• D'Angelo Reveals "Black Messiah" Tracklist [Update: Album Stream Now Available]
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    Well, that happened fast. After more than a decade of waiting on the follow-up to his undisputed-classic Voodoo album, D'Angelo fans are getting hit left-and-right with new material from the R&B legend. Just a few hours after dropping the project's first single, D has let loose the official tracklist as well as a brief introductory note for listeners. While no guests are...
  • Nicki Minaj Addresses YMCMB Rumors, Jay Z Influence
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    Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint press run continues with a brand new interview with DJ Whoo Kid. In addition to addressing rumors of a rift within YMCMB sparked by Wayne's vocal proclamation that Birdman and CM are holding him hostage, Nicki also detailed her process in the creation of her new album, and much more. "When you're at the top, there's only one place to aim at," Nicki said in reference...
  • Kobe Bryant Passes Michael Jordan On All-Time Scoring List
    Tonight in Minnesota, Kobe Bryant surpassed His Airness, Michael Jordan, on the NBA's all-time scoring list, moving into third all-time behind Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). The Black Mamba nailed a free during the second quarter to eclipse the 32,292 mark. Bryant took 1,269 games to reach this milestone, which is 197 more than it took to Jordan to achieve the enormous...
  • Stream Kevin Gates' "Luca Brasi 2" Album
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    After a long promotional campaign, Kevin Gates' Luca Brasi 2 is finally available in full for online streaming. Hitting iTunes at midnight tonight, the album features guest appearances from August Alsina, Rico Love, Rich Homie Quan, K.Camp and B.o.B., among plenty of others. The record, Gates' second in 2014, is hosted by DJ Drama. Peep the Audiomack stream below and let us...
  • Chris Brown & Tyga "Ayo" Single Coming This January
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    The long-awaited Fan Of A Fan 2 album appears to be on the horizon. Taking to his official Instagram account, Chris Brown has announced that the first single from the project is set to drop on January 6th, 2015. Titled "Ayo," little to no information is available about the track for the time being. If the plan comes to fruition, Tyga and Breezy should be kicking off the new year...
  • Rich Homie Quan Responds To Rumors Concerning Young Thug's Sexuality
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    Some rap fans can't help but question any behaviour from male artists that doesn't fit into a very basic view of masculinity. Young Thug, who has never been one to be put in a box, strays pretty far from this archetype -- from wearing vibrant colors, to calling his male friends "lovers". Close-minded onlookers have defined Thug's swag as "gay" or the more coded homophobic term, "sus" (as in...
  • 10 Essential Raury Tracks
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    Raury has had a huge 2014. In addition to turning the ripe age of 18, the artist garnered the attention of Andre 3000 and found a place on beat-maker SBTRKT's sophomore album. He did this, of course, by having a unique style that is purely his own. Like the Kid Cudi's and Weeknd's before him, Raury's music isn't really like anything that precedes it. A rich medley of folky and hip-hop makes for...
  • Nas & Russell Simmons March In NYC Protest
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    Yesterday in New York, the "Millions March" protest against police brutality took place. The March comes in wake of the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Akair Gurley, and Tamir Rice, all black males who were killed by police officers over the last couple of months. The turnout for the protest was tremendous, with estimates of 50-100,000 people in attendance. Among the activists were Nas,...
  • Spike Lee Wants Drake & Kevin Hart To Star In "School Daze" Sequel
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    We've already learned a lot of things we weren't supposed to from the recent Sony email leak, and as the massive amount of information is sorted through, we keep getting new updates. The latest tidbit scooped from the leak is that Spike Lee is seeking out Drake and Kevin Hart as the stars of the already penned sequel to his 1988 classic "School Daze".Lee's agent discussed plans for "School Daze...
  • Top-10 Players Most Likely to be Traded This Season
    We’re on the brink of Trading Season, where the NBA’s  many maligned teams will roll the dice and try to make moves in the right direction. There’s already blood in the water, with the Hornets struggling, the Nets openly shopping their core, and the Knicks trading Melo suddenly not completely out of the question. So this week at BallOverAll, we’re listing the most likely players to be...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: December 14
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    This week on Charts Don't Lie we see the Christmas spirit in effect, as Mariah Carey's 1994 album Merry Christmas soars back up the charts. We're also seeing a relatively quick decent for the MMG boss Rick Ross, and a relatively low debut for his counterpart Omarion. Wu-Tang Clan arrive on the charts with A Better Tomorrow receiving around 25k streams and sales, although they get one-upped by Ms....
  • Mack Maine Confirms "Carter V" Is Coming First Quarter Of 2015
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    Lil Wayne recently expressed frustration with both Cash Money and his mentor, Birdman following the latest of many pushbacks of his upcoming studio album, Tha Carter V. Weezy seemed adamant to part ways with the label, but whether through his four album contract, or some reasoning with Birdman, the rapper announced earlier in the week that things were all good with him and Cash Money. The...
  • 28 Grams: Instagram Recap (Dec. 13)
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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...
  • D'Angelo Announces "Black Messiah" Album, Possibly Coming Next Week [Update: New Single Dropping Tonight]
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    D'angelo's last release was his 2000 record Voodoo. The album has been widely agreed upon as a masterpiece in subsequent years, putting extensive pressure on the singer for his long-awaited follow up. There have been many promises over the years, with claims that the album was 90% omplete for at least the last five -- but the most recent announcement is the first very concrete evidence...
  • Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: December 13]
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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 WalkerAMEN, with his video for "Gully." 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 HotNewHipHop.com.- Video...
  • Review: Royce da 5’9" and DJ Premier’s "PRhyme"
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    When Royce da 5’9” and DJ Premier announced that they’d be making an entire project together, hip-hop heads everywhere got excited. Premier is a legendary figure in hip-hop and Royce is widely revered for his ability to spit quality bars. With three years having passed since Royce’s last project, he’s still managed to remain active with work related to...
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