• Origins: The Samples From Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
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    Coming up with the right supporting beats and melody in a hip-hop track can be extremely challenging. Not to mention the time and effort it takes to make an original beat. In this day and age, artists often borrow music from other songs and build off it, to create a new and unique beat-- obviously, this is called sampling. Out of the 16 tracks put out on Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, 12 of...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: July 5-11
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.  Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't...
  • 10 Rappers That Should Get "Turnt Down" & Relax
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    Here at HotNewHipHop we advocate people getting "Turnt Up!"  Sometimes it's going to the club and wildin' out more than usual, getting amped up before a basketball game, or just going nuts in your bedroom listening to big tunes.  "Turnt Up" has become a phrase synonymous with letting loose, having an insane night, or just getting messed up on whatever your vice of choice.   We've decided to...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 4-10)
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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, 50 Cent, Lil B and more!
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: July 1-7
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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 Meek Mill, Jeremih, Juicy J and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in...
  • 30 Things We Learned From Jay-Z Twitter Q&A
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    In light of the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay Z decided he would take some time to answer questions from his fans via Twitter. Peep the list of some answers he tweeted out to his fans and maybe you'll learn something new about our good friend Jay. If, by chance you happened to be one of those lucky ones that Jay answered, let us know in the comments below! Also, now that you've had a...
  • Freestyle Matchups: WILD 'N OUT Edition
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    WILD 'N OUT is known for pitting rappers and comedians against one another in a series of competitions. To celebrate the show returning for its fifth season, HNHH has compiled a list of artists we'd like to see go head to head in freestyle battles.  We've pitted J. Cole against Drake, Kanye against Ray J, DJ Khaled against Kevin Hart and more in this freestyle faceoff! Take a look through...
  • "Versace" Remixes: Vote For Your Favorite
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    Take note, aspiring rappers - if you create a single that's both catchy and infectious enough to catch the ear of the mainstream, you could be thrust into the limelight sooner than you think (establishing connections doesn't hurt, either).  Take up-and-coming Atlanta trio Migos, for example, who are affiliated with Future's Freebandz movement and Young Scooter's Black Migo Gang. They...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: June 28 - July 4
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of Jay-Z's recent "leaks"). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.  Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (June 27-July 3rd)
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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, 50 Cent, Lil B and more!
  • Hip-Hop Artists Reppin The U.S.A: 4th Of July Photo Gallery
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    Happy Fourth of July Hip Hop lovers! In honor of America’s birthday, we wanted to put together a list of some of our favorite artists showing their love for their country. Since the U.S.A is the birthplace of Hip Hop music, it’s only fitting we give our love back with this Patriotic list. Please let us know of any additional artists you think belong on this list! 
  • 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...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: June 24-30
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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 Ace Hood, Ty Dolla $ign, Big sean and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: June 21-27
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of redacted lyric leaks from Jay-Z). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.  Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to...
  • Vixens Who Need Stitches
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    There's a pretty common rule, "Snitches Get Stitches". As HNHH's Ashlee Ray points out, there's some vixens out there that need stitches as well. Trust no one. These ladies shared some intimate details of their encounters with various rappers for a shot at fame, some were more successful than others... Watch Ashlee break down the list in the video below and vote in our poll to tell us who YOU...
  • Hottest Hip Hop Producers Right Now
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    Producers are generally the ones responsible for hot sound and trends, but they are often outshone by the more visible artists in front of them. HNHH is taking the opportunity to shed light on some of the most innovative and and prolific beatmakers in the game right now. We've included DJ Mustard, Mac Miller, Mike WiLL Made It, as well as a few names you might not be as familiar with in our list...
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