• Danity Kane Splits, Dawn Richard Writes Open Letter
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    The last time HNHH reported on Danity Kane, the group was on the verge of a brand new world tour--their first in six years. The group's return to fame, however, has come to a halt.  Now officially reported by Dawn Richards in an open letter posted to her Facebook page, the "Making The Band" group has split. "I am sorry to everyone that this news has to come out," she writes. "You’re...
  • Review: CyHi The Prynce's "Black Hystori Project"
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    When we last heard from CyHi the Prynce, he was cruising around college campuses with his Ivy League: Kick Back mixtape early last year. Now, ready to show us what he’s learned, he takes us back to school with Hystori: Black History Project. His most socially conscious body of work yet, CyHi gives us a history lesson throughout the project. BHP opens up with an elementary school...
  • Jeezy Speaks On Recent Arrest, Says He And His Crew "Should Have Never Been Detained"
    Jeezy's recent release of Seen It All: The Autobiography was somewhat dampened (or boosted, depending on who you ask) by news of the rapper being arrested in connection with a lethal shooting that occurred backstage at a recent concert, and now the rapper himself has spoken out about the incident.  In a new interview with Power 92 Chicago, the Snowman says: “I really...
  • Tony Yayo Calls Game's "Jesus Piece" Trash, Game Responds
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    When Kendrick Lamar's studio debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city finally dropped, most deemed it an instant-classic.  One of the album's detractors was Shyne, who called the album "trash".  This lead to K.Dot's fellow Compton rapper, Game coming to his defense, and beef unfolded between the two.  Now the Jesus Piece rapper is in more beef as another rapper has called an album...
  • Young Thug Clears Up Ambiguous Label Status
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    It's been a bizarre saga as to where Young Thug's affiliations lie. First, he claimed to be a free agent no longer with Atlantic. Then, he inferred that he signed to Cash Money, but then labelhead Birdman quickly denied it. Later, Atlanic phoned Billboard saying Young Thug was still with them and Gucci Mane's subsidiary, Brick Squad.  Now, we get to hear from Young Thug himself as Fader...
  • Samples Of The Week: April 3
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    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...
  • Big Sean VIP Meet and Greet Contest
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    HotNewHipHop and RUVilla have partnered up to give Big Sean fans VIP treatment at his Ohio "Hall of Fame" block party, where the winners and a friend get to cut the line and take a photo with him. Contest Rules: 1. Follow @HotNewHipHop and @RUVilla on Instagram2. Repost this photo and include #HNHHHOF in the caption3. You're automatically entered into the...
  • Big Sean Speaks On Being Called "The Beyonce Of Rap" By Kanye, Bringing Back The "Supa Dupa" Flow
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    Big Sean released his sophomore album last month, and we keep learning more about it. In a recent interview with VIBE, Sean explains a few more details of the album, including the role he had in production. He also speaks about Kanye's declaration that he could be the Beyonce of rap, and the possibility of reintroducing his "Supa Dupa" flow (better know as the "Hashtag rap" that was endorsed by...
  • Lloyd Banks Says "Cold Corner 3" Is Ready & Could Drop In 2 Weeks
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    Lloyd Banks had announced that he'd have two new mixtapes coming soon, and it took awhile but we finally got A.O.N: Failure's No Option, and now has a new projects coming fairly soon.  Performing in Cambridge, Banks told the crowd that they could expect his next project Cold Corner 3 soon, and as we could see it in as soon as two weeks.   Hopefully we do see CC3 soon, but no matter...
  • Review: J. Cole's "Revenge of the Dreamers" Compilation
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    With this month’s release of his compilation album Revenge of the Dreamers, it’s clear that 29 is J. Cole’s lucky number. The recording artist and producer turned 29 this year, on the 29th of January, and on that same day tweeted publicly to announce the launch of his label Dreamville, partnering with Interscope Records. His recent release of this compilation project celebrates...
  • Who's That Girl: Suzette James (Interview & Gallery)
    Video model Suzette James started a career rooted in hip hop when she appeared in her first feature “All Of My Life” by Kool G Rap at the tender age of 12 years old. From there, she went on to make feature appearances in an array videos such as Drake’s "HYFR", DJ Khaled’s "All  I Do is Win" and Young Money’s "Bedrock", just to name a few. At 25, she continues to...
  • 15 Year Old Rapper Signs Deal With Warner That Could Earn Him $1.5 Million
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    Chris Miles is a 15 year old rapper with over 12,000 followers on both Twitter and Facebook, and now a potentially multi-million dollar record contract. Miles rose to prominence after his audition tape for America's Got Talent went viral around two years ago (when he was 13), and has continued to be successful with his YouTube videos ever since.  TMZ reports that Miles' deal with...
  • Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Talib Kweli Reunite At Dave Chappelle's Show In New York
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    Much like his iconic sketch comedy series, Chappelle's Show, music has played a big role in Dave Chappelle's recent string of shows at Radio City Music Hall. Among the many performers were Busta Rhymes, Spliff Starr (!!!), Janelle Monae, Nas The Roots, and Kanye West (who performed a surprise set). Dave definitely saved one of the biggest surprises for last however, as the Talib Kweli and Yasiin...
  • Russell Simmons Calls Cash Money "The Best Company In The History Of Hip-Hop"
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    Apparently, Russell Simmons is very impressed by the way Cash Money Records operates. The co-founder of Def Jam just wrote an article entitled "Why Cash Money Is The Best Company In The History Of Hip Hop" for GlobalGrind that is overflowing with praises for the label. Beginning with a story about seeing the Cash Money family at the recent BET Awards, Simmons goes on to praise Drake's...
  • Stream Marsha Ambrosius' "Friends & Lovers"
    British R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius is all set to release her sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, tomorrow (July 15th), and one day ahead of time, she's released a full stream. The 14 track project is now available for listening, courtesy of SoundCloud. The only two guests who appear on Friends & Lovers are Dr. Dre, who guests on the previously released "Stronger," and...
  • Lola Monroe & King Los Have Baby Boy [Update: Los Reveals Name & Photograph Of Newborn Son]
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    A lot of rap couples seem to be becoming parents lately. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose gave birth to their new son in February. Of course, Kanye West and Kim K have one on the way. Most recently, King Los and Lola Monroe became parents. Taylor Gang's femcee, Lola Monroe, gave birth to her son yesterday.Lola tweeted the news, welcoming her and Los' baby boy to the...
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