• Air Jordan 11 Legend Blue Releasing
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    A "Legend Blue" Air Jordan 11 is scheduled to release in December of 2014. We understand December is a long time away, but it's never too soon to look forward to an un-retro'd Air Jordan 11. The "Columbia Blue" name can not be used because of patent issues with Columbia University, but the "Legend Blue" is essential just that. The highly exclusive "Columbia" will rival any other sneaker in terms...
  • Samples Of The Week: February 13
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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...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Feb. 8-14)
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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. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities. This...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 16
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    Although we saw an increase in overall album sales last week, due to the Grammys and the Super Bowl, this week we're back down again, with a 3% decrease compared to last week. While Bruno Mars isn't featured on the list below, it should be noted he's still benefiting from the Super Bowl half-time show, with two of his albums, Unorthodox Jukebox having an astounding 92% increase, and his...
  • 20 Vintage Photos Of Rap Legends Together Part 2
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    Back in October we decided to comb through the interwebs and provide you with a gallery of twenty vintage photos of some of your favorite rap legends together. The gallery included throwback photos of Tupac with Snoop Dogg, Jay Z with Diddy and Aaliyah, Lil Kim and Left Eye, Eminem with Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Aaliyah and many more, making for quite the viewing experience.  Everyone...
  • Win Beats Headphones, Follow HotNewHipHop on Instagram!
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    THE RULES ARE SIMPLE:1) Follow @HotNewHipHop on Instagram 2) Repost the below image on Instagram with #HOTNEW @hotnewhiphop*TIP: Try to get as many likes on your repost. 3) Winners will be chosen at random at the end of February and contacted via Instagram.  The winners will also be announced on the next contest article in March. * Please note that this contest is only eligible for US...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Feb. 15-21)
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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. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities. This...
  • Review: Lil Herb's "Welcome To Fazoland"
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    With Chief Keef, King L, Lil Reese and Lil Durk signing to major labels in 2013, Chicago's drill scene saw all of its major stars graduating to more commercial successes, leaving vacancies in the underground mixtape scene that the genre was born from. Enter Lil Bibby and Lil Herb, two MCs ages 19 and 18, respectively, who seemed to be the "Heir Apparents" to the scene, especially after using that...
  • First look Air Jordan 11 Low Aqua Safari
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    The Jordan 11 Low "Aqua Safari" can be added to the list of summer releases. A specific release date has not been set, but this "Aqua Safari" colorway would be fitting for a summer release alongside the other Air Jordan 11 Lows. The teal aqua flavored patent leather adorns a safari printed look that is definitely going to draw some attention. For now, the Aqua 11 Low is a GS release,...
  • Review: ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron"
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    An important facet of memorable groups throughout hip-hop history is chemistry: the dynamics every member brings to the table is an essential part of a group's success. Black Hippy's rise to the top has been so prevalent and quick because each of their four main members - Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar - each bring something radically different to what the crew represents....
  • New Air Jordan 4 GMP Pack Customs
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    The Golden Moments Pack serves as inspiration for this Air Jordan 4, created by Ceezem Customs. The kicks utilize the Cement Air Jordan 4 as a base, and take on the familiar colorway that adorned the Jordan 6 & 7 from the GMP Pack. Hard to go wrong with a white, black, and gold color scheme, especially when its stamped on an Air Jordan 4 silhouette. For more information, or for inquires, you...
  • BTS Photos: Video Shoot Of Rihanna's "Pour It Up"
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    Rihanna has revealed behind-the-scenes photos of the upcoming video for her "Pour It Up" single via Instagram, which will apparently drop next week. The Barbadian songstress can be seen smoking a blunt while rocking a blonde wig, purple eyebrows and and a fishnet dress.  In early September, director Vincent Haycock tweeted that he was leaving the project due to "creative differences."...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: September 20-26
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often 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 hesitate...
  • Best Sneakers On Instagram
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    Over this past week we have gotten pleanty of sneakernews, the Doernbecher collection, release dates for various shoes and the closing of the Lebron X on NikeID. On Instagram people have been rocking heat as usual, and have also been tagging their creative photos with #SneakerMob. Click through this list to see the top ten starting from #10 all the way down to the #1 photo.
  • Dwyane Wade Custom Jordan
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    While Dwyane Wade has left Jordan Brand for Li-Ning, sneaker customizer Sole-On-Canvas imagines what his Player-Edition Jordan Brand sneakers could have looked like. Using the fire red Jordan 5 as a base, he adds custom "3" stitching near the heel and Miami Heat coloring on the midsole and tongue. A solid custom effort for sure, would you cop this pair if it was an official Jordan Brand release?...
  • Drake Is  Raptors New Global Ambassador, Will Help Re-Brand Team
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    The Toronto Raptors had announced that rapper and TO-native, Drake, would be the host of the 2016 All Star Weekend held in Toronto, which would only be one of his roles with the team.  Following the blueprint made by the Brooklyn Nets, who underwent a major brand/image overhaul by moving from New Jersey to BK, and had Jay Z at the helm, the Raps have brought on Drizzy to oversee the team's new...
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