• Get To Know Tinashe: Artist Interview, Photos and Video
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    The model/ dancer/ actress/ songwriter turned singer, known as Tinashe, is as multifaceted as she is beautiful.  In our exclusive BTS video, Tinashe talks about her start in the industry and what she's learned so far as a young woman in the entertainment business.Make sure to keep an eye out for the solo R&B singer's upcoming debut album, but in the meantime, download...
  • Underrated Audio: October 4 - October  10
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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 past week wasn't super-exciting in terms of free music releases, although there were a few solid commercial...
  • Kanye West Leaves Nike, Joins Adidas For Yeezy 3s
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    Even Kanye West has had enough of the Red October Nike Air Yeezy 2. The always controversial rapper confirmed at his Yeezus show in New York that he has committed to Adidas. Yeezy will team up with the Adidas Y-3 line to form the "YEEZI", with an "i", clothing and sneaker line.Will resale prices on the Adidas Y-3 "Yeezi" line be as outrageous as the Nike Air Yeezy's? Time will tell. Just hoping...
  • 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...
  • Review: Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies' "Fresh Veggies"
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    More than two years ago Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies teamed up for the first time together on “Duckin N Dodgin,” which winded up on Fresh’s The Otherside Redux. The song pitted the two up and coming rappers together and although they were from different time zones, the chemistry between the two was obvious. Fast-forward to the present. Rockie Fresh found a home on Rick...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: March 16
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    This week we find Rick Ross atop on the Billboard 200 with his sixth studio album proving he's still got it. Mastermind managed to sell more than the projected amount, although he didn't quite reach 180k, he moved 179,215 copies. This is still a large enough amount for Rozay to lock down the second-highest debut week total sales for anyone in 2014 thus far. Mastermind is Ross' second straight...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 29)
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    Isn't this something? Not only is Meek Mill in jail and his sophomore album is delayed indefinitely, but Jeezy also took a trip behind bars after getting caught with an assault rifle. He posted the $1 million bail, but the CTE suddenly got trouble on his head after pleading not guilty.  So appreciate rapper folks while they're here, guys. That's far easier to do these days as they're...
  • On The Come Up: Jitta On The Track
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    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: November 30
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    This week on the charts proves to be rather uneventful, as there are no new entries to speak of, although G-Eazy was able to re-enter with These Things Happen. Cadillactica, on the other hand, experienced a steep drop from its top 5 debut. Nonetheless, we're anticipating quite a few new albums that will enter the Billboard 200 in the coming weeks, Eminem's Shady XV will most likely top them all...
  • Who's Bringing New York Back First?
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    It doesn't come as a surprise to know that the future of New York hip-hop looks extremely bright. Once the birthplace of rap, the city still harbors some of the best talent in the genre.  But while others coasts and regions have taken off, many have been quick to accuse New York of losing its stature in rap music. While it's fair to say that hip-hop has developed scenes throughout the whole...
  • The Hottest 7 Songs In The Hottest 7 Cities
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    Twice a year the DJ Service Pack let's us know what's really going on with hip-hop in every major hub by way of a detailed infographic. In February we received the last infographic, which revealed that, at the time, one of the hottest songs in Atlanta was Young Thug's "Danny Glover," while Shy Glizzy's "Awwsome" dominated the DMV, and Chinx "Feelings" was all over NYC-- the graphic really...
  • Hilarious Gucci Mane Twitter Memes
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    Whether or not Gucci Mane was hacked yesterday during his extended Twitter rant towards his fellow artists remains to be seen. The strange rant resulted in responses from Nicki Minaj, Tyga, T.I. and more (some of which have since been deleted), as well as some really funny memes.  
  • Review: Smoke DZA's "Dream.ZONE.Achieve"
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    Smoke DZA fans have seen the Harlem rapper’s growth from his last few projects. He went from hard-hitting straight-laced lyrics in George Kush Da Button to a street storyteller in Rugby Thompson. Back with the long awaited and highly anticipated Dream.ZONE.Achieve, DZA sets out to prove that he has a lot more to talk about than just marijuana. Inspired by his moniker, DZA’s latest...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: April 6
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    This week we don't have many new entries to speak of, save for Sage The Gemini's Remember Me. Depending on the numbers Smoke DZA's new album Dream.ZONE.Achieve did, we may or may not see it pop up on Charts Don't Lie next week, though. This week remains fairly unexciting, as Pharrell manages to climb up the charts while Rick Ross descends, and Pharrell picks up pace sales-wise too. YG's My Krazy...
  • Classic Rotation: Nas' "Illmatic" 20 Years Later
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    Yeah, yeah, it's been twenty years and you're old now. Twenty years since those early copies of Illmatic graced those long-lost, seemingly eternally dusty, record store shelves (remember record stores? Yikes - it really has been twenty years) and showed some cats, and later the rest of the world, what Hip Hop was really supposed to sound like. This is the record that fashioned Nas as a permanent...
  • Classic Hip-Hop Magazine Covers
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    There are plenty of rap magazines that have gone and went through out hip-hop's 40 years, but there are also several mainstays in the culture. Magazines like Rap Sheet and The Source were some of the first to ever do it, starting out as simple newsletters and developing into something much more. While the former has been defunct, The Source (which launched in 1988) is still kickin'. Since they...
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