May 27, 2014
Superman isn't Superman if he inexplicably switches from superpowered do-gooder, to some sort of motorcycle-riding anti-hero, to maniacal villain, and back and forth between the extremes. Such mythology is a big part of the hip-hop culture, as well as proper marketing. Any marketing novice and comic book savant knows that consistency is key to building one's image/brand. A rapper who...
Now that the new scholastic year is upon us, the doors of summer have officially closed and it's back to reality. As such, we've decided to look back on some of the projects that helped define the warmer months of 2013, if only to prolong those chiller times for a moment.Â
To be clear, these aren't necessarily tapes that dropped in the midst of summer. We chose a range of mid-April to August to...
Sep 10, 2013
Whether or not Gucci Mane was hacked yesterday during his extended Twitter rant towards his fellow artists remains to be seen. The strange rant resulted in responses from Nicki Minaj, Tyga, T.I.Â and moreÂ (some of which have since been deleted), as well as some really funny memes.
HNHH went to the canvas to do a shoot with the lovely Miss VVV. Although, nothing short of a Pacquiao and Mayweather fight would save boxing at this point, we thought this gallery might be a step in the right direction.
Model: Miss VVV - who also happens to be a certified yoga instructor and co-hosts a Hip Hop radio program in Montreal....
Last week we pitted Rihanna and Teyana Taylor against each other in a Hotties Vs. battle. This week, we're having some rappers go head to head. We've selected some ladies who can definitely throw down on the mic-- and they're not too hard on the eyes either.
Make sure to check out the full galleries of Lola Monroe and Nicki Minaj, and cast your vote!
We also got a chance to speak to Lola...
Sep 14, 2012
Feeling the back to school/work doldrums now that summer is disappearing into the rear view mirror of your whip? Don't worry, just because the hot weather is nearly gone doesn't mean there aren't hot albums on the horizon (even if you have to play them in your ride with the top up). HotNewHipHop compiled a list of ten of the hottest LPs dropping this fall, some with...
Apr 16, 2013
The highly successful singer/rapper has had his share of troubles in recent years. Â Ashlee Ray counts down some of Chris Brown's difficult moments with special appearances by Frank Ocean, Drake, the Swat Team, Rihanna & a valet parking attendant.
Which artist is getting into the most trouble these days?
Nov 19, 2013
The year 2014 marks the 18-year anniversary of Eminem's underground debut albumÂ Infinite. With almost 20 years worth of material floating around, Eminem has one of the densest musical catalogues out there. On top of that, he's also one of the most consistent rappers in the game, so you're hard-pressed to find something from Em that's not worth listening too.
This makes combing through his work...
Oct 25, 2013
Resident Hottie, Kip Force brings you our next installment of "Ask A Hottie", a video series where YOU get to make the decision on what our Hotties do on YouTube!Â
Simply send us your requests via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtagÂ #AskAHottie. Â Also feel free to let us know in the comments section below.
This is a fun and sexy video series, with an emphasis on 'just for fun' -...
In the last two years between his last album and now, Rick Ross has been through a lot, including surviving a targeted hit on his life. Critics bashed God Forgives, I Don’t and many wondered if Ross had peaked too soon and lost his touch. After numerous setbacks and delays, the bawse is back with his sixth album to prove that he’s a man with nine lives and a rapper with hits for...
Sep 23, 2013
Drake's album is officially dropping tomorrow, September 24th. Nonetheless the early leak of Nothing Was The Same has given us all enough time to go through the album from start to finish, and properly digest all the lyrics, beats, and Drake-isms.
Part of any good Drizzy album are the quotables-- and here we've gone through and found the most Drake-worthy ones-- you know, the type of shit that...
Jan 12, 2013
HNHH pays tribute to some of the hottest females in urban music - whether for their music, charisma or simple visual stimulation, there is no doubt that rap and R&B would be incomplete without them. Â Who's the hottest? Let us know in the comments below.Check out our list and links to "Hotties N' Hits":Â ourÂ selection of Hotties that make music. Â Whether a fan of their music or not, these...
Apr 15, 2014
There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot.
"Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception),...
Jun 17, 2013
"Tall men come down to my height when I hit 'em in the body." -Jack Dempsey
The rap game may be dominated by rappers of average height, but some of its biggest stars fall well below that margin.
Read on for a list of emcees below the average male height of 5'8 (you may be surprised). Once again, we realize lists like this have been done, but we decided to get a bit more in depth with it. We've...
Jan 24, 2014
Who's that girl in the Schoolboy Q Music Video? It's the girl you've been spending the last week trying to find all over the internet, ever since you saw the homie Schoolboy Q's visuals for 'Man of the Year'. Hawaii native Ria Christina is a Filipino/Irish mix beauty. Get to know her by reading our interview below.
Watch Schoolboy Q - "Man of the Year"...
Call him Steve-O. The Cleveland Wild Boy is back with his new mixtape, Black Flag. Featuring all original music, the free album is more or less a gift to his dedicated EST fanbase. This project comes not too long after Machine Gun Kellyâ€™s debut studio album, Lace Up, which released in October of last year. Nevertheless, MGK certainly didnâ€™t rush the making of his latest mixtape.