• Roll Up: Imaginary Smoke Sessions With Your Favorite Rappers
    8,038 Views
    14 Likes3 Dislikes
    A lot of rappers like to smoke weed, as do a lot of their fans, that's a given. Marijuana has become a much more accepted part of, not only hip hop culture, but our society as a whole. As smoking weed becomes more widely accepted, we can feel more comfortable doing it, almost as comfortable as rappers seem with it. That got us thinking. What would it be like to smoke with some of our favorite...
  • Crew Love: Dungeon Family
    8,045 Views
    9 Likes
    On April 26, 1994, OutKast released their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. The Atlanta duo began a festival tour to celebrate this twenty-year anniversary at Coachella several weeks ago, and will be performing over forty dates this year. While fans continue to fantasize about new OutKast music, these festival dates also allow for an opportunity to reminisce on their success and the...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (April 11)
    5,893 Views
    5 Likes
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • Review: SBTRKT "Wonder Where We Land"
    7,462 Views
    6 Likes3 Dislikes
    SBTRKT took the world by storm with his first LP. Released at the base of the alternative R&B explosion, the album perfectly blended dance music and soul, even catching the eye of Drake and inspiring him to drop a verse on "Wildfire," which in turn became more popular than the original (but that's every day for Drake). How will SBTRKT's second album stack up to the first one? Let's...
  • On The Come Up: Alex Wiley
    6,990 Views
    12 Likes5 Dislikes
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best...
  • Who's Bringing New York Back First?
    18,666 Views
    22 Likes2 Dislikes
    It doesn't come as a surprise to know that the future of New York hip-hop looks extremely bright. Once the birthplace of rap, the city still harbors some of the best talent in the genre.  But while others coasts and regions have taken off, many have been quick to accuse New York of losing its stature in rap music. While it's fair to say that hip-hop has developed scenes throughout the whole...
  • Top 10: Rappers Bodied On Their Own Shit
    61,500 Views
    24 Likes9 Dislikes
    Guest features have been an important part of hip hop throughout its history, and have become increasingly popular in recent years. It's a great way for artists to cross promote between each other's fan bases, as well as give each track a signature shakeup for a verse or two. The only problem with letting other rappers spit, is once in a while they body you on your own shit. See what I did there?...
  • Hottest Vixens In Hip Hop Countdown: Edition 2
    40,160 Views
    18 Likes
    Earlier this year, we hit you with the first edition of our vixen countdown-- but things move fast in the hotties game, so we got Ashlee Ray to come back and give us an update on the 11 sexiest vixens in the industry right now. Watch the countdown below, and let us know who your top vixen is in the comments!   1. Rosa Acosta2. Amazin Amy3. Tahiry Jose 4. Yaris Sanchez5. Claudia...
  • Review: Joey Bada$$'s "Summer Knights"
    23,362 Views
    16 Likes1 Dislikes
    In February of 2012, Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ and Capital STEEZ dropped the visuals for their collaboration “Survival Tactics,” which quickly went viral. Crowned the future of New York rap, Bada$$ served the perfect blend of youthful, braggadocio-tinged rhymes, and laid-back flows-- not to mention an ear for classic 90s-referencing production that would make Gangstarr proud. With...
  • On the Come Up: Jigz the Flyer
    2,530 Views
    8 Likes
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best...
  • Review: Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies' "Fresh Veggies"
    8,834 Views
    16 Likes
    More than two years ago Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies teamed up for the first time together on “Duckin N Dodgin,” which winded up on Fresh’s The Otherside Redux. The song pitted the two up and coming rappers together and although they were from different time zones, the chemistry between the two was obvious. Fast-forward to the present. Rockie Fresh found a home on Rick...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: November 30
    7,861 Views
    7 Likes
    This week on the charts proves to be rather uneventful, as there are no new entries to speak of, although G-Eazy was able to re-enter with These Things Happen. Cadillactica, on the other hand, experienced a steep drop from its top 5 debut. Nonetheless, we're anticipating quite a few new albums that will enter the Billboard 200 in the coming weeks, Eminem's Shady XV will most likely top them all...
  • Trunk Bangers
    18,443 Views
    18 Likes14 Dislikes
    The age-old question under which almost all hip-hop music is scrutinized: does it pass the car test? There isn't a precise recipe for passing the car test. What goes in the living room, livens up an elevator, or tears the roof off of a nightclub, may not be suitable for the cabin of your automobile. If you asked me, I would say that passing the car test requires a certain bold, yet uninvasive...
  • LL Cool J On Kobe Trash Talking Him & Anthony Mason Protecting Him
    4,615 Views
    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...
  • Talking To August Alsina, Kidd Kidd & His Producers On "Downtown"
    4,128 Views
    5 Likes
    For this week's Track Breakdown, we called upon rising singer August Alsina. August already has a deal locked in with Def Jam, through none other than r'n'b singer and hit-maker, The-Dream. With mentoring from Terius Nash, there is no doubt that August will go far with his music. The 20-year-old singer recently released his second mixtape, The Product 2, and the response has been very positive....
  • Samples Of The Week: January 8
    5,704 Views
    7 Likes2 Dislikes
    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 honey".  This...
Password must be at least 6 characters.