On The Come Up: J $tash

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...

  • On The Come Up: J $tash
    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...
  • Waka Flocka Will Pay You $50,000 A Year To Roll His Blunts
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    Calling all blunt masters. If you consider yourself proficient at rolling up L's, Waka Flocka Flame may have an employment opportunity for you. That's right, the 1017 Brick Squad Monopoly rapper announced via his Instagram that is offering 50,000 dollars a year for a personal blunt roller, and he asked that you submit your applications via the hashtag #ICanRoll (a clever play on his...
  • Kendrick Lamar's Single Artwork For "I" Revealed
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    As reports indicated, Kendrick Lamar is poised to drop a new single in the coming week. Originally the title was thought to be "I Love Myself," but then it was later confirmed to be simply "I." This is confirmed once more with the official single artwork, via the man himself. K. Dot took to Twitter to tweet the artwork, without any other information. The artwork can be viewed in the gallery...
  • Eminem Sues New Zealand Political Party For Copyright Infringement
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    Eminem and his publishing company have initiated a lawsuit against a New Zealand political party for their allegedly unauthorized use of his song "Lose Yourself."  The copyright infringement lawsuit targets the National Party of New Zealand and states that the current prime minister, John Key, used the rapper's "Lose Yourself" music in his re-election campaign without Em's...
  • Lecrae's "Anomaly" Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200, Jhene Aiko's "Souled Out" At #3
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    The race between Lecrae and Jhene Aiko for the Billboard 200 #1 spot was a close one, but Lecrae has come out on top. The rapper's new album Anomaly snagged a #1 debut, after moving a reported 88,299 units, according to Hits Daily Double.  Jhene Aiko's debut album Souled Out is behind by more than 10,000 units, after selling a still-respectable 71,230 copies opening week. She wasn't...
  • A3C Festival Line-Up Includes 2 Chainz, The LOX, B.o.B & More
    The A3C Festival is going all out this year, celebrating their 10-year anniversary with five days worth of rap music from all kinds of hip-hop artists, from mainstream to underground. The annual Atlanta festival has announced its full line-up today, which includes headliners 2 Chainz, Black Thought, The LOX and B.o.B. A3C has also tapped Slaughterhouse, Lil Bibby, Rockie Fresh, Casey...
  • Is Kendrick Lamar's New Single Arriving Next Week? [Update: TDE CEO Responds]
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    With Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album on everyone’s radar, it’s no surprise that every little detail that gets revealed is a big deal. On Monday we found out that he has a bunch of records with Dr. Dre, and that there wont be too many features on the album either. Today rumors are now circulating that Kendrick’s first single will be dropping next week, Tuesday! Last week,...
  • Dwight Howard Has License Suspended After Running 10 Red Lights
    Those red light cameras are a bitch. Dwight Howard must not have gotten the memo on that, and his Florida driver's license has officially been suspended after he was captured running a red light... on 10 different occasions. The Houston Rockets' center owes the state of Florida $285 for his failure to pump the brakes, which is chump change for a guy who signed a 4-year $88 million...
  • Slaine Talks "The King Of Everything Else," Working With Ben Affleck
    It's not uncommon in this day and age for rappers to refer to themselves as the "king" of their respective city. What is uncommon, however, is a rapper saying they're the "king" at being not particularly good at anything at all. Slaine is an uncommon rapper.  Fresh off of the release of his brand new LP, The King Of Everything Else, the emcee behind the reader-acclaimed "Bobby Be Real"...
  • August Alsina Passes Out During Concert In NYC [Update: August Remains Hospitalized]
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    While performing in front of a jam-packed sold out crowd Monday night in NYC, August Alsina had himself what appears to be a serious health scare just moments ago when he fell unconscious during the middle of his set. Security instantly rushed to his side and called for assistance, but August didn’t look to be in any good shape according to witnesses & the IG clip that's surfaced online...
  • Trey Songz & Mila J Are Reportedly Dating
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    Jhené Aiko recently said in a interview that she's not currently dating any stars in the hip-hop/R&B world, but now we know that her sister might be. E! News reports that Mila J and Trey Songz are now a couple. Citing some behavior that was witnessed at the recent Compound Foundation's Fostering a Legacy benefit in NYC, E! reports that the two were "attached at the hip all...
  • Nike Officially Unveils The 'LeBron 12'
    The Nike LeBron 11 didn't get a lot of court time via LeBron James, so Nike had to hit the lab hard to come up with some more suitable footwear. Enter: 'The Twelve' which has officially been revealed by Nike at a media launch event at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. In total, 7 new colorways were revealed including the 'Dunk Force', 'Instinct', 'Data', 'NSRL', 'Meridian,'...
  • Soulja Boy Says He Inspired The "Every Single Chain" Line On Drake's "Started From The Bottom"
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    One of the most commonly cited, quoted and laughed-about Drake lyrics is the almost impossibly arrogant "I wear every single chain, even when I'm in the house" in "Started From The Bottom." Ringing a little hyperbolic when rapped by Drizzy, the lyric seemed slightly out of character for the usually-relatively-humble rapper, and now we may know why: it was inspired by Soulja Boy. The ATL rapper,...
  • Jay Z & Beyoncé Are Working On A Joint Album
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    A few days ago, we posted a rumor about Beyoncé being pregnant with her second child, and now even if that's not true, her and hubby Jay Z have some big news in their future. Today, DJ Skee let loose some news that he calls "exclusive": that Jay Z and Beyoncé are "working on an album together..." He says, "I have confirmed and talked with a couple sources" and that "this secret...
  • Stream Luke James' Self-Titled Album
    On September 23rd, relative newcomer Luke James will release his self-titled debut album, and a week ahead of time, he's made the whole project available for streaming on his YouTube channel. Featuring an assist from Rick Ross on the single "Options," the tracklist is below. 1. ‘Love XYZ’2. ‘Dancing in the Dark’3. ‘Don’t Do It’ (Interlude)4....
  • TV Shows You Should Watch If You're A Hip-Hop Fan
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    Hip-hop is a way of life. It's about much more than music. It's about fashion, style, and culture. If you call yourself a true hip-hop fan, you best be about that life. You have to know, not only what to listen to, but also what to watch. HotNewHipHop takes a look at the best TV shows to watch if you're a hip-hop fan. These shows might feature some of our favorite rappers. For instance, Ice-T has...
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