Word Up: If I Made A Freshman List...

I'm going to assume everyone's seen the XXL Freshman 2012 list, unless you're seriously out of touch with the internet...in which case you probably wouldn't be on HNHH in the first place. The always...

  • Word Up: If I Made A Freshman List...
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    I'm going to assume everyone's seen the XXL Freshman 2012 list, unless you're seriously out of touch with the internet...in which case you probably wouldn't be on HNHH in the first place. The always controversial list was once again, well, controversial. Many wondered where ASAP Rocky was (he declined) and everyone had their own thoughts about who should or shouldn't have been on the list. The...
  • Word Up: HNHH Hits Up SXSW For The Warner Sound
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    HNHH took a quick trip to Austin, Texas this year for SXSW, to cover The Warner Sound (which included performances by, T.I., B.o.B., Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Curren$y, Kirko Bangz, XV & Snow Tha Product). The trip was a short one but productive nonetheless. It was my first time at SXSW and I definitely want to go back for more than three days next time. I'ma give you guys some details on our...
  • Review: Mac Miller's "Macadelic"
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    Mac Miller recently dropped his latest effort, the “Macadelic” mixtape. I haven't really had feelings towards Mac Miller, good or bad; I've enjoyed some of his stuff, but he's not an artist who's in heavy rotation on my iPod. Nonetheless, this was a free tape, so why not give it a listen.  I enjoyed it more than I anticipated, and I think he went in a slightly different direction...
  • Review: Stalley’s “Savage Journey to the American Dream”
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    The pressure is on for Stalley who has just released his highly anticipated mixtape “Savage Journey to the American Dream”; his first project since signing with Maybach Music Group. Fellow MMG artists feature heavily throughout, including Wale, Meek Mill and label founder Rick Ross. Signing to MMG was an interesting choice for Stalley, whose style seems to be in stark contrast with Ross’...
  • Exclusive Interview: Boi-1da Talks It Up With HNHH
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    From working with everyone from Drake to the Jonas Brothers, to being awarded at the Grammy's, Boi-1da has amassed a veritable portfolio of achievements.  In this interview, HNHH dives into what's next for the Toronto native and discusses his work on Iggy Azalea's new album, why he's rooting for OKC in the NBA Playoffs [yes, Kevin Durant is on HNHH] and how Toronto is carving out it's own sound...
  • Exclusive Interview: Yelawolf Talks On International Recognition, Joint Project With Big K.R.I.T. & More
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    HotNewHipHop met up with Yelawolf before his show in Toronto last Saturday to shoot him a few questions.We find out about his plans to motorcycle with his tour bus following him, his EP with drummer Travis Barker (which he says is finished), what the word is on a joint project with Big K.R.I.T. called Country Cousins and more.On being recognized internationally, Yela says, "it's dope, man....
  • Flashback Friday: Old School Hip Hop Fashion
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    In the past thirty or so years, the Hip Hop genre has made its way through so many transformations, crossing over all different elements of culture. During its emerging popularity, rappers and artists in the community began to influence a lot more than just the music world. Fashion became a huge part of the hip hop scene, influencing and inspiring trends on a mass scale. From Nike sneakers and...
  • Hip-Hop's Fashion Evolution
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    Jay Z made a song dedicated to Tom Ford last year, one of Harlem's hottest rappers wears strictly skinny jeans (A$AP Rocky), and one of the industry's most talked about rappers (Kanye West) is addicted to high-fashion. A little over a decade ago, the genre's finest openly wore baggy clothing, throwback jerseys, and du-rags. It's an understatement to say hip-hop's fashion sense has changed a...
  • Review: Waka Flocka Flame's "Re-Up" Mixtape
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    With Waka Flocka Flame’s newest album set to come out later this year, the Atlanta rapper has released a mixtape to hold us all over in the meantime. The tape, Re-Up features all-star collabs and on-point production. Since 2012, Flocka has released several mixtapes, starting with DuFlocka Rant 2 with appearances from Lil Wayne, French Montana and Ace Hood followed by a sequel DuFlocka Rant:...
  • The "Weirdo Rap" Divide
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    50 Cent and G-Unit made headlines following this year's Summer Jam for a very visible fight that took place in front of 50,000 viewers (70,000 if you count those online) on the event's mainstage. But outside of that seconds-long scuffle, there was a bigger, albeit more subterranean, conflict going on throughout the daylong event. It may not have been apparent to all those in attendance, but...
  • Review: Migos' "No Label 2"
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    Migos’ style is something like a basketball point guard. The person at the position doesn’t need to master every aspect of the game and probably won’t — rebounding just isn’t his thing. But the person’s shortcomings are hidden by how exceedingly good he is or has to be in a few other skills, whether it’s ball handling or calling plays. Migos will probably...
  • The 1017 Brick Squad Timeline
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    Ah, Gucci Mane. One of the most controversial figures in Atlanta hip-hop, his extracurricular activities and legal struggles often overshadow his actual music, especially when he's wylin' out on Twitter for the whole world to see. But unpredictable and frustrating as he sometimes is, GuWop is currently sitting atop an ATLien empire, even while behind bars. Seemingly all of the city's...
  • Review: B.o.B.'s "No Genre 2"
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    B.o.B. is one of those artist that currently stands in a grey area: he's attained mainstream success thanks to catchy tunes, but he's also a seasoned rapper, and finds himself balancing between full-out pop music and more hardened hip-hop. So who are his main fans, the picky hip-hop heads or the avid radio listeners? On No Genre 2 he makes a plea for both.  Three years, two albums and two...
  • "0 To 100" Freestyles: Vote For Your Favorite
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    Ever since Drake dropped off "0 To 100" right in the middle of Summer Jam on June 1st, rappers from every corner of the game have been clamoring to hop on the track, with everyone from Juicy J to Joell Ortiz spitting over Boi-1da, 40 and Nineteen85's ill production. Over the past five or so weeks, HNHH has posted around 20 "0 To 100" remixes and freestyles, and now comes the time to decide which...
  • Review: RiFF RAFF's "NEON iCON"
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    Today marks the culmination of the strangest rap career genesis this country’s ever seen, one that has included an MTV reality show, a hip-hop trio name Three Loco, OG Ron C, a Harmony Korine film, a slew of investigative articles and perhaps most importantly, about as much hate as the internet can muster. The career in question is that of RiFF RAFF, AKA Jody Highroller, Jody Three Moons,...
  • "What's Beef" In 2014?
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      Beef is good for Hip Hop its like high school fights niggas dont really get hurt most the time but when they do? AWW MAN #youngveggiesvoice — Vince Staples (@vincestaples) May 5, 2014 When Biggie asked “What’s Beef?” on Life After Death, there is no way he saw 2014 coming. The definition of beef has mutated over time into something that neither him nor...
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