Lyrics Of The Week: August 30 - September 5

There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked (with the exception of anything ever uttered by Drake). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen...

  • Lyrics Of The Week: August 30 - September 5
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked (with the exception of anything ever uttered by Drake). 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...
  • 10 Things You Need To Know About ILoveMakonnen
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    Few names have taken the hip-hop world by storm like ILoveMakonnen has in the last few months. A buzz-worthy mixtape artist came to mainstream fame after signing to Drake's OVO Sound label, along with having Drizzy blessing his single "Tuesday" with a verse. ILoveMakonnen's career hasn't been the same since, and Tuesdays at the club have been going up ever since. With all the hype, it's easy to...
  • 25 Random Photos Of Rappers With Other Celebrities
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    As y'all know, Sundays are slow here at HNHH, which is reason enough to kill time with this completely arbitrary list.  Success in the rap game will find you touring the world over, and more often than not, schmoozing with other successful people outside of your field. We've compiled a list of 25 Kodak moments between emcees and other celebrities, from Tupac and Sting to 50 Cent and Samuel L....
  • Rappers With Unique Hobbies
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    Rappers have extremely demanding work schedules, especially the successful ones. With all the time they need to prioritize towards writing music, recording, performing and engaging in press interviews, a lot of them just simply use the time to rest and unwind. However, some of them find extra time to pick up truly unique and worthwhile hobbies. When thinking about what rappers do for fun most...
  • 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...
  • It's Yo Birthday: 25 Best Mac Miller Tracks
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    For an artist that's just turned 21, Mac Miller has a discography that would have taken many years to garner. It took some time to sort through 7 mixtapes, 3 EP'S, and an independent album. But, after some extensive research and hours of listening to the Pittsburgh rapper, we've broken down 25 of his top songs. With another mixtape and an album due out in 2013, Mac Miller doesn't look like...
  • 10 Hip-Hop Artists Who Blew Up Off A Mixtape
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    Mixtapes are like opinions. Everyone has one, but not all of them matter. Your mixtape should be a totally uninhibited creative space. A platform where you can impulsively exhibit your talent for a more focused and passionate audience. The mixtape is a very reliable vehicle for hip-hop, especially in the digital era where free information spreads feverishly. In some cases, artists give away...
  • Top 10 Hip-Hop Dance Trends
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    Hip-hop dance crazes have become a huge part of our American mainstream culture. These dances, like the “Shmoney Dance” and the “Wobble” have gone viral due to sites like YouTube, Vine and Vimeo streaming artists’ videos containing them. People all over the world are able to view these dances, learn them and spread the word by teaching others. It’s amazing how...
  • 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...
  • Headlines Love Sosa: 12 Trials & Tribulations Of Chief Keef
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    The plight of rappers unable to escape the lure of the streets, and those that succumb to the pitfalls of celebrity, is an issue that spans generations of music, from Tupac, to James Brown, back on through to Chuck Berry.  Chief Keef has emerged on the rap scene out of nowhere, like a squad of guerilla soldiers bombarding a Special Forces unit in a Peruvian jungle. ...
  • 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...
  • Baby Face Killa: Rappers When They Were Young
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    Everyone was baby-faced at some point in their life. Rappers are no different. We decided to do some digging and found twenty-seven photos of various different rappers as the young'ns they once were. Albeit, some of these rappers are still young, but they're not THIS young anymore. Given it's the weekend, we know you're probably looking for some ways to procrastinate on your schoolwork/life, so...
  • 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...
  • Best Hip-Hop Break Up Tracks
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    Today, we take enjoyment from the misery of others. It's no secret that most artists experience creative highs at their personal lows. Sadly, there's nothing like a good travesty to really make someone look deeper and pull meaning from their experiences--unless you're Robin Thicke; then it's just an opportunity to embarrass yourself in front of a nation with an album filled with contradictory...
  • 5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating The Mainstream
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    With the rise of digital music, decline of music sales, and mass growth and adoption of social networks and blogs, we have seen the playing field become leveled. With that has come fewer major label releases and a lion share of independent releases. With a small number of Hip Hop albums surpassing the milestone of 100,000 sales these days - or even half that number, it has become easier to gain...
  • The Tracklist: Black Hippy Edition
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    Everyone's been talking about Kendrick Lamar and his much lauded debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, but we decided to give a little more attention to his collective.  Black Hippy epitomizes what a hip-hop collective should be: a group of rappers who can flow together as a group and still maintain a strong individual presence. They've taken the hip hop world by storm, each member having...
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