HotNewHipHop reveals the star of the July/August digital cover, Curren$y the Hot Spitta.
The digital cover is back! After launching the series with the help of Action Bronson, we returned for a second round with another newcomer: Dizzy Wright. Today, we're pleased to reveal our latest cover star, and he's a veteran in the rap game, despite being just 34-years old.
Last month, we noticed that Young Thug had cut a bunch of his tour dates unannounced. Later, we received word that the rapper was postponing a good chunk of his Hy!£UN35 tour in order to put the finishing touches on his official debut album for 300, expected to be released later this year.
Never before has a rapper been as inextricably linked to the NBA playoffs as Lil B has been in 2015.
Slim Jesus, a scrawny 19-year old white rapper from Hamilton, Ohio, took the internet by storm a few weeks back when he released “Drill Time,” a video that finds him flaunting guns, promoting street violence, & even referencing killing people.
Yesterday it was pointed out that struggle rapper and son of Tom Hanks Chet Haze had been using the N-word in some of his social media posts. While there was no way to explain away his casual use of the word, his reasoning for doing so has only made things worse.
Yesterday we reported on Kevin Gates' upcoming tour dates, however the rapper's "I Don't Get Tired" tour has already visited a few spots in the south. One of his recent shows in Kentucky ended with a shooting (well, it didn't exactly end, because Gates kept performing) and now the police want to question Gates.
As far DJs go, there's no one who sells more music than DJ Khaled. Khaled Khaled (no typo) is far from just a DJ though. The Miami hip-hop magnate is the founder and CEO of We the Best Music Group, which includes artists like Ace Hood and dancehall superstar Movado, and the President of Def Jam South, which helped revive Def Jam as a whole toward the end of the '00s.
Method Man is coming out from hiding to release a new mixtape/album, The Meth Lab, which'll be the rapper's first release since his collaborative project, Wu-Massacre, and his first solo effort since 2006's 4:21...The Day After.
Iggy Azalea's debut album, The New Classic, is finally coming out April 14th, and the Aussie rapper has announced that she'll be setting off on tour just after the release. The New Classic tour will kick off April 23rd in Boston, and will make its way though 14 North American dates, closing out in Seattle May 22nd. Tickets can be purchased starting February 25th.
We caught up with Action Bronson the other day for an interview about his upcoming album Mr. Wonderful, and while discussing the forthcoming LP he happened to let slip that his fan-favorite Munchies YouTube series "Fuck That's Delicious" will be coming to a cable TV near you.
The epic musical journey taken by A Tribe Called Quest began with their 1990 debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm. They will commemorate the album's 25th anniversary by reissuing it on November 13.
Wiz Khalifa Says Tyga Dropping Out Of The "Under The Influence" Tour Was "A Wack Move" | 60,228 Views
Wiz Khalifa just kicked off the 3rd annual Under The Influence Tour, which features the stacked lineup of Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Mack Wilds, Sage The Gemini, Iamsu! and DJ Drama. The bill also boasted Tyga's name initially, but the rapper has since dropped out of the tour.
After touring behind the success of their first two albums, RTJ and RTJ2 -- both which garnered universal acclaim, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, aka Run the Jewels, are coming back with RTJ3.
With a career as eclectic as Lil Jon's, it's hard to pinpoint what the multi-talented artist truly is: rapper, DJ, producer, actor or hype-man. A swirling mix of dread-locks, gold teeth, pimp cups, and random exclamations, the self-proclaimed King of Crunk is 42 years young today.
Despite tensions running high between Lil Wayne and Birdman, and by extension, Young Money and Cash Money, YM is still keeping business alive and well, signing a new singer to their roster.
It looks like Drizzy Drake is once again expanding his business ventures, but this time around it’s not with a restaurant.
Since Meek Mill was freed from jail about a month ago, we haven't heard any new solo tracks, so hopefully that means he's been hard at work in the studio. Today, we get some form of confirmation via his Instagram, where he's been sharing snippets of new songs from Dreams Worth More Than Money, one of which apparently features Chris Brown. Check them out below. #2015
Back on August 13th, we reported that R&B power couple Future and Ciara had broken off their engagement after Future allegedly cheated on his "Body Party" collaborator with another woman. But now TMZ is saying that the couple's split only lasted for a few weeks, with the tabloid reporting that their reuniting is "all because Ciara feels strongly about her son needing his father around 24/7."
Logic's Debut Album Earns Comparisons To Kanye West's "Graduation" And Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" | 55,922 Views
Maryland MC Logic is one of the game's most talked-about rappers at the moment, and with good cause. His rapping skills are unparalleled by most of his peers, and with two solid mixtapes in the Young Sinatra series behind him, anticipation is very high for Logic's upcoming debut on Def Jam.
The Game and DJ Skee are old friends, having been the dynamic duo behind the legendary diss track "300 Bars." Both have had very successful careers in very different ways, and The Game stopped by Skee's talk show recently to promote The Documentary 2.
Rihanna nabs two different covers in the same month. That is the power of Rih Rih. After appearing on Elle's cover for a fashion-forward and different look, Rihanna nabs the cover of men's magazine Esquire for a steamy photoshoot.
To promote his upcoming Special Effects LP, Tech N9ne is taking his talents on the road again for what will most likely be another successful tour.
Iggy Azalea is a divisive artist. So divisive, that one radio host was compelled to express his distaste for her record, after playing it on air. That DJ was Funkmaster Flex. According to Iggy, he called her record "trash", and while she maintained that the two were on good terms, she brought up the question-- why would he play it?
There was some speculation made earlier today that J. Cole would be releasing a new album before the year was out. Those predictions have been confirmed. Now available for pre-order on iTunes, 2014 Forest Hills Drive is officially slated for a December 9th release date, putting Cole head-to-head with Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V.
The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
Troy Ave has been the topic of hot conversation on social media these past couple weeks thanks in part to his extremely low record sales and attitude towards it all. On Monday, the BSB leader made his way by the Hot 97 studios where he spent about 40 minutes justifying his album sales and self-proclaiming himself the biggest and best independent artist out today.
Yung Berg, also known as Hitmaka (although that name hasn't really taken off it seems), is in a bit of hot water with the cops after apparently attacking his girlfriend.
Today, October 10, thousands gathered in Washington D.C. for the Justice Or Else march, which comes on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, led by Minister Louis Farrakhan, who also led today's march. Many of hip-hop's elite, including Diddy, Jeezy, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, and Jay Electronica, showed up to walk and show solidarity in the fight against police violence.
Diddy (who's been gone back to Puff Daddy these days) just dropped his impressive new mixtape MMM, and while the project plays like an album, it's just the pre-cursor to his upcoming opus No Way Out 2. While we don't know very much about the album, we assume it will be similarly loaded with notable guest appearances, and a new video from Travis Scott may be a clue as to what to expect.
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.