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Random Hip Hop Facts Part 46

460. Lil’ Wayne once arrived to a party late and got scolded by Stevie Wonder for talking during his piano performance. (2:33 mark)

459. 50 Cent moved from the bedroom in his grandmother’s house directly into Mike Tyson’s old mansion after the success of Get Rich or Die Tryin‘.1 

458. The Gucci pair of flip flops Future raps about on “Thought It Was a Drought” were borrowed by his grandmother and were never returned.2 

457. Aaliyah was supposed to be in the The Matrix Reloaded.3

456. Growing up, Method Man played 4 years of lacrosse and 5 years of football.4

455. Wu-Tang was slang for Olde English in RZA‘s Stapleton neighborhood & he used it as inspiration for the Clan’s name.5

454. NasStillmatic was recorded in LA, the Bahamas, Atlanta and was finished in NY. (4:18 mark)

453. The Neptunes recorded Jay Z‘s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” and “Southern Hospitality” the same night.6

452. Travis $cott‘s “Maria I’m Drunk” came about after Justin Bieber Facetimed him from Hawaii hoping to work together.7

451. Nate Dogg stated he never walked into Death Row studio without a gun and saw someone get their ass beat at least once a week. (29:45 mark and 29:51 mark)

1. [http://www.gq.com/story/50-cent?currentPage=1]
2. [http://www.xxlmag.com/xxl-magazine/2015/09/future-xxl-cover-story-fall-2015/]
3. [http://www.mtv.com/news/1453366/aaliyahs-matrix-role-to-be-given-to-nona-gaye/]
4. [http://www.brobible.com/entertainment/music/article/method-man-wu-tang-lacrosse/]
5. [http://hiphopwired.com/2012/10/17/rza-explains-the-origins-of-wu-tang-clan-to-funkmaster-flex-video/]
6. [http://read.tidal.com/article/23-things-you-might-not-know-about-jay-zs-the-dynasty-roc-la-familia]
7. [http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6693044/travis-scott-justin-bieber-maria-im-drunk-collaboration]

Album Stream: Warren G – Regulate… G Funk Era Part II.

Stream the 5-track EP by Warren G called Regulate… G Funk Era Part II.  After dropping singles “My House” and “Keep On Hustlin’” the solid and nostalgic album features unreleased Nate Dogg vocals, E-40, Too $hort, Young Jeezy and Bun B.  Listen courtesy of Soundcloud.

Warren G feat. Jeezy, Bun B & Nate Dogg – “Keep On Hustlin'”

Warren G drops another track laced with the late great Nate Dogg called “Keep On Hustlin.'”  The track is off of his upcoming Regulate… G Funk Era II and also features Jeezy and UGK’s Bun B.  Enjoy the vintage, yet laidback track below.

Warren G feat. Nate Dogg – “My House”

Warren G drops his first single from his new project called “My House.”  The track features unreleased from Nate Dogg and will appear on the sequel to 1994’s Regulate…G Funk Era.  Regulate…G Funk Era Part II is set to drop next month.

Hip Hop News 5/11

Bow Wow and DJ Khaled have both parted ways with Cash Money Records.   Bow Wow will be working with Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri instead.

Kanye West received an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Fine Arts.  You can listen to his entire speech here.

Kendrick Lamar is set to star in a new Taylor Swift video as Welvin Da Great(Read More)


Jay Z and Beyonce met with Freddie Gray‘s family in Baltimore last night and bought a new home in New Orleans for $2.6 million. 

Nate Dogg‘s son is claiming the rapper’s widow is a gold digger. (Read More)

Killer Mike encouraged police officers to get more involved in black communities on CNN.


Random Hip Hop Facts Part 18

Did you know?

180. 2 Chainz has had over 8 ulcers and has to sleep on 4 pillows to prevent acid reflux.

(9:15 mark)


179. According to her Vine, Erykah Badus shoe size is 6.5 narrow.


178. Tupac’s Me Against the World was originally called Out on Bail.


177.  Jay Z spent $350,000 at Hermès around Christmas time in 2010. 1


176. Mac Miller watched a lot of documentaries about plants and nature while making his You EP.  One of his favorites was Birds of the Gods2


175.  Nate Dogg’s family originated from Clarksdale, Mississippi where Rick Ross is also from.  The two were first introduced on the set of Ludacris’ “Area Codes.” 3


174.  Mos Def is a fan of architect Zaha Hadid’s work.  She was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious award in architecture. 4


173. After completing high school, Ice-T served in the Army in the 25th Infantry Division. 5


172. The Geto Boys’ “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” inspired Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘n’ Nite.” 6


171. Before they were famous, Salt-n-Pepa worked at Sears with Martin Lawrence and Kid ‘n Play. 7


1. [NY Post http://pagesix.com/2010/12/26/only-the-best-for-beyonce/]

2. [http://noisey.vice.com/blog/mac-miller-opens-up]

3. [MTV http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1660222/nate-dogg-rick-ross.jhtml]

4. [Complex http://www.complex.com/style/2012/01/interview-a-conversation-on-style-with-yasiin-bey-the-artist-formerly-known-as-mos-def/page/2]

5. [Kid Cudi’s Twitter https://twitter.com/ducidni/status/360430046793564162]

6. [http://iplanethiphop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/rappers-who-served-in-the]

7. [http://hiphopwired.com/2011/04/14/salt-n%E2%80%99-pepa-appear-on-oprah-video/]

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

Did you know?…

10.   Pete Rock’s “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” was written for a childhood friend, T-Roy, a dancer who died falling off stage at a Heavy D & the Boyz show in 1990.  When the track was complete, everyone in the studio cried after listening to it. 1


9.  Snoop Dogg got his name from his mom because she thought he resembled Snoopy from the Peanuts.  He explains, “As a kid born in the ’70s, mom used to put on a TV show called Charlie Brown.  And there was a character on there named Snoopy. And I used to love him to death. And my mama said I started to look like him so much ’cause I watched him all the time, and that’s what they used to name me.” 2


8. Rihanna prefers the following snacks in her dressing room: 3

– One package of Oreos
– One large bag of Haribo brand Gold Bears
– One box of Capri Suns
– 10 bags of cheddar cheese Ruffles
– Red Bulls, Grey Goose, Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Diet Coke
– 10 bags of Flaming Hot Cheetos (delicious)
– Stuffed olives
– One box of Golden Grahams cereal
– Mini Babybel cheeses

7.  Biz Markie, Q-Tip and Slick Rick and an uncredited Michael Jackson are all featured on Jay-Z’s “Girls, Girls, Girls.”  Jay reveals, “He was on my song ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’, singing these background vocals and I didn’t even put his name on it.” 4 5


6.  Eminem recorded all three verses of “Lose Yourself” in one take during a break from filming 8 Mile.  He also wrote the entire song on the set. 6


5.  Nas’ father, Olu Dara, had the trumpet solo at the end of his track “Dance.”  The song was dedicated to his mother, Ann Jones, who died of cancer in 2002. 7


4.  According to Warren G, Nate Dogg’s vocals to “Regulate” were recorded in a closet. “I had an apartment on Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio, and I didn’t have no furniture,” he reminisced. “I had dog shit all over the floor, and I had two bedrooms. In one of my bedrooms, all I had was studio equipment. I did the sample, plugged in my VCR into the MPC60, sampled [the music], and after I finished it, I called Nate, and said ‘Nate, I got a record I think we should do, and go back-and-forth on it. I think it’d be dope.’ He came over, he heard it, and was like, ‘Damn!’ So from there, we hooked up a mic in the closet, and I called my engineer, Greg. He came over and recorded it, and there it is. 8


3.  Missy Elliott used to perform for her stuffed animals in her room when she was growing up.


2.  Beyonce hates the taste of plain water, so she adds flavor to it with with cucumber and lemon. (3:00 min mark)


1.  The first Hip Hop Christmas song was Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rappin’.”  It was released January 1, 1979 on Mercury Records and sampled by R&B group Next on their hit single “Too Close.” 9

Kurtis Blow – “Christmas Rappin’”

Next – “Too Close”



1. [Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-50-greatest-hip-hop-songs-of-all-time-20121205/pete-rock-and-c-l-smooth-they-reminisce-over-you-t-r-o-y-19691231]

2. [http://www.accesshollywood.com/snoop-dogg-tells-money-honey-he-was-named-after-snoopy_article_25599]

3. [TMZ http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/20/rihanna-stoner-food-rider-777-tour-oreos-cheetos-gummi-bears/]

4. [http://rapgenius.com/Jay-z-girls-girls-girls-lyrics]


6.[Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-50-greatest-hip-hop-songs-of-all-time-20121205/eminem-lose-yourself-19691231]

7. [Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olu_Dara]

8. [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.14468/title.warren-g-reveals-nate-doggs-regulate-vocals-were-recorded-in-a-closet]