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Wiz Khalifa nabs the cover for Complex's October/November issue. Peep the cover below as well as other photos from the shoot, and head to Complex for the full cover story.
Slaughterhouse finally performed at the Well in Brooklyn on September 8th, after the concert initially was delayed. Although it still rained a bit during the show, the performance was well-recieved and HotNewHipHop was able to catch up with (most) of the Slaughterhouse boys after the show. Fans may have noticed 1/4 of the super
Ricky Rozay is constantly on his grind, and although for most of us that doesn't involve flying to Anguilla to shoot a music video, for the MMG Bawse, that's exactly what it entails.Ross is posted in Anguilla while he shoots the visuals for "Diced Pinapples," his collabo song with Drake and Wale off God Forgives, I Don't.
The MTV VMAs took place last night, and as per usual, the eventful night was jam-packed with photo-ops. There were performances by Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj and more, and many-a-star was in attendance.
Labor Day has dawned and it can now be considered official, summer is at a close. Sure the heat wave might hold for awhile, but the season will soon become Fall. With that said, we here at HotNewHipHop have compiled a list of the free-for-download mixtapes
Chris Lighty, CEO Of Violator Records & Management, Passes Away Aug 30, 2012 at 01:57pm 11,505 Views
Twitter is often the fastest news source, although not always reliable. Trending this afternoon was the news of the death of Chris Lighty, who is the CEO Violator Records & Management, which oversees many popular rap stars. This time though, Twitter's trending topic was accurate. Chris Lighty has passed away. Chris Lighty managed such artists as Busta Rhymes, Soulja Boy, Mariah Carey,
BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Game's "Celebration" Featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Lil Wayne Aug 27, 2012 at 10:20am 340 Views
Just after getting the CDQ version of Game's new single, which has some all-star features, behind-the-scenes pics surfaced online from the video shoot.The video shoot went down at a park in L.A., and features the mandatory models as well as some low-riders. Although Weezy wasn't present for this part of the shooting, his portion is going to be shot in Miami. Check out some photos of Chris B
Lupe Fiasco gets artistic on us for the cover of his album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.The album, which drops September 25th, has had a few changes in single releases recently, but aside from that, seems to be on track.Check out the cover art below. Yes, you're seeing it correctly, it's just black.
Self-promoted as a hungry emcee, Ace approaches tracks with a ravenous appetite, and on Body Bag Vol. 2 he devours everything placed in front of him. On “Gutta Back” he introduces the tape’s subject matter; namely, outright arrogance expressed poetically. He gets political on “Wanna Beez” and “Yeen Bout Dat Life,” questioning the candidacy of his opposition.
2 Chainz results are still being tallied, but with the rumor mill running wild it seems he will top Billboard next week with 140,000 albums sold. Thus, with Based on a T.R.U. Story in lieu, this week’s charts appear very similar to those of the week before: 1.) Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t: Rozay
Fresh off her EP release Glory, Iggy Azalea is seemingly everywhere in the media these days. She spoke to HNHH about her upcoming album The New Classic, how she idolized Missy Elliot growing up, why dropping out of school was necessary for her career, how her relationship with T.I.
First there were two boys, now there is 2 Chainz. After taking a break from Playaz Circle, Tity Boi also took a new name. Armed with the extra glossy moniker he hit the feature circuit and appeared on over seventy-five tracks in two years. Furthermore, he toured with Drake and talked
Win Passes to "Summer Set": See Nas, Black Star Yelawolf and More Aug 13, 2012 at 02:20pm 2,139 Views
We'll pick 2 winners at random (2 pairs of passes are up for grabs) and announce them on Wednesday, August 22nd.Click HERE to Enter!Somerset AmphitheaterAug.
Statistics have been an essential part of the rap game for years. "Who is number one?", "How well will an album debut?", and "Will it reach gold?", are just a few of the recorded facts that can be found here.
Exclusive: French Montana Talks On Success, Harry Fraud & "Excuse My French" Aug 10, 2012 at 04:08pm 1 View
HNHH caught up with French Montana in Toronto before Drake's huge OVO Fest went down. French is a shining example of that whole “hard work pays off” saying, as the man was grinding for a long time in New York before receiving commerical or mainstream success. In our interview, we ask him about this new-found success. We also find out how he originally got in touch with a
Whatup, this week's UA is quite solid. Danny Brown's remix of Rich Hil's "Betcha Hate It" may be my favorite off this list though, but Murs and Fashawn link up, as well as Mikkey Haltsed and Pusha T, plus some previously unreleased Pac Div.
Exclusive: Kirko Bangz Talks About Rapping At 15 & Footage From BTS Of "Walk On Green" Featuring French Montana Aug 6, 2012 at 02:23pm 1 View
HNHH caught up with Kirko Bangz while he and French Montana were shooting the video for Bangz' brand new single, "Walk On Green," featuring French, which dropped today.While we got some BTS footage from the forthcoming video, we also spoke to Kirko briefly about his come-up.
Thanks to emcees like Iggy Azalea, the female rapper has clawed its way off of the endangered species list. The Australian bombshell earned her name like Indiana Jones. Her whip appeal struck T.I., and her quest for the Holy Grail is underway with the assistance of Grand Hustle. Glory stands as her gateway offering on the road to The New Classic.
During an open audition with over 600 hopefuls, Mindless Behavior was conceived in 2008 by Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap (Beyonce, Alicia Keys, J.Lo) and Streamline Records head Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga). Prodigy, Princeton, Roc Royal, and Ray Ray where clear standouts from the pack and solidified the group's lineup.
Drake Brings Out Surprise Guests Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj & More At OVO Fest Aug 6, 2012 at 10:31am 18,678 Views
Drake's OVO Fest went down in T.Dot last night, and brought in a slew of super star surprise guests.Before the show went down, Drizzy premiered Aaliyah's first single off her upcoming post-humous album, "Enough Said," getting fans pumped for the night.Drake brought out the confirmed artists A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd and 2 Chainz, as well as a bunch of surprise guests: Snoop Dogg/Lion came through a
Dissecting the funniest, most entertaining, and outrageous tweets from some of the biggest names in rap who are on Twitter. Twitter is intriguing to fans because it offers an un-buffered forum into the minds of some of your favorite artists.
“You gon’ find/in every line I rhyme/is shit you can’t define/This is passion,” Jon Connor boasts in the opening namesake track While You Were Sleeping. Passion may be tough to peg, but this Flint, Michigan up-and-comer has definitely chiselled out an impression in his latest release. Looks like the all-nighters are paying off.The key word here is concentration. July’s
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