• Memorial Day Weekend Recap: Nicki Minaj, Game, Big Sean & More Hit Up Las Vegas
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    The long weekend festivities haven't ended just yet, with many people, rappers included, planning to barbecue and relax for their extra day off. A lot of hip-hop artists have sent out tweets and social postings in remembrance of fallen soldiers and those currently fighting for the U.S., and these same artists have updated us with what they've been doing all weekend.  A lot of the fun went...
  • I'm Different: Hip-Hop's Best Concept Albums
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    It's no secret that hip-hop can stretch itself a bit thin as far as creativity is concerned. If artists were taxed every time they mentioned dollars, they'd all be broke. Fortunately, amongst the clones, several voices stand out from the crowd. The following post is dedicated to the emcees who went above-and-beyond to give the listener a complete album, not just a collection of singles...
  • 8 NBA Players With Gang Affiliations
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    The relationship between basketball and gangs is no secret. Traditionally the best basketball players often came out of the most impoverished areas, in which they had very little options other than balling or joining a set. Over the last decade the dynamics of the game of basketball has continued to change as an exceedingly high amount of NBA players are now coming from middle and upper middle...
  • The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
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    Last week, at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Jay Electronica gave fans a set to remember as he brought out labelmate Jay Z, Mac Miller, J. Cole, and Talib Kweli. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jay is an elusive rapper and producer who joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation roster label in 2010. While it was impressive that Hov made a guest appearance during Jay Elect's set, something else stood out...
  • Review: Migos' "No Label 2"
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    Migos’ style is something like a basketball point guard. The person at the position doesn’t need to master every aspect of the game and probably won’t — rebounding just isn’t his thing. But the person’s shortcomings are hidden by how exceedingly good he is or has to be in a few other skills, whether it’s ball handling or calling plays. Migos will probably...
  • Busta Rhymes Reveals Features For "Twerk It" Remix
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     Following the recent release of his music video for "Twerk It", Busta Rhymes announced earlier today the features for the upcoming remix. Sitting down with Sway on MTV's Rapfix, Busta announced the names of those featured on his official remix to "Twerk It". Those named on the remix include Vybz Kartel, Jeremih, Ne-Yo, T.I., and French Montana. Busta also mentions that the remix is...
  • Wiz Khalifa Defines "Blacc Hollywood"
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    Wiz Khalifa is currently working on a new album, Blacc Hollywood. He's already revealed some of the artists he's working with on the album, including The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus and Adele, while he's released just one (possible) album cut, "Look Into My Eyes." Although the updates on the album have been a little slow lately, we got to speak to Wiz about the whole concept of 'Blacc...
  • Review: G.O.O.D. Music "Cruel Summer"
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    G.O.O.D. Music’s long awaited Cruel Summer finally hit stores this week. Although it was mysteriously missing from iTunes, that didn’t stop listeners from guzzling down this eclectic album start to finish. From the legendary R. Kelly on the album’s opener, “To The World”, to the infamous Jay-Z on the street thumping “Clique”, Cruel Summer is chock full of features, traditional...
  • 15 Classic Hip-Hop Debuts
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    There are certain albums that every hip-hop head should have in their collection, and without a doubt these fifteen LPs are among them. These artists have created masterpieces that have contributed to the legacy of hip hop. This is a hard feat to do with a debut effort alone, but it's safe to say these LPs have had a major influence, if not changed the game for good. Moreover you can bet...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: November 3
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    Last week we saw several independent rappers make their debut on the charts (sort of-- some of them didn't sell enough to actually chart, yet), but this week we return to the big guns, like Drake and DJ Khaled. Khaled is an interesting case, because while he is definitely considered among the 'big guns' aka mainstream stars, he didn't move mainstream numbers. Although Suffering From Success was...
  • "0 To 100" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
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    Ever since Drake dropped off "0 To 100" right in the middle of Summer Jam on June 1st, rappers from every corner of the game have been clamoring to hop on the track, with everyone from Juicy J to Joell Ortiz spitting over Boi-1da, 40 and Nineteen85's ill production. Over the past five or so weeks, HNHH has posted around 20 "0 To 100" remixes and freestyles, and now comes the time to decide which...
  • The Top Ten Most Searched Artists On HNHH: January to March
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    We've gone through our stats for the top 100 most popular searches on Hot New Hip Hop, and narrowed it down to ten artists. Songs, album titles, and creative spellings of rappers names were all taken into consideration when compiling the final results. This list gives you the top ten most searched artists on the site, so there shouldn't be too much room to argue, considering the winners are...
  • 8 Iconic Hip-Hop Tours
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    Expectations are high for both Drake's "Would You Like A Tour" and Kanye West's "Yeezus" tour, which kick off this weekend, so we've decided to take a look back at some of the most iconic hip hop tours in history. While there are plenty of festivals and performances that will never be forgotten, we're focusing solely on tours, from Yeezy and Jay Z's Watch The Throne stint, to Diddy's No Way Out,...
  • Weirdest Rapper Endorsement Deals
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    Celebrities, including rappers, have been inking endorsements deals with companies since the dawn of advertising. Hip hop music is more popular and marketable to the mainstream now than ever before, so these kinds of deals are on the rise. For many of these hip hop figures, endorsements deals are not only a way to make large sums of money but also aid in the promotion of their own music and...
  • Producers To Watch In 2014
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    2013 was dominated by emerging producers. Mike WiLL Made It and DJ Mustard, who seemed like newcomers at the top of the year, ended things off with major label artist deals, hits with some of the biggest artists in the game.  That being said, 2014 could be anybody's year. While some of the artists collected in this list are more renowned than others-- they all have the ability to raise...
  • Briyonza: HNHH Exclusive Hotties Photoshoot (Video)
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    You may remember Briyonza as the sexy vixen from our very own video for Dizzy Wright, "Verbalizing". A couple things you may not know about this 5'0" beauty are she's ambidextrous, has an interest in the culinary arts, and sports a 32 DD bra size! Take a look at our shoot with the vixen in the gallery above, and take a look at some behind-the-scenes footage as well as an interview in the video...
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