Kobe 8 "Venice Beach" Release Details and Photos
    This weekend the Kobe 8 "Venice Beach" will release, alongside a slew of Jordan restocks on May 25th. A kaleidoscope of colors dominate the upper, splattering hits of teal, orange, grey and yellow throughout. A translucent sole last seen on the Kobe 8 EXT returns on the Venice Beach model, and a vivid teal heel cup caps off a beautifully done shoe.
    Top Tracks Of The Week: May 13-19
    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.
    Joakim Noah Hates The Heat: In Photos
    Tensions between the Thibodeau-led Chicago Bulls and the Miami heat have been high since LeBron joined the in the 2010-2011 season, which is the same season Thibs started as head coach and Derrick Rose matured into a bonafide superstar.
    Review: Waka Flocka's "DuFlocka Rant: Half-Time Show"
    Halftime at any sporting event is usually the time when folks go to the bathroom, get refreshments and talk amongst themselves about the game. For Waka Flocka Flame, halftime is no time for an intermission. Instead, it’s a period to continue carrying the heat.  
    All Red Nike Air Yeezy 2 Not Releasing?
    Last night on SNL Kanye West laced up a pair of Air Yeezy 2's in an all red "Raging Bull" colorway. While sneakerblogs lit up with the possibility these would release, others were skeptical. First of all, Kanye West is allowed to design a shoe with Nike every 2 years. Last year we saw the Yeezy 2, which would slate the Yeezy 3 for a 2014 release.
    Charts Don't Lie: May 19
    This week on Charts Don't Lie some of the less consistent rappers have fallen off, while others prove they're on the charts for the long-term. We already knew Justin Timberlake would be here awhile, after he went platinum in very little time following his album's debut.
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 11-17)
    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 Danny Brown, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz and more!
    Lyrics Of The Week: May 10-16
    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. 
    10 NBA Players With The Best Style
    The NBA has come a long way from oversized throwback jerseys, and multi-colored fitted caps that dominated the late nineties and early aughts.  Players today are more comfortable wearing high end brands and straight off the runway, form fitting suits.
    Exclusive Playoff Edition Jordans
    Being a Jordan Brand athlete has its perks, and this playoff season is a perfect example. The Jordan XX8, Jordan Super.Fly 2, MELO M9, CP3.VI AE and Jordan Aero Mania all received custom player edition colorways with their own unique flair special to the player that will be lacing them up.
    Underrated Audio: May 7-13
    You know how it goes. We've grabbed some of the tracks we thought were overlooked this past week, and placed them all in one place (here) for your enjoyment. This week it really is about rappers that are overlooked (apart from Party Next Door, who is not a rapper at all).
    7 NBA Coaches Most Likely To Be Fired Soon
    The lifespan of a coach in today's NBA isn't very long, about 2.5 years to be exact. While there are a few powerhouses at the top who have certain futures and predetermined plans, the majority of NBA squads are simply treading water and hoping to land a franchise changing draft pick, or pull off a blockbuster trade.
    Andrew Wiggins Custom KD V
    Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 player in the class of 2013, will play for the Kansas Jayhawks. Following the news, photos of a custom KD V colorway for Wiggin's highschool team surfaced, sporting a metallic blue upper, and orange to white fade along the midsole. What are your thoughts on the shoe and today's announcement?
    Top Tracks Of The Week: May 5-12
    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.
    Review: Hustle Gang's "G.D.O.D."
    T.I. has been a man on a mission after his second prison stint. Following the success of his eighth studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, he once again travels back to his trapping roots. This time he’s joined by the roster he personally assembled on his Grand Hustle label for Hustle Gang’s G.D.O.D., the label’s first compilation mixtape. 
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 4-10)
    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, Gunplay and more!
    Dave Chappelle At Warriors Game
    The current darlings of the NBA are the Golden State Warriors, who are making only their second playoff run in twenty years.  Powered by the incredible play of Stephen Curry, the Dubs picked up the slack as a team yesterday and were able to gut out an overtime win over the Spurs. Atmosphere at Oracle was electric.  This run has even brought Dave Chappelle out, who was donning the gold shirt and
    Win Free Tickets to HOT 97's Summer Jam XX
    It's simple... 1. Follow HNHH on Facebook and Twitter by clicking below.  2. a) ENTER VIA FACEBOOK: Tell us why we should send you to Summer Jam XX in the comments section below. b) ENTER VIA TWITTER: Tweet @HotNewHipHop with hashtags #HNHHSummer & #SJXX3. You're automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to attend this summer's biggest Hip Hop event, SJXX!
    Review: Logic's "Welcome to Forever"
    Throughout Welcome to Forever Robert Bryson Hall II reflects upon the last year of his career. The opening title track recalls when Logic met Nas for the first time in the line, “Shook his hand then he started quoting my lines? God damn this is real life!”
    NBA Players You Don't Want To Fight
    There have always been those certain players who are not to be messed with, on or off the hardwood.  Whether it's because of a personal track record, physical stature, on-court aggression or a combination of everything, we'd put our money on these guys if the stuff hit the fan.  Let's take a look at the players who are keeping the essence of the tough "old school" NBA alive and count down 10 N
    Lyrics Of The Week: May 3-9
    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. 
    Lebron James "What The MVP" Lebron X Photos
    Nike is celebrating LeBron James's fourth MVP award with a special edition LEBRON X MVP shoe. The shoe incorporates elements of many Lebron X releases from this past year, dubbing them the "What The Lebron" colorway. Incredible detailing along the upper ties in over a dozen patterns and colorway, with "MVP" stitched on the tongue.
    Charts Don't Lie: May 12
    Last week we questioned the grip of Will.i.am's influence on the mainstream, with his solo effort, #willpower, moving less than 30k opening week. We could also blame this on the ever-waning sales of albums in general. This week, we get LL Cool J's Authentic album as a new entry in Charts Don't Lie.
    Yo Momma: Rappers & Their Moms
    Even the grittiest of gangster rappers have their mothers to thank for much of their success, and they don't always get the credit or respect they deserve. As such, and in celebration of Mother's Day, we've compiled a gallery of 25 photos of emcees with their moms, from Tupac Shakur to Kanye West. 
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