A gallery of photos from the Sixth Floor NYC launch event, featuring performances from OG Maco & Father.
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.
Grills have been a part of hip hop culture for some time. From Flava Flav to A$AP Rocky, and of course Nelly and Paul Wall's famous ode, we're not likely to see this trend dying anytime soon. Take a look through our gallery of the various rappers and R&B singers who have donned fronts, including Jay Z, Big Sean, Rihanna, and more!
This past weekend was festival heavy. Festivals were going down across North America, from Lollapalooza in Chicago, to HARD Fest in California, to OVO Fest in Toronto, and finally Osheaga in Montreal. Most have wrapped up by now, apart from OVO which sees its final day of festivities today.
With summer in full effect, we've decided to pay homage to the best season of the year by collecting an array of photos featuring some of your favorite hip-hop ladies in nothing but their bikini.
Chaining days have always been a great ritual in hip-hop. So much so, that Kanye West made it the grande finale of his music video for "Through The Wire", his first major single. Last night bossman Jay Z of ROCNATION presented J. Cole with an original Roc-A-Fella chain. A sign of respect and gift for the 29th birthday of the rapper. Do you remember who else has a Roc-A-Fella chain?
Like all social media platforms, Instagram has become a hugely popular device not only for the average person but for celebrities and entertainers as well. In this day and age, a person's worth can be determined by how many people like their Insta photo or Facebook status.
Everyone was baby-faced at some point in their life. Rappers are no different. We decided to do some digging and found twenty-seven photos of various different rappers as the young'ns they once were. Albeit, some of these rappers are still young, but they're not THIS young anymore.
Photos: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar & More Perform At Rock The Bells 2013 In L.A. Sep 9, 2013 at 02:36pm 246 Views
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.?
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.
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.
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: Jay Z, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Diddy, OutKast & More At Coachella 2014 Apr 13, 2014 at 08:00pm 17,492 Views
Coachella 2014 is almost coming to a close this year, after a jam packed three days of all different kinds of music.
Last night celebrities flooded their Instagram accounts with photos of what they donned for this year's Halloween festivities. Some went the simple route, sporting a mask, some went all out with full body paint and a unique concept, and some wore basically nothing at all.
Photo: Drake & Mase Collaborating? [Update: More Drake Rumors, Reportedly Dropping "Official Single" Tomorrow] Aug 5, 2013 at 11:34am 890 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?
This is what happens when a graphic designer gets bored. We decided to play around with some of your favorite rappers faces and give them a completely unnecessary makeover, thank you Photoshop.
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.
Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill & More Featured In GQ Style UK Mar 20, 2013 at 11:48am 66 Views
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.
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.
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
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.
Photos: Cam'ron Celebrates His Birthday With Strippers & Dame Dash Feb 5, 2014 at 05:11pm 12,341 Views
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.
Champagne Papi has some undeniable Instagram skills, and it's pretty safe to say, they're genetic. Looking through Drake's dad's Instagram account, you'll find a good share of flexin', and we've taken the time to compile the cream of the crop from Drizzy Senior. Take a look through to see Champagne Papi's Papi stunt'n with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Juicy J and more!
Photos: Jay Z Celebrates His 45th Birthday In Iceland With Beyonce Dec 24, 2014 at 09:56pm 21,487 Views
To celebrate Jay Z’s 45th birthday earlier this month, Beyonce & Hov decided to cross the pond and takeover Iceland for some fun in the sun snow.
Photos: Jay-Z's Album Release Party For "Magna Carta Holy Grail" In NYC Jul 4, 2013 at 11:39am 67 Views
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.
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