Ink News

  • 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$AP Ferg & More Explain Which Rap Trends They Would Like To See Die
    HNHH served as sponsors for the Festival Village stage at this year's Summer Jam XX, and as a result we got to hang out with some of the artists and ask them questions.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: June 9
    This week r'n'b singer and hit-maker extraordinaire, The-Dream, enters the charts with his latest effort, IV Play. The-Dream is an interesting artist to analyze, because while he creates hits on top of hits for tons artists in the game, his own fan-base is much smaller, yet extremely devout to the singer.
  • Cover of Summer Jam XX Festival Village Meet & Greets w/ Kid Ink, Action Bronson & A$AP Ferg
    As most of you probably know by now, we sponsored this year's Festival Village stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam XX festival. Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg and Action Bronson were among the bigger acts who performed, and each of them stopped by our tent to sign autographs and take photos with their fans e
  • Cover of Kid Ink Announces European "Roll Up" Tour Dates
    Kid Ink is taking things to Europe for his upcoming "Roll Up" tour. In support of his recently released EP Almost Home, Kid Ink will be hitting the road solo overseas for the headlining tour.
  • Cover of HNHH Exclusive: Kid Ink Reveals Release Date & Artwork For "Almost Home" EP
    Kid Ink hit us with a new remix to his track "Bad Ass" last week, and has now revealed the release date and artwork for his upcoming EP, Almost Home. The L.A. rapper will drop his debut project for RCA on May 28th. Check out the official artwork for the EP in the gallery above.
  • Cover of HotNewHipHop Presents Summer Jam's Festival Village: Meet The Artists, Win Tickets
    With Summer Jam 20 around the corner, is heating up the summer as this year's presenting sponsor for the SJXX Festival Village.  The HNHH team will be present and on-site, bringing you a live stream of the entire event.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Updates On "Pink Slime," Talks "SDS" & New Sound
    Mac Miller kept extremely quiet about his upcoming album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, after he announced the title this past October. He finally showed signs that the album is indeed coming to fruition, when he dropped the first single, "SDS," last week.
  • Cover of Win Free Tickets to See Kid Ink in NYC!
  • Cover of Photos: J. Cole Covers Zink Magazine
     Taking a break from working his upcoming album Born Sinner, J. Cole left the music studio for the photography studio. He was featured on the cover of this month's issue of Zink Magazine.
  • Cover of Frank Ocean's "Thinking About You" Goes Platinum
    Success seems to be following Frank Ocean everywhere these days.
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