10 Hip-Hop Artists Who Blew Up Off A Mixtape

Mixtapes are like opinions. Everyone has one, but not all of them matter. Your mixtape should be a totally uninhibited creative space. A platform where you can impulsively exhibit your talent for a...

  • 10 Hip-Hop Artists Who Blew Up Off A Mixtape
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    Mixtapes are like opinions. Everyone has one, but not all of them matter. Your mixtape should be a totally uninhibited creative space. A platform where you can impulsively exhibit your talent for a more focused and passionate audience. The mixtape is a very reliable vehicle for hip-hop, especially in the digital era where free information spreads feverishly. In some cases, artists give away...
  • Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Acquires MOG Music Stream Service
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    Dr. Dre's popular headphone company, Beats Electronics, has officially acquired MOG, a digital music service for streaming music.MOG, which offers music to stream of the latest releases on-demand (the service has a catalog of 16 million songs), has joined forces with the Beats Electronics company in an effort for the company to continue moving...
  • Fantasy Street Fights: 20 Rapper Match-Ups [Update: Winners Announced]
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    Well, shout out Herm Edwards for this one! You guys have been asking us to do a street fight match-up for rappers, so we came through.  We've pitted rapper against rapper, based loosely off the size/height (and in some cases relationships) of each rapper, to make for a fair fight. There are 20 different match-ups for you to weigh in on. Vote for who you think would beat who in a street...
  • 25 Photos Of Hip-Hop Artists At Prom
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    Summer is about to be in session. University students wrapped up their final days a month or two ago, and high school students followed suit around two weeks ago. For those high school students in their last year, this inevitably means prom and all the things that go with it: limousines, parents taking photos, getting fancy, friends, and general debauchery as the night progresses. Prom isn't for...
  • 10 Rappers In Love
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    This year we've seen several notable rappers lock down a lady lover, either by an engagement, a baby or both. This past year brought on engagements between Future and Ciara, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Macklemore and his girl Tricia Davis, plus Big Sean & Naya Rivera-- to name a few. Love appears to be in the rapper air, and to commend this we've created a photo gallery of various rappers...
  • Hotties Spotlight: Nisey Kamai Interview And Photos
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    The DMV's Nisey Kamai is making her mark in the entertainment industry. The 22-year old model has starred in her share of high profile music videos including clips from Fabolous and Wale. The sexy vixen stopped by HNHH studios for both an exclusive shoot and interview. Nisey let us in on her love for hip hop, her hidden musical talents, her best physical assets, and more. Read the full interview...
  • Trophies: Counting Down Drake's Number One Hits
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    Since August 18 2012, Drake surpassed the legendary Jay Z in terms of number one records on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Jay Z held the title with nine number ones at the time, but Drizzy pulled in his tenth number one with being featured on 2 Chainz's "No Lie". He acknowledged his victory on the track "5AM In Toronto" saying: "You underestimated greatly / Most number ones ever,...
  • From Potheads To Oxymorons: 10 Of The Druggiest Rap Albums
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    Last week, the world got an unprecedented look inside of Schoolboy Q's various addictions on Oxymoron, an album named after the painkiller Oxycodone. It's most certainly an album that can be categorized as "drug rap," making it the latest in the long, storied history of rapper's infatuation with, selling of, and popularizing of various controlled and illegal substances. Beginning rather tamely...
  • 5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating The Mainstream
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    With the rise of digital music, decline of music sales, and mass growth and adoption of social networks and blogs, we have seen the playing field become leveled. With that has come fewer major label releases and a lion share of independent releases. With a small number of Hip Hop albums surpassing the milestone of 100,000 sales these days - or even half that number, it has become easier to gain...
  • Rappers Who Have Threatened to Retire (Video & Poll)
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    Rappers have a tendency to announce their retirement a little prematurely. Our list profiles a couple of the rappers who either got cold feet, or weren't all that serious about calling it quits in the first place. Then there's Lil Wayne, who we can't categorize just yet. Do you think he'll go through with it? Do you think he should? Check out Ashlee's breakdown of the rappers in question and...
  • A Look At The Healthiest People In Hip-Hop
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    Slinging crack rock, popping glocks, and smacking hoes is not the way to keep it gangsta. In the words of Stic.man of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez, "HEALTHY IS THE NEW GANGSTA." True happiness can be achieved through knowledge, proper nutrition, fitness, and meditation; not guns and drugs. Hip-hop all-stars such as Big Sean, David Banner, 2 Chainz, Common, and Stic.man and business magnate Russell...
  • Review: Logic's "Under Pressure"
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    Sir Robert Bryson Hall II even sounds like future royalty. Professionally known as Logic, the massively talented Maryland MC has that potential. He’s also an interesting meta case study of multiple perspectives. Surface level, his racial background paints a ready-made perception, fair or not.  Within this particular context, there is a matter of fact. Frankly, while his heritage...
  • Review: Juicy J's "Stay Trippy"
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    Few rappers get a second life in the rap game. It’s nearly unheard of to lap around the competition a third time around. But then again Juicy J is not the typical rapper. He started out with his fellow Memphis native rappers and friends DJ Paul and Lord Infamous to form Three 6 Mafia in the early 90’s. A classic hip-hop come-up story, the trio dove head-first into a non-stop grind of hustling...
  • Baby Face Killa: Rappers When They Were Young
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    Everyone was baby-faced at some point in their life. Rappers are no different. We decided to do some digging and found twenty-seven photos of various different rappers as the young'ns they once were. Albeit, some of these rappers are still young, but they're not THIS young anymore. Given it's the weekend, we know you're probably looking for some ways to procrastinate on your schoolwork/life, so...
  • 10 Rappers That Should Get "Turnt Down" & Relax
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    Here at HotNewHipHop we advocate people getting "Turnt Up!"  Sometimes it's going to the club and wildin' out more than usual, getting amped up before a basketball game, or just going nuts in your bedroom listening to big tunes.  "Turnt Up" has become a phrase synonymous with letting loose, having an insane night, or just getting messed up on whatever your vice of choice.   We've decided to...
  • Review: Future's "Honest"
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    Future is lightyears ahead of his time. Since touching down in 2012 with his Epic Records debut album Pluto, the Freeband Gang founder has continued hustling as an artist. The sloppy, melodic flow Future introduced on Pluto has been used by virtually every trapper who’s poppin’ today, and U.O.E.N.O. it. Throughout the past twelve months, Future has kept the spotlight on him by hosting...
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