• Benzino & Fiancee Reportedly Fired From "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta"
    It appears as though Benzino and his fiancee Althea Eaton have been given the boot from "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" reality TV show. According to reports, the firing is a result of a brawl that took place between Althea and her castmate, Joseline Hernandez. Althea and Joseline got into a violent fight during the "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" reunion, which was captured on tape. Althea later...
  • Chris Brown Settles Two Lawsuits Stemming From Assault Cases
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    Chris Brown's pockets may be slightly lighter, but he's at least rid himself of the stress surrounding two lawsuits. Both stemmed from separate assault cases, the first, being the much-publicized fight in Washington, D.C., and the other, stemming from the time Breezy got into a fight with Frank Ocean and crew outside a recording studio in L.A. TMZ reports that Chris Brown settled...
  • Nas Previews New J Dilla-Produced Single
    Run The Jewels are earning critical-acclaim from just about every major publication for their new Run The Jewels 2 LP, but the biggest story to come from their fan appreciation night came from an entirely different hip-hop act: Nas. Dropping by the venue to support his Mass Appeal signees, the Queensbridge emcee offered some words of wisdom to Mike & Jamie before...
  • Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For R.F.C.'s "The Outsiders"
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    Smoke DZA & R.F.C., which consists of Al-Doe, Bluntsmoker, NYMLo, and 183rd, will be releasing their upcoming album, The Outsiders, in a few weeks on November 18th. Tonight, the project was made available for pre-orders on iTunes, which ultimately reveals the tracklist and artwork for it. The album will host 16 new records and feature guest appearances from some the industry’s biggest...
  • Is Kendrick Lamar Readying A New Single Titled "King Kunta"?
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    Is Kendrick Lamar about to drop off another new single here soon titled “King Kunta”? Well according to HBO Music Supervisor, Scott Vener, he is. On Wednesday night, Scott Vener pulled out his best Kanye "rant” on Twitter and went nuts over a new record he heard from Kendrick Lamar recently. Scott says he went to visit Pharrell in the studio this past weekend, when Kendrick...
  • Tracklist & Artwork Revealed For Havoc's "13 Reloaded"
    Mobb Deep’s Havoc is getting ready to drop off his new solo album, 13 Reloaded, next month, and tonight he decided to reveal the official tracklist and artwork for it. Hosting 14 records, the sequel to 2013’s 13 will feature guest appearances from Prodigy Sheek Louch, Cormega, and Mysonne. This announcement comes only a day after Havoc released the official video to “Dirt Calls”, which...
  • E-40 Announces New Tri-Album "Sharp On All 4 Corners"
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    E-40 is back at it again. Following the success of his first tri-album release, The Block Brochure, West Coast OG, E-40, is doing it again. Taking to Twitter the other night, 40 revealed that he plans to release two upcoming albums for fans called Sharp On All 4 Corners, with a third album being a deluxe edition. The projects will all be available for purchase on December 9th, which we just...
  • Jeremih Reveals "Late Nights" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
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    Jeremih has scored yet another Gold certification with the YG-featuring "Don't Tell 'Em." The singer's fourth solo track to become certified, the single joins "Down On Me" (2x Platinum), "Birthday Sex" (1x Platinum), and "I'mma Star" (Gold) on his wall of plaques. At this point, "Don't Tell 'Em" has peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, outpacing "I'mma Star," but falling...
  • Suge Knight And Katt Williams Charged With Robbery, Arrested
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    Suge Knight hasn't been having a great year. After recovering from a bullet wound that left him hospitalized, Knight (along with comedian Katt Williams) has been accused of stealing a photographer's camera. Both men were arrested on robbery charges, reports XXL. According to the DA's press release, "the two men are suspected of stealing the camera of an independent on Sept. 5 outside a...
  • On The Come Up: Skywlkr
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    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best work, and...
  • Wale Named 'Creative Liaison' Of The Washington Wizards
    The Toronto Raptors aren't the only squad to have created a position in their organization for a rapper/super fan. Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Wizards, has announced that Wale will serve as the teams 'creative liaison,' and his first job will be to perform during player intros during their home opener this Saturday. What else does a 'creative liaison do? Glad you were...
  • Rick Ross Reveals Cover Art For "Hood Billionaire" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
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    Rick Ross has wasted no time in getting into the Hood Billionaire promo, and really, he doesn't have any time to waste considering it drops on November 24th. After delivering his single with R. Kelly "Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)," he follows up today with the official album artwork for Hood Billionaire. Apart from the leaks "Elvis Presley Blvd" and "Keep Doin' That," Rozay recently...
  • Review: DeJ Loaf's "Sell Sole"
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    With a face often free of make-up and a childlike voice that delivers bars filled with tales of gun violence, come-p wishes, survival and tipsy nights off Hennessy, DeJ Loaf, the 23-year-old baby-faced rapper-singer, who hails from the East side of Detroit currently has everyone intrigued. Loaf garnered massive attention this summer with her hit single, “Try Me.” Although the DDS...
  • Run The Jewels Announce Fall Tour Dates For "RTJ2"
    After giving away RTJ2 for free (but you can still support them on iTunes here), Run The Jewels are prepared to take their second album on the road for a slew of tour dates, where they'll be joined by special guest RatKing. They announced the new tour with a promo video today. They'll be kicking it off this Friday, on October 31st, in Philadelphia. From there they'll be touring the U.S. and...
  • Subliminal Warfare: A History Of The Hidden Diss
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    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War   To be dissed in rap is nothing new. Whether it’s your flow, fashion sense or recent actions, name one MC who doesn’t have a target on his or her back for any rival rhymesayer to take a shot at. Ready, aim…but wait! When engaging in war, the objective is to...
  • T.I.'s "Paperwork" Tops Logic's "Under Pressure" For First Week Sales
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    After much speculation on the race between T.I. and Logic for the top Billboard spot, Tip's Paperwork album has come out the winner, although he wasn't quite able to attain a #1 debut. Slipknot's new album managed to outsell both T.I. and Logic, thus claiming the #1 spot. Nonetheless, T.I. comes in at #2 after moving 80,000 units opening week. This is higher than the projected 65k-70k,...
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