Top 90s Era Rappers Who Are Still Relevant

The 1990’s was the most crucial decade in the mainstream acceptance of hip hop as a viable art form. The genre’s fresh, energetic sound, coupled with an explosion of talent and one very tragic...

  • Top 90s Era Rappers Who Are Still Relevant
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    The 1990’s was the most crucial decade in the mainstream acceptance of hip hop as a viable art form. The genre’s fresh, energetic sound, coupled with an explosion of talent and one very tragic feud, allowed for rap music to assume a dominant position in popular culture. Some of the legendary acts that created the foundation for this success are still emceeing, and rapping with the same...
  • Young Mula: Rappers Who Got Rich Young
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    Rap is a young man’s game. No matter how much you may disagree, the fact remains that there are a good bit of rhymesayers who have secured their financial future from making a successful entry into the rap arena and conquering other avenues. Whether it’s starting a clothing line, appearing on the big and small screen or touring and associating with a music icon and one of the most...
  • Review: August Alsina's "Testimony"
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    2014 has been quite the year for debut albums thus far. Already, we’ve seen debut studio LPs from Cali artists Kid Ink, ScHoolboy Q, and YG. Now, about a year after he first splashed into mainstream Hip-hop/R&B, New Orleans singer August Alsina delivers his Def Jam debut album, Testimony. In 2013, Alsina released the radio-buzzing single “I Luv This Shit” featuring labelmate...
  • On the Come Up: Jigz the Flyer
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    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. You'll be able to check out some of their best...
  • 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...
  • 15 Dope Eminem Freestyles
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    Eminem is undoubtedly one of the best rappers of this generation, but his ability to freestyle it pretty untestable as well. His rhymes are intricate, complex, and sometimes just plain crazy. This list shows off Shady’s rare ability to spit off the cuff. Whether it has been in a group or rapping solo on a beat, the rapper embodies the art of freestyling.  From these frees, we see that Em'...
  • Fight Night: 10 Songs To Make You Rowdy
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    Whether you’re turning up, about to get in a brawl, or about to give up, music will never fail. Forget the sappy, slow inspirational songs. We’re talking about songs that get you amped, songs that get your blood flowing no matter what time of day. While we are not condoning violence in any way, we put together a list of the top ten songs you want to fight to. These songs will turn your...
  • When Rappers Attack: 10 Rapper/Fan Altercations
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    For as long as hip hop has been a part of popular culture, it has been one of the more interactive genres in music. But while most MCs like to make the crowd a part of the show, fans sometimes go to far in trying to get close to their favorite artist. Whether they're heckling or showing love, the stage has always been an "Enter at your own risk" zone. Rappers more often than not like to settle...
  • The Hip-Hop Lover's Guide To This Year's Music Festivals
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    Music festivals seem to be more popular than ever these days, causing hundreds of thousands of music enthusiast to splurge on passes, fly out of state or even the country, to camp outdoors and soak in live music alongside strangers in borderline unbearable heat for multiple days in a row. Festival season is now in full force with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival having kicked things...
  • Hottie Vs Hottie: Lola Monroe Vs Nicki Minaj, Hottest Female Rapper
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    Last week we pitted Rihanna and Teyana Taylor against each other in a Hotties Vs. battle. This week, we're having some rappers go head to head. We've selected some ladies who can definitely throw down on the mic-- and they're not too hard on the eyes either. Make sure to check out the full galleries of Lola Monroe and Nicki Minaj, and cast your vote! We also got a chance to speak to Lola Monroe...
  • Exclusive Interview: Jahlil Beats Talks On Working With No I.D & More
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    HNHH got the chance to shoot Jahlil Beats some questions recently. And Jahlil hasn't slowed down since blowing up and signing with Roc Nation. It's his grind and work ethic that's got him this far, since starting out as an unknown in Chester, Pennsylvania and now becoming one of the hottest producers in the game. How did he do it? Read our exclusive interview below, where we ask him how he...
  • Ask a Hottie: Twerk Challenge with Kip Force
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    Resident Hottie, Kip Force brings you our next installment of "Ask A Hottie", a video series where YOU get to make the decision on what our Hotties do on YouTube!  Simply send us your requests via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #AskAHottie.  Also feel free to let us know in the comments section below. This is a fun and sexy video series, with an emphasis on 'just for fun' -...
  • Review: Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic"
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    Defining a “classic” is no easy task. The first factor is obviously the quality of the music. Here we ask the basic questions: Are there any unnecessary tracks? Does the production impress without outshining the lyrics? The usual surface stuff that’s easy to assess on two full listens. After the surface level is cleared, an album has to separate itself from the pack. Most of the...
  • 15 âªHottest Mixtapes Of The Summer 2013
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    Now that the new scholastic year is upon us, the doors of summer have officially closed and it's back to reality. As such, we've decided to look back on some of the projects that helped define the warmer months of 2013, if only to prolong those chiller times for a moment.  To be clear, these aren't necessarily tapes that dropped in the midst of summer. We chose a range of mid-April to August to...
  • Exclusive Interview: Honey Cocaine Talks Linking Up With Tyga, "90's Gold" & More
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    After catching up with Tyga during his Careless World Tour, HNHH also took a moment to sit down with his Last Kings signee, Honey Cocaine.The young rapstress came on stage during Tyga's set and kept the energy high on stage, while performing her singles with T-Raw, including "Heisman." We asked her about initially linking up with the YMCMB rapper, her new tape 90's Gold, getting shot in Omaha,...
  • Classic Rotation: Big L's "Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous"
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    Big L was a New York ‘representer’ straight from the danger zone of Harlem, and in the words of my father, who hung out with the young Lamont Coleman in the 90’s: “Big L was a charismatic and cool cat back then. A humble hustler who had bars.” Prior to the classic Lifestylez Ov Da Poor and Dangerous, Big L made a name for himself as a problem in the battle...
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