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  • 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 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 Kid Ink, Jeremih & DeJ Loaf To Headline The 2015 Scream Tour
    Popular hip-hop/R&B franchise the Scream Tour is returning this spring with the "Scream Nation: The Reintroduction Tour," a 24-city romp that will feature Jeremih, Kid Ink and DeJ Loaf as its headliners. Check out the dates below. 
  • Cover of A$AP Rocky To Make Acting Debut In "Dope," Produced By Pharrell & Diddy [Update: Sony Buys Film For $7 Million]
    A$AP Rocky already has one foot apiece in the worlds of fashion and music, and now he's branching out even further. His next venture is acting, as he has a supporting role in "Dope," an indie film produced in part by Pharrell and Diddy that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. 
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Talks Playing A Gay Character In "James White", Cut Kissing Scenes
    While Cudi has seemingly been keeping a low profile from a public standpoint, it turns out he's been working hard on both acting and music in over the last year.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 17- January 23
    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 Lupe Fiasco's Message To Kid Cudi: "Talk To Me, Before I Fuck You Up”
    A couple weeks back, Lupe Fiasco and Kid Cudi had a bit of a back-and-forth on Twitter, following Lupe's support of Kendrick Lamar's views on Ferguson.
  • Cover of Photos & Recap From Kid Ink's "Full Speed" Listening Session
    Last night, industry heavy-hitters, tastemakers and writers packed into a room in NYC's Jungle City Studios to get a sneak peek at Kid Ink's upcoming album Full Speed, due out February 3rd via RCA. Shaheem Reid hosted, and star producer Vinylz made a surprise appearance.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Hits Studio With Emile Haynie, Updates Fans On "Man On The Moon 3"
    It appears as though Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon 3 album could finally be getting underway. In 2013, the rapper said he'd be dropping an EP to prelude MOTM 3. That EP turned into the heavily-criticized Satellite Flight album.
  • Cover of Kid Cudi Is The New Face Of Coach
    Kid Cudi has never been afraid to be himself and try different business ventures outside of the music industry.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Reveals "No One Is SaFe" Tracklist & Cover Art
    Trinidad James announced a follow-up album to Don't Be S.A.F.E. a few weeks back, No One Is SaFe which the unsigned rapper is planning to drop for free today. 
  • Cover of August Alsina Gets Into Fight Backstage At Anti-Violence Concert [Update: More Details On Brawl]
    We've seen August Alsina lash out when he thinks necessary in the past, and this past weekend while performing in St. Louis, August got into a bit of a scuffle backstage with the show promoters. 
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: January 10-January 16
    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 Filming For Kid Cudi's New Movie With Zoe Kravitz Is Complete
    Kid Cudi has proved his acting chops over the years, performing bit roles in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, How To Make It In America and more.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (January 16)
     Nothing too new is going on in the game this past week. In other words, hip-hop is just going right now.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: January 15
    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 Was Drake Shooting A Music Video In Toronto Last Weekend?
    Leave it to KanyeToThe to unearth yet another nugget of information about one of the planets biggest rappers. For their latest trick, some of the forum's members unearthed evidence of a Drake video shoot in Toronto that took place last weekend, and now we're left to speculate where the footage will end up.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: January 5-13
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of whats new and notable at the top of our charts.
  • Cover of Kid Ink Announces New Album "Full Speed" With Cover Art & Release Date [Update: Tracklist Released]
    Now that Kid Ink's new single featuring Tinashe and Usher, "Body Language," is officially off the ground and taking over the airwaves, the rapper is ready to announce a release date, title and cover art for his upcoming sophomore effort.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Announces "No One Is SaFe" Album, Featuring Big K.R.I.T. & More
    After two years of languishing in major label world, Trinidad James has regained his independence and hit the ground running. Just a week into 2015, we've already gotten one EP from him (The WAKE Up) and now we know we'll have an additional full-length project in less than two weeks.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Reflects On "good kid, m.A.A.d city"
    In the new issue of XXL, we get to hear directly from Kendrick Lamar-- instead of going the typical and sometimes boring interview route, Kendrick Lamar writes about himself in the first person.
  • Cover of Rich Homie Quan Has Drake On His Album, Will Appear On Lil Wayne's "Grindin" Remix
    Rich Homie Quan's biggest gig yet may be his work with Young Thug on the latest Rich Gang mixtape, but he's got big plans for his first solo album due out in 2015. Closely working with Birdman and the rest of the Cash Money team, Quan has already done songs with some of the label's biggest names.
  • Cover of Audio Of Ray J's 911 Dial Over Girlfriend's Suicide Threat Surfaces
    A few weeks back, reports came in that Ray J and reality star girlfriend Princess had ended things, but that 911 was called in the process when Princess had hinted at attempting suicide to her boyfriend. Luckily, no one was harmed, and the two are now back together and seemingly in a good place.
  • Cover of Big Sean's "IDFWU" Originally Intended For Justin Bieber
    It appears that Big Sean’s infectious club banger, "IDFWU", was originally intended for the hands of another pop artist. According to one the song’s producers, Mike Free, the hyped anthem was actually created with Justin Bieber's vocals in mind. Free told XXL Magazine recently,
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