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  • Exclusive Photos: BTS Of Kid Ink's "Show Me" Featuring Chris Brown
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    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...
  • XXL Freshmen Tour: NYC (Gallery)
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    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...
  • Photos: Chief Keef Brandishing Guns In Paris And Such
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    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. They show him pointing a gun at the camera and flaunting large amounts of cash, and...
  • 30 Photos Of Rappers Hanging With Animals
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    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...
  • Photos: Rihanna Parties In Barbados For Crop Over Festival
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    Rihanna visited her home of Barbados for a quick vacation, and while there she partied it up for the Crop Over Festival this past Saturday, and two days later, she was at it again for the Kadooment carnival, which was just one event during the on-going Festival. She rocked a bejeweled bikini for the carnival event, while she drank out of a flask and danced on a float for the carnival. Peep...
  • Chaining Day: Roc-A-Fella
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    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? We...
  • The Aftermath: Rappers & Artists Dressed Up For Halloween 2013
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    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. We've combed over some of your favorite rappers Instagrams to show you what various artists were rocking for Halloween, so...
  • Photos: Big Sean & Naya Rivera At Terry Richardson's Studio
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    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.
  • Photos: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian In France Pre-Wedding
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    The marriage of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian has become weekly world wide news fodder, so this weekend you can expect a surplus of coverage, because the event is finally going down. After plenty of speculation and rumors over the past few months, things are taking place in Paris, France, with Kanye and Kim's closest friends and family. Today a rumored guestlist circulated which included the...
  • A$AP Rocky Appears In DKNY Ad Campaign
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    We're all aware of A$AP Rocky's love for high-end fashion, and recently he's had the chance to model for one such brand, DKNY, in his home of NYC. The rapper and sometimes model was featured in DKNY's new ad campaign alongside model of the moment and Rihanna-bestie Cara Delevingne, as well as Dylan Rieder, Eliza Cummings and Jourdan Dunn. The group of five appear in Times Square, standing...
  • HOT97 Summer Jam XX Recap: Festival Village With Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg & More!
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    The Festival Village stage was a special event for HNHH, as we actually served as a sponsor, and had our own tent at the show. So not only did we get to take in all the performances, but also had Kid Ink, A$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...
  • Photos: Jay Z & Dame Dash Reunite
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    Jay Z and Dame Dash, former Rocafella partners, reunited last night in NYC when they attended a mutual friend's birthday party. At the event for a music industry executive's birthday, the two smiled for a photo together. In a recent interview Jay had revealed he couldn't remember that last time he'd seen Dame Dash, although he said he still had love for him. Hopefully it's not years and years...
  • BTS Photos: Sean Kingston, Chris Brown & Wiz Khalifa's "Beat It"
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    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. It's not difficult to predict what this project will end up...
  • Summer Jam 2014 Photo Gallery: Festival & Main Stage
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    Hot 97's Summer Jam 2014 took over New Jersery's Met Life stadium last night, with plenty of rappers and artists gathering there for the event, some tapped specifically by Hot 97, some surprise performers, and some, like Rihanna and Fat Joe, were just there to take it all in. It was eventful as it is every year, with living legend Nas taking the stage, as well as an unexpected G-Unit reunion,...
  • Jay-Z, Rihanna, J. Cole, T.I., Grimes And More Attend Roc Nation's Pre-Grammy Brunch
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    On Saturday, Jay-Z, in his annual tradition, celebrated the GRAMMYs a day early at what must be one of the most exciting brunches known to man. This year, Roc Nation artists have together tallied nine nominations, which would be no easy feat for labels other than the highly regarded Roc Nation.  From comedian Kevin Hart and the elegant Rihanna to T.I. and indie-songstress Grimes (not to...
  • Photos: Jay Z, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Diddy, OutKast & More At Coachella 2014
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    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...
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