• Jordan's Game-Worn Kicks From 1996 Finals Up For Auction
    Michael Jordan autographed the Air Jordan 11 that he wore during game 3 of the 1996 NBA Finals. Those same sneakers are now up for auction and you can expect an outlandish bidding war to ensue. In the 1995-1996 season, the Chicago Bulls notched 72 wins and squared off against the Seattle Supersonics in the NBA Finals. In game 3, MJ put up a pedestrian 36 points and would later be named Finals...
  • Mike WiLL Made It Explains How "Good Kush & Alcohol" Came Together
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    Lil Wayne's next album I Am Not A Human Being II has been mired in delays, but with the release of the massive lead single "Good Kush & Alcohol", it seems Weezy is poised to drop a potential classic in February.  The producer of the record, Mike WiLL Made It, recently talked about how the tune came together and says it was originally intended for DJ Khaled, but when that fell through he...
  • Drake Announces Title Of Upcoming Album
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    Following the massive success of his sophomore album Take Care, Drake has been fairly low key, but has recently dropped the lead single off his album, and earlier tonight dropped the Director X directed visuals.  Now Aubrey has announced the title of the new project.  After hauling in the award for Best Rap album at the Grammys, Drake announced on the red carpet the name of his album will be...
  • Full Album Stream Of Statik Selektah & Termanology's "2012"
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    Statik Selektah and Termanology, aka 1982, released their album 2012 today and also let go a full album stream for fans. There are features from  Bun B, Mac Miller, Freddie Gibbs, Crooked I and more.Stream the album in its entirety below, and head to iTunes to purchase a copy. 
  • BTS Photos: Recording Sessions For G.O.O.D. Music Compilation Album
    L.A. based photographer, Steven Taylor, was able to join the G.O.O.D. music recording sessions and has offered up some photos from them. Common, CyHi The Prynce, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, Omarion and producer Hit-Boy were all together working on the upcoming G.O.O.D. music compilation album. Peep the photos below, via Hypebeast.  
  • Photos: BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013
    The BET Hip-Hop Awards went down in Atlanta this past weekend, bringing out rappers, video vixens, industry people and more. For those who couldn't actually attend the event, Twitter was full of live tweets documenting what went down, from the BET cyphers to the red carpet. HotNewHipHop was on the scene, and we'll be bringing you some exclusive red carpet footage soon enough. For now, take a...
  • Trina's Brother Reportedly Shot And Killed In Miami [Update: Suspect Arrested, Confesses To Murder]
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    Reports indicate that Trina's brother, Wilbrent Bain Jr., but known to most as Gonk, was involved in an altercation early this morning which ended in gunfire, leaving him in critical condition.  Gonk died later in hospital, according to sources, and while details are scarce, it has been reported that Trina's brother knew the man who shot him. A statement was released to Trina's...
  • Kurupt Announces Dogg Pound & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Collaborative Album
    Kurupt was recently in the headlines when he recalled a battle he and Snoop had back in his Death Row days. The rapper is joining forces with Snoop once again, as well as a more surprising collaboration with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, which will come to fruition on a collaborative album between the crew and his own Dogg Pound collective. Kurupt spoke with HHDX about the new collaboration,...
  • Jay-Z Interested In Signing NHL Prospect To Roc Nation Sports
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     After selling his stake of ownership in the Brooklyn Nets just last week, Jay-Z is already working on his next move in the sports industry. Its being reported that Hov and his Roc Nation Sports agency are interested in signing NHL prospect, Seth Jones. According to the New York Post, Hov is interested in signing NHL prospect Seth Jones, whose father is former NBA player Popeye Jones. Seth is...
  • 2 Chainz Found Not Guilty Of Marijuana Possession
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    2 Chainz is off the hook for a weed bust that happened in February, when the two arresting officers took a photo with the rapper.  2 Chainz was pulled over by the cops in Maryland, and a search of his vehicle found marijuana and related paraphanalia. The cops arrested Tity Boi and asked for a photo with the rapper. 2 Chainz later tweeted his frustration with the cops,  tweeting,...
  • Jay-Z Executive-Produced "An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty" Film
    Jay-Z's been expanding his horizons as of late, most recently expressing interest in signing NHL prospect Seth Jones to his Roc Nation Sports agency, randomly enough. Now, as reported by HipHopDX, it turns out he was an executive producer for director Terence Nance's "An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty," which premieres in New York City this weekend. Hov shared executive...
  • Snoop Dogg Defends Rick Ross' Freedom Of Speech
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    Snoop Dogg has had a long career full of both endorsements and controversies. The Dogg turnt Lion, who just dropped his new album Reincarnated this week, spoke to MTV news about the recent Rick Ross lyrics scandal, defending the rappers free speech, and suggesting Reebok should have known what they were getting themselves into. "When you're buying Snoop Dogg you're buying all that that come with...
  • Ace Hood's "Bugatti" Certified Gold
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    Ace Hood's first single for his upcoming album Trials & Tribulations has been in heavy rotation since its Jaunuary release. Today, the rapper woke up with a gold record, as "Bugatti" has moved over 500,000 units in the last 3 months. View Ace's tweet announcing his gold certification, as well as the video for the Rick Ross and Future featuring cut below. Officially GOLD !! 2 my fans I luv...
  • Cover Art Revealed For Wyclef Jean's "April Showers" [Update: Tracklist & Features Revealed]
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     Wyclef Jean is getting ready to release his new project, April Showers, this Monday (4/29). And to hold us over, Wyclef reveals the official artwork for it (above). Wyclef's new project will feature some big name features including T.I., 2 Chainz, Trae The Truth, Waka Flocka, and more. However, what Wyclef said he was most excited for was the unknown features. Wyclef stated, “I am...
  • Soulja Boy Reveals New Mixtape Title, Cover Art & Release Date
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    Having just released his Foreign 2 mixtape on Wednesday, Soulja Boy took to Instagram this evening to announce a new tape titled King Soulja, which will apparently be dropping in just over a week's time, on May 5th. That's all the information we have at this point. Who's ready for another project from Soulja?  Peep the cover art and announcement tweet below.   #KingSoulja releasing May...
  • Kanye West's New Album Is Reportedly Complete, & It's "Dark"
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    There's already been a lot of talk about Kanye's next album, despite knowing next to nothing about it. Rumors have circulated, claiming it will be named anything from Rich Black American to I Am God, but not much has been confirmed (though there may be a single called "I Am A God"). The latest report comes after Kanye's trip to Paris in which he is said to have worked with both Daft Punk and...
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