Turn down for what? The "All Gold Everything" rapper proves he isn't done shining.
2012’s Don’t Be S.A.F.E. flew under the radar for the hip-hop masses. Aside from smash hits “Female$ Welcomed” and “All Gold Everything”, nobody quite knew the true identity of Trinidad James. Many eyebrows were raised when James inked a deal with Def Jam worth $2 million. Skeptics argued that he would be a one-hit wonder, and fail to live up to expectations.
Chevy Woods is a busy man. HNHH had the chance to sit down with the Taylor Gang rapper during a stop on the "Under The Influence" tour, in which he revealed some of the many projects he has going, as well as shedding some light on his early days working with Wiz Khalifa.
HotNewHipHop and RUVilla have partnered up to give Big Sean fans VIP treatment at his Ohio "Hall of Fame" block party, where the winners and a friend get to cut the line and take a photo with him. Contest Rules: 1. Follow @HotNewHipHop and @RUVilla on Instagram2. Repost this photo and include #HNHHHOF in the caption3. You're automatically entered into the contest
With wealth comes the opportunity to make extravagant purchases. While NBA players love to rack up obscene tabs in night clubs and blow cash on sports cars, usually the biggest investment they'll make is in their homes. Some of these residences are hard for us normal folks to even comprehend. Let's take a look at 10 Most Impressive Homes Owned By NBA Players.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 4 Of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods & More | 202 Views
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$AP Rocky. In episode 4 of our look behind-the-scenes on the tour, Taylor Gang hit New York before taking it North of the border to Canada.
Kevin Durant has been busy this summer putting work in various summer leagues, recently dropping 63 points in Jamal Crawford’s Seattle Pro-Am. Usually Durant is an affable dude, and only shows his cut-throat competitive nature when hooping, but yesterday was the exception. Running into Justin Bieber, KD alongside Tyson Chandler, posed for a photo with a topless Biebs who posted it on his Inst
If we've learned anything from Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's song "Control", it's that there seems to be something lacking in today's Hip Hop genre. This is evidenced by the reaction of fans, the industry, social media and artists themselves.
HotNewHipHop has partnered up with our friends at Ball Over All to give away two pairs of tickets for Kobe Bryant Up-Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The show will take place this Thursday, August 15th at Nokia Theatre. Contest Rules: 1. Follow @BallOver_All on Instagram2. Repost this photo and include "#HNHHKB" in the caption3. You're automatically entered into the contest
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
By now you've probably all listened to the dope new leak from Big Sean, "Control (HOF)" which features Kendrick Lamar and Jay Electronica. While all three rappers are undoubtedly talented, K. Dot definitely took all the shine with this one and ran with it.
Trinidad James Asks People To Judge Him By His Music, Talks "10 Piece Mild" & Growing His Hair | 92 Views
Trinidad James is one passionate dude. HotNewHipHop had the pleasure of interviewing the rising ATLien during a stop on Wiz Khalifa & A$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.
WEED TALK With Smoke DZA: Blunts Vs. Papers, Favorite Strain, Being The "KushedGod" & More | 4,891 Views
Photos By Cyril Agard & Kevin Mo.
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. Contest Rules: 1. Follow @HotNewHipHop on Instagram2. Repost this photo and include "@HotNewHipHop #HNHHNC" in the caption3. You're automatically entered into the contest
A few NBA players have made headlines this summer for their off-court antics which has led to fines, suspensions, and even gone to court. Michael Beasley was charged with marijuana possession (again) and now may be cut by the Suns. NBA journeyman, Terrel Harris was suspended five games for testing positive for a banned substance (most likely weed).
We have two new-comers to Charts Don't Lie this week, who come from opposite ends of the spectrum- Robin Thicke and Tech N9ne. Both artists had impressive debuts, with Thicke earning a #1 debut for the first time, and Tech N9ne earning his chart peak as well.
A couple weeks ago, Derrick Rose made headlines with a proclamation that he - in his own eyes - was still the NBA's best player. The statement seemed deluded at the time, what with Kevin Durant scoring at an All-Time rate, that LeBron guy doing basically everything at an All-Time rate, and Rose having not played in over a year.
This week we don't have too many songs for your to look through.
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.
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 Mac Miller, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz and more!
Episode 3 Of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Joey Bada$$ & More | 222 Views
As the "Under The Influence" tour continues, we're bringing you an exclusive look at Berner, Wiz Khalifa, Trinidad James, Ty Dolla $ign and more in their day-to-day adventures.
We have not seen a new Melo M9 released in a while, but Jordan is back at it with a new Black/Metallic Gold/Gym Red colorway. This M9 may be one of the last featured in the M9 collection before the M10 is released. The shoe features pink gym red on most of the toe box that slowly fades to black. Yellow laces and a yellow outsole finish things off.
More than any other artists or group (excepting Scarface) Outkast is responsible for the rise of southern rap. They were among the first acts to gain recognition from the region and remain one of the most commercially and critically successful rap groups to date.
Over the weekend, Toronto rapper Drake returned to his hometown and held his annual OVO Fest (October’s Very Own), which featured a slew of performances and high profile names in hip hop such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne, J.