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  • Cover of Photos & Recap From Kid Ink's "Full Speed" Listening Session
    Last night, industry heavy-hitters, tastemakers and writers packed into a room in NYC's Jungle City Studios to get a sneak peek at Kid Ink's upcoming album Full Speed, due out February 3rd via RCA. Shaheem Reid hosted, and star producer Vinylz made a surprise appearance.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Announces New Album "Full Speed" With Cover Art & Release Date [Update: Tracklist Released]
    Now that Kid Ink's new single featuring Tinashe and Usher, "Body Language," is officially off the ground and taking over the airwaves, the rapper is ready to announce a release date, title and cover art for his upcoming sophomore effort.
  • Cover of SZA Elaborates On Her Role In Writing Nicki Minaj & Beyonce's "Feelin' Myself"
    Writing credits can tell you a lot about the people involved in the conception of a song, but they unfortunately can't tell you who contributed what.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Chi Duly's Remix Of "Grand Piano" By Nicki Minaj
    Here is a remix to ring in the New Year with. Chi Duly is a NYC producer and DJ notable for remixing artists like The Weeknd and Justin Timeberlake. He's been bubbling on the internet since 2012 when he released a 30 minute mix of Weeknd records, Balloons of Haus.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers The January Issue Of Rolling Stone [Update: See High Res Cover & Excerpts]
    To start the New Year, Rolling Stone Magazine will feature Nicki Minaj on their cover with a feature article titled "Mad Genius, Manic Diva".
  • Cover of GoldLink Shares Three Unreleased Demos
    With his mixtape The God Complex (released earlier this year), DC native GoldLink showed that was more than capable of seamlessly welding together sounds from hip-hop and electronic music, hitting the sweet spot in a demographic that encompasses people who listen to both Vic Mensa and Disclosure.
  • Cover of Stream N.O.R.E. & Militainment's "DRINKS" EP
    N.O.R.E. & the Militainment have been prepping the release of their DRINKS EP for months, and now its finally here.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint" Debuts At #2 On Billboard
    The numbers are in, and Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint comes in at #2 on Billboard with a total of 244,000 units.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj & Ex-Boyfriend Safaree Go Back And Forth On Twitter [Update: SB Tells TMZ "Its Nothing But Love"]
    Nicki Minaj managed to be the rare celebrity who kept her private life extremely private over the last few years, but following her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and the release of her confessional album, The Pinkprint, Minaj's personal life has come to the forefront.
  • Cover of Review: Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
    After a few listens to Nicki Minaj's latest album, The Pinkprint, it is pretty clear that, to a certain extent, she does pay attention to critics. Her last album, 2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was universally panned in reviews for being disjointed, gimmicky and lackluster, among other things.
  • Cover of Hit-Boy Says SZA Wrote A Part For Nicki Minaj & Beyoncé's "Feeling Myself"
    "Feeling Myself," a Hit-Boy-produced gem from Nicki Minaj's new album, features two of the most powerful women in the game flexing even harder than they did on the "Flawless" remix earlier this year. Apparently, another one of hip-hop's most talented females had a hand in the song's creation.
  • Cover of Sales Projections For Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
    Nicki Minaj's third album, The Pinkprint, dropped this week and even though it's only been out for a little over a day, sales projection numbers are rather optimistic.
  • Cover of Listen To Nicki Minaj's New Album "The Pinkprint"
    Nicki Minaj dropped off her new album The Pinkprint, which has quickly reached #1 in 14 countries, according to Nicki's Instagram. The album features her labelmates Drake and Lil Wayne, as well as Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Skylar Grey and more. You can peep the full tracklist here.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Addresses YMCMB Rumors, Jay Z Influence
    Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint press run continues with a brand new interview with DJ Whoo Kid. In addition to addressing rumors of a rift within YMCMB sparked by Wayne's vocal proclamation that Birdman and CM are holding him hostage, Nicki also detailed her process in the creation of her new album, and much more.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Announces "The Pinkprint" European Tour With Trey Songz
    After tackling Saturday Night Live this past weekend (and giving SNL their second-highest rating of the season), Nicki Minaj will be taking her upcoming album The Pinkprint to Europe for a set of tour dates overseas, alongside special guest Trey Songz. Undoubtedly she'll also be touring North America at some point, bu
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Reveals Tracklist For "The Pinkprint" [Update: Bonus Track With Drake & Wayne Revealed]
    Nicki Minaj's album The Pinkprint became available for pre-order today, and with that, we've received the tracklist as well as the standard edition cover art.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Is "Disappointed" That Timbaland Leaked Tink's Version Of "Movin Bass"
    Timbaland caused a stir last week when he leaked out what he called the "original version" of the Rick Ross and Jay Z track he had recently produced, "Movin Bass." Apparently, Rick Ross wasn't happy about the way he handled the situation.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 17-23
    TOP TRACKS BACK, TOP TRACKS BACK. After a brief hiatus, our weekly rundown of notable and popular releases has returned. 
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers Complex, Talks "The Pinkprint"
    After unveiling their creative Wale and Jerry Seinfeld magazine cover yesterday and it's accompanying interview, Complex follows up today with another big star on the cover, Nicki Minaj. This is Nicki Minaj's second cover in recent times, she was also on Billboard recently.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Covers Billboard Magazine, Says "The Pinkprint" Will Be "Important To Hip-Hop"
    Nicki Minaj has been racking in the magazine covers as of late. Shortly after the December issue of V magazine was revealed, with the Queen of the Barbz on the front, we receive another December issue featuring Minaj from Billboard magazine.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint" Pushed To December [Update: Album Cover Revealed]
    Weezy’s Carter V may not be the only YMCMB album that’s getting pushed back. According to a press release via Billboard, Nicki Minaj’s album, The Pinkprint, is now looking at another set back.
  • Cover of Tink Reportedly Signs With Timbaland's Mosley Music Group
    We've known for months that Timbaland's been working closely with Chicago MC Tink, as they were seen together in the studio earlier this year, and then more recently, he shared a preview of  song he's working on with her and Andre 3000.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: GoldLink
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine.
  • Cover of Safaree "SB" Samuels Gets His Nicki Minaj Tattoos Covered Up
    While it's never been confirmed by either party, anyone who has been following the career of Nicki Minaj assumes that her and Safaree "SB" Samuels are an item. One of the many clues that the two are committed is the fact that SB has three very prominent tattoos of Nicki on his body -- at least he did.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: October 11- October 17
    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.
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