8 Hip-Hop Bromances

Bromances aren't relegated strictly for college frat boys, although you may have that idea in mind. Hip-hop has proved to be the birthing place of many a bromance, some of which have fizzled out over...

  • 8 Hip-Hop Bromances
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    Bromances aren't relegated strictly for college frat boys, although you may have that idea in mind. Hip-hop has proved to be the birthing place of many a bromance, some of which have fizzled out over the years, and some of which remain stronger than ever. We got our host Ashlee Ray to break down some of the most notable bromances in hip-hop history, including some of that are no more (Waka Flocka...
  • The Baddest B-Sides
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    The term B-sides comes from the vinyl record days, when artists would release a single, then put a little extra something on the reverse side for the fans. The tradition didn't stop when music moved to CDs, as artists would throw an extra track or two that didn't make the album on the singles disc (remember those for $2 at Strawberry's?). Now, in the mixtape era, there a lot more B-sides, and...
  • Disappointing Projects Of 2013
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    2013 was a great year for hip-hop fans. Pusha T finally released his long-awaited debut album My Name Is My Name and did not disappoint his fans. Kanye West christened himself a deity with Yeezus. J. Cole went back to his roots with his sophomore album Born Sinner and proved that Jay Z and Roc Nation were right in signing him. Drake’s Nothing Was The Same helped solidify him as one of the...
  • HNHH's Breakthrough Artists Of 2012
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    With the relentless expansion of the Internet and the rise of social media, mass exposure is accessible to more artists than ever before, for better or worse. Each new year gives rise to new artists, as well as older artists attempting to reinvent themselves in the digital age. Of this ever-growing yield there are artists that stand out, leaving a deeper impression than those that simply ride...
  • You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
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    The Future hook is a powerful thing. It can single-handedly make a hit song, it can resurrect a career, it can even show up three times on a fake Carter V tracklist with no one batting an eye. The Future hook can be triumphant, vulnerable, melodic, punchy, sometimes all at the same... ok you get the idea.  Future's presence on rap choruses has become an accepted standard. He's been called...
  • 15 Musical Hits From The Bong
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    Before you get on to reading, I feel a responsibility as this list's writer to inform the reading public that marijuana is bad. If you smoke it, you will get pregnant and/or die.  That being said, if you do choose to smoke the devil's lettuce in honor of the Waldos, here are a few ground rules: DO NOT talk about the last time you were high. Soon enough, these conversations will...
  • 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. ...
  • 12 Divergent Samples: Compare & Contrast
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    The art of sampling is no easy feat. It takes a keen ear to hear what a track develop into from a borrowed sample. Any track can contain a number of useful elements for the producer to tackle. Whether it's a drum beat, a hook, a melody or vocals a producer can take one element and use to result in, effectively, a brand new track. Many samples we hear in hip-hop are borrowed from different genres...
  • Origins: The Samples From Danny Brown's "OLD"
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    OLD is Detroit emcee Danny Brown's third studio project, released on October 8th via Fool's Gold Records. The audience rating on our review of the album stands at 85%, and we feel it's one of the better offerings of 2013, both sonically and lyrically. The production was handled by Paul White, A-Trak, SKYWLKR, Oh No, Corin Roddick, Rustie, JMIKE, Darq E Freaker and BadBadNotGood, a diverse...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 1)
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    In an ideal world, Remy Ma would be in this edition of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week instead of being in jail for another week. But, then again, Remy Ma wouldn't have been serving time in the first place. Still, life goes on and the tweets still roll. This week, Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa provide some insight into the human condition (trust us, it's...
  • It's Yo Birthday: Waka Flocka's Top 21 Tracks
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    Today Juaquin James Malphurs known better to us as Waka Flocka Flame turns 28.  Waka has made quick progress in his career over recent years. The ATL rapper has been releasing music in the game since 2009, clocking up 11 mixtapes throughout the years as well as two studio albums and eight singles. His work has made a name for himself in trap as he consistently has kept his music...
  • 15 Fine Art References In Hip-Hop Music
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    Many emcees (especially those in the limelight) display an appreciation for the finer things in life, and art is no exception. Although a less common source of inspiration, you will catch the occasional fine art reference in rap music, Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" being only the most recent example. The New Oxford American Dictionary denies fine art as "creative art, especially visual art, whose...
  • Origins: Drake's "Nothing Was The Same"
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    The songwriting process in rap can sometimes be hard to follow. With the use of sampling, and the genre's increasingly collaborative production methods, breaking down the construction of songs can become convoluted. Unless you're in the studio, a close reading of the liner notes is the most accurate representation of what went into the music presented on record.  We've gone through the NWTS...
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