• 10 Best Rookies This Season
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    Each year ballers straight out of college, and from overseas hope to hear their name called on NBA Draft night. But being selected is only the first step to making a name for yourself in the league. There's no telling who will be the cream of the crop from each draft class. The first pick can end up being a bust, while a player who went undrafted can end up becoming a big player. We've compiled...
  • Summer Jam Recap: Performances From Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More
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    HotNewHipHop.Com was on site the day of Hot 97's Summer Jam concert, which took place this past Sunday on June 2nd. We brought the whole team down to cover the event, including the Festival Village stage, of which we were a sponsor! The Festival Village was probably just as crazy as the main event, because we had a tent set up right beside the Festival Village stage, where Action Bronson, A$AP...
  • Joey Bada$$ Reveals What's On His iPod & Talks "Summer Knights" Mixtape
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    Our interview footage from the recent HOT 97 Summer Jam continues today, with none other than Beast Coast rapper Joey Bada$$. The New York native took the stage at the Festival Village this year, a momentous event in the young rapper's rising career.  "I told myself last year I wouldn't come to Summer Jam ever again until I'm performing, and look here I am," Joey Bada$$ told us during our...
  • Durant Leaves Agent For Jay-Z's Roc Nation
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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant parted ways with agent Rob Pelinka and could align himself with Roc Nation Sports in the future, Sports Business Journal reported Friday night.USA Today, meanwhile, reported that Durant will go without an agent because he is signed with the Thunder thourgh the 2015-16 season. Durant's interest in music mogul Jay-Z's agency is for marketing...
  • Lebron's Top 5 Kicks This Postseason
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    Lebron James hasn't just been the MVP with his play on the court, but has arguably been the MVP of the sneaker game this season. However, when you are "The King", you aren't judged on your regular season performance, but whether or not you bring your game in the postseason. The same standard of excellence should be used by sneakerheads when evaluating the kicks he rocks on the court. So how good...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (June 14-20)
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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 Tyler, The Creator, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz and more!
  • The Best GIFs From The 2013 BET Awards
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    The BET Awards are always eventful. This past weekend the event rounded up some of the biggest names in the hip-hop industry, to dish out awards, perform on stage, walk the red carpet, and generally keep things hip-hop. This year we saw performances from Ciara, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar and more. We saw the stars walk the red carpet, and as usual, there were...
  • Kevin Hart's Red October Yeezy II
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    Kevin Hart took to instagram to display his latest pick-up. The elusive, Red October Yeezy II. Some instagrammers questioned the authenticity of the little man's Yeezy's, to which he quipped; "For my Haters…..REAL REAL REAL BITCHHHEESSSS!!! #TheyMadBecauseIgotMineSoEarly #OhYouMadCuzImStylingOnYou #LittleSwag #Connections #HowDareYou #EnoughSaid."Ya'll gon' learn today! 
  • Hottest R&B Projects Of 2013
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    R&B is a genre that seems to be in a constant state of flux. It's certainly very different from what it was 20 years ago - these days, many artists tend to cross over into other genres, causing debate as to what truly constitutes R&B music.  Nonethless, we've received some dope offerings this year, both from artists making a comeback and those new to the scene. They've provided a...
  • The Hottest #ChicksInKicks Of The Week
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    The complete gallery of this week's sizzling hot #Chicksinkicks. Enough said. 
  • Charts Don’t Lie: January 5
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    With the holiday season winding down, we're still seeing the affect it had on the charts and the sales. It seems like almost everyone on today's Charts round-up had an increase in sales and a rise up the Billboard 200 in the past seven days except for B.o.B. Unfortunately, Underground Luxury does not seem to be taking off in any way, and although it was released in time to give as a Christmas...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 30- Jan. 5
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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 Nicki Minaj, Drake, YG, and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite...
  • Air Jordan 11 Legend Blue Releasing
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    A "Legend Blue" Air Jordan 11 is scheduled to release in December of 2014. We understand December is a long time away, but it's never too soon to look forward to an un-retro'd Air Jordan 11. The "Columbia Blue" name can not be used because of patent issues with Columbia University, but the "Legend Blue" is essential just that. The highly exclusive "Columbia" will rival any other sneaker in terms...
  • 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...
  • Kobe Bryant Responds To Disrespectful Ranking On Twitter
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    Kobe Bryant reacts to the "disrespectful" pre-season rankings of him and the Lakers by changing his Twitter avatar. You had to know a response from Mamba was coming.  There were shockwaves sent through the NBA Twittersphere after ESPN ranked Kobe the 25th best player in the league. Plummeting down from 6th best the year before.  Even though he's recovering from a devastating injury, and still...
  • Knicks Preview Orange Alternate Jerseys
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    With the alternate jersey craze in full effect, the Knicks have given a preview of their new orange alternates. This past summer, Iman Shumpert put a photo up on Instagram of him at a photoshoot wearing an orange Knicks alternate jersey.  He took it down when he realized he'd given a preview of a jersey that was supposed to be held off until closer to the season. Now the Knicks follow the...
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