Top Tracks Of The Week: March 23-30

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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood...

  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 23-30
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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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • Quick5: Logic Talks XXL Freshmen, The NBA Playoffs, Mac Miller's "Faces" Mixtape
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    For those just tuning in, "Quick5" is our new lightning-quick interview series, during which we'll be asking artists whatever five (quick) questions happen to be on our minds, each exchange clocking in at under two minutes. Emerging Maryland talent Logic is our second guest, and this particular segment finds him commenting on the 2014 XXL Freshman class, his favorite sneakers, the...
  • Review: Chris Brown’s "X-Files" EP
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    Chris Brown's new X-Files EP features six brand new tracks that didn't make the final cut for his highly anticipated yet perpetually delayed album X. Although the singer has attempted to distance himself from the media lens and his missteps outside of entertaining, for many listeners, the line between his personal life and his music will remain forever blurred. The EP dropped...
  • Hottest Singles Of 2013
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    Another stellar year for hip-hop. As the digital market continued to flourish, singles did accordingly. From Chicago trap to New York boom-bap to Houston trill, it’s all here. Not only were the year’s top singles diverse, but their marketing tactics were unique as well (take Kanye’s “New Slaves”, for example). It is no surprise that Kendrick Lamar and DJ Mustard had...
  • Win Free Tickets to HOT 97's Summer Jam XX
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    It's simple... 1. Follow HNHH on Facebook and Twitter by clicking below.  2. a) ENTER VIA FACEBOOK: Tell us why we should send you to Summer Jam XX in the comments section below. b) ENTER VIA TWITTER: Tweet @HotNewHipHop with hashtags #HNHHSummer & #SJXX3. You're automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to attend this summer's biggest Hip Hop event, SJXX!  At random,...
  • 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...
  • Rebirth Pt. 2: The Evolution Of A Rap Collaboration
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    Competition breeds success. No disrespect to Drake, but this motto could trump Y.O.L.O. So much so that, in hip-hop, the saying can be modified to read “competition breeds superiority.” Nowhere is that more present than in the situation known as the collaboration. Following up last week's discussion of a rap group, we now turn to look at how the idea of a 'collaboration' has evolved...
  • HOT97 Summer Jam XX Recap: Festival Village With Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg & More!
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    The Festival Village stage was a special event for HNHH, as we actually served as a sponsor, and had our own tent at the show. So not only did we get to take in all the performances, but also had Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg, and Action Bronson stop by the tent for autographs and interviews. The first performer of the day started off with some of the most brutal honesty we heard on-stage. "Y'all might not...
  • 10 Most Infamous Catfights In Hip-Hop
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    Beefs between rappers in hip hop are nothing new. Through the years we’ve seen infamous rivalries in the rap world, the most prominent being 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G’s East Coast/West Coast feud and perhaps the Jay Z and Nas New York rap war. Likened to these beefs are the numerous catfights that have occurred over the years in hip hop, although catfights never seem to make quite...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 22-28)
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    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities. This...
  • Review: Yo Gotti's "I Am"
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    “I am the struggle. I am the hustle. I am the city. I’m the pot in the kitchen.” Yo Gotti raps on the title track of his latest album, I Am. The self-proclaimed king of Memphis has been involved in the trap game for a while now, and he has much to share, telling stories through out his new album, I Am. Gotti‘s strong southern influence is clearly shown throughout the...
  • Underrated Audio: February  1- February 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.  This week we seem to accidentally have a MidWest theme going on, with tracks from various Detroit and Chicago...
  • Pharrell Sightings
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    Pharrell's large hat at the Grammys got just about everyone talking, and has become a famous entity in and of itself. However many people have figured out by now that the hat was actually paying homage to the 1982 music video from Malcolm McLaren and the World's Famous Supreme Team, "Buffalo Gals".  We've decided to put together a quick gallery of Pharrell's hat through out...
  • Review: Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2"
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    The Marshall Mathers LP dropped in 2000 and became the fastest selling solo album of all time, influencing a whole generation of artists with its unique and in-depth look into the bizarre world of Eminem. The album was sandwiched in between Slim Shady LP and The Eminem Show – two other classic albums that are every bit as influential today as they were a decade ago. The same cannot be said of...
  • 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...
  • 15 Musical Hits From The Bong
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    Before you get on to reading, I feel a responsibility as this list's writer to inform the reading public that marijuana is bad. If you smoke it, you will get pregnant and/or die.  That being said, if you do choose to smoke the devil's lettuce in honor of the Waldos, here are a few ground rules: DO NOT talk about the last time you were high. Soon enough, these conversations will...
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