140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Feb. 8-14)

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...

  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Feb. 8-14)
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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...
  • 10 Hottest Upcoming Fall Albums
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    Feeling the back to school/work doldrums now that summer is disappearing into the rear view mirror of your whip?  Don't worry, just because the hot weather is nearly gone doesn't mean there aren't hot albums on the horizon (even if you have to play them in your ride with the top up). HotNewHipHop compiled a list of ten of the hottest LPs dropping this fall, some with...
  • It's Yo Birthday: Top 10 Nelly Tracks
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    Entrepreneur, actor, and Grammy Award winning recording artist, Nelly has become a brand due to giving listeners chart-topping hit after hit while maintaining impressive album sales. Ruling the early 2000’s with his smooth flow, southern swag, catchy hooks, and strong verses, the Texas-born rapper turns 38 today.  In honor of the MO legend's birthday, we are taking a look at ten of his best...
  • Review: J. Cole's "Born Sinner"
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    Cole World: The Sideline Story was considered somewhat of a disappointment to fans who really knew the raw talent that J. Cole posseses. The storyteller and the street smart rapper that fans loved was missing in his debut album. This time around Cole delivers a more cohesive project, with tracks easily flowing one by one to create a complete concept: Born Sinner. He comes on strong with the...
  • 10 Rappers In Love
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    This year we've seen several notable rappers lock down a lady lover, either by an engagement, a baby or both. This past year brought on engagements between Future and Ciara, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Macklemore and his girl Tricia Davis, plus Big Sean & Naya Rivera-- to name a few. Love appears to be in the rapper air, and to commend this we've created a photo gallery of various rappers...
  • Fantastic Flows Follow Up: MCs With The Best Flows
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    Two days back we had an article about the origins of certain flows, and some of our ever reliable commenters took it to be some sort of ranking of the best flows, which was not the case. The entire point of the article was to point out that some flows are influenced by region, and some by other artists. It was in no way a ranking of the best flows, yet the internet kids kept yelling "HOW IZ WIZ...
  • Thanksgiving TWERKY
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    It's Thanksgiving today, so while you enjoy your day off with family and friends and probably some turkey, you can also waste time by clicking through our twerky gifs! Not much to explain here, just something (sort of) festive for the holiday. Who doesn't enjoy a good Thanksgiving twerk? We hope that Miley Cyrus one doesn't turn you off turkey completely though. For a more subdued holiday...
  • Top 15 "Apache" Samples: The Evolution Of One Of Hip Hop's Most Well Known Instrumentals
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    Hip Hop’s favorite sample has the least Hip Hop origins. Jerry Lordan, a British RAF veteran and part-time songwriter, was inspired by the story Massai - who was the last Apache left after Chief Geronimo surrendered New Mexico to the United States. Lordan composed the riff and legendary British guitarist Bert Weedon originally recorded it. The veteran didn’t like Weedon’s...
  • The Beat Konducta: Madlib's Best Collaborations
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    With his dusty, warped, sample-heavy sound almost instantly recognizable at this point, Madlib has carved out quite a niche for himself in the underground hip-hop world. First emerging in the '90s with his group Lootpack, he's gone on to rap under the name Quasimoto, play jazz as Yesterday's New Quintet, release his Medicine Show series of concept-driven beat tapes, and of course, collaborate...
  • Hotties Fight Club - Featuring Miss VVV
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    HNHH went to the canvas to do a shoot with the lovely Miss VVV.  Although, nothing short of a Pacquiao and Mayweather fight would save boxing at this point, we thought this gallery might be a step in the right direction. Model:  Miss VVV - who also happens to be a certified yoga instructor and co-hosts a Hip Hop radio program in Montreal....
  • 15 Spooky Rap Videos
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    Halloween is less than 48 hours away at this point and it's about time for us to offer up some of what we think are the creepiest, spookiest, most disturbing rap videos ever made. There isn't any particular order here, but this list is sure to get you in the mood for the biggest fright night of the year. Happy Halloween and enjoy!
  • The Baddest B-Sides
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    The term B-sides comes from the vinyl record days, when artists would release a single, then put a little extra something on the reverse side for the fans. The tradition didn't stop when music moved to CDs, as artists would throw an extra track or two that didn't make the album on the singles disc (remember those for $2 at Strawberry's?). Now, in the mixtape era, there a lot more B-sides, and...
  • 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...
  • Hottest Mixtapes Of 2013
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    Mixtapes are a staple within the hip-hop genre, and as the genre continues to evolve with the advances of technology (aka the internet), so are mixtapes. Rappers are constantly trying to outdo each other in the mixtape game, whether it be creating completely original projects, unique concepts or joint efforts, and roll-outs to intrigue fans. Mixtapes often serve as a great introductions to a...
  • Hottie VS Hottie: Rihanna VS Teyana Taylor
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    A few weeks ago, Teyana Taylor posted an Instagram video on her account singing Anita Baker's "Caught In The Rapture". Having noticed the video a few days ago, Rihanna posted an unconventional response, that being a video of her male hair stylist singing the same song in a wig and a snapback. The situation quickly escalated into a heated Twitter beef, and although it's since simmered, we've...
  • Breakthrough Artists Of 2013
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    As the Internet expands and social media continues to bring us all closer together, more and more artists are able to attain widespread exposure, for better or worse. Not only are we introduced to new voices every year, progressively-minded veterans continue to join the digital renaissance as well, and there are those who distinguish themselves from the pack, leaving a greater impression than...
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