Ten Rappers Reimagined as Superheroes

To many fans, rappers are like superheroes. So we thought it might be fun to imagine what it would be like if your favorite rappers actually were caped crusaders or masked avengers. Based on songs,...

  • Ten Rappers Reimagined as Superheroes
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    To many fans, rappers are like superheroes. So we thought it might be fun to imagine what it would be like if your favorite rappers actually were caped crusaders or masked avengers. Based on songs, events and characteristics, we compiled a list of rappers and tried to figure out exactly what they would do if they were superheroes. We gave some super powers based on physical attributes (Nicki...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: October 5
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    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...
  • Remix Fix: Chi Duly Remixes ILoveMakonnen "Tuesday" With Drake
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    This week's search for a remix had us stumbling upon this Chi Duly version of everyone's latest jam stuck on repeat, "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday," by ILoveMakonnen (most likely the Drake-remixed version). Chi Duly is a producer and DJ based in New York, NY. His remixes and originals are fresh, and the way he uses catchy melodic phrases is reminiscent a little of DJ...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 11)
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    The good news is that this week saw the release of Flying Lotus' You're Dead and Tinashe Aquarius. One is arguably one of the top three albums of the year and the other is a really good R&B album. But good music doesn't stop the world. As such, rappers have to continue to do rapper things. Mike WiLL Made It is hard at work and Mac Miller may not...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Oct.11)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted 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...
  • Ladies Night: Female Solidarity In Hip-Hop
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    Hip-Hop has been a male-dominated genre since its inception in the 1970s on the streets of the South Bronx. However, female emcees were looking over the horizon and soon crept into the game. From MC Lyte to Salt-N-Pepa, female rappers proved that they had the skill to hang with their male counterparts. They enforced a message of unity to gain the respect that they rightfully...
  • On The Come Up: Skywlkr
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    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 work, and...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Aug 30)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted 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...
  • Best Friends 4 Life: Frequent Collaborators
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    Summer's basically over, so it's a good time to look back at all the great times you had with your best friends. Whether that was facing a couple blunts before watching a Guardians of the Galaxy bootleg, or maybe laying down a few platinum-selling songs together, good times were definitely had. See, rappers are just like us, they like to chill with their friends and do fun shit. Their idea of fun...
  • Underrated Audio: August 30 - September 5
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    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here. For this week's edition we see several familiar faces, at least when it comes to Underrated Audio. WELL$, Ro Ransom and...
  • Underrated Audio: September 6 - September 12
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    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here. Big Sean ended everyone's week on a high note with four new records to keep us busy all weekend, but there was still...
  • Review: 50 Cent's "The Lost Tape"
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    50 Cent is no stranger to controversy, having feuded with just about every big name in the hip hop game. However, his latest mixtape shows that for all his enemies, Fifty’s made the right friends. The Lost Tape boasts some impressive features, most notably Snoop and Eminem, and introduces a more thoughtful, mature sound from Fifty – He’s come a long way from his “Candyshop” days.Fifty...
  • For Better Or Worse: Vol. 1
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    Being a fan of Hip-Hop is no simple matter. It’s more than the clothes you wear; it’s more than the songs on your ipod. It’s a commitment to a culture so sweeping that superficial affection won’t suffice. Although casual adoration is acceptable, it’s far from lasting. To be an abiding disciple is to be married to Hip-Hop. The purpose of this blog is to discuss what makes this marriage...
  • Underrated Audio: May 28-June 3
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    HNHH was on the road for Hot 97's Summer Jam so I'm a day late on this Underrated Audio ish. Apologies. And just like that, it's June!! You know it's summer when you start getting good music. See below. Travi$ Scott- Up Feat. Casey Veggies Travi$ Scott has been featured on Meek Mill's Dreamchasers 2 "I Get It," and there's a rumour he may be joining the G.O.O.D. Music family. I...
  • Tony Parker Suing W.i.P. Night Club For $20 Million Over Drake & Chris Brown Brawl
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    After reports of two young ladies who plan to sue people involved in the Drake & Chris Brown brawl that went down the other week, TMZ now reports that Tony Parker is planning to sue the club where it happened, W.i.P. night club.The NBA superstar was injured during the brawl, he says he was hit by shards of glass when bottles were being thrown around, which resulted in...
  • Review: MMG's "Self Made Vol. 2"
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    Maybach: over a century old now this luxury automobile brand will soon cease production for the second time during its illustrious reign. From tanks to trains, and of course Exelero’s and Landaulet’s, Maybach has a history to be proud of. That said their legacy in the rap game is just beginning.Rick Ross began utilizing the moniker for his music group in 2008. And though the recession proved...
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