• Gucci Mane Announces "The Oddfather" Album & Release Date [Update: Album Cover Revealed]
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    Gucci Mane hit us with his collaborative album with Young Dolph and PeeWee Longway the other week, Felix Brothers, and as he is warrant to do, he hasn't remained silent for too long on his next planned release.  Taking to his usual location of Twitter, Guwop announced a new album The Oddfather, to drop on July 28th, which he also tweets is "the day I go to court." The album is entirely...
  • Ice Cube On "Drop Girl" Criticism: "When You See Your Girl Dance To This, You'll Love Me Again"
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    It's clear that Ice Cube's lifestyle has changed quite a bit from his days in NWA. Fans have adjusted to seeing him in family-oriented movies like "Are We There Yet?", but for the most part, his music has stuck within the genre of gangsta rap. Thus, his newest single, "Drop Girl", came as a bit of surprise, sporting features from 2 Chainz and LMFAO's Redfoo, and sporting a more EMD-leaning...
  • Boldy James Talks Signing With Nas, Authenticity, & Detroit
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    It’s been a great year so far for Detroit’s Boldy James, not to be confused with saxophonist and jazz musician Boney James. The Midwest rapper, born James Clay Jones III was one of the first three artists signed to Nas’ new imprint, Mass Appeal Records. He performed in front of a sold out crowd alongside the legend during this year’s SXSW festival. In 2013, he dropped...
  • Bishop Nehru Announces Release Date For MF DOOM Collaborative Album
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    Bishop Nehru is a relatively new rapper, but he's already been able to make an impact on the NY rap scene, since dropping his debut project Nehruvia in May of 2013. The tape was a good indication of the young MC, with his beat selection decidedly old school; production ranges from MF Doom to Madlib to J Dilla. The New York native's relationship with Doom developed from there, so much so that the...
  • Kanye Says He's Responsible For 50% Of Balenciaga Sales
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    In his most recent interview with GQ, Kanye West said more than a few memorable quotes, which doesn't surprise us one bit. The polarizing musician bowed down to Drake as the most popular figure in rap, referred to himself as a blowfish, and said he is responsible for more than 50% of Balenciaga sales. Q: When you said what you said last year about the fashion industry and your frustration with...
  • Busta Rhymes Announces Split From Cash Money
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    It seems the relationship between Busta Rhymes and Cash Money was a short-lived one. Today Bussa Bus has announced his departure from the Birdman-helmed record label.  Busta Rhymes first connected with the large roster in 2011, but during a recent visit to Shade 45's Sway In The Morning, he confirmed he's left the label. He assured fans they left on good terms. "For me, with this...
  • On The Come Up: G4SHI
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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 their best...
  • Big Sean's Ex-Fiancee Naya Rivera Marries New Man Three Months After Break Up
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    Not strictly hip-hop news, but it's making the rounds today across Twitter and the blogs: Naya Rivera married her new boyfriend just three months after breaking things off with Big Sean. Sean Don and the Glee actress had a whirlwind romance, with their relationship first confirmed in April of last year, and Sean then appearing on her single "Sorry", which ultimately flopped. Following that the...
  • Ridiculous Rapper Baby Names
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    When a rapper has a kid, you can pretty much guarantee that they won't be opting for those normal, everyday names. The average hip hop artist-- this seems to ring true for your average celebrity as well-- will do their utmost to make sure it is unique Just like most celebs these days, we've seen a trend among rappers of giving your children unorthodox names.  What they are inspired by has...
  • Joel Embiid Is Over Kim K, Now Creeping On Rihanna
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    Joel Embiid's twitter game is air tight. After failing to woo Kim Kardashian with his smooth social media charm, the #3 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76er's has turned his attention to Rihanna. However, before the new king of NBA twitter fully committed to his new crush, he had to take some parting shots at his failed relationship with Kim K;  Ok so @kimkardashian hasn’t...
  • Louis Farrakhan "Proud" Of Jay Z & Jay Electronica For Representing Five Percent Nation
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    Minister Louis Farrakhan has penned a letter addressing Jay Z and Jay Electronica's representation of The Five Percent Nation at the 10th annual Brookyln Hip-Hop Festival that took place earlier this month. Claiming he's "proud" of every person who stood alongside Electronica, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI) uses the text to preach the organization's teachings and defend the...
  • T.I. Addresses Iggy Azalea Ghostwriting Rumors
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    Rumors have been speculating for quite some time that Australian emcee Iggy Azalea has been relying on ghostwriters--namely her former label head T.I.--to pen her major hits. Well, now we can put that particular story to rest. “I mean, I ain’t no ghostwriter,” T.I. claimed in a recently-published video Bijou Star TV. “Iggy got her own ideas and thoughts that she...
  • Lauryn Hill Shows Up Late For Concert, Lectures Fan
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    The fans showed up for Miseducation and instead the were educated. That's the story of the recent Lauryn Hill concert portrayed in the video below. Beginning her 10:30pm set at 11:20pm, Hill was quickly called out by a disappointed fan and proceeded to lecture said attendee on respect. "If a little patience is too much, it's alright, you can go," said the former Fugee before having the...
  • DJ Mustard Reveals "10 Summers" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist
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    DJ Mustard is almost ready to let us hear his debut full length album, 10 Summers. Mustard has been pretty quiet since delivering his single "Down On Me" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, but today he breaks that silence with the official album artwork for 10 Summers as well as a release date for the LP. The album is dropping on August 12th, and the producer is being pretty generous and...
  • Matt Barnes Asks Social Media To Help Capture His Aunt's Killer
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    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...
  • Ice Cube Announces Release Date For "Everythang's Corrupt" LP [Update: New Release Date Announced]
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    After announcing the album title over a year ago, Ice Cube has finally given his follow-up to 2010's I Am The West a release date. Everythang's Corrupt will hit stores May 13th 2014, according to a tweet from Cube today. Around Halloween the legendary emcee dropped a very creepy video for "Sasquatch" which is expected to land on the album. Check out the visual, as well as Cube's tweet...
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