• Troy Ave Says He Has A 7-Figure Deal In The Works
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    Troy Ave is doing pretty well for himself as an independent artist, and while he's looking to maintain that level of creative control, he's looking for some type of major label backing as well. Speaking with HOT 97, Troy revealed that he's in the process of working out a joint-venture deal, which while he did not elaborate, we can assume would be earning a major label imprint for his indie label,...
  • Mister Cee Opens Up About HOT 97 Resignation
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    HOT 97 has seen a few of it's iconic radio DJs and personalities leave to pursue other endeavors over the last year or so, starting with Angie Martinez, who set up shop at rival station Power 105, and most recently Cipha Sounds, who just signed a management deal with Roc Nation. Another long term presence on 97 who decided to call it quits was Mister Cee, who announced he was leaving the station...
  • 2014-15 NBA Second Half Preview: Eastern Conference
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    NBA fans have been truly #blessed this season. The Western Conference is as loaded as ever. The East is finally making a statement of its own. Young talent like Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo and Andrew Wiggins are developing into promising stars. The D-League has even made its presence known, providing the Association with breakout players like the Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside....
  • Cipha Sounds Is Leaving HOT 97 [Update: Cipha Headed To Roc Nation]
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    HOT 97 has been a presence in New York hip hop culture for decades, and the many of the on-air personalities and DJs have been around since the 90s. So far, within the last year, we've seen the departure of beloved talents like Angie Martinez and Mister Cee, and as of today, yet another OG in the radio game is bidding the station farewell. Cipha Sounds has decided to part ways with HOT 97,...
  • Chris Brown's Art Brings In Over $60,000 At Miami Auction
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    Chris Brown has been known to dip his toes in the visual arts, but his work always seemed more of a personal hobby than a business venture. This week, the singer proved that he could actually generate money from his projects, at least when respected street artist KAI is involved. Chris teamed with KAI for a few collaborations to be shown at Fine Art Auction Miami's Urban Art Week, and with...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: February 22
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    Obviously the biggest topic of this week's Charts is Drizzy Drake. The rapper utilized the surprise release tactic that we've seen several artists find success with over the last year or two, and it definitely paid off for him as well. His commercial mixtape dropped suddenly late last Thursday night, and with no other option for download apart from iTunes, Drake assured his loyal OVO fanbase...
  • Wiz Khalifa Doesn't See His Son On His Birthday, Gets Emotional On Twitter
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    Yesterday was the second birthday of Wiz Khalifa's son Sebastian, or Bash. Wiz began the day excited to celebrate with his son, tweeting: "we bout to party super hard for my young prince." Sadly, Wiz soon learned this was not going to be the case, and he tweeted a picture of the birthday party he had set up for his two-year-old son with the caption: "Only thing missing was Bash." Bash was with...
  • Madonna Loves The Drake Song She Inspired
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    Rappers seem to have a special affinity for the 56-year-old pop star Madonna. When asked about his "ultimate sexual fantasy" in a recent tumblr Q&A with fans, A$AP Rocky responded: "I JUST WANNA FUCK MADONNA OLD ASS B4 I DIE." Drake followed Rocky's lead, though less explicitly, by naming a song after her on his new mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late. In the song, Drake...
  • Turk Reportedly Suing Cash Money For $1.3 Million [Update: Cash Money Has Three Weeks To Respond]
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    As a former member of Hot Boys, Turk's fortunes didn't exactly pan out like Lil Wayne's after the group fell apart. It looks like him and Weezy still have a few things in common though, because they're both looking to sue Cash Money. With Wayne currently asking Birdman's label for some $51 million in damages related to a delayed Carter V release date, Turk's suit pales in...
  • Ghostface Killah Calls Drake "Brilliant"
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    Before a Ghostface Killah show in Toronto last Thursday night, reporters asked the Wu-Tang co-founder about Canada's biggest hip-hop export to the world: Drake. Drake's recent mixtape (that's being sold as an album) If You're Reading This It's Too Late hit number one on the charts last week. On Drake's last official album, Nothing Was the Same, Drake included the Wu-tribute song...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Feb. 21)
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    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted 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...
  • Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: February 21]
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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 J.R., with his video for "Slums of The City." Watch it below. To view other past winners click HERE. What you get:- Your music video will be Posted on the HNHH's Youtube Channel and...
  • Top-10 Vines From Friday Night In The NBA
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    After a week long hiatus for the All-Star break, and an exhausting trade deadline, the league resumed action on Thursday night with a two-game appetizer before last night's full slate of games.  On the national stage, the Cleveland Cavaliers destroyed the Wizards, just as the Warriors manhandled the Spurs out West. The Raptors and Hawks battled in a matchup between the East's top two teams,...
  • Hype Williams' 10 Dopest Old School Music Videos
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    Hype Williams may have only directed four videos in 2014, but that doesn't mean we can't all remember a time when every dope hip-hop video seemed to have Hype's fingerprints on it. Countless legendary MCs collaborated with Hype Williams, including the likes of Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest, and also R&B stars like Blackstreet, Aaliyah, Usher and Mary J....
  • Kobe Bryant To Retire After Next Season
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    Kobe Bryant has more than enough time to think about the future now that he's nursing a torn rotator cuff and he's apparently looking to life after basketball. The Black Mamba has said that he intends to finish his two year contract with the Lakers, which will net him $25 million next season, and then he's calling it quits. The 36-year old was recently the focus and executive producer of a...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 20)
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    Things turned down a few notches after last week, which isn't a bad thing considering how crazy that week was. Kanye West returned to The Breakfast Club, and that was pretty much the biggest thing. We're still on the look out for his album and Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise. Until their drop (or next week), check out 140 Bars Or Less.
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