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  • 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$AP Rocky Works On Special Project With Jeremy Scott
    The hip hop culture has a very heavy impact on the fashion culture in today's world and one huge market where the two collide is sneakers.  Rappers are getting huge sneaker deals and collaboration opportunities from major sneaker brands.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: August 23-29
    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific bars are often overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
  • Cover of ASAP Rocky Comments On Security Scuffle AT VMAs
    Last week, some footage surfaced of ASAP Rocky getting up in the grill of a security guard at the VMAs. The exchange looked pretty heated, but the context of what was going on wasn't entirely clear.
  • Cover of Episode 5 of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Berner & More (Finale)
    With the Under The Influence tour over, revisit HNHH and Taylor Gang's final vlog episode of life on the road with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky. In episode 5 of our look behind-the-scenes on the tour, we see a visual recap of the final performances as well as the crew partying on the road.
  • Cover of Top Dawg Entertainment's CEO Speaks Out On Label, Signing Kendrick Lamar & More
    Top Dawg seems to be the independent label that's next up, with four rising rappers who all have their own niche in the rap market.
  • Cover of Contest: Win Tickets to Rock The Bells 2013
    HotNewHipHop is giving away tickets for Rock The Bells 2013 (Los Angeles and San Francisco). Enter our contest to see Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Juicy J, Kid Cudi take the stage at the 10th year anniversary!  CONTEST RULES:
  • Cover of A3C Festival Announces ScHoolboy Q, Bun B, A$AP Ferg Among Performers This Year
    The Atlanta hip-hop festival A3C now spans five days for their ninth annual event. This year the festival takes place on October 2nd til the 6th.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Says Kendrick Lamar Is "Smoking Crack" If He Thinks He's "King Of New York"
    We've certainly heard our share of responses and reactions to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse at this point, but it's largely been from artists who weren't actually mentioned in the bars. A$AP Rocky was among the rappers called upon by name, and in an interview with Funk Flex, he broke his silence on the verse.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Explains Black Hippy's Unique Approach
    Kendrick Lamar has made a lot of noise on his own in the last year or so, particularly in the last week. The rapper is in the business for more than just himself however, as he's always had his Black Hippy crew in tow.
  • Cover of Episode 4 Of Our Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods & More
    With the Under The Influence tour now officially over we're also nearing the end of our vlogs on the road with Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky. In episode 4 of our look behind-the-scenes on the tour, Taylor Gang hit New York before taking it North of the border to Canada.
  • Cover of Stream A$AP Ferg's "Trap Lord" In Its Entirety
    A$AP Ferg has been teasing Trap Lord for a while now. It's gone from a mixtape to his debut album, and even sparked a feud with fellow divine being of the trap Gucci Mane.
  • Cover of WEED TALK With Smoke DZA: Blunts Vs. Papers, Favorite Strain, Being The "KushedGod" & More
  • Cover of DMX To Appear Alongside Chris Rock In Upcoming Film
    Despite recent legal and financial troubles, DMX is returning to acting. He'll be making a cameo appearance in an upcoming film starring Chris Rock, and is also working on a crime film called "Blame It On The Hustle".
  • Cover of Rock The Bells 2013 Lineup Announced [Update: Joey Bada$$, A$AP Mob, Logic & More Added To Lineup]
  • Cover of Exclusive "Under The Influence" BTS With Berner, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Trinidad James And More
    Want a glimpse of what it's like to experience the "Under The Influence Of Music" Tour up close? Watch Episode 1 of HNHH and Taylor Gang's behind-the-scenes look at life on the road.
  • Cover of Kid Yells To Shaq "Don't Ever Disrespect Houston Again"
    Never need much of a reason to insult Dwight Howard, Shaq put him on blast after he left the Los Angeles Lakers to join the Houston Rockets, saying “not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights,” and adding, “I think it was a safe move for him to go to a little town like Houston.”The peopl
  • Cover of Photos: A$AP Rocky's Terry Richardson Shoot
    Terry Richardson has developed an iconic style of photography, shooting with some of the biggets names in the industry including Kanye West, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame, Odd Future, and Rihanna (check out her shoot here). A$AP has joined that list of names, stopping by Richardson's NYC studio this week.
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