It's Yo Birthday: Rick Ross Edition

There've been a slew of rap game birthdays lately. Alicia Keys celebrated her born day on Friday, Lil Jon's was yesterday and now it's The Bawse's turn for cake. Turning 37 today, Rick Ross'...

  • It's Yo Birthday: Rick Ross Edition
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    There've been a slew of rap game birthdays lately. Alicia Keys celebrated her born day on Friday, Lil Jon's was yesterday and now it's The Bawse's turn for cake. Turning 37 today, Rick Ross' impressive career boasts a plethora of solid songs and verses. He's overcome criticism, beef, literal shots and even two seizures to become one of the best in the game currently. He's also created one of it's...
  • Game Changers: Kanye West Edition
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    Last week we profiled N.O. spitter Lil Wayne, but today we're taking a look through the catalog of Chi-Town legend Kanye West.Kanye West doesn't do small-scale. Many talk of his humble beginnings as the young rapper who said “everybody self-conscious I'm just the first to admit it.”, but fail to mention the fact that he was calling himself a prophet AT THE SAME DAMN TIME. But that's part...
  • Nelly Confirms T.I., Trey Songz And Wiz Khalifa Features For New Album
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    Nelly is gearing up to drop his upcoming album M.O. The St. Lunatic is very excited about the album, and just announced a couple of the big features we can expect from his follow up to 2010's 5.0.  “The album is full of great collaborations,” he said, talking about his long overdue collabo with a similarly named artist. “I have the first ever Nelly and Nelly collaboration with myself...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week Feb. 16
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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 Weezy gets ejected, Budden deflects busted strippers, and Tyler, The Creator goes off!Check out the...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: February 15-22
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days. Generally, specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of Lil' Wayne's recent Emmett Till controversy). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.  Lyrics of the Week is brought to you by our collaborators at gotbars.com, currently one...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Feb. 18-24
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    This new 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 Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Ghostface, Juicy J and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: March 22nd-28th
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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 words of the week, not necessarily the best. This series is brought to you by our collaborators...
  • Review: Tyler, The Creator's "Wolf"
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    Tyler, the Creator's previous two solo projects were critically-acclaimed pieces of work. The success of Bastard and Goblin allowed him to garner the crazed fan base that follow his every move, but with Wolf, the Los Angeles native has moved on to something new. Instead of the usual six-minute intro track where he discusses his angst-filled life with his shrink and...
  • Review: Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
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    Two years ago, Jay-Z and Kanye West joined forces and crowned themselves the kings of rap. After an extensive worldwide Watch The Throne tour, the two went back to their separate careers to work on solo projects. Although they both welcomed a brand new baby in the last year and a half, they couldn’t be in more different places musically. While Kanye has declared himself god and delved into even...
  • Dwyane Wade Sued For $1M By Ex-Wife
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    Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Wade, is suing the NBA All-Star for a $1 million, alleging that he and his attorneys have been deliberately “hiding” money to keep her from accessing it. According to the lawsuit filed by Wade’s ex, the two had signed agreements with endorsement companies in the past where payments were to be deposited into a joint-account they both had access to.  Now...
  • Hotties and Sneakers: Sexy Girls in Fly Kicks
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    We've compiled a gallery of the hottest chicks in the flyest kicks, featuring a couple of our favorite HNHH Hotties! Check out sexy vixens such as Tanyka Renee, Bernice Burgos, Sasha Del Valle, and more rocking some of the freshest sneakers out! Make sure to vote in the poll below on your favorite vixen featured this week, and don't forget to check out SneakerMob for all your kick needs!
  • Kevin Garnett Will Wear #2 Jersey To Honor Dead Teammate
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    Kevin Garnett is a passionate player who has never been one to hide his emotion, and as a gesture to a fallen teammate he will wear number 2 on his jersey while playing for the Brooklyn Nets.Previously Garnett had worn number 21 with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and number 5 with the Celtics as number 21 was retired.  As an ode to Malik Sealy (1970-2000), who was Garnett’s teammate in Minnesota...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 11-17)
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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, Nicki Minaj, Lil B and more!
  • Charles Barkley Agrees With George Zimmerman Verdict
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    Charles Barkley may not be on Twitter, but if you ask him for his opinion he will give it to you unfiltered.  As part of a celebrity golf tournament, Charles was on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” where he gave his opinion on various things including people  people leeching off athletes, why he stays off Twitter, and even touched on the George Zimmerman not guilty trial verdict.   Barkley says...
  • SummerSet Festival Ticket Giveaway
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      HotNewHipHop is giving away six pairs of tickets for SummerSet 2013, taking place August 9-11. This year's lineup includes Big Boi, Common, and many more. Contest Rules: 1. Follow @HotNewHipHop on Instagram2. Repost this photo and include "@HotNewHipHop #HNHHSS" in the caption3. You're automatically entered into the contest Winners will be notified July 31.
  • Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Trinidad James And More
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    Want a glimpse of what it's like to experience the "Under The Influence Of Music" Tour up close? Watch Episode 1 of HNHH and Taylor Gang's behind-the-scenes look at life on the road.  In this segment, Berner gets with the fans, Trinidad James plays hoops, Wiz gets under the influence, Macklemore goes skateboarding and A$AP Rocky just wants to party. As tour sponsors, make sure to subscribe...
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