• Drill Alternatives: The Other Side Of Chicago Rap
    Commercial rap conversation often revolves around the same dozen or so artists, with the spotlight constricting further in regional rap discussions. This is especially true of Chicago. Drill rap has dominated Chicago’s rap scene for several years now, and has been America’s primary lense into the state of the youth in the city. Though organic in its takeover, the Drill aesthetic has...
  • Stream OG Maco's New EP Entirely Produced By Cardo "Live Life 2"
    OG Maco continues his Live Life series today with the second instalment, Live Life 2, available to stream on Soundcloud. This time the buzzing rapper, who grew popular off his hashtag-worthy song "U Guessed It", recruits Cardo for all the production on the EP. The EP includes the recent leak with Johnny Cinco, "Sheesh" and six other records, including another Johnny Cinco feature and an...
  • T.I. Speaks On Next Two Albums, "The Return" & "Love & Liability"
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    Along with our premiere of T.I.'s "About The Money" remix (now featuring Lil Wayne and Jeezy), Life + Times had an exclusive interview with the ATLien about his new album, the other projects he has on the way, the new cats coming out of the ATL and more. Tip reveals some interesting information about the other albums he's been working on, to follow up Paperwork. Earlier in the year the...
  • Drake's Affiliate OVO Chubbs Disses Tyga On Instagram
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    Tyga took us by surprise with his brutally honest interview about his Young Money camp. The rapper recently expressed that he wasn't getting along with YMCMB when he went on a Twitter rant about the label, saying they were holding him "hostage." He exposed his dissatisfaction once more when talking to VIBE about his label situation and his new album The Gold Album. T-Raww said he...
  • Porn Star Accuses Maino Of Punching Her Outside Of A Club [Update: Maino Arrested]
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    Just about this time last year, Maino was arrested for driving with a suspended license. The NYC artist seems to have tapped October as a month when "anything goes," as a porn star just accused him of punching her inside of an SUV parked outside of NYC nightclub The Griffin. Page Six reports that Mellanie Monroe (who, they note, you may remember for her roles in films such as...
  • Steve Nash Out For Season, Career Likely Over
    Over the course of the last few seasons, Steve Nash has been riddled with injuries and has only been able to suit up for the Lakers for 65 of a possible 164 regular season games. The NBA's active assist leader will now miss the entire 2014-15 season because of a back injury, which makes it highly likely he'll be hanging 'em up for good. "Being on the court this season has been my top priority,...
  • Behind The Beat: Rising Producer Sango
    The hip-hop production game has never been more diverse, and HNHH wants to introduce you to the newcomers who will surely be a part of hip-hop's future sound-template.  We begin our series with Michigan-based soundsmith Sango, who readers may recognize, most recently, as one of the producers behind Tinashe's "Cold Sweat," alongside SykeSense and Drake's main man Boi-1da, off...
  • Stream/Download Run The Jewels New Album "Run The Jewels 2"
    Run The Jewels, which consists of Killer Mike and El-P, were originally supposed to release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on October 27th via Mass Appeal Records, but had a little change in plans. Apparently the project sprung an early leak so Killer Mike decided to just give it away for free tonight. The sequel to their 2013 project contains 11 records and features guest...
  • Tink Reportedly Signs With Timbaland's Mosley Music Group
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    We've known for months that Timbaland's been working closely with Chicago MC Tink, as they were seen together in the studio earlier this year, and then more recently, he shared a preview of  song he's working on with her and Andre 3000. Now, it appears as though their work relationship will be more long-lasting, as Timbo's allegedly signed Tink to his new Mosley Music Group label, a new...
  • Social Media Explodes With Rage Following 'Supreme x Nike' Release
    Today was a weird day in the sneaker community. A new Supreme x Nike collab released, but not at their New York shop. Supreme's London and Los Angeles stores had limited pairs of the Nike Air Force 1 Collection, and the rest of us were left to click-battle with the robots. In a surprise to no one, the kicks sold out online almost as fast as they became available, which resulted in a wave of fury...
  • Stream Chris Webby's Debut Album "Chemically Imbalanced"
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    Chris Webby is gearing up to drop his debut album, Chemically Imbalanced, via his self-started imprint Homegrown Music and eOne. The Connecticut-raised rapper is releasing the new album on October 28th, but before then, Billboard has unleashed a full stream of the project. Webby is also embarking on a "Chemically Imbalanced" tour, kicking off the day after his album drops in NYC, you...
  • On The Come Up: GoldLink
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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 and producers 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...
  • Dom Kennedy Says New Album Is Coming Soon
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    Dom Kennedy has taken a back seat when it comes to music, after releasing Get Home Safely just over a year ago. He's been keeping himself busy by touring in support of the album, but still, fans are fiending for some new music from the chilled out L.A. rapper. We caught up with Dom after a recent show, and the rapper promised us that he's been steady working even if we don't see the output...
  • King Los Announces New Deal With RCA, Debut Album Executive Produced By Diddy
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    Earlier today we premiered a new record from former Bad Boy rapper King Los, "Only One Of Me." Along with the new single, Los had some big news to share; he inked a deal with RCA for himself and the After Platinum imprint.  Now, in a press release about the new deal, we get a few more details. The rapper is working on his debut album for 2015 which will be executive produced by...
  • Tyga Says He Doesn't "Get Along With" Drake & Nicki Minaj, Is "Trying To Go Independent" [Update: Drake Responds]
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    Since Tyga went on a tweeting spree about his dissatisfaction with Young Money a few weeks ago, we haven't heard any updates about his label (or for that matter, album) status, but a new interview with VIBE may offer some clues. Appearing on the cover of the publications first digital-only issue, Tyga gives a more in-depth look at his struggle inside Young Money. The interview begins...
  • Bad Bitches: 10 Women Who Rep Hip-Hop
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    "Rap is something you do, Hip-hop is something you live," legendary rapper KRS One professed in the song so fittingly titled "Hip Hop Vs. Rap." Through music, fashion, film, and even fitness, women like Vashtie, Shauna Harrison, DJ K Sly, and Leah McSweeney perfectly exemplify KRS One's statement. Not only do these women live hip-hop, they do and create super dope things that allow us...
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