Charts Don’t Lie: July 13

This week Trey Songz's Trigga makes its debut on the Billboard 200 at #1, giving Trey his second #1 album in a row, following up Chapter V. Although Chapter V sold more records in its opening week...

  • Charts Don’t Lie: July 13
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    This week Trey Songz's Trigga makes its debut on the Billboard 200 at #1, giving Trey his second #1 album in a row, following up Chapter V. Although Chapter V sold more records in its opening week (135k), Trigga came close under it with 105k. That's still a respectable follow up-- something we unfortunately cannot say about Robin Thicke. Thicke attained worldwide success with 2013's Blurred...
  • Review: Tyga's "Well Done 4" Mixtape
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    Tyga has been a very busy man. After banking more than a few racks after his massively successful 2011 strip club banger "Rack City", Tyga (aka Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson) has showed no signs of slowing down. The California native dropped his third album Hotel California earlier this year, and has decided to end 2013 on a strong note with the release of the fourth instalment in his Well Done...
  • 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...
  • Anti-Valentine's Mix: Strip Club Anthems
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    All the single guys out there know Valentine's is just another hallmark holiday, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the occasion. What better way to protest the couple-centric day, than to embrace your own bachelor-status with a night out at the old gentleman's club. While your friends are out buying expensive gifts for their wifeys on that 'Bands A Make Romance' tip, you'll be...
  • Mindless Behavior VIP Meet and Greet
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    HotNewHipHop and RUVilla have partnered up to give Mindless Behavior fans VIP treatment at their meet and greets this week, where the winner and a friend get to cut the line and take a photo with the group. Contest Rules: 1. Follow @HotNewHipHop and @RUVilla on Instagram2. Repost this photo and include the meet and greet you'd like to attend + #HNHHMB [Example: IL #HNHHMB]3. You're...
  • Samples Of The Week: July 10
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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...
  • BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Game's "Celebration" Featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Lil Wayne
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    Just after getting the CDQ version of Game's new single, which has some all-star features, behind-the-scenes pics surfaced online from the video shoot.The video shoot  went down at a park in L.A., and features the mandatory models as well as some low-riders. Although Weezy wasn't present for this part of the shooting, his portion is going to be shot in Miami. Check...
  • Review: Big K.R.I.T's "King Remembered in Time"
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    Ever resilient and defiant, Big K.R.I.T. drops K.R.I.T. (King Remembered in Time) for hip-hop heads to feast on. Placing a stake in Mississippi, K.R.I.T. presents a project to deliver his message that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the rap game. The Southern rapper's latest mixtape delivers quality lyrics and content along with showcasing his musicality, by producing the...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: March 30
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    After Charts Don't Lie took a hiatus last week, we are back again this week just in time to highlight three important debuts on the Billboard 200. YG's My Krazy Life, Kevin Gates' By Any Means and Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's Pinata. It may come as a surprise, but it appears as though Gangsta Gibbs & Madlib had the most underground release of all three-- we say surprise, because Gates'...
  • 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...
  • Charts Don't Lie: November 4th
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    This week's Charts Don't Lie finds Kendrick Lamar sitting atop the list for good reason. His debut album moved impressive amounts for a hip-hop album, and landed at #2, if it wasn't for Taylor Swift's enormous teen fan base, maybe we would have seen an emcee at #1. Either way, it's good to see fans supporting hip-hop artists. While other hip-hoppers are seeing only a decline after an initial...
  • Converse Release A $25,000 Pair Of Chuck Taylors
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    The Nate Lowman x Converse Chuck Taylor are a 1/21, which allegedly required 10 hours of work to finish just one pair; thus, warranting the $25,000 price tag. Get real Nate! Unless they're filled with diamonds, it doesn't matter if Nate spent 10 years constructing the shoes; 25k is just slightly out of my price range. 
  • Exclusive Interview: Nipsey Hussle Talks On His Partnership With DJ Skee, MMG, And What's Next
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    Last week Nipsey Hussle decided to let go X-tra Laps, which consisted of a slew of tracks that didn't make it onto The Marathon Continues, making his fans and blogs extremely happy. It also reminded us why we love Nipsey. We were able to reach him on the phone to talk about what the future holds, and also discuss his start in the rap game. Nipsey only recently partnered up with DJ Skee, the...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: May 8 to May 15
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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.We recently started a new Twitter account for this feature,...
  • 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:
  • 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...
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