• Swizz Beatz And Alicia Keys Welcome Their Second Child
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    Grammy Award winning singer Alicia Keys and super producer Swizz Beatz welcomed their second child, Genesis Ali Dean, into the world early yesterday morning. "The joy of joy is joy!! It's a boy!!🌟🌟🌟🌟 we are so grateful!! #blessings!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️" Keys wrote on her Instagram this afternoon.  Genesis Ali Dean was born 1:52 AM on the morning of December 27th....
  • The-Dream Reveals Single Art For "That's My Shit" Featuring T.I.
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    The-Dream says he's going the traditional route when releasing new music off his forthcoming album, the title of which remains unknown. After first servicing the single "Fruition" to radio stations, a smooth, classic r'n'b-flavored joint, The-Dream appears to have revealed the next single we can expect to hit the airwaves: "That's My Shit" featuring T.I. The-Dream and Tip have collaborated...
  • Near Extinction: The Platinum Hip-Hop Album
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    Back in October, many industry insiders were surprised by the early sales estimates for T.I.'s most recent album, Paperwork. After a day of sales, forecasts had the album selling roughly 70,000 units in its opening week. The self-proclaimed King of the South, who in his prime would easily do upwards of 400,000 copies sold in his opening weeks had officially fallen from grace and the dismal...
  • Migos & Lil Wayne Spotted In Studio Together
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    Although Lil Wayne has been facing a setback or two when it comes to his new album Tha Carter V, he's not letting that hinder his work process. The rapper recently hit the studio with Migos, presumably cooking up a hot collaboration or two. There has yet to be a Weezy F x Migos collaboration, so fans of either should be excited. No word on what project they were working on, it could very well be...
  • HotNewHipHop's Top Trolls Of 2014
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    Today's the very last instalment in the #HOTNEW14 round-up. As we aggregate all the 'Hottest Of' in 2014, we cannot forget what keeps our site alive and thriving-- the commenters. Or trolls. Not every commenter is a troll, but we know a good half of you are. With that in mind, just as we did last year, we are giving props to some of the most noticeable, and sometimes most hated, trolls on...
  • Future & Zaytoven Announce Joint Mixtape "Beast Mode"
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    On Wednesday, Future and Zaytoven released a new collab titled “Real Sisters” that was rumored to be off an upcoming joint project from the two. Now fast forward a few hours later and Future decides to confirm that very project with his first tweets of 2015. Making it official on his timeline, Future reveals that his joint project with Zaytoven will be called Beast Mode, and be...
  • 10 Essential Bishop Nehru Tracks
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    Bishop Nehru is one of the young guns coming up in the hip-hop world. With enough respect to have a collaboration project with MF Doom, a tour with Wu-Tang Clan and airtime on Hot 97, it's safe to say that he is in a position to blow up. He's done this without the help of pop hooks and DJ Mustard production, making his success a story of artistry rather than mainstream mumbo-jumbo. He was,...
  • Big Sean, Mila J, John Legend & More To Perform At Power 106's "Valentine's Crush" Show
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    Every February, Power 106 gathers a few artists to melt some hearts at their "Valentine's Crush" concert, and the initial lineup for 2015's event has just gone public. In a tweet that went out this morning, the L.A. radio station confirmed an R&B-heavy lineup for the show, which makes sense considering the theme of the event. Mila J, Rico Love, Eric Bellinger, Ne-Yo, and John Legend will be...
  • K. Michelle Announces The "My Twisted Mind" Tour
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    A few months back, R&B singer K. Michelle released her album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?, and now she's ready to head out on tour in support of it. With additional dates yet to be announced, view the initial ones below: Feb. 5 – San Francisco, CA – MezzanineFeb. 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Saban TheatreFeb. 13 – Orlando, FL – Bob Carr Performing Arts...
  • Remix Fix: Introducing Petit Biscuit & His Version Of ZHU's "Faded"
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    Earlier this year an alternative Australian radio station started playing new artist ZHU's "Faded", which eventually hit number 1 on the US dance charts thanks to big buzz following all the Aussie promo. ZHU remains anonymous, asking fans to judge the quality of music.Petit Biscuit is a French up-and-coming producer who recently dropped this upbeat remix of "Faded". With a smooth start, a house...
  • Drake Headlining Governors Ball 2015
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    A day after we received the Coachella line-up, which includes Drake as a headliner, New York's Governors Ball music festival follows suit. The festival has also tapped Canadian Drizzy Drake to headline this year. The Governors Ball goes down this summer, from June 5-7, at Randall's Island Park in New York. In addition to Drake, you'll be able to catch Flying Lotus, Florence & The Machine,...
  • Stream Kat Dahlia's Debut Album "My Garden"
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    Kat Dahlia's lead single off My Garden, "Gangsta," dropped two years ago. Since then, the throaty singer has been slow at rolling out new content, but she has delivered a short mixtape, Seeds. Now, two years after the buzzing "Gangsta" impacted, we get her full-length debut My Garden. The album doesn't drop officially until January 13th, but NPR comes through with a pre-release stream....
  • Three 6 Mafia's Crunchy Black Wanted By Police For Beating Up Fiancee
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    There's a warrant out for the arrest of Three 6 Mafia member Crunchy Black, after the rapper allegedly beat up his fiancee in a hotel room last March. TMZ reports that Crunchy Black and his fiancee were in a hotel room when fellow guests began hearing screams and thuds. They alerted the front desk, and when a hotel employee went to Crunchy's room, they found his fiancee locked in the...
  • Meek Mill x Puma '24k White Gold Pack' Release Date Announced
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    The iconic Puma Suede will serve as the base for Meek Mill's Puma collab, which will be releasing later this month on January 17th. The collaboration between Puma and the Philly rapper includes a set of kicks dubbed the '24k White Gold Pack.' Both high top and low top versions of the Puma Suede are included in the pack, one dressed in a liquid gold colorway and the other in sleek silver. These...
  • What’s New In Battle Rap (January 9)
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    Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the...
  • Ray J May Be Moving Into Kanye West & Kim Kardashian's Neighborhood
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    Every time Kanye West and Kim Kardashian think they're rid of Ray J for good, he just seems to pop up again. The R&B singer -- who starred alongside Kim in her famous sex tape -- reminded everyone of his tryst with Kim via the gleefully distasteful (but admittedly catchy) track, "I Hit It First", a couple years back, and while it seemed like he wouldn't be bothering the happy couple...
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