140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (June 1-8)

Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter.  Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing...

  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (June 1-8)
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    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter.  Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. This week features Tyler, The Creator, Gucci Mane, Chief keef and more!
  • The Tallest Rappers On Earth
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    "Progress can only come from those rare giants among men, each giant calling to his brother through the desolate intervals of time." -Nietzsche, 'Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks'  In a game dominated by rappers of average height, there are those who tower over the rest and captivate rooms with their presence alone. Read on for a breakdown of emcees who could have been ballers. We...
  • The 10 Best Small Forwards In The NBA
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    Small forwards are a unique breed.  Today's threes require the versatility needed to occasionally match up with smaller, quicker guards, or conversely, bigger, stronger power forwards.  The NBA currently has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to this position.  In fact, arguably three of the top five players in the league are small forwards.  A number of younger players are knocking on...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: June 9
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    This week r'n'b singer and hit-maker extraordinaire, The-Dream, enters the charts with his latest effort, IV Play. The-Dream is an interesting artist to analyze, because while he creates hits on top of hits for tons artists in the game, his own fan-base is much smaller, yet extremely devout to the singer. The-Dream writes (and produces) tracks of all kinds for huge stars like Rihanna, Kelly...
  • Summer Jam XX Festival Village Meet & Greets w/ Kid Ink, Action Bronson & A$AP Ferg
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    As most of you probably know by now, we sponsored this year's Festival Village stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam XX festival. Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg and Action Bronson were among the bigger acts who performed, and each of them stopped by our tent to sign autographs and take photos with their fans either before or after they took the stage. Kid Ink stopped by shortly after...
  • Nike Air Mag "Ironman" Mache Customs
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    One of the most talented sneaker custom artists in the game right now is Mache, and I believe Lebron James would agree.  The king received an Ironman inspired custom of his signature shoe this year from him and was recently spotted wearing them during practice.  It looks like Mache has not forgotten about Tony Stark quite yet as we have now have a look at his new "Ironman" customs.  This time...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: May 31 - June 6
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get 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...
  • Durant Leaves Agent For Jay-Z's Roc Nation
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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant parted ways with agent Rob Pelinka and could align himself with Roc Nation Sports in the future, Sports Business Journal reported Friday night.USA Today, meanwhile, reported that Durant will go without an agent because he is signed with the Thunder thourgh the 2015-16 season. Durant's interest in music mogul Jay-Z's agency is for marketing...
  • Tokyo : HNHH Hotties Exclusive Interview
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    HNHH recently got the chance to chop it up with video vixen, dancer, and model Tokyo. Tokyo's stock in the rap game has been on the rise, ever since she appeared in Kendrick Lamar's music video for "Backseat Freestyle" as 'Sherane.' The labeling led some to believe that she was actually THE Sherane K. Dot talks about on good kid, m.A.A.d city (although it's not true). As Tokyo continues to...
  • All Access At Summer Jam XX 2013
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    So we've showed you the main stage and the Festival Village, now it's time to take you backstage at Summer Jam XX 2013.  Can't really say much about backstage, it's TOP SECRET! We will however give a BIG shout out to Method Man, J.Cole, Joe Budden, Wale, Schoolboy-Q , Ab-Soul, Peter Rosenberg, Miguel, Cypher Sounds, Trinidad Jame$, U-God, Masta Killah, Raekwon, Funk Master Flex, GZA, Meek...
  • Joey Bada$$ Reveals What's On His iPod & Talks "Summer Knights" Mixtape
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    Our interview footage from the recent HOT 97 Summer Jam continues today, with none other than Beast Coast rapper Joey Bada$$. The New York native took the stage at the Festival Village this year, a momentous event in the young rapper's rising career.  "I told myself last year I wouldn't come to Summer Jam ever again until I'm performing, and look here I am," Joey Bada$$ told us during our...
  • Ray Allen's PE XX8 For The NBA Finals
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    Jordan Brand athlete Ray Allen will be lacing up several Jordan XX8 PE models for the NBA playoffs. His team-colored player exclusives features brilliant hits of gold that will turn heads as the Miami Heat look to repeat their title. For Home games, Allen will choose from a White/Black/University Gold or White/Gym Red/University Gold colorway. On the road, the options are Black/Gold and Gym...
  • HOT97 Summer Jam XX Recap: Festival Village With Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg & More!
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    The Festival Village stage was a special event for HNHH, as we actually served as a sponsor, and had our own tent at the show. So not only did we get to take in all the performances, but also had Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg, and Action Bronson stop by the tent for autographs and interviews. The first performer of the day started off with some of the most brutal honesty we heard on-stage. "Y'all might not...
  • Top 10 Centers in the NBA
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    Since its inception in 1946, the NBA has fluctuated as a league, which at times was dominated by guards and at other times, ruled by big men. Originally, the center position was meant to swat shots, grab rebounds, and score with their backs to the rim. The new era of centers such as Tim Duncan and Marc Gasol now have the ability to handle the ball, pass, and pull-up for the midrange jump shot....
  • Summer Jam Recap: Performances From Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More
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    HotNewHipHop.Com was on site the day of Hot 97's Summer Jam concert, which took place this past Sunday on June 2nd. We brought the whole team down to cover the event, including the Festival Village stage, of which we were a sponsor! The Festival Village was probably just as crazy as the main event, because we had a tent set up right beside the Festival Village stage, where Action Bronson, A$AP...
  • Troy Ave Talks Upcoming Projects At HOT97 Summer Jam XX
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    The Festival Village this past weekend at the annual HOT 97 Summer Jam saw performances from a bunch of upcoming New York rappers, among them, Troy Ave. Troy Ave and his BSB crew have been working hard recently, having dropped two collaborative efforts since March. The drug (and specifically coke) talk will continue on Troy's upcoming release named after his city, New York City.  HNHH's...
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