• Stephen Jackson Releases Donald Sterling Inspired Music Video
    Steven Jackson, aka Captain Jack, aka Stak5, played in nine games for the Los Angeles Clippers last season which means he's officially qualified to release a music video inspired by Donald Sterling.  Jackson, who goes by Stak5 in the booth, has been focusing on his music 'career' as of late, and 'America Da Beautiful' ft. Scarface is his latest project. The song focuses on racial tension,...
  • Lil Bibby Shares "Free Crack 2" Tracklist, New Release Date
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    Lil Bibby's Free Crack 2 has been delayed several times, but hopefully we now have a set-in-stone release date. Bibby now says August 29th is the day, and shared the tracklist for the upcoming tape on Twitter. FREE CRACK 2 August 29th❗️❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/vEkf9g33Yc — LIL BIBBY (@LilBibby_) August 21, 2014 Features from Birdman, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Lil Herb,...
  • Chris Brown Announces "X" Release Date [Update: Deluxe Edition Artwork Added]
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    Release dates get pushed back all the time, but the delay of Chris Brown's X is definitely a unique case. With the singer being in and out of rehab, and subsequently going to jail for a few months, focus quickly left his next studio album. With all that chaos ensuing, Chris actually manage to score himself a hit with "Loyal", so it's not all that surprising that he's been able to score himself a...
  • Pharrell's "G I R L" Is Certified Gold
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    Our weekly "Charts Don't Lie" feature follows the rise and fall of various hip-hop and R&B albums' sales, and one of the recent mainstays on there has been Pharrell's hugely successful sophomore album, G I R L. Thanks in part to his hit single "Happy," Skateboard P's new album has been certified Gold, with its sales just now topping the 500k mark. At 41 years of age, Pharrell's only...
  • Samples Of The Week: August 21
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh...
  • Run The Jewels Sign To Mass Appeal & Announce "RTJ2" Release Date
    Today we received the new single from Run The Jewels' forthcoming second album, RTJ2, "Blockbuster Night Pt. 1." The record came via Mass Appeal, as well as the announcement that the duo Killer Mike and El-P have signed a deal with Mass Appeal Records. Run The Jewels now join Boldy James, Fashawn and more on the growing imprint from Nas. Mass Appeal announced that RTJ2 will be dropping on...
  • Under Armour Makes $285 Million Offer To Kevin Durant
    Under Armour, whose roots are based right in Kevin Durant's hometown, is poised to make a power play for the league's MVP. KD's contract with Nike recently expired, and he has officially been offered a 10 year deal in the $265-$285 million range. KD, who is signed with RocNation Sports, will also receive stock in the company as well as other incentives; including a community center built in his...
  • Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon To Divorce
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    TMZ is reporting that not only have Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon begun divorce proceedings, but they've been apart for several months already. Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ that Mariah and Nick have been living in separate houses in NYC since May. Cannon sees the kids but that's the extent of their contact. The beginning of the split is rumored to be Nick's appearance on Big...
  • Eminem's Celebrity Disses: A Chronology
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    It's been well over a decade since Eminem reveled in the center of seemingly every fiery controversy in popular culture. Never before had an artist dragged so many bystanders into his path of destruction. His assaults were ghastly, yet outstanding displays of rhyme, cadence and character. In the years of his prime, many would step foolishly into his crossfire, while others simply had it coming....
  • P. Reign Shares Tracklist, Release Date And Artwork For "Dear America" [Update: Artwork & Snippet Revealed For Drake-Featured Single "DNF"]
    On Drake "We Mae It (Remix)," the OVO boss claimed that Toronto's P. Reign was "next up," and now it looks like the MC's next mixtape is finally set to go. Funnily enough, Kevin Durant shared the artwork, tracklist and release date on his Instagram. With a stacked guest list, Dear America looks like it will be Reign's breakout tape, but we'll have to wait until September 2nd...
  • Lupe Fiasco Is Offering A Personalized One Verse Song For Only $500
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    Well this is rather interesting, Lupe Fiasco is offering a 1 verse song tailor made for anyone willing to fork up $500 bucks. Seriously. Taking to twitter Wednesday night, Lupe Fiasco offered up a deal of $500 dollars to anyone wanting a 1 verse song from him. The kick? There really isn’t one. All you need to do is send him an instrumental and pick the mood and subject matter of the song....
  • The Best #NBAMovies Photoshops Of The Day
    There isn't a whole heck of a lot going on in NBA circles right now. Most of the league's stars are competing for a spot on the Team USA roster, or dumping buckets of ice water on their head. Sure, Team USA will provide us with some relief tonight when they take the floor against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Gardn (7pm on NBA TV), but other than that we're relegated to grainy Pro-Am...
  • On The Come Up: YS
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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...
  • Raury Meets Kanye West, Unveils Tracklist And Artwork For "Indigo Child"
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    Back in April, a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Atlanta named Raury released a video for his track "God's Whisper" that would eventually lead to the biggest break of his young career. Apparently, Kanye West saw the video recently, and liked it so much that he flew Raury out to meet him. Complex says that Raury's rep told them "The photo [see above] was taken shortly after Kanye West saw...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: August 11-17
    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 cataloging the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • First Week Sales Projections For Wiz Khalifa's "Blacc Hollywood"
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    Wiz Khalifa's new album Blacc Hollywood just hit the stores and the net yesterday, and today the first week sales projections have arrived.  Blacc Hollywood is not looking like it'll be able to break the 100k mark, if these projections hold true. HDD reports that Wiz's new LP is projected to move 70,000 - 80,000 opening week. That's about half of what his last album, 2012's O.N.I.F.C....
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