Review: Freddie Gibbs' "ESGN"

Freddie Gibbs is a veteran in the rap game but it’s taken him a decade to put out his first studio album. Cutting his teeth on the mixtape circuit, Gibbs released a steady stream of solid...

  • Review: Freddie Gibbs' "ESGN"
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    Freddie Gibbs is a veteran in the rap game but it’s taken him a decade to put out his first studio album. Cutting his teeth on the mixtape circuit, Gibbs released a steady stream of solid projects rife with stories of the drug game. After signing with Interscope Records, Gibbs was shuffled to the back of the bus before being dropped altogether. Finding a home at Young Jeezy’s CTE...
  • Dennis Rodman Has His Own Brand Of "Bad Boy" Vodka
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    Dennis Rodman’s career, and life, has been riddled with controversy, so naturally he’s a great fit to be a spokesperson for a new brand of vodka.  Taking a cue from his days as a Detroit Piston, the vodka is called Bad Boy Vodka. The spirit has been made with basketball in mind (whatever that means) and The Worm himself describes it as “tough and edgy, yet smooth and classic taste.” ...
  • Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Inspired Jordans?
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    Earlier we previewed the Bel Air Jordan 6 Rings slated to release along side the Jordan 5 of the same colorway. Today, KicksorDie previews this colorway in video format, revealing that the 6 Rings will be available in Men Sizing. What do you think of this Jordan 6 Rings colorway? 
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: August 12-19
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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 Big Sean, King los, Meek Mill and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in...
  • Lightning Jordan 4 Returns!
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    The Lightning Jordan 4, previously pulled from a rumored March release, has been tentatively confirmed to release November 16th, 2013. Originally releasing in 2006 as part of a package including a T-Shirt, original retail was $250. Today, deadstock pairs fetch over $700, though after the Thunder 4 re-release, prices fell as collectors dumped pairs for fear of a re-retro. With today's news,...
  • Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A.
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    Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky and his Mob, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and many, many more.  For a small taste of what the event was like, peep the photos in the gallery above. Will you be attending Rock The Bells in San Francisco, New York or Washingotn, D.C.?
  • Charts Don't Lie: September 15
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    In the competition between the same-day release rappers Juicy J and Big Sean Juicy J appears to be taking the lead, although Sean debuted stronger than Juicy initially. Not to say they both haven't fallen quite a few spots-- they have. However Juicy J's fan base remains more persistent that Sean Don, with Stay Trippy selling another 21k at #15 and Hall Of Fame selling only 18k at #24. Will we see...
  • Guy Tries Kobe Bryant "Jump Over Moving Car" - Fails Horribly
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    "Don't do it for the Vine!"  Words uttered by a dude who tried to emulate Kobe Bryant's viral video where he jumped over an Aston Martin that was driving towards him.  Inspired by Mamba's sneaker placement video from 2009 where he jumped over the high-end vehicle, a man attempted the same thing, and failed...miserably.   Although the video is four years old, I guess the man in the above clip...
  • HNHH's Top 8 Most Disappointing Projects of 2012
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    Although 2012 has been an amazing year for rap music in general, there are several projects that didn't contribute to this collective greatness as much as they should have. There are several more that were simply not good in the first place.To say some of these works were disappointing is not to say they were full-on bad. Indeed a couple of the listed projects were actually quite good. The issue...
  • Jay-Z Pulls A "Kanye" At BET Awards
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    One of the most infamous events in Kanye's career is when he stormed the stage during the 2009 MTV VMA's after Taylor Swift's video beat out Beyonce's.  Well, Jay-Z used an opportunity Sunday to poke fun at his Watch The Throne collaborator.  The two won the Best Video award for the video of "Otis" off Watch The Throne.  Playing off when West grabbed the mic from Swift...
  • Review: DJ Drama "Quality Street Music"
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    Some may say that DJs like Drama are not "DJs" at all. Seeing that they aren’t steady flipping faders, critics feel it's fair game to strip them of their titles. With the club experience in, mind let us make it more expansive - a DJ is someone who takes an array of sounds and combines them creatively to produce an eclectic audio experience. Thus, like Khaled and others there is no question...
  • KeY Wane Announces Mixtape Featuring Big Sean, Meek Mill, Young Jeezy, Wale & More
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    Hailing from Detroit, KeY Wane has been close with Big Sean since the rapper was on the rise.  Still in College, Wane was the producer behind Meek Mill’s mega hit “Amen” and is known for his smooth beats.  Now, looking to cement his place more as one of the rising producers in the game, KeY Wane is dropping a mixtape called So Many Keys.  The project, which is the...
  • Rappers Who Have Threatened to Retire (Video & Poll)
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    Rappers have a tendency to announce their retirement a little prematurely. Our list profiles a couple of the rappers who either got cold feet, or weren't all that serious about calling it quits in the first place. Then there's Lil Wayne, who we can't categorize just yet. Do you think he'll go through with it? Do you think he should? Check out Ashlee's breakdown of the rappers in question and...
  • HNHH Exclusive: Freeway Speaks On Upcoming Projects & More
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    While Freeway is currently out on tour HotNewHipHop was able to catch up with him before his show at Underworld. We discussed the difference between a major label versus an independent label, he gave us some details on his upcoming projects (which include a mixtape, an album, and a joint album with Brother Ali), his favorite pair of sneakers, his favorite character from The Wire and more! On...
  • Underrated Audio: March 5- 11
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    A day late, but here's three tracks from last week that were lacking in views but good ish nonetheless.       Trouble- Let Them Tell it I not only love this beat but the lyrics are on point. If you let them tell it...everybody's fake as fuck. True words from DTE's Trouble. Johnny Polygon- My Shit > Johnny Polygon is a Tulsa, Oklahoma native who has since moved out to L.A. I haven't...
  • 10 Rappers In Love
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    This year we've seen several notable rappers lock down a lady lover, either by an engagement, a baby or both. This past year brought on engagements between Future and Ciara, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Macklemore and his girl Tricia Davis, plus Big Sean & Naya Rivera-- to name a few. Love appears to be in the rapper air, and to commend this we've created a photo gallery of various rappers...
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