Rappers and r'n'b singers alike celebrated Christmas yesterday (along with the rest of the world)-- see what they got up too.
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.
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?
As you know, last night was Halloween, and while you were out having debauched nights highlighted by outrageous costumes, many of your favorite rappers were doing the exact same thing. We've already seen Iggy Azalea's hilarious "White Chicks" get up, but now here's a gallery of the best costumes we've seen rappers wearing online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo: Drake & Mase Collaborating? [Update: More Drake Rumors, Reportedly Dropping "Official Single" Tomorrow] | 923 Views
Drake is currently at work on his new album Nothing Was The Same, which is scheduled to drop in September. Last week he provided us with a single that features 2 Chainz and Big Sean, but is there a Mase-featured single in the works?
Halloween arrives tomorrow, and it's the time of the year where grown ass men and women can get away with dressing up as whatever they want, really, and usually for women, that involves showing as much skin as possible.
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.?
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.
HOT97 Summer Jam XX Recap: Festival Village With Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg & More! | 9,156 Views
The Festival Village stage was a special event for HNHH, as we actually served as a sponsor, and had our own tent at the show. So not only did we get to take in all the performances, but also had Kid Ink, A$AP Ferg, and Action Bronson stop by the tent for autographs and interviews.
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.
Chicago native, Dwyane Wade is selling the condo he owns in his hometown for $1.8 million. The 3900 square foot townhome has 4 beds, 3.5 bedrooms, and is located not far from domestic locations such as a Whole Foods about a mile out, and great places for entertaining like V.I.P.'s Gentleman's club less than 2 miles away.
The current darlings of the NBA are the Golden State Warriors, who are making only their second playoff run in twenty years. Powered by the incredible play of Stephen Curry, the Dubs picked up the slack as a team yesterday and were able to gut out an overtime win over the Spurs. Atmosphere at Oracle was electric. This run has even brought Dave Chappelle out, who was donning the gold shirt and
Alicia Keys' birthday was a week ago, and she took the opportunity to release a remix of her "Brand New Me" single to show appreciation for fan love.She shot a video for it yesterday in Brooklyn with Jada Pinkett Smith. Keys rocked camo and they both wore Reeboks designed by her. Expect minimalist visuals. A$AP Rocky is supposed to make an
HotNewHipHop was on site and front stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012. Notwithstanding the debacle surrounding Nicki Minaj's no-show, the impressive lineup included Rick Ross, Tyga, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Waka Flocka, Nas, Lauryn Hill, French Montana, Young Jeezy and many more.
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.
With performances from Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, an ensemble tribute to Bob Marley and Justin Timberlake's return to the Grammy stage, the night saw wins from Frank Ocean, Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lecrae, Usher and more. Check out some highlight photos from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, including red carpet, floor, on-stage and performance pics below.
In 2004, Shaq sold his Beverly Hills mansion to a Japanese pop star for $6.4 million, this came after the Lakers decided to keep Kobe Bryant and trade O’Neal to the Miami Heat. Apparently, listing this house on the market was the first sign that Diesel was done in Lakerland. Now the current owner, Kyosuke Himoru (real name, Osamu Teranishi), is looking to sell the 9,752 square foot mansion th
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.
Big Sean has talked about collaborating with his fellow Detroit emcee, Eminem, for quite some time now. It looks like the two finally locked in studio time together alongside Royce Da 5'9", not to mention, Big Sean also got some solo time in with Royce Da 5'9".
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.
As reported by HipHopWired, Chief Keef has been letting loose in Paris. He left earlier this week to work on new music with Kanye West and Young Chop in the French capital. The young Chicagoan rapper has been documenting his trip on Instagram, and the photos aren't your typical tourist shots.
Other than a couple tracks & features, Big Sean has remained relatively quiet so far in 2014, but by the looks of things, it’s for a good reason. Busy working on his next album, Big Sean took to Instagram recently and has posted a few pictures that have left fans anxiously awaiting the outcome.
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.