May 2014


Arsenio Hall caught a tough break for his newly launched late-night show. According to numerous reports, CBS Television Distribution has canceled The Arsenio Hall Show after just one season. Contrary to early reports that the Tribune Co. owned show would be back for season 2, it appears the program has not picked up a significant amount of new viewers and has been canned. CBS Television Distribution was a partner to distribute the show.

“Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show. We’d also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for the support of the show.”

Read Arsenio’s statement on the cancellation below…



Just days after 50 Cent made news with his erratic pitch, Chance the Rapper took to the mound at Chicago‚Äôs U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. The Windy City-native had the honor of throwing out the first pitch before yesterday’s matchup between the Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres.

What was the end result of Chance’s first pitch? Click below and watch.

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While at HOT97 last week, HotNewHipHop passed by to have a powwow with Miss Info and Laurastylez about the first season of This Is HOT97, Summer jam 2014, and their own hip-hop stories. In the 3 part interview, Info talks a lot about her everyday grind and what she strives to delivery in hip-hop.

Watch the clips below…


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On what would have been his 40th birthday, Complex brings us a couple of unreleased gems from the Big L vaults. Thanks to his friend Jewlz of Danger Zone Filmz, who’s directing an upcoming documentary on the rapper’s life called Street Struck: The Big L Story, we’re treated to never-before-seen footage of L freestyling with Big Pun and Charlie Hustle, as well as a studio session with Ron Browz, both from ’98. Big L, rest in peace.

Watch the unreleased videos below…


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Ab-Soul’s sophomore album, These Days, finally has a release date. The long-awaited LP from the Black Lip Pastor is due out June 24, with the date being announced via a 90-second album teaser-slash-music video for his latest single, “Stigmata.” Short it may be, but the clip is heavy on the religious imagery as we see Black Jesus (played by Ab-Soul himself) carry a crucifix up a hill. It all sets the scene for the album cover, which is revealed at the end of the video.

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Charles Hamilton reemerged from post-XXL Freshmen obscurity this week when a new interview surfaced online, in which he claimed Drake is an alien and professed his undying love for Sonic the Hedgehog. Yeah. Anyway, here’s an ever bigger surprise than a new Charles Hamilton interview: not one, but two new Charles Hamilton albums.

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New York native Black Dave hit the pavement skating in his new flick for “To The Grave.” The skate rat takes us through the streets of Gotham City and even pays a visit to a few tombstones in the mix. Directed by Jackson, the actual song was featured on his previously released Black Bart mixtape.

Watch the video below…



Cam’ron takes his skills to the basketball courts in Reebok’s new commercial, promoting their new Blacktop Retaliate sneaker. The Dipset heads to Manhattan’s popular West 4th courts, showing off his handles and smooth jumper in front of a bunch of spectators, including himself?

The new Reebok Blacktop Retaliate’s hit retailers this Saturday for $125. Watch the commercial below.

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Get ready to dance! Ariana Grande gets the weekend started with the world premiere of her new video, “Problem.” The instant smash, which is the No. 2 song in the country, gets a mod girl-themed visual.

Along with the two leading ladies, the video features a quick cameo from G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean, who makes a quick appearance on the record with his whispers. The smash-hit is the first offering of Grande’s sophomore LP, set to arrive in August. Watch the VEVO premiere below.

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As promised, just 24 hours after teasing fans with the trailer, Common debuts the song “Kingdom.” Featuring Long Beach, California MC Vince Staples, the No I.D.-produced collaboration is the first offering off Com Sense’s new album Nobody Smiling.

Expect the full video directed by Hype Williams to release online soon.

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