• Jahlil Beats Lists His Top 10 Producers Of All Time
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    Jahlil Beats came through the office the other week, and sat down for a quick interview to let us know what exactly he's been up to these days, as he's been a bit absent on the producer circuit. Following the interview, Jhalil took the time to list off his Top 10 producers of all time, offering a reason for each. For a look into the mind of Jahlil and what he likes in a producer, click...
  • 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...
  • Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: October 18]
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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 winners are N.O.V.A. Knuckleheads, with their video for "Eureka." To view other past winners click HERE. What you get:- Your music video will be Posted on the HNHH's Youtube Channel and...
  • #TBT: Bad Boy Records' Early Hits
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    Bad Boy Records was founded in 1993 by a lesser-known-at-the-time Sean Combs, who later went by Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and now Diddy. Combs began his music business experience as an intern at Uptown Records (that's a good bit of motivation for everyone interning out there). However, after becoming an A&R executive he was fired in 1993, prompting him to start Bad Boy Records. The first two...
  • 25 Photos Of Hip-Hop Artists At Prom
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    Summer is about to be in session. University students wrapped up their final days a month or two ago, and high school students followed suit around two weeks ago. For those high school students in their last year, this inevitably means prom and all the things that go with it: limousines, parents taking photos, getting fancy, friends, and general debauchery as the night progresses. Prom isn't for...
  • Daniel Gibson Says Accuser Insulted & Threatened Keyshia Cole
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    Yesterday we got news that Daniel “Boobie” Gibson had turned himself over to authorities in New Orleans as he was charged with battery.   The Cavaliers guard, who is married to R&B singer, Keyshia Cole, was later released on bail.The only details heard were that the altercation took place at the Essence Music Festival earlier in July.   Keyshia Cole was one of the performers at the event,...
  • The 10 Hottest Freestyles On Tim Westwood TV
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    Tim Westwood may not look like your average hip-hop personality, but the 57-year-old gangly white dude, always rocking a different color polo, is an industry legend, and he's been there from the beginning. In the late 80s, Westwood was one of the first DJs in Europe to play hip-hop on mainstream radio. As host of the revolutionary BBC Radio 1 Rap Show, started in '94, he became arguably the #1...
  • Review: Tinashe's "Aquarius"
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    It's funny how music comes full circle. Tinashe was just eight years old when Aaliyah Haughton tragically died in a plane crash, causing the music world to mourn and R&B to be reconstructed in her wake.  Since then, though, R&B has gone through a lot. There has been your Jagged Edge's and your Ne-Yo's, fusing pop hooks with soulful voices and sexual flare. However, I believe the...
  • Crew Love: Visionary Music Group
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    It's been almost four months since the last edition of our "Crew Love" series, in which we profiled Chance The Rapper's Save Money crew, but this new feature has a twist. Instead of merely researching the careers of each artist in Visionary Music Group, the latest "Crew Love" subject, we got all of them to sound off about their own careers. Their responses paint a vivid picture of the label...
  • 15 Rappers To Dress Up As For Halloween
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    Stuck for ideas of what to dress up as for Halloween?  Don’t worry, HNHH has you covered as we’ve compiled a list of 15 Rappers To Dress Up As For Halloween.  It’s a time where the rules are a bit more relaxed and you can get away with doing and wearing some things that normally would be frowned upon.  In hip hop, there are plenty of rappers who live like this everyday which...
  • Best Hip-Hop Break Up Tracks
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    Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others. It's no secret that most artists experience creative highs at their personal lows. Sadly, there's nothing like a good travesty to really make someone look deeper and pull meaning from their experiences--unless you're Robin Thicke; then it's just an opportunity to embarrass yourself in front of a nation with an album filled with contradictory...
  • Samples Of The Week: October 16
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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...
  • Hottie Vs. Hottie: The Big Bootylicious Battle
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    Jennifer Lopez came through last night with her highly anticipated music video for her "Booty (Remix)," featuring equally-blessed-with-booty Iggy Azalea. The visual comes on the heels of Nicki Minaj's over-the-top "Anaconda" music video, and so comparisons were inevitable. Both songs advocate the bigger the booty, the better. So for today's Hotties feature, we're bringing back the "Hottie...
  • The Five Percent Nation: A Brief History Lesson
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    Last week, at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, Jay Electronica gave fans a set to remember as he brought out labelmate Jay Z, Mac Miller, J. Cole, and Talib Kweli. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jay is an elusive rapper and producer who joined Jay Z’s Roc Nation roster label in 2010. While it was impressive that Hov made a guest appearance during Jay Elect's set, something else stood out...
  • 10 Things You Need To Know About ILoveMakonnen
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    Few names have taken the hip-hop world by storm like ILoveMakonnen has in the last few months. A buzz-worthy mixtape artist came to mainstream fame after signing to Drake's OVO Sound label, along with having Drizzy blessing his single "Tuesday" with a verse. ILoveMakonnen's career hasn't been the same since, and Tuesdays at the club have been going up ever since. With all the hype, it's easy to...
  • 10 Rapper-Owned Clothing Brands
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    Most rappers tend to wear their money, showing off the goods with flashy jewelry and eccentricity. Many have ventured into actually designing and producing clothing, resulting in meagre results. Only a few have actually been successful at maintaining and managing a retail business long-term. Check out our favorite rapper-owned clothing lines.
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