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Kendrick Lamar's 2013 Remake of the Hot Boys Hit “I Need A Hot Girl” Goes Viral


Kendrick Lamar is riding high following the April release of his fourth studio album DAMN. While the album is topping the Billboard 200 chart for a third week running, a piece from Lamar's archives is going viral on social media this week. Back in 2013, the rapper filmed his own version of “I Need A Hot Girl,” by the New Orleans rap collective Hot Boys. Scroll on to compare and contrast the original and Lamar’s rendition. 


Dee-1 Cruises in "Mae Back"


NOLA hip-hop artist Dee-1 has been on the cusp of fame for several years. Now, the rapper is finally receiving some national attention for a viral video—about student loans. His one week old single “Sallie May Back” is drawing critical accolades not to mention lots of clicks.


Don't Call It A Comeback: Mr. Ghetto's New Release


Before New Orleans became a factory for reality shows and before Morris Bart went viral, there was Mr. Ghetto. The local bounce artist broke onto the scene with the popular “Wally World” video, released a few more tracks, and found himself in a standoff with the NOPD’s SWAT unit. After an absence, Mr. Ghetto is back with a new video.


Lil' Boosie Tells Rolling Stone He Is Over Louisiana


Louisiana may love Lil’ Boosie, but the rapper who now calls himself Boosie BadAzz has some gripes with the Pelican State. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Boosie dives into his career, police brutality, and why he will never live in Baton Rouge again.


Sexual Evolution

Hip-Hop Outfit Sexparty Chats with NoDef



New Orleans unapologetic celebration of sex is shocking to many outsiders and recent trasplants, and appealing to many more. The appeal of the surprise journey of sexual self-discovery that follows parade season, sweaty tropical heat, and a friend group made entirely of people who couldn’t care less how depraved your sexual tastes are is immeasurable. One local band is trying to capture that libertine culture.


Method Man and Redman Burn Up HOB


Last night, NOLA learned the answer to the question, “How high?” The Smoker’s Tour rolled into the House of Blues Tuesday (11.18) night. 90’s hip hop icons Method Man and Redman headlined the event which also featured B Real of Cypress Hill amongst others. 


Local Rapper Boyfriend Releases X-Mas Collabo (VIDEO)


New Orleans has become a haven for emerging rap and hip-hop artists. Conscious Christian rapper Dee-1 recently signed with RCA, G-Eazy has made waves nationally, and up-and-comer Shah now calls the city home. Enter Boyfriend, a female rapper whose work deals with period sex, Tolkien novels, and even Christmas. The young artist has released a video for each month of the year, as well as a little holiday lagniappe from her latest collaboration.   


2 Cent Drops Annual Christmas Parody


Literacy advocates cum hip-hop virtuosos cum filmmakers, 2 Cent are at it again. At the stroke of midnight, the civic minded artists released their third annual Christmas video. As always, the group spread awareness, holiday joy, and laughs while taking aim at some of music's biggest stars. This year, they skewer the likes of Lady Gaga, Rick Ross... and Weezy. Video after the jump.


Who is Mr. Ghetto?

NoDef Talks to the Man Behind the 'Walmart' Video



A moment of fussing wih the tape recorder provided just enough time for Mr. Ghetto's phone to ring, again.

 

"Wally wally wally wally wally wally wally wally. "


Battle Royalty: Producer Sues Lil Wayne's Label for $20 Million


Lil Wayne may have the golden grill and the facility with language, but his hits also have the habit of containing that catchy beat. You know, so the kids will like it. One of the people responsible for turning the knobs and lining up the drum tracks is claiming producing a track is worth a lot of money - that Weezy record labels Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records have yet to pay up. NOLA-based producer Deezle says he's owed $20 million for work on 2008's "Lollipop," "Mrs Officer" and other tracks from Tha Carter III.


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