Nicki Minaj Tapped For SNL Appearance In December

As Nicki Minaj gears up for her new album, The Pinkprint, she's lined up a second visit to Saturday Night Live. She'll serve as the show's musical guest on December 6th, which is nine days before her...

  • Nicki Minaj Tapped For SNL Appearance In December
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    As Nicki Minaj gears up for her new album, The Pinkprint, she's lined up a second visit to Saturday Night Live. She'll serve as the show's musical guest on December 6th, which is nine days before her album drops. Nicki Minaj returns to SNL alongside James Franco, who will be the host that evening. SNL announced their two guests on twitter earlier today. Nicki has unveiled the DONDA-created...
  • Nude Selfie Appears To Be Iggy Azalea & Nick Young, Couple Confirm It's Not Them
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    Last night, Twitter was in a frenzy when a nude photo leaked that looked like it could very well be Australian beauty Iggy Azalea and her LA Lakers boyfriend Nick Young. The NSFW naked photo, which you can view here, shows a white lady from the back with a black male poking his head out from the side, both of these people could easily be confused for Iggy and Nick.  While the couple did...
  • Meet Earlly Mac: Finally Famous Affiliate
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    Recently, HotNewHipHop chopped it up with Finally Famous rapper Earlly Mac. We first introduced Earlly to you back in 2012 when he collabed with FF members Big Sean and SayItAintTone and Taylor Gang's Juicy J on "On Deck." In 2013, he appeared on albums for both Big Sean and Slum Village. By 2014, it was clear that Earlly Mac was a force to be reckoned with, and the world was...
  • #TBT: Eric B. & Rakim
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    Eric B. & Rakim had a short 7 years and 4 albums of pure influence before disbanding in 1993. Widely regarded as one of the best duos in rap history, the two didn't release many songs that your favorite rapper didn't like. Rakim, who is considered to be an elite MC still to the this day, linked up with Eric B. through a mutual friend. The two got in touch and started borrowing records from...
  • Shady Records Plans To Drop Huge Mixtape In Support Of "Shady XV"
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    Eminem and his team at Shady have really stepped up their efforts in the roll-out of their compilation double-disc album, Shady XV. Rightly so, as the album celebrates 15 years of Shady Records. After giving us a cypher with Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf and Eminem, plus some short black and white cartoons, we'll be getting one more piece of content presumably before the album arrives on Monday: a...
  • The Cash Money Timeline
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    The story of two brothers who came from nothing, from a city far off the hip-hop radar, and built an empire. But they didn’t do it alone. Brothers Bryan “Baby” Williams (who we now know as Birdman), age 22, and Ronald “Slim” Williams, age 24, wanted to get out of their projects and build a better life for their family and friends in Magnolia and the surrounding...
  • "PRhyme Time" Remix Contest For Royce Da 5'9" & DJ Premier's "Courtesy"
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    Music fans rejoiced when news broke that Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier were teaming up to create PRhyme, a rapper-producer duo as well as the title of their debut album together. With Royce's undeniable wordplay and Premier's adaptation of music from Adrian Younge's catalog and signature scratches, hip-hop enthusiasts are in for a treat, when the album drops on December 9th.  Before then,...
  • Lil Boosie Reveals New Cover Art For "Touchdown 2 Cause Hell"
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    Back in September Boosie Badazz revealed what was deemed to be cover artwork for his upcoming double disc LP Touchdown 2 Cause Hell, but it looks like he's decided to give the cover art a re-work. Boosie goes the simple route for the official art, using a black and white image of himself with his neck chain-heavy. Take a look at the old artwork here, and peep the new cover above. The album is...
  • J. Cole Launches Contest For "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Listening Party In His Childhood Home
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    J. Cole surprised fans this weekend when he announced his new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive would be available as soon as December 9th. This wasn't the only unexpected news from the rapper, who explained that the title of the record is actually the address of his childhood home, which he recently bought back.  Cole had one more announcement to make, which he did today, inviting fans to the...
  • Russian Police Bust Counterfeit Sneaker Ring
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    A counterfeit sneaker ring in Russia was busted this week as police detained 46 illegal Chinese workers working at a sewing shop in the Russian Ural Mountains. Yes, some of you who got your kicks well before they actually released might've been buying a BS product from the mountains of Russia. Beyond the fact that the operation was pumping out fake sneakers, the workers themselves were living in...
  • Contest: Win Tickets For B.o.B Live In NYC With Kevin Gates
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    B.o.B will be hitting up Irving Plaza on November 24th with special guest Kevin Gates. If you'll be in NYC on that date, and you haven't scooped up your tickets yet, we've got you covered. As we've done recently with Atmosphere and Ty Dolla $ign, we'll be supplying multiple winners with a pair of tickets to the show, so enter and tell your friend to enter too. As per usual, it's very...
  • Migos Allegedly Jumped, Quavo Robbed Of Chain In DC
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    Migos have been involved in a few altercations at shows recently, but things seem to have become more serious during their most recent appearance in DC. After getting into a scuffle with GBE's Capo, and being hit with subsequent threats from Fredo Santana recently, the trio were allegedly jumped at their show in the nation's capital yesterday -- though it's not clear if the two...
  • First Week Sales For Big K.R.I.T.'s "Cadillactica"
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    Late last week, we heard that Big K.R.I.T.'s newly-released album Cadillactica was on pace to sell 35,000 to 40,000 copies in its first week, which isn't bad in 2014. Well, the official numbers are in now, and Krizzle's surpassed those expectations by a hair. He moved 42,302 units, beating his Live From The Underground sales by just over 1,000 copies. HDD reports that...
  • J. Cole Announces "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Album, Releases Artwork
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    There was some speculation made earlier today that J. Cole would be releasing a new album before the year was out. Those predictions have been confirmed. Now available for pre-order on iTunes, 2014 Forest Hills Drive is officially slated for a December 9th release date, putting Cole head-to-head with Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V. No word yet on what music is going to be make the LP, but the iTunes...
  • Top Hip-Hop Club Bangers Of The Past Decade
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    There is somewhat of a divide between a club banger and a mainstream, popular hip-hop song, however, often times, the two overlap. The ever trust-worthy Urban Dictionary describes “club banger” as a term “used to describe a song to get all da bitches in the club movin. A song that makes you jump at a party.” These so called club bangers are played excessively at night...
  • Tyga Skips Appearance After Club Bans Underage Kylie Jenner
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    According to a report from TMZ, Tyga refused to make a scheduled club appearance after a West Hollywood venue, Greystone Manor, refused to let his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, into the building for his pre-birthday celebration. Kylie, who turned seventeen on August 10th, is not of legal drinking age. According to California law then, her entrance to Greystone would be illegal. Despite this, sources...
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