R.I.P. Tupac Shakur.
Today marks the 17-year anniversary of legendary emcee Tupac Shakur's death. Pac passed on September 13th in 1996 at the age of 25 after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas left him hospitalized. We all know the story of his death, so we won't focus on that. Let's focus on his legacy.
Photos: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem & More Attend MTV Movie Awards 2014 | 20,795 Views
After a busy weekend full of partying for Coachella 2014, the MTV Movie Awards went down live last night, hosted by Conan O'Brien. The event isn't strictly hip-hop, but nonetheless some of our favorite rap chicks made an appearance at the awards ceremony.
Grills have been a part of hip hop culture for some time. From Flava Flav to A$AP Rocky, and of course Nelly and Paul Wall's famous ode, we're not likely to see this trend dying anytime soon. Take a look through our gallery of the various rappers and R&B singers who have donned fronts, including Jay Z, Big Sean, Rihanna, and more!
With summer in full effect, we've decided to pay homage to the best season of the year by collecting an array of photos featuring some of your favorite hip-hop ladies in nothing but their bikini.
In the past thirty or so years, the Hip Hop genre has made its way through so many transformations, crossing over all different elements of culture. During its emerging popularity, rappers and artists in the community began to influence a lot more than just the music world. Fashion became a huge part of the hip hop scene, influencing and inspiring trends on a mass scale.
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.
Throwback photos have definitely become somewhat of a a novelty at this point, but there's a certain nostalgia a photo can create that is hard to find anywhere else. We've compiled a list of 20 of the best vintage photographs of legendary rappers together-- some of the pairs are predictable, some are surprising, and a few of the rappers pictured are no longer with us.
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.
When they're not getting in the studio making bangers and getting buckwild on stage, Killer Mike & El-P can often be found posing for photos with celebrities -- rappers, actors, talk show hosts, politicians, athletes -- with one hand extended in the shape of a gun, the other balled in a fist holding up an invisible chain.
When hip hop 'It' couple Jay Z and Beyonce recently showed up courtside at the Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat game amidst major controversies. the buzz of the pairs appearance was carried around swiftly.
Tory Lanez's big single "Say It" continues to garner radio play, while the rapper is currently on the road for his Swave Nation tour. As his fanbase broadens, it's warranted more and more press, not to mention, some really important features-- from G-Eazy to Meek Mill to Freddie Gibbs, everyone's been tapping Fargo.
Chaining days have always been a great ritual in hip-hop. So much so, that Kanye West made it the grande finale of his music video for "Through The Wire", his first major single. Last night bossman Jay Z of ROCNATION presented J. Cole with an original Roc-A-Fella chain. A sign of respect and gift for the 29th birthday of the rapper. Do you remember who else has a Roc-A-Fella chain?
Big Sean and his girlfriend Naya Rivera stopped by photographer Terry Richardson's studio the other day to strike a few poses and take a few photos. Big Sean, who arrived in a Detroit Red Wings jersey, was soon shirtless while his girlfriend kept on short shorts and a very cropped tank top. Peep flicks from their photo shoot in the gallery above.
Cam’ron celebrated his 38th birthday yesterday, February 4th, and as is only appropriate he threw a private party with a host of strippers and friends, and of course, his girlfriend JuJu. It appears as though shit went down, based off a slew of photos that have hit the web today via JuJu’s Instagram as well as Cam’ron’s.
Coachella 2014 is almost coming to a close this year, after a jam packed three days of all different kinds of music.
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.
Last Friday, HNHH hosted the official launch event for new streetwear brand Sixth Floor NYC in Brooklyn. Featuring a pop up shop and performances from DJ Wonder, Father and OG Maco, it was our first official event in New York, and thanks to some great performances, it was quite the night.
Summer is about to be in session. University students wrapped up their final days a month or two ago, and high school students followed suit around two weeks ago. For those high school students in their last year, this inevitably means prom and all the things that go with it: limousines, parents taking photos, getting fancy, friends, and general debauchery as the night progresses.
Photos: Fabolous, ILoveMakonnen, A$AP Ferg, Post Malone & More At Fool's Gold Day Off NYC | 5,261 Views
Fool's Gold took over Labor Day in New York yesterday, adopting it as their own Day Off. Although Labor Day weekend is bitter-sweet, since it basically signals the fact that summer is over ):, Fool's Gold made the most of it by rounding up a mix of NYC-based rappers and artists abroad, to perform live at the Inlet.
The heat index pushed 100 at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. T-Pain was sweltering in his red leather suit jacket. "I'm sooooo hot," he said. HNHH's own S. WHiT endured the heat as she held it down on the green carpet before the show, interviewing 16 rappers, producers, and industry power players, including DeJ Loaf, Big K.R.I.T, Redman, Casey Veggies, Southside, and many more.
Everyone was baby-faced at some point in their life. Rappers are no different. We decided to do some digging and found twenty-seven photos of various different rappers as the young'ns they once were. Albeit, some of these rappers are still young, but they're not THIS young anymore.
Every year around this time, we get to see Rihanna slay in an amazing bejewelled outfit for Barbados' Crop Over Festival. Rih Rih, who is currently working on her eighth studio album, flooded her Instagram feed with a bunch of photos from 2015's Crop Over Fest in Barbados, showing off her physique in feathers, jewels, and little else.
After the awards, the celebration was in full swing around town last night. Highlights include Jay-Z actually drinking from his award, and party photos of Chris Brown, Nas, 2 Chainz, Rihanna, Usher, Trinidad James - all enjoying the festivities.Check out some highlight photos from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards after parties below.
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.
Beyonce is scheduled for another big performance this weekend, following her lip-synching scandal at President Obama's inauguration last week.
Perhaps feeling pressure from his new model wife, Michael Jordan has lowered the price of his palatial Illinois mansion from $29 million to a reasonable $21 million. The house (if you can merely call it that) is 32,000 square feet, has nine bedrooms, fifteen bathrooms, a gym, a tennis court, and obviously a sick indoor basketball court. Originally putting it up for sale back in February, MJ has
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!
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]
Photos: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian & North West Spotted Out Together For First Time Since Baby's Birth | 124 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.
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.