• Review: Snoop Lion's "Reincarnated"
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    2012 was an eye-opening year for Snoop Dogg. So much so that the West Coast rapper held a press conference in July to publicly announce that, after spending some time in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, he was a changed man. Snoop declared he was leaving the gangsta-image alone to adopt the ways and culture of a Rastafarian. There was just one problem: Dog is a derogatory term in Jamaican...
  • DMX's Ex-Wife To Garnish $15,000/Month From Royalty Checks
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    The financial struggles of DMX continue. Once again, the struggle comes courtesy of X's ex-wife, Tashera Simmons. Last we heard, DMX's house in New York was facing foreclosure, and according to the rapper it was his ex-wife's fault thanks to her reckless spending.  Today's piece of news is that X's ex will begin garnishing some of the rapper's royalty checks to use as child support....
  • Eminem Turned Down A Leading Film Role Because It Wasn't Shot In Detroit
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    It seems Eminem turned down a leading role in the upcoming Hollywood science fiction film "Elysium" because his native city of Detroit wasn't chosen as the film's primary location. The lead role was instead given to Matt Damon, who was actually director Neil Blomkamp’s third choice. South African rapper Ninja of Die Antwoord (who was Blomkamp’s first choice) also turned down...
  • Lupe Fiasco Reveals Release Date & Art For First Single Off "Tetsuo & Youth"
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    Lupe Fiasco recently announced a tour in conjunction with his new album, Tetsuo & Youth. The album doesn't have a release date yet, but the tour kicks off in November. Lupe's already got his first single off the LP picked out, a track which will feature UK singer Ed Sheeran. Lupe posted the single art along with the expected drop date on Instagram. The record, "Old School Love," is...
  • Gucci Mane Speaks On "Spring Breakers" & Falling Asleep For Sex Scene
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    Gucci Mane made headlines yesterday, hilariously enough, when it was revealed by the director of "Spring Breakers," Harmony Korine, that the rapper fell asleep during his sex scene in the film. Yesterday we heard the details of what transpired on the set that day from Korine, and now Gucci Mane has spoken to Vulture about the infamous scene, as well about being in the movie, which also...
  • Samples Of The Week: June 5
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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...
  • HotNewHipHop's Top Trolls Of 2013
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    We at HotNewHipHop are quite aware of our user community, which is very unique in and of itself. If you're on HNHH every day, you get used to seeing certain users all up in the comments, blasting their opinion or inciting arguments. We enjoy the colorful commentary you guys leave on all our posts, albeit we do have some trolls that get out of hand at times, but most of all, it's you guys who keep...
  • Scarface's Son Reported Missing In Los Angeles [Update: Scarface's Son Has Been Found]
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    Legendary rapper Scarface's son is currently missing and a search is underway to find the young adult. Scarface's son, whose name is Brandon Jordan, suffers from autism and has been missing for seven days, since last Wednesday afternoon, when he stormed out of his house in Leimart Park, Los Angeles. Jordan's mother, Melissa Lollis, has said, "He just got agitated, didn't want to talk about...
  • 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...
  • Pusha T Speaks On Clipse's "Grindin'" Almost Going To Jay-Z, Says Drug Dealers Made The Record A Hit
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    Pusha T is well known for his drug dealing metaphors. The Virgina rapper, whose latest mixtape title is a cocaine pun in itself, has probably made more punchlines out of the white powder than his rival Wayne has with female genitalia. In an interview with Nardwuar, Pusha Ton gave some insight into how the dealer's anthem "Grindin" became his very first hit with Clipse, and how...
  • Full Album Stream Of SpaceGhostPurrp's "Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp"
    SpaceGhostPurrp's album Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp  is out on June 12th, but RollingStone let go the album stream today.You can stream the album in it's entirety below.
  • Logic Explains How His Collaboration With Big Sean Came Together
    Fans are still eagerly anticipating Logic's debut LP, and while the project is still without a release date, he's made sure to keep his loyal following satisfied with an influx of new material. The Maryland rapper has released a few original tracks over the last 2 months, including "While You Wait", and "Now", but the one that got the most attention was definitely his collaboration with Big...
  • DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation [Update: DJ Mustard Signs With Roc Nation As An Artist]
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    DJ Mustard has made a name for himself with bay-infused 808 and snap laden production. Along with working extensively with artists like YG, Joe Moses, and Ty$, Mustard has branched out to work with bigger artists like Tyga, 2 Chainz, and Young Jeezy. It seems his collaborator list is about to get even longer and more diverse with the announcement that the beatmaker has signed a management deal...
  • Pro Era's Capital Steez Dies At 19 Years Old
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    Lead by Joey Bada$$, the young group Pro Era has been on the rise the past year, but has suffered a major setback as one of their members, Capital Steez has passed away at the age of 19. Details are murky, but it has been suggested that he took his own life.  Joey Bada$$ went on Twitter to confirm the sad news and mourn the passing of his partner and friend, real name Jamal Dewer, saying,...
  • Listen To Bun B's New Album "Trill OG: The Epilogue"
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    Bun B releases his fourth album Trill OG: The Epilogue today, and along with the release he's offering fans a free album stream via Spotify. The album has quite a few features, including ones from the late Pimp C, Lil Boosie, Raekwon, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Royce Da 5’9″, Redman, Kirko Bangz, Devin the Dude, Trae tha Truth, Z-Ro, Big K.R.I.T. and more. Listen to the album below,...
  • Juicy J Announces "Never Sober" Tour With Travi$ Scott [Update: Schedule Announced]
    Chief Keef paid tribute to the perma-turn up life with "Hate Being Sober", but it seems that the more seasoned party enthusiast, Juicy J has one-upped Sosa, with the announcement of his "Never Sober" tour. Details are still scarce on dates and locations for the upcoming stint, but Juicy did confirm that Travi$ Scott would be joining him on tour in a recent tweet.  The former Three Six...
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