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  • Cover of Nike Being Sued For Allegedly Stealing 'Jumpman' Logo
    In 1984, photographer Jacobus Rentmeester shot an image for a Life Magazine special which is nearly identical to the now famous Jumpman logo. After 30 years of Nike using their own Jumpman logo, Rentmeester has filed a lawsuit claiming the brand has unlawfully been using his photo, violating his image copyright.
  • Cover of Big Sean Announces Title For Upcoming Project
    While his track "I Don't Fuck With You" is still in heavy rotation, G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean announces the title of his next album, Dark Sky Paradise.
  • Cover of Skeme Releases Trailer For "Ingleworld 2"
    Inglewood's Skeme took to Instagram to release a trailer for his upcoming project, Ingleworld 2. The trailer features clips of Skeme in the studio, while multiple tracks play in the background.
  • Cover of Mannie Fresh & Rick Ross Scheduled As 2015 BMI "How I Wrote That Song" Panelists
    Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) will be hosting their annual "How I Wrote That Song" panel Saturday, February 7th, 11:30 AM at 1Oak (9039 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, Calif.) in Los Angeles. 
  • Cover of Tyga & Chris Brown Reveal Cover Art & Release Date For "Fan Of A Fan" Album [Update: Now Including Tracklist]
    Recently we saw some behind-the-scenes photos for Chris Brown and Tyga's lead single from Fan of a Fan 2 The Album, and while we wait on the official music video to arrive, the two have revealed the cover art for the upcoming album plus a release date.
  • Cover of A Documentary On Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" Is In The Works
    Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is a certified classic, depending who you're talking to, it could be viewed as the greatest Wu-Tang solo project (though it's almost cheating considering Ghostface is on nearly every track).
  • Cover of Top 10 Gangsta Grillz Mixtapes
    Born and raised in Philly, DJ Drama has made a name for himself in the hip hop game over the years. While his career set sail after becoming the official DJ for T.I., he has played a crucial role in the onset of mixtapes in the rap world.
  • Cover of Someone Tried To Sell Chris Brown's Jail ID For $10,000
    Earlier this week, a jail ID of Chris Brown's apparently popped up online with a hefty price tag. It wasn't the price that caught Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos' attention, but the fact that the photo identification had somehow made its way out of police custody, where it belonged.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Talks Playing A Gay Character In "James White", Cut Kissing Scenes
    While Cudi has seemingly been keeping a low profile from a public standpoint, it turns out he's been working hard on both acting and music in over the last year.
  • Cover of Top-5 Back Court Duos In The NBA
    Most teams in the league are right around the 41-game mark, which means the 2014-15 NBA season is already at it's halfway point. As such, it's as good a time as any to reflect on what we've seen so far both from an individual and team standpoint.
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky Speaks On A$AP Yams' Death
    If you've followed A$AP Rocky's career, you know A$AP Yams has always loomed over it. From creative decisions, to promotion, to production choices, Yams was always around.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: January 25
    This week proved to be a big one for hip-hop music, with Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco dropping their respective albums on the same day (January 20th), not to mention, free projects from Trinidad James, Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti and K Camp.
  • Cover of Kanye West Accepts Visionary Award At 2015 BET Honors, Introduced By Dame Dash
    The BET Honors awards are filmed over a month in advance, and now with the instantaneous nature of Twitter and Instagram, it's hard to keep the winners under wraps for more than a matter of seconds.
  • Cover of Kanye West's Next Album Will Be Entirely Co-Produced By Paul McCartney
    The last few updates on Kanye West's new album have involved Paul McCartney. Most recently, Ty Dolla $ign revealed that he had worked on nine songs with Kanye and Paul, but when it comes to Mr. West, we knew there was no way of knowing how many (if any) of those collaborations would make the final cut.
  • Cover of Listen To Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney's New Song, "FourFiveSeconds"
    We've been hearing about this record for a minute now, and Rihanna has decided to drop it out of the blue on her website today. For now, you'll have to head there to listen to the acoustic guitar-led record.
  • Cover of Flavor Flav Indicted On Four Driving Charges [Update: Flav Pleads Not Guilty]
    Almost a year ago, Flavor Flav was pulled over on his way to his mother's funeral. He was speeding and driving without a license, which resulted in him getting slapped with both a felony charge and a traffic violation, as well as two misdemeanors for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Cover of Nipsey Hussle Reportedly Sold 60 Copies Of His $1000 Mixtape, "Mailbox Money"
    Nipsey Hussle, we have to hand it to you, you're a marketing genius. After the L.A. rapper announced that he'd be selling physical copies of his December mixtape Mailbox Money (which was available for free in digital form) for $1000, Hussle claims that he's sold 60 copies as of last Tuesday. 
  • Cover of Jay Z Calls New York Governor's Police Reform Plan "A Huge Step Forward"
    As New York state governor Andrew Cuomo called upon Jay Z and Russell Simmons to consult him on matters related to the criminal justice system last month, he's probably pleased to hear that Jay has come out in support of his reform plan.
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Jan. 24)
    Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."?  Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. 
  • Cover of Bobby Shmurda Gets A Gun Charge Dismissed
    Finally, some good news for Bobby Shmurda. After the Brooklyn native and 12 other members of his crew were arrested and indicted in a high-profile incident last December, Shmurda's attorney is now saying that one of the five charges against Shmurda will be dropped.
  • Cover of Stream Cee-Lo Green's New Project, "TV On The Radio"
    Other than a disastrous situation involving a possible date rape last year, Cee-Lo Green hasn't really popped up with news or new music in a while. That changed earlier this week, when he dropped off a nine track project with very little (if any) fanfare.
  • Cover of Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: January 24]
    Want your music video promoted and featured on HNHH? Submit your original music video for the chance to be posted on HNHH's YouTube channel and in our video section.   This week's winners is Cam the Mac, with his video for "Rollin' Again." Watch it below. To view other past winners click HERE.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 17- January 23
    Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
  • Cover of Lil Wayne To Sue Birdman For $8 Million
    After almost two months of Lil Wayne complaining about his record label, it looks like he's finally doing something legal about it. The Cash Money/Young Money MC will target CEO Birdman in a suit that will ask for both $8 million and Wayne's freedom from the label.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 23)
    What a week it has been in hip-hop. It's a week that got kicked off with tragedy. It's going to take some time for the wound that A$AP Yams left us to heal.But the game still continues just like he would've wanted. The back half of January saw strong releases from Lupe Fiasco and Joey Bada$$.
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