• Drake & Chris Brown Will Reportedly Appear In ESPYs Skit Together [Update: Watch All Of Drake's Skit]
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    This past week we learned that Drake and Chris Brown kicked it for a studio session recently, and as they continue to put their beef behind them, it looks as though they'll be connecting again, this time for a skit at the upcoming ESPYs.  TMZ reports that Drizzy and Breezy are both set to appear in a comedy skit that will air during Wednesday night's ESPY awards on ESPN. TMZ has apparently...
  • Clear Channel's "On The Verge" Strategy Helped Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" Top Charts
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    Clear Channel Communications is a mass media company that owns over 800 radio stations in the United States, so when they push a song, it gets heard. The company launched a new strategy this year with "On The Verge", in which a specially selected song is required to be played at least 150 times by all of the stations in the network. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy", which has spent a few consecutive weeks...
  • Joel Embiid Makes A Pass At Kim Kardashian On Twitter
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    If you haven't already heard, Joel Embiid is an absolute riot on twitter. The rookie center out of Kansas, and current member of the Sixers, has previously tried to recruit LeBron via twitter and is generally a wildcard when it comes to social media. Today, he used his twitter account to make a pass at Kim Kardashian;  Hey I want you to come slide in my DMs @KimKardashian —...
  • Kanye West To Headline Philadelphia's Made In America Festival [Update: Kanye & Iggy Azalea Added To L.A. Lineup]
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    Jay Z and Budweiser's Made In America festival continues to expand with each year, and this summer is proving to be the biggest yet, with the festival taking over not just Philadelphia but Los Angeles too. The move to L.A. was announced in April, and today we've received the official line-up for the Philly counterpart of the music fest. The Los Angeles line-up is expected to arrive later...
  • Lecrae Reveals Artwork For "Anomaly" [Update: Tracklist Released]
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    In 2012, Christian spitter Lecrae made history by becoming the first rapper to win the "Best Gospel Album" Grammy for his project Gravity, which featured contributions from Big K.R.I.T., No Malice, 9th Wonder, Boi-1da and many more. Now he's gearing up for the release of his follow-up, which he announced earlier this month would be titled Anomaly. Dropping in August, the project now has...
  • 10 Independent Rap Labels On The Rise
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    We're in midst of a major shift in hip-hop right now, where rappers are taking matters into their own hands. Major labels like Interscope, Def Jam, and Atlantic Records seem to be having less control over their artists. The tide is changing, and the result is a mainly positive one. Fans are receiving music how they want, when they want, from their favorite artists without the major-label...
  • Cam'ron Reveals "1st Of The Month Vol. 2" EP Artwork & Tracklist
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    Yesterday we heard Cam'ron's first collaboration with Nicki Minaj since Roman Reloaded highlight, "I Am Your Leader". Despite being a re-hashed version of a previously released song from 2012, it was great to here the two eccentric rappers on a track once again."So Bad" will land on the second installment in Cam'ron's ongoing 1st Of The Month EP series, which will appropriately drop at the top of...
  • Can Hip-Hop Stop The Violence In Chicago?
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    Back in 2011 Kanye West rapped the chilling statistic "314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago," in his verse from "Murder to Excellence" from the Watch The Throne album, and yet three years later 80 people were shot over July 4th weekend in the city that's come to be known as "Chiraq." Common even makes reference to the hopeless mentality of his hometown with his forthcoming album title,...
  • 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
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    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
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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 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
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    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...
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