Our host and former King model, Ashlee Ray, breaks down some of the biggest beefs in Hip Hop for Part 1 of "HNHH's Top Beefs". Which artists beefed the most? Add your comments and participate in our Official' Beef Poll'. Stay tuned for more beef!
HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed.
In Los Angeles, California you may have seen the work of Freehand Profit, who describes his work as being his own lane, where art & hip hop meet. Inspired by Noah Scalin's "Skull-A-Day, he ventured away from painting and translated his art into the "Mask 365" project in 2010.
Last week we saw PARTYNEXTDOOR make a relatively strong debut on the Billboard 200, however he has not maintained his ranking this week, having fallen below Billboard's top 100. We've got one new entry this week, coming from the underground crew signed to Tech N9ne's Strange Music, Ces Cru. They were able to sell just over 6k, making a debut at #40.
These sizzling hot pictures are of the Air Jordan 5 "Blackout" from Private Stock Gallery. The shoe resembles the classic "metallic black" 5's with its all black nubuck suede upper.
In light of the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay Z decided he would take some time to answer questions from his fans via Twitter. Peep the list of some answers he tweeted out to his fans and maybe you'll learn something new about our good friend Jay. If, by chance you happened to be one of those lucky ones that Jay answered, let us know in the comments below!
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
Last week we took a look at the “NBA’s 10 Best Rappers”, and the list was filled with some ballers you may have known rhymed, and a few surprise performances, and overall they held their own in the booth. Now we have compiled a list of 10 NBA players who have besmirched not only their basketball reputation, but the entire hip hop community by trying their hand at
Yelawolf's new album, Love Story, is in stores and online today.
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The cover to Action Bronson's new album, Mr. Wonderful, shows an illustration of Bronson spread-eagle perched atop a golden staircase. It's inspired by a scene from the 1988 American kung-fu film Bloodsport, in which the main character sits in the same pose overlooking Hong Kong as he prepares for battle. Indeed, much of Mr. Wonderful is inspired by cinema.
If you checked out the review for Yelawolf’s most recent effort Love Story, you may have noticed that there is quite a split on the merit of the record among fans and staff alike. The record is a celestial, immersive journey that does its darndest in attempt to assemble a collage of sounds, genres, and stories in effort to produce something fresh.
For this week's Track Breakdown, we called upon rising singer August Alsina. August already has a deal locked in with Def Jam, through none other than r'n'b singer and hit-maker, The-Dream. With mentoring from Terius Nash, there is no doubt that August will go far with his music. The 20-year-old singer recently released his second mixtape, The Product 2, and the response has been very positive.
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.
SBTRKT took the world by storm with his first LP. Released at the base of the alternative R&B explosion, the album perfectly blended dance music and soul, even catching the eye of Drake and inspiring him to drop a verse on "Wildfire," which in turn became more popular than the original (but that's every day for Drake). How will SBTRKT's second album stack up to the first one?
Mixtapes have long been effective for staying grounded in the modern landscape of hip-hop. Borrowing popular beats and enlisting a roster of peers for guest verses are mainstay mechanisms for sustaining relevancy in the rap game. Another pillar of the mixtape hustle is the project's original (debatable) cover art, a historically adventurous creative expression.
Check out some pics from Greystone Manor's Hennessy Halloween party. We found Jermaine Dupri floating in space, "King" Christina Millian, Neyo as an R&B crooner, Drumma Boy dressed as a Super Producer, and Hit boy and Joie Chavis too. Chris Brown and Karrueche were present (but sat at separate tables) and did not pose for the camera, but all had a great night.
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.
Kid Ink is steadily grinding out videos from his debut album Up & Away.
Although Hannukah went down early this year, Christmas is still right around the corner. With that in mind, we've decided to help you pick out your gifts (or perhaps you'll just add something to your wishlist!) this year with a Holiday Gift Guide perfect for the hip-hop head.
Here it is, our weekly rundown of the best of our Top 20. Please keep in mind this list was culled from the top of our charts, so more popular artists are more likely to be represented. For a look at under-the-radar tracks, check out Underrated Audio.
The idea of a viral video is something music industry marketers dream of. Unfortunately, not everything goes viral. It takes a rare combination of things that professors get paid thousands a year to teach. Shit, they get tenure. So until we get that, we’re not giving you the science behind it.
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand.
Welcome to this year’s Sexiest Videos countdown. This year had so much booty shaking, bottle popping and ass clapping that I think it might have become an epidemic. Hey, as long as it’s a hottie epidemic and not zombies, it’s cool with us. With a little mix of R n’ B, club bangers and some femcee action, this list has a little bit of everything for everyone.
In its four-plus decades of existence, hip-hop has always been steadily evolving. Like all evolutionary paths, hip-hop’s hasn’t moved in a straight line. For every decision that moved the genre forward as a whole, there were artistic niches and splinter groups that either went flourished before rapidly going extinct or moved on into their own lane entirely.
Yesterday the HNHH staff had the pleasure of attending Hot 97's 21st annual Summer Jam, which true to its reputation, ended up being an evening packed with great performances, surprises and even some drama.
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