Eminem's publishers come after New Zealand's National Party for using his track "Lose Yourself" in their political campaign.
Ryan Leslie is facing a new lawsuit from an NYPD officer, for using the detective's voicemail in a song he released back in 2011, "Joan Of Arc." The rapper faced legal troubles earlier this year, when he was taken to court and ordered to pay $1 million reward money to the finder of his laptop. Now a cop is taking him to court, saying the voicemail damaged his career.
In the age of the internet it seems everybody can be a rapper, or at least make a feeble attempt at so doing. It may seem hard to find real talent with the game cluttered by generic, wanna-be, or insignificant rappers.
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
Jay Z & Solange Elevator Incident Partially Inspires "Law & Order: SVU" Episode Sep 30, 2014 at 07:50pm 10,269 Views
In the past, "Law & Order: SVU" hasn't been shy about incorporating real life news stories into its fictitious plots, adapting the Chris Brown/Rihanna saga into an episode last year, and it seems like this season will be no different.
BET's Soul Train Awards are back and better than ever this year. While the night has featured some predictably stellar performances from some of the best in contemporary R&B, including Chris Brown, Tinashe, Tamar Braxton, and Missy Elliott, the highlight at this point has to be return of Jodeci. Premiering their first single as a group since 1996's "Get On Up," K-Ci, JoJo, DeVante Swing, and Mr.
Kanye West made his way overseas Friday night and closed out the first day of the Wireless Festival in London. As usual, Kanye ripped the stage with performances of “Mercy”, “All Of The Lights”, “Touch The Sky”, “Blood On The Leaves”, & others, but not before taking a 20-minute break in the middle of his set to get a few things off his chest.
The numbers are in, and although Drake didn't reach the 700k that was estimated, he did well nonetheless. According to Soundscan numbers he did 631 466 units. He beat his previous album, "Thank Me Later", by almost 200,000 units and he will land the top spot on Billboard 200.
Nipsey Hussle Reveals Art For New Album "Mailbox Money" [Update: Hard Copies Will Be Sold For $1000] Dec 4, 2014 at 05:51pm 33,635 Views
Although we haven't received an update on the long-awaited/long-delayed Victory Lap album from Nipsey Hussle, it is supposed to arrive in 2015. Whatever the case may be with that album, Nipsey is prepping another album to drop before Victory Lap, called Mailbox Money. The rapper revealed the artwork today.
Although Hannukah went down early this year, Christmas is still right around the corner. With that in mind, we've decided to help you pick out your gifts (or perhaps you'll just add something to your wishlist!) this year with a Holiday Gift Guide perfect for the hip-hop head.
Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Perform At CIAA Weekend, Dej Loaf Makes Surprise Appearance Mar 1, 2015 at 02:10pm 13,775 Views
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill will be touring partners for the (yet to be announced) North American leg of the Pinkprint tour, and they've been warming up with a couple of events over the last month. Last night, they headed to Charlotte for CIAA Weekend, celebrating the college basketball tournament at a club event in the city (T.I. and Jeezy's appearance did not go as smoothly).
Last Monday (March 23), both Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt dropped new albums. A week later, we've got brand new Wale and Ludacris albums to focus on, but, in such a busy 2015, lets not forget about quality albums when they come our way.
Online Petition Started To Force Funkmaster Flex To Resign From Hot 97 Jul 27, 2015 at 11:51pm 37,472 Views
So this happened tonight. A seriously pissed off fan decided to start an online petition trying to force Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex to step down from his position at the station, following false promises that he was going to premiere Meek Mill’s response track to Drake on the air Monday night.
50 Cent was quite active on the Twitter beef front this past weekend, first taking shots at Rick Ross' lacking concert crowd, and then responding to jabs from Slim the Mobster. Slim the Mobster, a former Dr.
Earl Sweatshirt Comments On Footage Of Him Hitting A Stage Crasher Jul 26, 2015 at 11:08am 28,972 Views
We see Action Bronson level a stage crasher about once a month, but news that Earl Sweatshirt had hit an intruder to his live set came as a bit of a surprise.
Kanye West is keeping his upcoming album top-secret (which seems to be a thing these days), however it appears as though the album is complete and awaiting release.
Lantana is a rising rapper who is looking to put Cincinnati on the map when it comes to the rap sphere. Even his name pays homage to Cincinnati, specifically, his hometown. While the rapper is working on his debut mixtape Live From Lantana, which is slated to drop January 7th on HotNewHipHop, we thought it'd be a good time to introduce you to Easy Lantana formally.
J. Cole's fans are the type to vehemently defend him in comment sections everywhere, and while we've yet to see him battling the trolls of HNHH, Cole makes an effort to care for his fans as they do for him.
J. Cole's new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive already did great numbers opening week, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 and selling 371,228 copies, which includes streams. His second week on shelves is proving just as eventful, as Cole has quickly reached more than 500k units in sales, which equals gold certification.
While rumors circulated a few weeks ago of Diddy's Bad Boy Records signing him, Vinny Cha$e has officially signed to Epic Records.According to MTV, the Harlem emcee, Vinny Cha$e, has signed a deal with Epic Records worth a reported 2.5 million earlier Tuesday afternoon.
Soulja Boy Reveals He's Working With Lil Wayne On "Tha Carter V" & Diddy On "MMM" May 6, 2014 at 01:43pm 26,214 Views
Soulja Boy has been getting some love from big rappers lately, specifically the YMCMB camp. After Drizzy Drake hopped on his track "We Made It" and inspired a million freestyle/remixes that followed, the lean-loving rapper also connected with Nicki Minaj for "Yasss Bish!!!"
Frank Ocean has kind of disappeared for a minute, but it looks like he'll be back soon enough. The r'n'b singer, who no longer has Twitter, took to his Tumblr to share some thoughts while at the same time revealing he's back in the studio.
Days after New York radio host Funkmaster Flex was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife, Monica Joseph-Taylor has now discussed the incident. Remaining mum on the situation's details, Mrs. Joseph-Taylor asked for the public to respect their privacy.
OutKast Announce Homecoming Show In Atlanta [Update: Full Line-Up Revealed] Sep 24, 2014 at 09:08am 15,440 Views
OutKast have been travelling across the map for their reunion tour these past few months. They've put on successful shows at Coachella, Governors Ball and many more, with dates still to come. Today they've announced the final date in their reunion tour, which appropriately enough wraps up in their native Atlanta.
Complex reports that The Roots drummer and hip-hop icon Questlove is all set to executive produce a new VH1 music-based series titled "Soundclash" for the network's Fall programming schedule. The show is intended to showcase three artists from different sounds and genres of music performing on one stage.
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