• Game Responds To The Death Of Two Police Officers In Brooklyn, Criticizes "I Can Breathe" Shirts
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    Just when you thought the racial tension in New York could not get any worse, two NYPD officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn yesterday. The shooter, who allegedly killed his ex girlfriend before targeting the officers, is reported to have been seeking possible "revenge" for Eric Garner and Mike Brown, two black men killed at the hands of police earlier this year. Game had a few words to...
  • 2 Chainz Dishes On "Tru Jack City" Mixtape
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    Since releasing his debut solo album, Based On A T.R.U Story in 2012, 2 Chainz has been pumping out new music on the regular. While 2014 was the first year since his debut not to feature a full length studio album, Tity 2 Necklace did make sure to provide us with an experimental new EP called Freebase. Of course, Chainz has big plans for 2015, getting the ball rolling in the first quarter....
  • Charts Don’t Lie: December 21
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    It's a Cole Winter. The rapper surprised us when he announced his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive in late November, and released the album shortly thereafter. J. Cole stripped the album release of all things unnecessary, from endless promo interviews where the same subjects are broached again and again, to excessive bonus records, to the expected listening sessions with industry insiders. With...
  • LL Cool J & Canibus Squash Their Longstanding Beef
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    LL Cool J and Canibus have been sworn enemies since 1997, when they took shots at one another on LL's crew track, "4,3,2,1". Further diss tracks followed, and while things have certainly calmed down between the two in recent years, it seemed the rapper's relationship would never officially be mended. However, an announcement at a recent LL concert proved otherwise, as the GOAT rapper brought 'Bis...
  • Nicki Minaj & Ex-Boyfriend Safaree Go Back And Forth On Twitter
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    Nicki Minaj managed to be the rare celebrity who kept her private life extremely private over the last few years, but following her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and the release of her confessional album, The Pinkprint, Minaj's personal life has come to the forefront. Nicki's business has never been as visible as it was on Twitter this afternoon, when she decided to...
  • Reports Surface That Yung Berg Might Be Gay [Update: Berg Responds]
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    Yung Berg from Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood has been getting a lot of press lately. In the last month, he's been fired from the show, called out for owing over $86,000 in child support and arrested for attacking his girlfriend. Seems like he can't stay out of the news because now Hot 97 reports that Ray J's manager, Cash Jones, has called the rapper out for being gay, or something like that....
  • Q-Tip Schools Iggy Azalea In Hip-Hop History
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    Yesterday, Q-Tip was dragged into an argument between Azealia Banks and Action Bronson, questioning Bronson on his word choice on a few occasions. Today, the former Tribe Called Quest member targeted Iggy Azalea, who made some remarks about Banks on Twitter yesterday. In essence, Tip delivered a history lesson on hip-hop's place within the black community as a means of celebration,...
  • The Weeknd Receives The Allan Slaight Award
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    If you see the phrase "young Canadians who have the ability to turn their talent into inspiration," you're probably thinking to yourself, "there ain't no award for that." However, it turns out that in Canada, there is. The Allan Slaight Award, named for a Canadian media magnate, was founded in 2010, and given to Drake in 2011. This year, Abel Tesfaye of The Weeknd ha won the award. Below,...
  • Hottest Music Videos Of 2014
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    Music videos have always been an integral part of hip-hop. Whether it’s shots of the neighborhoods that birthed some of the world’s biggest stars, or the spoils that come with commercial victories, the visuals are a crucial component to solidifying artistic expression. Like a good soundtrack does for a movie, these videos helped make 2014’s hottest songs even more memorable....
  • RiFF RAFF Plans To Drop Two Albums On June 1st
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    World, brace yourselves. We may get not one, but two more albums from RiFF RAFF in 2015. Taking to Instagram, the cornrowed white rapper detailed plans for two projects, Peach Panther and Purple Panther, both dropping on June 1st. Read his lengthy post below:   2 ALBUMS DROPPiNG ON THE SAME DAY JUNE 1ST 2015 THE PEACH PANTHER & THE PURPLE PANTHER ARE 2 TOTALLY DiFFERENT...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Dec. 20)
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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...
  • Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: December 20]
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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 winners are Dre, Ced & DC Deezyy, with their video for "FTP." Watch it below. To view other past winners click HERE.What you get:- Your music video will be Posted on the HNHH's Youtube Channel and...
  • Iggy Azalea Responds To Azealia Banks Emotional Interview On Hot 97 [Update: Anonymous Threatens Iggy]
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    Yesterday you may have seen the interview with Azealia Banks on Hot 97, where she got pretty emotional mid-way when discussing racism and the appropriation of black culture, particularly in relation to hip-hop. This was brought on by a discussion of Iggy Azalea, Azealia's nemesis. While Azealia may get a tad too emotional during this discussion, it just proves how passionate she is about these...
  • Twitter Reacts To 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11 Release
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    The much anticipated 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11 finally launched this morning at 8am EST via all major retailers and it was pure, unadulterated chaos in the internet streets. Most website were overloaded instantly, which isn't a surprise considering people were rioting and getting tased earlier this week just trying to get raffle tickets for the shoes.Sneakerheads across the country, including...
  • Review: D'Angelo's "Black Messiah"
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    After 14 years of waiting, D’Angelo’s surprise album Black Messiah had every right to be the R&B/Soul equivalent of Guns & Roses' Chinese Democracy - a creaky mess that was done no favors by the weight of fan expectations. But that’s not what happened. It might be blasphemy (no pun intended), but Black Messiah is actually better than D’Angelo’s 2000...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Dec. 13)
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    To say a lot of stuff happened this week would be a complete understatement. So we won't and will just give you a short recap. For one, we're living in a world where there's a new D'Angelo album. Secondly, we may soon live in a world where Bobby Shmurda is behind bars. In less epochal/apocalyptic news, Nicki Minaj and J. Cole are having a moment after their recent album releases. Third time's...
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