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  • Cover of Win Kid Ink Tickets, Follow HotNewHipHop On Instagram! [Update: Winner Announced]
    Kid Ink is kicking off his "My Own Lane" tour next week, and HotNewHipHop is giving you the chance to catch him live in concert!We've got tickets to Ink's show at Seattle's Neptune Theatre on April 2nd. If you're in the area, and would like to attend the show, simply follow the rules below, and you could be seeing
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Grants Wish For 5-Year Old Cancer Patient
    Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson, who was diagnosed with cancer in October 2013, had one wish-- to meet Nicki Minaj, and score one of her iconic pink wigs. The story got the attention of Washington Wizards point guard, John Wall, who used his Instagram account to alert Nicki of Damiyah's wish.
  • Cover of Birdman Says Nicki Minaj's "The Pink Print" Will Have "A Little Bit Of Everything, But More Rap"
    Nicki Minaj has always done what she wanted. Despite criticism from rap-heads accusing her of "going pop" with "Starships", Minaj split her time evenly between hard-spitting bangers and well-executed EDM on her sophomore album Roman Reloaded, just about drawing a solid line through the centre of the album.
  • Cover of Kid Ink's "Show Me" Certified Platinum, New Tour Dates Added
    It didn't take long to realize that Kid Ink's "Show Me" was a hit. The track, which features an assist from Chris Brown, a Robin S.-sampling, Mustard-helmed beat, as well as some writing credits from Jeremih and TeeFLii has pretty much everything going for it.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 13
    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 10 Chicago Players From The Underground
    In December we cooked up 10 Detroit Players From The Underground. The feature was meant to give you a close look at rappers hailing from the D, who may not be on your radar/the mainstream radar.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Speaks On Young Thug's "Rawness" & "Creating A Classic Album"
    Nicki Minaj has been dropping plenty of new music in the last few weeks. First we got "Boss Ass Bitch", then her "Danny Glover" freestyle, and finally "Lookin' Ass Nigga" which also came complete with a Nabil-directed visual.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Announces "My Own Lane" Tour Dates
    Kid Ink has had quite the successful 2013, and he kept things going into 2014 with the release of his debut effort on RCA, My Own Lane. The album sold 50,000 units opening week, which is pretty impressive for the LA native, as he continues to expand his fan base outside of the Los Angeles area.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Confirms "The Pink Print" As New Album Title
    Nicki Minaj is prepping her new album, and possibly a mixtape ("It's like I'm working on an album and a mixtape at the same motherfucking time") for 2014, and while she's tossed around The Pink Print as the title for some time, it now seems like it's official (or possibly the title of her tape, which may or may not exi
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: January 26
    This week the charts remained relatively calm, with no hip-hop new-comers to speak of yet. However, Ty Dolla $ign recently dropped his new Beach House EP, so we'll have to see how well that does sales-wise next week.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: January 19
    This week we welcome a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, Kid Ink. Kid Ink is a prime example of a rapper who took his internet fame way past the internet.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Kid Ink's "My Own Lane"
    The numbers have arrived for Kid Ink's RCA debut My Own Lane. The album was projected to move a respectable 40-45k opening week, and he actually surpassed that amount.
  • Cover of Review: Kid Ink's "My Own Lane"
    Kid Ink may have suddenly rose to popularity with the 2012 catchy hit “Time of Your Life” but the California rapper has been at it longer than that. Releasing his first mixtape in 2010, Kid Ink, real name Brian Collins, gained a slew of fans with his laid-back style and blend of singing and rapping.
  • Cover of First Week Sales Projections For Kid Ink's "My Own Lane"
    The first week sales projections are in for Kid Ink’s major label debut My Own Lane, which was released this past Tuesday via RCA Records.
  • Cover of Kid Ink's "My Own Lane" Album Stream
    The day has arrived for Kid Ink's debut album My Own Lane to hit shelves and the world wide web. We've heard several album cuts leading up to the release, including the stand-out Pusha T-featured "Murda," and most recently, "We Just Came To Party" with August Alsina.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Talks Christmas, Best & Worst Gifts He's Received
    With Christmas arriving tomorrow, we decided it was only appropriate to make our recent interview with Kid Ink Christmas-themed.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Reveals Cover Art For "My Own Lane" [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Kid Ink is prepping his debut album to drop via RCA. He's still been letting go free records for fans leading up to the release, and today he decided to release the cover art for the album My Own Lane on Twitter.
  • Cover of Mac Miller & Pharrell's "Pink Slime" To Drop In 2014
    Last year Mac Miller and Pharrell announced that they would be joining forces for a collaborative project titled Pink Slime. They proceeded to roll out two singles from the EP, "Onaroll" and "Glow" both of which were very well received.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 18-24
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Exclusive Photos: BTS Of Kid Ink's "Show Me" Featuring Chris Brown
    Kid Ink's new "Show Me" single is rapidly climbing both the Billboard and radio charts, and an official visual featuring and directed by Chris Brown will be dropping next week.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Sept 2-10
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Talks Upcoming Album, Says It's Arriving In December
    Recently we were able to chop it up with Kid Ink, who dropped off a huge banger of a single today, "Show Me" with Chris Brown. The single will no doubt put him on radios across the country, which will drum up anticipation for the release of his debut album on his RCA label.
  • Cover of Exclusive BTS: Dizzy Wright's "Fashion" Video With Kid Ink & Honey Cocaine
    Dizzy Wright is fresh off releasing his new mixtape, The Golden Age, and is now giving one of the highlights from the tape the visual treatment. HNHH is proud to work with Dizzy, Honey Cocaine, and Kid Ink on the video for "Fashion," which will premiere on the site in the near future.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Announces "Spaced Out" Tour Dates
    Kid Ink is gearing up for an American "Spaced Out" tour, to run throughout the Fall. The Alumni/RCA Records signee will kick off the tour in September in Waterbury, CT and will continue until October 13th, wrapping up in Seattle, WA.
  • Cover of Joey Bada$$, Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg & More Explain Which Rap Trends They Would Like To See Die
    HNHH served as sponsors for the Festival Village stage at this year's Summer Jam XX, and as a result we got to hang out with some of the artists and ask them questions.
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