Photos: Cannibal Ox’s NYC Release Party @ The Studio at Webster Hall w/ GZA, Freeway, G-Jet, Rob Markman & More

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On Monday March 2, 2015, New York’s very own Cannibal Ox celebrated the release of their highly-awaited sophomore album “Blade of the Ronin” with fans at the Studio at Webster Hall. Vast Aire and Vordul Mega were joined by GZA (of Wu-Tang Clan), Freeway, and G-Jet for this monumental performance. The event was hosted by Rob Markman, with music by DJ Two-Three. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by W. Suarez (MosiacNewYork). Copyright 2015 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc. Purchase Cannibal Ox’s new album “Blade of the Ronin” on iTunes Now.

Photos: Dej Loaf @ SOB’s, NYC w/ Boldy James, Kiyanne & More

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On Monday December 8, 2014 Detroit’s newcomer Dej Loaf, best known for her smash hit “Try Me” hit the stage at SOB’s in nYC with Boldy James, Kiyanne, and Spank Jus Bizness. iHipHop was on hand to document the event. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the night’s event. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.

Video: Nicki Minaj Performs “Bed of Lies” & “Only” on Saturday Night Live

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Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on the 40th season of Saturday Night Live last night alongside host James Franco. She performed two cuts off of her forthcoming highly-anticipated The Pinkprint album, which is due out December 15th on YMCMB. Peep Nicki's performances of "Bed of Lies" and "Only" (no Drake or Lil Wayne, though) on Saturday Night Live after the jump.

Video: Kendrick Lamar Performs “i” and “Pay for It” on Saturday Night Live

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For the sixth episode of Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary season Top Dawg Entertainment's star pupil Kendrick Lamar hit the stage as the musical guest alongside guest host Woody Harrelson. Kendrick performed two songs, one being his radio hit, The Isley Brothers sampled "i" and Jay Rock's "Pay for It". For "i" Kendrick took the stage with unkempt hair and blacked-out contacts (see: above photo), making reference to Method Man whose debut record Tical was released 20 years ago that day. Check out Kendrick's hyped, energetic SNL performances after the jump.

Video: Kendrick Lamar Performs New Song “i” Live

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It didn't take long until Kendrick Lamar started performing his new song "i" live. A week removed from dropping "i", the first new solo Kendrick track since good kid m.A.A.d city, the Compton rapper performed it live at the educational event We Day Toronto, which took place at the Air Canada Centre. Watch the video after the jump.

Video: Kanye West Surprise Performance During Common’s Set at AAHH! Fest

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Last night (Sept. 21st) Common held his inaugural AAHH! Fest in his hometown Chicago, which featured performances by De La Soul, Lupe Fiasco, and Jennifer Hudson. During Common's set, however, he brought out a "very special guest". Kanye West eventually surprised the crowd, performing The College Dropout cut "Get Em High" with Common as well as songs like "Jesus Walks", "Can't Tell Me Nothing", "Power", "All of the Lights", and more. Videos after the jump!

Video: J. Cole & Chance The Rapper – “Thotty”

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What a way to start a Monday. Chance and Cole World team up for this tribute to ...creative loving females. This is more in Cole's lane in terms of juvenile approaches to dating and girls with low self-esteem. In any case, the performance bumps and Chance revives the stage line by line, as J. Cole waits for some momentum to infect him. Watch after the jump.

Video: Jay Electronica Brings Out Jay Z At Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

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Jay Electronica has been hinting at a big announcement during his performance at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. He's added all of his music to a long-abandoned SoundCloud page. He's been on Twitter again, ranting, after a lengthy absence. AND HE BROUGHT OUT JAY Z FOR HIS PERFORMANCE! Might this be the release that defines his elusive career? Watch after the jump.