The 1017 Brick Squad Timeline

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...

  • 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...
  • Samples Of The Week: July 10
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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...
  • "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...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18)
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    There was no simmering MMG beef to light up the hip-hop conversation this week and unfortunately Meek Mill is still in jail. But life still goes on in this week's 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week. This week's rapper tweets aren't too far from the everyman ones. Their's are funnier and somehow more poetic, however. Ice T laments on how wack MFs manage to get...
  • 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...
  • F*ckin Problems - Chris Brown Edition
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    The highly successful singer/rapper has had his share of troubles in recent years.  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?
  • Review: Big K.R.I.T's "King Remembered in Time"
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    Ever resilient and defiant, Big K.R.I.T. drops K.R.I.T. (King Remembered in Time) for hip-hop heads to feast on. Placing a stake in Mississippi, K.R.I.T. presents a project to deliver his message that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the rap game. The Southern rapper's latest mixtape delivers quality lyrics and content along with showcasing his musicality, by producing the...
  • Jordan - June Releases!
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    While many of us are getting ready for May release dates, Jordan Brand has released their lineup for June. Take a look at whats in store!
  • HotNewHipHop Presents Summer Jam's Festival Village: Meet The Artists, Win Tickets
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    With Summer Jam 20 around the corner, HotNewHipHop.com is heating up the summer as this year's presenting sponsor for the SJXX Festival Village.  The HNHH team will be present and on-site, bringing you a live stream of the entire event. Attendees, make sure to pass by the official HotNewHipHop tent, where festival Village headliners Action Bronson, A$AP Ferg and Kid Ink, will be hanging...
  • Live Video Stream: Summer Jam XX Line-Up Announcement [Update: Chris Brown, Wu-Tang, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz & More]
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    Today Hot 97 is announcing the line-up for their upcoming annual Summer Jam event. Check out the live stream announcement below to find out which artists have been tapped for the main stage. We've already heard who will be on the Festival Village Stage (which, ahem, is sponsored by us!) -- Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Troy Ave, Smoke DZA, and Kid Ink. The stream goes from 3pm-7pm...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: April 26 - May 2
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. 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 everything right - if you notice any errors, don't...
  • Restock Date: Jordan Bred 11s, Cement 3s & Thunder 4s
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    Better start saving now. May 25th marks a massive restock for Jordan Brand. White Cement IVs, 88'Retro IIIs, Thunder IVs, and everybody's favorite Bred XIs will all be restocking at Eastbay, Footlocker, Finishline and Footaction locations. Click through to get the details. 
  • 8 Most Disappointing Teams Of The 2012-2013 Season
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    Each year, 29 teams fall short of the ultimate goal of an NBA championship.  Fans of the franchises that come up short can take solace in their team's performance if they exceed expectations or if a player has a breakout year.  Sometimes, however, there is little to be excited about, as is the case with the unfortunate teams that made this list.  Let's take a look at the most disappointing...
  • Lebron James "What The MVP" Lebron X Photos
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    Nike is celebrating LeBron James's fourth MVP award with a special edition LEBRON X MVP shoe. The shoe incorporates elements of many Lebron X releases from this past year, dubbing them the "What The Lebron" colorway. Incredible detailing along the upper ties in over a dozen patterns and colorway, with "MVP" stitched on the tongue. Slated to be released "soon" according to Nike, the shoe will...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 4-10)
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    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter.  Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. This week features Tyler, The Creator, Gucci Mane, Gunplay and more!
  • 7 NBA Coaches Most Likely To Be Fired Soon
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    The lifespan of a coach in today's NBA isn't very long, about 2.5 years to be exact. While there are a few powerhouses at the top who have certain futures and predetermined plans, the majority of NBA squads are simply treading water and hoping to land a franchise changing draft pick, or pull off a blockbuster trade. With that being the case, there is a good chance a bevy of head coaches this...
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