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...
May 23, 2014
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...
Sep 30, 2013
The BET Hip-Hop Awards went down in Atlanta this past weekend, bringing out rappers, video vixens, industry people and more. For those who couldn't actually attend the event, Twitter was full of live tweets documenting what went down, from the BET cyphers to the red carpet.
HotNewHipHop was on the scene, and we'll be bringing you some exclusive red carpet footage soon enough. For now, take a...
Check out some pics from Greystone Manor's Hennessy Halloween party. We found Jermaine Dupri floating in space, "King" Christina Millian, Neyo as an R&B crooner, Drumma Boy dressed as a Super Producer, and Hit boy and Joie Chavis too. Chris Brown and Karrueche were present (but sat at separate tables) and did not pose for the camera, but all had a great night.
Jan 16, 2014
Beyonce and Jay Z like to keep their personal life under tight wraps, so whenever we get a glimpse at what the power couple has been up too, we usually take it.
This week, Queen Bey shared some flicks on her Tumblr from her New Year's Eve and from Blue Ivy's recent birthday. On NYE, Bey looked killer in her Versace outfit while Hov looked fresh in a satin blue jacket and a bow tie. Even Ms. Ivy...
Apr 18, 2013
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...
Dec 26, 2013
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.
Although the day came and went yesterday,...
Nov 23, 2013
Ciara just got hitched to Future, but their relationship is more than just romance. Future was an integral part of the writing of CiCi's recent hit "Body Party," which was one of a few topics the singer touched on in her new interview with GQ. Ciara also spoke of the feel she was going for on her new single "Overdose," as well as providing some dance tips for the confused men of the world.
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...
As reported by MissInfo, Kanye West took a minute to celebrate his birthday with friends before a performance at the Governors Ball in New York City last night. Those in attendance at the private birthday dinner at Miss Lilly’s included Nas, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Jonathan Cheban, Scott Disick, David Blaine, actor and comedian Aziz Ansari and Kanye’s former A&R...
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]
Mar 22, 2013
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. This time Hov is pictured with Rick Ross, Timbaland again, and DJ Khaled.Check out the photo from their studio session above.We'll...
Nov 25, 2013
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. The Bajan bombshell was in good spirits as the Lakers pulled off the 102-95 victory at Staples Center and shared her excitement with Leo Emanuel, son of...
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...
Yo Gotti and Birdman linked up this past weekend to shoot a video for the track "Check". The song is Yo Gotti's and the Cash Money CEO made an appearance on the joint which was originally featured on Gotti's CM7: The World Is Yours mixtape. Check out some behind the scenes photos of the video shoot below.
Feb 11, 2013
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.