Samples Of The Week: March 6

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: March 6
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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...
  • 10 Best Rappers Who Act
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    Rapping and acting have gone hand-in-hand since the days of Krush Groove. Pioneers like Heavy D, 2-Pac, LL Cool J and Queen Latifah made the move not only acceptable but honorable as well. Since then not only have rappers added to their accolades by hitting the silver screen, others have stepped off the stage and grabbed the mic in turn. What follows is a list highlighting the current kings of...
  • Disappointing Projects Of 2013
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    2013 was a great year for hip-hop fans. Pusha T finally released his long-awaited debut album My Name Is My Name and did not disappoint his fans. Kanye West christened himself a deity with Yeezus. J. Cole went back to his roots with his sophomore album Born Sinner and proved that Jay Z and Roc Nation were right in signing him. Drake’s Nothing Was The Same helped solidify him as one of the...
  • Chaining Day: Roc-A-Fella
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    Chaining days have always been a great ritual in hip-hop. So much so, that Kanye West made it the grande finale of his music video for "Through The Wire", his first major single. Last night  bossman Jay Z of ROCNATION presented J. Cole with an original Roc-A-Fella chain. A sign of respect and gift for the 29th birthday of the rapper. Do you remember who else has a Roc-A-Fella chain? We...
  • Origins: Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
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    The songwriting process in rap can sometimes be hard to follow. With the use of sampling, and the genre's increasingly collaborative production methods, breaking down the construction of songs can become convoluted. Unless you're in the studio, a close reading of the liner notes is the most accurate representation of what went into the music presented on record.  We've gone through the NWTS...
  • Samples Of The Week: March 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...
  • WEED TALK With Smoke DZA: Blunts Vs. Papers, Favorite Strain, Being The "KushedGod" & More
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    Photos By Cyril Agard & Kevin Mo. We had the opportunity to chill backstage during Wiz Khalifa and ASAP Rocky's Under The Influence Tour, and encountered Smoke DZA in his usual state (high) doing what he usually does (blazing). You know we had to pick the KushedGod's brain, and what better subject to tackle than weed? The master told us about perfecting his rolling...
  • Review: Fabolous' "Soul Tape 3" Mixtape
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    In November, Atlanta rapper Trinidad James caused a firestorm with comments he made while performing in Brooklyn, New York City. After multiple rappers (most notably Maino) called him out for stating that ATL rappers run NYC musically, the Def Jam signee finally admitted he chose the wrong venue. Veteran Brooklyn rapper Fabolous chose not to respond to James publicly, instead choosing to let...
  • HNHH Hashtagged Hotties: Female DJs Edition
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    The only thing better than a great DJ is a great DJ that looks good doing it! We've put together a gallery of some of the sexiest spinners in the game, complete with links to their Twitters and Instagrams. So make sure to Instafollow these girls to get your fix of hot mixes and even hotter photos. Follow HNHH on Instagram:
  • HNHH 100K YouTube Giveaway: Win $10,000 & Artist Promotion
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    JUST ASK HNHH YOUTUBE!To Enter, subscribe to HNHH on YouTube!  Then simply ask HNHH YouTube what you want by entering any of the comments below! - "I want $10,000 from HNHH YouTube!" - "I want my song promoted HNHH YouTube!" - "I want my mixtape promoted HNHH YouTube!" - "I want my music video on HNHH YouTube!" - "I want concert tickets from HNHH YouTube!" - "I want clothes and...
  • Ask a Hottie: Hula Hoop Challenge with Kip Force
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    Resident Hottie, Kip Force is bringing 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! We want to make learning fun, with our Hotties teaching you useful tips in the hottest way possible. Simply send us your requests via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #AskAHottie.  Also feel free to let...
  • Underrated Audio: March 1- March 7
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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. If you check the site every day, you know there was a bit of drought when it comes to VERY HOTTTTT records, but all...
  • 9 Creative Rappers You Should Know About
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    In the age of the internet it seems everybody can be a rapper, or at least make a feeble attempt at so doing. It may seem hard to find real talent with the game cluttered by generic, wanna-be, or insignificant rappers. That's not to say that ill emcees don't exist out there-- they obviously do, but sometimes they get overlooked 'cause some mainstream fish...
  • 16 People Rick Ross Thinks He Is
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    Rick Ross has a well-documented case of multiple personality disorder. Sure, plenty of rappers compare themselves to athletes, characters, and mobsters, but Rozay takes it to a whole new level.  From his rap name, to his song titles, to his recurring "I think I'm..." punchlines, Ross is always looking for new personas to take on. Mastermind was scheduled to drop today, so in its absence we've...
  • 21 Rapper Yearbook Photos
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    Now that it's officially back-to-school season, we decided to take a look at what some of your favorite rappers were looking like when they were still in school. Before most of these artists made it big in the rap game, they were getting educated. Part of any education is school photos-- as much as people usually hate getting them done, that's school life.  Procrastinate on any impending...
  • Rihanna Courtside At A Lakers Game, Stares At Cheerleaders (Photos)
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    Rihanna has had some spare time on her hands lately since coming off tour, and has been taking in some Lakers games at the Staples Center. Last week she watched the Lake Show take on the Golden State Warriors, and spent some of the time chatting up a young fan sitting beside her.   Yesterday, RiRi showed up for the Lakers game against the upstart Blazers and brought her brother, Rajad, as her...
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