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  • Cover of Childish Gambino To Voice Spider-Man In New Animated Series
    Even though his longtime run with NBC’s "Community" show has come to end, that isn't stopping Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, from hitting the small screen this season.
  • Cover of Shooting The Shit With Sir Michael Rocks
    Sir Michael Rocks is not new when it comes to this rapping thing. He's been doing it for almost ten years now, yet he can still be considered a young'n at the current age of 26 (and in fact, he's often grouped in with the young'ns, something we discuss during our interview).
  • Cover of G-Unit Releases A Surprise New EP, "The Beauty Of Independence"
  • Cover of Get Your Music Video On HotNewHipHop With HeatSeekers Video Edition [Update: August 23]
    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 Era, with his song "Swear To Gawd" To view other past winners click HERE.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" Video Sets VEVO Record For Most Views In A Day
    The artwork for Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" single certainly turned some heads, but it seems the video for the track made an even larger impression. The official clip for Minaj's "Baby Got Back" inspired romp hit the net Tuesday night, and accumulated 19.6 million views over the following 24 hours.
  • Cover of Who's That Girl?: Sacha Chang (Interview & Gallery)
    Name: Sacha Chang Age: 25   Hometown: LA   Relationship Status: Single   Are you familiar with Hot New Hip Hop?: Of course! Check you out everyday to get the latest. Sacha, let's get right to it, you have an accent, where are you from?
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Questions Lupe Fiasco's "Personalized Verse" On Twitter, Lupe Responds
    The other day Lupe Fiasco took to Twitter to declare a new initiative for his fans. Lupe announced he'd be offering up a personalized one verse song for fans for the price of $500. He made it clear this is not for a feature or collaboration, but for the fan's own personal enjoyment.  
  • Cover of On The Come Up: YS
    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 Nicki Minaj's Best "Anaconda" GIFs
    The hype around Nicki Minaj's ass-tastic "Anaconda" cover art was pretty substantial, but when clips from the video arrived, it was clear the Young Money rapper was taking things to the next level.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Sued After His Dog Attacks Pizza Delivery Man
    According to TMZ, Kid Ink's legal problems may have just taken a turn for the worse. According the gossip reports, Ink is now being sued by a pizza delivery man named Garnik Nazarian after the man was attacked by Ink's dog at the rapper's Granada Hills home.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Reportedly Arrested In Las Vegas
    Las Vegas isn't exactly the most "peaceful" city in the States, especially in the early hours of the morning. Regardless, Kid Ink was reportedly arrested for disturbing said peace today.
  • Cover of The Baddest B-Sides
    The term B-sides comes from the vinyl record days, when artists would release a single, then put a little extra something on the reverse side for the fans.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: August 14
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of David Banner Speaks On The Psychology Of Violence Against Black Youth
    If you follow David Banner beyond his explicit hit singles about intercourse, you'll know that the Mississippi rapper-producer actually has quite the track-record when it comes to the topic of race relations.
  • Cover of Soulja Boy & Gillie Da Kid Threaten To Slap One Another On Twitter [Update: Soulja Boy Sends More Shots]
    The other day, Gillie Da Kid posted an image to his Instagram, calling out rappers who wear fake diamonds. While the post seemed to be a fairly general casting of shade, the final hashtag in the rapper's caption pointed to one person in particular, where Gillie wrote, "N I Got 1 N I'm Lookin 4 U Niggaz!!!!
  • Cover of Meet Wara From the NBHD: Not Your Average ATLien
    Atlanta. Just a mention of the city in hip-hop circles conjures up thoughts of trap (and maybe crunk and So So Def-style bass music if you're a bit older), a sound that's been dominating the region since T.I. first hit the scene over a decade ago.
  • Cover of Gillie Da Kid Demands Apology From Soulja Boy
    The ongoing beef between Gillie Da Kid and Soulja Boy reached a boiling point yesterday afternoon when the former took to YouTube, demanding an apology from the "Crank Dat" rapper.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: Bukkweat Bill
    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 Nicki Minaj Previews "Anaconda" Video
    Nicki Minaj has taken to Instagram to preview her bootylicious new "Anaconda" video. Depicting Minaj and several models in a jungle setting, the Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampling single features the women decked in out in black bandeaus and high-waisted bottoms.
  • Cover of Review: Sir Michael Rocks "BANCO"
    As a member of the Cool Kids, Sir Michael Rocks helped pioneer the current “cool kid” rap and fashion swag, since borrowed by a number of your favorite artists. They were the next big thing, even featured in a nationally aired Rhapsody commercial, with future star Sara Bareilles.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Says He's Been Dropped From Def Jam
    Well that ride didn’t last too long. After signing with Def Jam back in 2012 following the success of “All Gold Everything”, Trinidad James is no longer member of the family.
  • 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.
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