Top News Stories Of 2013

2013. What a year. There was a bit of the old, with veterans making major moves in front of and behind the mic, as well as keeping their relationship with law enforcement afloat. A bit of the new,...

  • Top News Stories Of 2013
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    2013. What a year. There was a bit of the old, with veterans making major moves in front of and behind the mic, as well as keeping their relationship with law enforcement afloat. A bit of the new, with a host of MC’s coming to kicking off their rookie year as well as some leaving us all too soon. A bit of the unexpected, with former child stars bringing a freaky dance to the mainstream and...
  • Samples Of The Week: February 20
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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...
  • Tiffany x Yeezy Customs Surface
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    Big time sneaker customizer Mache combined two of the most recently talked about releases and combined them on a private order. The Nike Air Yeezy II got the Tiffany makeover, with a teal and black build that you'll either love or hate. How do you guys feel about it? Cop or Not? 
  • HotNewHipHop Presents Summer Jam's Festival Village: Meet The Artists, Win Tickets
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    With Summer Jam 20 around the corner, HotNewHipHop.com is heating up the summer as this year's presenting sponsor for the SJXX Festival Village.  The HNHH team will be present and on-site, bringing you a live stream of the entire event. Attendees, make sure to pass by the official HotNewHipHop tent, where festival Village headliners Action Bronson, A$AP Ferg and Kid Ink, will be hanging...
  • Underrated Audio: June 4-10
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    With the hectic-ness that was HOT 97's Summer Jam UA was missing from the site last week. Nonetheless, today we return in full force looking back at tracks that were posted within the past fourteen days instead of seven, because as usual, more than a few dope cuts have gone overlooked. From the still-slept-on song-maker The-Dream, to rising New York rapper Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, we've got...
  • Review: Tyler, The Creator's "Wolf"
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    Tyler, the Creator's previous two solo projects were critically-acclaimed pieces of work. The success of Bastard and Goblin allowed him to garner the crazed fan base that follow his every move, but with Wolf, the Los Angeles native has moved on to something new. Instead of the usual six-minute intro track where he discusses his angst-filled life with his shrink and...
  • Review: 50 Cent's "The Lost Tape"
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    50 Cent is no stranger to controversy, having feuded with just about every big name in the hip hop game. However, his latest mixtape shows that for all his enemies, Fifty’s made the right friends. The Lost Tape boasts some impressive features, most notably Snoop and Eminem, and introduces a more thoughtful, mature sound from Fifty – He’s come a long way from his “Candyshop” days.Fifty...
  • Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Acquires MOG Music Stream Service
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    Dr. Dre's popular headphone company, Beats Electronics, has officially acquired MOG, a digital music service for streaming music.MOG, which offers music to stream of the latest releases on-demand (the service has a catalog of 16 million songs), has joined forces with the Beats Electronics company in an effort for the company to continue moving...
  • Underrated Audio: September 25- October 1
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    It's already October in this bitch. Shieeet. I don't mind though, October is my favorite month, and not just 'cause it contains my birthday. Here a few examples of all the good shit that happens in October: Boardwalk Empire started back up, Halloween, Kendrick Lamar's album, Meek Mill's album... you get the point. Yesssir, let's enjoy this month. Evidence- Sakura Feat. Planet Asia I was...
  • Review: Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 2"
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    The day after his 25th birthday Meek Mill released Dreamchasers 2. In one day, it became the most downloaded mixtape in recorded history. It seems the sleeper has awoken, and the dream’s become reality. Once upon a time, the Maybach Music Empire was just one man hustlin’. Metaphorical bricks flipped, multiplied and the roster grew into a trinity. Rick Ross signed Wale and Meek Mill in...
  • Underrated Audio: August 17-23
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    We got quite a few new mixtapes this week, including one really big one from Dizzy Wright, The Golden Age. The tape has been getting Dizzy a lot of love, which is definitely a good thing for the Las Vegas emcee on his grind, and the project is probably his most high-profile yet. As another week wraps up, peep five records that dropped over the past seven days which weren't racking up views like...
  • Curren$y Explains How His Native City Is New Orleans But He Reps Chicago With His New Era Cap
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    Curren$y may be a New Orleans native, but he gets love around the world, in particular, from Chicago. Spitta talks about the city he was raised in, as well as his adopted city, Chicago, and how he wears his allegiance to the Chi for New Era's MLB campaign. The brand's #WearYourAllegiance campaign talks to different rappers, including the Hot Spitta, about where their allegiance lies-- and how...
  • Samples Of The Week: January 30
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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...
  • Rappers React To The Seahawks Winning The Super Bowl
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    Everyone was tuned in last night to the Super Bowl XLVIII, as the Seattle Seahawks seemed to easily beat the Denver Broncos, making many fans either extremely frustrated or extremely happy, depending on which side you were on. Although the Broncos managed to score some points in the latter half of the game, it was by no means enough to catch up to the Seahawks, who by that time were far...
  • The NBA's Top 10 Point Guards
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    The days of slowing it down and pounding the ball inside are all but gone.  Dominant bigs have been replaced by speedy, ultra-talented guards half their size.  Coaches are trotting out smaller and smaller lineups in an attempt to match up.  We may have more elite point guards in the league now than ever before, which made compiling this list challenging.  Sure to upset some readers by...
  • All Access At Summer Jam XX 2013
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    So we've showed you the main stage and the Festival Village, now it's time to take you backstage at Summer Jam XX 2013.  Can't really say much about backstage, it's TOP SECRET! We will however give a BIG shout out to Method Man, J.Cole, Joe Budden, Wale, Schoolboy-Q , Ab-Soul, Peter Rosenberg, Miguel, Cypher Sounds, Trinidad Jame$, U-God, Masta Killah, Raekwon, Funk Master Flex, GZA, Meek...
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