Photos from XXL's Freshmen Live 2014, featuring Rich Homie Quan, Lil Bibby, Kevin Gates, and more.
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.
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”.
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!
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.
Coachella 2014 is almost coming to a close this year, after a jam packed three days of all different kinds of music.
Check out some concert and backstage photos of Waka Flocka during his Triple F Life Tour. Photos by: Mike DeLeon
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.
In front of a crowded Metlife Stadium, Hot 97's Summer Jam (main stage) lineup featured Rick Ross, Tyga, Nas, Meek Mill, Slaughterhouse, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Wale, Waka Flocka and Maino, with special appearances from Lauryn Hill, Raekwon, Method Man, Ne-Yo and Mase.
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.
Rihanna has revealed behind-the-scenes photos of the upcoming video for her "Pour It Up" single via Instagram, which will apparently drop next week. The Barbadian songstress can be seen smoking a blunt while rocking a blonde wig, purple eyebrows and and a fishnet dress.
Photo: Drake & Mase Collaborating? [Update: More Drake Rumors, Reportedly Dropping "Official Single" Tomorrow] | 924 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?
Photos: The Game, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign & More Celebrate XXL's "Eye Candy Of The Year" | 7,023 Views
TokyoYen was crowned by XXL as the "Eye Candy of the Year" and the vixen celebrated by hosting an event in Hollywood at the nightclub Dream At Tru. Celebrities and rappers came out to show their support, including The Game, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Kid Red, Khloe Kardashian and more. Eric Bellinger had a special performance during the night as well.
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
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.
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.
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.
The seventh annual BET Hip Hop Awards delivered an evening filled with hip hop's biggest stars and performances. One of those happened to be Busta Rhymes' custom "Hip Hop General" look and French Montana's "Hip Hop Royalty" ensemble. Montana's outfit was for his surprise performance with rapper Future and Diddy, while Rhymes' outfit was a salute to the late music executive Chris Lighty.
Pharrell, Rihanna, Jamie Foxx, R. Kelly And More Party It Up With Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMYs | 419 Views
Despite being over 80-years-old, Clive Davis was found at the heart of the party at an exclusive pre-GRAMMY gala at the Beverly Hilton, designed to honor Universal Music Group Chairman Lucian Grainge. The event was filled with stars and musical icons, including R. Kelly, Pharrell and even Taylor Swift and Lorde.
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.
LeBron James and long-time girlfriend Savannah Brinson were married this weekend at Del Grand Mar Hotel over a three-day event. They kept the guest list at a modest number, inviting only 200 people, but the people on the list were anything but. Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were in attendance as well as Jay Z and Beyonce, who performed.
The G.O.O.D. Music family hit up Blok nightclub in Hollywood to celebrate the release of their album "Cruel Summer." Peep photos from the star-studded event which was put on by Hennessey V.S. & JL Nights.
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.
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
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.
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
With her single, “Fancy”, sitting #1 on the Hot 100 for the second straight week, and her face covering the latest issue of Billboard Magazine, you can imagine Iggy Azalea was desperately in need of a break.
Rihanna has had some spare time on her hands lately since coming off tour, and has been taking in some Lakers games at the Staples Center. Last week she watched the Lake Show take on the Golden State Warriors, and spent some of the time chatting up a young fan sitting beside her.
As per usual, the Grammy Awards proved to be an eventful night. We saw performances from husband and wife, Jay Z and Beyonce, as well as John Legend, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, Juicy J alongside Katy Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Madonna and more.
Photos: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian & North West Spotted Out Together For First Time Since Baby's Birth | 125 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.