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Random Hip Hop Facts Part 47

470. The art on Chance the Rapper‘s Coloring Book is a photo of him looking down at his daughter.  He wanted the cover to depict “the future being bigger than himself.” (via)

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469. Growing up, Anderson Paak used to recite Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg lyrics for show & tell & would often get in trouble for beatboxing in class. (via)

468. R.Kelly planned to collaborate with Tupac on an album before doing Best of Both Worlds  with Jay Z(via)

467. J. Cole snuck into LA Reid‘s son’s My Super Sweet Sixteen party hoping to get exposure as an artist & made an appearance in the episode. (via)

466. Pusha T held the the first-ever live music event at Calipatria State Prison. (via)

465. YG didn’t rap on “Thank God” due to being arrested on the prior song “1 AM.”  The 1st verse by Big TC (Ty Dolla $ign’s brother) was recorded in actual prison. (via)

464. Pharrell‘s “Can I Have It Like That” was originally for Puff Daddy & “there was a couple of guys kinda fightin’ over it,” according to P. (via)

463. Rick Rubin has known Dr. Dre since he met N.W.A. while they were recording Straight Outta Compton, and Eminem‘s “Rap God” marked the first time they worked together.  (via)

462.  While she was in prison, Oprah sent Lil’ Kim three of her  favorite books “for inspiration and motivation.” (via)

461. Some of Frank Ocean‘s favorite movies include A Clockwork Orange, Taxi DriverDjango, Alien, Spartacus, Psycho, ATL & Eraser Head(via)

Video: Puff Daddy, Lil’ Kim, Styles P & King Los – “Auction”

Puff Daddy dropped his latest video for “Auction” off of his MMM album, which dropped last year as a free mixtape on his birthday.  Directed by legendary video director, Hype Williams, the black and white visual provides the perfect, minimalist backdrop for seasoned collaborators Lil’ Kim and Styles P along with newcomer King Los.  Watch below.

Album Stream: Ty Dolla $ign – Free TC

Multi-instrumentalist R&B artist Ty Dolla $ign is often credited with coining “ratchet music” with his longtime colleague YG,  but his studio debut, Free TC, ventures into a plethora of other sonic realms.  Strings, guitars, saxophones and keys offer a source of refreshment in R&B’s current electro-filled landscape.

The endless list of guest stars (ranging from 90s artists to present day) successfully manages to somehow complement the album’s production.  Check out the tracklist and listen below.

01 LA ft. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy & James Fauntleroy
02 Saved ft. E-40
03 Straight Up ft. Jagged Edge
04 Solid ft. Babyface
05 Horses in the Stable
06 Know Ya ft. Trey Songz
07 Credit ft. Sevyn Streeter
08 Miracle/Wherever ft. Big TC & D-Loc
09 Guard Down ft. Kanye West & Diddy
10 Sitting Pretty ft. Wiz Khalifa
11 When I See Ya ft. Fetty Wap
12 Blase ft. Future & Rae Sremmurd
13 Only Right ft. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee4800
14 Bring It Out of Me
15 Actress ft. R. Kelly
16 Finale ft. SA-RA & PJ

Album Stream: Game – The Documentary 2 & 2.5

Game‘s new album and sequel to his classic debut, The Documentary 2, is available for streaming.  The hype for his new project has been tremendous receiving praise from his peers including Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes.  Listen to the album below via Spotify and check out the completely star-studded track list.  Get ready for the second half of the double album, Documentary 2.5, out 10/16.

Update: Documentary 2.5 is now also available for streaming below.

The Documentary 2 – Track List:
1) Intro
2) On Me ft. Kendrick Lamar
3) Step Up ft. Dej Loaf & Sha Sha
4) Don’t Trip ft. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am
5) Standing On Ferraris ft. Diddy
6) Dollar And A Dream ft. Ab-Soul
7) Made In America ft. Mvrcus Blvck
8) Hashtag ft. Jelly Roll
9) Circles ft. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha
10) Uncle Skit
11) Dedicated ft. Future & Sonyae
12) Bitch You Ain’t Shit
13) Summertime ft. Jelly Roll
14) Mula ft. Kanye West
15) The Documentary 2
16) New York, New York
17) 100 ft. Drake
18) Just Another Day
19) LA ft. Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie

The Documentary 2.5 – Track List:
1) New York Skit
2) Magnus Carlsen ft. Anderson .Paak
3) Crenshaw/80s and Cocaine ft. Anderson .Paak & Sonyae
4) Gang Bang Anyway ft. Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q
5) The Ghetto ft.  Nas & will.i.am
6) From Adam ft. Lil’ Wayne
7) Gang Related ft. Asia
8) Last Time You Seen ft. Scarface & Stacy Barthe
9) Intoxicated ft. Deion
10) Quiks Groove (The One) ft. DJ Quik, Sevyn Streeter & Micah
11) Outside ft. E-40, Mvrcus Blvck & Lil’ E
12) Up On The Wall ft. Problem, Ty Dolla $ign & YG
13) Sex Skit
14) My Flag/Da Homies ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Jay 305, AD, Mitch E-Slick, Joe Moses, RJ & Scheme
15) Moment Of Violence ft. King Mez, JT & Jon Connor
16) Like Father Like Son 2 ft. Busta Rhymes
17) Life
18) *BONUS: “El Chappo” ft. Skrillex


 

 

Album Stream: King Los – God, Money, War

After teaming up with R. Kelly for “Glory to the Lord,”Baltimore MC King Los drops his solid, new project called God, Money, War.  The album features Ty Dolla $ign and Isaiah Rashad with production from Da Internz and mentor Diddy.  His official LP is expected to drop late 2015 or early 2016.

Hip Hop News 5/18

Coke Boys rapper Chinx shot and killed yesterday morning in Queens, and three men were taken into custody in connection with his murder. (Read More)

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Kanye West‘s Billboard Music Awards performance was censored, reports say microphone issues to blame. (Read More)

Kendrick Lamar debuted a new song called “Money Over Love.”  (Read More)

Jay Z spit a freestyle a his B sides concert dissing YouTube and Spotify and paid his respect to the late Chinx(Read More)

Drake and Diddy ended their beef. (Read More)

Bobby Shmurda was reportedly involved in a jailhouse brawl last month. (Read More)

Janet Jackson took to Twitter to formally announce a brand new album, world tour and “new movement.” (Read More)

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August Alsina revealed he is blind in one eye and losing sight in the other. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 5/13

Diddy changed his name back to  Puff Daddy and announced his new MMM album. (Read More)

Waka Flocka Flame stopped a fight at his show and made fans hug. (Read More)

Contrary to previous reports, Kanye West will NOT star in Spike Lee‘s new film. (Read More)

Cam’ron stated he may be doing an album on a color he’s creating. (Read More)

Lil Kim‘s ex-boyfriend was sentenced to life in prison for ordering six murders. (Read More)

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Christina Milian got a tattoo dedicated to Lil Wayne. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 5/12

Kendrick Lamar was honored by a California Senator w/a Generation Icon award for his numerous donations & contributions to the Compton Unified School District and community as a whole. (Read More) 

Kanye West and Vic Mensa surprised high schoolers at Chance the Rapper‘s “Open Mike” event. (Read More)

Chris RockAlicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz will guest star on Empire‘s second season, and  Ne-Yo will join executive music producer Timbaland to write music. (Read More)

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Gucci Mane penned a letter to his fans on the 10 year anniversary of Trap House. (Read More)

50 Cent‘s crew was accused of robbing $250,000 worth of jewelry in Las Vegas. 50 also accused Diddy of stealing his concept for his 3AM cologne ad. (Read More)

The 58th Grammys will has its  first-ever Monday telecast next year. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 4/14

Young Thug changed his album title to Barter 6 due to alleged lawsuit and announced first show in Lil‘ Wayne‘s hometown.  (Read More)

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Rihanna addressed cocaine rumors after sketchy Instagram video surfaces. (Read More)

Drake responds to Internet’s thoughts on Madonna and announces release date for physical copies of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

50 Cent continues to take shots at Diddy on Instagram. (Read More)

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had North West baptized in Jerusalem on Monday. (Read More)

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Pharrell Williams was named the style director of South African brand Woolworths. (Read More)

The Game will be looking for love in his new VH1 reality show. (Read More)

David Guetta reunited the Black Eyed Peas at Coachella. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 4/6

Tidal drops Rihanna and Beyonce exclusives that end up on YouTube.  Erykah Badu also debuted a short Western film on the service.

 Kid Cudi announced a new album is coming soon. (Read More)

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Kendrick Lamar recently got engaged and will throw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game this month.

GLC is working on a new album with Kanye West and Dame Dash.  Ye and Dame are also being sued by a Latin music group.

A$AP Rocky and Mos Def Yasiin Bey hit the stage together in London.

Diddy is developing a cartoon for FX. (Read More)

A man is claiming DMX and his entourage stole $3,200 in cash from him at a NJ gas station. (Read More) 

Plies was attacked on stage by a fan in Florida.