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  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (October 24)
    This week on hip-hop: Labels, labels, labels. Either because the record heads can't get it together or the artists don't want to play the game, the past couple of days saw two rappers at odds with their respective labels. Chief Keef is on the verge of getting dropped from Interscope.
  • Cover of Usher Covers Billboard Magazine
    Usher is the face of the latest issue of Billboard magazine, and with that comes an interview. During the interview Usher discusses his love life, which now includes Grace Miguel, a woman eight years his senior who also manages his career. He also talks about his delayed album.
  • Cover of Drake Celebrates His Birthday By Shmoney Dancing At Dave & Busters In NYC
    Drake had a big week. Not only did he get into a minor tiff with fellow Young Money signee Tyga, he also celebrated his 28th birthday, which -- like all things -- he did in the most Drake way possible.
  • Cover of Drill Alternatives: The Other Side Of Chicago Rap
    Commercial rap conversation often revolves around the same dozen or so artists, with the spotlight constricting further in regional rap discussions. This is especially true of Chicago.
  • Cover of Stream OG Maco's New EP Entirely Produced By Cardo "Live Life 2"
    OG Maco continues his Live Life series today with the second instalment, Live Life 2, available to stream on Soundcloud. This time the buzzing rapper, who grew popular off his hashtag-worthy song "U Guessed It", recruits Cardo for all the production on the EP.
  • Cover of T.I. Speaks On Next Two Albums, "The Return" & "Love & Liability"
    Along with our premiere of T.I.'s "About The Money" remix (now featuring Lil Wayne and Jeezy), Life + Times had an exclusive interview with the ATLien about his new album, the other projects he has on the way, the new cats coming out of the ATL and more.
  • Cover of Drake's Affiliate OVO Chubbs Disses Tyga On Instagram
    Tyga took us by surprise with his brutally honest interview about his Young Money camp.
  • Cover of Behind The Beat: Rising Producer Sango
    The hip-hop production game has never been more diverse, and HNHH wants to introduce you to the newcomers who will surely be a part of hip-hop's future sound-template. 
  • Cover of Stream/Download Run The Jewels New Album "Run The Jewels 2"
    Run The Jewels, which consists of Killer Mike and El-P, were originally supposed to release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on October 27th via Mass Appeal Records, but had a little change in plans.
  • Cover of Tink Reportedly Signs With Timbaland's Mosley Music Group
    We've known for months that Timbaland's been working closely with Chicago MC Tink, as they were seen together in the studio earlier this year, and then more recently, he shared a preview of  song he's working on with her and Andre 3000.
  • Cover of Stream Chris Webby's Debut Album "Chemically Imbalanced"
    Chris Webby is gearing up to drop his debut album, Chemically Imbalanced, via his self-started imprint Homegrown Music and eOne. The Connecticut-raised rapper is releasing the new album on October 28th, but before then, Billboard has unleashed a full stream of the project.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: GoldLink
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine.
  • Cover of Dom Kennedy Says New Album Is Coming Soon
    Dom Kennedy has taken a back seat when it comes to music, after releasing Get Home Safely just over a year ago. He's been keeping himself busy by touring in support of the album, but still, fans are fiending for some new music from the chilled out L.A. rapper.
  • Cover of King Los Announces New Deal With RCA, Debut Album Executive Produced By Diddy
    Earlier today we premiered a new record from former Bad Boy rapper King Los, "Only One Of Me." Along with the new single, Los had some big news to share; he inked a deal with RCA for himself and the After Platinum imprint. 
  • Cover of Tyga Says He Doesn't "Get Along With" Drake & Nicki Minaj, Is "Trying To Go Independent" [Update: Drake Responds]
    Since Tyga went on a tweeting spree about his dissatisfaction with Young Money a few weeks ago, we haven't heard any updates about his label (or for that matter, album) status, but a new interview with VIBE may offer some clues.
  • Cover of #TBT: Deep Cuts From Kanye West's School Days
    Kanye West cut his teeth producing records for the likes of Jay Z, but has since left his mark as one of the greatest rappers of the past 15 years. His influence on rap music and culture top notch, only to be met by the top dogs in the game.
  • Cover of Beyonce & Jay Z Reportedly Renew Wedding Vows
    Remember that rumor over the Summer that Jay Z & Beyonce were heading for divorce? Well just as we thought, it turns out not be true as the Carter’s are indeed "drunk in love". According to People Magazine, music’s most powerful couple have recently renewed their wedding vows while overseas.
  • Cover of Let's Make A Movie: 10 Urban Films That Were Books First
    Authors like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Terry McMillan have proven that black lit can make for great film.
  • Cover of Ticket Giveaway: Chris Webby's "Chemically Imbalanced" NYC Show At S.O.B.'s
    Chris Webby seems to be a pretty well-liked character on the site, often receiving a user rating of VERY HOTTTTT. So for those fans of the Chemically Imbalanced rapper, we've got a ticket giveaway for his album release party/NYC tour stop on his "Chemically Imbalanced" tour.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For The Game's "Year Of The Wolf"
    Looks like The Game and Blood Money's Year of The Wolf album fared slightly better in the commercial arena than was originally predicted. Last week, it was projected to sell between 27,000-30,000 copies, and it's slightly exceeded that, moving "close to" 33,000 units to date.
  • Cover of DJ Premier To Produce Album With Loaded Lux
    DJ Premier has his hands full nowadays. On top of producing an entire collaborative project with Royce Da 5'9'', the legendary producer has also agreed to handle the boardwork on upcoming album from battle rapper Loaded Lux.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar's "i" To Serve As The Theme Song For 2014-2015 NBA Season
    Kendrick Lamar released one of the most anticipated records of the year a few weeks back when the powerful “i” impacted our headsets out of nowhere.
  • Cover of Jared Evan & Statik Selektah Announce New Album "Still Blue" [Update: Artwork And Tracklist Revealed]
    After having great success on their 2013 project Boom Bap & Blues, NYC artist Jared Evan and super-producer Statik Selektah have decided to join forces once again and release another new project together titled Still Blue.
  • Cover of T.I. On Snoop Dogg's Apology To Iggy Azalea: “I Didn’t Make Snoop Do Anything”
    T.I. is becoming known as much for diffusing tense situations as he is for his musical output. Tip has done everything from talk down a jumper, to making peace between Rick Ross and Jeezy over the last couple of years, but his most recent crusade was on behalf of his friend and frequent collaborator, Iggy Azalea.
  • Cover of Mac Miller Reportedly Signs $10 Million Deal With Warner Bros
    Mac Miller proved that a rapper can be successful as a completely independent artist, paving the way for artists like Macklemore who found similar benefits doing things on their own. This makes news that Mac has signed with Warner Bros. an even bigger deal, making this his first ever pairing with a major label.
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