June 10th Is Officially "Drake Day" In Houston

Drake has never been shy about expressing his gratitude towards Houston, Texas. With his own Houston Appreciation Weekend kicking off today, Drizzy has always made it clear that H-Town is his...

  • June 10th Is Officially "Drake Day" In Houston
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    Drake has never been shy about expressing his gratitude towards Houston, Texas. With his own Houston Appreciation Weekend kicking off today, Drizzy has always made it clear that H-Town is his second home. And to re-pay the respect, Mayor Annise D. Parker has made June 10th "Drake Day" in the city of Houston. Taking to his Instagram Thursday night, Drizzy posted a picture of his new...
  • Drake Reveals New OVO Collection For Houston Appreciation Weekend
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    Drake's Houston Appreciation Weekend kicks off today, and along with plenty of special events, the rapper is also introducing some city-specific merch. A new line popped up on the OVO sit today, featuring new shirts and hats that pay tribute to the land of the purple Sprite, including lost icons like DJ Screw and Pimp C, and Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince. It's not entirely clear if...
  • Worst Hip-Hop Tattoos
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    Tattoos have become a pretty popular trend among adolescents and adults in today’s culture, especially within the rap and hip-hop community. While your average person may choose to get a tattoo or two, rappers and other artists in the music industry often adorn their entire bodies with artistic ink, such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, DMX, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Kid Ink. While most...
  • J. Cole Recalls Appearing On MTV's "My Super Sweet Sixteen" In 2006
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    Now that we can very easily go back and see exactly what came out 5, 10, 15, or 20 years ago to the day, anniversary pieces are happening more than ever. While we've seen plenty of written retrospectives this year, it now seems as though the anniversary craze is crossing over into TV. It's been five years since J. Cole's breakthrough mixtape, The Warm Up, and the rapper has filmed a special MTV...
  • Nasty: The 30 Ugliest Fake Kicks Of The Month
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    For as expensive and rare as Yeezys are, it is becoming way to common to see heinous knock-offs of Kanye's kicks hitting the streets. We've all seen the Js get the bodega treatment, but when Yeezys and Air Mags start getting bootlegged, it's a wrap.  In this Top (or bottom) 30 of the fakest kicks we've recently spotted online; we have the super rare 'Championship' LeBron 9, platform Yeezys,...
  • The "Weirdo Rap" Divide
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    50 Cent and G-Unit made headlines following this year's Summer Jam for a very visible fight that took place in front of 50,000 viewers (70,000 if you count those online) on the event's mainstage. But outside of that seconds-long scuffle, there was a bigger, albeit more subterranean, conflict going on throughout the daylong event. It may not have been apparent to all those in attendance, but...
  • Drake And Lil Wayne Announce Co-Headlining Tour
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    Summer tour season is upon us. While Drake served us one of the biggest tours of last year, he's decided to one-up the "Would You Like A Tour?" with a new co-headlining set of dates with Lil Wayne. The tour is titled "Drake Vs. Lil Wayne", which makes it seem as though the rappers may be going back and forth, Watch The Throne-style rather than performing separate sets.The 31-date tour kicks off...
  • Game Responds To 40 Glocc Lawsuit, Claims Self-Defense [Update: 40 Glocc Calls Game A Coward]
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    In March 2013 40 Glocc took his ongoing beef with Game to lawyers, and initiated a $4.5 million lawsuit against the rapper stemming from his beatdown (caught on camera) in July of 2012. Although legal proceedings have been quiet for a minute, they are not over. Game made sure to keep the beef present in Tyga's recent Lil Durk diss record, and now there are more court documents concerning 40...
  • Samples Of The Week: June 12
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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...
  • Metta World Peace Kicks Some Knowledge For Justin Bieber
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    Metta World Peace is never shy about repping his hood of Queensbridge, New York and he wants Justin Bieber to know that if he plans on dropping N-bombs he needs to spend some time in his old stomping grounds. Metta, who considers the Biebs to be his boy, had this to say regarding Bieber's recent racial controversy; "He's got to chill in Compton a little bit more ... ya gotta chill in...
  • Alleged Jay-Z Mistress Denies Reports Of An Affair
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    Entertainment tabloids have a habit of reporting first and asking questions later. Most of the time, their "journalism" goes without consequence. As long as "sources say," magazines will publish. Today, however, TMZ reports that In Touch may have a legal battle on their hands. According to recent reports by the magazine and other Bauer Media Group affiliates, Reality TV star Casey Cohen of...
  • 50 Cent's "Power" TV Show For Starz Network Gets An Air Date [Update: "Power" Renewed For Second Season]
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    50 Cent has quite a bit on his plate at the moment, a lot of which is actually centered around film and TV. Although Animal Ambition does seem to be a top priority, as he continuously drops off album leaks and music videos, he's also been working on an animated show for FOX and as well as an upcoming comedy, "Spy." This is in addition to executive producing a new TV show for Starz network,...
  • Robin Thicke Announces New Album "Paula"
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    It looks like Robin Thicke is going to all lengths to win back his high school sweetheart. Today, it was revealed that Robin will name his next album after his estranged wife, Paula Patton. According to Rap-Up, Robin Thicke’s seventh studio album will be titled Paula. The follow-up to last year’s chart-topper Blurred Lines was written and produced entirely by Thicke...
  • Ab-Soul Says He Recorded Majority Of "These Days..." At Mac Miller's House
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    Ab-Soul delivered a banger yesterday which featured ScHoolboy Q, "Hunnid Stax." Although Mac Miller wasn't credited on the track, mid-record you can hear Mac drop a few slow-paced bars before the track picks up pace again. Now in a new interview with XXL, Soulo reveals that Mac Miller's L.A. crib was where the majority of his recording sessions for These Days... went down, so it's...
  • Kevin Durant Calls The Game A Liar, Says He Never Bet $20K; Game Responds
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    A few days ago Los Angeles' rapper The Game posted a video on instagram of himself swishing a three in front of a crowd that included Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan, James Harden, and Drake. Game claimed that Durant bet the rapper $20,000 that he couldn't swish an NBA three, which he did.  However, some ruthless paparazzi caught up with KD after a condition session and asked him about the bet,...
  • XXL Freshmen Tour: NYC (Gallery)
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    Monday night at the Best Buy theater in NYC, 9 of the 12 XXL Freshmen took the stage for a very special performance. HotNewHipHop was at the high-energy show, and we've got a full gallery of photos to prove it.Apart from memorable performances from up-and-coming rappers like Kevin Gates, Lil Bibby, and Rich Homie Quan, plenty of surprise guests also graced the stage. Kid Ink made an appearance...
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