• 2 Chainz Calls Out Funkmaster Flex For Saying He Had Worst Freestyle Ever
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    The beef between rappers and Funkmaster Flex of Hot 97 continues. After Iggy Azalea got on Hot 97 and cleared up her issues with the veteran New York DJ just the other week, it seems Funk has made himself another foe, this time Atlanta's 2 Chainz.  This beef stems from two weeks back, when the bomb-dropping DJ appeared on ESPN's "Highly Questionable" podcast show and called out 2...
  • Vince Staples Reveals "Hell Can Wait" EP Artwork, New Release Date [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Vince Staples' Hell Can Wait EP was originally scheduled to drop on September 23rd, but on the 16th, he tweeted: Due to sample issues the Hell Can Wait EP has been prolonged but not for long you will hear it in 2014. — Vince Staples (@vincestaples) September 16, 2014 Now the Long Beach MC has taken to Instagram to share not only the EP's artwork, but also a new release date:...
  • A$AP Yams Says It's Been A "Stale Ass Year" For Rap
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    The A$AP Mob has definitely been quiet in 2014. Recently, that started changing, as the man behind the scenes, Yams, announced they had a renewed focus on the crew's solo albums, rather than the collaborative album L.O.R.D which has been put on hold. Flacko Jodye season begun with A$AP Rocky's extremely well-received single "Multiply," and now Yams continues to speak out on what else the Mob has...
  • Rihanna Reportedly Latest Victim In Phone Hack, Alleged Nude Photos Leak
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    A few weeks back, a number of celebrities were targeted in a widespread hack that saw many famous women's private photos leaked to the web, many of them nude. Despite legal action being threatened towards the culprits, it seems a similar situation has arisen once again, with another wave of leaked photos turning up this weekend. Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and others are among the victims of this...
  • Future Releases Full Album Stream For "Honest"
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    Future is prepared to release his long-awaited sophomore effort, Honest, on April 22nd. We've actually received a few album streams in recent days, including one for Pharoahe Monch's new LP and Kelis' FOOD album, but this one is definitely the most anticipated yet-- Future has decided to let fans preview his album in full before it officially drops on the 22nd, via MTV UK. The other week Future...
  • Future Explains How Rihanna & Ciara Feud May Have Cost Him A Music Video
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    Future's presence in hip hop, as well as other genres continues to grow. The recent announcement that he will be on the cover of the newest issue of The Source is evidence of such. In an interview with MTV, Future spoke about the interview he did for his cover story, where he was able to open up, speaking about Ciara and Rihanna's issues, as well as getting Miley Cyrus to channel her emotions in...
  • Chris Brown - Fortune (Tracklist)
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    Here goes the tracklist the Chris Brown’s upcoming album "Fortune." This tracklist is subject to change. Check out the tentative list below. 01. Biggest Fan 02. Turn Up The Music 03. Don’t Judge Me (feat. Meek Mill) 04. 4 Years Old 05. One Of These Nights 06. Touch Me 07. Trumpet Lights 08. Get It (feat. 2 Chainz) 09. Mirage 10. Stuck On Stupid 11. Party...
  • BTS Photos: Video Shoot For T.I.'s New Single "No Mediocre" With Iggy Azalea
    T.I. has some ambitious plans for his upcoming LP, Paperwork. The Atlanta rapper recently revealed that the album would be split into three parts, with the first dropping this summer. In his most recent interview, Tip clarified that'll more likely be a September release, but a new single will be coming our way very soon. Being the businessman that he is, T.I. has chosen to release his track with...
  • Review: Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
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    Two years ago, Jay-Z and Kanye West joined forces and crowned themselves the kings of rap. After an extensive worldwide Watch The Throne tour, the two went back to their separate careers to work on solo projects. Although they both welcomed a brand new baby in the last year and a half, they couldn’t be in more different places musically. While Kanye has declared himself god and delved into even...
  • 2 Chainz Explains His Healthy Lifestyle & How He Feels About Ludacris Still Profiting From Him
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    2 Chainz definitely reps his single "I'm Different," recently revealing that he has plans for a cookbook, to be released alongside his upcoming album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time. The rapper is known for Instagramming an array of healthy meals, on the daily, and so now fans will be able to make similar meals. Tity 2 Necklace is an advocate for healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle, something...
  • Iggy Azalea Is Dating LA Laker Nick Young
    Woman Crush Wednesdays (#WCW) are working out pretty well for NBA players these days.  New Laker, Nick Young, shouted out female rapper, and member of T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records, Iggy Azalea on Twitter saying she was his #WCW.  Azalea caught wind of the tweets and the two flirted on Twitter.  Fast forward a couple months and they were spotted together out in L.A. captured by a TMZ camerman...
  • Kanye West Addresses His Criticism Of Justin Timberlake & Jay Z's "Suit & Tie"
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    Kanye West and Jay Z have had a long partnership as friends and collaborators, so it took many by surprise when 'Ye seemed to throw some shade at Hov during a performance earlier this year. In one of his signature "streams of consciousness," Yeezy expressed his dislike for Jay's collaboration with Justin Timberlake, saying "I got love for Hov, but I aint fucking with that 'Suit &...
  • Crew Love: Odd Future
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    OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), more commonly referred to as Odd Future, made a huge splash in the rap world when they burst onto the scene in late 2009 with crew leader Tyler, the Creator's critically-acclaimed Bastard mixtape. Bringing dark, lo-fi sonics, even darker lyrics and off-kilter humor to the table, the rest of the crew would soon follow him into the...
  • Honey Cocaine Reveals Artwork For "Like A Drug" Mixtape, Clarifies Tyga Affiliation [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
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    On Monday we premiered the first look from Honey Cocaine's recently-announced mixtape, Like A Drug. The female Toronto native got the ball rolling for the mixtape with "Curve Ball" produced by DJ ASAP. Today she's decided to unleash the official mixtape cover art, as we await the tracklisting. Like A Drug is slated to drop exclusively on HotNewHipHop on October 22nd, and you can expect us to...
  • Lupe Fiasco Says Islam Will Become The World's Religion
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    Lupe Fiasco is no stranger to tackling hot-button political issues. In an impromptu Twitter Q&A taking place this Saturday, the Muslim emcee expressed his belief that Islam is on its way to becoming the world's religion, claiming Americans are more Biblically sinful than Saudi Arabians.  Lupe also redirected a question regarding Islam's often-criticized position on...
  • Summer Jam 2014 Recap
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    Yesterday the HNHH staff had the pleasure of attending Hot 97's 21st annual Summer Jam, which true to its reputation, ended up being an evening packed with great performances, surprises and even some drama. With the event split into two stages, one in the Festival Village and one in Metlife Stadium, we first hung out at the former with Iggy Azalea, Chinx, Mack Wilds, Childish Gambino and Jhene...
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