• 50 Cent Reveals Schoolboy Q Feature On "Animal Ambition"
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     Remember that 50 Cent and Schoolboy Q collaboration that was originally supposed to see life on Oxymoron, but never did? Well good news fam, it appears we’re about hear that record on 50’s new album Animal Ambition. In a new interview with German website HipHop.de, Fif revealed that the highly anticipated record with Schoolboy Q will now live on his upcoming album. Fif tells...
  • Jay Electronica Says He Has The Best Verse On "Control"
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     Jay Electronica isn't one to shy away from his thoughts on twitter. A few weeks ago, he took to the social media platform to vent out his frustration about so called “thugs" and crooked cops. Well on Friday, he was back at it with some more choice words during a fan Q&A. Jay spent several hours answering questions from fans on the current state of hip-hip & the media, but it...
  • RZA Responds To Wu-Tang Affiliate's Suicide Attempt
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    Earlier this week, we reported the disturbing story of Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Andre Johnson (AKA Christ Bearer) cutting off his own penis and jumping from a second story balcony in an apparent suicide attempt. Now, XXL has caught up with the crew's de facto leader, RZA, to ask him about his thoughts on the incident.  RZA, who produced Christ Bearer's group Northstar's 2003 debut...
  • Lil Herb Reveals That He's Working With Common And Rich Homie Quan
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     Nicki Minaj's recent track "Chi-Raq" was the biggest look that Lil Herb's gotten thus far in his young career, and according to him, it's made a lot of other artists interested in him. In an interview published today in VIBE, the 18-year-old MC talked about working with Minaj, and how the collaboration led to him meeting Juelz Santana, Common and Rich Homie Quan. Read excerpts from the...
  • Nas Signs Boldy James On Newly-Launched Mass Appeal Imprint [Update: Boldy James Denies Signing To Mass Appeal]
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    Boldy James is one of the illest rappers you probably haven't listened to yet, but we can expect that all to change very soon now that he's got the backing of the original Illmatic MC, Nas. We knew that Nas invested in the re-launched Mass Appeal magazine, and it turns out he's stepping things up a notch by launching a Mass Appeal label imprint. The first move was to sign Detroit's Boldy James, a...
  • The Underachievers Talk "Cellar Door" & Enlightening Their Generation
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    The Underachievers (Issa Gold and AK) are about halfway through their "Eyes Of The World" tour, which has them matched up with some equally forward-thinking emcees like Denzel Curry, Dillon Cooper, and Azizi Gibson. HotNewHipHop was able to catch up with the psychedelic rap duo, who explained the approach to their upcoming project, Cellar Door, their goal to "enlighten" their generation, and the...
  • Chinx Reveals Debut Album Title, "Cocaine Riot 4" Artwork
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    Chinx (formerly Chinx Drugz) is next in line for the Coke Boys crew, and he's already begun his plans to break through. The rapper spoke with XXL concerning his debut album, as well as how he's selecting his label. “I’m working on a bunch of deal situations," he said, indicating that he's not taking advice from anyone when choosing his label. "I control everything as far as where I...
  • Beyoncé And Jay Z Are In The Midst Of Shooting A New Music Video
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    It's been a slow news morning so far, folks, so here's a light one for you. Hip-hop and R&B's most recognizable power couple were sighted shooting a new video in Los Angeles' High Desert yesterday afternoon. A photo was captured of Hov and Bey riding a motorcycle together, the former rocking all-black and the latter a wedding dress. We assume the shoot was either for their collaborative...
  • Chris Brown's Mugshot Leaked
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    We recently featured a photo gallery of 30 Rapper Mugshots, and Chris Brown (although, yes, technically an r'n'b singer) was not on the list. Today Breezy's recent mugshot has surfaced, and it would make a prime addition to the list.  Chris Brown's mugshot was taken during his Washington, D.C. arrest back in October, but WUS9 managed to get the photo and leak it to the world wide web for us...
  • Teen Turns Down $98K For His Signed Red October Yeezys
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    Remember the kid who went to see Kanye perform and was lucky enough to have his Red Octobers signed by 'Ye himself? Well, according to a write-up in the New York Times, he turned down a $98,000 offer for the kicks. At the Manhattan event last month, one young vendor turned away $98,000 in cash for his Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” sneakers, designed by Kanye West and signed by the...
  • Review: Dizzy Wright's "State Of Mind" EP
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    Few rappers out can say they have been rapping since the age of eight and actually mean it. Dizzy Wright has been performing long before he even hit puberty. His mother, who penned his lyrics when he was just starting out, was a concert promoter and exposed him to the industry while other children his age were playing video games and learning their multiplication times table. In 2010, he got his...
  • Krayzie Bone Announces "Chasing The Devil" Album Trilogy & Release Date
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     After facing a few setbacks, it appears that Krayzie Bone is finally ready to release his very last solo effort ever. On July 22nd, the ex Bone-Thug will release the first of his three-part Chasing The Devil album trilogy. “I know our fan family has been anxiously anticipating the release of my final solo album,” the Bone thugs-n-harmony rapper says in...
  • Cam'ron Covers Mass Appeal, Talks Upcoming Projects & Capes
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    Cam'ron is making a bit of a comeback this year. We've already heard a pretty awesome collaboration between him and A-Trak, and we'll be getting an EP from the duo later this year. He's also getting involved in the fashion game. Never one to shy away from some pretty flamboyant looks, Cam has revealed a new line of capes. Cam covers all of this and more in his new interview with Mass Appeal....
  • Win Kid Ink Tickets [Irving Plaza, NYC]
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    Kid Ink continues his "My Own Lane" tour, and HotNewHipHop is giving you the chance to catch him live in concert!We've got tickets to Ink's show at New York's Irving Plaza on April 20th. If you're in the area, and would like to attend the show, simply follow the rules below, and you could be seeing Kid Ink, King Los and Bizzy Crook live in concert! THE RULES ARE SIMPLE:1) Follow...
  • Q-Tip & Dr. Dre May Be Working On "Detox"
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    Dr. Dre's on-again, off-again album Detox has become a bit of a punchline in the hip hop community. The proposed follow up to 1999's Chronic 2001 has been in the works for years, and has even had a few false-start singles.  Meanwhile, Dre has been making a killing off of his Beats headphones empire, moving him past Jay Z as the second richest rapper in the game just this...
  • Katie Got Bandz Talks On "Drillary Clinton 2", Chicago's Violence & More
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    Katie Got Bandz is one of the few female MCs in the Chicago drill movement that is currently making waves in the entire rap scene. We connected with Katie initially for our editorial about female rappers within drill rap, and once more we were able to connect with Katie for a lengthier interview this time, while she was out in NYC. It turns, being a rapper wasn't Katie's first dream career-wise....
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