"Damn, I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us" - Drake
Rappers and athletes have always had close ties, but it seems we're seeing more and more crossover between sports and music. Much of that can be attributed to Instagram, which has created a need for every celebrity to flex the chance encounters they have with other celebrities....
Aug 27, 2013
Although fashion has always been a part of hip-hop culture, it's been taken to a new level in recent years thanks to artists such as A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Pharrell, 2 Chainz and Danny Brown. Love it or hate it, more and more of your favorite emcees are becoming acutely fashion conscious, both in and outside the genre.
Current trends include jogging pants (leather or otherwise), leather in...
Jan 23, 2014
Part of the rapper lifestyle means lots of travelling, lots of fans and/or groupies, and hardly any time to settle down and wife up. Thus it may not come as a surprise that rapper seeds often get sprinkled across the states, and often times, they've got multiple baby mamas.
Some rappers have become more notorious for doing this more than others, and those are the ones we're looking at...
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.
Nov 29, 2013
Earlier this year, we hit you with the first edition of our vixen countdown-- but things move fast in the hotties game, so we got Ashlee Ray to come back and give us an update on the 11 sexiest vixens in the industry right now.
Watch the countdown below, and let us know who your top vixen is in the comments!
1. Rosa Acosta2. Amazin Amy3. Tahiry Jose 4. Yaris Sanchez5. Claudia...
Sep 6, 2013
Yesterday the photo above of Hov jumping into the pool with Bey while on vacation in Italy surfaced.
Jay's hands-flailing jump resulted in meme after meme, and we'll undoubtedly be seeing this photo of Hov circulate for awhile.
Take a look at some of the funniest memes of Jay Z's now infamous pool dive!
When used properly, ad-libs can really accelerate the popularity of an artist. Just ask Big Sean or 2 Chainz. These between-the-lines phrases are designed to hype up listeners, adding extra energy to their verses. Ad-libs tend to be funny, serious, or flat-out ridiculous. Recently, acts like Migos have taken ad-libs to the next level. While some rapper ad-libs can be annoying, there are those...
Jan 15, 2014
2013 saw many breakout stars. From Chance The Rapper, to Jhene Aiko, to Rich Homie Quan, it was more difficult than ever to predict who would rise to fame at any given moment.
2014 will likely be no different, but we've organized a few artists who could very well have big breaks this year. Some are more visible than others, but all of them have the potential to make a splash in the rap...
Sep 19, 2013
We know that The Weeknd is not considered hip hop, but you can't escape Kiss Land as a great production piece. The Weeknd is known to be one of the new faces of R&B and Drake's go-to guy for an R&B feature. With no surprise, you'll also find Drizzy Drake featured on this project on "Live For." Out of the 10 tracks on Kiss Land, not counting the bonus tracks, we found 5 were sampled by other...
Oct 26, 2013
Throwback photos have definitely become somewhat of a a novelty at this point, but there's a certain nostalgia a photo can create that is hard to find anywhere else. We've compiled a list of 20 of the best vintage photographs of legendary rappers together-- some of the pairs are predictable, some are surprising, and a few of the rappers pictured are no longer with us. Either way, they're all...
Aug 28, 2013
Summer is nearing it's end, and while the warm weather will soon subside, the season will be remembered through the tracks that soundtracked it. With plenty of huge releases, we've been pretty spoiled as far as big summer tracks go, with material from the likes of Drake, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and more. We've done our best to catalog the many songs that defined Summer 2013-- take a look at...
Nov 30, 2012
At the beginning of November we did a list that comprised of 9 Creative Rappers You Should Know About. Today we're following up that list with 7 Creative Producers You Should Know About. Producers lack credit across the boards, but they are essential in creating a song, and not just a 'song' but a dope song. A head-bobbing, I-wanna-look-up-the-lyrics-ASAP song is nothing without...
Nelly has been teasing fans with the visual for his single "Get Like Me" for awhile now, and he was finally ready to release the Colin Tilley-directed video to the world yesterday. And it appears the world enjoyed it.
"Get Like Me" is one of the instances where the visual really helps bring the song to a new level, you may actually like the song more after watching the music video. Undoubtedly...
Scroll through the gallery to see the Top 10 music videos on hotnewhiphop for the month of July
Feb 20, 2014
Last Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of hip hop legend Big L’s untimely death. The Harlem rapper helped propel the strong New York hip hop movement in the nineties, and collaborated with dozens of artists including a young Jay-Z, Tupac, Fat Joe.
Today we decided to make our throwback record his lethal collaboration with Pac, "Deadly Combination", but we're taking things one step...
Although Lil Wayne seems to be very M.I.A. as of late (apart from being featured on a few random tracks here and there) there is hope of new Lil Wayne material on the way. And what's more, it'll be off Tha Carter V.
Mel Smith, the Senior VP of Promotions at Cash Money Records, sparked some buzz recently when he tweeted that new music off Carter 5 was “coming soon”. How soon is soon?...