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  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 15
    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.
  • Cover of Iamsu! Announces "Eyes On Me" Tour With Rome Fortune
    This morning Iamsu! announced a new tour, "Eyes On Me," which will find the West Coast native teaming up with Rome Fortune from down south. The two rappers will be linking up for tour dates across the United States, starting out with Los Angeles on March 26th.
  • Cover of Lil Durk & Young Chop Working On Joint Mixtape?
    Before Lil Durk drops off his next album Remember My Name, the Chicago rapper maybe blessing the streets with a new mixtape, and its with a hit-producer too.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne Signs Singer Stephanie Acevedo To Young Money
    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.
  • Cover of A Sampling Of Hip-Hop From Around The World
    While we usually focus on American hip-hop music here at HNHH, we thought it would be nice to shed the spotlight on some non-American rappers for once. From Spain to Australia, cool rap music definitely exists in other countries.  
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: January 5-13
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of whats new and notable at the top of our charts.
  • Cover of Chill Out: 10 Rappers With Laid-Back Flow
    The art of rapping started off in the form of spoken word and poetry, but you don't hear a lot of "poetry" in modern-day popular rap.
  • Cover of Cortez Bryant Speaks On Lil Wayne Cash Money Situation
    Another day passes, another person speaks out on the possible rift between Wayne and Cash Money. This time, it's Wayne's longtime manager, Cortez Bryant. Bryant took to his Instagram, speaking on Wayne's vision for Young Money:
  • Cover of Slept-On Mixtapes Of 2014
    Now that 2015 is underway, we have plenty of good music to look forward too, when it comes to both mixtapes (just peep our Upcoming section) and albums. Even in this one-listen-then-on-to-the-next generation, it's still appropriate to bump music that dropped last year, right?
  • Cover of Rae Sremmurd Talk Kendrick Lamar Tweet & "Unlock The Swag"
    It's not often that the reclusive TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar tweets, so when he does, twittersphere pays attention. This was the case three days ago when K.
  • Cover of Universal Targets Mixtapes Being Sent To Prison Inmates In New Lawsuit
    While us average folk can easily and legally listen or download the latest music thanks to music platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play (and the list goes on), prison inmates don't have the same accessibility to these sites.
  • Cover of Three 6 Mafia's Crunchy Black Wanted By Police For Beating Up Fiancee
    There's a warrant out for the arrest of Three 6 Mafia member Crunchy Black, after the rapper allegedly beat up his fiancee in a hotel room last March.
  • Cover of What Is Bounce Hip-Hop?
    In its four-plus decades of existence, hip-hop has always been steadily evolving. Like all evolutionary paths, hip-hop’s hasn’t moved in a straight line.
  • Cover of Review: Fabolous' "The Young OG Project"
    Fabolous has always done a solid job at blending in with his environment. Whether he’s cutting with DJ Clue and The Neptunes in 2001 or jiving with Rich Homie Quan in 2015, he’s done a phenomenal job at adapting to change and staying relevant, something that is easier said than done.
  • Cover of N.E.R.D. To Contribute Two More Tracks To "SpongeBob" Movie Soundtrack
    Recently we heard N.E.R.D reunite, finally, although the origin of the reunion was somewhat surprising: a SpongeBob SquarePants movie had called upon N.E.R.D to contribute to their soundtrack with "Squeeze Me."
  • Cover of Stream Gucci Mane's "1017 Mafia"
    Another week, another new Gucci Mane project. After the incarcerated 1017 boss dropped both East Atlanta Santa and C-Note Vs. Gucci last week, he's kicking off 2015 by dropping another album, this one entitled 1017 Mafia.
  • Cover of Dipset Reportedly Reuniting For New Mixtape
    Although Cam'ron announced just a month or two ago that he would be retiring from the rap game after dropping his Purple Haze 2 album this summer, it looks like we may get one more 'final' project apart from his solo album.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 1 (Fabolous Edition)
    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.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Fabolous' "The Young OG Project" [Update: Final Numbers Arrive From Billboard]
    Fabolous has sort of made a tradition out of dropping projects on Christmas day, and this year was no different with his new album The Young OG Project hitting iTunes on December 25th.
  • Cover of Young Thug Says It's "All Love" With Crips After Getting Called Out For Gang Sign
    Young Thug may bool in the bondo with his Bloods, but it doesn't mean he can't chill at the crib with some Crips as well.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of the Week: December 22-30
    Welcome to the final Top Tracks of 2014. For the new readers, TTOTW is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts.
  • Cover of Hottest Albums Of 2014
    In terms of sales, hip hop albums did not do very well this year. As of press time, J. Cole is the only rapper with a gold album this year, and he just sneaked into the fourth quarter with a surprise release. Most of this boils down to a simple lack of "event" albums.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Accuses "Empire" Of "Copying" The Marketing Of "Power"
    50 Cent has never been one to hold his tongue, but in the past, his criticisms have generally been aimed at figures in the world of hip hop. As he expands his focus, Fif has now opened himself up to beef if all different markets, and his most recent target is FOX Television series, Empire.
  • Cover of Bobby Shmurda's Attorney Speaks On Case, Says Bobby's On Rikers Island
    Since Bobby Shmurda and members of GS9's indictment last week, we haven't gotten much new information about their case, as no news about bail has surfaced.
  • Cover of Best Album Covers Of 2014
    In many ways, it's surprising that we're still doing a list like this in 2014, as we've reached a point where music has, almost, gone entirely digital. No one's actually buying physical albums, but we still see album artwork with each release, and we certainly had some compelling examples in 2014.
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