• 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Nov. 28- Dec. 4)
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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, Action Bronson, Chief Keef and more!
  • A Selection Of Dope Art Inspired By Rappers
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    Graffiti is obviously a staple to the hip-hop culture, but artwork in general is just as important. While some rappers prefer a badly photo-shopped cover for their mixtape, we do have instances of dope artwork being used by rappers for album and mixtape covers, and that makes the project that much more engaging.  Today we've collected an assortment of artwork which drew inspiration from a...
  • Love & Hip-Hop: Best Moments of Season 4
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    Monday nights on VH1 (referred to as #MenaMondays by some) is one of the most exciting nights for reality TV due to the fact that is when the drama-filled Love & Hip-Hop airs, causing the "twitterverse"to be on tilt from 8PM-9PM. From Erica Mena's crazy outbursts, Peter Gunz's newfound Stevie J-like persona, and "Joehiry's" rocky relationship, Love & Hip-Hop produces memorable moments...
  • Rappers React To The Seahawks Winning The Super Bowl
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    Everyone was tuned in last night to the Super Bowl XLVIII, as the Seattle Seahawks seemed to easily beat the Denver Broncos, making many fans either extremely frustrated or extremely happy, depending on which side you were on. Although the Broncos managed to score some points in the latter half of the game, it was by no means enough to catch up to the Seahawks, who by that time were far...
  • Hip-Hopera
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    On paper, hip-hop and opera seem like completely different styles of music, but many producers have shown us otherwise. Using dramatic, often high-pitched vocal samples, they add a theatrical element to rap tracks. The vocals can come from samples of actual operas or, more commonly, presets on synths or keyboards, and they've been used by everyone from Three 6 Mafia to RiFF RAFF to Tech...
  • Top 15 "Apache" Samples: The Evolution Of One Of Hip Hop's Most Well Known Instrumentals
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    Hip Hop’s favorite sample has the least Hip Hop origins. Jerry Lordan, a British RAF veteran and part-time songwriter, was inspired by the story Massai - who was the last Apache left after Chief Geronimo surrendered New Mexico to the United States. Lordan composed the riff and legendary British guitarist Bert Weedon originally recorded it. The veteran didn’t like Weedon’s...
  • 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...
  • The Funniest Tweets About Lil Boosie's New-Found Freedom
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    Last night proved to be an eventful one, when we learned that Lil Boosie was finally a free man. All the internet rejoiced, and fans of the Baton Rouge native began to come out of the woodwork, just in time to celebrate his freedom. Boosie's rap sheet dates back to 2009 when he pled guilty to a third-offence marijuana possession charge, for which he was sentenced to two years in prison. However,...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 8-14)
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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...
  • Ladies Night: Dopest Videos By Female Rappers
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    "This is ladies night and our rhymes is tight, oh this is ladies night...," Missy Elliott sang on the 1997 hit track, "Ladies Night" that she collaborated on with Angie Martinez, Lil Kim, Left Eye and Da Brat. The song was featured on the "Nothing to Lose" soundtrack. Just as the MCs mentioned above occupied space and declared their reign on "Ladies Night", women rappers have been doing the...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: April 5th-11th
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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 open rap letters 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 get...
  • F*ckin Problems - Chris Brown Edition
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    The highly successful singer/rapper has had his share of troubles in recent years.  Ashlee Ray counts down some of Chris Brown's difficult moments with special appearances by Frank Ocean, Drake, the Swat Team, Rihanna & a valet parking attendant. // Which artist is getting into the most trouble these days?
  • Rappers Rocking The Jordan V Grape. Who Wore It Best?
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    The Jordan V "Grape" releases for the first time in 7 years this weekend. One of the most popular and iconic shoes of the 90s, the Jordan V "Grape" was the first lifestyle colorway for the Jordan Brand. The shoe had no significance in a playoff game, or tremendous scoring effort, in fact Michael Jordan never laced them up for a professional game. Yet the shoe remains one of the most sought after...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (May 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, Gucci Mane, Gunplay and more!
  • Lyrics Of The Week: February 15-22
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days. Generally, specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of Lil' Wayne's recent Emmett Till controversy). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.  Lyrics of the Week is brought to you by our collaborators at gotbars.com, currently one...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Feb. 18-24
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    This new 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 Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, Ghostface, Juicy J and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own...
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