A HotNewHipHop Thanksgiving: 10 Things We're Thankful For
Thanksgiving is here, and while we gather with our families to reflect on what we are thankful for this year, we here at HotNewHipHop can’t help but reminisce on the year thus far with gratitude. We’ve been spoiled with albums and mixtapes, as well as a healthy amount of "comebacks." As analysts of the genre, we’ve been overwhelmed with remarkable material from artists upcoming and legendary alike. As fans, our excitement has us feeling young again.
Drake & Nicki Minaj Are Nominated For TIME Person Of The Year
TIME magazine is preparing for their annual Person of the Year cover, and to help with their decision (which will ultimately lie with the TIME editorial team), they've opened up a poll for users to vote.
How Meek Mill Can Bounce Back From His Summer Slump
At the end of June, things were looking better for Meek Mill than they had in a while. Having just been released from prison six months prior, he was dating the hottest and most talented female rapper in the game, and saw the long-delayed Dreams Worth More Than Money receive rave reviews and the number one spot on the Billboard 100.
Photos: Nicki Minaj, Eve, & Common In "Barbershop: The Next Cut"
"Barbershop: The Next Cut," the first "Barbershop" film in 12 years, will be released on April 15, 2016. "Barbershop" is a classic film in its own right, "Barbershop 2" managed not to submarine the franchise, and now "Barbershop: TNC" is on the way, with Nicki Minaj, Eve, and Common joining Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer in the cast.
The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj Among The Big Winners At The 2015 AMAs
Tonight, most of the world's biggest pop stars, minus Adele and Taylor Swift, gathered in L.A. for the 2015 American Music Awards. The Weeknd and Nicki Minaj were among the night's big winners, taking home two awards each. The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness won Favorite Soul/R&B Album, and the year's best hip-hop album was awarded to Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint, which beat out J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive and Drake's If You're Reading This Its Too Late.
Safaree Samuels To Reportedly Sue Nicki Minaj
Just when you think the drama between former flames Safaree Samuels and Nicki Minaj has died down, it starts back up again.
Hip-Hop Halloween: The Best Artist Costumes 2015
Rappers already get pretty creative with the way they dress themselves, but Halloween is the time to take things up a notch. Thanks to Instagram, we got to see a lot of the crazy outfits some of our favorite artists put together. There were a couple of standouts (The Game as Jidenna, ScHoolboy Q as a giant blunt), but overall everyone did pretty well this year. Still, that guy who dressed up as the Gucci Flip Flop might have the best costume of the year.
Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Are Buying A House Together
After seeing a ring, we thought marriage. When Nicki called Meek her "baby father," we (naturally) thought she was pregnant. Well, there won't be any prenups or baby bumps, but the couple is set on buying a house together. And a very big one at that.
Powerhouse NYC 2015 Recap
Two nights after hosting TIDAL X 1020, Barclays Center played host to Powerhouse NYC, the annual showcase concert put on by NYC radio station Power 105.1. The billing promised Jidenna, Omarion, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Fetty Wap, Big Sean, Future, Kendrick Lamar. But the true measure of such a showcase event is the surprise guests. All those who attended Powerhouse knew this, and they quivered with anticipation as they began to file into the spacious Brooklyn arena.
Live Stream The TIDAL Concert With Jay Z, Beyonce, Lil Wayne & More
TIDAL is celebrating their 1 million subscribers by putting on a concert with a host of a big names at the Barclays Center in NYC. Their big "10/20" concert goes down this evening, and there will be a live stream documenting all the fun.
Here Are The Nominations For the 43rd Annual American Music Awards
The nominations have been announced for the 43rd annual American Music Awards. Taylor Swift led all artists with 6 nominations. The hip hop/R&B noms were predictably scarce/pop-oriented: The Weeknd scored five nominations and Nicki Minaj earned three. Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, and Drake each earned two. The AMAs are going down on November 22nd with Jennifer Lopez set to host. Performers have yet to be announced. Check out the complete list of nominations below. Artist of the Year
The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj Perform "The Hills" Remix On Saturday Night Live
The Weeknd surprised fans with two huge remixes of his number one smash, "The Hills," last night, but he could only bring out one of the two A-listers out on SNL last night. He made the right choice, asking Nicki Minaj to come through to spit her new verse on the song.
The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj To Release "The Hills" Remix Tonight
The Weeknd has gotten Nicki Minaj on "The Hills" remix. His recent chart-topping album, Beauty Behind the Madness, didn't include any rapping features, but a Nicki Minaj verse on top of one of the album's biggest hits will definitely suffice. Nicki Minaj shared a picture of her and The Weeknd, and if you were able to peel your eyes away from her chest area, you would've seen that she wrote that her remix to "The Hills" will be available on iTunes tonight at midnight.
10 Times Nicki Minaj Shut Down Interviewers
As the most popular female rapper since... basically ever, Nicki Minaj faces more than her fair share of hurdles in the media. More often than not, she's portrayed as a "bitchy" or "bossy" individual who's liable to fly off the handle at any moment, and that's not even mentioning the unfair tightrope she's forced to walk between fans of her considerable lyrical talents and her more pop music-oriented supporters.
Azealia Banks Tears Into Nicki Minaj's NY Times Magazine Comments
The claws come out once again. Azealia Banks recently took aim at Nicki Minaj, calling her music basic, and a month later she's slandering Nicki once more, this time in regards to comments she made during her New York Times Magazine cover story.
Nicki Minaj Speaks On Drake/Meek Mill Beef For New York Times Magazine
Nicki Minaj took the wig back real quick for her latest cover, on New York Times Magazine. The colorful cover finds Nicki Minaj staring directly at us, with a white-blonde wig, and a royal blue latex top, contrasted by the bright yellow background.
Drake Takes Shots At Meek Mill On "Truffle Butter" At Austin City Limits
Those lucky enough to be at Austin City Limits last night (Oct. 3) got to see Drake bring out Future to perform tracks off their recent joint album, What a Time to Be Alive, live for the first time.
Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & More To Perform At TIDAL Concert
Yesterday, a rare event occurred. Jay Z tweeted, albeit it was just about promoting his subscription streaming service, TIDAL. Hov announced that TIDAL had reached the 1 million mark in users, and there would be an event on 10/20 in Brooklyn to celebrate.
Nicki Minaj Will Produce & Appear In An ABC Comedy Based On Her Life
As Nicki Minaj told us way back on "Up In Flames," "Bitches ain't got punchlines or flow / I have both and an empire also." From Beats Pills, to perfume, to Myx Moscato, Nicki has been expanding her brand over the last few years, and her presence on the Forbes list has reflected as much.
Photos: Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj For GQ Magazine
Yesterday a black and white teaser video surfaced for GQ's photoshoot with Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj, their first magazine spread as a couple. Today Meek Mill has started to share photographs from the shoot on his Instagram, all of which were shot by famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth. Unwerth captures Omeeka during a night out on the town-- which includes riding in a limo and finger lickin' while counting fresh stacks of cash.