2014 may have been a terrible year for hip-hop in terms of record sales, but don't let the numbers fool you into thinking the year was uneventful. In this case, the numbers most definitely do lie. Aside from numerous relationship gossip, 2014 saw the return of Lil Boosie, the rise of August Alsina, and the (maybe) beginning of the end for Cash Money Records. The following news stories were among the most popular that HNHH had to offer over the past 12 months, sequenced chronologically. Take a trip down memory lane and re-live the top twenty most-viewed new stories of 2014. May 2015 be even more successful.

For more year-end content, peep the hashtag #HOTNEW14. Stay tuned as we roll out the Hottest Songs of 2014, the Hottest Albums, and more. If you missed previous lists, check out the Hottest Viral Videos of the year here, the Hottest Instrumentals, and Breakout Artists of 2014.