While Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve didn’t go exactly as planned, plenty of celebrities, especially in the realm of Hip Hop, seemed to have a better go of it.  Skillz and Uncle Murda both dropped their own versions of the 2016 “Rap Up” just ahead of New Year’s Eve, but a quick look on social media shows that Hip Hop stars far and wide brought in 2017 in a variety of other ways.

Nicki Minaj was the guest of honor at Club E11VEN in Miami as a host and performer. No sign of Meek Mill, who was across town at Club Dream. More on that in a bit.


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Meanwhile, Meek Mill hosted and performed at South Beach Miami’s Club Dream, with a photo showing him stunting comfortably on a luxury ride and writing celebratory words for the new year.

We went thru all of that and now it's 17! #KEEPPUSHING

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Pharrell Williams didn’t show off any wild partying but instead shared a thoughtful note.

Drake celebrated New Year’s with a performance in Las Vegas that reportedly drew Jennifer Lopez amid romance rumors between the two. They didn’t share any photos together this time, with the Canadian superstar instead showing off his dapper look next to some friends.

I went off in the 16…gimme 17. #MoreLife

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Busta Rhymes took it to New York City in Times Square and shared a video with the world, along with reposting Epic Records’ posting of his new Swizz Beatz-produced single, “AAAHHHH!!!”

Happy New Year!!!! 2017!!!! THECONGLOMERATE!!!

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Speaking of Swizz Beatz, he posted a very uplifting NYE message via Instagram while his wife, Alicia Keys, got busy on Carson Daly’s NBC New Year’s Eve special.

TONIGHT!! ? & ? vibes on New Year’s Eve with @CarsonDaly! @NBC at 11:30pm ET

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Rap veteran LL Cool J shared his best nine IG photos for the 2016 sendoff.

#2016BestNine Have a Blessed and prosperous 2017!!!!???

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Gucci Mane rocked the stages at the Reaction NYE concert in Illinois and shared a photo of himself ahead of his set.

HappyNewYear!!!2017 is mines all mines!!!#Wop

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2017 lace yo boots up I'm Ready #Guwop

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Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin were boatside at an undisclosed location with Capo rapping Lil Uzi Vert’s “Money Longer.”

Happy new year 2017

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