• The Best Phil Jackson Memes On Social Media
    Phil Jackson made his long awaited return to Madison Square Garden last night, as President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks. The signing provides hope for Knicks fans, and the franchise, who are fighting for a spot in the playoffs. Phil Jackson received a standing ovation in MSG as the Knicks took down the Pacers last night, pushing their win streak to 7 games. Hopeful Knick...
  • Tyler The Creator Makes First Statement Since His SXSW Arrest [Update: Tyler's Lawyer Weighs In]
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    If you recall, Tyler was arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas on Saturday after he urged fans right outside of the venue to break past the barriers set up keeping them out of the show, which was already at capacity. In doing so he (allegedly) incited a riot of sorts.  This has been a tough SXSW, Tyler's little riot (which was intended to be good...
  • Lil Wayne On Rapping About The Female Anatomy: "What You Want Me To Talk About, The World?"
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    If you've been following Lil Wayne's career, especially in recent years, you may have heard the word "pussy" come up more than once. It's undoubtedly one of the rapper's favorite topics, and he's gotten some flack for it as a result. In the second part of his interview with Elliott Wilson, the conversation gravitated towards sports, but Wilson did get a chance to ask him about his particular...
  • Samples Of The Week: March 20
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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...
  • King Los Parts Ways With Diddy's Bad Boy Records [Update: Los Elaborates]
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    Earlier this morning, during an appearance on Sway In The Morning on Shade 45, emerging Baltimore, Maryland emcee King Los announced his departure from Diddy's Bad Boy Records. He also murdered another "5 Fingers Of Death" freestyle, which you can watch below. Details are scarce at the moment, but we'll provide updates as they come.  Los is currently making the rounds in New York...
  • Hip-Hop Ink: Gang Tattoos Explained
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    In recent years, hip-hop artists have become more and more tatted as the trend continues to grow. Once upon a time, the average rapper may have had a few selective tats on their bodies, but it's now a usual sight to see emcees with fully tatted chests, sleeves, backs and even tattoos on the face. Artists such as 50 Cent, Tyga, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa exhibit this perfectly. The choice of...
  • 50 Cent Says Steve Stoute Is Close To "Actually Getting His Ass Whooped"
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    Steve Stoute, the author of "The Tanning Of America" (which recently earned its own VH1 documentary), is in some hot water with 50 Cent. The writer made some comments about the status of Fif's career in an interview with HOT 97, stating that the rapper "hasn't had a hit in a really long time", and questioned the influence he currently has on rap. 50 was less then pleased with his remarks, and...
  • Lil Wayne Wants His Artists To Be Better Than Him, Says "Nobody Can Touch" Drake
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    Lil Wayne is the latest rapper to take the hot seat on Elliott Wilson's CRWN, and he took the opportunity to reflect on his career, as well as speak on his future endeavors. The Young Money rapper talked about his team, his respect for Kanye West, Drake's "untouchable" status, Tha Carter V and more. Read some excerpts from the interview below. On Tha Carter V: “I’m...
  • Review: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's "Piñata"
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    On paper, stone cold gangster Freddie Gibbs and alt-hop producer Madlib have little in common. But after releasing several highly enjoyable EPs beginning in 2011, it quickly became apparent that the duo were capable of vibing off one another. Four songs from those EPs show up on Piñata, and the rest of its seventeen songs fall in line with their smoked-out, sample-heavy sound, creating an...
  • Top-10 Jordan Releases Of The Winter
    Today, March 19th, officially marks the last day of winter. The harsh months which span from December 21st to today were brutal, but the sneaker releases within that time kept us sane. Winter kicked off with the Gamma Blue Jordan 11 release and brought us a little bit of everything from the Jordan Brand, including the introduction of the Air Jordan "Future." Spring is firmly in our sights, and...
  • Ty Dolla $ign Announces "The Beach House" Tour
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    Ty Dolla $ign released his Beach House EP at the top of 2014, and he's already two Beach House mixtapes deep, so it's about time that the singer headline his very own Beach House tour.Ty$ has been more visible than ever recently, quickly rising as the west coast's go-to hook man, but his debut album, Free TC is set to drop this summer, and he's heading out on a solo stint leading up to its...
  • Caskey Discusses His Origins, Baking, Losing His Virginity At Disneyland And Meeting Birdman With Damon Campbell
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    HNHH representative Damon Campbell recently caught up with Orlando, Florida emcee and Cash Money / Republic Records signee Caskey for an exclusive interview, touching on his musical origins, baking, his first meeting with Birdman, losing his virginity at Disneyland and much more. Read excerpts from the interview and watch the whole thing below, as well as his recent video for "The...
  • First Week Sales For Young Money's "Rise Of An Empire" Are In
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    Despite having big tracks like "Lookin' Ass" and "Trophies" attached to it, Young Money's Rise Of An Empire, much like the Rich Gang compilation before it, suffered from a lack of promotion. Nevertheless, the project has gone on to sell 31,047 copies in its first week, proving that the label still has enough star power behind it to sell records without a huge push behind them. Still, the...
  • Eminem & Rihanna Announce "The Monster" Tour Dates, "MMLP2" Goes Double Platinum
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    Eminem and Rihanna have announced the dates for their upcoming "The Monster" tour, named after their hit single from the former's new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which is now certified double platinum, having passed the two million mark with 13 thousand copies sold this week. The three-city stadium tour will run throughout August, stopping in Los Angeles, New York, and...
  • LeBron James Wants The Cavs To Retire His Jersey
    The Cleveland Cavaliers recently hoisted Zydrunas Ilguaskas' #11 jersey into the rafters, and LeBron James dreams that his jersey will one day join. Though he tried to dismiss the question, he entertained the thought of a possible Cavs retirement party. “It’s not for me to really be concerned about or to even think about,” James said. “It’s something we all as...
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: March 10-16
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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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