• Joe Budden Speaks On Crowd Booing Him At Total Slaughter Battle
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    Even if you're not too deep into battle rap, you're probably aware of the fact that Joe Budden lost his battle against Hollow Da Don at the Total Slaughter event this past weekend. Although Hollow had initially expressed a fear that the battle would be rigged against him, he came out on top after the audience started booing Joe. It seemed the booing got the best of him, as the Slaughterhouse MC...
  • Detailed Look At Derek Jeter's All-Star Game Cleats
    New York Yankees legend, Derek Jeter, played in his final All-Star Game last night at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To commemorate his final game amongst the game's greatest players, Jetes laced up a one of a kind pair of his Jordan Jeter Lux cleats. His biggest baseball accomplishments are stamped throughout the upper, with the iconic Jumpman sitting at the ankle. In case you've been...
  • On the Come Up: Jigz the Flyer
    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 their best...
  • Mila J Enlists Iggy Azalea, B.o.B & Problem On "M.I.LA" EP
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    Mila J is a face we're becoming more and more familiar with. Her single "Smoke, Drink, Break-Up" continues to receive new remixes, and with a feature on B.o.B's recent mixtape No Genre 2, she's quickly making a name for herself outside of being Jhene Aiko's older sister.  We spoke to her back in June, where she mentioned she had a new EP M.I.LA (Made In Los Angeles) on the way, and now...
  • Rihanna Deletes #FreePalestine Tweet, Claims It Was An Error
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    For those of us who pay attention to world news, there hasn't hotter topic over the past few weeks than the ongoing war between the Jewish nation of Israel and their neighbors to the east in Palestine. The war, ongoing for several decades at this point, reached new boiling points after three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered by two Palestinian men reportedly disguised as religious Jews....
  • Top-10 Florida Themed Nike LeBrons
    LeBron James recently cut ties with South Beach, and is headed home to Northeast Ohio. During LeBron's four years in Miami, Nike took full advantage of the vibrant nightlife and colors associated with the beach front city. From the Nike LeBron 8 to the Nike LeBron 11, Florida inspired LeBrons were some of the most popular colorways to adorn the King's ever changing silhouettes.  His return...
  • When Rappers Attack: 10 Rapper/Fan Altercations
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    For as long as hip hop has been a part of popular culture, it has been one of the more interactive genres in music. But while most MCs like to make the crowd a part of the show, fans sometimes go to far in trying to get close to their favorite artist. Whether they're heckling or showing love, the stage has always been an "Enter at your own risk" zone. Rappers more often than not like to settle...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: July 7-13
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    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 cataloguing the most POPULAR songs on the site, for some of the more overlooked tracks, check out Underrated Audio. This...
  • Rick Ross Speaks On Meek Mill/Wale Conflict
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    The other week things seemed precarious within Maybach Music Group, as Meek Mill publicly outed Wale for what he saw as a lack of support on his upcoming LP Dreams Worth More Than Money. Of course, Wale had his own side of the story to share, which he did via Instagram later that same day. Today Wale released "MMG Under God," thus making it seem like things are fine and dandy with MMG, even...
  • Pharrell To Curate NBA 2K15 Soundtrack
    The 2014 NBA MVP will adorn the cover of NBA 2K15, and the music will be curated by Pharrell and his silly-ass hat. Jay Z was the executive producer of the classic basketball video game back in 2013, so it isn't surprising that 2K Sports has gone back to an iconic artist for their musical stylings.  Presenting your official #NBA2K15 cover ft. MVP @KDTrey5 & music curated by @Pharrell!...
  • Game Changes Upcoming Album Compilation Title, Signs Skeme & Dubb
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    Game's upcoming album compilation which will put his Blood Money label signees on display was originally set to be titled Blood Money La Familia, but it looks like Game's had a change of heart and switched the title to Year Of The Wolf. While on Big Boy's Neighborhood on Power 106 in L.A., the rapper revealed the title change and spoke on why he chose Year Of The Wolf. "People pretty much...
  • Drake Announces New Album Title "Views From The 6"
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    Drake's growing OVO roster will have a busy year, having already announced upcoming projects for Majid Jordan and PARTYNEXTDOOR, we now have the title of Drizzy's studio album to follow up Nothing Was The Same-- Views From The 6. You may recall Drake referenced something new from him would arrive in 2015 on "0 To 100" with the lyrics, "We already got spring 2015 poppin’ / PND...
  • Tennis Player Nick Kyrgios Blames Slow Start On Drake's Music, Drake Responds
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    Although it's not too often you'll diss Drake and hear a reply from him, Drizzy decided that Wimbeldon tennis player Nick Kyrgios' slight shot at his music warranted a response. 19-year Nick Kyrgios, an Australian tennis player, created quite a bit of buzz for himself when he beat Rafa Nadal in the fourth round of Wimbledon. He almost lost said buzz when he had a poor start with his...
  • LeBron's Return Will Generate $500 Million For The City Of Cleveland
    LeBron's return to Cleveland can not be overstated. The Cavaliers have shot up to 3:1 odds to win the NBA Title, every game will undoubtedly be sold out, and the Cavaliers merchandise revenue will be through the roof. On top of all the basketball related benefits that LeBron brings, he is also worth an estimated $500 million to the city of Cleveland.  The Bloomberg News...
  • Tupac Broadway Musical "Holler If You Hear Me" To End After Just Six Weeks
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    The Broadway musical loosely based off Tupac's life will be short-lived. "Holler If You Hear Me", which was inspired by the late Pac, hit Broadway this past June, but reports now say that musical will come to end after just six weeks of performances, with the last show on Sunday. Apparently it's not selling enough tickets to fill up the seats. Lead producer, Eric L. Gold released a statement...
  • Bone Thugs To Record Final Studio Album, One Copy To Be Printed
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    Apparently RZA is still the trendsetter today that he was back in the early 90s. Just a few months after the Wu recorded and pressed one copy of their new studio album (reportedly bid upon for $5 million), all five members of Cleveland's Bone Thugs N Harmony have decided to follow suit. In a report by TMZ, the group states their intentions to embark on a brand new world tour starting in March....
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