Can Hip-Hop Stop The Violence In Chicago?

Back in 2011 Kanye West rapped the chilling statistic "314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago," in his verse from "Murder to Excellence" from the Watch The Throne album, and yet three years...

  • Can Hip-Hop Stop The Violence In Chicago?
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    Back in 2011 Kanye West rapped the chilling statistic "314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago," in his verse from "Murder to Excellence" from the Watch The Throne album, and yet three years later 80 people were shot over July 4th weekend in the city that's come to be known as "Chiraq." Common even makes reference to the hopeless mentality of his hometown with his forthcoming album title,...
  • Layzie Bone Announces Departure From Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
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     Layzie Bone will no longer be an official Bone Thug come time. Layzie recently announced that he will no longer work with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony after fulfilling his upcoming obligations. Stressing that he wants to concentrate on a solo project, Layzie provided a statement in a letter to fans released through social media. It read: "What up my fan Family. i just want to take this time...
  • Review: Lil Wayne's "Dedication 5"
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    There was a time not too long ago when Lil Wayne was widely considered the best rapper alive. Since 2009's No Ceilings, Lil Tunechi has left fans scratching their heads and wondering what happened to the once dominant Mixtape Weezy. All that mediocrity recently caught up to the Young Money star. Tunechi wasn't nominated for this year's MTV VMAs or the BET Awards. Instead of complaining, he went...
  • 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (July 26)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly burst into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.  Because so many people are out in the streets flexin' and doing it for the gram, hip hop...
  • Ludacris Announces New Single "Chance To Win" Produced By Pharrell
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    The roll out for Ludaversal has been a lengthy one, to say the least. Luda gave us glimmers of hope that he'd get the ball moving when he dropped "Party Girls", however following it's release all we've received is radio silence. Today we get word that he's got his next single planned, and we can expect it (hopefully) within two weeks time. While backstage for the TV show "Rising Star", in which...
  • Trunk Bangers
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    The age-old question under which almost all hip-hop music is scrutinized: does it pass the car test? There isn't a precise recipe for passing the car test. What goes in the living room, livens up an elevator, or tears the roof off of a nightclub, may not be suitable for the cabin of your automobile. If you asked me, I would say that passing the car test requires a certain bold, yet uninvasive...
  • SZA Says Kendrick Lamar's Storytelling Is "On A Grander Scale" On His New Album
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    As if Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city needed any more hype. Having released this decade's most critically acclaimed album (of pretty much any genre), Lamar barely needs any help from the media on the road to his next project, but hype keeps coming, whether in the form of news about Pete Rock and Dr. Dre's involvement, or from breathless praise from his peers. Fellow TDE...
  • Diddy Buys $40 Million House In L.A.
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    There are mansions, and then there are Diddy-style mansions. Yes, it's no secret that the hip-hop mogul is in a league of his own when it comes to cash, and most recently, he's used to it to purchase a 17,000 square foot mansion outside of L.A. TMZ reports that the Bad Boy entrepreneur dropped $40 million on the estate, which was just built six months ago and is located in Holmby Hills (see...
  • Canibus Explains Pulling Out Notepad At Rap Battle, Says He Was Abducted By Human Bloodsucking Leeches [Update: Manager Discredits Tumblr Apology]
    Canibus seems to be going through a hard time. We all thought it was weird when he took shots at J. Cole, and then apologized, well this is a different level of weird.In a recent rap battle against Dizaster, which was live and being filmed, he did something really strange and against all hip-hop rules, and pulled out a notepad mid-battle.The "Vendetta: Battle Royale" took...
  • Dame Dash Says Lyor Cohen "Ruined Roc-A-Fella"
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    Dame Dash has made more headlines in 2014 for his beefs with industry folks like Funkmaster Flex and Steve Stoute than he has for any music or business moves, and it seems he's continuing down that path. In a new interview with Vlad TV, he elaborated on his previous comments about Stoute, and implicated the former CEO of Warner Music Group (which controlled Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella), Lyor Cohen,...
  • Drake Calls Himself & J. Cole The "Two Kings" Of The Rap Game During L.A. Show
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    Earlier today we posted footage from J. Cole's "Dollar And A Dream" tour finale in Los Angeles last night. The ColeWorld MC went out with a bang, performing two shows in one night, with each show seeing a different surprise guest: Kendrick Lamar and Drake. We saw brief footage from K. Dot's time on stage, and now plenty of Instagram clips are circulating from Drizzy's time on stage. Drake's...
  • Judge Refuses To Lift Indictment Charges Against Lil Boosie's Hitman
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    Louisiana state District Judge, Trudy White, has refused to lift indictment charges against Lil Boosie’s alleged hitman Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding. Louding is currently being charged with first-degree murder, for the murder of Terry Boyd. Louding’s attorney, Margaret Lagattuta, also asked the judge to suppress incriminating statements her client made.In October of 2009 Boosie hired a...
  • Freddie Gibbs & Doughboyz Cashout Exchange Jabs On Twitter
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    It's no secret that Freddie Gibbs and Young Jeezy have beef, but it appears the bad blood has extended into artists from Jeezy's label as well.  HBK, a member of Doughboyz Cashout, who are currently signed to Jeezy's CTE imprint, decided to take an offhand shot at Freddie Gibbs yesterday. Responding to a question from another Twitter user, the rapper called Gibbs "a bum", which did not go...
  • Review: Future's "Honest"
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    Future is lightyears ahead of his time. Since touching down in 2012 with his Epic Records debut album Pluto, the Freeband Gang founder has continued hustling as an artist. The sloppy, melodic flow Future introduced on Pluto has been used by virtually every trapper who’s poppin’ today, and U.O.E.N.O. it. Throughout the past twelve months, Future has kept the spotlight on him by hosting...
  • Tim Westwood To Be Replaced On BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
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    Tim Westwood has been providing hip-hop to Great Britain through BBC Radio 1 for almost twenty years now. He's been key in introducing UK audiences to American hip-hop stars, with a long list of 'Tim Westwood Freestyles' under his belt. Now, at 55-years old, he's been forced to pass the torch, after all, rap is a young man's game. It was announced recently that Charlie Sloth would be taking over...
  • Drake Responds To Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse: "He's Not Murdering Me" [Update: Drake Reveals 3 Song Titles & Producers Off "NWTS"]
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    For the longest time, it seemed like no one with a direct connection to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse had any interest in speaking on it. Though it seems that Kendrick himself breaking his silence on the bars earlier this week may have opened the floodgates, as now Drake has shared his feelings on the track in an interview with Billboard. Drizzy revealed that he felt fairly apathetic about...
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