Weekly review of the Hip-Hop and R&B sales/charts.
Today marks the 17-year anniversary of legendary emcee Tupac Shakur's death. Pac passed on September 13th in 1996 at the age of 25 after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas left him hospitalized. We all know the story of his death, so we won't focus on that. Let's focus on his legacy.
Originally teased in January and thought to be the Doernbecher 5 release, the 3Lab5 Jordan 5 is finally arriving at retailers next weekend. The allover elephant print upper has had its share of criticism and delight from Jordan Brand fans, and the initial price drop from $250 to $225 has one this unique Jordan model new fans.
Back in January, LeBron James and fiancée Savannah Brinson, sent out save the date cards for family and friends to attend their wedding. The date is this weekend, and it turns out they are going all-out making it a three day event. Choosing to keep it low key however, they did not make this a star-studded celebrity affair, and instead decided on a modest guest list and have not disclosed detai
HNHH spoke to random people on the street to test their knowledge of Hip Hop trivia for both popular and lesser known facts. The results were interesting. In this first episode, see if you can tell which artist only sold 1,000 copies of their debut album, was not a backup dancer prior to becoming a rapper and who wasn't an artist mentioned in Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse.
The Def Jam rapper explained that B.O.A.T.S II: #METime would be the ultimate record to self-reflect to, or gain some ‘me time’ as 2 Chainz calls it. Self-indulgent it certainly is, and we would expect nothing less from 2 Chainz, considering his swag and confidence.
Today we get more images of the Air Jordan 11 "Taxi". This sneaker features a white upper with with a half black midsole, red accents on the Jordan logo and 23. This kick also details golden eyelets and hits of gold on the outsole and background of the Jordan logo. You can cop this dope kick when it comes out on December 14th for $160.
Kris Humphries is making the final move to finally wash his hands of his ill-fated engagement to Kim Kardashian. A source has learned that the new Boston Celtic is looking to auction off his engagement ring which he bought for Kim for around $2 million, but unfortunately, possibly due to the public circumstances of their fallout the ring is speculated to earn only a quarter of the price which
Checkout our first clear look at the Nike SB Dunk low pro in the 112 or DJ Clark Kent colorway.
A lot of rappers claim they were basketball studs and had more than simply ambitions to play pro or college, but say they had a real chance. With his new album dropping in a couple weeks, Drake has been working on his game, and his jumper is looking surprisingly nice. You might recall, that in his youth, Drizzy portrayed Jimmy Brooks on “Degrassi,” a basketball superstar who was paralyzed a
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 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
The ongoing Lamar Odom saga continues, as he was spotted by TMZ reporters as he was leaving a restaurant and he said he does not have a drug problem.This comes after LO caught a DUI and then apparently checked himself into rehab, and then left rehab only a day later. Reports were that his family, most notably his wife Khloe Kardashian, was worried about him. Asked by the reporters if he has a
Dizzy Wright Speaks On Staying Independent & His Favorite Strain Of Weed Sep 10, 2013 at 03:37pm 574 Views
Dizzy Wright is getting ready to launch his "Fashion" video with Kid Ink and Honey Cocaine very soon, and HNHH got a chance to talk to him on the set of the exclusive visual. Dizzy spoke to Jen Deleon about his favorite kinds of Kush, plans for his debut album, and the benefits of staying independent.
Toronto Sounds: A Look At The Relationship Between Drake & The Weeknd Sep 10, 2013 at 12:19pm 75,281 Views
Since 2011, Drake and The Weeknd have dominated the thriving hip-hop/R&B scene in Toronto, though their relationship hasn't always been squeaky clean. Now, with The Weeknd's new album out today, and Drake's following soon after, the spotlight has never been brighter. Will Drizzy and The Weeknd continue to feed off each other? Or will the two finally go their separate routes.
A$AP Rocky Apologizes To Jason Collins, For Seeming Homophobic At MTV VMAs Sep 10, 2013 at 10:57am 240 Views
During the 2013 MTV Video Awards, A$AP Rocky was on stage with Jason Collins – who famously came out to the media this summer – and introduced Macklemore’s “Same Love” which deals with the subject matter of equality and having an open mind towards people of varying sexuality. Inadvertently, the rapper gave Collins a strange look while they were introducing Macklemore, and it instantly b
Whether or not Gucci Mane was hacked yesterday during his extended Twitter rant towards his fellow artists remains to be seen. The strange rant resulted in responses from Nicki Minaj, Tyga, T.I. and more (some of which have since been deleted), as well as some really funny memes.
You always see the same customs on Instagram but I bet you've never seen these crazy custom kicks. Today we count down the most adventurous customs kicks we have seen on Instagram this week. Companies such as JBF Customs and Mache Customs are notorious for their high quality custom work.
NBA contests can be some of the most heated competitions in all of sports. Incredible abilities and enormous egos clash on the biggest of stages on a nightly basis. With so much adrenaline, testosterone, and sheer will power, it's only natural for elbows to be thrown, flagrant fouls to occur and occasionally, brawls to break out.
Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A. Sep 9, 2013 at 02:36pm 249 Views
Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky and his Mob, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and many, many more. For a small taste of what the event was like, peep the photos in the gallery above. Will you be attending Rock The Bells in San Francisco, New York or Washingotn, D.C.?
Now that it's officially back-to-school season, we decided to take a look at what some of your favorite rappers were looking like when they were still in school. Before most of these artists made it big in the rap game, they were getting educated. Part of any education is school photos-- as much as people usually hate getting them done, that's school life.
LeBron James grew up watching the great Dallas Cowboys teams of the 90s, and has stayed a fan ever since. During the NFL’s opening weekend, King James went to Cowboys stadium to watch the Cowboys take on the New York Giants in a Sunday night thriller. He posed for several pics, including one of him and team owner, Jerry Jones, which LBJ posted on Instagram with the caption, “Me and the Boss
The sneaker community is filled with a plethora of talented artists that use kicks as inspiration to create tons of dope drawings, customs, masks, skulls, and even bugs.Our SneakerMob staff recently linked up with Amsterdam sneaker artist, Filfury, and asked him a little about himself and his art that he is producing.
Just in time for the Fall season, Karmaloop is holding an outrageous sale. With everything from backpacks to jeans discounted up to 75%, there are some tremendous comeups to be had. We sifted through the sale to find some of the best kicks available on the site in a range of styles. Click through to get started!
This week Big Sean and Juicy J enter the Billboard 200, debuting one after another. Each rapper sold a respectable amount, however, it's nothing too crazy. Sean Don actually sold less than his debut album, although he promoted Hall Of Fame as better than his debut, perhaps the fans didn't care that much? They cared enough though-- he moved 72,000 units, which gave him a #3 debut.
Being an NBA player leaves lots of potential for partying. Not only are players essentially off work for a third of the year, but - for the most part- have large egos that love the limelight and even larger wallets that love spilling money frivolously; as Meek Mill put it, "Young & Gettin' It" .
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