• Mary J. Blige Announces Christmas Album [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
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    Although we're all probably still in summer-mode, Mary J. Blige has nonetheless gone ahead and announced her upcoming Christmas album. The singer is planning to release a collection of songs for the holiday season in October, with A Mary Christmas. The album will feature Mary's take on classic holiday songs. She'll be collaborating with David Foster for the first time on this project, the man...
  • 50 Cent On Valuing Business Over Awards: "Kanye Get The Trophies. I’ll Get The Check.”
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    50 Cent may have been the biggest rapper in the game at one point, but while he intermittently releases music, his various business ventures have recently overshadowed his musical output. In the third part of his hour long SXSW interview, 50 elaborated on how he got into his Vitamin Water deal, his relationship with Floyd Mayweather, and the stigma around rappers focusing on business...
  • Nipsey Hussle Explains How "Crenshaw" Came Together, Why He's Dropping It Before "Victory Lap"
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    It's a good day for Nipsey Hussle fans, with the rapper's new Crenshaw mixtape dropping very soon. Although the L.A. rapper says he's finished his Victory Lap project-- which seems to be an album now-- fans will be receiving the free Crenshaw project first. We got to chill with Nipsey before he did his SKEE Live appearance on DJ Skee's show, and in our exclusive interview the rapper talks...
  • Stream Mariah Carey's Album "Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse"
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     The release of Mariah Carey’s 14th studio album is only one week away from today. Before it arrives on May 27th, the 44 year-old pop diva has decided to partner with iTunes Radio for an early stream of her album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, in its entirety. The 15-track standard edition features appearances from Nas, Mary J. Blige, Miguel, Fabolous, and...
  • Andre Drummond's Ex Bashes Him For Being A Dud
    Andre Drummond's short lived romance with former Nickelodeon star, Jennette McCurdy, has officially ended and the chick is spilling the beans. It's hard to believe the relationship didn't work out, considering the two met on instagram and she was Drummond's #WomanCrushWednesday. Those types of relationships almost always last forever. According to TMZ, Drummond had a chauffeur drive them...
  • Araabmuzik Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates While He Recovers From Shooting
    Araabmuzik was the victim of an attempted robbery at the beginning of the month in Rhode Island. Not only did several men try to rob the producer, but they also shot him. His wounds were not fatal, and he was brought to the hospital to recover following the incident. Although the producer will make a full recovery, the attempted robbery and shooting did complicate the producer's life, and...
  • Ludacris Signs New Headphone Deal With Tim Tebow
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     Even though Tim Tebow could hardly find time on the playing field this year, that doesn't stop him from making deals and expanding his brand. In a recent article with Mashable, it seems that Ludacris has enlisted Tim Tebow in designing a new pair of headphones for his company Soul Electronics.Earlier in the week, Tebow had unveiled the new line of headphones at this...
  • 10 Rappers That Should Get "Turnt Down" & Relax
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    Here at HotNewHipHop we advocate people getting "Turnt Up!"  Sometimes it's going to the club and wildin' out more than usual, getting amped up before a basketball game, or just going nuts in your bedroom listening to big tunes.  "Turnt Up" has become a phrase synonymous with letting loose, having an insane night, or just getting messed up on whatever your vice of choice.   We've decided to...
  • Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Pushing Boundaries & His Current Inspiration
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    The Grammy nomination deadline of September 30th has come and pass, and if there'll be one rapper most of us will be looking for on the nominations list, it'll be Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar. The rising rapper's debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has been critically acclaimed and it's quite likely that K. Dot will receive a nod from the Grammy committee. The Grammys are already showing...
  • Rico Wade Confirms Outkast Reunion At Coachella 2014, Future Talks "Honest"
    If one confirmation wasn't enough, we now have Dungeon Family's Rico Wade offering confirmation that Outkast will come together in 2014 at the Coachella festival. What was first a rumor was later confirmed by Revolt TV, and now in a new interview the producer makes mention of said reunion and how Future may play a part in it. In a profile on Future, Stereogum talked to the Organized Noize...
  • Kim Kardashian Says She Gets Along With Beyonce & Reveals Baby Due Date
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    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian surprised the world when 'Ye took it to a public forum, i.e., his live show in Atlantic City, to announce that the couple were expecting a baby.The couple, who have only been together for less than a year, recently purchased an $11 million mansion, further cementing their relationship together. All this, and Kim has yet to get divorced. The most famous Kardashian...
  • Usher's Son Hospitalized Following Pool Accident [Update: Singer's Ex-Wife Demands Custody]
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    Usher's son has been admitted to the ICU after an accident in the singer's pool Monday, according to TMZ. Sources report that the incident occurred around 6PM yesterday, while Usher was out of the house. While not much is known of the accident, apparently Usher's 5-year-old boy (the youngest of two he has with ex-wife Tameka Raymond) took a lot of water into his lungs, and an attempted...
  • Wiz Khalifa's "O.N.I.F.C." Delayed
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    After announcing his upcoming tour, The 2050 Tour, with Taylor Gang, we get more news on the Wiz Khalifa-front. Turns out Wiz isn't ready to release O.N.I.F.C. just yet, and we have another delayed album on our hands.A rep for Wiz confirmed to Billboard's The Juice that O.N.I.F.C. is "coming soon." Just how soon is soon? We'll have to wait and see, no new date has been revealed as of yet.
  • The Oscars 2014: Hip-Hop Reacts To Lupita's Win, Pharrell's Loss & More
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    The 86th annual Oscars went down last night in Los Angeles, as happens every year, the brightest and biggest stars were out attending the event and celebrating afterwards at various different parties. While there probably wasn't an excess of rappers in attendance, they nonetheless seemed to have the TV locked on the annual awards show, and many were chiming in with their opinion throughout the...
  • Review: Prodigy's "The Bumpy Johnson Album"
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    It hasn't been too long since we've heard from the other Mobb Deep member, Prodigy, who just released an album in July, but he's back again with his second release post-prison. There has been a lot of talk about Prodigy lately, regarding the controversy surrounding his relationship with the other half of Mobb Deep, Havoc. This time around though Prodigy allows the music to do the talking as...
  • Release Date & Artwork Revealed For Talib Kweli's "Gravitas" [Update: Stream The Full Album]
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    Two albums one year? That’s what Talib Kweli looks to be doing this year with the release of his sixth studio album Gravitas. The Brooklyn, New York rapper said on his new website, kweliclub.com, that the upcoming album is scheduled for a December 15th release date. He says the project will feature production from OhNo, Q-Tip, Quest and Rich Kidd, and more. Talib also says that people who...
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