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Album Stream: Rapsody – Crown

Known best for killing freestyles and her appearance on Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly, Rapsody is back with her Crown EP.  Now signed to Roc Nation, the MC catapults back into the game with her first project since 2014.   Features include Ab-Soul,  Raphael Saadiq, and Anderson Paak with production by 9th Wonder, Nottz, Khrysis.  Listen below on AudioMack.

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 17

Did you know?

170. 16-year-old Wondagurl was inspired to make Jay Z’s “Crown” beat after hearing Pusha T’s “Blocka.”  She built the cut around a sample of reggae star Sizzla’s “Solid as a Rock.”

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169. When Will.I.am was in high school, he was signed to Eazy E’s Ruthless Records. 1

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168. Eminem canceled Vans Warped Tour Dates after he bruised his ribs falling off stage in 1999. 2

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167. Wale has over 20 girls tattooed on his body. 

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166. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes helped write No Doubt’s “Hella Good.” 3

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165. IAMSU!’s grandmother makes homemade wine and jelly.

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164. The Notorious B.I.G. won several awards in middle school in his favorite subject, English. 4

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163. Kanye West wrote “All Falls Down” in 15 minutes. 5

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162. Snoop’s favorite candies are Jolly Ranchers, Starburst and Red Vines. 6

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161. 50 Cent and Mary J. Blige were tentatively considered for the group The Firm. 7

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References:

1. [Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will.i.am]

2. [MTV http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1428633/eminem-bruises-ribs-cancels-two-warped-dates.jhtml]

3. [Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hella_Good]

4. [http://newsone.com/1643635/biggie-smalls-wiki-facts-notorious-big/]

5. [NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/arts/music/kanye-west-talks-about-his-career-and-album-yeezus.html?pagewanted=all]

6. [http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1hgnhk/i_am_snoop_lion_back_again_ask_me_anything_pt_2/]

7. [Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Firm_(hip_hop_group)]