• Flatbush Zombies And The Underachievers Announce "Electric Koolaide Experience" Tour
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    After sharing their first track under the "Clockwork Indigo" moniker earlier today, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers have announced a fall tour called the "Electric Koolaide Experience." All the dates are below, and you can cop tickets here. 10/17 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose10/18 Madison, WI – Majestic10/19 Chicago, IL – Concord10/20 Minneapolis, MN –...
  • Rick Ross Announces "Hood Billionaire" Release Date, New Single With R. Kelly
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    Rick Ross has wasted no time in getting back into the studio following the release of Mastermind, he's already got an entire album complete and he's starting to promote it hard. Today Rozay reveals he's locked down a release date of November 24th for Hood Billionaire, choosing the same day as Eminem's SHADY XV compilation. Along with a promo image announcing the Black...
  • Nike Suspends Endorsement Contract With Adrian Peterson
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    After Nike was forced to terminate it's contract with Ray Rice, another Swoosh-sponsored NFL star has run into legal trouble. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested on charges that he abused his 4-year old son, and has since been linked to another incident of child abuse. With that, one of Peterson's biggest sponsers, Nike, has suspended their endorsement...
  • G-Eazy, E-40, IAMSU! & Jay Ant Announce "From The Bay To The Universe" Tour
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    G-Eazy won big this year with his album These Things Happen, and now he's taking his show on the road in a 31-date tour called "From The Bay To The Universe." Accompanied by E-40, IAMSU! and Jay Ant, the rapper, toted as "USA Today's Hottest College Ticket" in his press release, will being the tour on October 21st in Sacramento, CA. Check out the schedule below, and cop tickets...
  • Black Milk "If There's A Hell Below" Release Date & Cover Art [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
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    Detroit's Black Milk is coming back to the scene with his sixth studio album If There's A Hell Below. The release follows last year's critically acclaimed No Poison No Paradise, which included guest appearances from the likes of Black Thought and Dwele among others. So far, we've gotten to hear two pieces from the upcoming LP, both of which have been acclaimed by readers. The first...
  • On The Come Up: J $tash
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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...
  • 50 Cent's Grandmother Passes Away
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    If you're a fan of 50 Cent, you know what an important role his grandmother played in his life. 50 has previously spoken on how his grandmother, Beulah Jackson, was the person that cared for him the most. She raised him following the death of his mother, and so she became his mother-figure (50 and his many cousins all called her 'momma' too). Beulah even made an appearance in...
  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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...
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