTV VMAs went down last night in Brooklyn, New York. As with every year, there were plenty of surprises, whether it be performance-wise, fashion-wise, or otherwise.  In case you missed the event, we've got you covered with a bunch of the footage here. If you don't have time for the whole show, we're taking a look through all the moments that you should know about from last night,...
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