Samples Of The Week: June 26

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: June 26
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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...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 3-9
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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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • Ticket Giveaway: See Joe Moses & Ty Dolla $ign On "The Beach House" Tour
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    THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: 1) Follow HotNewHipHop on Facebook + Twitter Follow @hotnewhiphop // 2) Tweet the following, making sure to tag @TyDollaSign, @JoeMosesAOB, & @HotNewHipHop and use the hashtag #HNHHTicketGiveaway: "@HotNewHipHop, send me to @JoeMosesAOB & @TyDollaSign  in CITY NAME! #BeachHouseTour #HNHHTicketGiveaway" 3) We will announce winners for each city 1 day before...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21)
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    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities. This...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 22)
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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. Hence our new feature.Sometimes it's the picture and sometimes it's the caption. Because so...
  • 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...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: April 13-20
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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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • Lamar Odom Goes Crazy On Paparazzi, Police Investigating
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    Even though you would suspect a veteran of the L.A. scene who is married to a reality TV star would be comfortable with the paparazzi, Lamar Odom, who is known to be sensitive, lost his cool and went nuts on some photographers who questioned him about his marriage and now the police are investigating. As previously reported, Odom became incensed when a paparazzo asked if he was having sexual...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: July 22-28
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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 Childish Gambino, Nipsey Hussle, Tech N9ne, and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 24-31)
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    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. This week features Slim Thug, Chief Keef, Gunplay and more!
  • Charts Don't Lie: September 8
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    This week Big Sean and Juicy J enter the Billboard 200, debuting one after another. Each rapper sold a respectable amount, however, it's nothing too crazy. Sean Don actually sold less than his debut album, although he promoted Hall Of Fame as better than his debut, perhaps the fans didn't care that much? They cared enough though-- he moved 72,000 units, which gave him a #3 debut. It sometimes...
  • Underrated Audio: September 14-20
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    Last week we saw a solid output of music from artists both big and small. However, Drake took the cake with Nothing Was The Same leaking-- basically all talk revolved around Drizzy. Today let's take a look at five dope tracks that dropped in the past seven days, that are unrelated to the Toronto king. Let us know which underrated rappers you're feeling at the moment.
  • Lamar Odom's Life Revolves Around Crack & Rap Music
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    More sad news developing out of the Lamar Odom drug use saga as it's been reported that he is secluded with two younger women and all he does is smoke crack.  The news of Lamar's drug use has been escalating and resulted in a DUI, and an all-too-brief stay at a rehab center.  We then didn't hear much from or about LO, until he recently came to his wife Khloe, and her family's defense after his...
  • New Laker Chris Kaman "Always Hated" Kobe Bryant
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    When the Lakers lost Dwight Howard to free agency they went out and picked up a new big man, Chris Kaman.  Hobbled by nagging injuries the past couple seasons, Kaman is a one-time all star, and still serviceable big man.  During a Q&A with ESPNLosAngeles.com, the new Lakers center spoke about going up against Kobe Bryant often while he was with the Clippers, and admits that he "always hated"...
  • Floyd Mayweather Attends Heat Practice, Gives Speech
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    Floyd Mayweather is a boxing icon who knows a thing or two about defending titles, and he's also a big fan of the Miami Heat.  If you recall he partied with LeBron James in Las Vegas for a celebration following the Heat's back-to-back championship.  This of course came after Pretty Boy Floyd reportedly put down a whopping $5.9 million on Miami to defeat the Pacers in Game 7 of the Eastern...
  • Kobe Bryant Almost Starred In The Movie "He Got Game"
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    One of the greatest basketball players of all-time was nearly the star of one of the greatest basketball movies of all-time, as Kobe Bryant reveals he passed on "He Got Game." Originally, the movie was based on the exploits of Coney Island's Finest, Stephon Marbury, and Spike Lee had asked him to play the lead role of Jesus Shuttlesworth.  a few actors tried out for the part as well, but Lee...
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