• Rick Ross & MMG Members Facing Lawsuit For Backing Out Of Concert
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    This isn't the first time we've heard about Rick Ross facing legal trouble because he backed out of a concert (not before taking the concert promoter's money, though). The MMG crew aka Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley and Omarion were all tapped for a huge concert in London, and now all five are being sued for allegedly backing out. The rap crew was expected to perform at the Wembley...
  • Young Thug Clears Up Ambiguous Label Status
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    It's been a bizarre saga as to where Young Thug's affiliations lie. First, he claimed to be a free agent no longer with Atlantic. Then, he inferred that he signed to Cash Money, but then labelhead Birdman quickly denied it. Later, Atlanic phoned Billboard saying Young Thug was still with them and Gucci Mane's subsidiary, Brick Squad.  Now, we get to hear from Young Thug himself as Fader...
  • Gucci Mane Calls RiFF RAFF Out On “Spring Breakers” Claim
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    Harmony Korine's off-the-wall crime caper, “Spring Breakers” has been garnering some attention from the hip-hop community through it's co-starring role from Gucci Mane, as well as it's alleged homage to Houston rapper/internet personality RiFF RAFF. The youtube celebrity who also goes by “Jody Highroller” has been parading the opinion that the film's main character, played by James...
  • ScHoolboy Q Says The XXL Black Hippy Cover Is "So Disrespectful"
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    TDE's Black Hippy recently graced the cover of XXL magazine, following which Ab-Soul took to Twitter to express his disdain for the fact that XXL went with the headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy..." Now ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock have joined in with Soulo's criticism of the magazine cover. While talking to MTV News, Q called the headline "disrespectful."  "That’s so...
  • Benzino Shot While Attending His Mother's Funeral [Update: Benzino’s Nephew Pleads Not Guilty, Claims Self-Defense]
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    While driving in his mother's funeral procession in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Benzino, sometimes called Zino Grigio, was shot multiple times and was in critical condition. The rapper could be recently seen on the provocative television program, "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta." According to online sources, Benzino's nephew was the one allegedly responsible for the shooting and the nephew is now being...
  • Drake Previews OVO x Roots Canada Varsity Jackets
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    Drake has worked on many OVO-themed articles of clothing and accessories over the past year, as his October's Very Own imprint and movement continue to grow with his career. We've seen OVO snapbacks which Drizzy displayed on his Instagram at the end of January, not to mention OVO Jordans and the Raptors x OVO shirts. For the next OVO release of apparel, the Toronto native is stepping...
  • 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...
  • Lil Wayne Reveals Tracklist & Features For "I Am Not A Human Being II" [Update: Official Tracklist Revealed]
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    Lil Wayne has revealed the features and tracklist for his upcoming album I Am Not A Human Being II. The album will feature Drake, 2 Chainz, Future, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, and Gunplay, among others, and will be available March 26th.View the full tracklist below.01. IANAHB02. Curtains (feat. Boo)03. Days and Days (feat. 2 Chainz)04. Gunwalk (feat. Gudda Gudda)05. No Worries...
  • Waka Flocka Announces New Album "Flockaveli Part 2" Is Done
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    Waka Flocka hasn't wasted any time in the New Year. The rapper revealed in a new interview that he is already almost finished his third LP, titled Flockaveli Part 2, and is also prepping a mixtape which he plans to drop in early February. While talking to MTV News, Waka Flocka says of his upcoming album, "I want to drop now," however, he plans to put out a new mixtape...
  • J. Cole Challenged Jay Z To Hop On His Songs In 2009 (Unearthed Video)
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    On Sunday at 7:30 PM, MTV will air J. Cole's The Warm Up: 5 Years Later, a documentary that looks at J. Cole's mercurial rise to the top, and today they've released some previously-unseen footage of Cole in 2009 saying some pretty bold stuff. The clip, apparently shot on Cole's birthday, shows the young MC cockily inviting Jay Z to hop on his songs, but only "if [he's] not scared." As Jay ended...
  • Papoose Thinks He's Better Than Jay Z, "Definitely" The King Of New York
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    Papoose has established a renewed presence in the rap game since his awkward Summer Jam performance last year. He's been consistently releasing new music, dissing rappers, and proclaiming his greatness over the last 9 months, and has thus been making headlines.  His most recent interview with New York Daily News finds him making some characteristically grandiose claims. “Nobody is...
  • Official Tracklist With All Features Revealed For French Montana's "Excuse My French"
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    As the date approaches for French Montana's much-delayed album, Excuse My French, we received a new single last night from the rapper, "Ain't Worried About Nothing." Although we got a tracklist the other week for French's debut, it was missing most of the features. Now the official tracklist has dropped, and there is definitely not a lack of guest appearances.French...
  • 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...
  • Game's Stepfather Says Rapper Was Briefly A Male Stripper
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    In years past at the height of Game’s beef with G-Unit, 50 Cent put him on blast and flashed a photo of who was apparently the Cali rapper working as a male stripper.  Now, in a new short documentary, a man who claims to be Jayceon’s step father confirms these rumors and says the rapper was briefly a male stripper.  The documentary titled “Hood Life:  A Hip Hop Guided...
  • 10 Hottest Mixtapes Of The Summer
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    Labor Day has dawned and it can now be considered official, summer is at a close. Sure the heat wave might hold for awhile, but the season will soon become Fall. With that said, we here at HotNewHipHop have compiled a list of the free-for-download mixtapes that defined this summer past. Our top ten are tapes you'll most likely be bumping year round, and are definitely...
  • Ludacris Is Hosting The 2014 Billboard Music Awards
    The Billboard Music Awards are going down this Sunday on ABC, and today we've learned that they've tapped Ludacris to host the event. Luda has been busy filming "Fast & Furious 7", as well as putting in work on his long-awaited album Ludaversal. He released the single featuring Jeremih recently, "Party Girls." There will be a bunch of presenters to help Ludacris with his hosting duties,...
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