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Random Hip Hop Facts Part 26

 Did you know?

260. Nas listed his daughter, Destiny, as the executive producer on Stillmatic so that she’ll always receive royalty checks from the album. 1

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259. YG had a song with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony on My Krazy Life, but it didn’t make the final cut. 2

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258. Cam’ron wrote Lil’ Kim’s “Crush on You.” 3

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257. Ty Dolla $ign knows how to play all instruments except for brass.  His favorite is bass. 4

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256. Danny Brown never learned how to drive a car. 5

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255. Memphis Bleek didn’t like Jay Z’s shout out on the “Diamonds” (Remix).  “I don’t like that line ’cause that line put a stamp on my career, like I look at people looking at me like [Jay] is just taking care of me and I’m just chilling and I’m not working,” says Bleek.  6

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254. Iggy Azalea liked The Nanny’s style so much that her grandmother would make her leopard skin dresses similar to Fran Drescher’s character on her sewing machine.  7

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253.  Mariah Carey made her TV debut on The Arsenio Hall Show.

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252. Swizz Beatz is a painter and creates, shows, and sells work. 8

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251. Heavy D’s “Nuttin’ But Love” was the first rap video to feature models in it. 9

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References:

1. [http://www.complex.com/music/2012/11/50-things-you-didnt-know-about-nas/executive-producer-stillmatic]
2. [http://theboombox.com/yg-my-krazy-life-interview/]
3. [http://www.xxlmag.com/xxl-magazine/2011/04/cam%E2%80%99ron-wrote-lil-ceases-%E2%80%9Ccrush-on-you%E2%80%9D/]
4. [http://noisey.vice.com/blog/ty-dolla-just-wants-to-be-a-man]
5. [http://www.npr.org/blogs/MicrophoneCheck/2014/01/29/265730068/putting-the-pill-in-the-pudding-an-interview-with-danny-brown]
6. [http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/02/memphis-bleek-didnt-like-jay-zs-shout-kanye-west-diamonds-sierra-leone-remix/]
7. [http://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/iggy-azalea-goes-for-glory/]
8. [http://www.complex.com/art-design/2012/09/10-photos-of-pharrell-with-creatives-you-should-know/swizz-beat]
9. [http://www.vibe.com/article/recap-vh1-tanning-america-documentary-part-3-what-learned]

LA Hip Hop Landmarks

Update: Will now be adding landmarks on a national scale as time permits.

Map of Hip Hop landmarks in LA. 


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