HNHH's 15 Hottest Albums Of 2012

2012 was a great year for music lovers. With plenty of album releases from rap veterans and newcomers alike, hip-hop heads have been very busy listening to the latest projects from the biggest and...

  • HNHH's 15 Hottest Albums Of 2012
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    2012 was a great year for music lovers. With plenty of album releases from rap veterans and newcomers alike, hip-hop heads have been very busy listening to the latest projects from the biggest and not so biggest names in the industry. HNHH tackles the daunting task to break down the top 15 hottest studio albums released over the past 12 months.
  • HNHH Exclusive: Nipsey Hussle Releases Acapella & Instrumental Versions Of "The Marathon Continues"
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    Nipsey Hussle has been extremely generous with his music recently, with the release of his mixtapeThe Marathon Continues, as well as X-tra Laps.  Following the success of The Marathan Continues, Nipsey has once again teamed up with HNHH to release the official Instrumental and Acapellas off the project. Stream and/or download either versions of the tape below!! The Marathon Continues-...
  • It's Yo Birthday: Big Boi's Top Solo Tracks
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    Since Outkast began an indefinite hiatus shortly after the release of Idlewild in 2006, their unique sound has been greatly missed in the rap game and beyond. Big Boi brought 50% of the equation back in 2010 with his critically-acclaimed solo album Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty which he followed up this past December with Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumours. The southern rap...
  • Red Carpet Photos & Important GIFs From The MTV VMAs 2014
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    The annual MTV Video Music Awards went down in Inglewood, CA last night. While there was no twerking extravaganza/controversy from Miley Cyrus this year, there were plenty of other memorable moments, as we saw stars walk the red carpet, receive and give awards, perform on stage (and almost have a major wardrobe malfunction), plus, Blue Ivy was there. For those of you uninterested in watching the...
  • TV Shows You Should Watch If You're A Hip-Hop Fan
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    Hip-hop is a way of life. It's about much more than music. It's about fashion, style, and culture. If you call yourself a true hip-hop fan, you best be about that life. You have to know, not only what to listen to, but also what to watch. HotNewHipHop takes a look at the best TV shows to watch if you're a hip-hop fan. These shows might feature some of our favorite rappers. For instance, Ice-T has...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Nov. 1)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope"? Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • Charts Don't Lie: October 20
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    This week everyone's favorite dope boy Pusha T finally made his Charts debut, with My Name Is My Name. The album, which has been praised highly by most, managed a #4 debut, selling on the lower-end of the projected amount, with 75k. While it's solid numbers for a rapper who's been in the underground for most of his career, what does it say about those supporting 'real rap'? That there aren't that...
  • Remix Fix: Kaytranada Puts His Flip On "Kaleidoscope" By BADBADNOTGOOD
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    BADBADNOTGOOD is a jazz trio of young guys who met in 2010 while attending Humber Music College in Toronto, Ontario. Matthew Tavares, Alexander Sowinski, and Chester Hansen uploaded to YouTube their version of an Odd Future song "The Odd Future Sessions Part 1" and it went viral thanks to help of Tyler, The Creator (who became a fan after hearing the track). Since then they've collabed with...
  • Crew Love: TDE
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    Top Dawg Entertainment, or TDE for short, is one of the biggest success stories in hip-hop in recent memory. Founded in 2004 by Anthony Tiffith, the label didn't release its first mixtape until 2008, and its first album until 2010, but since then, has reached commercial and critical heights the likes of which most other independent labels couldn't imagine. With a relatively small roster,...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: May 25
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    This week we're seeing how a little bit (or a lot, rather) of media coverage can go a long way. While we have new entries from Michael Jackson (Xscape) and Iamsu! (Sincerely Yours), we're also seeing a few classic albums re-enter the Billboard 200, plus there's the aftermath of the Solange/Jay Z elevator blow out. With MJ back on peoples' minds, not only did Xscape make a strong debut at #2, but...
  • Keepin’ It Real: Rhyming Straight To The Mic
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    Rappers are storytellers of the modern age. The media often misunderstands these narrators of society, but future generations will recognize them as windows into the past. Truly talented rappers have the ability to connect with people through their words, which may or may not be written down prior to the stage of recording. Some argue that the work of rappers who do not scribble down words...
  • Riff Raff's Creates Ugliest Custom Sneaker
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    Riff Raff showed off his custom Jordan 1 Mids, dubbed the "Real Boy" Jordan 1s. Complete with Carolina Blue Laces and a self portait along the paneling, the shoe features an array of colors swirled across the upper as well as "Riff Raff" in flowing cursive writing. The seven second vine is hardly long enough to explain the exact meaning, if any, behind these custom Jordan 1s, but they certainly...
  • HNHH Hashtagged Hotties: Female DJs Edition
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    The only thing better than a great DJ is a great DJ that looks good doing it! We've put together a gallery of some of the sexiest spinners in the game, complete with links to their Twitters and Instagrams. So make sure to Instafollow these girls to get your fix of hot mixes and even hotter photos. Follow HNHH on Instagram:
  • Hip Hop's Most Outrageous Tattoos
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    This week the very sexy Ashlee Ray breaks down the long list of rappers with outrageous tattoo choices. From Game getting a new tattoo what seems like every other week, to Riff Raff's crazy assortment of brand names inked on his body, it seems like rappers may be the most tatted up people in the entertainment business. Check out the video below, and click through the gallery for an up-close...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: June 15
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    50 Cent entered the Billboard 200 this week, with Animal Ambition moving more than the projected amount, although it's still not the numbers Fif used to do. It's independent numbers though, with a showing of 47,000 units. It will likely be quiet on the charts until we approach June 24th, when we've got multiple albums, including ones from Ab-Soul and Riff Raff, dropping. Until then, we'll have to...
  • On The Come Up: Bukkweat Bill
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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...
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