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  • Cover of Turk Says He & Lil Wayne Once Discussed Signing To Master P's No Limit Records
     Could you imagine Lil Wayne & Turk not being a part of Cash Money Records?
  • Cover of The Roots Reveal Cover Art For "And Then You Shoot Your Cousin"
    The Roots will soon have another concept album under the belt, with And Then You Shoot Your Cousin scheduled for a May 20th release.
  • Cover of T.I. Explains Release Strategy For Next Album "Paperwork"
     The typical roll out date for new albums seems to be in the past doesn't it? After Jay taught us #NewRules, and Beyonce and Kid Cudi changed the game with their surprise albums, it now seems rappers nowadays need some unique strategy plan to release their project.
  • Cover of Lil Durk Says He's On French Montana's Next Album
    Fans of Lil Durk and French Montana's "L's Anthem" remix, we've got some good news for you. It appears that the pair will be working together more in the future, as Durk has just revealed in an interview with Vlad TV. 
  • Cover of Papoose Thinks He's Better Than Jay Z, "Definitely" The King Of New York
    Papoose has established a renewed presence in the rap game since his awkward Summer Jam performance last year. He's been consistently releasing new music, dissing rappers, and proclaiming his greatness over the last 9 months, and has thus been making headlines. 
  • Cover of Asher Roth Reveals "RetroHash" Artwork [Update: Tracklist Revealed]
    Asher Roth is getting ready to drop his first album in 5 years. RetroHash will see release April 22nd through Federal Prism Records, and now has some official cover art.
  • Cover of Young Jay Z Covers New York Magazine's "Annual Yesteryear Issue"
    Over the weekend we published an editorial which discussed how hip-hop culture has creeped into pop culture, thus becoming more and more mainstream.
  • Cover of Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For "Wu-Block 2" [Update: Label Rep Confirms Both Artwork & Tracklist Is Unofficial]
     Well this is sweet. Not only are we expecting to hear an upcoming Lox and Mobb Deep record for The Lox' upcoming album, but we can now look forward to the second Wu-Block LP as well!
  • Cover of Jason Derulo Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "Talk Dirty"
    Jason Derulo's single, "Talk Dirty" took a minute to catch on. Released back in July, the 2 Chainz-assisted track is only now hitting its peak, currently sitting at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Cover of Pitchfork Music Festival Lineup Announced With Kendrick Lamar As Headliner
    It's that time of year again, folks. The lineup for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival has been announced, and it finds Compton's own Kendrick Lamar headlining the event alongside Neutral Milk Hotel and Beck.
  • Cover of Emerging Chicago Rapper RondoNumbaNine Has Been Arrested For Murder
    As reported by the Chicago Tribune, 17-year-old emcee RondoNumbaNine, whose real name is Clint Massey, has been arrested on murder charges stemming from the fatal February shooting of dispatch driver Javan Boyd.
  • Cover of Taylor Gang's Courtney Noelle Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For Free Album, "Love On The Run"
    Courtney Noelle is a recent addition to Taylor Gang's lineup, providing a gentler R&B edge to the collective. Her upcoming project, Love On The Run will be released as a free album exclusively with HotNewHipHop on Tuesday March 11th, and will feature plenty of notable features and production work.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 1-7)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
  • Cover of YG Reveals Cover Art For "My Krazy Life" [Update: Official Tracklist Revealed]
    YG's major label debut, My Krazy Life, is set for a March 18th release, and the project now has official cover art. If Terry Richardson pursued a career in mugshot photography, this simple and iconic image of the Bompton rapper would likely be the result.
  • Cover of Pharrell Announces New Album "G I R L"; Reveals Cover & Release Date
     Well here’s an unexpected surprise. Out of nowhere, Pharrell has announced that he will be releasing a new album very soon titled G I R L. To go along with this, the Neptunes hit-maker decided to reveal the official release date and artwork for it as well.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T & More Set To Perform At Pitchfork Festival 2014
    Pitchfork's annual festival is usually more on the indie side than the rap side, but nonetheless they tend to incorporate a bit of hip-hop into the line-up. This year the festival has announced that Kendrick Lamar is headlining, as are Beck and Neutral Milk Hotel.
  • Cover of Chief Keef Reveals "Back From The Dead 2" Mixtape Artwork
    Chief Keef just announced that his Bang 3 project will be an album rather than a mixtape (a fate similar to that of French Montana's Mac & Cheese 4), but we will be getting some new free music from Sosa very soon in the form of Back From The Dead 2, which Keef has now revealed the art for.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Responds To Backlash Over "Lookin' Ass Nigga" Artwork
    Nicki Minaj's new video for "Lookin' Ass Nigga" turned a lot of heads, generally due to Minaj's furious spitting, barely-there outfit, and automatic weapon-firing, but there has also been some talk about the single artwork-- which features an iconic photo of a gun-wielding Malcolm X.
  • Cover of Lil Kim Is Pregnant; Shows Off Baby Bump At NYFW
     The Queen Bee has the internet buzzing with some B.I.G. news. Wednesday night, Lil Kim stopped by Milk Studios for The Blonds New York Fashion Week Show, and revealed that she's pregnant!
  • Cover of Cam'ron's Cape Line With Mark McNairy Hits NY Fashion Week
    As we reported on last week, Cam'ron has developed a line of capes with fashion designer Mark McNairy. When we reported on this fact, we had only seen the cape which Cam rocked at his birthday party, which was red and white with the word "Diplomats" emblazoned on the back.
  • Cover of Cam'ron Is Working On A Line Of Capes With Mark McNairy
    If you saw Cam'ron's birthday debauchery, then you probably noticed the cape. Cam'ron's birthday party was filled with strippers and capes, and while you may not have been expecting to see a cape, Killa Cam is about to make sure you'll be seeing capes for a long time to come.
  • Cover of The Cool Kids Talk Reunion, & "Shark Week" Album
     At the top of the year, Chuck Inglish dropped some exciting, and long over-due news. The Detroit producer revealed that he and Sir Michael Rocks, bka The Cool Kids, were going to reunite for a new album titled Shark Week, their first since 2011’s When Fish Ride Bicycles.
  • Cover of Rick Ross Unveils "Mastermind" Cover, New Single With Jeezy [Update: Deluxe Edition Art Added]
    Rick Ross has had quite the rollout for his 6th studio album, which has suffered some delays, but will finally be arriving (we hope) on March 4th through Def Jam. Rozay gave us a sign today that the date is set in stone, revealing the official (and very pink) artwork for the project.
  • Cover of Bun B Announces "The Trillest" Tour With Kirko Bangz [Update: Tour Dates Added]
    We recently saw Bun B and Kirko Bangz hit up The Breakfast Club together, and that wasn't the first time the two Houston rappers linked up. They've collaborated on tracks before, like the "What Yo Name Iz" remix, and more recently, Bun B's "Triller" record.
  • Cover of Maino Reveals Tracklist & Artwork For "King Of Brooklyn" EP
     After dropping off the CDQ version of his most recent single “Lights Camera Action”, Maino has decided to reveal some more info regarding his upcoming King Of Brooklyn EP. The New York spitta has went ahead and revealed the official artwork and tracklist to the upcoming mixtape today.
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