On The Come-Up: Jetpack Jones

David Jones, aka Jetpack Jones, is a rising 22-year-old emcee from Lakewood, California. In a rap game rife with superficiality, substance abuse and greed, he's bringing something much more positive...

  • On The Come-Up: Jetpack Jones
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    David Jones, aka Jetpack Jones, is a rising 22-year-old emcee from Lakewood, California. In a rap game rife with superficiality, substance abuse and greed, he's bringing something much more positive and laid back to the table. He leads the Jetpack Movement, a "collective of individuals all striving to be the best version of themselves possible, not a second rate version of someone else." They...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: June 9
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    This week r'n'b singer and hit-maker extraordinaire, The-Dream, enters the charts with his latest effort, IV Play. The-Dream is an interesting artist to analyze, because while he creates hits on top of hits for tons artists in the game, his own fan-base is much smaller, yet extremely devout to the singer. The-Dream writes (and produces) tracks of all kinds for huge stars like Rihanna, Kelly...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: June 7-13
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.  Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't...
  • Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Inspired Jordans?
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    Earlier we previewed the Bel Air Jordan 6 Rings slated to release along side the Jordan 5 of the same colorway. Today, KicksorDie previews this colorway in video format, revealing that the 6 Rings will be available in Men Sizing. What do you think of this Jordan 6 Rings colorway? 
  • Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A.
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    Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$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.?
  • HNHH Trivia: Test Your Hip Hop Knowledge (Episode 2)
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    Today we've got our second episode of Hip-Hop Trivia, where we get our correspondent Ashlee Ray to hit the streets and test unsuspecting strangers on their rap IQ. In this episode we ask which rapper is worth more, Big Sean, Vanilla Ice or Wiz Khalifa...and while most people went with Sean Don, that's not the correct answer. Find out which rapper originally signed Black Eyed Peas and more in the...
  • LeBron To Star In Basketball Movie With Kevin Hart As Brothers
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    LeBron James continues his quest for not only NBA dominance, but global dominance, as he's signed on Kevin Hart to co-star alongside him in a feature film called "Ballers." The movie is about two brothers, and one is an NBA star (James) while the other is frustrated with living in the shadow of his superstar sibling (Hart), but gets a chance to prove himself at a fantasy camp. Kevin Hart will...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: December 29
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    The past week brought Christmas, which undoubtedly brought sales in all departments, music or otherwise. However not all hip-hop artists were lucky enough to benefit from this Christmas season. Although B.o.B released his album Underground Luxury just in time to enjoy some holiday giving, his album fell completely flat, managing to debut at #22 this week on the Billboard 200, moving only 35k....
  • Star Wars Themed Sneaker Masks
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    We've seen our fair share of custom kicks this year, but artist Freehand Profit takes sneaker art to an entirely new level. In the spirit of May 4rth, a day recognized as "national Star Wars day," he's debuted some of his most creative custom masks yet! May the fourth be with you!
  • NBA Players You Don't Want To Fight
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    There have always been those certain players who are not to be messed with, on or off the hardwood.  Whether it's because of a personal track record, physical stature, on-court aggression or a combination of everything, we'd put our money on these guys if the stuff hit the fan.  Let's take a look at the players who are keeping the essence of the tough "old school" NBA alive and count down 10...
  • The 8 NBA Teams With The Best Highlights
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    High flying dunks and vicious facials all result in some very sick highlights. Though every team around the league has players that are capable and do produce highlight worthy plays night in and night out, there are some teams that are just a little better. All of the teams on this list produced jaw-dropping alley-oops last season and last second game winners. Checkout Ball Over All's list of The...
  • Young Jeezy // French Montana At King Of Diamonds
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    French Montana celebrated his album release for Excuse My French at King of Diamonds on May 24th, the mecca of all strip clubs. The following night the partying continued when Young Jeezy hit up KOD with his crew. Peep photos of both nights from NLPG Images. Thanks to Echo Hattix & Moses Hill!
  • John Wall's Teammate Doesn't Want To See Him "Butt Naked" In Magazine
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    John Wall and Kenneth Faried shed their uniforms for ESPN Magazine’s “The Body” issue as both players posed for ‘tastefully’ nude photos.  The issue is supposed to help bring awareness to the body, and make people feel more comfortable with who they are. One person who was uncomfortable with Wall’s poses was teammate Martell Webster.   When asked by a member of the Washington Post...
  • Bun B Dope Red Jordan 1 LOTS
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    The all red "Legends of the Summer" Jordans that were worn during the Jay-Z/Justin Timberlake tour had sneakerheads hopeful that these tonal kicks would someday hit retail. It doesn't seem like they will be released, which means the pairs that were made are that much more exclusive.This particular glittery pair of the Air Jordan 1 "LOTS" belongs to Bun B who took to instagram to show off his...
  • Kevin Durant Shows Off His Exclusive "Oregon Ducks" Air Jordan 5
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    Despite claiming he is not a sneakerhead, and despite his allegiance to the University of Texas, Kevin Durant took to instagram to display a very exclusive pair of the Air Jordan 5 "Oregon Ducks." The sneakers, which first surfaced over a week ago, have gotten a lot of attention, as do most Oregon Duck Jordan PE's. The green suede looks super clean on the 5s silhouette with the "O" on the tongue,...
  • Exclusive Interview: Boi-1da Talks It Up With HNHH
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    From working with everyone from Drake to the Jonas Brothers, to being awarded at the Grammy's, Boi-1da has amassed a veritable portfolio of achievements.  In this interview, HNHH dives into what's next for the Toronto native and discusses his work on Iggy Azalea's new album, why he's rooting for OKC in the NBA Playoffs [yes, Kevin Durant is on HNHH] and how Toronto is carving out it's own sound...
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