Samples Of The Week: September 11

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...

  • Samples Of The Week: September 11
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    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...
  • Lecrae "Anomaly" & Jhene Aiko "Souled Out" Sales Projections
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    The first week sales projections for Lecrae's Anomaly and Jhene Aiko's Souled Out are in, and they're not what you might imagine. Expected to hit the number one spot this week, Lecrae's Anomaly is looking end its first seven-day period with a solid 75,000-80,000 copies sold--an impressive figure for a "Christian Hip-Hop" artist. Lecrae's last album, Gravity,...
  • Kanye West Was Reportedly Rushed To An Australian Hospital After An Intense Migraine
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    Kanye West had himself a little health scare Wednesday afternoon when he was rushed to Melbourne’s Epworth Hospital in Australia for an emergency MRI. The Australian media was originally claiming that Yeezy suffered a seizure, but TMZ has just learned that’s not true. According to TMZ, Kanye West was rushed to the hospital because of a throbbing headache, and not due to a...
  • Jared Evan & Statik Selektah Announce New Album "Still Blue"
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    After having great success on their 2013 project Boom Bap & Blues, NYC artist Jared Evan and super-producer Statik Selektah have decided to join forces once again and release another new project together titled Still Blue. Making the announcement earlier today, Jared Evan took to his Twitter account and released a new Rik Cordero-directed album trailer for the project. With little details...
  • Jay Z And Kanye West Are Co-Producing The New Chris Rock Movie
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    This is pretty crazy news. Chris Rock's upcoming film Top Five, which he wrote, directed and starred in, is set to be co-produced by two of hip-hop's biggest names. Yes, Jay Z and Kanye West (or "The Throne" if you will) are serving as co-producers on the film, which also counts The Roots' Questlove as its executive music producer. No word yet on a release date, but according to...
  • Saigon Reveals Artwork And Tracklist For "GSNT 3"
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    On September 30th, Saigon will release the third installment of his Greatest Story Never Told series, GSNT 3: The Troubled Times of Brian Carenard. Today, the NY rapper has given us the album's artwork and tracklist. Check out the former in the gallery above, and the latter below. 1. Back to Reality (Feat. Just Blaze)2. Come Alive (Feat. Corbett)3. Street Gospel (Feat. P. Jericho)4....
  • On The Come Up: Nikko Lafre
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    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up profiles emerging rappers and producers that show strong promise but haven't necessarily seen the shine they deserve, from those deep underground to artists on the cusp of the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll find analyses of their defining characteristics, examples of their best work and plenty of opportunities to dig deeper via hyperlinks. If...
  • Rihanna Poses For TUSH Magazine
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    Although Rihanna has done a few thirst-inducing sexy photo shoots this year (most notably one for a French magazine that showed her topless), her latest ones have been less revealing and... well... weirder. Last month, she popped up in W Magazine wearing a Princess Mononoke-inspired outfit that included face paint, wolf fur, and a skull pendant, and now, the R&B singer is in a German fashion...
  • Derek Jeter's All-Star Game Cleats Up For Auction
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    In case you've been living under a rock, New York  Yankees' all-star short stop, Derek Jeter, will be retiring at the end of this season. The Jordan Brand athlete has been honored throughout the season, receiving various gifts across the country from opposing ball clubs.  Jordan Brand has launched a 'RE2PECT' campaign, which pays homage to The Captain, highlighted by this pair of...
  • Review: Jhene Aiko's "Souled Out"
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    There’s something admirable about truly stepping out on your own, as your own person. You’re leaving behind that helping hand, that “co-sign,” and pursing your dreams, able to stand without the crutch. Los Angeles native Jhene Aiko has gained the support of numerous high-level, high-visibility artists, such as Drake, Childish Gambino, No-ID (producer and label boss at...
  • Khloe Kardashian Reportedly Breaks Up With French Montana
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    As humans, we were glad Khloe Kardashian bounced back from a troubled relationship with ex-husband Lamar Odom, only to find new love with rapper French Montana. As hip hop fans, we were looking forward to what may come of French and Kanye West spending a lot of quality family time together, possibly in the studio. Now, we don't know what to think, as reports are coming in from every which way...
  • Cee-Lo Green Still Under Fire, Dropped From Another Festival
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    In case you missed the news last week, CeeLo Green made some disparaging remarks regarding rape. He subsequently deleted the tweets, but the damage was already done. His already struggling TBS show "The Good Life" was cancelled, as his comments marked the final straw for the network. In addition, he was relieved of his headlining duties at the Gretna Heritage Festival in New Orleans after the...
  • Kevin Gates & Young Thug Engage In Instagram Beef [Update: Gates Did Not Call Thug "Gay"]
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    It seems that hip-hop has moved on from Twitter beefs to the much more visual world of Instagram. Taking to his personal IG account, New Orleans-born emcee Kevin Gates released a video calling out Young Thug for answering his calls, prompting Thugger to come back and challenge Gates to "pull up" and accept the fade. Gates removed his video shortly after posting. Fortunately, DDotOmen managed to...
  • Ticket Giveaway: The Weeknd's Sold Out "King Of The Fall" Tour With ScHoolboy Q & Jhene Aiko
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    The Weeknd is embarking on a mini "King Of The Fall" tour on September 19th, when he'll hit four different cities for a "special live one-night event", accompanied by ScHoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko.  As you might guess, tickets for these shows sold out rather quickly. Nonetheless, we're able to provide two lucky winners with a pair of tickets each, one pair for the New York show at the...
  • Nicki Minaj Covers Dazed Magazine
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    Nicki Minaj does her best housewife impression for her latest photo shoot with Dazed magazine. The Queen Barbz covers the new issue of the magazine not once, but twice, with two alternate covers available.  With the release date for The Pinkprint solidified, Nicki is about to take over the media. This Dazed magazine cover comes on the heels of one she did with The Fader, which also showed...
  • 'OVO' Air Jordan 12 Surfaces On eBay For $12,000
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    As part of the 'Drake vs. Lil Wayne' Tour, both rappers have been lacing up special edition pairs of the Air Jordan 3, including the white and black joints we previewed earlier in the week. While those Js have yet to surface elsewhere, we've spotted a pair of Drake's 'OVO' Air Jordan 12 on eBay, with an astronomical price tag. The all-white OVO 12 is up for grabs in a size 9, with a buy it...
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