• Nipsey Hussle Hits Studio With Big K.R.I.T.
    While it remains unclear just how far away (or how close) Nipsey Hussle's Victory Lap is, we at least know that he's in the studio putting in work for it. Today Nip took to his Facebook page to share a photo of a studio session with fellow rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. Whether or not Krizzle is providing some fire beats or lending Nipsey a verse is unknown, however your Neighborhood Nipsey used...
  • Ice Cube Explains Lil Eazy-E's Absence In The N.W.A Biopic, Casts MC Ren And DJ Yella Roles
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    Earlier this month, Lil Eazy-E, son of the deceased former member of N.W.A, made quite a fuss about not being selected to play his father in the upcoming N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" (and then later redacted his statement). Well according to Ice Cube, who's executive producing the film, Lil E was given a chance to nab the role, but "it just didn't work out." "He’s an...
  • Matt Barnes Thanks Followers For Finding His Aunt's Killer
    Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has turned to social media to help bring the murderer of his Aunt to justice. Michael Williams, the 51 year old man suspected of the murder, is believed to be hiding out in South Sacramento.  This dude stabbed my auntie in the neck last week & left her for dead on the sidewalk, she ended up… http://t.co/nHIczsJdrG — Matt Barnes...
  • OnCue Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "Angry Young Man" Mixtape
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    OnCue hasn't received his big break just yet, but he's working towards it with mixtape after mixtape. Following up last year's Leftovers 2 mixtape, Cuey took to Twitter to reveal the tracklist and artwork for his next free project, Angry Young Man. The mixtape cover features a young kid who looks similar to OnCue (and we can assume it's meant to represent a younger version of the rapper) who...
  • Fabolous Says "Loso's Way 2" Will Have Features From Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj
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    Though Fabolous said in May that his hotly-anticipated sequel to Loso's Way would be out this summer, it's looking more and more like that won't be the case. On the bright side, Loso just revealed two big features that will be on the project in a new interview with MTV. When asked if he's been working with Chris Brown recently (who guested on "Ready" with him last year), Loso replied,...
  • Common's First Week Sales For "Nobody's Smiling"
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    Here goes the first week sales for Common's tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling, which also marked his departure from G.O.O.D. Music as he joined No I.D.'s Def Jam imprint. The album was also entirely produced by No I.D. The album, which shed light on Chicago's violent youth, didn't do anything too astronomical, but managed a #5 debut on the Billboard 200, selling 24,000 units opening week. If...
  • Curren$y Reveals Ab-Soul, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & More Featured On "Pilot Talk 3"
    Curren$y recently had a show out in DC, and we were able to catch up with him after the show for a sit-down about his highly anticipated Pilot Talk 3 album. In between Pilot Talk 3 discussions our host Baker and Spitta also had time to chat on the rapper's well-known obsession with old school cars as well as his complete dislike for leather jogging pants. The former Young Money rapper...
  • On The Come Up: QuESt
    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 their best...
  • Drake Surpasses Usher For Most No. 1s On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart
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    Drake broke a Billboard record this week, surpassing Usher for the most no. 1 records on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts since its inception 22 years ago. The news arrives as Lil Wayne's new single "Believe Me" featuring his YMCMB labelmate Drake enters the no. 1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Thus Drake nabs his 14th no. 1 record on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart,...
  • Kid Cudi Customizes $500 Saint Laurent Sneakers With Nail Polish
    Athletes, musicians, and celebrities abound have often sought after the most experienced sneaker customizers to get their Nike, Jordans, and whatever else hand-crafted into a one of a kind piece. Kid Cudi doesn't need all of that expertise and equipment though- he customizes his $500 Saint Laurent kicks with some nail polish. Cudi took to twitter to show off his 'one of a kind' Signature...
  • Iggy Azalea Cast To Appear In "Fast & Furious 7"
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    Iggy Azalea is quickly becoming a mega success. The Australian-bred rapper has topped the charts with "Fancy" and her feature on Ariana Grande's "Problems", while her debut album The New Classic has been equally successful on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, Iggy's been making moves outside of rap, having been tapped by MTV for the return of their show "House Of Style." Now we've got word of another...
  • Jay Z & Beyonce Reportedly Earning A Combined $84 Million From "On The Run" Tour
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    Rumors about a divorce continue to fly around Beyonce and Jay Z, and with that comes reports from NYPost's Page Six that Bey was shopping for a $21.5 million apartment in Chelsea without Jay. Although we cannot say if it is true for certain, if it is, that amount is nothing compared to how much the couple are raking in with their summer "On The Run" tour. Once again we have the NYPost to thank...
  • Ray J Expresses Regret For Recording Sex Tape
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    Ray J is back making headlines with a brand new mixtape single titled "Did That."  Featuring a thinly-veiled reference to his "work" with Kim Kardashian, the song (which is also available on iTunes for some reason) finds Ray singing heavily-autotuned vocals about regrets, one of which being "fucking bitches on camera." He never mentions Kim by name, but as TMZ points out, it's...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: July 21-27
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    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. Once again, this particular feature is cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • New Missy Elliott Album Is On Its Way, According To Timbaland
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    At this point, it's almost been a decade since Missy Elliott's last album, The Cookbook, was released. With an appearance at the BET Awards and an interview hinting at new material both occurring earlier this year, Elliott is now on the brink of finishing her seventh album, at least according to Timbaland. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Timbo says of the album, "It's coming."...
  • Ca$h Out Announces Debut Album "Let's Get It," Shares Tracklist And Artwork
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    Around two years after he broke out with "Cashin' Out," Atlanta's Ca$h Out is finally ready to release his long-awaited debut album. Let's Get It, as the LP is titled, will drop on August 26th. Check out the collage-featuring artwork in the gallery above, and the tracklist below. The project is now available for preorder on iTunes. 1. Let’s Get It2. She Twerkin3. I’m Sorry...
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