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  • Cover of Bun B & A$AP Rocky Discuss Trinidad Jame$' Claim That The South Runs New York
    As we've reported, Trinidad Jame$ is feeling a bit of heat for a comment he made at a recent gig in Brooklyn: "Us in the South, we run y'all musically."  Bun B, who hails from Houston, and A$AP Rocky, a Harlemite, have shared their thoughts on the comment in a new interview with MTV.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Says The XXL Black Hippy Cover Is "So Disrespectful"
    TDE's Black Hippy recently graced the cover of XXL magazine, following which Ab-Soul took to Twitter to express his disdain for the fact that XXL went with the headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy..." Now ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock have joined in with Soulo's criticism of the magazine cover.
  • Cover of Dwight Howard Had Fan Arrested After Being Hit With Basketball Accidentally
    Dwight Howard had issues after the Rockets game at Staples Center Monday and had police detain a fan and pushed for him to be arrested. Playing the Clippers on Monday was Dwight's first return to Los Angeles since leaving the Lakers, and he said in an interview that he is understanding of fans hating on him.
  • Cover of Dwight Howard Would Fight In The UFC For $10M
    In a new vlog posted by UFC president, Dana White, Dwight Howard says he would fight in the UFC for the right price.  The vlog follows White behind the scenes at UFC 166 as he speaks with fighters and trainers, and then gets a visit from Dwight Howard and his Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: October 26- November 1
    This week we overloaded with music, thanks in most part to Halloween-- rappers love dropping their shit on a holiday of some sort or on some themed tip, and this year was no different. 
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Describes Kanye West As A Prophet & Feels A$AP Rocky Sneak Dissed Him
    In a new interview with FUSE, Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) spoke on his new album Because The Internet, his writing process, his perception of Kanye West and A$AP Rocky and more. 
  • Cover of Ab-Soul & Jay Rock Speak On Their Similarities & Differences, Rapping For Fun
    While rolling in a pretty tight-knit crew, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock couldn't be more different. While Jay Rock favors mean-mug west-coast street rap, Soulo is known to create smoked-out, conspiracy theory-laden cuts.
  • Cover of TDE Set To Drop New Music This Week
    Last night, Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith announced via Twitter that he'd be dropping new material from the TDE camp this coming week.
  • Cover of ASAP Rocky Charged After Allegedly Slapping Female Fan [Update: Rocky Avoids Charges]
    Earlier this summer, some footage surfaced which seemingly depicted ASAP Rocky slapping a female fan at a show in Australia. Today, an assault charge was filed against Rocky - for an unrelated, but very similar incident.
  • Cover of Rockie Fresh & Lunice Announce North American Tour
    Rockie Fresh and Lunice have collaborated successfully in the past, so it may come as no surprise that they're taking their friendship on the road. The MMG rapper and the Montreal native have announced an upcoming North American tour.
  • Cover of N.W.A. & LL Cool J Nominated For 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
    N.W.A. find themselves in a familiar spot as they were in last year, with the nominations announced for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Last year N.W.A was up for nomination, but in the end didn't make the cut, and this year they've returned as a nominee once more.
  • Cover of Show Your Grill, Ho: 25 Photos Of Rappers Wearing Grillz
    Grills have been a part of hip hop culture for some time. From Flava Flav to A$AP Rocky, and of course Nelly and Paul Wall's famous ode, we're not likely to see this trend dying anytime soon. 
  • Cover of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Announce "20th Anniversary Mecca And The Soul Brother Tour" Dates
    The iconic duo of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth are hitting the road for their upcoming "20th Anniversary Mecca And The Soul Brother Tour," which takes its name from their debut effort together, Mecca And The Soul Brother.
  • Cover of Fans In Asia Booed Dwight Howard & Chanted "Kobe" At Him
    NBA fans in the Philippines were understandably excited when members of the Rockets and Pacers touched down to play a pre season game in Manila.  After all, this is the first NBA game being played in the Philippines.
  • Cover of Wale & Sir Michael Rocks Engage In Twitter Beef
    This is pretty random, but somehow MMG's Wale and Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids got into a small Twitter beef last night. Wale's no stranger to beef, but we don't usually hear about Mikey getting mixed up in it.
  • Cover of Rocko On Gucci Mane's Twitter Rant: "Pray For Homie"
    Gucci Mane infamously had a meltdown which he broadcast on Twitter recently.  Calling out seemingly everyone in the rap game, including his known associates and friends.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Says Rock The Bells "Fell Off" Because Rap Shows "Aren't Exciting"
    A few days ago, it was announced that the iconic Rock The Bells festival would not fulfill its New York and DC dates due to low ticket sales.
  • Cover of Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack Revealed [Update: Official Soundtrack Now Available For Purchase]
    With the arrival of GTA V less than a month away, the extensive official soundtrack has been revealed via a PS3 pre-load. Although it spans most genres, it's hip-hop heavy, featuring new music and classics alike.
  • Cover of Fight Breaks Out At Rick Ross & MMG Show In New York
    MMG provided a full stream of their new Self Made Vol. 3 project earlier this week, and later announced that they would do a very special performance for the album, with various members performing in different cities, and broadcasting the sets in each respective venue.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Apologizes To Jason Collins, For Seeming Homophobic At MTV VMAs
    During the 2013 MTV Video Awards, A$AP Rocky was on stage with Jason Collins – who famously came out to the media this summer – and introduced Macklemore’s “Same Love” which deals with the subject matter of equality and having an open mind towards people of varying sexuality. Inadvertently, the rapper gave C
  • Cover of Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A.
    Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky and his Mob, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and many, many more. 
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Responds To Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse
    While in Philadelphia performing at Budweiser's Jay Z-curated "Made In America" festival this weekend, A$AP Rocky was asked about his reaction to Kendrick Lamar's infamous verse on Big Sean's Hall Of Fame B-side "Control". 
  • Cover of Watch "Made In America" Performances From Public Enemy, 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore
    Saturday was the first day of Budweiser's 2013 "Made In America" festival, held at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Noteworthy acts included A$AP Rocky, Solange, Public Enemy, 2 Chainz, and Beyonce, who headlined last night.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Works On Special Project With Jeremy Scott
    The hip hop culture has a very heavy impact on the fashion culture in today's world and one huge market where the two collide is sneakers.  Rappers are getting huge sneaker deals and collaboration opportunities from major sneaker brands.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: August 23-29
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
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