• 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....
  • Nas Signs Boldy James On Newly-Launched Mass Appeal Imprint
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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...
  • 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....
  • Jordan Brand Officially Unveils The Air Jordan XX9
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    The Jordan XX9 was officially unveiled today in New York City, and Tinker Hatfield and Michael Jordan were on hand for the event. The Air Jordan XX9 is scheduled to release in September in two separate colorways. One sneaker utilizes an elephant print throughout the upper with "Jordan" stamped on the heel tab. The other consists of a jumbo sized jumpman at the heal, and a large "23" on the...
  • Kanye West & Common Launch Initiative To Create 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth
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    Youth gang violence in Chicago has seen a huge increase in recent years, and Chi-town natives Kanye West and Common are doing their part to put a stop to it. Both rappers already have their own foundations (Donda's House and Common Ground, respectively), and have decided to team up with the Chicago Urban League to create new job opportunities year round for Chicago teens. The AAHH! music...
  • Raekwon Says There's A '2 Out Of 10' Chance He'll Be On The Wu-Tang Album
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    It's no secret that Raekwon and RZA have not seen eye to eye on the direction of the Wu-Tang Clan for a while now. However, it seems that the rift between the two rappers has only deepened with time, with talk of Raekwon's alleged opposition to the new album contributing to its setbacks.Raekwon has now gone on record with his feelings about the upcoming record, A Better Tomorrow, and the current...
  • Review: August Alsina's "Testimony"
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    2014 has been quite the year for debut albums thus far. Already, we’ve seen debut studio LPs from Cali artists Kid Ink, ScHoolboy Q, and YG. Now, about a year after he first splashed into mainstream Hip-hop/R&B, New Orleans singer August Alsina delivers his Def Jam debut album, Testimony. In 2013, Alsina released the radio-buzzing single “I Luv This Shit” featuring labelmate...
  • Wu-Tang Affiliate Cuts Off Penis, Jumps From Balcony In Suicide Attempt [Update: Rapper Is Stable]
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    Andre Johnson, an L.A. based rapper and Wu Tang affiliate, is reported to have attempted suicide today. Johnson, who also goes by Christ Bearer, is said to have cut off his own penis before jumping from his second story balcony last night around 1 AM. The rapper was rushed to hospital, where he's currently being treated, says TMZ. According a fellow member of his rap group Northstar, who...
  • Drake Talks Toronto Raptors' Best Franchise Moments
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    Drake was in the Grantland studio recently with Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose to talk about the Toronto Raptors. As you know, Drizzy is the "Global Ambassador" for the Toronto Raptors, so Bill and Jalen asked him to weigh in on some of the Raptors' best franchise moments.  Obviously, Vince Carter destroying the dunk contest was one of the franchises most memorable moments, and as Bill Simmons...
  • TDE's CEO Responds To Suge Knight's Recent Comments About Their Label
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    Suge Knight was a guest on Arsenio Hall the other month, and while there, he made some remarks concerning both Kendrick Lamar and Game's label deals, comparing them to slavery. Game has since responded to Suge's comments, although it's doubtful we will hear a response from K. Dot, Suge himself elaborated on what he meant further in a new interview on BET. Suge explained that he didn't mean...
  • Samples Of The Week: April 17
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    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh...
  • 50 Cent Says Puff Daddy's "Big Homie" Is "Garbage"
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    50 Cent is an opinonated dude. Never one to hold his tongue, maybe now more than ever, 50 Cent had a few things to say about Diddy, or now Puff Daddy's recent musical output. In a new interview with 92.3 jams, 50 commented on Jay Z and Diddy's longevity in the business world, speaking on artists' "expiration dates", after saying Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks were past their prime. “If the guy...
  • Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
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    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording. While the liner notes give credit to the original performers, suggesting that permission...
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