Check out the tracklist for E-40 & Too Short's joint album.
Next Thursday, April 2nd, The LOX will be hitting Brooklyn venue The Wick for a show with Skyzoo, DARK, Chris Rivers & Nino Man, and we're hosting a ticket giveaway so you can go for free. Tickets can be purchased here, but follow the instructions below for the chance for free admission. THE RULES ARE SIMPLE:1) Follow @HotNewHipHop and @real_lox on Twitter.
AraabMUZIK is preparing for his first release since an attempted robbery left him shot a month ago. The producer was forced to cancel tour dates in May because of the shooting, but fans will soon receive new material from the DJ, with The Remixes, Vol. 1 The project is expected to drop on July 9th, and will consist of remixes Araab did of tracks from Chase N. Cashe, Mt. Eden and more.
The NBA free agency period officially began a few days ago on July 1st. Carmelo Anthony is currently touring the country, with NBA teams and owners tripping over themselves to make their best pitch to the All-Star forward. All three of the Miami Heat stars, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, have opted out of the last year of their contracts, making them all viable free agents as well.
We saw it first with Beyoncé and reportedly Nicki Minaj is going to do something similar (although not entirely the same), and now Lil Wayne will be the latest artist to release a major project on a dime, without much in the way of prior promotion as is typical for big studio albums.
Stream OG Maco's New EP Entirely Produced By Cardo "Live Life 2" Oct 24, 2014 at 01:14pm 9,984 Views
OG Maco continues his Live Life series today with the second instalment, Live Life 2, available to stream on Soundcloud. This time the buzzing rapper, who grew popular off his hashtag-worthy song "U Guessed It", recruits Cardo for all the production on the EP.
Young Thug Says He Has Records With Kanye West, Freebandz Deal Not Official Yet Jan 28, 2014 at 10:44am 10,196 Views
Young Thug's stock continues to rise, with hits like "Danny Glover" and "Stoner" currently receiving freestyle and remixes galore, not to mention a co-sign from Kanye West when he was seen turning up and singing along to Thug's hits at a club in Paris. With all this attention, labels will certainly come calling, and some already have.
After he proved he was a bankable rapper, 50 Cent started his own imprint and made G-Unit his first priority. For a while Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck and Fiddy were consistently putting out quality music that fed the streets. But all good things must come to an end. In the Unit's case, the general fell out with first Young Buck and kicked him out of the group.
Gucci Mane Negotiating Plea Deal On Federal Gun Charges To Avoid Trial Apr 16, 2014 at 11:20am 16,607 Views
Just the other day we found out that Flava Flav is taking a plea deal in his domestic violence case, and now it looks like another rapper may be following suit (although these cases are completely unrelated). Gucci Mane is reportedly in negotiations for a plea deal, in order to avoid heading to trial.
Meek Mill Reveals 'Dreamchasers 3' Cover Art [Update: New Artwork Revealed] Sep 11, 2013 at 04:09pm 232 Views
Well it seems that Meek Mill's 'Dreamchasers 3' will be here sooner than you think, as he decides to release the cover art for his upcoming mixtape via Instagram late Friday night. The mixtape is hosted by DJ Drama once again, who took care of last year's 'Dreamchasers 2' project. No release date has been stated, but stay tuned. [Update: New Artwork Revealed]
Isaiah Rashad’s debut EP, Cilvia Demo, is very easily among the most captivating mainstream debut projects from a new artist since the likes of J. Cole, Drake or even label mate Kendrick Lamar.
This week something quite significant went down on the Billboard 200, albeit it's outside of the genre of hip-hop. Taylor Swift basically broke the mold and sold over 1 million copies of her new album, 1989, in turn giving her the highest sales in one week since 2002. That's twelve years ago.
Drake Surpasses The Beatles' Number Of Billboard Hot 100 Singles Oct 4, 2014 at 08:52pm 31,022 Views
Drake still may still be looking for a Hot 100 number one as a lead artist, but his sheer number of entries to the chart is nothing to scoff at. In fact, this week it saw him passing one of the biggest and most respected musical acts of all time. That's right, Drizzy now has more Hot 100 singles than The Beatles.
When she’s not busy murdering verses, Nicki Minaj has her hands elsewhere in the business world. On Wednesday afternoon, Nicki took some time out to film a commercial for her moscato beverage Myx Fusions. As we’ve become accustomed to, Young Money’s first lady set Instagram on fire as she revealed some sexy behind-the-scenes photos from her commercial shoot.
Run The Jewels are earning critical-acclaim from just about every major publication for their new Run The Jewels 2 LP, but the biggest story to come from their fan appreciation night came from an entirely different hip-hop act: Nas.
P. Reign Shares Tracklist, Release Date And Artwork For "Dear America" [Update: Artwork & Snippet Revealed For Drake-Featured Single "DNF"] Aug 21, 2014 at 02:47am 13,009 Views
On Drake "We Mae It (Remix)," the OVO boss claimed that Toronto's P.
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
For the second time in the last few months, a Chris Brown-centric event has ended in a shooting. Last year, an event he attended found Death Row mogul Suge Knight shot six times, and last night, a similar incident found five injured in San Jose.
Last we heard, Ne-Yo was set to release his next upcoming studio album, Non Fiction, on September 30th.
Earlier tonight (March 15), Canadians tuned in to the annual Juno Awards, which is, more or less, the Canadian Grammys. The Weeknd, who hails from Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, was among the night's winners, taking home two Awards.
Exclusive: Chip Tha Ripper Talks On "Tell Ya Friends," Kid Cudi, His Debut Album & More Feb 14, 2012 at 02:01pm 295 Views
Chip Tha Ripper has been steady grinding and building a following for awhile, but on top of this he continously puts out audio dope. If you're not familiar with Chip now is the time to acquaint yourself. He just dropped his mixtape Tell Ya Friends, which has amassed close to 30,000 downloads on HNHH alone.
Sometimes one song can set the precedence for an album’s entirety and Chris Brown’s opening title-track, X does just that. The Diplo-produced, hip-hop/EDM comprised record symbolizes Brown’s back and forth attempt at being an R&B, hip-hop, pop and dance music star.The song starts off slow and then builds up to an uptempo dance record filled with egotistical lyrics.
In its four-plus decades of existence, hip-hop has always been steadily evolving. Like all evolutionary paths, hip-hop’s hasn’t moved in a straight line. For every decision that moved the genre forward as a whole, there were artistic niches and splinter groups that either went flourished before rapidly going extinct or moved on into their own lane entirely.
Jay Z Was Taken Aback When T.I. Told Him Doe B Was The "Southern Biggie" Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47pm 44,307 Views
Doe B was killed in an Alabama club shooting last December, and as tragic as the incident was in itself, the wasted potential only made it worse. T.I., who recruited Doe for his Hustle Gang team, and has sung his praises ever since, continues to keep the Alabama rapper's legacy alive.
Rappers are constantly deifying themselves, some more specifically than others. Lil B is the Based God, Smoke DZA, the Kushed God, Gucci Mane, the Trap God, Eminem, the "Rap God", and Kanye West is just "a God".
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