• 2014 American Music Awards Recap
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    After a long night of performances, single debuts, and a fair amount controversy, the 2014 American Music Awards is finally over. We'll be making some show footage available once ABC gets their official videos uploaded. In the meantime, check out a full list of the winners and nominees from tonight's event. Winners are in bold. The American Music Awards are voted upon entirely by the general...
  • Lil Wayne Debuts "Start A Fire" At American Music Awards
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    As previously announced, Weezy F. Baby took the stage at tonight's American Music Awards to debut his brand new Carter V single "Start A Fire." Featuring a chorus from Christina Milian, the track centers on a relationship between the former member of the Hot Boyz and a "hot girl" that catches his attention. The preview was just over two-minutes in length, so we can assume that a...
  • Iggy Azalea Wins "Best Hip Hop Album" At The American Music Awards
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    In the ongoing debate about whether or not Iggy Azalea is "hip hop," the judges at the American Music Awards have cast their vote as an overwhelming "yes." Beating out Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, as well as Drake's Nothing Was The Same, Iggy's The New Classic took home the ceremony's award for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album. “This award is the first award...
  • Ludacris Shares Artwork For "Burning Bridges" EP [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
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    Before we get to hear Ludacris' upcoming album, Ludaversal, the veteran Atlanta artist will be dropping an EP entitled Burning Bridges on December 16th. Announced back in October, the EP is thus far spotty on details, but today we received the somewhat literal artwork. With the title referencing Luda (real name Chris Bridges)'s last name, the EP's cover shows a house on fire,...
  • J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Defend Bill Cosby Following Rape Allegations, Say He "Gets A Pass"
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    You may know J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League for their many production credits on Rick Ross' albums, including his "Maybach Music" series. The trio of beatmakers have a very good reputation for making luxurious instrumentals filled with live instrumentation, but as of last night, they may have trouble getting work for a while. While it's unclear which member of the group was handling the Twitter account...
  • Essential Lucki Eck$ Tracks
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     Lucki Eck$ is one of the most interesting characters in the rap game. Still a teenager, the rapper has taken the world by storm with his lazy flow, smooth beats and often uncomfortable subject matter. With two hot mixtapes under his belt in 2013's Alternative Trap and this year's Body High, the young star has proven his power in full-length projects. And after linking up with the likes of...
  • Mister Cee To Resign From Hot 97 [Update: Listen To His Final Mix]
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    Mister Cee has come dangerously close to resigning from HOT 97 in the past, with reports that he would do so shortly after allegations of his use of prostitutes came about last year. In the end, Cee decided to stick with the station, but a message from Funkmaster Flex now reveals that the beloved DJ will be officially resigning as of today. No word on the reasoning behind his departure, but Cee...
  • Philadelphia Rap Icon Cool C To Be Executed In January
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    Cool C has spent the last 18 years in prison following a 1996 murder conviction. The Philadelphia rap legend was given the death penalty when he was found guilty for the murder of of police officer Lauretha Vaird in a robbery attempt assisted by Steady B, a fellow member of his rap group, C.E.B. The rapper was initially scheduled to be given a lethal injection on March 9, 2006, but the...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: November 23
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    Big K.R.I.T. lands himself a strong debut for his sophomore effort Cadillactica, sliding into the Billboard 200's top 5 at #5. This happens to be the same debut as his first LP, Live From The Underground, although Krizzle upped his numbers this time, ever so slightly, moving 44,000 units. Live From The Underground did 41,000. That's definitely a respectable starting place for a rapper who refused...
  • Chicks In Kicks Weekly Recap Ft. Ashanti
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    The female sneakerheads are still bringing out the heat, despite the increasingly colder weather. The '3M' Air Jordan 13 which recently released made a few appearances in this week's recap, as did a slue of other recent Air Jordan releases.In this week's Chicks In Kicks recap we saw Ashanti repping for Nike in the 'Heart Of A Lion' LeBron 12, Erykah Badu in the Nike KD5 'Christmas', and...
  • 50 Cent Disses Diddy On Instagram, Later Deletes Post
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    It's clear that 50 Cent likes to take any chance he can get to throw some shade Diddy's way, but in entering the Vodka market, the rivalry may have just been taken to the next level. It appears that 50 Cent has partnered with Effen Vodka, and after promoting the beverage on his Instagram, it didn't take long for Curtis to diss his competition. 50 posted an image of Puff dancing with a larger...
  • Kanye West Is "Going To China To Work On The Yeezis"
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    Kanye West generally isn't the most cooperative person with paparazzi, but over the last year or so he seems to have lightened up considerably. On his way through the airport today, he even laughed at a question regarding whether he would oil himself up for a shoot, Kim-style, before actually giving the reporters an exclusive on his latest fashion ventures. "I'm going to China to work on the...
  • Lil B Talks Working With Lil Wayne, YouTube Partnership At MIT Lecture
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    Lil B delivered his first lecture in 2012 at NYU, which generated a lot of attention, and inspired some very thoughtful pieces. Most of all, Lil B's words were sincere and uplifting, which is why the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (which happens to be ranked as the number one university in the world) asked him to speak to students this week. Addressing the crowd, Lil B had...
  • 28 Grams: Instagram Recap (Nov. 22)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted 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 artists...
  • Migos Allegedly Jumped, Quavo Robbed Of Chain In DC [Update: DC Rappers Claim To Have Chain]
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    Migos have been involved in a few altercations at shows recently, but things seem to have become more serious during their most recent appearance in DC. After getting into a scuffle with GBE's Capo, and being hit with subsequent threats from Fredo Santana recently, the trio were allegedly jumped at their show in the nation's capital yesterday -- though it's not clear if the two...
  • Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: November 22]
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    Want your music video promoted and featured on HNHH? Submit your original music video for the chance to be posted on HNHH's YouTube channel and in our video section.   This week's winner is Nissa Seych, with her video for "Dreams Brother." To view other past winners click HERE. What you get:- Your music video will be Posted on the HNHH's Youtube Channel and HotNewHipHop.com.- Video...
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