How Hip-Hop Has Permeated Pop Culture

Emerging from the ghettos of New York City, specifically the Bronx, in the '70's, Hip-Hop became the voice for a people who had been ignored for too long. It echoed the conditions African- Americans...

  • How Hip-Hop Has Permeated Pop Culture
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    Emerging from the ghettos of New York City, specifically the Bronx, in the '70's, Hip-Hop became the voice for a people who had been ignored for too long. It echoed the conditions African- Americans were living in - and still are, to an extent - and their daily struggles. Acts like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five laid down the roots for what would become, slowly, the genre that permeated...
  • On The Come Up: QuESt
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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: Common "Nobody's Smiling"
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    A mostly levelheaded veteran who’s open about his distant relationship with Chicago, Common is the only 30-plus rapper who could’ve made a Nobody’s Smiling. And this goes beyond the conscious label or being a representative of “real hip-hop.” Common’s best works have been guided by a sense of empathy whether it’s through his famous personification of...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec. 2-8
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    This 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 Rick Ross, Jay Z, Future, and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in...
  • Drake's Girls: Maliah Michel Vs. The Girl That Got Away
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    Drake is well known for his over-sharing verses when it comes to the women in his life. One of the names that came up on NWTS was "Courtney from Hooters on Peachtree," which was apparently enough information for the internet to find the girl he was talking about in a day. Another one of the women we've heard him mention (on top of starring in his "Find Your Love" video) is vixen Maliah...
  • Tanyka Renee: HNHH Exclusive Hotties Photoshoot (Video)
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    Becoming a recognizable face to millions around the globe, Tanyka Renee is making her mark in the fitness world. Her background as a model and  professional athlete has allowed her to travel the globe and be featured in different media outlets like Playboy, NY Post, Rachael Ray, MTV, Vogue Online and many more. Not satisfied with her first degree in Marketing, she took things even...
  • Is FKA Twigs The New Aaliyah?
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    No, Tahlia Bennett, the artist formerly known as Twigs is not actually Aaliyah — I would never pigeonhole her artistry with such a blanket comparison. I also could never put Aaliyah’s entire legacy and everything she’s worth to my generation into a nice, neat, compartmented box. But beyond the fact that they both have consistently made incredible music; there are so many various...
  • Debate: Was Total Slaughter Bad For Battle Rap?
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    Buzz remains consistent for Total Slaughter, the first event in Shady/Aftermath's pay-per-view rap battle series. At two weeks past, the novelty of the event has waned somewhat, but the sour reception from that night persists. @ERSCtho @MurdaMookez @TotalSlaughter this is why totalslaughter shouldnt exist. because you bring fans like this in the culture — Hylas Maliki (@Ofay_Watcher)...
  • 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....
  • Hashtagged Hotties 9: Girls To Follow On Instagram
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    Looking to spice up your Instagram feed? We have you covered. In our latest edition of Hashtagged Hotties, we've compiled a list of 8 beautiful women you can follow right now! Follow HNHH on Instagram:
  • Review: Rick Ross' "Mastermind" Album
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    In the last two years between his last album and now, Rick Ross has been through a lot, including surviving a targeted hit on his life. Critics bashed God Forgives, I Don’t and many wondered if Ross had peaked too soon and lost his touch. After numerous setbacks and delays, the bawse is back with his sixth album to prove that he’s a man with nine lives and a rapper with hits for...
  • Lil Bibby Discusses Upcoming EP "The Book", Buying A House In Chicago & More
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    Lil Bibby is quickly catapulting into rap fame following the release of his debut project, Free Crack, in November. The mixtape had already built up a strong amount of anticipation before it was released, thanks in most part to a co-sign from Drake, however, after the tape dropped and everyone heard just how dope Bibby's ear for production and bars are, plenty more hopped on the bandwagon. Soon...
  • Sasha Del Valle: HNHH Exclusive Hotties Photoshoot (Video)
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    You might remember Sasha Del Valle as Princess from 50 Cent's directorial debut "Before I Self Destruct". The 23 year old model has also done work in music videos, with some notable appearances in Jay-Z's "Roc Boyz", and G-Unit's "Rider Pt. 2", as well as showing up in the pages of XXL and King magazine. Sasha is definitely an up and comer in the vixen game, and came through to HNHH for an...
  • 20 Rap Selfies
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    Selfies are now a worldwide phenomenon. Yes, turning the camera on yourself has become an extremely popular act of our generation. Whether it's to show off your new look, a dope location or just to share your current emotion. We love selfies. But don't think it's just the average Joe like all of us who love taking them. Rappers are very partial to selfies too and not afraid to pull out their...
  • Graciii3: HNHH Exclusive Hotties Photoshoot (Video)
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    This Jersey-raised Asian goddess is best known for appearing in Nick Cannon's WILD'N OUT, as well as Meek Mill's "Burn" video. She's got a striking side-shave haircut that reminds of Cassie, as well as some sexy tattoos. You may be surprised that not only does Graciii3 rock Jordan's on the regular, but she's a self-described sneaker head! Graciii3 stopped by HNHH studios for an exclusive...
  • Rap By Numbers: A Break Down Of Hip-Hop Sales & More
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    Since it's evolution from the late 1980s, hip-hop music has gone from strength to strength. Nothing tells the story of this success better than seeing the facts by numbers. We often hear about first week album sales, and then there's always Forbes annual break-down of the wealthiest celebrities, but after that, we forget about it. Today we're giving you all the data you could possibly absorb in...
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