Monday night at the Best Buy theater in NYC, 9 of the 12 XXL Freshmen took the stage for a very special performance. HotNewHipHop was at the high-energy show, and we've got a full gallery of photos to prove it.Apart from memorable performances from up-and-coming rappers like Kevin Gates, Lil Bibby, and Rich Homie Quan, plenty of surprise guests also graced the stage.
Kid Ink made an appearance...
For no particular reason other than the fact that animals are fucking cute, we present to you a photo list of rappers chilling with a variety of animals.
From the most common, dogs, to baby tigers, penguins, dolphins, parrots and cats, rappers show love for all species, and they also show that no one's too cool for some one-on-one animal time.
Take some time on your Saturday to scroll through...
Kid Ink's new "Show Me" single is rapidly climbing both the Billboard and radio charts, and an official visual featuring and directed by Chris Brown will be dropping next week.
Check out the gallery above for an exclusive first look at the making of the video (courtesy of Born Original), and cop the single on iTunes. It'll be included on Ink's major label debut My Own Lane, which is scheduled to...
The Festival Village stage was a special event for HNHH, as we actually served as a sponsor, and had our own tent at the show. So not only did we get to take in all the performances, but also had Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg, and Action Bronson stop by the tent for autographs and interviews.
The first performer of the day started off with some of the most brutal honesty we heard on-stage. "Y'all might not...
Apr 13, 2014
Coachella 2014 is almost coming to a close this year, after a jam packed three days of all different kinds of music. The festival definitely incorporated a fair amount of rap and hip-hop this year, with a headliner like OutKast, and additional performances from the likes of Nas (who brought out Jay Z and Diddy) as well as Pharrell (who brought out Snoop Dogg, Tyler, the Creator and more) and...
Jul 14, 2013
After announcing an official collaboration early last week, Kanye West and A.P.C.'s "A.P.C. Kanye Capsule" collection has been made available online. The minimalist mens line consists of two basic long-sleeve hoodies, one short-sleeved hoody, two pairs of Japanese selvedge denim jeans and three T-shirts, including one featuring a BEEN TRILL graphic.
As for colors, the short-sleeved hoodie...
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. Maybe the video will give...
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. The video is directed by The Motion Family and should...
Oct 31, 2012
With Halloween being today, HNHH decided to collect some of the best photos we could find of rappers wearing Halloween costumes. 'Cause what's funnier than seeing a rapper in a Halloween costume? Not much.Scroll through rappers in various Halloween get-ups throughout the years. And make sure you stop at #5 and absorb the hilarity that is Drake dressed up as an elf. Happy Halloween!
Dec 26, 2013
Leading up to Christmas we saw a lot of rappers and singers get into the spirit of things, by giving back to the needy, spending time with family, holiday shopping etc., much of which was documented on Twitter and Instagram. On the day of, many of artists flew home to wherever that might be, and relaxed while opening up presents with their loved ones.
Although the day came and went yesterday,...
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. While Weezy says he doesn't have any stakes in tomorrow's game, as the packers have been eliminated, he did participate in today's 7th annual Celebrity Beach Bowl in New Orleans. Wayne played in the flag football...
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”.
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]
Mar 22, 2013
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. This time Hov is pictured with Rick Ross, Timbaland again, and DJ Khaled.Check out the photo from their studio session above.We'll...
May 12, 2013
Even the grittiest of gangster rappers have their mothers to thank for much of their success, and they don't always get the credit or respect they deserve. As such, and in celebration of Mother's Day, we've compiled a gallery of 25 photos of emcees with their moms, from Tupac Shakur to Kanye West.
Even if you won't be seeing your mother today, make sure you let her know what she means to you,...
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!