• Trinidad James Asks People To Judge Him By His Music, Talks "10 Piece Mild" & Growing His Hair
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    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.  The project dropped this morning on HNHH, and it serves as somewhat of re-introduction to...
  • Review: Big K.R.I.T's "King Remembered in Time"
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    Ever resilient and defiant, Big K.R.I.T. drops K.R.I.T. (King Remembered in Time) for hip-hop heads to feast on. Placing a stake in Mississippi, K.R.I.T. presents a project to deliver his message that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the rap game. The Southern rapper's latest mixtape delivers quality lyrics and content along with showcasing his musicality, by producing the...
  • Rappers & Athletes
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    "Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake Rappers and athletes have always had close ties, but it seems we're seeing more and more crossover between sports and music. Much of that can be attributed to Instagram, which has created a need for every celebrity to flex the chance encounters they have with other celebrities....
  • High Off Hip-Hop: Rap's History Of Drug Use
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    "This another motherfucking rap song. Broke and crazy, rich and famous doesn't last long. Spent all my cash on a broken dream, went from weed and liquor to the coke and lean." - Mac Miller, "Polo Jeans." Whether we like it or not, drugs are a massive component of hip-hop culture. No matter the drug, no matter the era, they've always played a major role for better or worse. The rap...
  • 20 Christmas References In Hip-Hop
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    To help you celebrate your Christmas while maintaing the hip-hop on your playlist, we're providing you with 20 jams that have surfaced over the years, from vintage to brand new, that all contain a reference to today in some way or another. Some of these records celebrate the true meaning of Christmas while others detail what it's like to celebrate the holiday when you're in the ghetto. Click...
  • Review: Kevin Gates' "By Any Means"
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    March has been a damn good month for Baton Rouge hip-hop, and for fans of the genre as a whole. The release of Kevin Gates' highly anticipated mixtape By Any Means comes just weeks after southern icon and fellow Louisiana native Boosie was released from prison. It seems fitting that what could serve as a breakthrough project for Gates drops right around the time that Boosie, who helped...
  • 5 Hip-Hop Power Struggles
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    Ego, popularity, jealousy and worldwide success are some of the key factors that have led many hip-hop moguls to end business relationships, and ultimately friendships, in order to maintain power over their own careers and/or the promising careers of their counterparts.  We're all aware of some of these hip-hop leaders/tycoons that have fallen out with one another, but many are unsure as to...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: May 8 to May 15
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    Dissecting the funniest, most entertaining, and outrageous tweets from some of the biggest names in rap who are on Twitter.  Twitter is intriguing to fans because it offers an un-buffered forum into the minds of some of your favorite artists.  The material is often raw and unfiltered, and lucky for us, most of these guys have no filter.We recently started a new Twitter account for this feature,...
  • Is FKA Twigs The New Aaliyah?
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    No, Tahlia Bennett, the artist formerly known as Twigs is not actually Aaliyah — I would never pigeonhole her artistry with such a blanket comparison. I also could never put Aaliyah’s entire legacy and everything she’s worth to my generation into a nice, neat, compartmented box. But beyond the fact that they both have consistently made incredible music; there are so many various...
  • 25 Best Hip-Hop Commercials Of All Time
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    It would seem like a no brainer, rap and advertising belong together, but the ad industry didn't always recognize what hip-hop could really do for marketing. This all changed in the 1980s. Each side began realizing what the other could for them. Rappers could help boost sales, and rappers could, of course make money. So rappers began wearing ridiculous outfits, singing silly jingles, drinking...
  • Hottest Of 2013: What To Expect From HNHH's Year-End Lists
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    Yesterday we kicked off our month of the Hottest of 2013 with the Most Searched Artists On HNHH. That's just the beginning though, as you can expect a lot more from us within the coming weeks, leading up to the New Year. To give you guys an idea of what to expect and to drum up some excitement, we're gunna give you a break-down of what we're dropping and when. See the full list below. Keep...
  • Top Beefs In Hip Hop: Part 1 Video and Official Poll
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    Music is a form of entertainment and along with the rap game, comes Beef. Whether online or in-person, HNHH looked at some of the biggest beefs in recent years in the 1st part of our Beefs article. Vote in our very first Beef survey to let us know who you think should top the beef poll. (function(doc) { var sc = doc.createElement('script'); sc.setAttribute('src', ('https:' ==...
  • Hottest R&B Projects Of 2013
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    R&B is a genre that seems to be in a constant state of flux. It's certainly very different from what it was 20 years ago - these days, many artists tend to cross over into other genres, causing debate as to what truly constitutes R&B music.  Nonethless, we've received some dope offerings this year, both from artists making a comeback and those new to the scene. They've provided a...
  • Word Up: If I Made A Freshman List...
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    I'm going to assume everyone's seen the XXL Freshman 2012 list, unless you're seriously out of touch with the internet...in which case you probably wouldn't be on HNHH in the first place. The always controversial list was once again, well, controversial. Many wondered where ASAP Rocky was (he declined) and everyone had their own thoughts about who should or shouldn't have been on the list. The...
  • On The Come-Up: Action Bronson
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    For those of you still unfamiliar, meet Action Bronson, government name Arian Asllani, a 29-year-old chef-turned-rapper of Albanian descent. The 5’8, 300lb native of Flushing, Queens, New York City is a father of two, a friend of Saved by the Bell’s Mr. Belding and a former chef for the New York Mets. Having enlisted in the rap game not three years ago after an injury in the...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 3-9
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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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
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