_______ News

 
  • Cover of Catching Cases: Rappers Locked Up Too Early In Their Career
    Rap and jail time have had a close relationship ever since the Fat Boys rhymed about doing time for holding up a pizza place.
  • Cover of Twitter Reacts To 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11 Release
    The much anticipated 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11 finally launched this morning at 8am EST via all major retailers and it was pure, unadulterated chaos in the internet streets.
  • Cover of 5 Most Worrisome Injuries Of The 2014-15 NBA Season
    With more than a quarter of the 2014-15 NBA season fading away in the rearview, the dust has finally begun to settle and shed light on what many called the most anticipated eight-plus months of pro basketball in recent memory.
  • Cover of Birdman Is On The Cover Of The New Spider-Man Comic
    Birdman's presence is largely felt when he's around, whether he's shit-talking at the end of a track, or simplyrubbing his hands together in a video, the man leaves a strong impression.
  • Cover of Game Responds To The Death Of Two Police Officers In Brooklyn, Criticizes "I Can Breathe" Shirts
    Just when you thought the racial tension in New York could not get any worse, two NYPD officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn yesterday.
  • Cover of 2 Chainz Dishes On "Tru Jack City" Mixtape
    Since releasing his debut solo album, Based On A T.R.U Story in 2012, 2 Chainz has been pumping out new music on the regular.
  • Cover of Charts Don’t Lie: December 21
    It's a Cole Winter. The rapper surprised us when he announced his new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive in late November, and released the album shortly thereafter. J.
  • Cover of LL Cool J & Canibus Squash Their Longstanding Beef
    LL Cool J and Canibus have been sworn enemies since 1997, when they took shots at one another on LL's crew track, "4,3,2,1". Further diss tracks followed, and while things have certainly calmed down between the two in recent years, it seemed the rapper's relationship would never officially be mended.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj & Ex-Boyfriend Safaree Go Back And Forth On Twitter
    Nicki Minaj managed to be the rare celebrity who kept her private life extremely private over the last few years, but following her recent breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels, and the release of her confessional album, The Pinkprint, Minaj's personal life has come to the forefront.
  • Cover of Reports Surface That Yung Berg Might Be Gay [Update: Berg Responds]
    Yung Berg from Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood has been getting a lot of press lately. In the last month, he's been fired from the show, called out for owing over $86,000 in child support and arrested for attacking his girlfriend.
  • Cover of Q-Tip Schools Iggy Azalea In Hip-Hop History
    Yesterday, Q-Tip was dragged into an argument between Azealia Banks and Action Bronson, questioning Bronson on his word choice on a few occasions. Today, the former Tribe Called Quest member targeted Iggy Azalea, who made some remarks about Banks on Twitter yesterday.
  • Cover of The Weeknd Receives The Allan Slaight Award
    If you see the phrase "young Canadians who have the ability to turn their talent into inspiration," you're probably thinking to yourself, "there ain't no award for that." However, it turns out that in Canada, there is.
  • Cover of Hottest Music Videos Of 2014
    Music videos have always been an integral part of hip-hop. Whether it’s shots of the neighborhoods that birthed some of the world’s biggest stars, or the spoils that come with commercial victories, the visuals are a crucial component to solidifying artistic expression.
  • Cover of RiFF RAFF Plans To Drop Two Albums On June 1st
    World, brace yourselves. We may get not one, but two more albums from RiFF RAFF in 2015. Taking to Instagram, the cornrowed white rapper detailed plans for two projects, Peach Panther and Purple Panther, both dropping on June 1st. Read his lengthy post below:  
  • Cover of 28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (Dec. 20)
    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 Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: December 20]
    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.
  • Cover of Iggy Azalea Responds To Azealia Banks Emotional Interview On Hot 97 [Update: Anonymous Threatens Iggy]
    Yesterday you may have seen the interview with Azealia Banks on Hot 97, where she got pretty emotional mid-way when discussing racism and the appropriation of black culture, particularly in relation to hip-hop. This was brought on by a discussion of Iggy Azalea, Azealia's nemesis.
  • Cover of Twitter Reacts To 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11 Release
    The much anticipated 'Legend Blue' Air Jordan 11 finally launched this morning at 8am EST via all major retailers and it was pure, unadulterated chaos in the internet streets.
  • Cover of Review: D'Angelo's "Black Messiah"
    After 14 years of waiting, D’Angelo’s surprise album Black Messiah had every right to be the R&B/Soul equivalent of Guns & Roses' Chinese Democracy - a creaky mess that was done no favors by the weight of fan expectations. But that’s not what happened.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Dec. 13)
    To say a lot of stuff happened this week would be a complete understatement. So we won't and will just give you a short recap. For one, we're living in a world where there's a new D'Angelo album. Secondly, we may soon live in a world where Bobby Shmurda is behind bars.
  • Cover of Action Bronson & Azealia Banks Go At It On Twitter
    Both Azealia Banks and Action Bronson are known to be rather candid and outspoken when it comes to Twitter, and they just so happened to butt heads today.
  • Cover of Toronto Raptors Unveil New Logo
    The Toronto Raptors are celebrating their 25th anniversay this year, and in doing so they have been waring the classic throwbacks featuring the dribbling raptor.
  • Cover of Nike Unveils 'What The' Kobe 9 Elite
    The Nike Kobe 9 Elite is an eye catching sneaker in its own right, but the vibrant colorways that have adorned the super high top silhouette have only bolstered the sneakers appeal.
  • Cover of Review: Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
    After a few listens to Nicki Minaj's latest album, The Pinkprint, it is pretty clear that, to a certain extent, she does pay attention to critics. Her last album, 2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was universally panned in reviews for being disjointed, gimmicky and lackluster, among other things.
  • Cover of Bobby Shmurda & GS9 Arrest By The Numbers
    Bobby Shmurda and various GS9 crew members were picked up by police on Wednesday, December 17th, while recording at Quad studios in NYC. At the time, it was unclear just how serious (and how many) charges the were against the burgeoning rapper and his affiliates.
    Password must be at least 6 characters.