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 hi
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 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.
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.
During the 2013 MTV Video Awards, A$AP Rocky was on stage with Jason Collins – who famously came out to the media this summer – and introduced Macklemore’s “Same Love” which deals with the subject matter of equality and having an open mind towards people of varying sexuality. Inadvertently, the rapper gave Collins a strange look while they were introducing Macklemore, and it instantly b
Whether or not Gucci Mane was hacked yesterday during his extended Twitter rant towards his fellow artists remains to be seen. The strange rant resulted in responses from Nicki Minaj, Tyga, T.I. and more (some of which have since been deleted), as well as some really funny memes.
You always see the same customs on Instagram but I bet you've never seen these crazy custom kicks. Today we count down the most adventurous customs kicks we have seen on Instagram this week. Companies such as JBF Customs and Mache Customs are notorious for their high quality custom work.
NBA contests can be some of the most heated competitions in all of sports. Incredible abilities and enormous egos clash on the biggest of stages on a nightly basis. With so much adrenaline, testosterone, and sheer will power, it's only natural for elbows to be thrown, flagrant fouls to occur and occasionally, brawls to break out.
Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$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" .
After a hiatus last week, Underrated Audio returns today to bring you several overlooked records that dropped in the past seven days. We've had an influx of mixtapes recently, which have provided us with most of these tracks-- no Lil Wayne on this feature though. Take a look through the tracks and let us know what your favorite underrated cut was this past week.
The HYPRCAT New Balance 577 released this morning at Boston based boutique Bodega. The release went smoothly, until one campout attendee decided he had had a bit too much coffee. Proceeding to scream and have half the Boston police department called in, the line got hectic as the police disrupted the lineup.
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked (with the exception of anything ever uttered by Drake). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
We spoke to the pint-sized rapper Honey Cocaine on the set of Dizzy Wright's "Fashion" video shoot, and although the femcee is small, she's not letting that deter her from making a mark in the rap game.
Looks like it was a good call for us to include J.R. Smith on our “10 NBA Players Who Love Clubbing & Partying” list. Smith has been under scrutiny the past few months since he was spotted partying at clubs during the New York Knicks’ playoff run – in which the Sixth man of the Year underperformed in. Now the league has revealed that J.R.
The 2013 Hall Of Fame ceremony is this weekend, so Fox Sports had Julius “Dr. J.” Erving on to talk about some of the greatest players of all-time, and the current greats. Among the best in the game today, Dr. J names LeBron James and Derrick Rose.
Yesterday the photo above of Hov jumping into the pool with Bey while on vacation in Italy surfaced. Jay's hands-flailing jump resulted in meme after meme, and we'll undoubtedly be seeing this photo of Hov circulate for awhile. Take a look at some of the funniest memes of Jay Z's now infamous pool dive!
There was a time not too long ago when Lil Wayne was widely considered the best rapper alive. Since 2009's No Ceilings, Lil Tunechi has left fans scratching their heads and wondering what happened to the once dominant Mixtape Weezy. All that mediocrity recently caught up to the Young Money star. Tunechi wasn't nominated for this year's MTV VMAs or the BET Awards.
Sean Kingston is not exactly a name that comes to mind when it comes to crazy kick collections, but his sit down interview with Sneakerwatch reveals that the Miami singer has a whopping 1,000 pairs. From Louboutins to Jordans, Kingston has it all, his favorites being the Jordan 3s. Find out what shoe he's after the most, as well as his ugliest sneaker model of all time.
Following the earlier release of their debut project Indigoism this year The Underachievers are back with a solid new mixtape, The Lords of Flatbush reasserting their undeniable spot in the Beast Coast movement.
Following the urging of his wife and family, Lamar Odom has checked himself into a rehab facility for drug and alcohol abuse. Lamar Odom has checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, two sources confirm to PEOPLE. "He realized he needs help," a source says of the NBA free agent and husband of reality star Khloé Kardashian Odom.This follows a series of troubling reports
Kobe Bryant is selling his 1963 Chevy Impala for $100,000 in an eBay auction. The sick lowrider was built by the legendary West Coast Customs in 2006 as a gift from Vanessa Bryant. Check out the gallery of the slick ride above which includes an insurance card with Kobe’s name on it. If you’re going to drop 100 stacks on a ride, you probably want to have the Mamba Certificate as proof.
Now that the new scholastic year is upon us, the doors of summer have officially closed and it's back to reality. As such, we've decided to look back on some of the projects that helped define the warmer months of 2013, if only to prolong those chiller times for a moment.