This week three new rappers entered the Billboard 200, with Future's Honest topping them all sales-wise (we'll let you be the judge on the music). Asher Roth, who has calmed way down from his College Rap days, moved under 10,000 units with his new album RetroHash, released independently. Future and Iggy Azalea also came in neck-and-neck with their respective albums Honest and The New Classic....
Dom Kennedy is following up his acclaimed (and free) Yellow Album with Get Home Safely, an iTunes project dropping October 15th. Dom's let go the artwork and tracklist, and just last week he let go the track "Dominic" off the LP as well as a "South Central Love" visual, but aside from that, he's been keeping the records on lock.
Soon enough we'll be able to hear the records on Get Home Safely,...
Oct 25, 2013
In a move designed to re-sign him for cheaper, Kobe Bryant will become a free agent when his contract is up. The Lakers are still waiting to see what Kobe will be like when he returns from his Achilles injury, and the Lakers guard had said this past summer that he doesn't intend on taking a paycut, it's believed that was only posturing for negotiations. Regardless of the outcome of this...
It's a good day for Nipsey Hussle fans, with the rapper's new Crenshaw mixtape dropping very soon. Although the L.A. rapper says he's finished his Victory Lap project-- which seems to be an album now-- fans will be receiving the free Crenshaw project first. We got to chill with Nipsey before he did his SKEE Live appearance on DJ Skee's show, and in our exclusive interview the rapper talks...
Jan 28, 2013
Today has been a good one for fans of CyHi The Prynce who
has dropped off two banging tracks off his near approaching Ivy League: Kick
The tape is a follow up to his successful Ivy League Club
mixtape, and now CyHi releases the tracklist in the form of a letter, with the
tracks highlighted in red.
Make sure to take a look at the “References” section...
This week we only have one new entry so to speak of, and it's r'n'b/pop singer Jennifer Hudson with her newly-released JHUD. The album didn't do very much damage on the charts, but it still enters within the Billboard's top 10. Chris Brown, though, is still moving more than JHUD with his album X's second week on shelves. The album saw a four-spot this week, bringing total sales closer to the...
Oct 21, 2013
Kobe Bryant reacts to the "disrespectful" pre-season rankings of him and the Lakers by changing his Twitter avatar. You had to know a response from Mamba was coming. There were shockwaves sent through the NBA Twittersphere after ESPN ranked Kobe the 25th best player in the league. Plummeting down from 6th best the year before. Even though he's recovering from a devastating injury, and still...
Dec 31, 2014
Back in October, many industry insiders were surprised by the early sales estimates for T.I.'s most recent album, Paperwork. After a day of sales, forecasts had the album selling roughly 70,000 units in its opening week. The self-proclaimed King of the South, who in his prime would easily do upwards of 400,000 copies sold in his opening weeks had officially fallen from grace and the dismal...
Aug 22, 2014
Name: Sacha Chang
Relationship Status: Single
Are you familiar with Hot New Hip Hop?: Of course! Check you out everyday to get the latest.
Sacha, let's get right to it, you have an accent, where are you from?
I was born in England/UK. What is your ethnicity? My father is Chinese/Jamaican and my mother African American/British.
Gorgeous! And you...
Dec 12, 2013
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 Tyler, The Creator, Action Bronson, Chief Keef and more!
Mar 30, 2014
After Charts Don't Lie took a hiatus last week, we are back again this week just in time to highlight three important debuts on the Billboard 200. YG's My Krazy Life, Kevin Gates' By Any Means and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Pinata. It may come as a surprise, but it appears as though Gangsta Gibbs & Madlib had the most underground release of all three-- we say surprise, because Gates'...
Apr 30, 2014
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.
Aug 22, 2013
With the MTV Video Music Awards going down this Sunday, Auguse 25th, the excitement continues to grow as we approach the weekend. The list of performers lined up for this year's event alone leaves us with big expectations. One of music's biggest night is going down at Brooklyn's Barclays and with performances by an all-star crew, including Kanye West, Drake, 2 Chainz, Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk,...
Sep 26, 2013
Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade have exchanged some words on social media over ranking the NBA's Top 10 players. While on Cinesport, Durant was shown Sports Illustrated's ranking of the league's Top 10 and asked what he thought. One change he wanted made was remove D Wade at the number 8 spot and replace him with KD's friend and former teammate, James Harden. Durant Says He'd Take Harden Over...
Jun 11, 2013
For a hoops junky, summer time brings out thoughts of sweating it out in the gym putting up jumpers, or getting in runs out on the concrete. Of course, whether you play ball or not, you can appreciate the hot girls that come along with this. As a tribute to things heating up and summer ball getting fully underway, we put together 15 photos that combine two of our favorite past times,...
Jan 16, 2015
Nothing too new is going on in the game this past week. In other words, hip-hop is just going right now. And that's not bad: Vince Staples is alive and still hating on Chris Paul, Jay Z still knows how to tweet, Meek Mill is still free and he's #woke. Common and John Legend won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song ("Glory" from Selma), but other than that, things have been a 40 degree day....