• LeBron James Compares Toronto's Mayor Smoking Crack To "Breaking Bad"
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    Last night LeBron James and the Miami Heat visited Toronto to take on the Raptors, and LeBron was asked about a scandal going on in that city that involves the mayor of Toronto smoking crack.  During the pre-game presser, members of the local Toronto media asked James if he had been following the City Hall scandal which had made local news: the mayor of Toronto was caught on tape smoking crack...
  • Dwyane Wade's Li-Ning Christmas Kicks
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    On Christmas Day, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat will be taking on Kobe and the Lakers. The NBA stars always break out a Christmas inspired sneaker on this day that has the sneaker community giddy with excitement. The first to unveil their Christmas surprise is Li-Ning with its Way of Wade "Christmas." This frog looking green upper is actually considered a stingray-inspired print. Still, I'm...
  • Underrated Audio: November 2 - November 8
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    Everyone seems to be in Eminem overdrive with the release of Marshall Mathers LP 2 (HotNewHipHop is no different, as you probably noticed), but Underrated Audio gives us a chance to shy away from whatever is taking over our Top 100 chart or taking over our News feed. Thus, we bring you four records from three different spitters and one completely new artist we've never heard before, all of whom...
  • 10 Albums That Should've Happened
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    It’s often said you should never put off tomorrow what you can do today. Although this saying works with most people, for some it’s more of a challenge. For rappers, it can result in not delivering that highly anticipated project the fans have been waiting for. With that, we at HNHH have compiled a list of albums and entertainers that should have capitalized on the moment to bring what...
  • Origins: The Samples From Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"
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    Eminem took things back to basics on his new LP. The Detroit rapper recruited one of Hip Hop's pioneers, Rick Rubin, to help him channel some classic sounds and ideas, many of which came through sampling.  The late 80s era of hip hop they pull from is well-represented in plenty of small vocal snippets and interpolations not instantly evident to the casual rap listener. Many of the musical...
  • DJ Clark Kent's 112 Nike SB Dunk Low
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    The DJ Clark Kent x Nike SB Dunk Low "112" is scheduled to release on November 26th with a $98 price tag. The SB takes on the 112 theme head-on with it's classic silver, neon, and elephant print design. Neon laces, outsole and branding are electrifying sitting alongside the 3M silver upper. The timeless elephant print handles the ankle collar and wraps around the entire heel, while a black...
  • Kickasso Makes LeBron X "Duck Dynasty" Customs
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    Customizer Kickasso gave the Nike LeBron X a West Monroe, Louisiana vibe with this "Duck Dynasty" custom. The outrageous t.v show made famous by their wild Uncle Si, is the inspiration behind this woodsy camo custom. The Nike LeBron X "Duck Dynasty" features orange laces, accents and air unit to keep you safe while looking stylish on your duck hunt. 
  • Waka Flocka Reveals Rap EDM Album "Flockaveli Psychotics" To Drop Next Year
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    Waka Flocka has not been shy about his support of the EDM genre, he's even touring with electronic DJ Steve Aoki at the moment. We caught Waka on a day off in L.A. and got a quick update on what it's like to tour with Aoki, Flockaveli 2, and his EDM rap album.  Waka doesn't reveal many details about Flockaveli 2, which has been delayed until 2014, but he does say, "I wanted to go back...
  • Lamar Odom Raps About Using Drugs & Cheating On Khloe In Bizarre Freestyle
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    Lamar Odom has been working out with a trainer in Long Island, and has some serious interest from both the Clippers and Lakers if he can show that he's in shape, and not using any illicit substances.  Of course this follows a tumultuous summer for Odom where reports of him using drugs like crack surfaced, and he had been mostly MIA from his family and wife Khloe Kardashian.  Now TMZ has...
  • Rappers Celebrate Thanksgiving 2013
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    It’s almost that time of year again, where you get to stuff your face with delicious food and hang out with your close friends and family. Like us normal folk, rappers celebrate Thanksgiving too. While most of the year we see rappers stunting on us and bragging about their material possessions, around Thanksgiving we often see the kinder side of hip-hop artists, as many of them will put...
  • LL Cool J On Kobe Trash Talking Him & Anthony Mason Protecting Him
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    Active in the industry for nearly 30 years, LL Cool James, has been around the entertainment industry long enough that he has some interesting tales.  In a recent sit down with SLAM, the New York native talks about his ties to the NBA community.  Apparently, he was close with Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason - members of the tough-as-nails Knicks teams of the early 90s.   LL...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 25- Dec. 1
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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 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features J. Cole, Gucci Mane, Mac Miller and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks...
  • Wale Tells Us How To Reject Women Like Mutombo
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    Dikembe Mutombo has been a mainstay reference for rappers since the 90s.  Usually rappers are talking about how big they are, on the block, or how their money is "long like Mutombo."   The NBA legend has seen a post-playing career resurgence of late as his trademark blocking prowess followed by his signature finger waving were used in a viral GEIKO commercial.  Rick Ross dropped off a "No...
  • Samples Of The Week: June 5
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    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh...
  • XXL Freshmen Tour: NYC (Gallery)
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    Monday night at the Best Buy theater in NYC, 9 of the 12 XXL Freshmen took the stage for a very special performance. HotNewHipHop was at the high-energy show, and we've got a full gallery of photos to prove it.Apart from memorable performances from up-and-coming rappers like Kevin Gates, Lil Bibby, and Rich Homie Quan, plenty of surprise guests also graced the stage. Kid Ink made an appearance...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: April 5th-11th
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of open rap letters from Jay-Z). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get...
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