• Kevin Gates Talks On Prison Life, Tattoos & The Time He Got A Brick With Elvis' Face On It
    Kevin Gates recently dropped off By Any Means, a free album that was also available on iTunes and managed to debut at #17 on the Billboard 200. Gates is very open in his lyrics, and so if you are a fan you probably know quite a bit about his personal life just from listening to his music. Nonetheless, there is still some mystery surrounding Gates. While we ourselves had a personal interview with...
  • Live Stream: HOT 97 Summer Jam Lineup Announcements [Update: Full Lineup Revealed]
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    Hot 97 is announcing the line up for their annual Summer Jam festival as we speak. Watch below to see who will be hitting up the festival this year. We'll be live updating the list of performers as it happens, so make sure to check back for the full schedule. Update: The full lineup has been revealed. View the list of artists below. Main Stage50 CentSevyn StreeterTroy AveAction...
  • Blurred Lines: The Integration Of R&B In Hip-Hop
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    In the '90s the rap and R&B scenes had really emerged in to their own distinctiveness. The R&B scene was dominated by acts like Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Aaliyah, SWV, Ginuwine, Mariah Carey, Brandy and Monica and many many more. Although frequently featured on hip-hop records singing the hook, artists of this genre were still able to maintain their soulful sound and be acknowledged as...
  • RZA Reveals He's Received $5 Million Offer For Singular Copy Of "The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
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    As we reported on last week, Wu-Tang Clan are taking Jay Z's #newrules hashtag to new levels (in the words of Meek Mill, there are levels to this shit), with the release of a singular copy of an album recorded in complete secrecy, The Wu- Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. The 31-track album was recorded in secret over the past few years, mainly with one Moroccan-born producer named Cilvaringz....
  • Wale Is Working With J. Cole & DJ Premier On "The Album About Nothing"
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    Wale recently made headlines for an altercation he had with a Twitter troll, who he approached IRL at a WWE match this weekend, leading to a bit of a scuffle. While he's still having a tough time controlling his temper, the DC has still found time to work steadily on his 4th official project, The Album About Nothing. In an interview with MTV, Wale reveals some of the collaborators from the...
  • Beyoncé Sued By Fans Who Were Allegedly Trampled At Her Show
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    Two women are suing Beyoncé after they were trampled by a mob of fans at her concert in Chicago last December. According to the suit, Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson arrived early United Center in hopes to get as close as possible to the stage in the general admission section. When the gates opened, there was a mad rush to the front of the venue, during which the...
  • Tech N9ne Reveals "Strangeulation" Tracklist
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    Tech N9ne has been building quite a following for himself over the years, from music, to tours, to merch, the eccentric rapper has quite an empire for an independent artist. He's also been putting in work for his label Strange Music, for which he's assembled a strong roster. On the upcoming compilation, Strangeulation, Tech will be collaborating with other TSrange Music artists over 21...
  • Future Announces "Honest" Tour Dates
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    Future's highly anticipated debut album Honest is due out on April 22nd. Following the album's release, the rapper will be taking his music on the road to perform all the album cuts live for fans across North America. Today Future announced a 45-date Honest tour, which kicks off on May 23rd in Milwaukee, WI, and continues through June and July, before wrapping up in Montreal, QC on July...
  • 2013-14 Most Disappointing Players
    With the regular season winding down, it’s about that time to get all nostalgic about the best – and worst – of times over the past six months of the NBA. There was plenty to celebrate this season, but we’re getting the bad out of the way first with a look at 2013-14’s Most Disappointing Players*, who faced varied degrees of expectation and came up pretty...
  • 50 Cent To Appear In Upcoming Comedy Film "Spy"
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    50 Cent stays busy in multiple lanes. When he's not working on music for Animal Ambition and possibly Street King Immortal, he's kept himself busy with roles in TV production, and motion pictures as well. Fiddy is an executive producer in the new TV show "Power" for STARZ network, and now we've learned that he's taking on an acting role in an upcoming comedy film titled "Spy." According to...
  • King Los "Zero Gravity II" Ticket Giveaway [Update: Winners Announced]
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    With the recent news of King Los' departure from Bad Boy Records, 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for the Hip Hop free agent.  He dropped a massive "5 Fingers of Death" freestyle on Sway In The Morning last week, and spoke to HNHH about his future plans in a recent interview at his mixtape listening party in New York City. More importantly, King Los just dropped his Zero...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 23-30
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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...
  • Wale On WWE Incident: "I Just Kind Of Mushed Him A Little Bit"
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    Wale can not seem to hold back from responding to his haters. While attending a WWE event in Washington yesterday, the MMG rapper was taunted on Twitter by a user claiming to be in the same building, and it wasn't long before the rapper sought him out. Some grainy footage of the altercation shows a bit of a scuffle, before Wale was pulled away. You can watch the footage, and read their full...
  • Mobb Deep Discuss The Creation Of Their New Album "The Infamous Mobb Deep"
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    For those dwelling under rocks, veteran hip-hop duo Mobb Deep dropped their eightth studio album this morning, that being The Infamous Mobb Deep. It's their first collaborative project since 2006's Blood Money, their only G-Unit Records release. Prodigy and Havoc recently sat down with Complex and Rik Cordero at New York City's historic Chung King Studios and broke down the...
  • Win Kid Ink Tickets, Follow HotNewHipHop On Instagram! [Update: Winner Announced]
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    Kid Ink is kicking off his "My Own Lane" tour next week, and HotNewHipHop is giving you the chance to catch him live in concert!We've got tickets to Ink's show at Seattle's Neptune Theatre on April 2nd. 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)...
  • Lil Boosie's Neighbors Are Not Happy About His Partying
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    Lil Boosie threw a party for his mother's 60th birthday this weekend, and his neighbors are already getting worried. The Baton Rouge rapper-- who is currently renting a house that was previously owned by Birdman, in a Louisiana gated community --has been getting complaints from those that live around him, citing offenses such as noise and minor parking violations. Boosie's mother commented on the...
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