• Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" First Week Sales Are In
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    Drake's Nothing Was The Same has met expectations, and debuted at number one on the Billboard charts this week. The album has sold 658,179 units, which is just slightly more than Drizzy's last project, Take Care, moved in its first week. The album is the second highest debut of the year, after Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience, which sold close to a million copies in its first seven...
  • J. Cole Reflects On The First Time He Met Kendrick Lamar
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    J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar have been "friendly competitors" for some time now, with plans to drop a collaborative project even before their major label debuts hit the shelves. While the joint-material has still yet to surface, both artists remain adamant that they will release something soon. In a recent interview, Cole didn't say much about any upcoming work with K-Dot, but he did shed some...
  • Wiz Khalifa Announces Nas On "We Dem Boyz" Remix
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    Wiz Khalifa, fresh off a performance at Summer Jam, hit up Hot 97 for an interview about his recent mixtape 28 Grams, the Summer Jam performance with Snoop Dogg of course, his upcoming album and more. During the sixteen minute interview Wiz talks about smoking weed with Rihanna, which soon progresses into different ways of smoking and Wiz's need to smoke daily. Trap Wiz later talks about how his...
  • Young Buck Gets Out Of Bankruptcy Without Paying Back 50 Cent & G-Unit Records
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    When Young Buck gets out prison, which is supposed to happen in October, he'll finally be out of debt. The rapper has been dealing with bankruptcy for quite some time now, leading to the IRS auctioning off many of his personal items, cashing in on $53,000. Although Buck is getting a clean slate, some of his creditors aren't so lucky. 50 Cent shelled out a $300,000 loan for Buck, and there was...
  • Full Album Stream For Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name"
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    Pusha T isn't delaying his album My Name Is My Name anymore, with a release date of October 8th set. The rapper is setting high expectations for the solo debut, calling MNIMN the album of the year in many interviews. Today we'll finally be able to hear what his self-proclaimed 'album of the year' sounds like, with MySpace offering a full album stream. It seems this may have been a preemptive...
  • You Deserve It: Top 20 Future Hooks
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    The Future hook is a powerful thing. It can single-handedly make a hit song, it can resurrect a career, it can even show up three times on a fake Carter V tracklist with no one batting an eye. The Future hook can be triumphant, vulnerable, melodic, punchy, sometimes all at the same... ok you get the idea.  Future's presence on rap choruses has become an accepted standard. He's been called...
  • Shooting The Shit With Jarren Benton
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    Jarren Benton hasn't dropped a new project since My Grandmother's Basement last June, and he also hasn't dropped much in the way of new music either. That's not to say the (weirdest) member of Funk Volume hasn't kept himself busy. He was heavily promoting himself for a spot on the XXL Freshmen list, and it worked to his benefit, as he was named the People's Champ on this year's list. In addition,...
  • T-Pain Reveals Car In "Bugatti" Video Was Actually His, Is Open To Collaborate With Future
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    The auto-tune wars rage on. T-Pain caused a stir a few months back when he seemingly dissed Future, smugly labeling him the "New T-Pain" and suggesting that the Pluto rapper had woken up in "the old T-Pain's Bugatti." The "All I Do Is Win" hookman then clarified that while he did have respect for Future's songwriting, his issue with the rapper was that he did not use auto-tune properly. In a...
  • Diddy Tops Forbes' Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists List, Jay Z Follows
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    Forbes recently let go their list of the Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples, which Jay Z and Beyonce topped. Now they've released their annual list of Highest Paid Hip-Hop Artists, and while Hov doesn't top this list too, he comes pretty close at #2. It's Bad Boy Records' Diddy who earns the #1 spot on the Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, with an estimated total earning of $50 million in the past...
  • Prisoner Sues Jay Z, Kanye West & More For $2.4 Billion, Says They Stole 3,000 Of His Songs
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    A California Prisoner by the name of Richard Dupree may just be the greatest songwriter of our generation-- that or he's completely out of his mind. The inmate has filed a new lawsuit which should give further ammunition to Illuminati conspirators, claiming that artists such as Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Chris Brown, and Rihanna have stolen 3,000 songs he wrote in prison. Since...
  • HotNewHipHop's Top Trolls Of 2013
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    We at HotNewHipHop are quite aware of our user community, which is very unique in and of itself. If you're on HNHH every day, you get used to seeing certain users all up in the comments, blasting their opinion or inciting arguments. We enjoy the colorful commentary you guys leave on all our posts, albeit we do have some trolls that get out of hand at times, but most of all, it's you guys who keep...
  • Mac Miller Says He Has "Four Albums" Ready For 2014
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     Mac Miller had quite the year in 2013. With a resume consisting of two albums, and three mixtapes, the Pittsburgh rapper may just be as busy come 2014. During a recent sit-down with MTV’s Rob Markman, Mac Miller said that he has “four albums done” for 2014. Not technically though, as Mac went right into explaining that “four albums have the foundation and have at...
  • Twista's Bodyguard, Davy Easterling, Found Dead
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    On Friday, Chicago OG Twista posted on his Instagram that his bodyguard,  Davy Easterling, also known as 6'9, had gone missing for 48 hours, and he asked for anyone to send information on his whereabouts. Unfortunately, Easterling was found murdered inside an apartment building on Chicago's South Side. Easterling was fatally shot multiple times and his body was burned and left inside...
  • ScHoolboy Q Says He Hated "Break The Bank", Has 5 More Records With Alchemist
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    ScHoolboy Q released his major label debut, Oxymoron today, which features some pretty crazy production credits, including work from Pharrell, Mike WiLL Made It, Tyler, The Creator and DJ Dahi. One of the most interesting collaborations however is with Alchemist on "Break The Bank". In an interview with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds, Q elaborated on the process of recording the song, revealing...
  • Stream Devin The Dude's "One For The Road" Album
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    Devin The Dude is back with another slice of his smoked-out everyman rap, and while the project is due out next week, he's made it available to stream in full until the release date. The new project from Devin features guest appearances from Rob Quest, Jugg Mugg, Rum, DNA, Angela Williams and more.  One for The Road hits iTunes October 15th. You can pre-order it here.
  • Eminem Talks On "Bad Guy" Following Up "Stan," Connecting With Rick Rubin & More
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    Eminem's new album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, may not have been what everyone expected. It definitely was not an obvious reminder of its namesake, the first Marshall Mathers LP, but as Eminem explains in his interview with Zane Lowe, he was going more for a "subliminally nostalgic" record-- not just a "blatant throwback." Was he successful?  During the first part of a four-part in-depth...
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