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  • Cover of Review: Dizzy Wright's "State Of Mind" EP
    Few rappers out can say they have been rapping since the age of eight and actually mean it. Dizzy Wright has been performing long before he even hit puberty.
  • Cover of Krayzie Bone Announces "Chasing The Devil" Album Trilogy & Release Date
     After facing a few setbacks, it appears that Krayzie Bone is finally ready to release his very last solo effort ever. On July 22nd, the ex Bone-Thug will release the first of his three-part Chasing The Devil album trilogy.
  • Cover of Cam'ron Covers Mass Appeal, Talks Upcoming Projects & Capes
    Cam'ron is making a bit of a comeback this year. We've already heard a pretty awesome collaboration between him and A-Trak, and we'll be getting an EP from the duo later this year.
  • Cover of Nas Signs Boldy James On Newly-Launched Mass Appeal Imprint
    Boldy James is one of the illest rappers you probably haven't listened to yet, but we can expect that all to change very soon now that he's got the backing of the original Illmatic MC, Nas.
  • Cover of Win Kid Ink Tickets [Irving Plaza, NYC]
    Kid Ink continues his "My Own Lane" tour, and HotNewHipHop is giving you the chance to catch him live in concert!We've got tickets to Ink's show at New York's Irving Plaza on April 20th. If you're in the area, and would like to attend the show, simply follow the rules below, and you could be seeing Kid Ink, King L
  • Cover of Q-Tip & Dr. Dre May Be Working On "Detox"
    Dr. Dre's on-again, off-again album Detox has become a bit of a punchline in the hip hop community. The proposed follow up to 1999's Chronic 2001 has been in the works for years, and has even had a few false-start singles. 
  • Cover of Katie Got Bandz Talks On "Drillary Clinton 2", Chicago's Violence & More
    Katie Got Bandz is one of the few female MCs in the Chicago drill movement that is currently making waves in the entire rap scene.
  • Cover of Kanye West & Common Launch Initiative To Create 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth
    Youth gang violence in Chicago has seen a huge increase in recent years, and Chi-town natives Kanye West and Common are doing their part to put a stop to it.
  • Cover of Wu-Tang Affiliate Cuts Off Penis, Jumps From Balcony In Suicide Attempt [Update: Rapper Is Stable]
    Andre Johnson, an L.A. based rapper and Wu Tang affiliate, is reported to have attempted suicide today. Johnson, who also goes by Christ Bearer, is said to have cut off his own penis before jumping from his second story balcony last night around 1 AM.
  • Cover of TDE's CEO Responds To Suge Knight's Recent Comments About Their Label
    Suge Knight was a guest on Arsenio Hall the other month, and while there, he made some remarks concerning both Kendrick Lamar and Game's label deals, comparing them to slavery. Game has since responded to Suge's comments, although it's doubtful we will hear a response from K.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Says Puff Daddy's "Big Homie" Is "Garbage"
    50 Cent is an opinonated dude. Never one to hold his tongue, maybe now more than ever, 50 Cent had a few things to say about Diddy, or now Puff Daddy's recent musical output.
  • Cover of Drake Sued Over "Pound Cake" Sample
    The intro to Drake's "Pound Cake"-- the closing track from Nothing Was The Same --featured a very prominent sample from a 1982 Jazz song, "Jimmy Smith Rap", performed by Jimmy Smith. The clip used in the song is not actually musical, but simply a spoken word interlude about the joys of recording.
  • Cover of Tony Yayo Responds To 50 Cent's Comments Comparing Him To Spoiled Milk
    50 Cent has been doing the interview circuit later, and he's taken no prisoners when addressing his former G-Unit collaborators. While he's made a few comments about the rapper's that once occupied his circle, including calling them Troy Ave's hype men, one comment stood out in particular.
  • Cover of Hotties Vixen Of The Week: Ayisha Diaz
    On Tuesday April 15, August Alsina dropped the visuals for "Get Ya Money" featuring Fabolous on 106 & Park (after shutting down Keshia Chante which you should probably watch). The visuals tell a story of a stripper working for a better life for herself and her family.
  • Cover of Jay Z To Bring "Made In America" Festival To Los Angeles This Year [Update: Details Announced]
    Last night we received word that Jay Z and Beyonce may be planning a huge joint tour this summer, but of course, Jay has more than just that on his plate.
  • Cover of The Hip-Hop Kingdom: Can A Queen Take The Throne?
    As 2013 came to an end, countless voices in music and specifically in the realm of Hip Hop projected that 2014 would be the year of the female MC breakthrough.
  • Cover of Nas Answers Fan Questions In Reddit AMA
    The celebrations for Nas' 20-year anniversary of Illmatic continue each day, as we near April 19th. We saw Nas pay a visit to HuffPost Live for an in-depth interview on the classic LP, and we've also received a stream for highlights off it.
  • Cover of "Forbes Five" Lists Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists
    Once again, Forbes comes through with that information we're all dying to know: just how rich are these hip-hop industry moguls? Names you might expect top the five-spot list, including Diddy, Jay Z and 50 Cent.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Negotiating Plea Deal On Federal Gun Charges To Avoid Trial
    Just the other day we found out that Flava Flav is taking a plea deal in his domestic violence case, and now it looks like another rapper may be following suit (although these cases are completely unrelated). Gucci Mane is reportedly in negotiations for a plea deal, in order to avoid heading to trial.
  • Cover of Diddy To Give Commencement Speech & Receive Degree At Howard University
     Even though Puff Daddy never officially graduated from Howard University when he was a student there back in 1989, the Revolt TV executive will be delivering the 2014 commencement speech at his alma mater this Spring.
  • Cover of Young Dro Reveals Artwork For "Black Label" & "Purple Label" Mixtapes
    Last year, after a bit of silence, we received two projects from Young Dro-- his Day Two mixtape, as well as his long-awaited sophomore album, High Times.
  • Cover of 10 Surprising Rap Writing Credits
    There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot.
  • Cover of Cam'ron Hilariously Calls Out Nick Cannon On Instagram [Update: Nick Responds, So Does Cam]
    Nick Cannon is known to be a bit corny at times, although he always manages to take it to new levels and surprise us.
  • Cover of Stream Highlights From Nas' "Illmatic XX"
    Nas' re-release of his classic debut effort Illmatic officially arrives on April 19th. Illmatic XX, as it's called, comes with an entire new disc of remixes from the Illmatic era as well as remastered versions of all the tracks on the original LP.
  • Cover of Stream August Alsina's New Album "Testimony" In Its Entirety [Update: New Stream Added]
    With August Alsian's Def Jam debut Testimony set to drop next Tuesday (April 15th), he's decided to offer a stream of the project in advance, something that's become increasingly common in the rap game and beyond.
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