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On November 14, J. Cole shocked the rap world with the announcement that his third solo album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, would be hitting stores before the end of 2014. Ladies and gentlemen, the day foretold has finally arrived. Available for streaming now on Spotify, the new record features no credited guest appearances, almost guaranteeing that the release is the emcee's most personal to date.
Chief Keef Beefs With Katy Perry On Twitter, Says He'll "Smack The Sh*t Out Of Her" [Update #2: Both Artists Apologize] | 178,850 Views
This is pretty random. Chief Keef seems to have some beef with Katy Perry, and vice versa. The singer heard Keef's single "Hate Being Sober" on the radio this week, and she was so unimpressed by it she had to take to Twitter to express her feelings.
Kanye West's "No More Parties In L.A." was a pretty exhilarating first listen, but there's one cool Easter egg on the track that wasn't immediately evident (unless you happen to be the world's biggest Drake stan).
Some of the more brutal memes that sprung up in the wake of Drake's Meek Mill diss tracks were the ones shouting "R.I.P." or insinuating that Meek's career was dead.
With "Album Weezy" being put on hold throughout the year (Tha Carter V's now expected to drop in early 2015), is "Mixtape Weezy" soon to return? When similar setbacks befell Tha Carter IV, Tunechi dropped off an aptly-titled Sorry 4 The Wait mixtape, and now members of his squad are hinting that a sequel might be on its way.
Opening for Nicki Minaj at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, Meek Mill had some harsh words for Drake in his first public appearance since Drake released diss track "Charged Up," in which he called Meek a "charity case" and more.
It's written in hip-hop lore: The story of a Detroit kid who fought severe personal poverty in hip-hop's battle underground, all the way to mainstream dominance. There's arguably been no other hip-hop star that's reached the level of cultural omnipresence that Eminem has at the turn of the millennium. He was hip-hop's greatest hopes and society's biggest fears all in one.
Lil Wayne Says Cash Money Is Refusing To Release His Album [Update: Pusha T Responds] | 167,837 Views
In his lengthy career, Lil Wayne has rarely (if ever) publicly said anything about Birdman, the man he often calls "daddy," so with that in mind, the tweets he just sent out are shocking.
Joe Budden Loses "Total Slaughter" Battle Against Hollow Da Don [Update: Watch The Battle] | 165,665 Views
Tonight, the very first edition of Eminem's Pay Per View rap battle series "Total Slaughter" took place, and while plenty of matches went down, everyone was waiting on the showdown between Hollow Da Don, and Slaughterhouse rapper Joe Budden.
Kevin Gates Talks On Prison Life, Tattoos & The Time He Got A Brick With Elvis' Face On It | 165,376 Views
Kevin Gates recently dropped off By Any Means, a free album that was also available on iTunes and managed to debut at #17 on the Billboard 200. Gates is very open in his lyrics, and so if you are a fan you probably know quite a bit about his personal life just from listening to his music. Nonetheless, there is still some mystery surrounding Gates.
Philadelphia Rap Icon Cool C To Be Executed In January [Update: Execution Put On Hold] | 165,186 Views
Cool C has spent the last 18 years in prison following a 1996 murder conviction. The Philadelphia rap legend was given the death penalty when he was found guilty for the murder of police officer Lauretha Vaird in a robbery attempt assisted by Steady B, a fellow member of his rap group, C.E.B.
The XXL Freshman list is always a huge conversation piece in the rap world, and this year should be no different. While the wait has seemed a little longer than usual, the full list and cover has now been revealed.
Rap fans have been talking about Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole's promised collaborative project for years, and just when it seemed all hope was lost for the album, some major hints have arrived. Yesterday, K.Dot and Cole remixed one another's songs for Black Friday, and right at the end of his track, Cole shared a vague promise: "When you and K. Dot shit dropping?
The HNHH audience was shocked and scintillated a few days ago, when the latest cover of the French fashion magazine Lui was unveiled, on which 25-year-old British singer Rita Ora appeared completely topless.
Some very tragic news arrives this Sunday morning, as we learn that 26-year-old A$AP Mob founder ASAP Yams has passed away. No details are yet known of the reasons for his death, but many friends and collaborators -- including ASAP rocky and ASAP Ferg -- have shared their condolences on social media.
On Friday, Young Thug pursued a policy of de-escalation after a Lil Wayne threw shade his way. "[Wayne] is my idol. I wouldn't ever in my life swap words with him or beef with him about nothing," he said on Instagram.
T.I. Incites Fight With Floyd Mayweather Jr. In Las Vegas [Update: Mayweather Speaks On Fight] | 160,381 Views
On the list of people you should pick fights with, boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. is certainly near the bottom, if not off the charts. Apparently that didn't stop T.I. from picking a fight with him early this morning, as the two set off a brawl that involved throwing chairs in a Fatburger on the Las Vegas Strip.
Last night, Meek Mill announced to the world that Drake's verse on their collaboration "R.I.C.O." was in fact written with the help of someone else. This isn't "news" per se, as Quentin Miller (the writer in question) appears in the song's credits, but Meek said he had only recently found out, or else he "woulda took it off my album."
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
The Drake Vs. Tyga Instagram Conflict Continues [Update: Blac Chyna Claims Tyga Hacked Her Twitter Account] | 157,160 Views
As far as Instagram beefs go, Drake is quickly rewriting the rules on how to take down your opponent while still maintaining a cool head and saving face.
50 Cent Not Listed As Father Of Daphne Joy's Child On Birth Certificate, But Baby Shares His Last Name | 153,320 Views
Controversy arose when 50 Cent was allegedly arrested for domestic violence for supposedly kicking ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy last month. 50 has since denied all allegations, and been dropped from the MLB all-star bash on account of the circumstance, but the strangest thing to come out of the ordeal is that Fif may have a child that he has never publicly spoken of.
Soon after Drake began playing What a Time to Be Alive, he posted the tracklist on Instagram. 💎💎💎💎💎 AVAILABLE ON ITUNES AT 8PM A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Sep 20, 2015 at 3:49pm PDT
UPDATE: DJ Louie Styles, Fetty Wap's tour DJ, has tweeted that Fetty is "Gucci." Judging by from the pictures we've seen, Fetty still may have sustained several injuries, though this is fantastic news. Keep it here for more updates. wap is Gucci everybody thank you for your prayers 🙏🏽 #Amen pic.twitter.com/F8aC60SNn4
Amber Rose & Khloe Kardashian Beef Over Tyga & Kylie Jenner's Relationship On Twitter | 150,630 Views
Appearing on Power 105's Breakfast Club, you're going to get hit with some hard questions, and last Friday's interview with Amber Rose was no exception.
Over the weekend Drake popped up in our news feed when we found out about Drizzy's desire to do some battle rap, specifically, he told Murda Mook he'd like to battle him. According to Mook, it was in all seriousness.
Have ya'll heard of Stitches? The Miami rapper named for the stitches he has tattooed on the sides of his mouth à la Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight." His breakout video, "Brick In Yo Face," currently has over 8 million views on YouTube and features more cocaine (or imitation powder) than perhaps any music video ever -- yes, more than O.T.
Future’s highly anticipated Dirty Sprite 2 album is only a few days away from dropping, July 17 to be exact, and tonight the project’s tracklist has found its way online.
Kevin Gates & Young Thug Engage In Instagram Beef [Update: Gates Did Not Call Thug "Gay"] | 146,419 Views
It seems that hip-hop has moved on from Twitter beefs to the much more visual world of Instagram. Taking to his personal IG account, New Orleans-born emcee Kevin Gates released a video calling out Young Thug for answering his calls, prompting Thugger to come back and challenge Gates to "pull up" and accept the fade.
While it seemed his response may never arrive, Meek Mill's temporary silence came to an end last night when he released his diss track, "Wanna Know," last night.
If you've been on HotNewHipHop at all today, you've probably noticed the diss record towards Lil Durk and 40 Glocc, sent from Tyga and Game.