• J Dilla's MPC Will Be On Display At Smithsonian Museum
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    Though he passed too early, J Dilla's legacy continues to live on. The celebrated producer will be honored in the soon-to-open National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, where some of his musical equipment will be on display.  Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey, Dilla's mother, has donated the beatmaker's Minimoog Voyager synthesizer and Akai MIDI...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: July 20
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    This week we see Trey Songz maintain a spot within the Billboard 200's top 10, although he fell from the grace of #1. We're also seeing just how quickly Robin Thicke's Paula is going to fall off, as it already finds itself nearing the edge of the top 50. Meanwhile, Iggy Azalea's growing star power and excessive radio play keeps her debut album at a very healthy spot within the 200, never falling...
  • Dame Dash Calls Kanye West Out For Not Contacting Kareem “Biggs" Burke
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    Dame Dash has been calling out plenty of industry figures over the last couple months, including Lyor Cohen and Funkmaster Flex. It seems his tirade is not quite complete, as a new interview with Shade 45 found him targeting none other than forrmer Roc-A-Fella signee, Kanye West. The bone Dame had to pick with Kanye was over the recently incarcerated co-founder of the Roc label, Kareem...
  • Wu-Tang Affiliate Shyheim Arrested For Killing Man In Hit-And-Run [Update: Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter]
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    A Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Shyheim is in some hot water, after allegedly leaving the scene of a car crash on New Years day around 5 AM, which resulted in the death of another person. As HipHopWired reports, the accident occurred in Staten Island at the intersection of Cassidy Place and Lafayette Avenue, and police think that Shyheim was driving when he slammed into Felipe Avila's Toyota,...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (July 19)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • Meek Mill Likely To Remain In Jail Until September
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    Earlier this month, it was reported that Meek Mill had been sentenced to 3 to 6 months in county jail, following a probation violation. Rick Ross, the head of Meek Mill's label, Maybach Music Group, cleared things up shortly thereafter, suggesting that the jail time would likely consist of only a few weeks. It seems that Rozay may have underestimated the severity of the situation however, as a...
  • Floyd Mayweather Says He Slept With T.I.'s Wife Tiny [Update: Mayweather Says He Was Misquoted]
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    Back in May, T.I. and Floyd Mayweather made headlines when they were spotted having a confrontation at a Fatburger in Las Vegas. Apparently Tip was accusing Mayweather of being a little too friendly with his wife, Tiny, and though Mayweather then denied that he had anything to do with her, he seems to have reversed his story. Speaking at a recent press conference, Mayweather responded to a...
  • Adidas Unveils Un-Festive Christmas Day Jerseys
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    Last season, a number of players publicly voiced their dislike of the sleeved Christmas Day jerseys. Adam Silver and the league heard their cries, and the NBA will be going sleeveless once again for their holiday uni's. Though these aren't very festive at all. Of course, not every team will be playing on Christmas Day, but Adidas needed to be prepared for whichever teams will be playing during...
  • Omarion Arrested For Missed Court Appearance [Update: Omarion Released From Jail, Tweets About Arrest]
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    Apparently being a world famous R&B singer can't get you out of a traffic ticket. Omarion ended up with the worst case scenario from such an offense today, as he was arrested and taken into custody when an officer realized he'd missed a court appearance regarding a traffic ticket. The singer was pulled over after running a stop sign earlier today, and when the cop ran through his record, he...
  • Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: July 19]
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    Want your music video promoted and featured on HNHH? Submit your original music video for the chance to be posted on HNHH's YouTube channel and in our video section.   This week's winner is T.R@bb, with his song "Slow Down." To view other past winners click HERE. What you get:- Your music video will be Posted on the HNHH's Youtube Channel and HotNewHipHop.com.- Video will bare HNHH...
  • Underrated Audio: July 12- July 18
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    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here. On this week's edition we scrounge up music from rappers on the rise, some of whom just inked a independent label deal...
  • Kanye West Covers GQ Magazine
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    After being featured on the cover of Vogue with wife, Kim Kardashian, back in April, Kanye West is hitting newsstands yet again, but this time it’s for the August issue of Gentlemen's Quarterly, b.k.a. GQ. Rocking some black leather pants, and a camel wool blazer, Yeezy tones his style down by losing the big chains, and keeping things more simplistic with a white tee and sleek chain. A...
  • Stream araabMUZIK's New Album "For Professional Use Only 2"
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    Hitting iTunes earlier today, araabMUZIK officially releases the sequel to his highly anticipated album series For Professional Use Only. Giving fans a taste of what he’s been working on for the past few months, the MPC-God delivers 24 new instrumentals with production help coming from the likes of A-Trak, A$AP Ty Beats and Killa Traxx. As expected, this is another great addition to...
  • Wiz Khalifa Says "Blacc Hollywood" Spelling Is An Attempt To "Get Away From The Color"
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    Wiz Khalifa will be releasing his long-awaited follow up to O.N.I.F.C. in August, and while he's already provided us with the cover and tracklist for the project, Wiz provided some insight on the title of the album during an interview with VladTV. According to Khalifa, he chose the alternate spelling of black to dissociate Blacc Hollywood from blaxploitation films and the like, suggesting...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18)
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    There was no simmering MMG beef to light up the hip-hop conversation this week and unfortunately Meek Mill is still in jail. But life still goes on in this week's 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week. This week's rapper tweets aren't too far from the everyman ones. Their's are funnier and somehow more poetic, however. Ice T laments on how wack MFs manage to get...
  • Photos: Drake Hosts ESPYs After Party At L.A. Mansion
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    Drake hosted the ESPYs on Wednesday night, and he was definitely instrumental in making the night a huge success, complete with hilarious skits involving Chris Brown, Blake Griffin, Bryan McKnight and Drizzy's crush Skylar Diggins. Following the ESPN awards show, Drake made sure the party continued as he hosted an after party at an insane mansion in Los Angeles, owned by an L.A. real estate...
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