Deron Williams couldn't wait to get out of Utah back in 2011, but it appears New York wouldn't have been his desired location if he had the opportunity to choose. Or his second, or third, choice for that matter.
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.
Eminem's Wraps Up "The Monster Tour" With Special Shade 45 Interview Sep 3, 2014 at 04:35pm 8,141 Views
Eminem's joint tour with Rihanna "The Monster Tour" came to a close recently, and with that Shade 45 has released a special podcast they did centered around the tour, including backstage interviews from the tour with Eminem, Mr. Porter and The Alchemist.
Back on August 13th, we reported that R&B power couple Future and Ciara had broken off their engagement after Future allegedly cheated on his "Body Party" collaborator with another woman. But now TMZ is saying that the couple's split only lasted for a few weeks, with the tabloid reporting that their reuniting is "all because Ciara feels strongly about her son needing his father around 24/7."
Jeezy just dropped off a crazy remix to "Holy Ghost" with Kendrick Lamar, which will definitely do a good job at increasing the awareness of his new album Seen It All. Although, if you're not already aware of it, where ya been?
Every meaningful artist takes a step back at some point in their career to dwell on their achievements and tribulations in an attempt to make sense of everything that’s happened. JAY Z accomplished this feat on wax with The Black Album. Kanye did the same on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, as did Nas on Life Is Good.
Nike Agrees To Pay Kevin Durant Additional $25 Million After Retirement Sep 3, 2014 at 09:54am 6,917 Views
Talk about easy money. Kevin Durant's new Nike contract lives up to his 'Easy Money Sniper' nickname, as the Swoosh will reportedly pay the league's MVP an additional $25 million after he retires.
Kendrick Lamar Sued For $1 Million Over "Rigamortis" Instrumental Sep 3, 2014 at 08:51am 20,401 Views
Kendrick Lamar isn't often the subject of tabloid/gossip sites, however, every artist seems to encounter a lawsuit at some point or another in their rising career. K. Dot's facing a new lawsuit according to TMZ, over his Section.80 record "Rigamortis."
Although Kid Ink just released a tape with his BatGang crew last week, he's already prepared to start promoting his upcoming sophomore album with its first single. "Body Language," the Cashmere Cat and Stargate-produced leadoff single from Ink's yet-to-be-titled 2015 album, arrives on September 9th.
After having a whirlwind weekend at Jay Z's Made In America Festival, during which he met Kanye West, Chance The Rapper has announced a fall tour of college campuses with Young & Sick and Sweater Beats. View all 18 dates below, and head over to Chance's website for ticket info.
This Summer has been a wild one in hip hop, with veterans like Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent dropping new albums, newcomers like Rae Sremmurd and Bobby Shmurda creating viral sensations, and Nicki Minaj's full moon eclipsing pretty much everything else on Earth.
As a man who's been known to rock plenty of pink furs, you'd think Cam'ron would be pretty open to adventurous fashion choices. However, on a new track from his 1st Of The Month Vol. 3 EP, the Dipset rapper has questioned former Roc-A-Fella collaborator Kanye West's penchant for leather skirts, which brings to mind that he's also the rapper who popularized the phrase, "No Homo".
One of these days, somebody is going to get seriously hurt doing these 'In The Hood' pranks. The latest prank to go viral is this 'Stepping On Jordans' bit, which could even get you knocked out in the suburbs, let alone the hood.
Although news of his recent arrest for gun possession might currently be overshadowing this fact, Jeezy will release his album Seen It All tomorrow. To celebrate this, THe Source has decided to feature the Snowman on the cover of their latest issue. Check out the cover in the gallery above, and read excerpts from Jeezy's interview below. On being a gangster rapper in 2014:
The other week we got a new Hustle Gang leak "Got Me Check" with the boss T.I., Shad Da God and Yung Booke, while the crew promised a new collaborative mixtape effort was on the way. Today Tip has released the cover art as well as the title for the follow up to the first Hustle Gang collabo project G.D.O.D. The new project is set to be called G.D.O.D. 2, and we don't have a release date yet.
Earlier today Jhene Aiko unveiled the dark visuals for her single "The Pressure," sporting a new look (blonde dreads) for it. This afternoon, we get even more from the singer as an official stream of her upcoming album Souled Out has arrived.
Cee-Lo Green Sentenced To 3 Years Probation For Furnishing Ecstasy [Update: Cee-Lo Deletes Twitter Account After Controversial Rape Comments] Sep 2, 2014 at 02:15pm 31,405 Views
Last October, we reported that Cee-Lo Green had plead not guilty to a charge of furnishing (or, in layman's terms, supplying) ecstasy to a woman who originally filed a sexual assault charge against him in 2012. Now, almost a year later, the case has been resolved.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union officially tied the knot over the weekend in a super exclusive wedding at the Chateau Artisan castle in Miami.
In case you missed it, Usher's been gearing up to drop a new album by dropping off the songs "Good Kisser" and "She Came To Give It To You," and now he'll further drum up excitement for his new project with a tour. Entitled "The UR Experience" tour, the 27-date concert series begins November 1st in Montreal, and ends December 14th in Tampa with August Alsina as an opener.
Last we heard, Ne-Yo was set to release his next upcoming studio album, Non Fiction, on September 30th.
Chance The Rapper is an outspoken fan of the one and only Kanye West, and the two Chicago natives finally had the chance to meet during this past weekend's Made In America festival.
Killer Mike & El-P's "Run The Jewels 2" Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed, Plus New Tour Dates Sep 2, 2014 at 11:32am 5,906 Views
A week and half ago Killer Mike and El-P, known together as Run The Jewels, announced a release date for their sophomore self-titled effort Run The Jewels 2, as well as the news that they had signed to Mass Appeal's new imprint.
Chris Brown was back in a familiar location this morning, as he headed to court as part of the on-going Washington, DC assault case. Last we heard from Breezy's legal troubles, it appeared as though the plea deal in the assault case wasn't going to work out, as both sides couldn't agree on the details.
Kanye West Previews Unreleased Song "Awesome" During "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" Finale Sep 2, 2014 at 09:59am 34,622 Views
For those who aren't actively keeping up with the Kardashians, the reality TV show stars capped off their ninth season last night with the finale episode. While we rarely catch glimpses of either Kanye West or North West during the show, last night's episode proved to be notable as a snippet of Kanye West's unreleased record "Awesome" was previewed.
Suge Knight Released From Hospital [Update: Photos Of Wounds Released] Sep 2, 2014 at 04:21am 28,175 Views
Just three days after taking six bullets to the gut, Suge Knight is already out of the hospital and nursing his wounds at home. According to TMZ, the former Death Row Records CEO left Cedars-Sinai around 6 AM on August 27th. Doctors say he won't need any rehab--just a few follow-up visits for doctor's to check on how he's progressing.
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