Samples Of The Week: February 13

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...

  • Samples Of The Week: February 13
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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...
  • HNHH's Breakthrough Artists Of 2012
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    With the relentless expansion of the Internet and the rise of social media, mass exposure is accessible to more artists than ever before, for better or worse. Each new year gives rise to new artists, as well as older artists attempting to reinvent themselves in the digital age. Of this ever-growing yield there are artists that stand out, leaving a deeper impression than those that simply ride...
  • Origins: Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
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    The songwriting process in rap can sometimes be hard to follow. With the use of sampling, and the genre's increasingly collaborative production methods, breaking down the construction of songs can become convoluted. Unless you're in the studio, a close reading of the liner notes is the most accurate representation of what went into the music presented on record.  We've gone through the NWTS...
  • Origins: Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name"
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    Pusha T said in an interview that he had the best album of the year. On top of that he said that he had the best production. The audience rating on our site's review of this album at an outstanding 93%. This album is undoubtedly one of the best of 2013 with producers such as Kanye West, Hudson Mohawke, The Dream, Pharrell Williams and... Lars Ulrich's son? Out of the 12...
  • Underrated Audio: November 16- November 22
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    Underrated Audio is here to provide you with choice cuts from the past week that seemed to be over-looked by the average viewer-- meaning they didn't get as many views as they deserved. This week we've got six tracks spanning the genres of r'n'b and hip-hop, including one that's not necessarily either. We're covering all bases here, with singers like Tinashe and TeeFlii to rappers like Lil Bibby...
  • Internet Rap Sensations
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    “Internet rapper” has generally forever been considered a negative term. In the eyes of many core hip-hop heads, being real life-hot is always more favorable than being internet-hot. Often, however, it’s the opposite that’s true. “Bad publicity” may not even exist anymore. In today’s day and age, if rappers aren’t routinely mentioned on the...
  • RnBaes: Female Singers On The Rise
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    In the last few years, a slew of new female artists have flooded the rap game, but the tide appears to be turning. More and more women are emerging as RnB artists, churning out sultry tunes and love ballads, each with their own unique twist. While some of the ladies on this list have a more traditional, classic RnB sound, the bulk of them have made a name for themselves by pushing boundaries and...
  • Contest: Win Tickets For Joey Bada$$'s "B4DAMONEY" NYC Shows
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    After doing a ticket giveaway for the West Coast tour dates as part of Joey Bada$$'s "B4.DA.MONEY" tour, we, of course, had to bring things back to the East Coast for Joey's home show in the coming weeks. As he works on his debut album B4.DA.$$, Joey Bada$$ has been touring the U.S. The tour comes full circle on November 8th, with one of two shows in New York City at Irving Plaza. The...
  • Summer Jam 2014 Photo Gallery: Festival & Main Stage
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    Hot 97's Summer Jam 2014 took over New Jersery's Met Life stadium last night, with plenty of rappers and artists gathering there for the event, some tapped specifically by Hot 97, some surprise performers, and some, like Rihanna and Fat Joe, were just there to take it all in. It was eventful as it is every year, with living legend Nas taking the stage, as well as an unexpected G-Unit reunion,...
  • Samples Of The Week: June 19
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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...
  • 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...
  • 14 Heroic Acts By Rappers
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    We all know that rappers often get a bad rep with the press. Accusations of criminal activity, encouraging violence, or just plain bad behavior are common for hip hop artists. Selfless and generous acts by hip hop stars seldom get the coverage or attention they deserve. A lot of rappers are vocal about their struggle and hard times, but what happens once they make it big? Mainstream rappers make...
  • What's New In Battle Rap (November 14)
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    Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the...
  • Ticket Giveaway: Meet & Greet With DJ Mustard
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    As DJ Mustard continues to take over the game, the rapper connected with Brisk Bodega to host several shows around the U.S., from New York to Houston. The show will not only feature a set from DJ Mustard, but appearances from different artists in the area. We've been giving five tickets to giveaway for the upcoming cities, and each comes along with a meet and greet, so you can meet the beatsmith...
  • You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
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    The Future hook is a powerful thing. It can single-handedly make a hit song, it can resurrect a career, it can even show up three times on a fake Carter V tracklist with no one batting an eye. The Future hook can be triumphant, vulnerable, melodic, punchy, sometimes all at the same... ok you get the idea.  Future's presence on rap choruses has become an accepted standard. He's been called...
  • 15 Musical Hits From The Bong
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    Before you get on to reading, I feel a responsibility as this list's writer to inform the reading public that marijuana is bad. If you smoke it, you will get pregnant and/or die.  That being said, if you do choose to smoke the devil's lettuce in honor of the Waldos, here are a few ground rules: DO NOT talk about the last time you were high. Soon enough, these conversations will...
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