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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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Random Hip Hop Facts Part 6

Did you know?…

60.  Tupac auditioned for the role of Bubba in Forrest Gump1
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59.  RZA, GZA and ODB of the Wu-Tang are all cousins. 2
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58.  Frank Ocean is having a 1990 BMW E30 sedan custom-made similar to the one on the cover of his Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape. 3

nostalgia

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57.  Macklemore brought Sir-Mix-A-Lot on stage at one of his earlier concerts.  He viewed it as a passing of the Seattle torch and sees him as a mentor. 4
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56.  Henny (J-Hen) of producing duo Tha Bizness used his own vocal sample on Kendrick Lamar’s “Sherane.”

(1:24 mark)

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55.  How High was actually shot at UCLA – not Harvard. 5
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54.  Ice Cube’s Death Certificate and Nas Illmatic posters are on Bud Bundy’s room on Married with Children.  David Faustino was a rap fan in real life and requested that they be put in his fictional bedroom. 6

budbundy

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53. Pharrell Williams makes music the old school way with keyboards, modules, and midi (no computer). 7
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52.  Erick Sermon used to entertain his mom’s guests by singing Ray Charles songs while wearing sunglasses.

(2:35 mark)

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51.  Schoolly D’s “P.S.K. What Does It Mean?” is considered the first gangsta rap record.  The track pays homage to Philadelphia’s Park Side Killers gang. 8

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References:

1. [MTV Rap Fix http://rapfix.mtv.com/2011/06/16/40-facts-about-tupac-on-his-40th-birthday-part-2/]

2. [Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gza]

3. [NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/magazine/frank-ocean-can-fly.html?_r=0]

4. [http://music-mix.ew.com/2013/01/23/macklemore-ryan-lewis-thrift-shop-interview/]

5. [IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278488/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2]

6. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/interviews/id.1933/title.david-faustino-revisits-being-bud-bundy-his-hip-hop-history-with-nas-eazy-e-xzibit-alchemist]

7. [http://canhead.wordpress.com/2007/06/25/pharrell-brings-close-encounters-national-lampoon-and-mr-turner-to-the-la-film-festival/]

8. [http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/13/schoolly-d-gangsta-rap-record]