• Exclusive Playoff Edition Jordans
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    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. Expect to see Ray Allen, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace and Rip Hamilton among the players that will be...
  • Underrated Audio: May 7-13
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    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). From Jon Connor, to Stalley, to Tree, it's generally agreed that these rappers don't get the credit they deserve, and they're...
  • 7 NBA Coaches Most Likely To Be Fired Soon
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    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. With that being the case, there is a good chance a bevy of head coaches this...
  • Andrew Wiggins Custom KD V
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    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
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    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 The-Dream, Jeremih, Ace Hood, Logic and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite...
  • Review: Hustle Gang's "G.D.O.D."
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    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.  King T.I. holds court in the intro...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 4-10)
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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, Gunplay and more!
  • Dave Chappelle At Warriors Game
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    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...
  • Win Free Tickets to HOT 97's Summer Jam XX
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    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!  At random,...
  • Review: Logic's "Welcome to Forever"
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    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!” A certain hunger and drive are present in the Maryland native's voice. The intensity and the leisurely style that he rhymes with have...
  • NBA Players You Don't Want To Fight
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    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...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: May 3-9
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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...
  • Lebron James "What The MVP" Lebron X Photos
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    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. Slated to be released "soon" according to Nike, the shoe will...
  • Charts Don't Lie: May 12
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    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. The old school rapper only moved around 13k, and so we gotta ask, what factors played into his...
  • Yo Momma: Rappers & Their Moms
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    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.  Even if you won't be seeing your mother today, make sure you let her know what she means to you,...
  • 10 Best Rookies This Season
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    Each year ballers straight out of college, and from overseas hope to hear their name called on NBA Draft night. But being selected is only the first step to making a name for yourself in the league. There's no telling who will be the cream of the crop from each draft class. The first pick can end up being a bust, while a player who went undrafted can end up becoming a big player. We've compiled...
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