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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)

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 34

Did you know?

340. When Kendrick Lamar was 21, he claims a vision of Tupac appeared to him and said, “Don’t let the music die.” 1

 

339. Tyler, The Creator doesn’t eat the skin on apples.

(0:25 mark)

 

338. Q-Tip was responsible for informing Kanye West about blood diamonds in Sierra Leone. 2

 

337. When Tupac misbehaved as a child, Afeni Shakur would make her son read The New York Times as punishment. 3 

 

336. Swizz Beatz sampled video game Golden Axe for Jay Z‘s “Money, Cash, Hoes.”

335. Snoop Dogg  is a fan of Bollywood music – especially the artist Singh. 4

334. Pharrells brother, Cato, is a pro-am skater. 5

333. Amy Winehouse wanted to start a supergroup with Questlove and Mos Def.

332.  Puff Daddys “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” beat was originally created for Foxy Brown6

331. Prince and Eve have a song together called “Hot Wit’ U.” 7

References:

1. [http://www.gq.com/moty/2013/kendrick-lamar-men-of-the-year-rapper?currentPage=2]
2. [http://www.complex.com/music/2014/04/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-q-tip/blood-diamonds]
3. [http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/20-things-you-might-not-know-about-biggie-2pac-0#3JVl29DQBzH3uElp.99]
4. [http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1hgnhk/i_am_snoop_lion_back_again_ask_me_anything_pt_2/cau4qgn]
5. [http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2008/nov/23/pharrell-williams-neptunes-sport]
6. [http://www.complex.com/music/2014/07/magnum-opus-the-making-of-puff-daddy-cant-nobody-hold-me-down-f-mase (3:30 mark)]
7.[http://www.mtv.com/news/517823/best-of-99-rapper-eve-finds-paradise-on-albums-chart/ ]

Random Hip Hop Facts Part 10

Did you know?…

100. After Jay-Z sent Kendrick Lamar his verse, it took Kendrick a day to write his two verses for the “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (remix).” 

(1:20 mark)

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99. Tyler, the Creator was recently granted keys to the city of Boulder, Colorado where he was born and raised.  He moved to LA when he was 18.

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98. Diddy never went to school for music production and doesn’t know how to play any instruments. 1

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97. Birdman lost 20 houses  and 50 cars (which included 2 Maybachs and 4 Ferraris) during Hurricane Katrina. 2

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96. Talib Kweli studied experimental theater at NYU.  Both of his parents were professors. 3

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95. J. Cole was born in Frankfurt, Germany. 4

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94. T.I. is in the movie Identity Thief5

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93. Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm” samples Grandmaster Melle Mel “White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It).”

Mobb Deep – “Quiet Storm (Remix)” (0:25 mark)

Grandmaster Melle Mel – “White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)” (0:46 mark)

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92. Rihanna does not have a driver’s license. 6

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91. Mya used to love to sing when she was young, but was so shy that she would practice in the bushes.

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References:

1. [http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Oprah-Interviews-Sean-Combs-P-Diddy-Puff-Daddy/3]

2. [http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/richest-rappers/birdman-net-worth/]

3. [http://rap.about.com/od/artistsmz/p/TalibKwelibio.htm]

4. [Complex Magazine http://www.complex.com/music/2013/06/25-things-you-didnt-know-about-j-cole/germany]

5. [IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2024432/]

6. [Rolling Stone Magazine http://www.rollingstoneme.com/music/from-the-vault–rihanna-crazy-in-love]