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Game Changers is a new HNHH feature that highlights artists that have left a strong mark on hip hop. Whether it be through creativity, influence, exposure, or just plain good timing, a game changer is someone who has brought something to rap where the game just wouldn't be the same without them. In our first entry to the series, we're
After his recent split with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Records and Interscope on March 19, King Los has stepped it up quickly and released his latest mixtape, Zero Gravity II. He had first signed with the label back in 2005.
Music videos have always been an integral part of hip-hop. Whether it’s shots of the neighborhoods that birthed some of the world’s biggest stars, or the spoils that come with commercial victories, the visuals are a crucial component to solidifying artistic expression.
Chancelor Bennett is only 21 years old, but most of us know him as Chance The Rapper. It's through this moniker that he's brought his artistry to the world over the past few years. Not only can the dude rap, but he can join emo bands on stage, spearhead activism in Chicago, and write songs alongside Madonna, J. Cole, Wyclef Jean and more.
Over the weekend, Toronto rapper Drake returned to his hometown and held his annual OVO Fest (October’s Very Own), which featured a slew of performances and high profile names in hip hop such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne, J.
Although we saw an increase in overall album sales last week, due to the Grammys and the Super Bowl, this week we're back down again, with a 3% decrease compared to last week.
Lloyd Banks' pedigree as an ill emcee speaks for itself at this point. During G-Unit’s active days, Banks was widely considered the best pure spitter in the group. Very little has changed in that regard; if anything Banks' career since the early 2000s has distinguished him as one of the most technically savvy rappers out. F.N.O. (Failure's No Option) only makes it easier to argue the case.
Check out the Biebs just doing it big in a Brazilian brothel! Yes, that is him under that sheet with those Bapes on. Dude tried to throw a sheet over his head and escape low key with some babes, but paparazzi don't sleep - not even in Rio. Got to applaud the effort. Veteran ET move.
Kid Ink continues his "My Own Lane" tour, and HotNewHipHop is giving you the chance to catch him live in concert!We've got tickets to Ink's show at New York's Irving Plaza on April 20th. If you're in the area, and would like to attend the show, simply follow the rules below, and you could be seeing Kid Ink, King Los and Bizzy Crook live in concert!
Yesterday Gucci Mane dropped the huge single "Fuck The World" which features Future on the hook, and is off his upcoming Trap God album. Now we get a behind the scenes look at the filming of the video for the hot track, which features plenty of hot ladies. Check out the pics, via HHNM, below.
Tristin Perry is so new that we don't know who he is, if he's a he, or where he's based (so please hit us up Tristin)! But, his remix of Sage The Gemini's, "Gas Pedal," is off the hook.At ten days old, this remix boasts live drum sounds, funk bass, and and an old-school vibe that fades into newer synth sounds in the second hook. There's also a dope groove and keys solo at the end.
DJ Khaled has been behind some of the hottest records of the last few years and if there's one thing he's made consistently clear it's that he has a winning formula for hits. This is also his greatest fault. It's never been so clear how one dimensional DJ Khaled's music really is than here on Suffering From Success, the DJ's seventh studio album.
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.
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.
Cinematic Music Group and Pro Era are teaming up to bring you a tour with Mick Jenkins and Kirk Knight during the month of February. Mick and Kirk have announced several spots across the U.S. that they'll be hitting in the coming month, kicking off a few days ago in Cleveland Heights.
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.
Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A. Sep 9, 2013 at 02:36pm 223 Views
Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky and his Mob, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and many, many more. For a small taste of what the event was like, peep the photos in the gallery above. Will you be attending Rock The Bells in San Francisco, New York or Washingotn, D.C.?
Here it is, our weekly rundown of what’s new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our Top 100 chart. These are songs that generated a lot of interest, whether it be through comments or views, and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration.
Drake unveiled the artwork for the standard and deluxe editions of his new album Nothing Was The Same this past week. As with all things Drake, memes soon ensued.
There's definitely been an influx of songs dedicated to rappers' favorite brands in the last year or two, but it's been happening forever. Whether it's the designer labels of Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, or casual sportswear like Nike or FILA, emcees have always made a point of shouting out what they wear. So without further ado, check out our list of 20 of the most memorable odes to brand names!
Jarren Benton hasn't dropped a new project since My Grandmother's Basement last June, and he also hasn't dropped much in the way of new music either. That's not to say the (weirdest) member of Funk Volume hasn't kept himself busy. He was heavily promoting himself for a spot on the XXL Freshmen list, and it worked to his benefit, as he was named the People's Champ on this year's list.
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."? Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.
Kendrick Lamar is gearing up to release the sequel to his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, as you well know. With the release of the untitled album’s first single (or rather "statement") “i” this Tuesday putting everyone in a frenzy, it’s only a matter of time until we get the full product.
Atmosphere don't quite fit in with the rap scene that is usually portrayed on this website, but the Minneapolis-founded group has been doing their thing now for 26 years, and counting. As one of alternative rap's most successful acts, it's time that they got the throwback treatment. For today, we're focusing on the output from the group's first few albums, beginning with 1996's Overcast!
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