Review: Danny Brown's "Old"

It was strange when the tracklist for Old was released, as the album was divided into two different halves, but at first listen it's obvious why: they represent two sides of Danny Brown's...

  • Review: Danny Brown's "Old"
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    It was strange when the tracklist for Old was released, as the album was divided into two different halves, but at first listen it's obvious why: they represent two sides of Danny Brown's multifaceted psyche and personality, as well as the old and the new. Garnering success after the release of his second studio album XXX last year, the Detroit-born rapper is more confident in his weirdness and...
  • On the Come Up: Jigz the Flyer
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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 their best...
  • Kanye Rocks Red October Yeezy IIs In Celeb Kicks Of The Week
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    Usher may have shown off the best kicks of the year when he posted a picture of his birthday gift. He received a very rare Air Jordan 11 "Pantone" signed by the legend Tinker Hatfield. We saw Chris Paul attend the Yeezus concert in an exclusive pair of Air Jordan 9 "Bin23", while Yeezy himself rocked the yet-to-be-released Red October Yeezy 2's.Bow Wow showed off the most range in the heat this...
  • 15 Fine Art References In Hip-Hop Music
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    Many emcees (especially those in the limelight) display an appreciation for the finer things in life, and art is no exception. Although a less common source of inspiration, you will catch the occasional fine art reference in rap music, Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" being only the most recent example. The New Oxford American Dictionary denies fine art as "creative art, especially visual art, whose...
  • Underrated Audio: May 21- May 27
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    Yo. We all have heard Pusha T's shots at Drizzy on "Exodus" (and the song as a whole is crazy) and we've probably all heard Lil Wayne's more than sub-par response, but here's some shit we all mighta not heard...also I missed last week's Underrated Audio, so a few songs from this past week will actually be from the previous week (aka May 14-20) 'cause I don't wanna forget some good ones. I...
  • 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."...
  • Top 20 Hottest Video Game Soundtracks
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    Nothing shows the colossal growth of hip-hop and rap music over the last 40 years than its prevalence in video games. What could only be seen has an odd pairing at best has turned into one of the most successful cross-cultural relationships in entertainment. You have video games, a burgeoning subculture on its own, and the stereotypical pass time of the basement-dweller; and rap, the ostracized...
  • Review: DJ Khaled's "Suffering From Success"
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    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. Regardless of what the title suggests, Suffering...
  • Hotties Photoshoot: Sandrine Lacoste "Young Brazil" BTS
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    Model:  Sandrine Lacoste @Sandrinexoxoo Photographer : PMAC PhotographyCheck our our behind-the-scenes video featuring the lovely Sandrine and don't forget to subscribe to HNHH YouTube by clicking below.  We have a lot more exclusive shoots coming up, so stay tuned. Have a suggestion for a theme for the next shoot? Let us know in the comments below.
  • Charts Don't Lie: November 4th
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    This week's Charts Don't Lie finds Kendrick Lamar sitting atop the list for good reason. His debut album moved impressive amounts for a hip-hop album, and landed at #2, if it wasn't for Taylor Swift's enormous teen fan base, maybe we would have seen an emcee at #1. Either way, it's good to see fans supporting hip-hop artists. While other hip-hoppers are seeing only a decline after an initial...
  • Exclusive Interview: Sir Michael Rocks Talks On His Solo Career, The Cool Kids, Signing To Curren$y's JLR & More
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    Sir Michael Rocks, also known as Mikey Rocks, also known as 1/2 of the Cool Kids, is probably the freshest motherfucker ever. It's not even a cocky thing, he'll tell you himself, it's just what it is. But not only is Mikey Rocks always fresh, he's always ahead of the curve, music-wise and fashion-wise. His laidback flow is definitely a good fit for Curren$y's Jet Life Recordings, to which Rocks...
  • 21 Rapper Yearbook Photos
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    Now that it's officially back-to-school season, we decided to take a look at what some of your favorite rappers were looking like when they were still in school. Before most of these artists made it big in the rap game, they were getting educated. Part of any education is school photos-- as much as people usually hate getting them done, that's school life.  Procrastinate on any impending...
  • Welcome To TRAPLANTA
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    Set the bar, raise the bar. It’s something Atlanta has done for years. For nearly two decades, ATL has kept their finger on the pulse of rap music. Hip-Hop’s southern capital has continuously flooded the industry with new artists and nightclub anthems, so it should be to no one’s amazement that Atlanta has once again struck gold. Trap music is winning. Forty...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 11)
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    After a short hiatus, 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week returns to some trouble in paradise. There's friction within the once untouchable MMG empire. Meek Mill announced the Sept. 9 release date of Dreams Worth More Than Money on Monday, which was supposed to kickstart the anticipation for the next big MMG release. Instead, the hype got overshadowed when Meek Mill...
  • Samples Of The Week: February 27
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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...
  • Can Hip-Hop Stop The Violence In Chicago?
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    Back in 2011 Kanye West rapped the chilling statistic "314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago," in his verse from "Murder to Excellence" from the Watch The Throne album, and yet three years later 80 people were shot over July 4th weekend in the city that's come to be known as "Chiraq." Common even makes reference to the hopeless mentality of his hometown with his forthcoming album title,...
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