HNHH was on hand at this year's Rock The Bells L.A. stop.
Rock The Bells hit Los Angeles over the weekend to kick off the festival, and HotNewHipHop was in attendance. The L.A. line-up included Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky and his Mob, J. Cole, the Black Hippy crew and many, many more. For a small taste of what the event was like, peep the photos in the gallery above. Will you be attending Rock The Bells in San Francisco, New York or Washingotn, D.C.?
Rihanna has had some spare time on her hands lately since coming off tour, and has been taking in some Lakers games at the Staples Center. Last week she watched the Lake Show take on the Golden State Warriors, and spent some of the time chatting up a young fan sitting beside her.
One young lucky Lakers fan had a great night on Friday. Not only did he get courtside seats to watch the Lakers take on one of the league's most exciting teams, the Golden State Warriors, but he was fortunate enough to sit beside Rihanna.
Sean Kingston returned to the music scene a few weeks ago with the high-profile single "Beat It" featuring Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa, and now visuals for the track have been filmed. Intended as a summer single, the video (directed by Colin Tilley) was shot on the beach in Malibu, and a Lamborghini can be seen in the photos.
Jay-Z & Beyonce celebrated their 5-year anniversary (which lands on April 4th) by taking a trip to Havana, Cuba, this past week.The couple celebrated their anniversary in Cuba as tourists (although that's not techinically legal for U.S.
Cassie used to model and act before she got into singing, but today we find her returning to her modeling roots for the latest issue of Esquire Magazine. Cassie shot a bunch of photos with Esquire for their June/July issue, check them out in the gallery above. She also told a few "funny jokes" for Esquire which you can watch here.
Rihanna has revealed behind-the-scenes photos of the upcoming video for her "Pour It Up" single via Instagram, which will apparently drop next week. The Barbadian songstress can be seen smoking a blunt while rocking a blonde wig, purple eyebrows and and a fishnet dress.
French Montana recently revealed that the reason upcoming album, Excuse My French, was pushed back was due to a last-minute single switch up. French pushed for the bizzare dancehall-fusion track, "Freaks", with Nicki Minaj as the second official single for the album. While French insisted the track was destined to top the charts, reactions have been mixed.
French Montana celebrated his album release for Excuse My French at King of Diamonds on May 24th, the mecca of all strip clubs. The following night the partying continued when Young Jeezy hit up KOD with his crew. Peep photos of both nights from NLPG Images. Thanks to Echo Hattix & Moses Hill!
Hitting up the nightlife in Atlanta, HNHH sponsored the latest Migos event hosted by DJ Holiday. Check out some of the pics above and footage from the event brought to you by HNHH YouTube.
Beyonce is scheduled for another big performance this weekend, following her lip-synching scandal at President Obama's inauguration last week.
Check out some pics from Greystone Manor's Hennessy Halloween party. We found Jermaine Dupri floating in space, "King" Christina Millian, Neyo as an R&B crooner, Drumma Boy dressed as a Super Producer, and Hit boy and Joie Chavis too. Chris Brown and Karrueche were present (but sat at separate tables) and did not pose for the camera, but all had a great night.
Photos: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian & North West Spotted Out Together For First Time Since Baby's Birth | 125 Views
Kim Kardashian has secluded herself from the rest of the world since the birth of her baby with Kanye West, North West. Kim, who is usually very active and friendly in the media (unlike her boo thing) hasn't been spotted out since June.
As reported by MissInfo, Kanye West took a minute to celebrate his birthday with friends before a performance at the Governors Ball in New York City last night. Those in attendance at the private birthday dinner at Miss Lilly’s included Nas, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Jonathan Cheban, Scott Disick, David Blaine, actor and comedian Aziz Ansari and Kanye’s former A&R Plain Pat.
Lil Wayne is a huge football fan. He's known to be a rampant supporter of the Green Bay Packers, even recording a tribute song for them a couple years back.
Michael Jordan hates to lose, perhaps more so than any athlete you've ever heard of. Jordan's insane competitive streak has been well-documented, and one tale has it from a UNC teammate that Mike was over at his house for dinner and was playing a game of bridge with the teammate's grandmother. Dinner started late because MJ refused to stop until he beat granny.
Ace Hood has linked up with Lil Wayne and friends to shoot a visual for his single featuring Weezy, "We Outchea." Ivan Berrios comes through with photos from the set, peep them in the gallery above. Ace Hood's album, Trials & Tribulations, is set to drop on July 16th.
Jay-Z has once again been caught in the studio, which hopefully means he's working on new material for his 12th studio album, although no word has confirmed this yet. Three days ago a photo surfaced of the rapper accompanied by Timbaland and Mike WiLL Made It.
Check out some photos from Meek Mill's album listening party took place the other night at the legendary Electric Lady Studio in Greenwich Village. The event was hosted by Hot 97’s Angie Martinez and D’USSE Cognac, and special guests Jay-Z, Will Smith, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Wale and more were in attendance.
Team Hennessy owned a "Very Special" JL nights birthday celebration with Common, LA Dodger's Matt Kemp, Marcedes Lewis of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and NBA player Kenyon Martin the other night. Check out some photos from the event above.
Jay-Z's highly anticipated album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, was supposed to drop at midnight for Samsung users, although a fair share of technical glitches delayed the album's release through the app, which left many users extremely frustrated. Nonetheless, the album's out there now, and last night in celebration of Magna Carta, Samsung and Hov held an album release party.
Despite the fact that Beyonce is currently in the midst of a world tour, she managed to find time to relax with her family at a Miami resort. Along with Blue Ivy, she was joined by her mother Tina, her sister Solange and her nephew Julez. As a means of dissuading the paparazzi, she's shared her own set of photos, revealing Blue Ivy’s face for the first time since she was a newborn.
Hip-hop and fashion have always been linked in some shape or form. Currently, some of the biggest names in the rap industry, as well as some of the up and comers, are considered style icons and extremely influential.
Big Sean's new album Hall Of Fame officially dropped today, but Sean Don's been celebrating it. Last week in Ohio at Villa Big Sean held a block party in celebration of the album, and HotNewHipHop was on hand at the event. We also helped out a few lucky Big Sean fans by hooking them up with the VIP treatment, which included cutting the line and taking a photo with the rapper.
HotNewHipHop was on hand for Sabi's recent video shoot for the song "Cali Love" with Tyga, which is an ode to West Coast classics.
BTS Photos: Video Shoot For Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything (Remix)" With T.I., Young Jeezy & 2 Chainz | 70 Views
Shortly after inking a major label deal, Trinidad James dropped the official remix to his break-out single "All Gold Everything," nabbing some ATL spitters for the features. A video for the remix was appropriately shot in Atlanta with Trinidad, T.I., Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz and we have some photos from the set.Check them out below.
When Gucci Mane isn't attending Career Day at local Atlanta middle schools, he finds the time to shoot videos for his big singles, such as "Nothing On You" featuring Wiz Khalifa.Gucci's close friend Waka Flocka showed up to the shoot as well, check out photos from the set below.[via]
BTS Photos: Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Usher, Ludacris, & Nelly At So So Def 20th Anniversary Show | 44 Views
Last night, Jermaine Dupri organized an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his label So So def. Many artists from the label performed, including Bow Wow, Da Brat, Anthony Hamilton, Dondria, Jagged Edge, Xscape, and more.
Frank Ocean has been busy lately, as he was in the studio recently, and we all know how that ended up. He also has been constructive and working on the visuals for one of the stand out tracks from his stellar studio debut channel ORANGE. Check out some pics of Ocean rocking a yellow suit and a powder blue tuxedo shirt on the set of the video for “Forrest Gump”.
The seventh annual BET Hip Hop Awards delivered an evening filled with hip hop's biggest stars and performances. One of those happened to be Busta Rhymes' custom "Hip Hop General" look and French Montana's "Hip Hop Royalty" ensemble. Montana's outfit was for his surprise performance with rapper Future and Diddy, while Rhymes' outfit was a salute to the late music executive Chris Lighty.