Feb 14, 2014
Valentine's Day can be rather annoying in reality, with roses, teddy bears, and cards being shoved in our faces. We all know that in reality, love is not always smooth sailing.Whether you are single, you've been cheated on, messed around by the opposite sex, or you're simply tired of today's commercialized hype, this playlist of 21 hip-hop tracks will provide you with the perfect, alternative way...
Jun 18, 2014
While emcees and rappers are mostly lauded for their lyrical capability, there’s something astonishing about having voice control, diversified delivery and for whatever reason, having a voice that stands out.
When discussing the art of rap, lyrics, record sales, popularity and winning infamous battles are often key ingredients. Hip hop critics very seldom consider an emcee’s voice...
Jul 30, 2014
Selfies are now a worldwide phenomenon. Yes, turning the camera on yourself has become an extremely popular act of our generation. Whether it's to show off your new look, a dope location or just to share your current emotion. We love selfies.
But don't think it's just the average Joe like all of us who love taking them. Rappers are very partial to selfies too and not afraid to pull out their...
Mar 18, 2013
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 A$AP Rocky, Beyonce, Future, Dizzy Wright and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own...
Now aged 44, Jay Z's career statistics are mind-blowing. He has released 21 albums, has 123 singles to his name, plus several business ventures, and according to Forbes last year, he is estimated to have a net worth of $500 million. He owns Roc Nation which houses some of the biggest names in music. Shawn Carter really needs no introduction.
What’s more shocking is that he’s still...
Over the years many rappers have ventured into acting and usually watching them act on the big screen is excruciating or downright funny. But sometimes there are rare gems where that rapper surprises you and goes beyond expectations to show off a stellar performance. Through the years plenty of rappers have taken to the screen in an effort to chronicle their lives, a big noteworthy tour, a moment...
Mar 26, 2014
When sampling, producers usually try to find obscure and/or rare source material to draw from, both because they don't want listeners to associate their final product with a song they already know, and because they'd likely to avoid copyright issues. But sometimes, out-of-the-box ideas will come to fruition, and lead producers to sample from well-known, but unexpected places.
May 27, 2013
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 Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Lil Wayne and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite...
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...
Sep 24, 2013
Nothing shows the colossal growth of hip-hop and rap music over the last 40 years than its prevalence in video games. What could only be seen has an odd pairing at best has turned into one of the most successful cross-cultural relationships in entertainment.
You have video games, a burgeoning subculture on its own, and the stereotypical pass time of the basement-dweller; and rap, the ostracized...
Apr 20, 2014
In the 90s and early 2000s, smoking marijuana was largely unaccepted and taboo. There was talk that weed was "dangerous," and despite debates and research showing that it was actually safe, and had possible healing properties, it remained banned in every US state. In recent years, more states have come to realize the medical benefits of marijuana, and it has become legal (for medical use only) in...
Apr 26, 2013
King Model Ashlee Ray breaks down the long list of rappers who decided to change their names at one point or another. Some names improved on the original, others fell flat and had rappers running back to their previous pseudonyms.
From the Tity Bois to the Guwops, check out our list of the biggest rap name changes below, and vote in our poll to prove which rapper had the worst judgement in...
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, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka and more!
In celebration of the contribution hip-hop has made to fashion, HotNewHipHop will look at the 20 most fashionable rappers of all time through the decades, from the 1980s to the present, from shelltoe Adidas and gold chains, Coogi sweaters and shiny suits. From perfectly-angled fitteds to pink minks, Louis Vuitton Dons to Ice Creams and Chuck Taylors to Adidas with Wings. From Versace to Tommy...
Feb 14, 2013
All the single guys out there know
Valentine's is just another hallmark holiday, but that doesn't mean
you can't celebrate the occasion. What better way to protest the
couple-centric day, than to embrace your own bachelor-status with a
night out at the old gentleman's club. While your friends are out buying expensive gifts for their wifeys on that 'Bands A Make Romance' tip, you'll be...
May 12, 2014
The great thing about artists in hip hop, is that you can you pretty much trust that most of the time they will be real, even when they are being broadcasted live around the world. Outspoken and honest at the best of times, hip hop is genre which prides itself on bringing on competition and delivering the truth.
Over time, this has resulted in interviews where confrontations occur, sometimes...