Mar 26, 2014
50 Cent filed a lawsuit against WorldStarHipHop.com back in 2009, after his image was used on the header of the website without his permission. Fif argued that the picture left visitors with the impression that the rapper owned or was affiliated with the site.
5 years later, a judge has ruled that 50 be given "summary judgment on copyright and right of publicity claims", as well as rejecting...
Katie Got Bandz is one of the few female MCs in the Chicago drill movement that is currently making waves in the entire rap scene. We connected with Katie initially for our editorial about female rappers within drill rap, and once more we were able to connect with Katie for a lengthier interview this time, while she was out in NYC.
It turns, being a rapper wasn't Katie's first dream career-wise....
Apr 15, 2014
Aside from this past weekend’s Coachella festivities, it appears that Jay Z and wife, Beyonce, will be spending a lot more time together this summer. According to Page Six, Hov and Bey are planning a 20-city stadium tour in the US this summer.
While little information has been revealed or confirmed for that matter, it’s being reported that the Carter’s will kick start...
Apr 16, 2014
The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
While the liner notes give credit to the original performers, suggesting that permission...
Mar 10, 2014
Future just announced the official release date for his upcoming sophomore album, Honest, and he's now given us the full tracklist, complete with features. The standard edition of the album will be 12 tracks long, with the title track and recent crew cut "Move That Dope" being the only songs previously released. It collects features from Wiz Khalifa, Drake, and Andre 3000, all of which have been...
Apr 17, 2014
Andre Johnson, an L.A. based rapper and Wu Tang affiliate, is reported to have attempted suicide today. Johnson, who also goes by Christ Bearer, is said to have cut off his own penis before jumping from his second story balcony last night around 1 AM.
The rapper was rushed to hospital, where he's currently being treated, says TMZ.
According a fellow member of his rap group Northstar, who...
Feb 28, 2014
Looking to spice up your Instagram feed? We have you covered. In the latest edition of Hashtagged Hotties, we've compiled a list of 8 beautiful women you can follow right now!
A few of them you may already be familiar with, and a few you may not, but chances are you'll appreciate the follow either way. Take a look through our gallery for some of each girl's best photos, and if you like what you...
Chief Keef is once again in the hot seat, no doubt a familiar place. The rapper is facing a new lawsuit today, for neglecting to show up for a charity event for breast cancer last June, but taking the event organizer's deposit nonetheless.
Chief Keef has actually avoided being in the news for legal troubles as of late, although that's not to say he hasn't been busy. Following the announcement of...
Often time, being in the rap game and doing prison time goes hand-in-hand, something which we documented on another recent list, 15 Rappers Who Did Jail Time. That's not to say this is the case for all the hip-hop artists out there: there are some rappers who don't have so much as a spot on their record, while there are others who have simply managed to avoid jail time altogether thanks to a...
Dec 13, 2013
The ladies on MTV's Wild'N'Out have never looked better. Host Nick Cannon always brings out a solid crew of hotties, so we decided to feature a couple of them right here on HNHH!
Check out our extensive video and photo galleries from the likes of Graciii3, Rosa Acosta, Sheneka Adams, Daphne Joy & Britanny Dailey. Enjoy!
With "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle" just two episodes into its fourth season, it's been announced that Tip will soon be involved in another TV show as executive producer. "Sisterhood Of Hip Hop" will air later this year on Oxygen as part of the network's attempt to rebrand itself for young female viewers, and will star aspiring MCs Siya, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Brianna...
Apr 16, 2014
Once again, Forbes comes through with that information we're all dying to know: just how rich are these hip-hop industry moguls? Names you might expect top the five-spot list, including Diddy, Jay Z and 50 Cent.
The "Forbes Five" gives us the five wealthiest men in the rap industry with break downs of where they're getting their profit from. Last year's 2013 list saw Diddy holding down the #1...
Apr 15, 2014
There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot.
"Ghostwriting" by its proper definition refers to contributions from rappers who have not been credited-- which is a pretty grey area. Rather than look into rumors surrounding that type of writing (with one exception),...
It's no secret that Raekwon and RZA have not seen eye to eye on the direction of the Wu-Tang Clan for a while now. However, it seems that the rift between the two rappers has only deepened with time, with talk of Raekwon's alleged opposition to the new album contributing to its setbacks.Raekwon has now gone on record with his feelings about the upcoming record, A Better Tomorrow, and the current...
Apr 10, 2014
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...
Apr 15, 2014
Could you imagine Lil Wayne & Turk not being a part of Cash Money Records? Well, apparently it was a real thought from the two young New Orleans rappers as Turk told Vlad TV that he and fellow Hot Boys member, Lil Wayne, once discussed whether or not they should sign with Master P’s No Limit Records.
During a recent sit-down with Vlad TV, Turk spoke about wanting to be...