Hip-Hop Ink: Gang Tattoos Explained

In recent years, hip-hop artists have become more and more tatted as the trend continues to grow. Once upon a time, the average rapper may have had a few selective tats on their bodies, but it's now...

  • Hip-Hop Ink: Gang Tattoos Explained
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    In recent years, hip-hop artists have become more and more tatted as the trend continues to grow. Once upon a time, the average rapper may have had a few selective tats on their bodies, but it's now a usual sight to see emcees with fully tatted chests, sleeves, backs and even tattoos on the face. Artists such as 50 Cent, Tyga, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa exhibit this perfectly. The choice of...
  • Top Hip-Hop Club Bangers Of The Past Decade
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    There is somewhat of a divide between a club banger and a mainstream, popular hip-hop song, however, often times, the two overlap. The ever trust-worthy Urban Dictionary describes “club banger” as a term “used to describe a song to get all da bitches in the club movin. A song that makes you jump at a party.” These so called club bangers are played excessively at night...
  • Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015
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    2014 is over and done with, and we the hip-hop community are moving onto greater endeavors. After an overall mediocre year for rap albums, 2015 is destined to be different. Hip-hop's biggest names are all scheduled to release albums this year, and the timing could not be more right. Today, who better than Rae Sremmurd to kick off the new year of releases with their debut album, Sremm Life. Only...
  • A History Of YMCMB Label Drama
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    Cash Money is an indisputable empire, and at the helm, sits Birdman--and, behind the scenes, his brother Slim. In its nearly 25 years of existence, Cash Money has become one of the most successful hip-hop labels of all-time, though many of its living legends look back on their Cash Money days with disdain. When Cash Money and Young Money joined forces, the empire looked to be unstoppable. Now, it...
  • Contest: Win Tickets To Lil Durk's NYC Show Tonight
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    Last month Lil Durk announced his "Everywhere I Go" tour dates, which found the rapper hitting both the South and the East Coast. Today Lil Durk is bringing his "Everywhere I Go" tour to New York, and if you live in the city and don't have plans tonight we got you-- we're giving away a pair of tickets to tonight's show, put on by Live Nation. The NYC show goes down at Gramercy Theatre tonight,...
  • Samples Of The Week: February 19
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    With an unexpectedly sample-heavy release from Drake blowing up your newsfeeds all week, we have a wealth of tracks to pick from for Samples Of The Week. We could've easily devoted this entire thing to If You're Reading This It's Too Late, but we thought we'd spare you another feature article on Drake. Still, one or two songs from the tape are included on here. Elsewhere, CyHi The Prynce...
  • Remix Fix: Team Supreme Takes On Tweet & Missy Elliott's "Oops"
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    In 2002, one-hit-wonder Tweet, dropped that one hit that jumped to number one on Billboard' hip hop chart and all the way to lucky number seven on the hot 100 chart. "Oops" featuring the Queen of the millennium, Missy Elliot, and produced by Timbaland, was played more on the radio than any other hit that year (if my memory serves me correctly), as it was remixed by several star rappers like...
  • Review: Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"
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    Every rapper that can be considered in the G.O.A.T. debate eventually hits a wall.  This drop-off point comes for everyone and leads their stans to add qualifiers to their respective "best all time" arguments, "Of course, I'm talking about Jay-Z from Reasonable Doubt to Black Album, Eminem pre-Encore, etc."  Weezy's GOAT argument comes with  more qualifiers than just about any other....
  • 5 Times The Grammys Got 'Best Rap Album' Right
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    The Grammys are coming right up, and we'll have the pleasure of watching Iggy Azealia, Common, Eminem, Childish Gambino, Schoolboy Q or Wiz Khalifa take home an award for the 'Best Rap Album.' In the past, the Grammys have picked some albums that had everyone scratching their head, but they've also got it right a few times. We're going to focus on those instances with this list. After last...
  • Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: February 21]
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    Want your music video promoted and featured on HNHH? Submit your original music video for the chance to be posted on HNHH's YouTube channel and in our video section.   This week's winner is J.R., with his video for "Slums of The City." Watch it below. To view other past winners click HERE. What you get:- Your music video will be Posted on the HNHH's Youtube Channel and...
  • 5 Reasons "Dark Sky Paradise" Will Be Big Sean's Best Album Yet
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    For one reason or another, Big Sean has yet to achieve that "classic album" status that's so sought after in hip-hop. Finally Famous was a charming debut, but by no means substantial enough to deserve that label. His last project, 2013's Hall Of Fame, was primed to be "classic" (what with its lofty title and Sean's use of that fickle C-word in at least three pre-release interviews), but...
  • Ranking Eminem's 8 Albums From Worst To Best
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    It's written in hip-hop lore: The story of a Detroit kid who fought severe personal poverty in hip-hop's battle underground, all the way to mainstream dominance. There's arguably been no other hip-hop star that's reached the level of cultural omnipresence that Eminem has at the turn of the millennium. He was hip-hop's greatest hopes and society's biggest fears all in one. Eminem did this both...
  • Ranking Nas' 12 Albums From Worst To Best
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    Before Kendrick Lamar raised the bar with good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kanye West walked with Jesus, and the deadly East-West Coast rivalry, there was a young kid observing life and crime through his project window. That kid, who would initially start out as Kid Wave and then adopt the moniker Nas, gradually became molded and hardened by the effects of the crack era and Rudy Giuliani's...
  • Top 10 Predictions For 2015
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    2014 was a relatively quiet year for music. It almost felt like the first half of the year was dedicated to the remnants of 2013 (so we had Young Thug continue to blow up, all the Drake leftovers) and the second half was a build up to next year (we received no Lil Wayne or Kendrick Lamar album, etc). Nonetheless, the year is ending on a high note, with albums from J. Cole, PRhyme, Wu-Tang...
  • Top 30 DJs In Hip-Hop Right Now
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    If Def Jam taught us anything, it's to respect the DJ. The DJ is responsible for the perpetuation of the art form that is hip-hop. Without DJs, there'd be no medium for the streets and masses to access the music they crave. While many claim the title of DJ, few claim the throne, and only 30 can make the cut as the most influential tastemakers in the business. Even casual hip-hop fans may...
  • Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" By The Numbers
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    Now that we've spent the day listening to Drake's new album If You're Reading This It's Too Late and thoroughly dissecting it, we're presenting you with an informative graphic that breaks down the album into simple mathematics. If you've had the chance to stream the project yet, you know that the 6 God doesn't fail to rep the Six heavily through out, as well as few other familiar topics;...
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