Samples Of The Week: April 24

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...

  • Samples Of The Week: April 24
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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...
  • Underrated Audio: April 19-25
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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. This week we've highlighted four different records, from four different slept-on MCs. One is Canadian, while the rest...
  • Charts Don't Lie: April 27
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    We're still awaiting the albums of both Iggy Azalea and Future to enter the charts, but this week we've got two new entries coming from August Alsina's Testimony and Dizzy Wright's State Of Mind EP. August Alsina surprised us with his first major-label album nabbing a strong debut at #2, moving 67,171 copies opening week-- compare this to the projections for Future's sophomore album, which is...
  • 15 Of The Best Rapper Capsule Collections
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    Theres no way to deny it, we are currently living in a time in which streetwear reigns supreme. Through recent years streetwear has evolved, not only taking a more fashion-forward approach but opening up doors for musicians, especially rappers, to slide through, leaving an imprint not only musically but aesthetically. The evolution of streetwear has brought a counter-culture to the forefront of...
  • YG Describes Average Day In Bompton
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    YG is on top of his game right now, along with his producing partner DJ Mustard, the duo are being tapped as the new "Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre." Freddie Gibbs even called YG the "new Eazy-E." Whether or not you believe either of those claims to be true, there's no denying that YG is putting West Coast gangsta rap back in heavy rotation, along with rappers like ScHoolboy Q. We got our newest...
  • Ticket Giveaway: See Joe Moses & Ty Dolla $ign On "The Beach House" Tour
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    THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: 1) Follow HotNewHipHop on Facebook + Twitter Follow @hotnewhiphop // 2) Tweet the following, making sure to tag @TyDollaSign, @JoeMosesAOB, & @HotNewHipHop and use the hashtag #HNHHTicketGiveaway: "@HotNewHipHop, send me to @JoeMosesAOB & @TyDollaSign  in CITY NAME! #BeachHouseTour #HNHHTicketGiveaway" 3) We will announce winners for each city 1 day before...
  • Review: Mac Miller's "Faces"
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    Have you ever seen the viral video of Susan Boyle performing for the first time on Britain’s Got Talent? A superficially unattractive older woman walks out onto the stage to perform a song before hundreds of people and four judges. Before she even gets an opportunity to sing, the crowd is halfway out their seats with laughter. Then she opened her mouth and silenced all haters. Mac...
  • Drake Will Be Toronto's Host For 2016 All Star Game
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    The Toronto Raptors are attempting an brand overhaul, and as part of that effort made a bid and earned the right to host the 2016 All Star Weekend.  They aren't stopping there however, as the Raps have taken a page out of the Brooklyn Nets marketing book and enlisted a local famous rap icon to help with the team's branding.   Drake will be at the press conference tomorrow announcing Toronto...
  • Ugliest Nike Shoe Ever?
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    Slated to release in Summer of 2014, the Clogposite is apparently not a joke afterall. Nike's answer to the Croc, as if that was a cry that needed to be answered, is arriving in the form of this Foamposite slip-on. Early photos show simple black and white colorways, though we are sure its only a matter of time before the Galaxy Clogposite is revealed. Are we crazy? Or are these Clogposites a...
  • Kobe Bryant Admits He "Stole" Michael Jordan's Moves
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    Michael Jordan sat down with NBA 2K for an "uncensored" interview, and besides asking him about "twerking," they asked MJ who he would have liked to play one-on-one against in his prime.  Naming legends like Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, Jordan also said Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.  When giving a prediction if he had played them in his prime Mike said "I don't think I would lose...other than...
  • Preview Of Chris Paul's CP3 VII
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    Chris Paul stars in this short "Don't Blink" commercial by Jordan Brand promoting the CP3 VII, slated to launch in just one short week. Will you be going after a pair for yourself? Need to brush up on the CP3 VII release? We got you covered, catch up here.  
  • Review: Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name"
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    Although he’s been in the rap game since the early '90s, Pusha T had yet to release a studio solo album. Until now. As one-half of the Clipse with his brother (now) No Malice, Push saw his popularity rise with their hit single “Grindin.”  Three albums and 16 years later, Push, real name Terrence Thornton and his brother parted ways musically to work on their solo careers....
  • Jordan Vs. LeBron Debate Leads To Stabbing At Sports Bar
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    Do you think that LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan was, or can eventually be better than Jordan? Think about your stance for a second, now decide if you would stab someone if they disagreed.This is what happened at a bar in Baden Pa., as two men got in a heated sports argument. One of the men was wearing a LeBron jersey, and after an argument over LeBron versus Michael started to become...
  • Miami Heat's New Red On Red Jerseys
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    The Miami Heat have been dropping behind the scenes videos on their Instagram page today, beginning with a look at LeBron James going insane in an industrial dungeon while working out.  We also received a preview of alternate jerseys the Heat will be rocking this year.  Most notable is the new red on red alternate jerseys.  Miami has used red jerseys before, but with white lettering.   These...
  • Crazy Ice Cream Sneakers
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    As far as basketball sneakers go, customs have generally been reserved to Jordan's, Lebrons, and foams. AMAC however, took on the low cut KD6 to create his latest ice cream themed piece of art. The sneaker features a melting canvas of colors throughout the upper, as well as on the check. He used multi colored "sprinkles" to decorate the remainder of the upper and the hot pink KD on the heel...
  • Khloe Kardashian Wants To Divorce Lamar Odom But Afraid He'll OD
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    More bad news coming out of the Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian camp.  We reporter earlier today that Odom had pled not guilty to the DUI charge he picked up this past summer for reportedly being high on an illicit substance.  Lamar has said that Khloe has been nothing but supportive to him, and now reports are that she is looking to end it. According to TMZ, the Odom-Kardashian marriage has a...
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