Top Music Videos Of February

We're kicking off a brand new monthly recap feature on HotNewHipHop, where we look for the top music videos of the past month. Each month we'll round up the visuals that caught our eyes, from...

  • Top Music Videos Of February
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    We're kicking off a brand new monthly recap feature on HotNewHipHop, where we look for the top music videos of the past month. Each month we'll round up the visuals that caught our eyes, from big and small rappers alike; this also gives you an opportunity to catch up on videos you may have missed. The videos listed aren't necessarily the most popular or talked-about, but rather the most...
  • 16 People Rick Ross Thinks He Is
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    Rick Ross has a well-documented case of multiple personality disorder. Sure, plenty of rappers compare themselves to athletes, characters, and mobsters, but Rozay takes it to a whole new level.  From his rap name, to his song titles, to his recurring "I think I'm..." punchlines, Ross is always looking for new personas to take on. Mastermind was scheduled to drop today, so in its absence we've...
  • Hottest Albums Of 2013
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    2013 has been a pretty crazy year for albums. We saw many rappers trying to create the biggest "event" around their projects-- whether it be Jay Z's Samsung rollout, Kanye West's projections, Eminem's SuperBowl announcement, or Drake's omni-presence of new tracks.  Things became even more divisive when it came to the music, but we've attempted to break down the hottest albums of the year...
  • Cinematic: 10 Rappers With Films About Their Lives
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    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...
  • 5 Hip-Hop Tours That Are Worth The Ticket Price
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    Lets be real, most of us can't even afford to buy CDs at retail value. At least that's what we tell ourselves as we pirate just about every record we can get our hands on. That being said, there are some things in life that just aren't accessible for free on the internet no matter how badly we want them to be. One of those things is food. Another is live performances. "Bullshit! 50 is streaming...
  • It's Yo Birthday: Common's Top 21 Tracks
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    Today, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr, known to us as Common, turns 42 years old. He is one of the finest talents to come of out of the state of Chicago, having produced 29 singles and 9 studio albums across a career that spans the twenty-two years.The Chi-Town rapper is no ordinary hip hop artist. Common is known for his impressive lyricism, Afrocentric approach as well as being a conscious rapper....
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 15-21)
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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. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities. This...
  • 25 Professional Wrestling References in Hip Hop
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    Professional wrestling and hip hop – sounds like an odd combination, but the two cultures that have a lot in common and quite a lot of respect for each others craft. Wrestling federations, whether it has been WWE, WCW, or TNA have all dabbled in hip hop. These companies have frequently collaborated with the genre to make some dope theme tunes for wrestlers. You may also recall that some...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 23-30
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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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • Kanye West Vs. The Press: 10 Run-Ins With The Media
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    Kanye West has always been well aware that the press is a necessary evil when it comes to gaining success. But as his presence in music and his other ventures have grown (his affiliation with Kim Kardashian not withstanding), so has the demand for pictures and coverage of him. The constant prying into his life and being hounded by photographers, paired with the feeling that he is not taken...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: April 13-20
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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 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • Top U.K. Rappers In The Grime Game
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    When most people think of rap and hip-hop, they often only reference American artists. They’re given most of the credit when it comes to claiming the genre as their own and being responsible for its evolution, in some ways, rightly so, after all, New York was hip-hop's birthing place. However, English rappers have their own claim to fame in the rap/hip-hop scene. They are even responsible...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (May 10)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • Jay Z And Solange Memes Go Cray-Z
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    Yesterday the blogs and gossip sites went crazy over security footage from an elevator at the Standard Hotel in NYC on the night of the Met Gala. The footage showed Solange, Jay Z and Beyonce entering the elevator with security guards, and as the doors close, Solange completely attacks Hova, feet kicking in the air and hands flailing. While we're still waiting for some sort of statement on what...
  • NBA Playoffs Preview: Sleeper Picks Edition (via BallOverAll)
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    The Heat, Spurs and Thunder have all had the years that were expected of them when the season tipped off six months ago. However, there have also been some surprises along the way creating a handful of sleepers in this year’s playoff field. While parity has never been the NBA’s strong suit, there are a few teams not located in Miami, San Antonio or OKC that have a good chance of advancing...
  • 8 Best Tracks By NBA Players This Season (Via BallOverAll)
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    From Shaquille O' Neal to Allen Iverson, and onto Ron Ar...Metta World Peace the NBA has been home to many aspiring rappers - some rap ventures have been more successful than others.  The new crop of NBA players is full of budding emcess, some good and others, well you know. Some of these players catch wreck on the mic, and you probably already heard their tracks: guys like Iman Shumpert and...
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