• Joey Bada$$ Reveals That He Worked With Hit-Boy, DJ Premier And Statik Selektah On "B4.DA.$$"
    Although we haven't heard a first single, gotten a release date or seen artwork from Joey Bada$$' long-awaited debut album, B4.DA.$$, he claims that it's finished. In a new interview with MTV, the de facto Pro Era leader gave just a few hints about what we can expect from the full-length project. He says that previous collaborators Statik Selektah and DJ Premier have beats on the album, as...
  • Atmosphere Announces U.S. "North Of Hell" Tour Dates [Update: More Tour Dates Announced]
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    After a successful Canadian run of "North of Hell" tour dates, Atmosphere are ready to take things to the United States for the American leg of the "North of Hell" tour. They'll be promoting their new album, Southsiders, while on the road. The U.S. tour will run through out the summer, kicking off on June 10th in Philadelphia and finally wrapping up on September 20th in Aspen, Colorado. Take a...
  • 6 Air Jordans That Cost As Much As An iPhone6
    Forget the phone, get the Js. Or, just save your $600 and buy your mom something nice. I'm not here to tell you what to do.  If you are looking to spend some extra money though, there are more than enough places to do so, including the Apple Store and Flight Club. The iPhone6 Plus retails for about $300. Add to that the service plan, and all that jazz- you're looking at a $600 price...
  • Drake Gets Tattoo Of Prayer Hands Emoji
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    Drake already has an impressive body of tattoo work that includes ink of his dad's mugshot and Aaliyah, but he recently added what may just be the most eye-catching one yet. Surfacing via tattoo artist Dr. Woo's Instagram account, it's now clear that Drizzy has received ink of the "prayer hands" emoji. Woo added on Instagram, "@champagnepapi good times, thanks for the visit #jimjoe6 🙏...
  • Rah Digga Says Iggy Azalea Isn't Hip-Hop [Update: Iggy Azalea Responds]
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    Golden age hip-hop heads are no doubt familiar with Rah Digga. One of the premier emcees, male or female, that this genre has to offer, the former Flipmode affiliate has what one might refer to as "clout." In other words, when Rah Digga says you're not hip-hop, there's a distinct possibility that you're not hip-hop.  “Iggy Azalea it’s like I can’t get into her,” Rah...
  • Samples Of The Week: September 25
    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...
  • Golden State Warriors' New Arena Looks Like A Giant Toilet
    The Golden State Warriors are moving their arena eight miles west of their current location in Oakland, to a space in San Francisco known as Mission Bay. Images of the proposed 18,000 seat arena surfaced on the internet, and it looks exactly like a giant toilet bowl, though the Warriors have tried to assure fans that this design is a work in progress. "This was presented at the meeting as very...
  • Kanye West Played His Entire Album In Paris Last Night
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    Kanye West is keeping his upcoming album top-secret (which seems to be a thing these days), however it appears as though the album is complete and awaiting release.  Yesterday Complex did an interview with one of the L.A. Trade Tech students (the school Kanye has been going to, to give lectures as part of his community service hours). In the interview, the student said that during a recent...
  • Both Nick Cannon & Amber Rose Deny Cheating
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    Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa's plans for divorce took most of us by surprise, as the couple have been together for little over a year. After the news broke that Amber had filed for a divorce it was reported that the reason behind the divorce was because both parties were cheating. Wiz allegedly cheated while he was touring, and Amber allegedly cheated with her new manager, Nick Cannon. Now...
  • Is Kendrick Lamar On Lil Wayne's "Carter V"?
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    Kendrick Lamar has been busy promoting his new single "i" ever since it was released on Tuesday morning. Making his way over to Power 106 this week, K. Dot decided to not only bless the LA Leakers with a quick freestyle that came out tonight, but he may have also spilled some news regarding Lil Wayne's next album. When asked if he’s featured on Lil Wayne’s Carter V, Kendrick was...
  • Photos: North West Sits Front Row With Kim Kardashian & Kanye West At Paris Fashion Week
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    With Paris Fashion Week going down this week, you knew the Kardashian-West family were going to be making an appearance, but did you expect to see baby North West sitting right with them front row? Well it happened. While at the Balenciaga’s S/S 2015 runway show, Kanye and Kim decided to bring baby North West to her very first fashion show Wednesday evening. Similar to her parents...
  • Three Of Nike's Top Designers Quit, Join Adidas
    First, Kanye West left Nike to team up with Adidas in a move that caused a stir in the sneaker community. Then, Kevin Durant nearly ditched The Swoosh for Under Armour. Now, three of Nike's top designers have decided to cut ties with the super brand in favor of Adidas. You may not be familiar with Marc Dolce, Mark Miner, or Denis Dekovic, but they're responsible for some of your favorite...
  • 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...
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