• Wiz Khalifa Calls Lola Monroe Best Female Rapper
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    The title of best female rapper is a buzz term that gets thrown around a lot, and is often hotly contested.  Several female emcees have been vying for the title.  A rivalry of sorts has began between Iggy Azalea, and Azealia Banks with people choosing sides between the dualing female artists.  Kreayshawn has a large internet following, and Honey Cocaine is receiving notoriety for her guest...
  • Kanye West Vs. The Press: 10 Run-Ins With The Media
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    Kanye West has always been well aware that the press is a necessary evil when it comes to gaining success. But as his presence in music and his other ventures have grown (his affiliation with Kim Kardashian not withstanding), so has the demand for pictures and coverage of him. The constant prying into his life and being hounded by photographers, paired with the feeling that he is not taken...
  • A Look At The Life Of Notorious B.I.G.
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    It's pretty common knowledge that the Notorious B.I.G came from humble beginnings and had his fair share of struggles. His undeniable talent enabled him to quickly make a name for himself in the hip-hop world. Wallace soon left the world of drug-dealing behind for a better life in music.   For this rapper, success came fast as he captured the attention of many simply off his demo tape. But...
  • Review: KiD CuDi's "Indicud"
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    Kid Cudi has never been one to hold his tongue or boast modestly. The Cleveland native is infamous for his onstage rants and mid-performance meltdowns. So it should come as no surprise, when talking about his fourth studio album, Cudi likened Indicud to Dr. Dre’s classic 2001 album. A bold statement indeed. Hot on the heels of his announcement of an amicable split with Kanye West’s...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: May 10-16
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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...
  • All Access At Summer Jam XX 2013
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    So we've showed you the main stage and the Festival Village, now it's time to take you backstage at Summer Jam XX 2013.  Can't really say much about backstage, it's TOP SECRET! We will however give a BIG shout out to Method Man, J.Cole, Joe Budden, Wale, Schoolboy-Q , Ab-Soul, Peter Rosenberg, Miguel, Cypher Sounds, Trinidad Jame$, U-God, Masta Killah, Raekwon, Funk Master Flex, GZA, Meek...
  • Review: MMG's "Self Made Vol. 3"
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    Mmmmaybach music. The heaviest group in hip-hop presents the third volume of their Self Made album series. Formulaically, the self-proclaimed untouchable Maybach empire haven't missed a step. Likewise previous installments in the series, Self Made Vol. 3 is packed with speaker-knocking beats driven by Rozay and company. Little new is brought to the table, but that doesn't mean the double-M G crew...
  • On The Come-Up: Action Bronson
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    For those of you still unfamiliar, meet Action Bronson, government name Arian Asllani, a 29-year-old chef-turned-rapper of Albanian descent. The 5’8, 300lb native of Flushing, Queens, New York City is a father of two, a friend of Saved by the Bell’s Mr. Belding and a former chef for the New York Mets. Having enlisted in the rap game not three years ago after an injury in the...
  • On The Come-Up: Deniro Farrar
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    Qushawan Farrar, aka Deniro Farrar, is a rising rapper born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina - specifically the Little Rock Apartments and the high-crime community of Tuckaseegee (704 Queen's City, CLT). Working with independent label Black Flag Records, he started gathering momentum in late 2010 with the release of Feel This, his 31-track...
  • Hottest Music Videos Of 2013
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    2013 was a big year in music with major artists dropping some game-changing albums, rising stars coming out of nowhere to surprise the hip-hop community and your usual hip-hop crews releasing tracks that were bangers. More and more artists are producing quality music videos and with YouTube getting stronger every year, there's more recognition for underground artists. The days of shoving your...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 18-24
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    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, Juicy J and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in...
  • Review: Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being II"
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    Lil Wayne has always differentiated himself from us mere mortals, something he clearly set out to prove again with I Am Not A Human Being II, his tenth (and possibly final) studio album. He's explored the outer limits of the rap game with this one, bringing fellow rappers 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Future along for the ride.IANAHB2 is the sequel to Weezy’s 2009 album of the...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: Mar. 29 - Apr. 4
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of select Tyler, The Creator references). 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...
  • Danny Brown Reveals Production & Features For "OLD"
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    Danny Brown has already teased us with at least one confirmed track from his upcoming album OLD, and last night he took to twitter to reveal the full list of producers, as well as features on the project.  The production list features UK electronic producers like Rustie and Darq E Freaker, along with in-house beatmaker Skywlkr and Dilla-esque loopmaster/brother to Madlib, Oh No. The guest...
  • Action Bronson Talks Beard Products & "Turning Up" At Summer Jam
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    HotNewHipHop had the pleasure of sponsoring the Festival Village stage at Summer Jam this year, which featured up-and-coming artists such as A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, Troy Ave, and more. Action Bronson earned a well-deserved headlining spot at the stage, and on top of delivering a memorable performance, he stopped by the HNHH tent to meet some fans and sign some autographs. Action was in high...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: June 16
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    This week all eyes are Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller. But mainly Kanye West. The three rappers are releasing their respective projects two days from now (Tuesday, June 18th) and we will be watching the sales and the charts to see where each artist lands. While it's been generally assumed that Yeezy will lord over the other releases, there have been some people who say Cole's Born Sinner will...
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