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  • Cover of Kanye West & Rihanna Perform At DirecTV’s Super Bowl Saturday Party
    The Paul McCartney-assisted "FourFiveSeconds" is far from the first time Kanye West and Rihanna have come together for a hit, which they demonstrated during their respective Super Bowl Saturday Sets in Arizona last night.
  • Cover of D'Angelo Takes "Really Love" & "The Charade" To Saturday Night Live
    D'Angelo snuck into the end of 2014 with his first album in 15 years. While the record was universally acclaimed, fans have been patiently awaiting the live debut of the Black Messiah material, which came last night on Saturday Night Live.
  • Cover of Chart’s Don’t Lie: February 1
    This week both Joey Bada$$ and Lupe Fiasco finally make their splash on the Billboard 200. One splash was bigger than another, though. The sales projections for both artists were pretty accurate, with Joey doing 57,694 units when you take into account the single and album streams, and Lupe doing 42,458.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Calls Out A$AP Rocky For Sliding Into His Ex's DMs [Update: Rocky Responds]
    Yesterday, 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend, Tatted Up Holly, accused the rapper of domestic abuse, calling him a "manipulating women beater".
  • Cover of Ludacris Wins Primary Custody Of His Daughter [Update: "Dancin' Dirty" Lyrics Were Used Against Him In Court]
    As we reported last year, Ludacris fathered a child with Tamika Fuller late in 2013, and after claims arose last year that he couldn't pay his child support, the rapper's now won primary custody of his daughter.
  • Cover of Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: January 31]
    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 Reem Ali, with his video for "The Plug." Watch it below. To view other past winners click HERE.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 24 - January 30
    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 Big Sean Reveals Official Artwork & Tracklist For "Dark Sky Paradise"
    Just 24 hours after releasing his monster new single “Blessings” with Drake and Kanye West, Big Sean decides to reveal the official artwork and tracklist to his upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, via iTunes pre-orders.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 30)
    Big Sean dropped some heat. Meek Mill dropped some heat. Kanye West? Eh. He was lukewarm, but at least he's still dropping new material. Still, it wasn't too bad of a week for hip-hop, which helps since the we're probably going to be shaking our fists at whatever goes down at the Grammys. That's not until Feb. 8.
  • Cover of YG & Ty Dolla $ign Allegedly Assaulted Man At Australian Nightclub
    YG and Ty Dolla $ign are facing allegations from a fellow club goer, after the duo apparently invaded the man's space while they're were chilling at a Melbourne club. 
  • Cover of Bobby Shmurda Could Make Bail This Week
    As of yesterday, Bobby Shmurda has pleaded not guilty to all charges laid against him.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Kid Ink & More Make Super Bowl XLIX Predictions
    The Super Bowl is imminent. With the 49th annual Super Bowl going down this Sunday, February 1st, we decided to get word from various hip-hop artists on who they think will take the cake at the championship game. 
  • Cover of Mariah Carey Signs With EPIC Records, Reunites With L.A. Reid
    Mariah Carey did not have the best 2014. Despite releasing a solid late career record, the iconic singer experienced a record low in album sales, with Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse still sitting at just over 100,000 sold.
  • Cover of Lauryn Hill Announces An Acoustic Mini-Tour For February [Update: New Dates Announced]
    Lauryn Hill still seems to have no plans for dropping a new album, but she has recently returned to performing live, which is a pretty good consolation. Her latest shows have just been announced as part of her "Small Axe Acoustic Performance Series," and the six dates will all take place in February 2015.
  • Cover of Juicy J To Co-Executive Produce A$AP Rocky's New Album
    A$AP Rocky's new album roll out is already off to a very strong start, thanks to the singles "Multiply" and "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodeye II." After enlisting Juicy J for some shit-talking on "Multiply" Rocky is going to be taking their relationship, and Juicy J's involvement in his upcoming album, even further.
  • Cover of Suge Knight Allegedly Ran Over A Man With His Car Today [Update: Suge Arrested For Murder]
    It has not been a good year for Suge Knight. In the past twelve months, he's been shot and been arrested on robbery charges, and now he could very well be facing a count of vehicular manslaughter. TMZ reports that Knight ran over a man with his car in L.A. today, possibly killing him.
  • Cover of Drake, Kendrick Lamar & Nicki Minaj Headline UK Wireless Festival
    The annual Wireless Festival in the UK has announced a rap-heavy line-up today, with headliners Drake, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar set to perform during the three-day event.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Cover The Fader
    Earlier today, GQ unveiled a new interview with Chance The Rapper (in which he reveals that Andre 3000, J Cole and Frank Ocean are on his debut album), and now, the precocious Chicagoan pops up in the pages of another prominent magazine: The Fader.
  • Cover of Jagged Edge's Kyle Norman Arressted For Aggravated Assault
    Last fall, Veteran R&B group Jagged Edge began mounting a comeback, sharing a few new tracks while gearing up for an album. Now, they've hit a roadblock, as one of the members, Kyle Norman, has been arrested on charges of aggravated assault.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Says Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 & J. Cole Are On His Debut Album
    Chance The Rapper's gotten himself some pretty famous fans. In a new interview with GQ (check out a pic from the photoshoot above), the Chicago native spoke on his yet-to-be-titled debut album, revealing that Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 and J. Cole all make appearances on it. 
  • Cover of Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel & GS9 Plead Not Guilty To All Charges
    Earlier today, Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and the eleven other GS9 members who were arrested in December all went to the Manhattan Supreme Court for their first hearing since being brought in on 69 different charges. Somewhat surprisingly, each and every one of them plead not guilty. 
  • Cover of #TBT: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA
    GZA will be 50 next year, and while the MC might spend more time working on his chess game than writing rhymes, he certainly paid his dues while releasing tons of classic material.
  • Cover of DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9" Announce "PRhyme: The Tour" Tour Dates [Update: Your Old Droog & Boldy James Added]
    DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9"'s joint endeavor, PRhyme, hit shelves today, and is receiving no lack of positive feedback. If you enjoyed what you heard on the LP, you'll be able to see them perform tracks live as part of their "PRhyme" tour.
  • Cover of 10 Essential OG Maco Tracks
    OG Maco is a really interesting, rising star in the rap scene. His music video "U Guessed It" garnered 21 million plays on YouTube since it was uploaded five months ago, and he has been on everyone's mind ever since.
  • Cover of Full Lil Wayne/Cash Money Lawsuit Surfaces
    If you need some not-so-light reading today, you can have a look at the 21-page lawsuit from Lil Wayne, against Cash Money. After reporting on the suit yesterday, which is for $51 million, all the documents from the lawsuit have now surfaced online.
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