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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.

Video: Puff Daddy feat. Pharrell – “Finna Get Loose” (CDQ) & BET Awards Performance

Last night, Puff Daddy debuted his new track with Pharrell Williams during a historic Bad Boy performance with Ma$e, Lil’ Kim and Faith Evans at the BET Awards.  CDQ of the catchy comeback song produced by P is now available.  Listen to “Finna Get Loose” courtesy of AudioMack.

Update: The video to the track directed by Hype Williams that has now sparked viral dance moves is now available below.

Stream the performance here.

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Hip Hop News 5/14

Bill O’Reilly thinks Hip Hop is causing the decline of Christianity(Read More)

Suge Knight doesn’t want fragments of bullet meant for Tupac removed from head. (Read More)

Lil’ Kim announced her new reality television show. (Read More)

LA artist posts Tyga neighborhood watch signs near Kylie Jenner‘s home. (Read More)

Snoop Dogg will perform a new song on Nickelodeon‘s Sanjay and Craig. (Read More)

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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)

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]

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 20

Did you know?

200. Jay Z and Kanye West had a four-day argument while recording Watch the Throne.  Kanye wanted “Holy Grail” and “Oceans” to be on the collaborative effort instead of Jay’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail. 1

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199. Pharrell’s first memory of music was at amusement park Kings Dominion.  He got lost, and his parents found him dancing to Kenny Rogers. 2

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198.Years before doing Hitch together, Eva Mendes was in Will Smith’s “Miami” video.

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197. Pusha T wakes up every morning at 6am, so that he can work out at 8am. 3

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196. Chance the Rapper’s dad used to be deputy to then Senator Obama. 4

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195. Trina used to work at AT&T.

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194. Flying Lotus grew up around Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane.  He is his grandmother’s sister’s husband. 5

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193. Lil’ Kim attended Catholic school Queen of All Saints in Brooklyn. 6

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192. The hook for Busta Rhymes’ song “Dangerous” was inspired by a drug PSA.


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191. LL Cool J is fluent in Spanish and speaks some Arabic. 7
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References:
1. [Complex Magazine http://www.complex.com/music/2013/07/jay-z-kanye-west-argue-four-days-watch-the-throne]

2. [NBC Today Show http://www.dailypress.com/entertainment/music/mix-position-blog/dp-pharrell-williams-on-nbcs-today-20130830,0,7937167.story]

3. [http://www.askmen.com/entertainment/music/pusha-t-interview.html]

4. [Rolling Stone Magazine http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chance-the-rapper-high-times-and-wild-nights-in-chicago-20130524]

5. [XXL Magazine http://www.xxlmag.com/rap-music/come-up/2013/01/act-like-u-know-captain-murphy/#1]

6. [http://www.biography.com/people/lil-kim-21254313]

7. [http://ksfm.cbslocal.com/2011/05/12/25-things-you-dont-know-about-ll-cool-j/]

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 15

Did you know?…

150. 2 Chainz wears sunglasses because of his light sensitive eyes. 1

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149. Ab-Soul is the only member of Top Dawg Entertainment who took AP/Honors English.

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148. Rick Ross owns a Wingstop in Miami, Memphis and East Memphis.  According to his Twitter, a Jackson, Tennessee location is on the way. 2

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147. Tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon designed the Shady Records logo.

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146. Lil’ Kim once stabbed her father with a pair of scissors during a fight when she was teenager. 3

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145.  Gunplay likes to go to Gamestop and has his own line of video game controllers debuting this year, called Prestige. “They’re gonna be top of the line controllers: ones that can break, ones made of glass, ones made of Swarovski crystals, ones made of wood. The possibilities are endless,” he elaborates. 4

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144. Big Pun used to work as a cargo loader in the Bronx. 5

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143. Wanz, the singer on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis  “Thrift Shop,” is a 51-year-old former software engineer. 6

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142. Q-Tip and Phife Dawg met during childhood in church. 7

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141. Eve lives in London.  “It’s so eclectic. It’s New York on steroids. There are so many cultures and sounds, and people and fashion. Chicks are so fly. I live in a neighborhood where there’s a lot of West Indian culture, so it’s nice. I have to always come back because my mother would kill me if I didn’t, but right now that’s where I’m at,” she says. 8

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References:

1. [Fader Magazine http://www.thefader.com/2012/06/14/2-chainz-second-life/]

2. [XXL Magazine http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/05/rick-ross-to-open-new-wingstop-in-tennessee/]

3. [http://www.biography.com/people/lil-kim-21254313]

4. [Fader Magazine http://www.thefader.com/2013/05/14/a-home-away-12-artists-favorite-places-to-let-loose/]

5. [http://www.bigpunforever.com/bio.html]

6. [Rolling Stone Magazine http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/macklemore-thrift-shop-hero-20130411]

7. [http://www.blacksheepmag.com/reviews/album-reviews/item/2705-beats-rhymes-life-the-travels-of-a-tribe-called-quest?tmpl=component&print=1]

8. [http://www.sohh.com/2012/07/eve_packs_bags_relocates_overseas_i_have.html]