• 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...
  • 10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
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    Hip hop beats are beautiful, no doubt. But the most superb ones are done by going back to the basics by using an age-old instrument integral to the evolution of not just Hip Hop, but of all music in general: the piano. Though the piano started off being equated with classically-trained musicians, it soon found its way to jazz, which used the instrument in a more progressive manner, and...
  • 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...
  • Review: The Game's "Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf"
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    Game doesn't quite get the respect he deserves. Sometimes things like his habitual name dropping and controversy divert attention from the fact that he has been one of the most consistent rappers over the last decade. Since the release of his debut, The Documentary, he's delivered a series critically acclaimed albums, out-rapped many of his counterparts and at one point, was one of...
  • 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,...
  • 10 Independent Rap Labels On The Rise
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    We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one. Fans are receiving music how they want, when they want, from their favorite artists without the major-label...
  • 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...
  • HNHH's Best Album Covers of 2012
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    Album covers are probably one of the most fun round-ups of the year. It doesn't really matter if the album was any good, if it was well-received, or even who the artist is or what the genre is - anyone can appreciate a good visual. Of course, when the cover reflects the album, it's even better. HNHH tallied up the best hip-hop album covers of 2012 for your hungry eyes. 
  • 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...
  • BTS Photos: Lil Wayne & Snoop Dogg Face Off In Celebrity Beach Bowl
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    Lil Wayne is a huge football fan. He's known to be a rampant supporter of the Green Bay Packers, even recording a tribute song for them a couple years back. While Weezy says he doesn't have any stakes in tomorrow's game, as the packers have been eliminated, he did participate in today's 7th annual Celebrity Beach Bowl in New Orleans. Wayne played in the flag football...
  • 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...
  • Hotties: Twenty Eight Touchdowns in Lingerie
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    Lingerie and football, together at last! The Legends Football League is home to the best female athletes in the sexiest outfits, and we're here to give you a rundown of some of the best the league has to offer in both departments. Take a look at our gallery of 28 of the hottest players in the game, including Tanyka Renee, who you'll see in an upcoming Hotties feature. So without further...
  • Mixtape Photoshop Fails
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    Mixtapes have long been effective for staying grounded in the modern landscape of hip-hop. Borrowing popular beats and enlisting a roster of peers for guest verses are mainstay mechanisms for sustaining relevancy in the rap game. Another pillar of the mixtape hustle is the project's original (debatable) cover art, a historically adventurous creative expression. Recently we found out that Young...
  • Review: RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON"
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    Today marks the culmination of the strangest rap career genesis this country’s ever seen, one that has included an MTV reality show, a hip-hop trio name Three Loco, OG Ron C, a Harmony Korine film, a slew of investigative articles and perhaps most importantly, about as much hate as the internet can muster. The career in question is that of RiFF RAFF, AKA Jody Highroller, Jody Three Moons,...
  • 30 Photos Of Rappers Hanging With Animals
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    For no particular reason other than the fact that animals are fucking cute, we present to you a photo list of rappers chilling with a variety of animals. From the most common, dogs, to baby tigers, penguins, dolphins, parrots and cats, rappers show love for all species, and they also show that no one's too cool for some one-on-one animal time. Take some time on your Saturday to scroll through...
  • 27 Important Moments In Hip-Hop's 40 Years
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    We've officially wrapped up a big year for the genre we all love-- new albums from Jay Z, Kanye West, Pusha T, Mac Miller, Drake, Juicy J (and the list goes on), only made 2013 that much sweeter. Mix in a new-found competition brought on by, you guessed it, "Control," and all the free mixtapes we've received in 2013, and this past year was definitely a good one. Apart from the usual rap antics,...
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