10 Sophomore Albums Compared To Debuts

Kendrick Lamar is gearing up to release the sequel to his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, as you well know. With the release of the untitled album’s first single (or rather...

  • 10 Sophomore Albums Compared To Debuts
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    Kendrick Lamar is gearing up to release the sequel to his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, as you well know. With the release of the untitled album’s first single (or rather "statement") “i” this Tuesday putting everyone in a frenzy, it’s only a matter of time until we get the full product. While Kendrick is a lyrical and creative genius who looks to be a mainstay...
  • DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme" Album, Reveal Features
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    Nine days ago, DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9" appeared together in a brief video that hinted at a joint project entitled "PRhyme." Now, the duo have confirmed that a joint album is on the way and have revealed plans for several high-profile features. The PRhyme album will be entirely produced by Premo, with sample contributions from Adrian Younge (who recently produced albums by...
  • On The Come Up: Jitta On The Track
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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...
  • Chris Brown's "X" Debuts At #2
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    The numbers have arrived for Chris Brown's long-awaited album X. The projections determined that Breezy's new album would sell around 120,000 units opening week. However, the final numbers surpass this. Billboard reports today that Chris Brown's album debuts at #2 on their 200 chart. Barbara Streisand took the top spot with her new album Partners. Nonetheless Brown came strong, moving...
  • Top-10 Breakout Players To Watch In 2014-15
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    This week, BallOverAll's series of Season Preview lists continues with the Top 10 Breakout Players for 2014-15; the guys who seem most likely to be taking their game to new heights this year.Some of these athletes are under the radar or on the come-up, while others have already made names for themselves, but each of them has not only the skills and upside, but the right opportunity to reach the...
  • Future Announces "Monster" Mixtape With Release Date
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    In August Future was teasing fans about a new single titled "Monster," as well, it was reported that he was working on a mixtape titled Evol. Well, we've since received the song "Monster" but no word on the alleged mixtape-- as it turns out, Future has opted to change the title to Monster (or perhaps Evol was never the title). Today Future took to his Twitter to announce that he's got a new...
  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Single "i" [Update: Full Interview With Power 106 Added]
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    Kendrick Lamar made sure we started off our day on a positive note, with the release of his new single "i." We say positive note, because even though the song may not be what you were expecting, there's no denying that it contains an inspirational message. The rapper spoke about the new single with Power 106's Big Boy Neighborhood following the premiere. "I think music is...
  • OutKast Announce Homecoming Show In Atlanta [Update: Full Line-Up Revealed]
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    OutKast have been travelling across the map for their reunion tour these past few months. They've put on successful shows at Coachella, Governors Ball and many more, with dates still to come. Today they've announced the final date in their reunion tour, which appropriately enough wraps up in their native Atlanta. The ATLiens announced their homecoming show to take place on September 27th in the...
  • 50 Cent's Son Pictured With Slowbucks Again
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    Months after Slowbucks posted a picture of himself and 50 Cent's son Marquise on Instagram, a decision which may (or may not) have led to his chain getting snatched live on stage on G-Unit's Summer Jam reunion, Slow is back taking -- and posting -- literal shots on Instagram. Uploading yet another picture of himself with 50's boy, Slow referred to Marquise as his “lil...
  • Joe Budden Reveals Artwork For "Some Love Lost" [Update: Release Date Announced]
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    In the past week, Joe Budden's been hit with some legal problems, first being accused of beating up his girlfriend, and then having the NYPD deem him a "wanted man" for robbery. But for fans of Budden, a bright glimmer of hope has emerged on the horizon: the New Jersey MC has shared the official artwork for his next project, Some Love Lost (viewable in the gallery above). The project,...
  • 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards Green Carpet: Interviews With Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Boosie & More
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    The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards went down in Atlanta this past weekend, although viewers don't actually get to see the event until it airs on BET on October 14th. Nonetheless, we have some green carpet exclusive coverage from the past weekend that you can check out prior to the awards show airing. The event always brings out an array of different artists, some are still on their way up...
  • Ten Rappers Reimagined as Superheroes
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    To many fans, rappers are like superheroes. So we thought it might be fun to imagine what it would be like if your favorite rappers actually were caped crusaders or masked avengers. Based on songs, events and characteristics, we compiled a list of rappers and tried to figure out exactly what they would do if they were superheroes. We gave some super powers based on physical attributes (Nicki...
  • Stream Jon Bellion's Album "The Definition"
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    From August to October of 2014, Visionary music group have been and will continue to be shutting shit down. It all started with QuESt premiering his Saving Sylvan project right here on HNHH last month, and it will conclude next month on October 21st when Logic drops his long-awaited album, Under Pressure, but first, the label's resident singer / songwriter drops a free...
  • Tech N9ne Announces "Band Of Psychos" Tour
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    Tech N9ne found himself amid mainstream rap stars today on Forbes' annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. The decidedly underground rapper pops up on their list at #16, earning $8 million. Considering how much this guy tours, it's kind of unsurprising. With that being said, here goes a slew of new tour dates from the Strange Music head. This time though, he's kicking things up a notch, by taking a...
  • Chris Brown Performance Ends In Stabbing
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    Chris Brown can't seem to avoid having his name attached to incidents like this one. The other week a fight broke out in a club, and once again Breezy's name was brought up, but he quickly denied having any part in it. The singer was also associated with the shooting of Suge Knight earlier this month, as the shooting occurred during a party he hosted. Now another incident has taken place at a...
  • Youtube Prankster Gives Away Free Air Jordans In Compton
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    For all of those cringeworthy 'prank' videos where dudes go around stepping on people's Jordans and shit, we finally have one that is worth the watch. BigDaws, of BigDawsTV on Youtube, went to Compton and instead of walking around looking for an ass-kicking, he simply handed out free Air Jordans.  To celebrate hitting 500,000 subscribers, BigDaws bought 6 pairs of Air Jordan 1s from Foot...
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