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  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar To Debut "m.A.A.d" Short Film Next Month
    Though hip-hop artists are currently prone to using the phrase "it's gonna be a movie" when talking about their next project, Kendrick Lamar's semi-autobiographical good kid, m.A.A.d city was one of the few to actually fit that description, detailing a day in the life of a South Central teen.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa Reveals "Stayin' Out All Night" Music Video Will Be Interactive & Features Tia Carrere
    It's been almost a week since Wiz Khalifa kicked off his annual summer tour run, "Under The Influence", bringing along Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan, Sage The Gemini, Iamsu!, Ty Dolla $ign and more.
  • Cover of Stream Sir Michael Rocks' New Album "BANCO"
    Sir Michael Rocks brought his new sounds to the fans at Midnight last night with his new album BANCO. After posting a leak yesterday with Chuck Inglish and Too Short, "Ain't Nothing Like", you can now stream the album in full before deciding to make the iTunes purchase.
  • Cover of Kid Vishis Talks New Album, Royce Da 5'9'', Writing Process
    It's easy to draw comparisons between Detroit's up-and-coming emcee Kid Vishis and his older brother Royce Da 5'9''; both emcees did grow up in the same home, with the same parents, in the same house after all. But don't let their similar backgrounds get you to thinking they're the same.
  • Cover of Cassidy Says Jay Z Set Up His Infamous Battle With Freeway
    Cassidy cut his teeth as a battle rapper, and the punchline-driven style has always had a heavy presence in his recorded material. In a new interview with VladTV, the Philly emcee criticized the current rappers for not being lyric-driven, and accredited the popularization of battle rap with fans seeking out bars.
  • Cover of Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: July 26]
    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 winner is Nyles Davis, with his song "Rise & Grind". To view other past winners click HERE.
  • Cover of Nas Offers Kendrick Lamar Advice On Following Up A Classic Album
    Few rappers are as well-equipped to talk about classic albums than Nasir Jones. With almost twenty years of experience in the game and at least four generally-regarded "classic" albums, the Queensbridge emcee is just about the best mentor an up-and-comer could ask for.
  • Cover of Stream Majid Jordan's New EP "A Place Like This"
    After hearing two leaks off the EP, the title track and more recently "U", Majid Jordan decided to release their new EP a few days early. The project hit iTunes on July 17th, and today we're able to stream the EP in full thanks to Spotify.
  • Cover of Pharrell To Curate NBA 2K15 Soundtrack
    Pharrell season doesn't seem to be stopping ending soon.
  • Cover of BTS Photos: French Montana Recruits Khloe Kardashian To Appear In New Music Video
    French Montana is in full promo mode for Mac & Cheese 4, after hitting us with a preview of an upcoming collaboration with Kanye West  today he's dropped off some flicks from a recent video shoot involving his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian. 
  • Cover of 50 Cent Takes More Shots At Diddy In Instagram Video
    50 Cent has taken a few opportunities to send shade Diddy's way over the last year, most recently calling him a "sucker" in a GQ interview. The rapper is not through with Puff, it seems, as a new Instagram video uploaded to his account finds him mocking his brand of Vodka, Ciroc, before addressing Diddy directly.
  • Cover of Who's That Girl?: The Brooks Twins (Interview & Gallery)
    Although social media stats do not define who we are, people including urban models Simfany and Shelly Brooks have been able to move forward in their line of work through social media apps such as Instagram (@therealbrookstwins).
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Talks "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Being Called A Classic, Follow Up Album
    Expectations are high for Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city. The rapper's 2012 effort (which you can't call his debut album or his sophomore album without pissing someone off) was greeted with almost unanimous praise within days of its release, which makes the pressure pretty high for the n
  • Cover of Who's That Girl: Suzette James (Interview & Gallery)
    Video model Suzette James started a career rooted in hip hop when she appeared in her first feature “All Of My Life” by Kool G Rap at the tender age of 12 years old.
  • Cover of Atmosphere Announces U.S. "North Of Hell" Tour Dates
    After a successful Canadian run of "North of Hell" tour dates, Atmosphere are ready to take things to the United States for the American leg of the "North of Hell" tour. They'll be promoting their new album, Southsiders, while on the road.
  • Cover of Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After Car Accident, Rappers Send Prayers
    Tracy Morgan is reportedly in critical condition following a six car pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday. The actor and comedian was on board a limousine bus just hours after doing a stand-up gig in Delaware when the accident occurred.
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Video Shoot For T.I.'s New Single "No Mediocre" With Iggy Azalea
    T.I. has some ambitious plans for his upcoming LP, Paperwork. The Atlanta rapper recently revealed that the album would be split into three parts, with the first dropping this summer.
  • Cover of BTS Photos: Video Shoot For DJ Khaled's "They Don't Love You No More" With Meek Mill, French Montana & Rick Ross
    DJ Khaled is hoping to take over yet another summer with his new single "They Don't Love You No More," which he enlisted Jay Z, Meek Mill, French Montana and Rick Ross to appear on.
  • Cover of 50 Cent Calls Diddy A "Sucker"
    50 Cent, always the outspoken rapper, shared his thoughts on Diddy in a recent interview with GQ, which he managed to sum up neatly into one very short sentence.
  • Cover of Memorial Day Weekend Recap: Nicki Minaj, Game, Big Sean & More Hit Up Las Vegas
    The long weekend festivities haven't ended just yet, with many people, rappers included, planning to barbecue and relax for their extra day off.
  • Cover of Fabolous Involved In Car Accident This Morning In New York
    Fabolous had a bad start to his day this morning, revealing on Instagram that he was involved in car accident in Queens, New York. The rapper luckily walked away unharmed, something which he stated he was grateful for, although he was obviously shook up.
  • Cover of Courtside Collection: Hip Hop Artists At Basketball Games
    When hip hop 'It' couple Jay Z and Beyonce recently showed up courtside at the Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat game amidst major controversies. the buzz of the pairs appearance was carried around swiftly.
  • Cover of Jay Z & Beyonce Sit Courtside At Nets Vs. Heat Game Monday Night
     Beyoncé and Jay Z are taking on the headlines with a smile.
  • Cover of Diddy Reveals Cause Of His Father's Death During Howard University Commencement Speech
    Diddy handled Howard University's commencement speech this past weekend, during which he shed some light on his youth as well as his time at the university.
  • Cover of Bizzy Crook Talks His Musical Origins, Eminem's Influence And Overcoming Depression
    Miami, Florida emcee Bizzy Crook is currently accompanying Kid Ink and King Los on the "My Own Lane Tour," and our very own Damon Campbell recently caught up with him for an exclusive interview at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during which they discussed his origins, Eminem's influence, his batt
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