• Ask A Hottie: Our Hotties Are Taking Your Requests!
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    Due to popular demand, Kip Force is kicking off our first installment of "Ask A Hottie", a video series where YOU get to make the decision on what our Hotties do on YouTube!  We want to make learning fun, with our Hotties teaching you useful tips in the hottest way possible. Simply send us your requests via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #AskAHottie.  Also feel free to let...
  • Review: Cozz's "Cozz & Effect"
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    You can feel Cozz's hunger when listening to his music. It's easy to understand why J. Cole would want the youngster out of LA on his Dreamville/Interscope Label. Cozz has the lyrical trappings of a rapstar in the making. Cozz & Effect articulates his struggles, most sincere dreams, and honest opinion on everything from living with moms', to wasting time chasing sex, and...
  • Top 30 DJs In Hip-Hop Right Now
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    If Def Jam taught us anything, it's to respect the DJ. The DJ is responsible for the perpetuation of the art form that is hip-hop. Without DJs, there'd be no medium for the streets and masses to access the music they crave. While many claim the title of DJ, few claim the throne, and only 30 can make the cut as the most influential tastemakers in the business. Even casual hip-hop fans may...
  • Review: Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
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    It's been seven years since the Wu-Tang Clan released their last proper album, 8 Diagrams, but of course, that doesn’t mean the members of rap’s greatest clan have been prepping for an early retirement. Not by a long shot.  Since 8 Diagrams, there have been a number of efforts from Clan members, most notably records by Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man. While the three...
  • Remix Fix: MJ Cole Remixes "Illuminate" By Tourist
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    MJ Cole is a London based remixer and producer who got his start in music as an oboe player at England's esteemed Royal College of Music. He released his first album, Sincere, in 2000, which was nominated for The Mercury Prize (her Majesty's award for the best album in the UK and Ireland). Since his break in the Y2K year, he's been producing records and dope house remixes like "Illuminate," that...
  • 50 Beats That Will Never Get Old
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    There are some tracks you can listen to on repeat, for days on end, and you'll never get tired of hearing it. A track as a whole has many elements that come into play which gives it that timeless feel, including the rapper, the lyrics and the production. The production is what we're focusing on in this list, not necessarily the tracks that we love because the lyrics are deep or the rapper's flow...
  • 7 Female Rappers From Detroit
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    With the swift rise of Detroit’s DeJ Loaf, one would wonder what other talent the Motor City is harboring. Many dope artists, who have garnered mainstream success have hailed from Detroit, such as J. Dilla, Big Sean, Eminem, Danny Brown, Kid Rock, Angel Haze, Madonna, Slum Village and a few others. But the overnight success of DeJ Loaf has made her rise very interesting to watch. Her hit...
  • Who's That Girl?: Sacha Chang (Interview & Gallery)
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    Name: Sacha Chang Age: 25   Hometown: LA   Relationship Status: Single   Are you familiar with Hot New Hip Hop?: Of course! Check you out everyday to get the latest.   Sacha, let's get right to it, you have an accent, where are you from? I was born in England/UK. What is your ethnicity? My father is Chinese/Jamaican and my mother African American/British. Gorgeous! And you...
  • 5 BadAzz Moves Lil Boosie Has Made Since His Release
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    #FreeBoosie may be the latest hash tag to be retired, but that doesn't mean he's been forgotten. Torrance Hatch, aka Boosie BadAzz, has capitalized greatly on the momentum of his prison release this past spring. The Baton Rouge native has been making moves faster than most, with his release of an assortment of remixes and singles. True fans or new fans, there’s no denying his appeal....
  • 10 Independent Rap Labels On The Rise
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    We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one. Fans are receiving music how they want, when they want, from their favorite artists without the major-label...
  • A History Of Rapper Break-Ups In 2014
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    It has clearly been a tough year for rappers when it comes to love. In 2014, we saw some very long-term relationships, marriages and short flings sadly come to an end, some of which were really unexpected. Being in the public eye as much as some of these rappers are no doubt makes it extremely difficult to maintain normalcy in a relationship. Furthermore, the hectic careers that these artists...
  • Fight Night: 10 Songs To Make You Rowdy
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    Whether you’re turning up, about to get in a brawl, or about to give up, music will never fail. Forget the sappy, slow inspirational songs. We’re talking about songs that get you amped, songs that get your blood flowing no matter what time of day. While we are not condoning violence in any way, we put together a list of the top ten songs you want to fight to. These songs will turn your...
  • Review: J. Cole's "Born Sinner"
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    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. He comes on strong with the...
  • Top 10: Hottest Songs Of 2014 So Far
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    While 2013 may have been the year of the album, with heavyweights like Jay Z, Eminem, and Kanye West all dropping new projects, 2014 is the year of the monster song. From all the way back in January until now, we've been bombarded with heat, one trending song after the next. We figure the rest of the year will be a lot more of the same (see our Top 10 most anticipated albums list) so we wanted to...
  • Top U.K. Rappers In The Grime Game
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    When most people think of rap and hip-hop, they often only reference American artists. They’re given most of the credit when it comes to claiming the genre as their own and being responsible for its evolution, in some ways, rightly so, after all, New York was hip-hop's birthing place. However, English rappers have their own claim to fame in the rap/hip-hop scene. They are even responsible...
  • Review: Logic's "Under Pressure"
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    Sir Robert Bryson Hall II even sounds like future royalty. Professionally known as Logic, the massively talented Maryland MC has that potential. He’s also an interesting meta case study of multiple perspectives. Surface level, his racial background paints a ready-made perception, fair or not.  Within this particular context, there is a matter of fact. Frankly, while his heritage...
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