• Action Bronson Reveals Cover Art For "Blue Chips 2," Says "Legendary Special Guest" Fell Through
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    Action Bronson and Party Supplies are returning on November 1st with the second installment of Blue Chips. Today they've released the cover art for the mixtape. Action was supposed to have a very legendary surprise guest on the project, which, it turns out, what supposed to be fellow New York Cam'ron, but as Action told XXL, that fell through (and it was more of a "pipe...
  • Future Discusses Being On Tour With Drake & Relationship With Ciara
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    Future has been making movies, aside from getting engaged to singer Ciara he's also been on Drake's "Would You Like A Tour?" which kicked off the other week. Taking a break from touring, Future stopped by 106 & Park and discussed how tour life is, as well as his relationship with Ciara. Future spoke to hosts Bow Wow and Keisha Chante about performing in huge arenas every night alongside...
  • Chris Brown Enters Rehab [Update: L.A. Probation Department Unimpressed]
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    Chris Brown has taken a page out of Lindsey Lohan's playbook in hopes to avoid jail time. A day after being released from police custody following an assault charge from this past weekend in Washington D.C., Chris Brown has decided to check himself into rehab.  According to E! News, the R&B star has checked himself into rehab to regain focus on his recent...
  • Jay Z Announces First Cologne, "Gold"
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    Here's a first for Jay Z. The rapper is looking to get into the fragrance business, and will be launching his very first cologne later in the month, on November 20th. Hov's new cologne, titled Gold, is one aspect of his partnership with Barneys, which recently came under fire when black customers at the New York flagship store were discriminated against. Jay said he had to think things over...
  • Dwyane Wade Gave Gabrielle Union A Heat Championship Ring
    On Tuesday night the Miami Heat received their 2013 NBA Championship rings, and lifted their championship banner in a pre-game ring ceremony.  Members of the Heat weren't the only ones who were given a ring however, as Dwyane Wade surprised long time girlfriend, Gabrielle Union, with one of her own. Tuesday was actually Union's 41st birthday, and D Wade stopped by her party at Hyde night club...
  • Action Bronson Talks "Blue Chips 2," Attacks On His Character
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    Action Bronson is known for his colorful personality. While his off-the-wall nature can be responsible for incredible lines like "Grown men turn the keys to cheese, as I water ski Belize," it's also garnered some criticism-- with some accusing the rapper of misogyny. In a new interview with Pigeons & Planes, Bronson spoke of his brand new mixtape, Blue Chips 2, his debut LP, media...
  • Nicki Minaj Responds To Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse & Discusses Working w/ Eminem & Drake
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    During a backstage interview with The Breakfast Club (Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy) at Power 105.1's Powerhouse event yesterday, Nicki Minaj finally weighed in on Kendrick Lamar's infamous "Control" verse, and she didn't hold back.  "I'm probably in the top five of the niggas he did mention, so go and do your motherfuckin' research," she said. "But, I also feel like he...
  • Kendrick Lamar Says He's "Got Nothing Against Drake"
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    There's been a lot of speculation over the possibility of a feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar in the last couple months. Drake's comments on K.Dot's "Control" verse went from apathetic to salty during his promo tour, eventually saying that he probably wouldn't work with Lamar anytime soon. Shortly afterward, Kendrick seemingly fired back in a BET cypher verse, which appeared to be aimed at...
  • Exclusive Photos: BTS Of Kid Ink's "Show Me" Featuring Chris Brown
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    Kid Ink's new "Show Me" single is rapidly climbing both the Billboard and radio charts, and an official visual featuring and directed by Chris Brown will be dropping next week. Check out the gallery above for an exclusive first look at the making of the video (courtesy of Born Original), and cop the single on iTunes. It'll be included on Ink's major label debut My Own Lane, which is scheduled to...
  • Turk Calls Out Lil Wayne, Birdman, & Mannie Fresh For Lack Of Support
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     Things don't seem to be all good in the Cash Money familia. According to a recent statement from Turk, he’s on the outs with Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Birdman, and Mannie Fresh over lack of recent support. Making his statement on Youtube, Turk explains that he tried to reach out to the Cash Money bosses on several occasions after his father passed away recently, and heard nothing back from either...
  • Oregon Players Suspended For Selling Team Issued PE Jordans
    Earlier today, the University of Oregon announced that men's basketball players Ben Carter and Dominic Artis violated NCAA rules by selling team-issued apparel over the past year. Selling team apparel is a violation of NCAA bylaw, which prohibits student athletes from receiving extra benefits.According to reports, Artis, Carter and three former players sold exclusive basketball shoes,...
  • LeBron James Compares Toronto's Mayor Smoking Crack To "Breaking Bad"
    Last night LeBron James and the Miami Heat visited Toronto to take on the Raptors, and LeBron was asked about a scandal going on in that city that involves the mayor of Toronto smoking crack.  During the pre-game presser, members of the local Toronto media asked James if he had been following the City Hall scandal which had made local news: the mayor of Toronto was caught on tape smoking crack...
  • Chris Brown Countersuing Frank Ocean's Cousin Over Studio Fight
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    The Chris Brown x Frank Ocean brawl aftermath seems to be never-ending. Although the fight happened last January, new developments concerning the fight are still coming in. Last we heard, Frank Ocean's cousin, Sha'Keir Duarte, was suing C Breezy for the injuries he sustained during the fight. However, Breezy isn't giving in that easy, now he's countersuing Duarte. TMZ reports that Chris has...
  • Curren$y's Jet Life Recordings Signs New Artist Mary Gold
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    Some of you may recall Mary Gold's appearance on the Jet Life collective's recent Red Eye mixtape - a remix of her song "Prayer" was the project's 13th and final track. She's since become the "First Lady Of Jet Life" and dropped her debut mixtape Sex Hormone’d Druggie.  Spitta is confident in her abilities, to say the least:  "Mary... man, she’s just another...
  • Underrated Audio: November 2 - November 8
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    Everyone seems to be in Eminem overdrive with the release of Marshall Mathers LP 2 (HotNewHipHop is no different, as you probably noticed), but Underrated Audio gives us a chance to shy away from whatever is taking over our Top 100 chart or taking over our News feed. Thus, we bring you four records from three different spitters and one completely new artist we've never heard before, all of whom...
  • Tyler, The Creator & Flying Lotus Put The YouTube Music Awards On Blast [Update: Tyler Explains His Stance]
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    Yesterday, we reported on the list of nominees for the inaugural YouTube Music Awards, which includes artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Nicki Minaj. Now, both Tyler, The Creator and Flying Lotus have taken to Twitter to express their impressions of the ceremony, which are both hilarious and on-point.  Despite Tyler's all-caps venting, he'll be performing at the show with...
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