Aug 19, 2013
There are some tracks you can listen to on repeat, for days on end, and you'll never get tired of hearing it. A track as a whole has many elements that come into play which gives it that timeless feel, including the rapper, the lyrics and the production. The production is what we're focusing on in this list, not necessarily the tracks that we love because the lyrics are deep or the rapper's flow...
Aug 18, 2013
This week was obviously a memorable one for hip-hop, with Big Sean's "Control" dropping and a Kendrick Lamar frenzy ensuing. While the verse has received way more attention than we could have imagined, plenty of rappers are retaliating and introducing new excitement into the rap game which isn't a bad thing. We will have to wait and see how long this lasts, but in the meantime it's just making...
It doesn't even really need to be said at this point, but this past week was dominated by Kendrick Lamar and the many "Control" responses that followed. It seems every rapper feels some type of way about some line in K. Dot's verse, even if they weren't directly called out. You've probably had your fill of anything titled "Control" so let's take a look at some of the records that dropped this...
Aug 16, 2013
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of the already infamous verse Kendrick dropped on Big Sean's "Control" this week). 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...
Aug 16, 2013
Resident Hottie, Kip Force is bringing you our next installment of "Ask A Hottie", a video series where YOU get to make the decision on what our Hotties do on YouTube! We want to make learning fun, with our Hotties teaching you useful tips in the hottest way possible.
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Aug 15, 2013
With the Under The Influence tour now officially over we're also nearing the end of our vlogs on the road with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky. In episode 4 of our look behind-the-scenes on the tour, Taylor Gang hit New York before taking it North of the border to Canada.
TGOD still have one last episode to bring to you from the Under The Influence hijinx, for now, watch A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Ferg...
Aug 14, 2013
Kevin Durant has been busy this summer putting work in various summer leagues, recently dropping 63 points in Jamal Crawford’s Seattle Pro-Am. Usually Durant is an affable dude, and only shows his cut-throat competitive nature when hooping, but yesterday was the exception. Running into Justin Bieber, KD alongside Tyson Chandler, posed for a photo with a topless Biebs who posted it on his...
Aug 14, 2013
If we've learned anything from Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's song "Control", it's that there seems to be something lacking in today's Hip Hop genre. This is evidenced by the reaction of fans, the industry, social media and artists themselves.
At HNHH, we think this discussion is a good thing for rap; but it leaves us with a lot of questions. And if the recent outpouring of reactions...
HotNewHipHop has partnered up with our friends at Ball Over All to give away two pairs of tickets for Kobe Bryant Up-Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The show will take place this Thursday, August 15th at Nokia Theatre.
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Aug 13, 2013
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. This edition features Ab-Soul, Drake, Young Jeezy and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in...
Aug 13, 2013
By now you've probably all listened to the dope new leak from Big Sean, "Control (HOF)" which features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. While all three rappers are undoubtedly talented, K. Dot definitely took all the shine with this one and ran with it.
The verse is the talk of the web this morning, so we've scouted out what some of your favorite rappers had to say about it. Kendrick is,...
Aug 13, 2013
Trinidad James is one passionate dude. HotNewHipHop had the pleasure of interviewing the rising ATLien during a stop on Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky's Under The Influence tour, and the rapper had a message for his fans and for his haters, which is centered around his brand new mixtape 10 Piece Mild.
The project dropped this morning on HNHH, and it serves as somewhat of re-introduction to...
Aug 12, 2013
Photos By Cyril Agard & Kevin Mo.
We had the opportunity to chill backstage during Wiz Khalifa and ASAP Rocky's Under The Influence Tour, and encountered Smoke DZA in his usual state (high) doing what he usually does (blazing). You know we had to pick the KushedGod's brain, and what better subject to tackle than weed? The master told us about perfecting his rolling...
HotNewHipHop is giving away three pairs of tickets for North Coast Music Festival, taking place August 30 - September 1. This year's lineup includes Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Mac Miller and many more.
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