Fetty Wap paid Monty back for his many features with a pretty great gift this Xmas.
Outside of "Yeaaah Baby" and "1738" the most consistent phrase that came up on Fetty Wap's self-titled album was "(Feat. Monty)", as the fellow Remy Boy showed up on 9 of the album's 20 tracks. It's clear from their many collaborations that the two rappers have a pretty close relationship, and their bond was confirmed over Christmas when Fetty copped his friend a pretty sweet whip.
Hip hop reigns supreme yet again. According to a study conducted by Musixmatch, hip hop has the highest vocabulary out of the eight most popular genres of music -- the others being folk, rock, heavy metal, country, indie rock, pop and electronic.
While Migos may not be the originators of the dab, they've definitely helped propelled it into mainstream usage. They're about to make the dab known worldwide, or at least, North American-wide, as they've announced a new set of tour dates for their "Dab" tour.
With their highly anticipated debut album less than a month away, OVO duo Majid Jordan decided to roll out the pre-order purchase via iTunes & Amazon tonight at midnight, ultimately revealing its official tracklist in the process.
Rae Sremmurd kicked off last year with the release of their debut album, which has made it's way onto many a year-end list, perhaps to the ire of Ebro. Nonetheless it's hard to deny the album had hits/bangers in basically every song on it. As we approach 2016, it looks like Rae Sremmurd may be planning a similar roll out for their sophomore effort, SremmLife 2.
Good Lord, the man doesn't stop. Two weeks after his latest album, In My Feelings (Goin Thru It), which focused on his recent battle with kidney cancer, Boosie Badazz has announced he has a sequel ready for imminent release: Out My Feelings (In My Past).
Tyler, the Creator is a kinetic force. He never stops moving or slows down no matter what it is he’s doing. The same goes for his clothing label, Golf Wang. For this season, he put together a lookbook (released in December) featuring some of his friends, including A$AP Rocky.
Last night, Young Thug abruptly announced a change in plans, from Slime Season 3 to I'm Up. The project is still set to arrive on February 5th, and while we've yet to see any new cover artwork for the newly-titled album, Thugger has just not shared some back cover art (which falls in line with the original SS3 cover art).
After announcing his retirement via a poem the other night, Kobe Bryant took the court to face the Indiana Pacers for the second-to-last time in his career. He alternated between flashes of brilliance and moments that made his decision seem logical, ending up with a 13-point performance that was far cry from his glory days, but respectable for your run-of-the-mill NBA starter.
Whether you're feeling mad, or high, or anxious, or sexy, or you just got paid, or you wanna turn up, or get inspired, or well, anything, HotNewHipHop has you covered. Just in time for the weekend, whatever your plans may be, we've got music for every situation and/or mood. We like our readers to feel supported and understood, and nothing is more effective than music.
Kendrick Lamar is up for a whopping Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. The Compton rapper sat down with the Grammys along with Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Rapsody, Sounwave, and other architects of To Pimp a Butterfly to given an oral history of how the album came together. Here are few highlights from the interview:
"Empire" may be flashier, and definitely gets more media coverage, but "Power" is really where it's at. The TV show, which is executive produced by 50 Cent and stars the rapper as the malicious gangster (who may or may not get his just desserts), Kanan, is set to return this summer.
The bills have been piling up for Tyga recently, with his former landlord forcing the rapper to cough up $70,000 in rent he claims he's owed, and a promoter looking for $100k. Tyga just got another knock on his door, and this time its from the State of California, who report that the rapper still owes tax money from 2009, 2010, and 2011.
After dropping No Label 2 and Rich Nigga Timeline last year, Migos have spent the months leading up to YRN The Album sharing their music in a more haphazard, less organized fashion. Plenty of this is due to album delays (and consequently Offset's continued presence in jail), as well as the usual leaks that have plagued patrons of various Atlanta studios this year.
After dominating the majority of the most recent millennium, Free Weezy Album marks Lil Wayne's first foray into generating music without the safety net of the Cash Money Records machine that helped make him. More than that, it’s Weezy’s first opportunity to air a slew of infamous grievances, whether it be his fallout with Birdman or new beefs.
Kanye West is a busy man, and it appears his attention is currently focused on his Yeezy Season 3 clothing collection. Hopefully that means his album is finished, but without a name anything seems possible. Yeezy has been tweeting pictures of his work fitting the new Yeezy Season 3 clothes, and part of that included a picture of a brand new Yeezy Boost 350.
Waka Flocka has had a weird couple of years. He's been promising both Flockavelli 2 and a full length EDM project (tentatively titled Flockavelli Psychotics) for some time, but as of yet there's no sign of them. A few months back, he dropped the Flockavelli 1.5 mixtape after publicly criticizing his label, Atlantic, for refusing him a release date.
Justin Bieber has done a lot of growing up over the last year, from introducing a new, more mature sound, to owning up to his past mistakes.
Kevin Gates, a New Orleans, Baton Rouge native, had a tough time leaving the street life alone to focus completely on his music. It's a feat he seems to have finally accomplished though, but his troubled past is still well-documented in his lyrics. If you aren't familiar with the rapper's discography, which includes the stand-out album Stranger Than Fiction, we're about to make you familiar.
The Game has been busy feuding with Stitches over the past few weeks, but apparently he's also had some time to get in the studio.
Drake's third album of 2015 -- and his most anticipated, as both IYRTITL and WATTBA were surprise releases -- appears to be around the corner. The 6 God prayer hands have recently adorned a black billboard in Toronto, which reads, "The 6 is watching."
Tyrese took to Instagram yesterday to announce the split of TGT, his R&B supergroup with singers Ginuwine and Tank. The big news is not the group's breakup so much as how it went down -- Ginuwine, furious with Tyrese's IG post, clapped back with a post of his own:
New Orleans native Curren$y might be part cyborg. Either that or they’re putting something in the weed down there, because the man is prolific in a way that few other artist can achieve and still retain top quality.
When listening to the two nearly 80-minute-long discs that The Game has released in the past week, it doesn't take long to realize that they're both very good albums. The Documentaries 2 and 2.5 both have high-profile guests who deliver, excellent tributes to Compton, and surprising arrays of beats, which is more than you'd expect from a whopping two and a half hours
Fetty Wap was probably the biggest success story of 2015, going from relative unknown to having 4 songs in the Billboard top 40.
Kid Cudi Warns Fans That "Man On The Moon 3" Will Be Nothing Like Previous Installments | 70,282 Views
Kid Cudi has developed something of a cult following over the course of his last few releases, which have become increasingly experimental. Still, there are no projects more beloved in the Cudi catalog than the first two Man On The Moon projects (excluding his mixtape work that is).
Well that was quick. After getting engaged this September, Rick Ross and model/actress Lira Galore have decided to call it quits. According to TMZ, the couple had a "major blowout," which resulted in Galore moving all of her belongings out of Rozay's home.
Drugs are everywhere in hip-hop. Whether they're mentioned on the radio, seen in music videos, or smuggled into concerts, drugs are pretty much unavoidable in the genre. Weed, lean, pills, coke, booze, shrooms, you name it, dope's not to hard to find. Many rappers, like Juicy J or Lil Wayne, have made it clear in their music that they love getting fucked up.
Drake loves to play tastemaker, especially when he's broadcasting the up and coming sounds of his hometown for all of the hip hop world to hear. Social media and now OVO Sound radio are his primary platforms for spotlighting promising Toronto artists.
Back in 2014, it was reported that Lil Wayne owed over $12 million in back-taxes, and sources are now claiming that the rapper owes another $900,000 to the IRS.According to theJasmineBrand, Weezy is being tapped for exactly $868,079.89, the lien being delivered on February 1st in Florida.