Crew Love: Odd Future

OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), more commonly referred to as Odd Future, made a huge splash in the rap world when they burst onto the scene in late 2009 with crew leader Tyler, the...

  • Crew Love: Odd Future
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    OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), more commonly referred to as Odd Future, made a huge splash in the rap world when they burst onto the scene in late 2009 with crew leader Tyler, the Creator's critically-acclaimed Bastard mixtape. Bringing dark, lo-fi sonics, even darker lyrics and off-kilter humor to the table, the rest of the crew would soon follow him into the...
  • Samples Of The Week: June 26
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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...
  • Underrated Audio: October 30- November 5
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    With everyone going into election-look-at-me-vote mode today, here are some songs to just vibe out too once you've had enough Obama or Romney talk for the day. I know my quota is almost full.Sir Michael Rocks- LVL 1 Feat. Shorty K & Tris J It's a TPC affair on this cut, and I'm enjoying it. I wanna join the clique. Sir Michael Rocks gives shine to his crew members Shorty K and Tris J. While...
  • Review: Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies' "Fresh Veggies"
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    More than two years ago Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies teamed up for the first time together on “Duckin N Dodgin,” which winded up on Fresh’s The Otherside Redux. The song pitted the two up and coming rappers together and although they were from different time zones, the chemistry between the two was obvious. Fast-forward to the present. Rockie Fresh found a home on Rick...
  • 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...
  • XXL Freshmen Tour: NYC (Gallery)
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    Monday night at the Best Buy theater in NYC, 9 of the 12 XXL Freshmen took the stage for a very special performance. HotNewHipHop was at the high-energy show, and we've got a full gallery of photos to prove it.Apart from memorable performances from up-and-coming rappers like Kevin Gates, Lil Bibby, and Rich Homie Quan, plenty of surprise guests also graced the stage. Kid Ink made an appearance...
  • Review: Wiz Khalifa's "Taylor Allderdice"
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    There's a certain dilemma rappers face when they finally break out of the underground, releasing mixtape after mixtape (which provides them with no financial compensation): how do you expand your newfound fanbase without neglecting the loyal supporters who were there with you from the beginning? Such was the problem that graced Pittsburgh stoner Wiz Khalifa, whose 2010 mixtape Kush N Orange Juice...
  • Ray J Taking Shots At Kanye West & Kim K With New Cover Art & Single "I Hit It First"?
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    Ray J's new cover art and single title are currently making waves in the blogosphere for their equally outrageous content. The title, "I Hit It First," may give you some indication that we're going to be getting something referring to his ex, Kim Kardashian, and the cover art makes it even clearer, if we weren't sure at first. Ray J looks like he'll be throwing some shade Kanye West...
  • Review: Chief Keef's "Almighty So"
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    "They want that old Sosa… for what doe?" Well, for good reason. Chief Keef ran into some icebergs with Bang Pt. 2, and the ship continues to sink. The same qualities that were present on his last mixtape reappear on Almighty So. Poor mixing and sloppy delivery continue to cloud the highlights. Thankfully the beats were banging, or else this mixtape would have been a lot worse. Almighty...
  • Review: Snoop Lion's "Reincarnated"
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    2012 was an eye-opening year for Snoop Dogg. So much so that the West Coast rapper held a press conference in July to publicly announce that, after spending some time in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, he was a changed man. Snoop declared he was leaving the gangsta-image alone to adopt the ways and culture of a Rastafarian. There was just one problem: Dog is a derogatory term in Jamaican...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: May 22 to May 29
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    Dissecting the funniest, most entertaining, and outrageous tweets from some of the biggest names in rap who are on Twitter.  Twitter is intriguing to fans because it offers an un-buffered forum into the minds of some of your favorite artists.  The material is often raw and unfiltered, and lucky for us, most of these guys have no filter.Check out the article's Twitter account here.  If you...
  • HNHH's "Hottest Of 2013": Year End Lists Are Here
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    We break down all the biggest categories in Hip Hop and R&B, including songs, mixtapes, albums, videos and everything in between (including Trolls).  Peep the official schedule for each of the lists below.  So who made the Hottest Lists for 2013? Click each of the images below as HNHH's "Hottest Of 2013" Lists become available. Use the official Hashtag on Twitter #HOTNEW13. Dec. 3...
  • Best Album Covers Of 2013
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    2013 wasn't just a good year for music, we also saw some great and memorable album covers. Artwork is an important aspect of any project, as art will likely draw a listener in off first glance and can also give you an idea of what's to come-- themes can often be represented in the art, but then again, sometimes art is drawn up for pure jokes-- both instances are seen in this countdown. As...
  • HotNewHipHop's Top Trolls Of 2013
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    We at HotNewHipHop are quite aware of our user community, which is very unique in and of itself. If you're on HNHH every day, you get used to seeing certain users all up in the comments, blasting their opinion or inciting arguments. We enjoy the colorful commentary you guys leave on all our posts, albeit we do have some trolls that get out of hand at times, but most of all, it's you guys who keep...
  • Crew Love: Pro Era
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    Last week, Pro Era released the triumphant sequel to their debut mixtape, 2012's The Secc$ Tap.e. The new tape, showcasing tracks from up-and-comers like Dessy Hinds, Rokamouth and Nyck Caution as well as the crew's more established stars (Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly and Kirk Knight), proves that Pro Era is one of the deepest crews in the game right now. Rising to prominence with group leader Joey...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: September 22
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    This past week The Weeknd dominated the charts, although he was outshone only by country star Keith Urban. The race between the country star and r'n'b star was a close one, with 3,000 units making the difference for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200. The race was so close, in fact, that Drizzy and The Weeknd prematurely celebrated, when Drake congratulated his friend at his recent L.A. show....
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