• Wale "Gifted Heatseeker" Contest Winners Announced!
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    Submissions have been pouring in from Washington, New York and Philly since we first announced our "Gifted Heatseeker" contest 2 weeks ago. The voting is now closed, and the winners have been selected! Congratulations to The STNDRD, Souls Of Liberty and Rebel Regime who will all be opening for Wale in their respective cities. We will contact all winners via Facebook message...
  • It's Yo Birthday: Lil Wayne's 25 Top Album Tracks
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    Lil Tunechi has accomplished a heck of a lot in his three decades and a year. Joining Cash Money Records at the tender age of nine, he has since spent a highly respectable 22 years (and counting) in the hip hop business. The New Orleans rapper has clocked up some remarkable statistics in his discography, with 10 studio albums, 19 mixtapes, and a whopping 192 singles. If that...
  • Track Breakdown: Talking To QuESt & 6ix On "Lost Niggas"
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    Our Track Breakdown series has been on a hiatus recently but we're bringing it back this afternoon for Visionary Music Group's newest signee QuESt and their in-house producer 6ix. We've been steadily rolling out cuts from QuESt's upcoming mixtape Searching Sylvan, and last week's record in particular stood out as one we needed the full story on. For those who missed it, QuESt and 6ix teamed up...
  • On The Come Up: Vinny Cha$e
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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...
  • Underrated Audio: April 19-25
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    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here. This week we've highlighted four different records, from four different slept-on MCs. One is Canadian, while the rest...
  • Heat In These Streets:  Atlanta's New School
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    Heat In These Streets will give you the low-down on choice rappers putting on for a specific city and advancing the sound of hip-hop at the same time. For the first edition, we profile rappers making noise for Atlanta, a current hot-bed for auto-tuned, unique (sometimes weird), and creative rappers. Let us know if there is a city you'd like to see up next. Outkast showed us in 1994 that ATLiens...
  • Samples Of The Week: August 21
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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...
  • Underrated Audio: September 27- October 3
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    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here. This week was dominated by several big mixtape releases. Namely, we got new projects from Childish Gambino (STN MTN),...
  • A Brief History Of The Best Movie Roles Played By Rappers
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    Today most celebrities are either double or triple threats, expanding their careers into other forms of the entertainment world. Rappers are no exception to this surge of multi-talented public figures and have been a part of the growth for sometime now. As far as additional career ventures many of these eminent figures in hip hop have undertaken acting. Many have failed, but through the years a...
  • Review: 2 Chainz's "Freebase" EP
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    I don’t believe there’s a single person on Earth who saw Tity Boi becoming a national superstar. From background appearances in old Ludacris music videos to becoming a one hit wonder as a part of Playaz Circle to having the number one hip-hop album in the country, the rapper formerly known as Tauheed Epps is an incredible example of what hard work and dedication can do. Returning to...
  • Bizzy Crook Talks His Musical Origins, Eminem's Influence And Overcoming Depression
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    Miami, Florida emcee Bizzy Crook is currently accompanying Kid Ink and King Los on the "My Own Lane Tour," and our very own Damon Campbell recently caught up with him for an exclusive interview at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during which they discussed his origins, Eminem's influence, his battle with depression and more. Read excerpts from their conversation and...
  • Review: King Los' "Becoming King"
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    Since 1993, Sean “Diddy” Combs has always kept his finger on the pulse of trends in hip-hop music.  When he founded Bad Boy, he assembled a roster that included one of the greatest rappers of all time. Never one to rest on his laurels, Diddy continued to reinvent his label to stay current with the time. In the past year or two, the music mogul has placed Bad Boy at the forefront...
  • Nike LeBron 11 - Gamma Blue
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    The Nike LeBron 11 "Gamma Blue" is scheduled to launch on Saturday, November 16th. The retail price for the most anticipated Nike LeBron 11 will be $200. The Nike LeBron 11 "Gamma Blue" draws inspiration from the idea of tempered steel, which, when heated changes colors. The sneaker is constructed of an upper that changes from a gamma blue to a light armory blue. Along with the gripping gamma...
  • Review: Tyga's "Well Done 4" Mixtape
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    Tyga has been a very busy man. After banking more than a few racks after his massively successful 2011 strip club banger "Rack City", Tyga (aka Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson) has showed no signs of slowing down. The California native dropped his third album Hotel California earlier this year, and has decided to end 2013 on a strong note with the release of the fourth instalment in his Well Done...
  • Review: Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies' "Fresh Veggies"
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    More than two years ago Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies teamed up for the first time together on “Duckin N Dodgin,” which winded up on Fresh’s The Otherside Redux. The song pitted the two up and coming rappers together and although they were from different time zones, the chemistry between the two was obvious. Fast-forward to the present. Rockie Fresh found a home on Rick...
  • Classic Rotation: Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" 15 Years Later
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    In early 1999, a white rapper came out of relative obscurity and pissed off a lot of people. He was a white kid from Detroit, backed by a legend in Dr. Dre, and savvy music -industry heavyweight Jimmy Lovine. Who was this bleach blond asshole liberally speaking about slitting his father’s throat and stuffing his baby’s Mama into the trunk of his car? The answer was in the...
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